Spirit

A Quote by Elder Pasios of the Holy Mountain on god, christianity, divine, victory, symbol, truth, sacred, spirit, devil, and gift

We have the power of the Holy Cross, our holy symbol, the divine grace of Christ, only as long as we have the holy marking of the Holy Baptism, meaning we have denied the devil and sided with Christ, and received the Holy Marking, the seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

Elder Pasios of the Holy Mountain

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Saint Polycarp on god, spirit, teaching, purity, wisdom, experience, justice, restraint, greed, and genuiness

Beware of greed and remain pure and just.  Restrain yourself from every vice.  He who cannot restrain himself, how will he be able to teach others restraint?

Saint Polycarp

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/ St. Polycarp's letter to the Philippians

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A Quote by Saint Dorotheos of Gaza on god, truth, spirituallity, self, growth, path, virtues, heart, thoughts, spirit, and middleway

Virtues are in the middle, the royal way about which the saintly elder (Saint Basil the Great) said, "Travel on the royal way and count the miles."  As I said, the virtues are at the midpoint between excess and laxness.  That is why it is written, "Do not turn to the right or the left" (Prov 4:27) but travel on the "royal way" (Num. 20:17).  Saint Basil also says, "The person who does not allow his thoughts to incline towards excess or deprivation but directs it to the midpoint, that of virtue, is upright in heart."

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Saint Nikolai Velimirovich on god, christianity, spirituality, heart, soul, wisdom, protection, spirit, peace, and purity

For every man, peace of soul is precious. With those who have attained peace of soul, the body can be in constant motion; in work, in pain, but their souls, affixed to God, always remain in unwavering peace. St. Seraphim of Sarov teaches: "It is necessary to concern oneself with all means in order to preserve peace of soul and not to be disturbed by the insults of others. That is why it is necessary, at all costs, to restrain yourself from anger with the help of vigilance over one's self, preserving the mind and heart from indecent movements. For preserving peace of soul, it is also necessary to avoid judging others. By not judging and by silence, peace of the soul is preserved. When a man is in such a state of mind, he receives divine revelations. In order for man to be preserved from judging others, he must be vigilant over himself; he must not receive from anyone non-spiritual thoughts and he should be dead toward everything worldly. We must tirelessly guard the heart from indecent thoughts and influences. `With closest custody, guard your heart for in it are the sources of life.'

(Proverbs 4:23). From perpetual vigilance over the heart, purity is born, in which the Lord is seen according to the words of eternal truth: `Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God' "(St. Matthew 5:8). 

Saint Nikolai Velimirovich

Source: Proluge of Ohrid http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html

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A Quote by Saitn Elizabeth the New Martyr on god, love, nieghbors, fire, cultivation, growth, peace, spirituality, souls, and spirit

It is easier for feeble straw to resist a mighty fire than for the nature of sin to resist the power of love.  We must cultivate this love in our souls, that we may take our place with all the saints.  For through their love for their nieghbor, they were all pleasing to God.

Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr

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A Quote by Jean Houston on consciousness, paradigm, and spirit

The tendrils of a new, deeper form of spirituality are growing.  It's the greening under the surface crust of consciousness and social paradigm.

Jean Houston

Source: The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up & Changing the World

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A Quote by Saint Silouan of Mt. Athos on love, god, peace, hatred, enemies, hearts, hope, freedom, spirit, and soul

"Peace in our souls is impossible unless we beg the Lord with all our hearts to give us love for all men.  The Lord knew if we did not love our enemies, we should have no peace of soul, and so He gave us the Commandment, 'Love your enemies.'  Unless we love our enemies, we shall only now and then be easy, as it were, in our souls; but if we love our enemies, peace will dwell in us day and night."

Saint Silouan the Anthonite

Saint Silouan

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Albert Schweitzer on spirit, fire, inner, faith, passion, life, discontent, depression, people, and time

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Franz Winkler MD on analytical intellect, consciousness, ecstasy, heart, intuition, intuitive perception, life, mysticism, nature, perception, reality, science, solitude, soul, spirit, and time

Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature.  Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality.  Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness.  But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember.  Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him.  Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first.  If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter.  While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition.  If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man's heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.

Franz Winkler

Source: Man: The Bridge Between Two Worlds, Pages: 229-230

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, art, literature, spirit, personality, thinking, mind, intellect, life, and psyche

How infinitely happier and more grateful is the whole personality or spirit when it finds something nourishing in art or writing or thinking, than the mere mind or intellect is:  the kinship you celebrate in these personalities is your own dismembered Orpheus stumbling across another fine organ to rejoin to itself.  I put it this way:  aristic psyche loves itself enough to chasten itself, to put itself through boot camp for the sake of being competent for life, alive to life.

Kenneth Smith

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