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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, christianity, divine, love, courage, sacrifice, virtues, humility, truth, and reality

It is time that you realized that the enemy will not leave alone anyone who desires to be saved.  Consquently, the battle against him will not cease until death.  Futhermore, the evil one can not be conquered through one's own strength.  It was to destroy the works of the devil that Christ came to earth.  Together with those who always call upon Him for help, Christ battles against the devil and against sin.  Man should likewise rise up with all his strength against sin and the devil, using as weapons the means indicated by the Lord, the Apostles and the Holy fathers.  For an Orthodox Christian these weapons are prayer, fasting, soberity and humility.  Without humility, nothing will be of any use, for those who are proud and sure of themselves will not recieve the Lord's help, but inevitably fall into various snares of the devil.

Abbot Nikon

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

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A Quote by Kassiana on god, christianity, divine, love, courage, sacrifice, virtues, humility, truth, and reality

Listen, daughter, to those words of unspoken bravery, which are characteristic only of love.  Out of love, the Son of God humiliated Himself, served, taught, healed, fed, strengthened, straightened, gladdened, suffered, was in distress, forgave, and died.  "The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life as ransom for many." (Matt. 20:28)  When serving, He served with rejoicing; when sacrificing Himself, He sacrificed voluntarily, not worrying about Himself, but looking constantly with an everlasting, ardent love towards the heavens, at those two other Persons of the Holy Trinity.  That is the simple existence of love in the Son.  That is also the natural way of men who have love.  Because of this St. Nilus of Sinai says, "With pain you have aquired divine love, that all become easy to do and maintain.  But where there is no love, there is no repose."  And all becomes difficult and impossible.

Kassiana

Source: Kassiana-Lessons in Divine and Christian Love.

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on god, christianity, worship, truth, reality, atheism, paganism, delusion, and religion

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

C.S. Lewis

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A Quote by Saint Maximos the Confessor on god, christianity, nature, reality, passion, pain, mind, compassion, and truth

In the beginning, passion and pain were not created together with the body; nor forgetfulness and ignorance together with the soul; nor the ever-changing impressions in the shape of events with the mind.  All these things were brought about in man by his disobedience.

Saint Maximos the Confessor

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A Quote by Sri Aurobindo on love, reality, heart, creation, and truth

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.  It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

Sri Aurobindo

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A Quote by Saint Moses the Ethiopian on god, evil, judgement, peace, good, virtue, christianity, hope, freedom, and truth

Do not rail against anyone, but rather say, "God knows each one."  Do not agree with him who slanders, do not rejoice at his slander and do not hate him who slanders his nieghbor.  This is what it means not to judge.

Saint Moses the Ethiopian

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

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A Quote by Saint Silouan the Anthonite on god, spirituality, truth, awareness, pride, love, humility, hope, and freedom

The Lord does not reveal himself to many men because of their intellectual pride, yet they still think they possses much knowledge.  But what is their knowledge worth, if they not the Lord, know not the grace of Holy Spirit, know not how this grace comes and wherefore it is lost?  But let us humble ourselves, brethren, and the Lord will show us all things, as a loving father shows all things to his children.

Saint Silouan the Anthonite

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

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A Quote by Saint John the Solitary on life, change, peace, hope, love, evil, hatred, growth, awareness, and truth

Do not hate evils in others when they exist in yourself.  Rather, show hatred for the evils in your own person.

Saint John the Solitary

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

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A Quote by Saint Silouan of Mt. Athos on god, christianity, spirituality, happiness, truth, awakening, enlightenment, humility, and peace

But to be saved, we must humble ourselves, for the proud man, even were he to be set down in Paradise would not find peace there but would be discontent, and say, "Why am I not up in the front rank?"  But the humble soul is filled with love and does not seek to be in the foreground.  The humble soul wishes good things to all men, and in all things is content.

Saint Silouan

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

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A Quote by unknown on god, evil, truth, choice, spirituality, freedom, atheist, delusion, and danger

The devils greatest weapon is convincing people he doesn't exist.

unknown

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