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A Quote by Elder Cleopa on god, christianity, spirituality, evil, freedom, path, truth, love, hope, and fear

"If you want to go straight before God, you need two walls.  Not of brick or stone or earth, but two spiritual walls.  Have fear of God on the right, because the Prophet Daniel says, 'With fear of God, man is diverted from all evil.'  On the left have fear of death because the Son of Sirach says, 'Son, remember your end and you will not sin.'  These two good deeds --- fear of God and remembrance of death --- deliver a man from all sin."

Elder Cleopa Ilie (+1998)

Elder Cleopa

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

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A Quote by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on god, christianity, spirituality, truth, temptations, struggle, cleansing, heart, and knowledge

"Many flatter themselves and consider themselves to be good, humble, and meek, but they will discover the contrary under temptation.  Do not not become despondent in temptations, then, but give all the more thanks to God that He thus brings you to what is hidden in your heart - the knowledge of yourself - and wishes you to be corrected and be saved.

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

Tikhon of Zadonsk

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

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A Quote by Micheal Teal on truth, love, light, imagination, life, and spiri

If we are open to unimaginable possibilities ours will be a path of truth, love and light where bliss and transformation are a way of life.

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet , Philosopher and Shaman

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A Quote by St. Innocent of Alaska on god, christianity, truth, hope, love, peace, spirituality, animals, eternity, and freedom

"People were not created merely to live here on earth like animals that disappear after their death, but to live with God and in God, and to live not for a hundred or a thousand years, but to live eternally." 
-- Bishop INNOCENT, Bishop of Kamchatka, the Kurilian and Aleutian Islands

Saint Innocent

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A Quote by St. Basil the Great on god, christianity, love, education, freedom, truth, joy, peace, and light

The love of God is not taught.  No one has taught us to enjoy the light or to be attached to life more than anything else.  And no one has taught us to love the two people who brought us into the world and educated us.  Which is all the more reason to believe that we did not learn to love God as a result of outside instruction.  In the very nature of every human being has been sown the seed of the ability to love.  You and I ought to welcome this seed, cultivate it carefully, nourish it attentively and foster its growth by going to the school of God's commandments with help of His grace.

St. Basil the Great

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

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, evil, delusion, spirituality, enlightnement, freedom, liberation, christianity, and truth

"The prince of this world blinds people who then walk like blind men, feeling their way and because of this they are constantly falling into one bog after another.  Science is fraud when its facts are taken as something absolute, for tomorrow's scientific knowledge will contradict today's; most art is a deliberate distortion; politics has always been full of deceit, lies, crimes.  Here everything must be understood in reverse---what they call life is but superficial, horrible pettiness, emptiness, lies with out end; in a word, it is the 'age of falsehood,' the kingdom of the prince of this world."

from Abbot Nikon: Letters to Spiritual Children

Abbot Nikon

Source: Abbot Nikon: Letters to Spiritual Children

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, christianity, spirituality, growth, life, truth, hope, awakening, and enlightenment

"He who follows properly the spiritual pathway begins to see in himself more and more sins, until finally he sees himself completely immersed in sin.  Through his spiritual eyes he perceives his leprous soul.  He feels with his whole heart that he is dirt and filth, that he is unworthy even to call out the name of God.  Like the publican, unable to raise his eyes, he cries out with pain of heart: 'God have mercy on me the sinner.'  When a person maintains his soul in such a spiritual state for a long time, he finally emerges from it absolved, like the publican."

Abbot Nikon

Abbot Nikon

Source: Abbot Nikon: Letters to Spiritual Children.

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on truth and reality

The truth is uncompromising.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Journey Into Now:Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 26

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A Quote by St. Macarius of Optina on god, christianity, help, trouble, enlightenment, awakening, truth, freedom, and joy

Listen!  God, Himself says, 'Call upon Me in the time of trouble so that I will hear thee and thou will praise Me'.  Afflictions confirm us in our faith, and teach us to set worldly glory at naught.  Believe firmly that no suffering or sorrow can visit us --- not a hair of our heads can fall --- with out God intending it.  Although we are always inclined to put down our misfortunes to the ill will or stupidity of other men, these are in reality, only tools in the hand of God; tools used to fashion our salvation.  Therefore take heart and pray to our Lord Who is always at work for our salvation, using to this end both what we call happiness and what we call sorrow.

St. Macarius of Optina

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on adversity and truth

...And these vicissitudes come best in youth;
For when they happen at a riper age,
People are apt to blame the Fates, forsooth,
And wonder Providence is not more sage.
Adversity is the first path to truth:
He who hath proved war, storm, or woman's rage,
Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty,
Has won experience which is deem'd so weighty.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Don Juan (canto XII, st. 50)

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