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Nilus of Sinai: “the passions”

21 September 2015

 

Nilus of Sinai

“Why do demons wish to excite in us gluttony, fornication, greed, anger, rancor and other passions? So that the mind, under their weight, should be unable to pray as it ought; for when the passions of our irrational part begin to act, they prevent the mind from acting rationally.”
– St. Nilus of Sinai

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  1. 21 September 2015 3:11 pm

    Reblogged this on The Harlemite and commented:
    Wisdom.

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