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The man who renounces the world from fear is like burning incense, that begins with fragrance but
ends in smoke. He who leaves the world through hope of reward is like a millstone, that always moves
in the same way.3 But he who withdraws from the world out of love for God has obtained fire at the
very outset; and, like fire set to fuel, it soon kindles a larger fire.
Paperback, 129 pages
Published March 23rd 2017 by Independently published
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A hand book of of practical relevant and valid experience and observations made bu someone who was assiduously following the spiritual path --that of stilling the mind and seeing the relativity that our thoughts hide from us .

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I am not a monk, so I don't read this book as a monk might, and it is written for monks like much of the spiritual literature in Orthodoxy. Like with most Patristic works, one has to read a lot to find the gems in the work. There are parts that don't speak to me at all, and some whole chapters didn't speak to me at all. But my rating such a work is rather meaningless. I could not recommend this book to every Orthodox Christian and even would quote it only selectively.
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