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Saints and Elders – Counsels

People who were not just anybody but of great excellence in every respect, such as Holy Augustine of Hippo or…
The following teachings of St. Hilarion of Optina were taken from Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders…
  This is where the king is To escape from a foreign land and find our true home, where we…
    Praying for someone in need It is better to pray with reverence for someone, than to provide advice…
  Help for injustice The one who receives unfairness and injustice from others, he is released from many sins and…
  To be crushed God allows a prideful person who thinks that his power is secured forever, to be crushed…
    Receiving from God When someone receives inside something from God, then the heart feels happy. When on the…
    Love is an interior disposition that cannot be described adequately, but one can specify conditions and manifestations. In…
  “What gas is to a machine, so is the heart to the spiritual life. Whenever man does something from…
  We also need the rains Every man should willingly cultivate the field of his heart but also needs the…