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Sayings of Saint Paisios

Sayings of  Saint Paisios

 

 “When in prayer we don’t feel joy and comfort, as does a little child who runs to its mother’s embrace, then we have either hurt someone through our conduct and harshness, or pride exists in us”.

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 “The man who has humility is covered by the grace of God. However, the proud man is like a broken rudder which runs awry, or like a saw sharpened only on one side”.

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 “We must have simplicity in our actions towards others, and with simplicity accept their remarks. If someone acts simply and with good thoughts, he rejoices when he is admonished.”

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 “A little study and a lot of prayer.  We must participate in prayer and worship with our whole heart”.

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 “If a manly spirit does not exist, neither does diligence. Manliness is when you give yourself with trust completely to God. He who has manliness also has love, which God measures”.

 

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Sayings of Saint Paisios