What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Consort and Illumination

  He who believes fears; he who fears is humble; he who is humble becomes gentle and renders inactive those impulses of incensiveness and desire which are contrary to nature. A person who is gentle keeps the commandments; he who keeps the commandments is purified; he who is purified is illumined; he who is illumined is made a consort of the divine Bridegroom and Logos in the shrine of the mysteries.
                                           St. Maximos the Confessor
                                           "Two Hundred Texts on Theology and the Incarnate Dispensation
                                                                 of the Son of God"   (The Philokalia)