What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Powers of the Soul

   Loving-kindness cures the excitable part of the soul; fasting withers lust; prayer purifies the mind and prepares it for contemplation of what is. For the Lord gave us commandments corresponding to the powers of the soul.
                                                                          St. Maximus the Confessor
                                                                          "First Century on Love"
                                                                          (The Philokalia)