What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Seeing, Hearing, Speaking

...It is enough for us to take care of ourselves alone, for our own salvation. Concerning the fault of our brother, seeing and hearing of it, be toward it as a blind man, deaf man, and dumb one, not seeing, not hearing, and not speaking, as one crude of mind, not understanding, not showing oneself to be wise. But to oneself be attentive, discerning, and clear-sighted. If anyone desiring to be saved, seeing and hearing any offensive word, does not make his eye blind, his ear deaf, and his tongue dumb, he cannot be without disturbance, even in quietness of soul.
                                                     St. Paisius Velichkovsky
                                                     "Field Flowers"