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The Aim
Deification - The Uncreated Light
The Essential Nature of Asceticism
Basis for Union with God: Love not Intellect
Working in Community Develops our Soul
Ascent is Based on Love and is Within the Church
Major Steps of the Spiritual Life
Are Passions Natural?
Causes of Passions
Why Do We Speak of Liberating the Soul?
How the Passions are Aroused
Free From Fear and Anxiety - Care
Purification by the Virtues
Faith: The Starting Point to Perfection
Fear of God is Next Step
Repentance - Main Means for Our Perfection
Repentance - The Ship that brings us to the Divine Harbor
Repentance - Way to Overcome Egoism
Repentance as a Sacrament
Self-Control lifts us to see the infinite in things of this world
Self-Control as Fasting
Self-Control to Overcome our Passions
Guarding the Mind - Watchfulness - Getting at the Root
Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart
Role of Temptations -
Hope - Power of Advanced Faith
Patience with Hope Leads to Meekness and Humility
Dispassion the Aim of All Asceticism
With Dispassion Love Blossoms
The Elements of Purification in Orthodox Spirituality
Entering the Next Phase of Spiritual Development - Illumination
Illumination - Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Contemplation of God in Creation
Illumination: How to Discern the Truth (logoi) in Things
Illumination: Why is Prolonged Preparation Necessary?
Illumination: Steps Needed to Discern Truth
Illumination: Spiritual Understanding of Scripture
Illumination: Going Beyond Knowledge - Apophatic Knowledge
Illumination: Facing the Abyss
Illumination: Pure Prayer
Illumination: Developing Pure Prayer
Illumination: Entering Within
Illumination: Mind Beyond Reason
Illumination: Knock and the Inner Door Will Be Opened
Illumination: Mental Rest or Stillness of the Mind
Summary of the the Stage of Illumination
Perfection - The Steps of Love - The Path to Union
Perfection: Joined in Love
Perfection: Prayer Develops Love and Union with God
Perfection: Divine Love Brings Union of All
Perfection: The Mind and the Divine Light
Perfection: The Divine Light is Spiritual
Perfection: Divine Light - Knowledge Beyond Knowledge
Perfection: The Divine Light
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Orthodox Spirituality - Commentary

Orthodox Spirituality - Commentary

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