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evagrius-gnostika

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Gnostikos
,
or
O
NE
who is
 
W
ORTHY
of 
K
NOWLEDGE
 
 St. Antony and a Donor,
Jan-Mabuse Gossart, 1507
Translation by Luke Dysinger,
O.S.B. (translation in public domain).
 
Greekfragments from: [1] Socrates’
 Ecclesiastical History,
[2]
 
Guillaumont; [3]
 
retroversion from Syriac by Frankenberg
[1]
 
T
HE
 
G
 NOSTIKOS
[
 Knower 
]
 ,
or 
One Who is Worthy of Knowledge
Ο
 
Γ
ΝΟΣΤΙΚΟΣ
 
Η
 
Π
ΡΟΣ
 
ΤΟΝ
 
Κ
ΑΤΑΞΙΩΘΕΝΤΑ
 
Γ
ΝΩΣΕΩΣ
 
 
 
2.
 
T
HE
ascetic is one who is concerned solelywith the achievement of perfect freedom in the portion of the soul subject to compulsions.
β´
 
Πρακτικος
 
μεν
 
εστιν
 
 
το
 
παθετικον
 
μερος
 
της
 
ψυχης
 
μονον
 
απαθες
 
κεκτημενος
 
3.
 
B
UT
the Knower 
[
 gnostikos
]
 
has thesignificance
[
logos
]
of salt for the impure and lightfor the pure.
(
cf 
. Mt 5:13-14)
γ´
 
Γνοστικὸς
 
δὲ
 
 
ἁλὸς
 
μὲν
 
λόγον
 
ἐπέχων
 
τοῖς
 
ἀκαθάρτοις
φωτὸς
 
δὲ
 
τοῖς
 
καθαροῖς
.
 
1.
 
T
HE
ascetics will understand the deep purposes of asceticism; the knowers
(
 gnostikoi
)
 
will behold matters of knowledge.
α´
 
Πρακτικοὶ
 
λόγους
 
νοήσουσι
 
πρακτικούς
γνωστικοὶ
 
δὲ
 
ὄψονται
 
γνωστικά
.
 
4.
 
T
HE
knowledge that reaches us from external
[
things
]
tries by means of the
logoi
to indirectly
 
teach material
[
things
]
. However the
[
knowledge] which by God’s grace is innate
[
within us
]
directly presents matters to the mind;and in beholding them, the
nous
welcomes their 
logoi
.
δ´
 
Η
 
μεν
 
ἔξωθεν
 
ἡμιν
 
συμβαίνουσα
 
γνῶσις
διὰ
 
τῶν
 
λόγων
 
ὑποδεικνύειν
 
πειρᾶται
 
τὰς
 
ὕλας·
 
 
δὲ
 
ἐκ
 
Θεοῦ
 
χάριτος
 
ἐγγινομένη
αὐτοψεὶ
 
τῂ
 
διανοίᾳ
 
παρίστησι
 
τὰ
 
πράγματα
πρὸς
 
 
βλέπων
 
 
νοῦς
τοὺς
 
αὐτῶν
 
λόγους
 
προσίεται·
And opposing the first is
<
error; against thesecond is
>
anger and indignation
<
and whatflows from them
>
.
ἀντίκειται
 
δὲ
 
τῇ
 
μὲν
 
προτέρᾳ
<
 
πλάνη·
 
τῃ
 
δὲ
 
δευτέρᾳ
>
ὀργὴ
 
καὶ
 
θυμός·
 <
καὶ
 
τὰ
 
τούτοις
 
παρακολουθοῦντα
>.
 
5.
 
A
LL
virtues clear the road before theKnower; but superior to all other 
[
virtues
]
isfreedom from anger. Indeed, one who hastouched knowledge yet is easily moved to anger is like a man who pierces himself in the eyeswith a metal stylus.
ε
 
Πᾶσαι
 
τῷ
 
γνοστικῷ
 
ὁδοποιοῦσιν
 
αἱ
 
ἀρεταί·
 
ὑπὲρ
 
δὲ
 
πάσας
 
 
ἀοργησία
.
 ̈Ὁ
 
γὰρ
 
γνώσεως
 
ἐφαψάμενος
 
καὶ
 
πρὸς
 
ὀργὴν
 
ῥᾳδίως
 
κινούμενος
ὅμοιός
 
ἐστι
 
τῷ
 
σιδηρᾷ
 
περόνῃ
 
τοὺς
 
ἑαυτοῦ
 
ὀφθαλμους
 
κατανύττοντι
.

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