Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


"As the physical eye looks at written letters and receives knowledge from them through the senses; so the mind, when it becomes purified and returns to it's original state, looks up to God and receives Divine knowledge from Him. Instead of a book it has the Spirit, instead of a pen, thought and tongue ('My tongue is the pen' says the Ps. [45:1]); instead of ink - light. Plunging thought into light, so that thought itself becomes light, the mind, guided by the Spirit, traces words in the pure hearts of those who listen. Then it understands the words: ''And they shall all be taught by God' (Jn 6:45)...". St. Gregory of Sinai.

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