Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers

Sensuality

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60. Those who always by choice incline to sensual pleasures refrain from doing what lies within their power on the grounds that they lack help. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779



73. When through some sensual pleasure the heart is deflected from the ascetic way, it becomes difficult to control, like a heavy stone dislodged on steep ground. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

84. Fire cannot last long in water, nor can a shameful thought in a heart that loves God. For every man who loves God suffers gladly, and voluntary suffering is by nature the enemy of sensual pleasure. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

128. He who enjoys bodily pleasures beyond the proper limit will pay for the excess a hundredfold in sufferings. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779





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