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Book Review: The Desert Fathers by Various Authors

This is a collection of the sayings of the early christian monks, as published under the Penguin Classics label and translated by Benedicta Ward. As a very early piece of writing, it needs a good translation to be able to convey the message across centuries and languages. 884 more words

Book Reviews

Why people reject what they hear through Spiritual Science?

In all cases where people reject what they hear through Spiritual Science, an instinct of self-preservation is at work; they know that they are incapable of doing the necessary exercises — that is, of practising asceticism in the true sense. 85 more words


#Pausibility: Asceticism vs Epicureanism by Adebayo Coker

Earlier this week, our polymath Prime Minister, who had on many occasions ‘rebased ‘our minds that our  economy is standing gidigba, finally announced that we should expect  some measure of imposition on our ‘normal’ life as a nation. 268 more words


100 Days of What Now?

Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest lately, I’ve noticed more and more people jumping on the #100DaysOfHappy bandwagon. And I completely applaud them! Snaps for anyone who can commit to being ascetic and serene and yogic for more than three months. 346 more words

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When less is more

We live in an age when personal possessions are ever increasing. The systems we live in drive us towards materialism.

Go to school…get a qualification…find a job….do something useful for society and society repays you with currency which can be used to… 326 more words

Nebuni întru Hristos - Partea I

Ei sunt acei oameni care de bunăvoie au renunţat la binefacerile şi plăcerile vieţii pentru o existenţă închinată Domnului. Din dragoste pentru Dumnezeu, ei s-au lepădat de tot confortul vieţii trupeşti, alegând o cale ascetică. 3,026 more words


Meteora, Greece

Have you ever been to Greece?
When I was at school, no I knew about Australia but it was too far away even to dream about visiting it one day. 353 more words