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St. Thalassios the Libyan: It is not difficult to get rid of material things . . .

“It is not difficult to get rid of material things if you so desire; but only with great effort will you be able to get rid of thoughts about them..” 22 more words

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

St. Thalassios the Libyan: The first renunciation is that of material things . . .

“The first renunciation is that of material things, the second that of the passions, the third that of ignorance.”

+ St. Thalassios the Libyan, “On Love, Self-Control and Life in Accordance with the Intellect,” 3.23, … 6 more words

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

Continued: Bodies II

So if you are not your body what are you? I think this is where most people get confused and shy away.

What are you if you are not this physical form that you have believe yourself to be this entire lifetime? 495 more words

Because we ARE worth it

I’ve noticed that when I see something in a magazine or in a shop that I like, I usually have two thoughts:

The first is along the lines of ‘love that top – that would look fab with my black shorts/jeans/skirt’ whatever… 641 more words

Humour

Does God Exist?

As early as back to 400 BCE, Plato realizes that our world, the one in which we are living, is only part of reality. There should be another “world” which carries absolute truth and engenders all the patterns and concepts to our material world. 930 more words

Religion

Most Treasured Item?

I do not have a most treasured item. I like to think that I’m not a very materialistic person and I mean it every bit. I get satisfied with experience and memories more than I do with objects. 266 more words

Life

Twilight

The evening sky bore a striking resemblance to the picture, that was etched in my mind, of the sky I had grown up spending hours on, watching and adoring, from the living room balcony of our residence in the southern part of India. 912 more words

Non-Fiction