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Because every thought enters the heart in the form of a mental image of some sensible object, the blessed light of the Divinity will illumine the heart only when it is completely empty of everything, and so free from all form. Indeed, this light reveals itself to the pure intellect in the measure to which the intellect is purged of all concepts. Philokalia (300)

Date added: 01/30/2017

Peter of Damascus assures us that "nothing is better than to realize one's weakness and ignorance, and nothing is worse than not to be aware of them." Philokalia (300)

Date added: 09/25/2011
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