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Monasticism Interiorized
14-05-2007, 10:30 AM
Post: #7
monasticism interiorized
Some food for thought. The great Greek poet Constantine Cavafy once made this note:
"Monks see things which we do not see; they see visions from the
supernatural world. They chisel their soul by solitude and
contemplation and reticence. We coarsen it by congregation,
absence of thought, and pleasure. That is why they also hear things
which we are unable to hear. When someone is alone in a room,
he can clearly hear a clock tick. But when others enter the room,
and conversation and interaction begins, he ceases hearing it,
though the ticking is no less accessible to his hearing."

Kirk Yacoub
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[] - Solly - 02-05-2007, 03:46 PM
Monasticism - John Charmley - 02-05-2007, 08:00 PM
[] - Fr Gregory - 02-05-2007, 11:24 PM
[] - Solly - 03-05-2007, 11:49 AM
monasticism interirized - kirk yacoub - 04-05-2007, 08:50 AM
[] - Solly - 04-05-2007, 12:00 PM
monasticism interiorized - kirk yacoub - 14-05-2007 10:30 AM



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