* All of us are in the "worst [[prelest]]" in the words of St. [[Symeon the New Theologian]], that is, in the dark, in error, in bondage to the devil. Only a few [of us] are released by Lord from this condition. How can a blind man lead the blind? And you teach everyone. Stop it!
* Always be indifferent to praise. If you accept praise, and will quietly try to continue to please people, and you can seamlessly become a [[pharisee]]. Artists of all live of praise. The same happens with many of the clergy. And it ends with enmity and hatred. The Gospel teach it.
* For ill, infirm and old people are no bodily fasting, and it is often harmful [for them]. It is necessary to stress mental fasting: vision, hearing,
language, thoughts abstinence and other. It will be a true fast, useful always and for everyone.
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