Thoughts and distractions

Those who want to pray with a cleansed mind (nous) must not concern themselves with the latest news from the newspapers, or read books that are irrelevant to our spiritual life – especially those books that arouse the passions – and they must not strive to learn out of curiosity whatever pertains to the lives of others. All these things bring foreign thoughts to mind, and when a person attempts to elucidate them, they confound his mind even more.

 

fsof05Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov

Source: http://nastati.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/thoughts-and-deception/

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