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Ladder of Ascent: Sharing Part 2

August 16, 2013

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Section: Song of Andradimus – L Thiel

The monk finds [himself] in an earthly and defiled body, but pushes himself into the rank and status of the incorporeal angels. The monk clings only to the words and commandments of God in every season and place and matter. The monk is ever embattled with what he is, and he is an unfailing warder of his senses. The monk has a body made holy, a tongue purified, a mind enlightened. Asleep or awake, the monk is a soul pained by the constant remembrance of death. Withdrawal from the world  is a willing hatred of all that is materially prized, a denial of the nature for the sake of what is above nature.

John Klimacus

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