Sunday, August 9, 2015

"All the dishonorable passions that hold sway over the soul drive out the thought of vanity [(κενοδοξία)] from it, and when all these have given way, they set it loose on the soul."

Πάντα τὰ ἄτιμα πάθη κρατοῦντα τῆς ψυχῆς τὸν τῆς κενοδοξίας ἐξ αὐτῆς ἀπελαύνουσι λογισμόν·  καὶ πάντων τῶν προειρημένων ἡττημένων, ἐπ᾿ αὐτὴν αὐτὸν ἀναλύουσιν.

     Maximus the Confessor, Four hundred chapters on love 3.60, trans. George C. Berthold, in Maximus Confessor:  selected writings,Classics of Western spirituality (New York:  Paulist Press, 1985), 69.  Capitoli sulla carità, ed. Aldo Ceresa-Gastaldo, Verba seniorum n.s. 3 (Roma : Editrice Studium, 1963), 172; PG 90, col. .

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