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Philokalia

Post by Nicholas » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:18 am

The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by
spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. It was compiled in the eighteenth century by
two Greek monks, St Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain of Athos (1749-1809) and St Makarios of
Corinth (1731-1805), and was first published at Venice in 1782.
http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/upl ... okalia.pdf

This modern edition in four volumes from 1977 was edited by G.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware.
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Re: Philokalia

Post by lobster » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:30 am

I consider it an outstanding example from an alternative (to Buddhism) contemplative tradition. :clapping:

Those having an interest in comparative traditions or a Christian inclination will find it of great value along with 'the cloud of unknowing' and other classics of the Christian Gnostic Way. :candle:

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Re: Philokalia

Post by Iconodule » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:19 pm

Well, how are we defining "gnostic" here? If we are referring to a generic idea of gnosis as knowledge of God, that's fine, but if we are referring to the schools that taught about the world being created by a deluded demiurge, the search for secret knowledge to free our souls from flesh, etc. then the writers of the Philokalia had nothing to do with that.
The ladder that leads to the Kingdom is hidden within you, and is found in your soul. Dive into yourself, and in your soul you will discover the rungs by which you are to ascend. - St. Isaac of Syria

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Re: Philokalia

Post by Nicholas » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:57 pm

Just discovered YouTube has much spiritual content. Here is one of the translators of Philokalia giving a brief overview:

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Re: Philokalia

Post by Nicholas » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:25 pm

159. Accept with equanimity the intermingling of good and evil, and then God will resolve all inequity.
St. Mark the Ascetic
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