Wisdom of the Athonite Monks In 12 Heartfelt Quotes

Mount Athos is the world’s largest center of Orthodox monasticism, densely located on the small Ayon-Oros peninsula in Greece, otherwise called Athos, the Holy Mountain or the Athos peninsula. Below are 12 powerful quotes from three of its famous inhabitants.

The injustice of this world would drive me insane if I did not know that God will have the final say.
St Paisios of the Holy Mountain

It is impossible to fly on someone else’s wings. We have to grow our own.
Monk Simeon

If dirt is brought into your house, throw it away immediately without asking where it came from. If thoughts of condemnation penetrate your mind, do not wonder whether they are right or wrong. They are nothing but dirt.
St Silouan the Athonite

Patience begins with love. For you to tolerate a person, you must feel pain for him.
St Paisios of the Holy Mountain

God always surrounds us with the people that we need to be healed of our shortcomings.
Monk Simeon

The true door is always open, but people keep knocking on the doors that they themselves paint on walls.
St Silouan the Athonite

It is impossible to link the gospel with human common sense. The gospel is based on love. Common sense is based on benefit.
St Paisios of the Holy Mountain

When the well is ready, water appears in it by itself; when the heart is pure, it cannot but love.
Monk Simeon

A person only truly lives when he constantly works on himself; without this, any life is just self-destruction.
St Silouan the Athonite

Prayer is oxygen for the soul.
St Paisios of the Holy Mountain

God shoots across eternity with His Love and hits the tiny people’s hearts without fail every time.
Monk Simeon

True calmness always calms others as well.
St Silouan the Athonite

Translated by The Catalogue of Good Deeds
Source: https://foma.ru/mudrost-afonskih-monahov-12-citat-kotorye-popadajut-v-samoe-serdce.html

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