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The instructions of Simeon the Athonite – Silouan of Athos

Instructions of Simeon the Athonite – Best & Better, winner & Looser, Strong & Weak, Skill & Habit, Alive and Die, Rich & Poor, Ability & Humanity.

What’s the best winner? – The winner is the truth.

What’s the worst winner? – The winner by force.

Which person is the weakest? – The winner of the others.

Which person is the strongest? – Who defeated himself.

Which fight is dangerous? – Fanatical.

What is the best teacher? – Suffering.

What’s the worst teacher? – Enjoyment.

How can you become kinder? – To share with his neighbor his trouble.

How to become more humble? – Share your glory with your neighbor.

How can you become more humble? – To share with his neighbor his weakness.

How to be more honest? – Don’t forget about your debts.

What is the rarest skill?– Ability to give.

What’s the best skill? – Ability to forgive.

What’s the hardest skill? – Ability to remain silent.

What is the most important skill? – Ability to ask.

What is the most important skill? – The ability to listen.

What’s the most annoying habit? – Agility.

 

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What is the most harmful habit? – Loquacity.

Which person comes to God faster? – Merciful.

Which person is the strongest? – Who is able to comprehend the Truth.

Which person is the weakest? – Who trusts in his strength.

Which person is the smartest? – Who watches his heart.

What is the most dangerous attachment? – Attachment to your body.

Which person is the poorest? – Who loves money the most.

How to resist trouble? – Humility.

How to resist suffering? – Patience.

What is the sign of a healthy soul? – Vera.

What is the sign of a sick soul? – Hopelessness.

What is the sign of wrong action? – Irritation.

What is the sign of good deeds? – The world of the soul.

What kind of person died alive? – Indifferent.

Which person will never die? – Loving God and neighbors.

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