The instructions of Simeon the Athonite - Adishhub

The instructions of Simeon the Athonite

The instructions of Simeon the Athonite


Nature

 

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.
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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