Nikon of Optina: “You can only conquer a passion when you do not consider it as part of you.”

Glory to God! What helpful wisdom!

Dover Beach

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“We must consider all evil things, even the passions which war against us, to be not our own, but of our enemy the devil. This is very important. You can only conquer a passion when you do not consider it as part of you.”

– St. Nikon of Optina

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