Old Monk on Solitude

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Old Monk: Go to your cell. It is the way into the Kingdom. Layman: I am not a monk. I have no cell to go into. Old Monk: You are not within your cell. Your cell is within you. [Read more...]

Old Monk on Detachment

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Detachment means being attached to all things according to their true and eternal value. [Read more...]

Old Monk on Crutches

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Doubter: Your religion is a crutch! Old Monk: Haven’t you noticed I am crippled? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Having Heart

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Novice: I have completed my degree in theology and mastered philosophy. Old Monk: What does all your learning and study gain you? You need “heart”. Novice: How do I attain “heart”? Old Monk: By much learning and study.   [Read more...]

Old Monk on Stability

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Stability means “God is not elsewhere.” [Read more...]

Old Monk on Submission

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The prayer at the heart of prayer: “Thy Will be Done.” [Read more...]