Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vainglory: Immune To Ascetic Efforts Since The Fourth Century AD


Three monks went into the wilderness to be instructed by a bettered elder. The elder gave them a simple task: weaving some baskets while saying the ceaseless prayer. Two of them were able to complete just one, while the other finished three. When the elder returned, he said to them: See how much he loves his master, Satan, and how fervently he serves him? How zealously and devotedly he works to feed the lusts and demands of the demons of pride and vainglory?

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