St. Paisios: “Let our soul always thirst for God”

St. Paisios: “Let our soul always thirst for God”


You must also view all the others as saints. And to see only yourself as a sinner,
the smallest among all, even if other people may be sinners. We have no right to see them sinners. We have no right to judge them! We have no right to speak against a sinner. We have to see only ourselves as sinners,
and the smallest among all! Man should speak when it is necessary, as much as it is necessary,
and properly! The devil’s greatest enemy
is none other than humility. Let’s also listen to our Lord
who says: the demons can come out only by prayer
and fasting. [Matthew 17:21] If he brings us incongruous thoughts
into our spiritual work and anything else that hinders
the salvation of our souls, we must fight him with the
saving prayer within us, in our mind, with ‘Lord, Jesus Christ,
have mercy on me!’ ‘Most Holy Mother of God, help me!’ Let our soul always thirst for
the knowledge of the truth, let it thirst for the forgiveness of sins,
let it thirst for the peace of consciousness, Let it thirst for the heavenly joy! The most beautiful thirst is
the one for the union with Jesus Christ! Let it thirst for the Holy Communion! Let it thirst for the acquisition of virtues! Let it thirst for entering as quickly
as possible into the Kingdom of Heaven, to free itself as soon as possible
from the vanity of this world, to free itself from pain, from sorrow,
from torment, from the wickedness which reigns in the hearts of people! For becoming free!
For freeing ourselves from passions! And finally, let our soul thirst
for the eternal joy! Let it thirst for the union with God,
so that we may live forever with the saints! Because… … how long will be our life
here on earth?

6 Replies to “St. Paisios: “Let our soul always thirst for God””

  1. These monks live a life surrounded by those that are striving for God. If we in the world cannot see any others as sinners or objectively judge them, then we will be brought down by bad company. Their environment is very, very different than ours.

  2. That brought me to tears, I wish there was more of St. Paisios. I always enjoy hearing him speak, or reading his quotes. I truly enjoyed that. You have a subscriber for sure.

  3. I am sorry but neither the voice nor the style of the recording is of Saint Paisios. I know it's from a vid originally uploaded in Greek. Of course, the content is still quite good and orthodox, though clearly quite common and originating mostly from brain, like most common preachings. Saint Paisios style and content is very rare and his words are full of humility and originating from heart mostly not brain. This is absolutely not Saint Paisios. Even the language spoken is Greek kathareuousa, which Saint Paisios didn't use when talking. It's obvious from all the books of Monastery of Saint John Theologos and Saint Arsenios of Souroti , where his tomb is, where the nuns had original recordings and the language and overall style are completely different, to anyone knowing some Greek and having studied the 5-6 volumes the Monastery has published. There are only a few original recordings of his voice, with absolutely different style voice language and content. One original is here https://youtu.be/CBmouygTaPE. No intention to underrate this effort, but the truth is the truth.

  4. Αmazing video sorry for asking i got a small channel myself and i will like to put subs in my youtube videos can you explain me please how can i do it?

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