Meditation Praktikos: 6

The Eight Thoughts (logismoi) 6. THERE are eight generic [tempting-] thoughts(logismoi), that contain within themselves every[tempting-]thought: first is that of gluttony; and with it, sexual immorality; third, love of money; fourth, sadness; fifth, anger; sixth acedia; seventh, vainglory; eighth, pride. Whether these thoughts are able to disturb the soul or not is not up to us; but whether they linger or not, and whether they … More Meditation Praktikos: 6

Meditation: Praktikos 1-5

1. CHRISTIANITY is the teaching of our Savior Christ consisting of asctical practice, the [contemplation of] nature, and theology. For Evagrius Christianity is not a mere mental exercise. It is a tiered doctrine (or teaching) which consists of an practical element (abstaining from vices and acquiring virtues), the contemplation of nature (the meditation on the realm … More Meditation: Praktikos 1-5