Dispassion is not Freedom

“Dispassion is not freedom from attack by the demons, for to be free from such attack we must, as the Apostle says, ‘go out of the world’ (1 Cor. 5:10); but it is to remain undefeated when they do attack.” —  St. Diadochos of Photiki, “On Spiritual Knowledge and Discrimination”, Philokalia, vol 1, pg. 294

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