The true story of a young Greek man who became a Hindu and witnessed many miracles at the hands of Hindu gurus, yet who was called back to his Orthodox. This powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and various. 27 Aug I have indeed enjoyed reading this book. It is full of wisdom and first-hand experiences that can help anyone.
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It is both a religion and a way of life.
Nov 16, Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: And a lot of the decisions and thoughts and ideas of the author I can see reflected yoyng my own life; with just a slightly different upbringing, that could be me. Adjusted layout for Books Review styling. Experiences in the World of Hypnotism, Witchcraft, and the Occult. The slder religions have no grace so when they practice these things they give the devil more control whereas an orthodox monk will receive more grace; i.
It’s been perhaps more than a year. When, however, a person manifests his desire for God and his assent to being united with Him by yojng pains to repent sincerely, God in turn will approach the genuinely repentant one to the extent and degree that He knows will be beneficial for that person’s soul.
What a bright light it is, and it’s well worth the journey. John Sanidopoulos mentions he will translate 22 of the pages that were omitted by Fr. This is a general rule for monasteries in other dioceses, too, paiios convert will usually succumb to the ethnicity of the diocese that receives them, whether Russian, Serbian, Romanian, etc.
He also mentions mystical experiences, seizures and magical revelations. I would say that this would be e,der great help for those that waver in their oriental spiritual practices, because so many things that confuse the mind are explained there. There are a lot of books written by people that did this.
Your humble daughter, vasiliki. Thus, the maypole of deception is weaved. Posted 13 July – Elder Paisios was a great man, as was Ghandi, Mother Teresa, as is the Dalai Lama and SO many other wonderful spiritual figures, regardless of their beliefs.
In some cases, parents will drop off their child or children at a monastery for the summer to help out and become more rooted in orthodox spirituality. Everything the writer writes passes through his own understanding of things and reading his writing shouldn’t be confused with reading the writings of any trustworthy traditional spiritual guide.
One wonders whether sheer bad luck landed ‘Dionysios’ in the repeated hands A very sincere autobiography of one’s man journey from western occult practices and new-age hindu spirituality to his own authentic tradition through Elder Paisios in a small skete in Mt. Afterwards, suicides compelled the gurus to start speaking about the dangers. Tje the hate-filled, tyrannical devil, God deeply respects human freedom and never violates it, because He loves man.
Moksha can be achieved through yoga and meditation. Thus, they are reduced to unsalaried workers, usually in foreign countries without friends, family, money or piasios except the news censured by the ashram. I got out a lot sooner than he did and returned to the Christian faith. An orthodox Christian is commanded to love God even above parents.
The author survived his experiences, but not by very much. What stands out most in this book, however, is the radiant image of Elder Paisios, possessed of divine gifts, laboring in prayer for his fellow man, and overflowing with unconditional love. Not the typical Christian book against eastern religions saying everything is demonic paisioos simplistic evidence.
At times, they borderline promising salvation if one is a spiritual child of the Elder. This behavioral change is also adopted by those pilgrims who are either interested in the monastic lifestyle or are preparing to leave the world but this is not the rule.
Though the bodily position and elfer exercises for this method of the prayer are not the be all and all of the prayer, they are used as aids to assist in acquiring the prayer.
What stands out most in this book, however, is the radiant image of Elder Paisios, possessed of divine gifts, laboring in prayer for his fellow man, and overflowing with unconditional love.
In the case of men, they usually start growing their hair long and allow some sort of facial hair from a moustache to a goatee or even a full blown beard. They went insane and had to be chained for periods of time or even committed suicide. I wasted time, energy, money and opportunities. Dezvaluie substraturile unei lumi controversate, mascate sub o aparenta cel putin inselatoare.
Elder Ephraim cultivates and fosters this fear during his sermons with stories such as the nun who became demon-possessed because she ate a vegetable from the garden while a demon was sitting on it; the perfectly obedient and virtuous nun who lost her soul because of one secret thought she was too ashamed to tell her Gerondissa, etc. There is no gurua here to by syncretistic or accommodating: This topic Forums Members Help Files. There is no truth in them.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. On the other hand, the not-so-beneficial part of the book is its implication that all Hindus and Buddhists and Jains and Sikhs, etc. I have never dabbled in witchcraft and the occult – I have simply never been interested, and at a subconscious level, I think I know better than to mess around with the world of spirits.
Paperbackpages. There is also research that shows caffeine can cause auditory hallucinations. Considering I just finished it 10 minutes ago, it hasn’t had much of an effect, but it strikes me as one of those books that will palsios quietly life-changing. Elder Ephraim will rarely tonsure a monastic to the Great Schema because the monastic makes very serious vows during the Liturgy and it is apparently a very intense life of pain, suffering and spiritual warfare.
This book is a fhe read for Orthodox Christians interested hte swayed by the spirituality and philosophy of India. A very sincere autobiography of one’s man journey from western occult practices and new-age hindu spirituality to his own yhe tradition through Elder Paisios in a small skete in Mt.
This powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and various occult techniques.
Of elver, Hindu ashrams and Orthodox monasteries have drastically different theological roots, practices and teachings, however, the essence of the techniques that their spiritual leaders use for recruitment, indoctrination, manipulation and control of tthe disciples is the same.
This powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and various occult techniques. At moments I wanted to get out of his hardships and rejoice in his struggles.