critical reading for the rude

passions to ponder

the passions, kallistos ware

The Orthodox WayWare, 1993 ed. p. 155. “The passions, then, are to be purified, not killed; to be educated, not eradicated… we say, not ’suppress’ but ‘transfigure’…”

And I saw:

“rechanneling destructive impulses is a sign of maturity” at [a].

The repurposing of the energies that motivate angst and fear and hate… to turn those energies toward skillful means that get things done.  That remove illusion (and bear in mind, creation can be violent too)…

Hm.  Death to the World, attenuated. Or loaded with a subtlety.

Posted in 080.


April 18, 2009 - Posted by | 080 |

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