"The demons have the same deceit and goal when they work with thoughts or through men devoted to sensuousness and the world. The demons slander the monastic life calling it unnatural and impossible, by instilling these false concepts, they try to tame the ascetic's zeal, plunge them into negligence of salvation, drown them in the carnal life and in pleasing the passions."

 

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A Word on Death by Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov

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