Diadochos of Pontiki: DefinitionsFaith: dispassionate understanding of God.
Hope: the Flight of the intellect in love towards that for which it hopes.
Patience: with the eyes of the mind always to see the Invisible as visible.
Freedom from avarice: to desire not to have possessions with the same fervor as men generally desire to have possessions.
Knowledge: to lose awareness of oneself through going out to God in ecstasy.
Humility: attentive forgetfulness of what one has accomplished.
Freedom from anger: a real longing not to lose one's temper.
Purity: unwavering perception of God.
Love: growing affection for those who abuse us.
Total transformation: through delight in God, to look on the repulsiveness of death as a joy.