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Diadochos of Pontiki: Definitions

Faith: 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.

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