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Dostoevsky for Parents and Children: (XId) The Duel - Recollections and Exhortations of Elder Zossima, part I PDF Imprimare Email
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Sâmbătă, 12 Noiembrie 2022 10:36
Dostoevsky for Parents and Children: (XId) The Duel - Recollections and Exhortations of Elder Zossima, part I

Previously in the Dostoevsky for Parents and Children series:

 

Varenka's Memoirs (from the novel Poor Folk, 1846 [1883, 1887, 1897, DPC I])

An Honest Thief (from Stories of a Man of Experience, 1848 [suggested by the Introduction to the 1897 anthology, DPC V])

Nellie's Story (from the novel The Insulted and Injured, 1861 [1883, 1887, DPC VI])

Marie's Story (from the novel The Idiot, 1868 [suggested by Anna Dostoevskaya in correspondence pertaining to the 1897 anthology, DPC X])

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Dostoevsky for Parents and Children: (XIb-c) On Elders. Elder Zossima and Peasant Women Who Have Faith PDF Imprimare Email
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Vineri, 14 Octombrie 2022 19:45
Dostoevsky for Parents and Children: (XIb-c) On Elders. Elder Zossima and Peasant Women Who Have Faith

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the Mother of Jesus was there..."

 

" Whenever a person gazes upon an object he receives in himself an image of that object. Those who gaze at the true God receive in themselves the properties of the divine nature. Those who attend to the vanity of idols are changed into what they behold and become stone instead of men.” (St. Gregory of Nyssa quoted here and here, and paraphrased: "We become what we behold")

 

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Thoughts on Dostoevsky, Filial Piety, and the Motherly Touch of Spiritual Eldership PDF Imprimare Email
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Joi, 08 Septembrie 2022 20:53
Thoughts on Dostoevsky, Filial Piety, and the Motherly Touch of Spiritual Eldership

Motto: "In the face of such icons as the Vladimir one, it is easiest to understand why the veneration of the Mother of God plays such an exceptional role in the history of Christianity... Mankind in the image of the Mother, grieving for the crucified Son, saw the most complete embodiment of that element of the spirit, which is called love and only love and which knows neither the law of justice, nor the law of retribution - no laws, except the law of pity and compassion" - Aleksandr I. Anisimov(*)Read more

 
Dostoevsky for Parents and Children: (XIa) Alyosha Karamazov PDF Imprimare Email
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Joi, 25 August 2022 18:30
Dostoevsky for Parents and Children: (XIa) Alyosha Karamazov

Previously in the Dostoevsky for Parents and Children series:

 

Varenka's Memoirs (from the novel Poor Folk, 1846 [1883, 1887, 1897, DPC I])

An Honest Thief (from Stories of a Man of Experience, 1848 [suggested by the Introduction to the 1897 anthology, DPC V])

Nellie's Story (from The Insulted and Injured, 1861 [1883, 1887, DPC VI])

Marie's Story (from The Idiot, 1868 [suggested by Anna Dostoevskaya in correspondence pertaining to the 1897 anthology, DPC X])

At The Select Boarding School (fromRead more

 
Before and After Elder Zossima (The Brothers Karamazov) PDF Imprimare Email
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Luni, 25 Iulie 2022 19:40
Before and After Elder Zossima (The Brothers Karamazov)

{From the fact that in real life certain people, at a certain stage of spiritual development, and presumably after a certain number of ascending steps taken on the Ladder of askesis and/or suffering, can embody the 'all are guilty for all ethics'  profitably for themselves and others, it does not seem to follow that anyone, at any time, can immediately do so. The Idiot, perhaps, suggests this practical, 'non-Euclidean' caveat, better than is usually acknowledged...}

 

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