How to Inherit Eternal Life 08: On Gluttony and Avarice

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by Priest Daniel Sysoev

Paperback: 48 pages

Curbing gluttony and avarice is a means of curbing self-love, and not an end in itself. Some passions run deeper, while others are more superficial. The latter emerge from the former, like a stalk from the root. The very first passion was the passion of egoism, in which a person considers himself the most important thing in the world. Without curbing the superficial passions, however, we cannot contend with those that run deeper. In this small book, based on The Ladder by Saint John Climacus, you will learn how to fight the passions of gluttony and avarice and to acquire their opposite virtues.