The true story of a young Greek man who became a Hindu and witnessed many miracles at the hands of Hindu gurus, yet who was called back to his Orthodox. This powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and various. 27 Aug I have indeed enjoyed reading this book. It is full of wisdom and first-hand experiences that can help anyone.
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As an Orthodox Christian book, is uniquely non-traditional.
The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios (Dionysios Farasiotis)
What stands out most in this book, however, is the radiant image of Elder Paisios, possessed of divine gifts, laboring in prayer for his fellow man, and overflowing with unconditional love. The great part is ghrus the author tells his personal experiences with both, and he had quite a few.
Of course if you aren’t religiously inclined you would probably just roll your eyes at this whole account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, there were aspects of it that were a bit disappointing.
Ten years had to pass for many cases of illness to appear in order for something to start being whispered. So, pages essentially became pages and this translation was carefully curated for the English-speaking audience. I came away wondering how this guy dealt with the boring everyday experiences of getting up, saying your prayers, reading your Bible, and going to work or church?
I’m very glad I picked it up again, and I can now highly recommend wading through the difficult parts to enjoy the light at the end of the tunnel.
Nektarios Monastery reading to the dining hall. Considering I just finished it 10 minutes ago, it hasn’t had much of an effect, but it strikes me as one of those books that will be quietly life-changing.
The source of this misinformation is from a book sold in the monastery bookstores and highly recommended by Elder Ephraim: Many years ago I dabbled in esoteric practices similar to what this author writes about. This book is trying to compare christianity with hinduism and a little bit of buddhism. Posted 12 July – So, in all things, Elder Ephraim has the final word. Trivia About The Gurus, the Yo Other times, the exact opposite occurs. In order for Christ to act within the divine Mysteries, the communicant has to will to participate in the Mystery consciously: As I mentioned, the author was very interested in mystical experiences.
The author, having sought spiritual power through the occult, had the experiences he described, and Elder Paisios dealt with him wisely. The pilgrim will have lots of questions about orthodoxy, the spiritual life, Elder Ephraim, etc. He made everything jump of the pages. A warm comfortable sense of special importance settles over the person in prelist and this compensates for all his austerities and pain.
The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios by Dionysios Farasiotis
Again, the gurus threw the burden and error on their disciples. With the wrong choices, his soul becomes a prisoner of demonic forces. He delved into Mind Control, occult, Hinduism, and Christianity. Not the rhe Christian book against eastern religions saying everything is demonic with simplistic evidence. Although a great read, I left the book wishing for a more different but beautiful ending: No matter how great a man’s ascetic labors may appear before the eyes of man, his offerings are infinitesimal in contrast with what God offers.
Thus, many times before one even meets Geronda Ephraim, he or she has been exposed to the love bombing of the monastery, and all the hype about his miracle working powers. Athos, especially Elder Paisios, with foolish and continually self-directed persons. There are mixed rumors about what happened to the original monk that was translating.
Mn gurus also follow this tactic.
Adjusted layout for Books Review styling. It may be the best book of it’s type since Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenanceand the first of that type by an Orthodox Christian. The purpose of this tactic is to make these people more attached to the gurus with the hope that they will also reveal other deeper secrets to them; higher techniques that will make them superman, gods or whatever else they desire.
In some cases, a rassaphore who is tonsured into the Great Schema is also given a new name. The work conditions would make a labour inspector cringe: Religious instruction is given to the disciple by his guru.