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Brings the Orthodox spirituality of the Philokalia out of the monastery into everyday living. Addresses the relevance today of the subjects covered by the Fathers of the Philokalia, i.e. Vigilance (nepsis), Ascesis, Overcoming the Passions, Hesychia (silence), Prayer, the Bible, Theosis, the Jesus Prayer, the Gift of Tears, the Relationship of Mind and Heart, etc. Quotes extensively from the Fathers of the Philokalia on each of the above subjects. This book makes the spirituality of the Philokalia practical, relating it to everyday living. It is not a book for theologians but for the average Orthodox lay person. Fr. Harakas writes, "Those who read this book will come to a deepening of their spiritual life. Their heart will be touched, moved, and warmed." Written for lay readers.