Restoring Your Mind
April 05, 2011 Length: 1:01
St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain on restoring your mind to the original condition.
The Holy Apostle Paul tells us to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). But what does this mean, and how can we do it?
St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain answers,
The mind was thus created pure and simple without predetermined shapes so that its image may have similitude to its Creator Who is invisible…This way the mind can be united with the divine Archetype…The whole struggle and effort and goal of virtuous and spiritual persons is how to erase from their minds every shape and image and thought that has been impressed upon it and to make it (again) simple and pure and unimpressed by anything external, so that through such simplicity it may be united with God and restored to its original condition.
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