Friday, January 1, 2016

The Heavenly Cell

"One ancient hermit said to his disciple: "Strive to enter the inner cell of your soul and there you will behold the heavenly cell. Both are one: you enter them by the same door. The staircase to Heaven is inside you: it exists secretly in your heart."

And it is true:
Our whole life is but an attempt to find this miraculous entrance.
All our deeds are but a timid knocking on this mysterious door.
All our hopes are to hear, one day, perhaps, a voice that would respond:
"Come in!"

For it is said: "Knock and you will be let in."

-Vladimir Martynov

1 January 2016
Feast of the Circumcision

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