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Title: Sayings Type Books
Post by: Asteriktos on August 30, 2012, 11:18:21 PM
Apart from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers and Philokalia, what "sayings" types of Orthodox literature is out there? I'm thinking of texts that have short little stories, sayings or maxims, which may or may not be connected to the other statements around them.  For an example of what I mean, from St. Mark the Monk...

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It is a great virtue to accept patiently whatever comes and, as the Lord enjoins, to love a neighbor who hates you.

The sign of sincere love is to forgive wrongs done to us. It was with such love that the Lord loved the world.

We cannot with all our heart forgive someone who does us wrong unless we possess real knowledge. For this knowledge shows us that we deserve all we experience.

You will lose nothing of what you have renounced for the Lord’s sake. For in its own time it will return to you greatly multiplied.

-- On Those who Think They Are Made Righteous by Works: Two Hundred Twenty Six Texts, 47-50
Title: Re: Sayings Type Books
Post by: IXOYE on August 30, 2012, 11:32:22 PM
Do you mean like the Evergetinos?
Title: Re: Sayings Type Books
Post by: Asteriktos on August 30, 2012, 11:35:39 PM
Sure, something along that line would work (thanks for mentioning it!)  :)
Title: Re: Sayings Type Books
Post by: Ionnis on August 30, 2012, 11:56:27 PM
The Paradise of the Holy Fathers and The Spiritual Meadow. 
Title: Re: Sayings Type Books
Post by: neon_knights on August 31, 2012, 01:14:43 AM
The Gospel of Thomas
Title: Re: Sayings Type Books
Post by: Asteriktos on August 31, 2012, 01:22:43 AM
The Paradise of the Holy Fathers and The Spiritual Meadow. 

Those'll work! :)

The Gospel of Thomas

Well, I suppose if it's good enough for Met. Kallistos, it's good enough for me!  :angel:
Title: Re: Sayings Type Books
Post by: Iconodule on August 31, 2012, 11:49:30 AM
There is a book called Living Without Hypocrisy which is comprised of sayings by the Optina Elders.