So if I eat for pleasure I'm sinning? If I listen to music for pleasure am I sinning? If I drink wine for pleasure am I sinning?
Its only when there's no purpose to do it, if you want to listen to music to relax, thats fine,
or if you eat when your hungry thats fine, or if you drink wine because you need to relax, or any other bodily need, thats ok.
If you read this book and find, 'St Maximos the Confessor,' '400 texts on love' he will tell you all about what you should know, and much much more.
Just go here and click on the first site there in google.http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=WH&q=philokalia+st+michael&aq=f&aqi=&oq=
There you will find true knowledge, here is where, life and light is, here is true beauty.
Be careful in reading it though, its very advanced in alot of it.
These saints knew the truth and the life, they knew things that we could never know on the earth.
They lived on earth like they were already in heaven.
Talk to a spiritual counselor to guide you in reading it.
1Cor. 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
Thats exactly what this book can(or will) do to you if you are not guided by someone.
They learned all this from the Bible, they were Divinely illumined by the Spirit in order to comprehend the meaning of the Bible.
That is what the Philokalia is.