I appreciate your responses. One reason why I love the Philokalia is the extremely high information density, particularly in the writings of Nikita's Stithatos, Ss. Symeon the New Theologian, and St. Gregory of Palamas. And I love Metropolitan Kallistos for having preserved this density rather than trying to tone it down to ease comprehension. It's like being removed from a stuffy house into a more breathable atmosphere. Likewise I avoid the word association game because instead of individual words popping up, probabilistic trees of words emerge based on the five or so things the word most associates with in my mind plus a projection of the most likely responses from other players. I do enjoy reading the thread, but only in reverse, reading it forward is usually too obvious except when someone does something off the wall. I'm someone who thrives on high information density, who built a career in IT out of the ability to handle it, and who used to vaingloriously revel in my ability to handle it, which is a minor blessing of the mental faculties, but not wisdom, nor any substitute for holy wisdom, which is the most important form of intelligence.. It's more like the difference between having a highly parallel multi core CPU as a brain, vs. an extremely fast one in linear speed, or an average one; it doesn't really matter if you don't have the right software, in other words, blessed wisdom of the sort King Solomon or St. Anthony the Great were endowed.