Author Topic: Hesychasm  (Read 667 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tommelomsky

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 511
Hesychasm
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:20:14 PM »
Could any of you recommend me a good book on the subject: Hesychasm?
I will not be posting or participating here anymore.
They claim this is an Orthodox Christian forum.
Well, it is not!

Offline stavros_388

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,324
  • Unrest is the mark of existence.
Re: Hesychasm
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 10:03:26 PM »
If you can get your hands on a copy, I'd recommend Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart.
http://www.amazon.com/Writings-Philokalia-On-Prayer-Heart/dp/0571163939


Offline Antonis

  • Μέγα το Θαυμά!
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,185
  • Μητ. Ναυπάκτου κκ Ιεροθέο
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: GOA
Re: Hesychasm
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 10:49:02 PM »
A Night In the Desert of the Holy Mountain by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos is great.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 10:49:17 PM by Antonis »
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

"This is the one from the beginning, who seemed to be new, yet was found to be ancient and always young, being born in the hearts of the saints."
Letter to Diognetus 11.4

Offline Alpo

  • Lying Chalcedonian Liar
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,275
  • Resistance is futile
  • Faith: Crypto-Universalist heresy
  • Jurisdiction: FOCIOF
Re: Hesychasm
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 02:54:45 AM »
The Bible?
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 19:34

Offline IoanC

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,451
Re: Hesychasm
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 03:04:45 AM »
I'd recommend reading about the life of Elder Joseph The Hesychast (Mount Athos). May not be so intensive as to the rules of hesychasm, but you'd get to see how it intertwines with other areas of life, in general, such as Asceticism, the various trials, the dangers of spiritual life, in general.

Also, The Desert Fathers are very simple, but deep. I'm one who recommends the understanding of how hesychasm works. We are called to pray unceasingly, anyway; that is to have God before us no matter what we do and where we are, to establish a permanent communion with Him. Hesychasm can help, but in what way, and to what degree, it really depends on each individual and his circumstances. Worst thing that can happen is for hesychasm to become an end in itself. Best thing that can happen would be if one became an actual hesychast (which not many people do even though they may pray unceasingly).
« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 03:10:33 AM by IoanC »

Offline Tommelomsky

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 511
Re: Hesychasm
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 09:14:29 AM »
Thank you so much for the suggestions. Got a nice reading list (I like that, as selfstudies will be what it is going to be for a while).
Reading (and writing) is the foundation of all learning.

:)
I will not be posting or participating here anymore.
They claim this is an Orthodox Christian forum.
Well, it is not!

Offline вєликаго

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 389
Re: Hesychasm
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 12:45:47 AM »
Could any of you recommend me a good book on the subject: Hesychasm?

I recommend "Nil Sorsky: The Complete Writings" which can be found at Amazon.
St. Meletius the Confessor – Submit not yourselves to monastics, nor to presbyters, who teach lawless things and evilly propound them. And why do I say only monastics or presbyters? Follow not even after bishops who guilefully exhort you to do and say and believe things that are not profitable. What