In order to accept and perceive the light of
Christ in oneís heart, it is necessary to divert oneself from the external as
much as possible. First, by cleansing the soul with penitence and good deeds
with true faith in the Crucified; then, by closing the physical eyes, it is
necessary to immerse the mind in the heart and appeal to the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ continually. Then, by measure of our zealousness and fervor of
spirit for the Beloved (Lk. 3:22), a person with the calling of this name finds
delight, which arouses a thirst toward greater enlightenment.
When a person internally contemplates the eternal
light, his mind becomes clean and free of any sensory notions. Then, by being
completely immersed in the contemplation of uncreated beauty, he forgets
everything sensory, does not want to see even himself, but desires to hide in
the heart of the earth, if only not to be deprived of this true good ó God.
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