"There is within us, on the noetic plane, a warfare tougher than that on the plane of the senses. The Spiritual worker has to press on with his intellect towards the goal (cf. Phil. 3:14), in order to enshrine perfectly the remembrance of God in his heart like some pearl or precious stone (cf. Matt. 13:44-46). He has to give up everything, including the body, and to disdain this present life, if he wishes to possess God alone in his heart. For the noetic vision of God, the divine Chrysostom has said, can by itself destroy the demonic spirits."

St. Philotheos of Sinai

La guerre est ma patrie, 

mon harnois ma maison, 

et en toute saison

combattre, c'est ma vie. 

Mes biens et ma vie à Testât,

Sacrifice à son service. - Pierre de Lostal

War is my fatherland, 

my armour is my house, 

and in every season

combat is my life. 

My possessions and my life testify, 

to sacrifice at his service.

- French military song, perhaps originated in Spanish poetry. 


I am into philosophy, politics, theology, history, genealogy, and I am bad at chess but enjoy the process!

철학, 정치/시사 토론, 신학, 역사, 계보학은 제 취미 이고 체스 못 하는 절대 아마추어 입니다. 하지만 체스의 '과정'을 좋아하니까 엄청 좋아합니다. ^^. 

"It is by means of thoughts that the spirits of evil wage a secret war against the soul. For since the soul is invisible, these malicious powers naturally attack it invisibly. Both sides prepare their weapons, muster their forces, devise stratagems, clash in fearful battle, gain victories and suffer defeats. But this noetic warfare lacks one feature possessed by visible warfare: declaration of hostilities. Suddenly, with no warning, the enemy attacks the inmost heart, sets an ambush there, and kills the soul through sin. And for what purpose is this battle waged against us? To prevent us from doing God's will as we ask to do it when we pray 'They will be done'." - St. Philotheos of Sinai.