Dimitri of Rostov
- Man is dual: exterior and interior, flesh and spirit. The outer man is visible, of the flesh; but the inner man is invisible, spiritual – or what the Apostle Peter terms ‘… the hidden man of the heart, which is not corruptible … a meek and quiet spirit’ (1 Peter 3:4). Dimitri of Rostov
- The material closet of a man who is silent embraces only the man himself, but the inner spiritual closet also holds God and all the Kingdom of Heaven, according to the Gospel words of Christ Himself: 'The Kingdom of God is within you' (Luke 22:21).
Dimitri of Rostov, The Art of Prayer