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Benefits of fasting.

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  • Thomas P
    And in addition to the words of the physicians, it is right for us, like wise men, to understand from experience, that the cause of all wickedness, and of the
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      "And in addition to the words of the physicians,
      it is right for us, like wise men, to understand
      from experience, that the cause of all wickedness,
      and of the pains and sicknesses of the body,
      ariseth from superfluity of food. And if thou
      wishest, consider carefully the rich, and the
      poor, and those who lead a quiet life, and those
      who are vexed, and those who are weighted with
      care, and those who labour, and see which of
      these preserveth his body in a healthy condition,
      and which of them has many and frequent sicknesses;
      and in proportion to their frequency is the
      difficulty of healing them. Is it not the rich?
      is it not those who have rent their bellies by
      overeating?"

      [St. Philoxenos of Mabbug (Mar Aksenaya), Ascetic
      Discourses. Discourse 10 on Gluttony]

      Thomas P
      St. Mary Orthodox Church/St. George Orthodox Church,
      Thumpamon
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