Answers of the Great Masters of the Spiritual Life to the
Questions of Their Disciples.
DISCIPLE: What must we do to heal our
souls from its strong tendency to sin?
MASTER: First, obey the
commands of Christ. But, for complete healing, we must reach
is the goal of the active life?
The development of virtue which results in greater
control over the passions.
is the end of contemplation?
diminishing of ignorance.
the passions be totally controlled one day with no danger of any
What about ignorance, can it totally be eradicated?
Partly, yes, and partly, no.