St. Thalassios the Libyan: If you wish to be in control of your soul and body . . .

Icon of St. Thalassios the Libyan“If you wish to be in control of your soul and body, forestall the passions by rooting out their causes.”

“On Love, Self-Control and Life in Accordance with the Intellect,” 1.64, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 2)