For every man, peace of soul is precious. From perpetual vigilance over the heart, purity is born, in which the Lord is seen according to the words of eternal truth: 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God'.
Prologue from Ohrid - February 28/15, 2023
With those who have attained peace of soul, the body can be in constant motion: in work, in pain, but their souls, affixed to God, always remain in unwavering peace. St. Seraphim of Sarov teaches: "It is necessary to concern oneself with all means in order to preserve peace of soul, and not to be disturbed by the insults of others. That is why it is necessary, at all costs, to restrain yourself from anger with the help of vigilance over one's self, preserving the mind and heart from indecent movements. For preserving peace of soul, it is also necessary to avoid judging others. By not judging and by silence, peace of the soul is preserved."
When a man is in such a state of mind, he receives divine revelations.
In order for man to be preserved from judging others, he must be vigilant over himself, he must not receive from anyone, non-spiritual thoughts and he should be dead toward everything worldly. We must tirelessly guard the heart from indecent thoughts and influences.
With closest custody, guard your heart for in it are the sources of life.