“The heart that is captive to this vain world keeps its soul in a state of underdevelopment, and the mind in darkness. Then a man only seems to be a man; in essence he is really a kind of spiritual premature infant, defective, the living dead, buried alive like the Gadarene demoniac in the many graves where he abides.”

(Hieromonk Paul Shcherbachev in pravoslavie.ru)