“The one who obeys for the love of God is loved by God, and the entire Holy Trinity dwells within this good disciple. What grandeur this thrice-blessed obedience hides! It enables the humble, insignificant, little, obscure disciple, to become the abode of the Holy Trinity; it renders him a fulfiller of all of Christ’s commandments and leads him into paradise, so that he walks about in the midst of the saints with a double crown and with a divine necklace around his neck.  What wondrous freedom is granted to one who completely cuts off his own self-will! How much rest the soul of the struggling combatant (i.e., the disciple) finds when he does not have his own will…”

– ‘Counsels from the Holy Mountain’