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Renunciation of the riches is necessary for a man to be useful to God : When you were rich, you were useless; but now you are useful and fit for life...
The Golden Part who have escaped from this world : For as gold casts away its dross, so also will ye cast away all sadness and straitness, and will be made pure so as to fit into the building of the tower
On real fasting : First of all, be on your guard against every evil word, and every evil desire, and purify your heart from all the vanities of this world
Purity of body and soul : If you defile your flesh, you will also defile the Holy Spirit
On alms-giving : both he who is in want, and he who suffers inconveniences in his daily life, is in great torture and necessity. Whoever, therefore, rescues a soul of this kind from necessity, will gain for himself great joy
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