Hell-known literary hero. In all colors, he appears in Dostoevsky's novel "The Brothers Karamazov." It features in the guise of human offend a brother Ivan Karamazov. And see whether the features of the modern Orthodox, truly and deeply religious monks.
In Svyatoezersky convent Ivanovo region I went on a pilgrimage, and it so happened that remained for several weeks. Gen. monks unpretentious. The daily routine is amazing and tiring for the common man. Early in the morning-prayer, then 12:00 grueling labor, in the dining room, in the gardens, in the workshop, the evening prayer again. To sleep within 2-3 hours. My "supervisor" was Mother Pelagia.
She made sure that my efforts monastery garden was carefully weeded and watered. By the end of the day, I, frankly, was emptied to the ground, and my mother sent me to the evening service. "That's what! We monks, apart from the usual obediences, also performs sverposlushaniya. For example, I can not get out of the cell, without having read 600 times, "have mercy on me," — she said. "But why should such tedious work?" — I asked. "In order to achieve humility!", She said.
"In order to achieve humility!" Of course, this answer did not satisfy me, as further words Pelagei the monastic temptations. "But what kind of temptation?" — I thought, — the monastery is so remote and distant. Is it something to eat or sleep a little nun want is more. " But it was not there.
One night out of the door of the monastery church ran Pelagia. Her face contorted. "Oh, I did!" "Yes who, Mother?" "With Neonilla sister had a fight!" — Said my mother flushed. — "Where?" — "In the church" — "How in the temple? She now helps in the refectory. "" In the dining … "- a phrase Pelagia cut short-out door dining room, really, there was Neonilla. Pelagia put her face in her hands and ran to his cell.
I have not seen her for several days. Then it just came in the morning to go with me to the garden. Nun much thinner. "What's with you?" — "I prayed fervently these days. After all, the devil came to me in the form of Neonilla, tempted me. They were the last time, we often visit. Then a dog suddenly of nowhere appears in the cell. She rushed for help, ban animal. Resorts, and its gone. The other alleged spiritual leader arrived. She talked to him. And then an hour later he calls a mentor and is surprised, he says, with all the other areas it. That's … ".
Mother's words surprised me. "So why do they come in different guises, they're not being pushed to evil deeds?". My mother shrugged: "God knows. Earth is in fact on the prayers of the monks held. They come not to weaken the faith and spirit, and to distract, to reduce this power of prayer. "
In the evening I went down to the lake to St. where a monastery. On the shore were three local men, looking into the distance. "Beautiful?" — I asked. "But you look at the other side of the nuns bathe naked" — they said. I looked and saw nothing, and the composition of nursing fully assembled then remained in the church, to which she was a witness. And the peasants seemed hell only in the guise of monks.
The answer to the question, why the hell in various guises, are precisely in the monasteries, I found out soon enough. My good friend was fond of extrasensory. "You see, around the monasteries and other places namolennye accumulates a lot of energy — he explained — there is an energy field. At the same time, the power of nuns, though very strong, but also very fragile.
Foreign substance, dark spirits, devils, etc., tend to recharge the energy field of the monastery, they invade the energy field of the nuns. That's why everything is as it is. "" Why do men have also seen something in the image of nuns? "- I asked. "I do not know, maybe they thought."
What do you think seemed?
Maria Yakushina, "Earth Chronicles of Life" Thursday, 1/10/2013