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Geometrical parable of Avva Dorofei
Imagine a circle, its center (center) and outgoing radii-rays from the center. These radii farther from the center, the more they diverge and move away from each other. Conversely, the closer they get to the center, the closer they get to each other.
Suppose now that this circle is the world; the very center of the circle is God, and straight lines (radii) going from the center to the circle or from the circle to the center are the essence of the way of life of people.
And here it is the same: as far as saints enter inside the circle to the middle of it, wanting to come closer to God, so much as they enter, they become closer to God and to each other ... So, consider about removal.When they move away from God, they move away from each other to the same extent, and how many move away from each other, so much they move away from God.
This is also the property of love: as far as we are outside and do not love God, everyone is so far removed from his neighbor.But if we love God, how much do we draw closer to God with love to Him, how much do we unite with love and with our neighbors,and as much as we connect with our neighbors, so much as we unite with God.
That is, the more a person exercises in charity and loves people, the more he approaches God, and the more a person feels a personal Divinity in his heart, the more he loves people.