On Using the Brain Alone

St. Nikolai Velimirovich 1880-1956

I am not like our friend [….] who is fond of systematic theology, for which is necessary an acute brain, and brain alone. I for myself am afraid of things done by the brain alone, because the brain rushes too much towards the Tree of Knowledge. I am fond of the Tree of Life, and in order to arrive at this tree one needs three legs: brain, heart and soul. In these my prayers I am trying to walk on three legs, which is of course very hard to do for our generation, trained to walk on one leg only – the brain. (George Bell and Nikolai Velimirovic  pp.21-22)