Nobody has ever gained more in this world than a plate of food, a garment to wrap himself in and a roof over his head.
This is all the material wealth that you truly need. All the other things aren’t immediaetly important to our biological existence. People today are always running… and if you ask them why, they don’t know.
Based on Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi
In this photograph, a hermit’s praying in a cavity in the bole of a tree near Vatopaidi. It’s quite common for monks to retreat into the woods to seek greater quietness, stillness and better conditions for spiritual life.