The whole purpose of the Savior’s commandments

The whole purpose of the Saviour’s commandments is to free the nous from dissipation and hatred. God’s commandments excel all the treasures of the world. A man who has gained inward possession of them ?nds the Lord in them. The keeping of God’s commandments generates dispassion. The soul’s dispassion preserves spiritual knowledge. Obedience to God’s commandment is the resurrection of the dead.

Based on a compilation made by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos