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the Solitary''' (c. 346-399) was an Egyptian monastic, and one of the earliest spiritual writers on [[asceticism]] in the Christian eremitic tradition. He is also called '''Evagrius of Pontus''' or '''Evagrius Ponticus'''. Some of his works are included in the ''[[Philokalia]]''.
*On Asceticism and Stillness in the Solitary Life
*On Discrimination in respect of Passions and Thoughts
*On Prayer: 153 Texts
*Whoever loves true prayer and yet becomes angry or resentful is his own enemy. He is like a man who wants so see clearly and yet inflicts damage on his own eyes. –''Treatise on Prayer'', 64
*Whether you pray with brethren or alone, try to pray not simply as a routine, but with conscious awareness of your prayer. Conscious awareness of prayer is concentration accompanied by reverence, compunction and distress of soul as it confesses its sin with inward sorrow. -unknown work
*[http://www.hermitary.com/solitude/evagrius.html Evagrius Ponticus: On Asceticism and
in the Solitary Life]
*[http://students.cua.edu/16kalvesmaki/EvagPont Evagrius Ponticus: Monastic Theologian]
*[http://www.ccel.org/w/wace/biodict/htm/iii.v.lix.htm Evagrius Ponticus] from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library
*[http://home.versatel.nl/chotki/a_life_of_evagrius_of_pontus.htm A Life of Evagrius of Pontus]
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