THE NOUS OF ADAM WAS DARKENED
So, after the fall of the First-Created, man is in a state of sickness. When we say sick, we mean our soul is sick, and, when we say our soul is sick, we mean that our nous and our reason (logic, intellect) are sick; they are darkened, according to our Holy Fathers. This is why they talk to us about the fall of man and emphasize that during this fall, their nous got darkened.
“Adam’s nous got darkened”, this is the disease of the human nature, and all of us humans got it with no exception.
“ALL OF US NEED TO BE HEALED” – PURIFICATION FROM OUR SINFUL PASSIONS AND ILLUMINATION.
All humans need to be cured. Our nous needs to be “purified” and “illumined” by the Holy Spirit. These are the first two stages of spiritual life, which our Holy Fathers spoke of: κάθαρσις (purification) and φωτισμός (illumination).
Now, what should our nous be purified from?
According to our Fathers, our nous must be purified from our sinful passions.