April 2000

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS

WILL YOU NOT TASTE DEATH?

Logia 15. Jesus: When you see Him who was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves upon your face and adore Him: He is your Father.

The Jesus Christi Sophia: 
“He (God) is indeed immortal and eternal: he is an Eternal One who was not born. For he who was born shall (also) perish. He who is not born has indeed no beginning. For he who has a beginning (also) has an end.”

Being born is no part of the nature of the Highest, since birth implies limitation. We look to the Father within for direction.

Logia 16. Jesus said: Men possibly think that I have come to throw peace upon the world and they do not know that I have come to throw division upon the earth, fire sword, war. For there shall be five in a house; three shall be against two and two against three, the father against the son and the son against the father, and they will stand as solitaries.

Coming down to this planet involved coming to a level of vibration that becomes opposing polarities. Jesus did not come to throw so-called peace upon the world, but to show us the way to become solitaries. To become one within, to stand alone as a One, and therefore get beyond the concept of duality as no longer relevant to living here. If there is no conflict within, there will be no conflict on the outer. This then is peace within. 

Ironically, Jesus himself was for the Peace Party, whilst Simon Magus was for the war party. His rescue of Simon from excommunication led to his crucifixion as a zealot. 

Numbers are an integral part of not only the Gospels but also all of the Scriptures, and can be used in many ways. Whenever you see two used, it is often talking about a person at grade 2 as a station in the prayer roster, and the Essene organization. Simon Magus was a grade 2, a High position.

Logia 17. Jesus said: I will give to you what eye has not seen and what ear has not heard and what hand has not touched and what has not arisen in the heart of man.

  This is really a continuation of Logia 16, by directing you to go beyond the senses where Emma Curtis Hopkins says, “there is nothing to be healed but only something to be revealed”. To move to the 5th Dimension or the higher spiritual level, is the objective. 

We can reference to Logia 108 here:

Jesus said: Whoever drinks from My mouth shall become as I am and I myself will become he, and the hidden things shall be revealed to him.

Isaiah in 64:3 says:
"From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen God besides thee, who works for those who wait for him."

Logia 18. The disciples said to Jesus: Tell us how our end will be? Jesus said: Have you then discovered the beginning so that you inquire about the end? For where the beginning is, there shall be the end. Blessed is he who shall stand at the beginning and he shall know the end and he shall not taste death.

  We have come from the Kingdom and will return there, life is but a cycle and does not ‘know’ death. To ‘stand at the beginning’ is one who has obtained insight. For what is your attitude to eternal life? Can you conceive of this life here just being at a ‘train stop’ on your journey through eternity? We are being directed to come to an awareness of spiritual truth. 

Logia 19. Jesus said: Blessed is he who was before he came into being. If you become disciples to Me and hear my words, these stones will minister to you. For you have five trees in Paradise, which are unmoved in summer or in winter and their leaves do not fall. Whoever knows them will not taste death.

The Book of the Dead says that: "We come from the light, take on a coat of skins and will return to the light"

Where is the ‘death’ there? It is an ongoing; just a moving into a different dimension.

Gospel of Truth
"He who gains insight, he knows whence he has come and whither he is going."

Acts of Thomas
"The child who once lived in the midst of his Father’s riches forgets his past in the strange land to which he has been sent. Not until he has brought back to mind the place from which he came, can he start on the return journey. "I remember forthwith that I was a son of kings and my freedom sought after its kind."

 Gospel of Philip
"The Lord said, Blessed is he, who is before he came into being. For he who is, was and shall be."

 The Manichean Psalm Book
". . . It is not possible that the image of the living man should come to the dwelling places of the beasts. The Light shall go to the Light, the fragrance shall go to the fragrance, the image of the living man shall go to the living land from which it came. The Light shall return to its place. The darkness shall fall and not rise again."

All of these quotes reinforce the ongoingness of the life within. 

Logia 50 - really gives the answer.
Jesus said: If they say to you From where have you originated? say to them: We have come from the Light, where the Light has originated through itself. It stood and revealed itself in their image.

 Disciple means discipline to the teaching.

The stones, like the rocks of the parables, are old beliefs. If you are disciplined to the ME, the spirit within, then old beliefs will serve you not you serve them.

The five trees are the five Spiritual senses because they will not wither so we look to -
The Inner ear – where those who have ‘ears to hear let them hear’.
The Inner eye – to behold the good or God within all.
The Inner speech – where we talk with God not at God.
The Inner taste – always a hard one but we can use smell her as well and fragrance is a vibration like the rest. Also taste means
know or have knowledge of, as in shall not taste death. And a scripture talks about the fragrance of God.
The Inner Knowledge – the expansion of our knowingness into the higher dimensions.

 

PJR

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