the statement "Life is a journey" is highly underrated.

Disclaimer: These writings aren't to be taken for more than they are, words. If you take offense, don't read. If you like them, read on. But remember, *whispers* they're just words. :)

   
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Influential/Related Links
Nisargadatta Maharaj Has been of the greatest influence in pointing toward THAT.
'Sailor' Bob Adamson An Aussie with a direct message about Non-conceptual, Self-knowing Awareness. Also has an excellent book out.
Awakening to the Natural State John Wheeler talks very clearly and in plain language about the truth of your own Being. Browse through his articles, nothing obscure or mystic, just straightforward gut level pointings.
A Course in Consciousness This writing has been done by a Physics Professor at the University of Virginia. Lots of Clarity can be derived from a thorough reading and understanding.
The Wei Wu Wei Archives An Irish Aristocrat's writings from '58 - '74. This man makes sense, that is if you can get past his somewhat complex style of expressing the simple.
Nonduality Salon Lots of links and writings, all based on nonduality pointings.
The Headless Way Douglas Harding's invitation to see who you trully are, is surprisingly direct and accesible to all, try these exercises, you might be surprised.
Friends of Reality Seeking the Truth is meaningless if you don't understand who is doing the seeking.



The following links are less nonduality oriented, but nevertheless are still thought provoking, and have resonated deeply with me.
Nirvikalpa.com Wise words of Nisargadatta, Seth, Bartholomew, Aziz Kristof, Robert Adams, Ken Wilber and others
The Reluctant Messenger Religion/Science, Creation/Evolution, Reincarnation/Rebirth paradoxes explained.
Cosmic Awareness Channeled information that I have found more penetratingly accurate than any other source of so-called "channeled" information yet, even more so than Edgar Cayce


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Monday, April 24, 2006
Once A King

Has the King enslaved himself in a fantasy about a pauper, wishing he were King?

Has the King given all his riches to his children before letting them know and come to respect what they've inherited?

Does the King not wonder at his predicament?
Once ruler of all that was,
Now begging for scraps on his own land,
Being unrecognized, spit at by his own people.

Will the King awaken and rise to the throne he never left?
Or will he stay asleep,
Drunken by the fruit strained from his own vineyard?

Posted at 4/24/2006 12:51:19 am by aquemeniman
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Thursday, June 23, 2005
Wholyness

Could it be that God (Reality) is Holy (Whole)? That the only apparent separation was in our taking delivery of thought (assuming a seperate self apart from him (awareness)? And that means there is no reason to seek (look outside of oneself) for it. Since it is Here (Within) and Now (outside of the realm of time)? Could it be that our attempts to define that which is allows (is the source of) definition, has caused a grevious sin (error of identification)?

Posted at 6/23/2005 7:06:27 pm by aquemeniman
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Friday, December 03, 2004
the Heart

I read in a friend's AIM profile a quote saying "In spite of everything that has happened, I still believe that people are really good at heart.", by Anne Frank. And I agree with that statement, only if there was an elaboration on what the word "heart" meant. If she refers to heart as Heart, meaning the unchanging source and truth of our being, then yes. A human being in this world is just that, being human. Nisargadatta or Cee would say that when you identify with the limited human form, that suffering is bound to occur. Identifying with the human form, and forgetting our true nature is the greatest calamity. Why? Because our true nature is wholeness (or holyness, how did the y get added to it over time, and then deemed appropriate for a title for some religious organizations? that I do not know). But any form that this wholeness we are takes, is just an expression of the wholeness.

Nothing has been lost or added to it, is something a master would say, in appearance seemingly, but in Reality, nothing has happened. You can be thirsty and there can seemingly be a river full of water, so of course you'll go and run as fast as you can and start gulping down handfulls of water, and start filling your canteens for later. Nisargadatta's way of showing this (which he admits is only a pointer and not to be taken literally) would be that your desire is what creates the river (mirage). You go out and participate in the belief that the mirage is real (maya), and identify with it and suffer. It's only once you start taking sips of that "water" and you find out that no matter how much you "drink" you're not getting full (the appearance is only an expression of your wholeness, it cannot satiate you!), you start to investigate (sadhana), and when upon investigation (self enquiry) you realize that you cannot get full with this water (the manifestation), you stop and realize you've been drinking sand, what has been here all along. You realize that there never could have been any water (the appearance) to begin with! That's the investigation that needs to be undergone. This is the human dilemma, the true politics since time immemorial, not Bush, not Bin Laden, not Hussein, not Operation Iraqi Freedom, disarming N Korea, etc. The real dilemma facing humanity is waking up to who we trully are, at Heart.

We identify ourselves with our bodies through the medium of memory. But what is memory but a shadow of reality? We live in a universe of constant change, which paradoxically makes change the only constant! So if memory could be viewed as a solidified pattern, renewed every moment and held in our consciousness as a fragment of what was, then we should be able to see that our deeper identity lies with the consciousness which is something that is with us always and presently, not the mind. So why do we continue to hold onto and identify ourselves with a dead image, instead of staying with the reality, with what is? Nisargadatta would explain memory as such,

" In the great mirror of consciousness images arise and disappear and only memory gives them continuity. And memory is material -- destructible, perishable, transient. On such flimsy foundations we build a sense of personal existence -- vague, intermittent, dreamlike."

So upon that it could be said that identifying with memory something that is constantly changing, and acting from that, using that as a foundation for our actions, then of course people would do things that are seemingly outside of their nature, the Heart. So it seems that getting to the "heart" of the matter, will be the basis of solving the human dilemma. As long as we build our house upon the quicksands of memory, we will never find rest from the turmoil of the effects that identification causes.


Posted at 12/3/2004 11:46:43 am by aquemeniman
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Thursday, October 21, 2004
young and naive

when i was young and naive,
i looked at the world through two eyes.
when i was young and naive,
monsters were thought real, and haunted my wake and dreams
when i was young and naive,
words, sticks, and stones, all bruised this body
when i was young and naive,
the obvious was always here, yet easily brushed off to play the human game
when i was young and naive,
all the time in the world was available, yet always wasted
when i was young and naive,
death was the end of everything
when i was young and naive,
god was a loud father to be feared
when i was young and naive,
self-identities were solid, and not often seen through
when i was young and naive,
who I AM didn't matter as much as who I THOUGHT i was
when i was young and naive,
Christ was a man, and Jesus was his first name
when i was young and naive,
clothes were seen as necessary to hide before the eyes of God

(and yet i still felt as that one running from the garden of eve...)


but now that i'm older,
I see i've always only seen through ONE eye
but now that i'm older,
monsters only come to remind me of Omnipotence
but now that i'm older,
no objects perceived can ever reach the depths of Being
but now that i'm older,
the Obvious remains, and the game can't be played
but now that i'm older,
time is seen but as an expression of Timelessness
but now that i'm older,
death is but the catepillar to the butterfly
but now that i'm older,
the Mother reveals to me her secrets in silence
but now that i'm older,
self-identities are seen as flimsy shadows of the ONE Identity ever present
but now that i'm older,
who I THINK i am bears no marks on WHO I REALLY AM
but now that i'm older,
Christ WE BE, and ALL is his first name
but now that i'm older,
i stand unashamed, naked before God

(and yet i now feel as that one walking back into that garden of eve...)

Posted at 10/21/2004 7:48:27 am by aquemeniman
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Monday, June 14, 2004
Communion

Where can you and I commune?
Beyond the muddled images of these pools.
These distorted images that pass by us ever changing.
That we try to hold onto and find footing,
but pass beneath us like a light breeze blowing the leaf off the branch,
or a gush of wind toppling the mightiest and most sound of structures.
These sand castles we play with and cling to,
hoping to find some lasting expression of ourselves on sinking foundations.
Where can we have communion?
What amongst this ever changing world remains a constant to us?
What greets us every morning with a kiss, a
nd slips away ever so gently as we fade into darkness,
after our daily play has subsided?
Is there some common ground for us?
Beyond these bodies,
these "matters" that we take so seriously,
but have exposed to be as empty and open as space itself?
Where do we find community?
Amongst this drought of unity,
where the ever deepening sand dunes of concepts divide what was once whole fertile ground,
where Love, and Wisdom sprouted.
Where we all were aware that we grew off the same tree,
and were nourished by the same soil?
Or was that just a fantasy itself?
Was this just some hideaway I seeked to escape a time and place where everything seems dim,
dimmed by the shadow of its own expression.
This may be...
but I still feel something ancient,
a voice singing a sweet mantra,
that awakens me every morning,
and awaits for my return during my escapades,
that sings sweet lullabies in my ear to lull me to sleep at night in her arms..
Do you hear Her?
If so, maybe in Her we should confide,
maybe in Her we can find communion.
Maybe in Her, Love and Wisdom may sprout once again.
I feel the need to rest in her nursing bosom again,
to bury and coax my weary feathers in her nest,
to recede, that a new conception, a new bird with flaming wings,
and fiery passionate eyes may be born again.

Posted at 6/14/2004 11:06:36 am by aquemeniman
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Saturday, June 05, 2004
quick

Yeah Hal, ascetic disdain isn't good or too useful (especially in a western society), I just feel that our culture, needs a thorough revolution, yet revolutions only become replaced with another system that eventually needs to be revolted against. So I guess I can't blame us being apathetic toward that idea. I know that the true change happens within the individual. I become disheartened, and even depressed at times when I reflect on all the pointless suffering that is occuring, all in the name of greed. Or whatever deadly "sin", you want to put up.

Posted at 6/5/2004 3:37:15 am by aquemeniman
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Friday, May 28, 2004
Inertia Schism

We have so firmly convinced ourselves that we are the image. That when the few who start to awaken say "hey, we arent the image, but its conceiver" we laugh and spit in their face. Hmmm, i guess you could say alot of us arent finished dreaming. Not until horrid facts start to leak in, and leak in they will, because it is our very nature to be aware. This inner hunger which is building in me is undeniable, and unquenchable by any means that the world can give me. Which is now understandable seeing the insight in actuality of how the world is a reflection of my self. Now I can enjoy the world, but to give it credence outside of myself would be foolish at this point. This understanding, this inner urge, this fire within me, I have denied in the past, but it comes back stronger than ever. I disrupt it and try to channel it out through other useless activities, but my incessant need to understand and find relief from it doesnt relent. It's like I run away from myself, not knowing that its an impossibility, and that whereever I run, I AM is there. I think it's about time I faced it.

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Sunday, May 23, 2004
Free Dialogue

"I would say that in my scientific and philosophical work, my main concern has been with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular as a coherent whole, which is never static or complete but which is an unending process of movement and unfoldment...." (David Bohm: Wholeness and the Implicate Order)

"...it is proposed that a form of free dialogue may well be one of the most effective ways of investigating the crisis which faces society, and indeed the whole of human nature and consciousness today. Moreover, it may turn out that such a form of free exchange of ideas and information is of fundamental relevance for transforming culture and freeing it of destructive misinformation, so that creativity can be liberated." David Bohm

Please read that second quote carefully...

I was reading through David Bohm's book, "Thought as a System", the first time I read through it was when I was 18 I think. It was a challenge, (not in vocabulary, but more in content and the length) but enjoyable nonetheless. I reccommend that book to anyone and everyone. What I was particularly looking for was any references to Dialogue. For his view on dialogues, is that it is a very crucial and essential manner of communication that has the potential to transform individuals, and then societies as a whole. Now you might say, we have dialogues everyday and all the time. Yes, but not the type of "free dialogue" that Bohm is referring to. Bohm refers to a form of dialogue in which "a group of people can explore the individual and collective presuppositions, ideas, beliefs, and feelings that subtly control their interactions. It provides an opportunity to participate in a process that displays communication successes and failures. It can reveal the often puzzling patterns of incoherence that lead the group to avoid certain issues or, on the other hand, to insist, against all reason, on standing and defending opinions about particular issues.
Dialogue is a way of observing, collectively, how hidden values and intentions can control our behavior, and how unnoticed cultural differences can clash without our realizing what is occurring. It can therefore be seen as an arena in which collective learning takes place and out of which a sense of increased harmony, fellowship and creativity can arise."
If you haven't read the proposal on dialogue (linked to above), I would suggest you do now. And to "disgusted", I would really like to know where you feel dissonance within my writings, so that we may clear up any misleads and miscommunications that may be occuring upon reading these writings. I give the "disclaimer" in the sense, that these writings aren't a book. I'm not trying to outlay a whole philosophy, not just yet at least, haha. My free time as of current seems to be diverted to other areas, so the writings here are really just rants, and fragmented discontinuous thoughts. They aren't intended to be "The Truth" in any way, only my current perception. I feel better when I vent these things out and have them in writing. If you (or anyone else who reads these blogs) feel that what I write isn't being stated clearly, or is just plain wrong, yes, do speak up! I don't have any problems with that, but what I do have a problem with is a generalization of myself and this whole blog, without an adequate explanation. I really wouldn't mind starting a free dialogue to clarify what would be causing the dissonance. I know that some writings in here may outright insult some with closed minds. What must be understood is that alot of these writings are only meant for myself to better analyze what is on my mind at this time. I'm NOT trying to start a new religion, or whacko cult, i'm NOT trying to promote atheism, agnotiscism, or fundamentalism, or any other ism, (maybe free-ism :P) start some obscure (as would be gathered from these blogs) philosophy, or anything else.  What i'm not willing to do, is blatantly accuse somebody of being wrong just because I don't agree with their point of view. At least not without adequately explaining why, I mean anyone with the intellect of a three year old can accuse somebody else of being wrong, or not liking them, or saying my rubber ducky is better and shinier than yours. It seems that sitting down, talking, and really getting to the core of the problem, is something we as adults really seem to not want to do. We seem to enjoy hiding behind our assumptions, defense mechanisms, and comforting belief systems, rather than really sit down and try and understand each other, so some mode of mutuality can be formed. With that, I hope "disgusted" writes back, (in the comments section, because the tag board only allows so much text) and attempts to continue, this "dialogue".(note: in the sense that Bohm was getting at, this dialogue would be best suited with a large amount of people 20-40, gathered in person, so in that sense it wouldnt be the best, but I still believe that sharing how we feel in an honest, open, and patient fashion, with the intent of understanding rather than proving a point over another is a very good way of dialogue) Although since I have no way of contacting that person, and I doubt that after what was wrote in the tag board that person plans on coming back to pay my blog a visit. Oh well, we can only hope, right? :)

Posted at 5/23/2004 7:26:24 pm by aquemeniman
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What It Is

It's so simple, yet the complexity of modern societal structures shows a picture so reveresed from the actual that when its simplicity is shown, disbelief, rejection, and immediate infuriation rises within one caught within the old paradigm. It couldnt be that simple, that's too direct, too here, too now, too intimate. Yet, it is.



I find the more my mind opens to these suggestions that i've heard many times before, but on an unconscious level i've been rejecting and not taking to heart for various hidden reasons(and agendas), I see signs that both parallel and challenge my understandings. The scary (yet awesome) thing is that they are becoming more and more blatant and bluntly direct. Breadcrumbs that turn to crust, and sometimes a whole slice. (oh boy!) Not that i'm saying my mind is even ready for the whole loaf! I'll take it as it comes...

"go on and flow with what you're seeking,/ the little voice inside is speaking,/beyond your logic and your reason.."
Gift of Gab - Way of the Light

Posted at 5/23/2004 2:24:17 am by aquemeniman
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Bible Study part two :)

"Shin" means Life, or Spirit, which represents the significance of "Christ". In my search to find out why I resonated so deeply with certain sayings attributed to the man known as Jesus (Yeshua Ben Joseph), such as:
 
20   And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21   Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
-Luke 17;KJV

30   I and my Father are one.
31   Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32   Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33   The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
34   Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?35   If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36   Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
37   If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38   But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
-John 10;KJV

Then I came upon a man named Neville Goddard. Reading quotes of his books @ a site (Nirvikalpa) I usually only go to for reading up on selected Non-Dual quotes from Nisargadatta, I said, hmm why not check out these other guys that the webmaster reccomends so much. I was amazed at the depth and clarity that his quotes resonated within me, and the fact that this "unknown" westerner who to the best of my knowledge was nearly paralleling highly acclaimed eastern non-dual masters:

"I AM is a feeling of permanent awareness. The very center of consciousness is the feeling of I AM. I may forget who I am, where I am, what I am, but I cannot forget that I Am. The awareness of being remains, regardless of the degree of forgetfulness of who, where, and what I am."

"The desire which realizes itself is always a desire upon which attention is exclusively concentrated, for an idea is endowed with power only in proportion to the degree of attention fixed on it."

"The greatest secret of success is to focus the attention on the feeling of the wish fulfilled without permitting any distraction. All progress depends upon an increase of attention."

"The clue to the real purpose of life is to surrender yourself to your ideal with such awareness of its reality that you begin to live the life of the ideal and no longer your own life as it was prior to this surrender."

"It is impossible to do anything. You must be in order to do."

"Memory or my ability to mentally see what is not objectively present, proves that my mind is a mirror, and so sensitive a mirror that it can reflect a thought."

...and more quotes of great value. "Neo, this doesn't sound at all like a bible study" Well, if you read the biography (link above) of Neville, you know that he did study the bible, and alot deeper than your average "christian".

"Abdullah taught me Hebrew, he taught me The Kabbalah, and he taught me more about real Christianity than anyone I ever met," Neville declared.

Abdullah was a black jew he met in New York, who "Neville went to hear him, somewhat under protest, to satisfy the constant urging of a friend, 'Whose judgment I did not respect,' Neville said, 'because he made such poor financial investments.' "

Let's take some quotes of his from the book, "Seedtime and Harvest":

"...the Bible is written in the language of symbolism. Not knowing that all of its characters are personifications of the laws and functions of Mind; that the Bible is psychology rather tham history..."

"The Bible is a revelation of the laws and functions of Mind expresed in the language of that twilight realm into which we go when we sleep. Because the symbolical language of this twilight realm is much the same for all men, the recent explorers of this realm -- human imagination -- call it the 'collective unconscious.'"

"Unless the demand - your state of consciousness - is changed, the supply - the present conditions of your life - remain as they are. "As we forgive" - as we change our mind - the Law is automatic."

There's also a website I found that contains a vast amount of his essays in audio and text format. Here are some quotes from the text archives of his lectures from an essay titled "A State Called Moses":

While reading scripture, always bear in mind that it is a story of salvation and not secular history, that the characters - from Adam to Jesus - are states of consciousness...

The first five books of the Bible are called the Torah, or the Law, with Abraham as the symbol of the beginning of civilization. But the outstanding character recorded there is the infinite, eternal state called Moses. The word Moses is the old perfected [form] of the Egyptian verb "to be born"; so it is in the state of Moses that something is to be born. Now, at the end of the Torah we are told: "Moses, the servant of the Lord died and the Lord buried him, but no man knows the place of his burial to this day." (Deuteronomy 34) Why? Because Moses is buried in you.

..So we know the burial place of our presidents and heroes - but no one knows the burial place of Moses. Representing the future of Israel in germinal form, it is in Moses - a state buried in Man - that God's plan of redemption is revealed. Now, an Israelite is not a descendant of Abraham after the flesh, but the elect of God of any nation. Whether you be a Jew, Christian, or Mohammedan, Moses - the future of Israel in germinal form - is buried in you. And the word "Israel" means to rule as God.

We are told that Moses could not enter the promised land, that Joshua - filled with the spirit of wisdom - entered and the people followed. Joshua is the Hebraic word for Jesus. Moses could not enter because he is God's plan in germinal form. Joshua is its unfoldment, as the word says: "I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior and besides me there is no savior."

This man goes on and on, explaining the deeper meanings of scripture, after reading a few of his essays you will (depeding on your level of understanding) either think he's a heretic, or a God send, literally. This man shined a light on who exactly Jesus was and what he trully represented like no other. There can be no denying what I feel and know intuitionally, with the statements this man makes about what "Christ" actually is. Although certain things he has said I disagree with, but that never stopped me from purging to the essentials before![and look at the mess i'm in now! :)]
Thus to end this Sunday morning, I will quote from sayings attributed to Jesus from the more recently discovered (meaning less time to be tampered with) doctrine known as "The Gospel of Thomas":

2. Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they will rest.]"

3. Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the (Father's) kingdom is within you and it is outside you.

When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."

15. Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman, fall on your faces and worship. That one is your Father."

16. Jesus said, "Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war.

For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone."

17. Jesus said, "I will give you what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, what no hand has touched, what has not arisen in the human heart."

18. The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us, how will our end come?"

Jesus said, "Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end? You see, the end will be where the beginning is.

Congratulations to the one who stands at the beginning: that one will know the end and will not taste death."

19. Jesus said, "Congratulations to the one who came into being before coming into being.

If you become my disciples and pay attention to my sayings, these stones will serve you.

For there are five trees in Paradise for you; they do not change, summer or winter, and their leaves do not fall. Whoever knows them will not taste death."

22. Jesus saw some babies nursing. He said to his disciples, "These nursing babies are like those who enter the (Father's) kingdom."

They said to him, "Then shall we enter the (Father's) kingdom as babies?"

Jesus said to them, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]."

24. His disciples said, "Show us the place where you are, for we must seek it."

He said to them, "Anyone here with two ears had better listen! There is light within a person of light, and it shines on the whole world. If it does not shine, it is dark."

26. Jesus said, "You see the sliver in your friend's eye, but you don't see the timber in your own eye. When you take the timber out of your own eye, then you will see well enough to remove the sliver from your friend's eye."

27. "If you do not fast from the world, you will not find the (Father's) kingdom. If you do not observe the sabbath as a sabbath you will not see the Father."

(note: i dont believe he meant sabbath as in going to church on sunday, he means as in taking a rest from the world and abiding in the source of your being)

28. Jesus said, "I took my stand in the midst of the world, and in flesh I appeared to them. I found them all drunk, and I did not find any of them thirsty. My soul ached for the children of humanity, because they are blind in their hearts and do not see, for they came into the world empty, and they also seek to depart from the world empty.

But meanwhile they are drunk. When they shake off their wine, then they will change their ways."

29. Jesus said, "If the flesh came into being because of spirit, that is a marvel, but if spirit came into being because of the body, that is a marvel of marvels.

Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty."

(note: note how the paradigm of the 20th century and before, was claiming that consciousness arose from matter HAH, oh wonder of wonders he was saying, lmao)

37. His disciples said, "When will you appear to us, and when will we see you?"

Jesus said, "When you strip without being ashamed, and you take your clothes and put them under your feet like little children and trample then, then [you] will see the son of the living one and you will not be afraid."

38. Jesus said, "Often you have desired to hear these sayings that I am speaking to you, and you have no one else from whom to hear them. There will be days when you will seek me and you will not find me."

39. Jesus said, "The Pharisees and the scholars have taken the keys of knowledge and have hidden them. They have not entered nor have they allowed those who want to enter to do so.

As for you, be as sly as snakes and as simple as doves."

(note: Pharisees? can you say *cough*Freemasons? *cough*, well for more about them, I refer you to the very large book called, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic & Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy - Reduced Size Color" by Manly Palmer Hall, I bought that book, and yeah that was the reduced size version, haha)

46. Jesus said, "From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women, no one is so much greater than John the Baptist that his eyes should not be averted.

But I have said that whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the (Father's) kingdom and will become greater than John."

49. Jesus said, "Congratulations to those who are alone and chosen, for you will find the kingdom. For you have come from it, and you will return there again."

50. Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where have you come from?' say to them, 'We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established [itself], and appeared in their image.'

(note: I reccommend a small book called, "From Science to God: The Mystery of Consciousness and the Meaning of Light" by Peter Russell)

If they say to you, 'Is it you?' say, 'We are its children, and we are the chosen of the living Father.'

If they ask you, 'What is the evidence of your Father in you?' say to them, 'It is motion and rest.'"

51. His disciples said to him, "When will the rest for the dead take place, and when will the new world come?"

He said to them, "What you are looking forward to has come, but you don't know it."


 

And on it continues, maybe I should do a commentary of the Gospel of Thomas? I resonated with it so much easier than the Gospels that were selected to be placed in what we know as the modern day Bible...
This one gets down to the nitty gritty, alot of the stuff that Jesus said to his disciples and I imagine not to the masses, for various obvious reasons (being stoned by the public wouldve been a bitch, at least if he hadn't been able to complete his mission before that happened, since he was martyred anyway.).


Posted at 5/23/2004 2:05:20 am by aquemeniman
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