With years of meditative experiences and personal understanding of the mind, not forgetting the precious meetings with great meditation masters, The Gospel of Thomas adds to my list of enlightening approach towards the liberation of the mind. For once, Yeshua no longer portrays in me a religious figure, but rather a simple but yet authentic master who, like any great masters of the past, finally arrived at “the other shore” – beyond the mindbody experiences. The below interpretations of each logion is personally my own perspective and any misperception arising from the explanation is solely my error. Click on each Logion for the entry. I bless that you will enjoy reading and understand at your level of wisdom as much as my own.
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1. Yeshua said:
Whoever lives the interpretation of these words
will no longer taste death.
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 they will reign over all.
If those who you guide say: Look, the Kingdom is in the sky, then the birds are closer than you.
If they say: Look, it is in the sea, then the fish already know it.
The Kingdom is inside you, and it is outside you
When you know yourself, then you will be known, and you will know we are one; but if you do not know yourself, you live in poverty and you are poverty.
An aged person will not hesitate to ask a seven-day-old infant about the Place of Life, and that person will live.
Many of the first will make themselves last, and they will become One.
The disciples asked him, “Do you want us to fast? How should we pray? Should we give to charity? What diet should we observe?” Yeshua said, “When you go into any region and walk in the countryside, and people take you in, eat what they serve you. After all, what goes into your mouth will not defile you; rather, it’s what comes out of your mouth that will reveal you.”
Yeshua said, “A wise fisherman cast his net into the sea. When he drew it up it was full of little fish.
Among them he discovered a large, fine fish. He threw all the little fish back into the sea, and he chose the large fish.
Anyone here with two good ears should listen.”