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Actually Magalt they were buried around 367ad in all likelihood, the Gnostic gospels found in upper egypt in 1945, codices written on pressed sheets of Papyrus in Coptic Language - suggesting they are indeed quite old and could have been written during or shortly after the time of Jesus. Chances are, they have undergone much less translation and changes, from their original "heretical" state seeing Bishop Athanasius originally having banned the non-canonical books, and of course we all know of the council of Nicea in 325 under the rule of emperor Constantine. IMO as a result of logic and reason they are therefore far more reliable than what is available today in the "bible" - Just sayin'
I certainly am not aware of any biblical text of this type of age and authenticity.
Where is the universe coming from?
just riding my bike is meditation to me. as well as writing a poem or letting myself be carried by the sound of a song.
just sitting and being one with the flame of a candle or listening to the silence of the universe until the nothing touches me deeply, until i find the nothingness in me. :)
Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, “These infants being suckled
are like those who enter the kingdom.”They said to him,
“Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?”Jesus said to them, “When you make the two one,
and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside,
and the above like the below, and when you
make the male and the female one and the same,
so that the male not be male
nor the female female;
and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand,
and a foot in place of a foot,
and a likeness in place of a likeness;
then will you enter the kingdom.”
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky, 1999, Arkana
“Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’t,
Not the God who ever does anything weird,
But the God who only knows four words
And keeps repeating them, saying:
‘Come dance with Me.’
The following quote is from Jesus In Blue Jeans
by Laurie Beth Jones, 1997, Hyperion
Luke 18:17 (paraphrased)
Jesus said, “Unless you become like a little child,
you cannot even enter the kingdom of Heaven.”
“What is implied is that the kingdom of heaven is really for beginners. Those who think themselves full of knowledge about it won’t even get in. My friend and minister Wendy Craig Purcell once said that she would rather be a beginner in a field that held her interest then remain a master doing work she no longer cared about. Considering the fact that most of us never utilize more than 10 percent of our total mental capacities in any endeavor, the opportunities we have to be beginners is limitless. Yet often as we grow up we quit asking question. Once we decide that we must pretend to know, rather that ask, we have cut off any chance for advancing ourselves.”
“when you make the inside like the outside“This recurring theme in Thomas seems to be about integrity, not putting up false fronts, being genuine. It’s about restoring Unity, not creating divisions.(22) cont.”and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, … and a likeness in place of a likeness” This section of the saying seems to deal with
the Gnostic rite of the mirrored bridal chamber,
in which the Gnostic initiate is to acquire the resurrection body made of Spirit rather than flesh.
Light and Darkness, life and death, right and left, are brothers of one another. They are inseparable. Because of this neither are the good good, nor evil evil, nor is life life, nor death death. For this reason each one will dissolve into its earliest origin. But those who are exalted above the world are indissoluble, eternal.
Names given to the worldly are very deceptive, for they divert our thoughts from what is correct to what is incorrect. Thus one who hears the word "God" does not perceive what is correct, but perceives what is incorrect. So also with "the Father" and "the Son" and "the Holy Spirit" and "life" and "light" and "resurrection" and "the Church (Ekklesia)" and all the rest - people do not perceive what is correct but they perceive what is incorrect, unless they have come to know what is correct. The names which are heard are in the world [...] deceive. If they were in the Aeon (eternal realm), they would at no time be used as names in the world. Nor were they set among worldly things. They have an end in the Aeon.
--Gospel of Philip
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