Gospel of Thomas – Logion 101 to 114
<Jesus said,> “Whoever does not hate his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not love his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. For my mother […], but my true mother gave me life”.
Whoever does not hate physical beings as I do cannot become a disciple to me.
Whoever does not Love spiritual beings as I do cannot become a disciple to me.
For my physical mother brought my physical body into the world, but my true Mother, which is the Kingdom of Heaven, gave me Life. For the flesh gives birth to flesh, and spirit gives birth to the spirit.
See also in Luke 14:26: ‘If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple’.
Jesus said, “Woe to the Pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in the manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen eat”.
The Pharisees were in the temple and in control of the Father’s Word, which is the bread of life, but they would not eat that bread themselves, neither would allow anyone else to.
Jesus said, “Fortunate is the man who knows where the brigands will enter, so that he may get up, muster his domain, and arm himself before they invade”.
Fortunate is the man, who knows what the enemies of his faith will say to challenge his faith, so that he may ready himself, gather his thoughts, and prepare himself with the correct responses, before they enter his mind as an enemy.
They said to Jesus, “Come, let us pray today and let us fast”.
Jesus said, “What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray”.
The only reason to pray is for forgiveness, because the Father knows your needs without you having to ask.
Fasting is done to overcome the temptations of the physical body.
Jesus had committed no sin, and therefore was not in need of forgiveness and he had not been defeated by the temptations of the physical body, so there was no need for him to fast from the things of the world.
When the Self that has come to know itself, leaves the enlightened mind (bridal chamber), then let them fast and pray.
Jesus said, “He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot”.
You cannot know a person as both a physical being and a spiritual being and so, he who knows his mother and father as physical beings, must also see himself as a physical being, and if he believes this, then his mind has already been prostituted to the world, in other words, he is renting his mind out to the world, to gain for himself the things that are of it.
Jesus said, “When you make the two one, you will become the sons of man, and when you say, ‘Mountain, move away,’ it will move away”.
When you make the divided mind undivided, then you will become the true spiritual beings that you are, and because of the power of your faith, you will say to the mountain of despair, ‘move away’, and it will move away.
Jesus said, “The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep. One of them, the largest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine sheep and looked for that one until he found it. When he had gone to such trouble, he said to the sheep, ‘I care for you more than the ninety-nine’.
Jesus referred to himself and a shepherd and his disciples as sheep.
The largest sheep was a reference to Mary Magdalene. It was Mary that Jesus loved more than the others. He had saved her from being stoned, and she had become a disciple, but she drifted back into her old ways, so Jesus went and found her and brought her back into the flock and she became one of the greatest of his disciples and his closest companion.
See also the Gospel of Phillip:
There were three who always walked with the Lord: Mary, his mother, and her sister, and Magdalene, the one who was called his companion. His sister and his mother and his companion were each a Mary.
As for the Wisdom who is called ‘the barren’, she is the mother of the angels. And the companion of [the saviour was Mar]y Ma[gda]lene. [Christ loved] M[ary] more than [all] the disci[ples, and used to] kiss her [softly] on her [hand]. The rest of [the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval]. They said to him “Why do you love her more than all of us?” The Saviour answered and said to them, “Why do I not love you like her? When a blind man and one who sees are both together in darkness, they are no different from one another. When the light comes, then he who sees will see the light, and he who is blind will remain in darkness.
See also the Gospel of Mary:
“Peter said to Mary, ‘Sister, we know that the Savior loved you more than the rest of the women
See also in Matthew 18:12: ‘How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?’
Jesus said, “He who will drink from my mouth will become like me. I myself shall become he, and the things that are hidden will be revealed to him”.
He who will listen to and understand my teachings, will become Self realized and enlightened like me. We will become as one, and all of the mysteries that were hidden from him, will be revealed to him.
Jesus said, “The kingdom is like a man who had a hidden treasure in his field without knowing it. And after he died, he left it to his son. The son did not know (about the treasure). He inherited the field and sold it. And the one who bought it went ploughing and found the treasure. He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished”.
It should be realized that this parable describes the journey that the Self takes, from the time that it loses its true identity, until the time it finds it again, and achieves enlightenment.
It can be seen that there are three characters in this parable, which are the man, his son, and the new owner. These three characters do not represent three different people, but rather they represent three different personalities of the same spiritual being.
So we start with a man (spiritual being), who has a treasure in his field (mind), but does not know about it.
When he begins to lose his faith in his true identity as a spiritual being, he comes to believe that he is a physical being, and is now referred to as dead. His true Self-identity as a spiritual being fades into the background, but still exists.
There are now two Self identities, one strong, one weak. Because of this the Self becomes divided against itself, each with its own desires and rules. This causes the mind to become divided also.
His new strong identity as a physical being, is referred to as ‘his son’, and it is this son (the false Self), that inherits the greater part of the mind from his true Self. This new false Self (son), did not know about the treasure in its mind either.
Eventually the ‘son’ became weary with the world, and the condemnations from the spiritual Self, which acted as his conscience and so he ‘sold’ the part of the mind that he controlled, to the spiritual Self in exchange for peace. The one who bought it went searching in the field (mind), and found the treasure.
The treasure was of course, the Truth concerning the Self’s true identity as a spiritual being. It is the pearl mentioned in logion 76.
Interpretation of: ‘He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished’.
He began to teach, this new found knowledge of the Self to others, and he profited from his teachings by gaining brothers.
Note: Lend = teach. Money/treasure = knowledge. Interest = a profit.
Jesus said, “Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world”.
Whoever realizes the true nature of the world, and then recognizes that he is not of the same nature as it, and then finds the treasure within, let him renounce the world.
Logion 80: ‘Jesus said, “He who has recognized the world has found the body. But he who has found the body is superior to the world”.
Jesus said, “The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And the one who lives from the living one will not see death”. Does not Jesus say, “Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?”
Whoever comes to know himself will have eternal life and he will experience a paradigm shift in consciousness, as all false beliefs and illusions collapse, making way for true reality, and a new Heaven and earth will be seen. He will never look at either the spiritual world or the material world the same again.
Jesus said, “Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh”.
The flesh will eventually die, no matter how much the soul takes care of it. The soul that depends on the flesh for its life will experience death also.
His disciples said to him, “When will the kingdom come?” Jesus said, “It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying ‘here it is’ or ‘there it is’. Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it”.
The Kingdom will not come by waiting for it, because it is already here, the Kingdom is the mind, it is the Self’s domain, a piece of the Father’s Kingdom that was given to you to rule. Because there are many minds, the Kingdom is spread out upon the earth, and men neither see it, nor realize it.
Simon Peter said to him, “Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life”. Jesus said, “I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven”.
This logion reveals the ignorance of Simon Peter, concerning the nature of the Self. At this time, Simon Peter regarded Mary as a female physical being, and therefore considered her not worthy of Jesus’ teachings or to enter the Kingdom. At this time, Mary also considered herself as a female physical being, but Jesus knew that she was a spiritual being, and that all spiritual beings are referred to as male. Jesus also new, that it was only the mind that was referred to as female.
When Jesus said that he would lead Mary in order to make her male, what he meant was that he would teach her to come to know herself as a spiritual being, which were make her spiritually a male. It is only those who have come to know themselves as a spiritual being that are referred to as, living spirits.
When Jesus referred to the other disciples as males, he was of course referring to them as spiritual beings and not their physical gender.
Every woman, who comes to realize that she is a spiritual being, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, and have eternal life with the Father.
All minds are of Heaven, and all spiritual beings are of the Father. Therefore there is no difference between souls, and all souls are God’s children and God loves them all equally. We are a family and we have one Father who created all things, and one Mother who is Heaven; together they are God.
The Holy Spirit has spoken, and the Gospel of the Kingdom has been revealed once more, let there be peace and Love between all of God’s children, then we can all go Home.
All spiritual beings are regarded as male because they are of the Father. The mind is regarded as female because it gives birth to life (awareness). The soul can have one or two self-identities or even both, that is I am spirit (male), I am mind (female), or I am both (which is uncertainty). To make Mary a male was to make her self-realized as a spiritual being (of the Father and not a part of the mind). Only those who realize what they are, can enter the kingdom.
Mary believed that she was female, because she hadn’t come to know herself as a spiritual being.