Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gospel of Thomas: Yeshua's Vedanta, Logion 62

Logion 62

Yeshua says,

I disclose my mysteries
to those ready for Mystery—
so keep secret from your left hand
what your right hand is doing.

                                 Translation:  Lynn Bauman in
The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin

The First Response:
I think of dervishes
one hand up, one down,
 around their still point teacher,
and yet
gazing up
all of it sweeping around,
the earth around its sun, the
galaxy around its pivot point,
galaxies upon galaxies spinning
‘round the Source.
Left and right
wrong and right
all opposites
feather between
gently curved fingers,
the eternal


Journey through Logos:

When we leave the world of relativity—of dividing the world up into left and right, right and wrong, body and spirit, up and down, we begin to see in a whole different way.  Notice that Yeshua cannot give you this non-dual awareness; he can only nudge when you are already primed to experience it, and in that experience, even your distance from your teacher is transcended.
It also gently points to a kind of intuitive mind, the place where you are already single.  The experience really can’t even be “told” from your right to left hand because you have become single, whole, the point of “conversion.”  How do we know without knowing? By not using the analytical part of mind that creates division in our conceptions of reality.  In a sense, that mind is more attuned to what it is to be rather do, to experience rather than analyze.

Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:

“I am not a Hindu, Nor a Muslim am I!I am this body, a play of five elements; a drama of the spirit dancing With joy and sorrow.”

“Student, tell me, what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.”

“When the Guest is being searched for,
it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work.
Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.”


Practicing Unity:

How do we “know” without “knowing”?  Walk around with this question for the day, applying it whenever your mind slips into judging, evaluating, etc.  At the end of the day, what did you come to “know?”

Hokmah’s Gnosis:

We are filled with Wonder when we come to know the Body that is beyond all opposites.

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