Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gospel of Thomas: Yeshua's Vedanta, Logion 105

Logion 105

Yeshua says,

The one who knows
his true father and mother
will be called
the son a whore.
                                 Translation:  Lynn Bauman in
The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin

The First Response:
Language is a red cape,
flung before us,
the dust spattering into our eyes as we lunge,
our heavy horned heads sweeping
for the thin, fancy, irritating dancer
behind the veil.
It’s not that we won’t be hurt
if we can sweep it all aside--
we’ll just be face to face with
the Real.


Journey through Logos:

While we might see the pain that reality has inflicted on Yeshua due to his “illegitimate” birth, we also should harken to the deeper spiritual notes here.  When we birth the consciousness that allows us to see relative and ultimate reality in a glance, we do it without the physical intervention of another in our lives.  We are all Mary, in a sense, and the child we birth is ourselves. In other words, we truly are born again from a virgin this time, the place of non-dual awareness.
Parts of the world will indeed see such sovereignty and label you the child of a whore.  The singleness, the Ihidaya, (a term used to describe Yeshua which means “single one” or “unified one”) is not controllable in the classic sociological scene and the anger that can create as the whole person rubs up against the structures of their culture, time and place can be incredibly painful.
It is restful when we realize that, in this instance, the pain is a re-birthing, over and over, of our true Self.  Like a mother in labor, we need not fear or loath the pain, but rather understand that soon we will cradle the child of our deepest Being.

Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:

“To preserve openness of heart and calmness of mind, nurture these attitudes:

Kindness to those who are happy
Compassion for those who are less fortunate
Honor for those who embody noble qualities
Equanimity to those whose actions oppose your values” 

"We are missing much joy if we allow the world to dictate the direction of our thoughts and feelings.  But when our heart guides the focus of our consciousness, love is ever present in our life."

-- Nischala Joy Devi

Practicing Unity:
Have you experienced times of pain as you interact with others in society, pain that might be directly linked to the way you see and understand the world.  How do you transmute that pain into joy and rest without disengaging from community?

Hokmah’s Gnosis:

We entering into rest when we are able to see that the sometimes painful interactions in community are simply our continued birth-pains that are part of being a Unified One.

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