When you are able
two into one,
then you, too, will become
“Son of Humanity,”
and it will be possible
for you to say to a mountain,
“Move,” and it will move.
Translation: Lynn Bauman in
The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin
The First Response:
Superhumans move mountains
doesn’t someone always end up dead then?
How we secretly long for such things—
strength to toss cars,
read someone’s mind,
bend nature to our will
keep scratching such an itch and
what you find
a tight little ball of
isolation and fear.
The power to move mountains will not save you—
It is knowing why you want to
in the first place.
Journey through Logos:
The child of the whore is the single one, transformed from two into one and who then becomes the child of all humanity, graced and empowered through his or her own re-birth. This is the “wisdom of the twin”, the two aware they are one, the dual nature of the world shunted off at last. Life becomes infinitely workable, mastery is not just subtle but also a profound mix of wisdom with compassion that births the ihidaya, the single one.
Knowing you can move mountains but also aware of all the ramifications of your actions puts you in a place of rest. Great actions or small are leveled, though, the paradoxes resolved within you. Gold and bird seed husks become the same, shot through with Light. The mountain and you are one, so why move it? What is space, time, culture, and geography to one who is single and unified? They have become Wa hayye, divine life.
Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:
“The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument.”
--The Bhagavad Gita
“The immature think that knowledge and action are different, but the wise see them as the same.”
--The Bhagavad Gita
What keeps you from moving the mountains of your life? Do you understand why you want them moved? What wisdom can you take away from all these words today, and what compassion?
We enter into rest when, unified, we are wholly human and wholly divine,
and the mountains are not any different from the ground on which we stand.
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