Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gospel of Thomas: Yeshua's Vedanta, Logion 110

Logion 110

Yeshua says,

 Whoever finds the cosmos
and becomes rich
must ultimately let the cosmos go.

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

The First Response:
At eighteen,
I never would have guessed
that my riding and art and showmanship trophies
 might end up in the dumpster,
the ribbons that once ran the circuit of my room,
 squashed together and thrown out
with mash potatoes and steak bones,
my old Miss Thunderbay sash
wadded up in some corner of my
son’s dresser to hide a hole.
It wasn’t a painful letting go, though—
just so much plastic and faux-marble,
just so much fake silk and yellow thread—
and I need less tangible things now,
to mirror the worth of my existence.

Journey through Logos:

Now the intent of Logion 109 becomes much more clear.  If the richness of ourselves, our gnosis, is turned to profiting in the ways of the world, that requires us to  eventually release such things if we are to rest.  The treasure Yeshua is hoping we discover within us is so much more than working with the energies of relative reality in a way that is profit-oriented.  The richness resides in our being, not in any particular change as such.
The fallow field is not fallow at all, nor is the treasure pulled out into the ways of commerce, superficial relationship and power a treasure worth having any longer.  It has becomes a blight, a weight and a hindrance, bound by the dictates of time, place, and culture.  In a sense, if we see this, we begin cradle what is hidden, nurture what will not be applauded, rest with what never bring us wealth in the traditional sense.
And that is the best treasure of all, the breastplate that cannot be taken from you ever.

Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:

When one's mind dwells on the objects of Senses, fondness for them grows on him, from fondness comes desire, from desire anger.
Anger leads to bewilderment, bewilderment to loss of memory of true Self, and by that intelligence is destroyed, and with the destruction of intelligence he perishes.

--The Bhagavad Gita

To him [the Sage], what seemeth the bright things of day to the mass, are known to be the things of darkness and ignorance—and what seemeth dark as night to the many, he seeth suffused with the light of noonday.

--The Bhagavad Gita

Practicing Unity:

How does it feel to go through the stages of searching, finding, trouble, wonder and reigning, but never profit from it in the way of the world?  Be honest with the words or images that come.

Hokmah’s Gnosis:

We enter into rest when we understand our kingdom and treasure, our gnosis, is worth more to us than the value assigned to such things in relative reality. 

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