Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gospel of Thomas; Yeshua's Vedanta, Logion 113

Logion 113

His students asked him,

“On what day
will the kingdom

“Its coming cannot be perceived
from the outside,” he said.
“You cannot say,
‘Look, it’s over there’ or
‘No, here it is.’
The father’s realm
is spreading out
across the face of the earth
and humanity is not able
to perceive it.”
                                 Translation:  Lynn Bauman in
The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin

The First Response:

Do you sometimes wonder
why he did not weep more in his aloneness?
The disciples he had called,
falling asleep outside in the Garden,
mumbling to themselves
dreams of power,
poised just over that ridge,
just behind this drooping eyelid.
Alone he went to his trial
and to his cross
and to his tomb,
or rather
surrounded by one-eyed men and women
who never really learned
to brush the crusted sands of

Journey through Logos:

I often hear the human Yeshua brush through these sayings, sometimes laughing and sometimes at the very edge of his patience.  Here, he is bluntly telling his disciples what he has been trying to show through parable and his living presence—heaven is right here, earth is right here, together, they are one and this is what it means to be whole.  There are times I feel so deeply for him—the loneliness he must have experienced as he tried again and again to bring people into the brilliant, fearless, fully alive world he knew intimately.  I think he largely failed, and he knew that, too. 
The lesson of rest here is knowing at what point to be blunt; to give away the whole enchilada and then let go.  As we shall see in the next logion, the key to that is to come back to a sense of humor and spaciousness rooted in human relationships and contact.

Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:

“Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours -
And the songs of every poet past and forever.” 


“We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.” 


Practicing Unity:
How do you react when you are misunderstood?  What tools do you use to communicate with others?  What new tools would you like to learn?

Hokmah’s Gnosis:

We enter into rest when, after sharing our view of the world to those who ask, simply let any expectation of understanding go.

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