Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gospel of Thomas: Yeshua's Vedanta, Logion 114

Logion 114

Simon Peter said to them all,

“Mary should leave us
for women are not
worthy of this Life.”

Yeshua said,
“Then I myself will lead her,
making her male
if she must becomes
worthy of you males!
I will transform her
into a living spirit
because any woman changed
in this way
will enter the divine Realm.”

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

The First Response:
That he should end this journey joking,
poking fun and laughing quietly to himself.
That he should settle down,
Mary’s hand in his own
squeezing it to let her know
for a time
he was there,
that he knew she knew
that they still didn’t know,
and even then have the sense
to tell them one more time,
the divine realm will heat us and mix us
wild atoms thrown into form
the energy of our love
speaking down through the corn fields
and in the eyes of lovers
long after the sun
expands and devours us whole,
the music will flow on
unimpeded and waiting
for ears


Journey through Logos:

If the previous logion was laced with impatience, this one actually shows an even clearer glimmer of what it might have been like to learn at the knee of Yeshua—humor, gentle chiding, including all effortlessly into relationship, even when the situation is so hot that feminists today still rage at this saying.  He is teaching us how to laugh, the highest and best litmus test for intelligence and understanding, as well as show us the best way to rest.  Be spacious, inclusive, discerning, gentle and fearless in our relationships, because then you are the living “proof” of everything Yeshua is trying to teach. 
It is fascinating that we end with this logion, this snapshot of how to be in the world and be spiritual.  Some authors also see that this is a call to go forward and read the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene, a text that would have been in circulation about the same time as this Gospel of Thomas. However you see it, I hope you are smiling away with me, here at the end of our journey together.
Now, the work is in your hands.  If you are called, I hope you do as I have done, take a logion a day and walk for a while beside Yeshua.  Scripture of any kind is only as alive as its readers, only as dynamic as what is put into practice by the living, only as holy as it is able to lead us to a tangible wholeness.

Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:

“I am looking at you,
You at him,
Kabir asks, how to solve
This puzzle--
You, he, and I?”


“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.”


Practicing Unity:
How do you make use of humor and honesty together in your interactions in the world?  What “tips” can you see in this logion to help you in your daily relationships?

Hokmah’s Gnosis:

We enter into rest when we are spacious, inclusive, discerning, gentle, humor-filled and fearless in our relationships, becoming the living proof of all that Yeshua has tried to teach.

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