Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gospel of Thomas: Yeshua's Vedanta, Logion 94

Logion 94

Yeshua says,

Those seeking will find
what they are looking for.
Doors will swing open
for the ones who knock.

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


  
The First Response:

If you open a book of poetry
in a language you cannot read,
what value does it have?
I will tell you this—
let a native reader flow the words over you,
and watch their eyes, moving,
the way their skin flushes,
the twitch in their fingers
or when they must turn aside,
sipping water.
You may not ever intuit the content in full,
but you will remember how to
feel.


KBN

Journey through Logos:

Following hard on the heals of Logion 93, Yeshua then seems to reassure his disciples that the doors of the Temple, now seeming shut to them, will be open within, and that the spiritual hunger that drives us consciously and unconsciously will be assuaged.  In other places he has said that the professional religious hold the keys to the halls of knowledge but they do not enter in.  Now he tells us that we have only to knock and from inside, that knowledge will be made available to us.  It is not outside in, but rather, gnosis arising from the inside in the first place. The great Persian poet, Rumi, makes a similar statement when he says he knocked and knocked at wisdom’s door only to find he was knocking from the inside.  That is the place of reigning, the vantage point of the throne of the heart within ourselves.
Ameyn.


Hokmah’s Symphonic Note:

"What is found now is found then.If you find nothing now, you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death.”

--Kabir

“When the Guest is being searched for, it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work.

Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.”


--Kabir
Practicing Unity:
How do you knock inside, at the door of your own wisdom and heart?  What technique works to throw open that portal—attention, music, conversation, art? 


Hokmah’s Gnosis:
We reign when we are willing to believe that all must knock on wisdom’s door from within and it will always be answered.

You can find Kim's entire commentary on the Gospel of Thomas in Kindle, paperback and audio formats by clicking on this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Yeshuas-Yoga-Non-Dual-Consciousness-Teachings/dp/1500628611/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429719056&sr=8-1&keywords=yeshua%27s+yoga






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