"In the teachings of Gnosis we know that there are three types of mind.
The first is the sensual mind.
The second is the intermediate mind.
The third is the interior mind.
The first mind elaborates its concepts with its contents, by way of the data obtained with external sensorial perceptive senses. Therefore, it cannot
know anything about That which is the Reality.
The second mind is the deposit of religious beliefs.
The third mind functions only with the data of the awakened Consciousness.
The leaven of the materialistic and incredulous Sadducees is in the first mind.
The leaven of the hypocritical Pharisees, who do not work on themselves, is in the second mind.
In the third mind is Sophia, Divine Wisdom, who is based on the direct and lively experience of That which is not of time.
Jesus, the great Kabir, warned us by saying, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.”
The materialistic doctrines of the Sadducees always rotate inside their vicious circle, which is their external sensorial perceptions. Therefore, they
cannot know anything about That which is the Reality, about That which is beyond time.
Obviously, the Truth is beyond the body, affections and mind.
The fanatical Sadducees, materialists, and incredulous ones are born in time and they are lost in time. They do not know the Reality.
The hypocritical Pharisees believe, yet they do not know anything about That which is beyond time.
Only Pistis Sophia knows by direct mystical experience. However, she is related only with the interior mind.
Real experience of That which is the Truth is only possible with Pistis Sophia.
Nevertheless, the opening of the interior mind and the advent of Sophia is possible only by awakening the Consciousness.
Pistis Sophia is a living experience, manifested as the objective reasoning of the Being."
- Samael Aun Weor, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
[edit on 24-4-2005 by Tamahu]