reply to post by Itisnowagain
Can what ever is being aware of this, that is appearing, be described?
Can the thing which is aware of forms be described? Yes. I can describe myself on a number of layers: physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual,
Gnosis means knowing.
Beyond just "knowing," Gnosis also implies the act of knowing, the act of learning, and the acquisition of known and knowable things.
A gnostic doesn't 'believe' in something. It knows the something.
I must disagree. To "know" that there is a Supreme Creator - above and beyond the Demiurge of Christianity - is not something which can be achieved
with 100% certainty. A Gnostic can believe
in a Supreme Creator, but, just as said Supreme Being can never be disproved, neither can it be
proved. In fact, the evidence seems to point to there not being a Supreme Being, nor a Christ-Sophia, or a Demiurge... but that's a subject for a
Gnosticism has a belief structure, just like every other faith. They just pretend their beliefs are elevated by claiming it is knowledge. In reality,
it's all just supposition. The Buddha's belief that there are no Supreme Beings, and that all of reality is a farce which arises out of dependency
and desire, is just as likely as the Gnostic view of illusion and false-creation.
The gnostic does not have to believe, it is all seeing, 'all knowing' and everpresent.
Then tell me why the Gnostic schools didn't discover electricity, invent the type-writer, discover germ-theory, advance chemistry, cure cancer, build
a rocket and go to the moon, decipher the Voynich manuscript, solve the Happy End problem, or explain what dark matter and dark energy are?
I don't have a problem with Gnosticism... but Vet is most definitely not a Gnostic.
~ Wandering Scribe