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Gospel of Thomas
22. Jesus saw some babies nursing. He said to his disciples, "These nursing babies are like those who enter the (Father's) kingdom."
They said to him, "Then shall we enter the (Father's) kingdom as babies?"
Jesus said to them, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]."
reply to post by ketsuko
Speaking of Thomas...
When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."
reply to post by Akragon
yes in other words get rid of the en-heavy-mind or the mind that binds us. Its like the heaviest leach there is. Obsession with enlightenment becomes very heavy in deed.
edit on 27-12-2013 by ancientthunder because: add las words
The idea behind enlightenment seems to be attainment of knowledge... some AH HA! moment in which everything becomes clear... and this "clarity" effects the persons life in profound ways.
To discover this clarity one must read numerous texts from "intellectuals" from various religious perspectives, political ideologies, philosophy and perhaps even scientific hypothesis to get an overall view of the world and the reasons behind the state of the world and the complete mess it is in.