The Enigmatic Sayings of Jesus – Gospel of Thomas, Saying 3
Jesus says: “If the people who lead you tell you: ‘Look, the realm is overhead!’ then, at that point, the birds of the sky will go before you. On the off chance that they tell you: ‘It is in the ocean,’ the fishes will go before you. Rather, the realm is within you and outside of you. Whenever you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are offspring of the living Father. In any case, on the off chance that you don’t come to know yourselves, then you exist in destitution, and you are neediness.”
Emblematic expressions can have various translations, and beyond what one can be right. Particularly on complex issues, the emblematic language is the one in particular that might pass on the message. In my view, Jesus utilized this representative approach to conveying his lessons intentionally, knowing that, particularly at the time he lived on the planet, the reasonable resources of most of his devotees were less evolved.
With this advance notice, I will Gospel of Thomas present my perusing of this third saying of Jesus.
People tend to project into God the picture of an almighty ruler. Albeit this is a perspective on, I like to consider God to be an energy, without human attributes. Yet, God, this significant energy that made the universe, is vast to the human brain. The Bible affirms my comprehension in a few spots.
View, God is incredible, and we know him not… (Work 36:26)
Everything is conveyed unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, however the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, he to whomsoever the Son will uncover him.(Matthew 11:27)
For who hath known the psyche of the Lord?… (Romans 11:34))
Our reasoning capacity can’t handle such a huge and strong energy that is God. Perhaps the spiritualists could draw near to knowing him, however they can’t communicate their insight to us; our dialects are defective for this assignment.
We can’t have the foggiest idea about this significant Force that is God, yet we can move toward the Image of God that lives inside our brain. Jung said that the human mind is inherently strict and that we have, in our mind, a model, the Self, that he calls the Image of God.
I consider this Image of God inside our mind the God inside. Who put it inside our mind? Obviously this almighty energy we call God. Being difficult to comprehend Him, being difficult to know Him, being difficult to converse with Him, He provided us with the chance of connecting with His Image inside our mind.
I comprehend that the importance of Jesus words in this third saying is that when you come to know yourselves, when we come to know the characters that we keep in our oblivious, then, at that point, we can know God. Not the significant energy that made the universe, but rather the picture that He set inside our mind – the Self – with the goal, I think, of being known by implication.
Know yourself. This exhortation is in the entry of the Temple of Apollo em Delphi, Greece, This counsel was rehashed by Socrates. This exhortation was given to us by Jesus, the best prophet that came to Earth to help us, to assist our spirits with ascending the stepping stool that might take more time to paradise.