Gospel of Thomas
I encourage you to pause for a moment and open your mind to the countless books of deep wisdom available at your fingertips.
Bring into your awareness the innumerable individuals who have dedicated themselves to a spiritual path that helped them bring forth some of the most profound insights in history.
Think of ancient African spirituality that produced the Book of the Dead and the Shabaka stone. Bring into your awareness the countless individuals who wrote the books of the Bible. Think of people like David, Solomon, Paul and the teachings of Jesus.
Bring into your consciousness the profound knowledge in the Quran which documents the spiritual path of Mohammed. Open your mind to the powerful Bhagavadgita and the eternal wisdom expressed by Krishna. Think about the enlightened mind of the Buddha and those people who put his story into writing so that countless people could know his teachings thousands of years later.
Think about our modern day mystics. People like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Fillmore, Ernest Holmes, Mary Baker Eddy, William James and Napoleon Hill.
It is incredible when you think about how much wisdom surrounds us in this day and age. Wisdom that can be accessed on our computers and is available any time of the day or night.
Of all these books of wisdom, I recently stumbled upon some hidden gospels from the Bible. One has had such a profound impact on me, I’d like to share it with you below.
Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of Thomas is a book that was not included in the King James version of the Bible. Remember, King James decided what books would be included and excluded.
This Gospel does not tell the story of Jesus’ life, but rather lists some of his most profound sayings.
Some of these sayings are well known and especially familiar to readers of the New Testament, while some are more abstract, causing deep reflection and requiring time to decipher the true meaning.
History tells us these secret sayings are those that Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded. This Gospel is packed with incredible wisdom I believe will help you as you continue down your spiritual path.
Enjoy 10 of the most profound insights from the Gospel of Thomas below.
10 Wise Sayings From the Gospel of Thomas
1 – “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”
2 – “Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered.”
3 – “What goes into your mouth will not defile you, but that which issues from your mouth – it is that which will defile you.”
4 – “There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, he is darkness.”
5 – “Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye.”
6 – “It is impossible for a man to mount two horses or to stretch two bows. And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters.”
7 – “Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.”
8 – “He who has recognized the world has found the body, but he who has found the body is superior to the world.”
9 – “The kingdom of the God is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it.”
10 – “The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And the one who lives from the living one will not see death. Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?”
Embrace one of these insights from the Gospel of Thomas this week and apply it to your life.
Remember, the Kingdom is right where you are, the ground you walk on is holy, and the Essence that fills your body is sacred.
Know you are a light of God. Take joy knowing that the Divine light shines not just through you, but through all.
If you wish to read the 114 sayings of the Gospel of Thomas, you can do so here.
Peace. Happiness. Compassion. Respect.
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