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Mother Truth and Father Knowledge bring Wisdom

Mother Truth, Father Knowledge

“Truth is the mother, knowledge the father. Those who think that sinning does not apply to them are called free by the world. Knowledge of the truth can make one arrogant, giving meaning to the words ‘being free.’ It makes them feel superior to the world. But love builds up. Who is really free through knowledge is a slave because of love for those who have not yet attained the freedom of knowledge. Knowledge makes them capable of freedom. Love never calls something its own, yet it too may possess the same thing. Love never says, ‘This is mine,’ or ‘That is mine,’ but ‘All these are yours.’

‘Spiritual love is wine and fragrance. Those nearby also enjoy it from those who are anointed. But if the anointed withdraw and leave, then those unanointed, who are hanging around, remain in their bad odor. The Samaritan gave nothing but wine and oil to the wounded. Only the ointment. It healed the wounds, for ‘love covers a multitude of sins.'” ~The Gospel of Philip

Truth is the Mother

Philip says that Truth is the Mother. The Mother of what? He doesn’t say exactly, but we can reason it out. Philip is talking about a spiritual awakening. He isn’t interested in a mother in the physical sense but in a spiritual sense. That is why he says truth is the mother. Mother Truth is the mother of the awakened soul.

Knowledge is the father

In the same way that truth is the mother of the awakened soul, knowledge is the father. Not ordinary knowledge of the realm of matter, not knowledge you can find in a book at the public library, but knowledge that comes from above. Continue reading “Mother Truth and Father Knowledge bring Wisdom”

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Love of Truth Leads to Knowledge

“In mysticism, that love of truth which we saw as the beginning of all philosophy leaves the merely intellectual sphere and takes on the assured aspect of a personal passion. Where the philosopher guesses and argues, the mystic lives and looks; and speaks, consequently, the disconcerting language of first-hand experience, not the neat dialectic of the schools. Hence while the Absolute of the metaphysicians remains a diagram—impersonal and unattainable—the Absolute of the mystics is lovable, attainable, alive.

“’Oh, taste and see!’ they cry, in accents of astounding certainty and joy. ‘Ours is an experimental science. We come to you not as thinkers, but as doers. Leave your deep and absurd trust in the senses, with their language of dot and dash, which may possibly report fact but can never communicate personality. If philosophy has taught you anything, she has surely taught you the length of her tether, and the impossibility of attaining to the doubtless admirable grazing land which lies beyond it. One after another, idealists have arisen who, straining frantically at the rope, have announced to the world their approaching liberty; only to be flung back at last into the little circle of sensation. But here we are, a small family, it is true, yet one that refuses to die out, assuring you that we have slipped the knot and are free of those grazing grounds.’” ~Evelyn Underhill

Love of Truth

A love of truth is a primary reason why mystics practice their craft. But it is more than just a love of truth, it is a strong desire to know the truth. They don’t want to know opinions or partial truths, they want to know the whole truth without question. They want to know spiritual truth as that is the only absolute truth there is. Truth in the physical world is always partial and limited, subject to debate and opinions. On top of that, physical truth can actually change with time. Only spiritual truth is absolute and unchangeable, that is why mystics who have a love of truth seek spiritual truth. Continue reading “Love of Truth Leads to Knowledge”

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The All Glorious One in Brilliant Light

“This is the revelation of the All Glorious One, who was with us on Earth as a Master and now dwells in the Place of Eternal Brightness.

“I am as I was, the devoted friend of the friendless, the servant of those who sat at my feet and the lover of all. I dwell amid brightness in endless joy, in the place of blending, for when flame unites with flame, there is but one flame, and when waters mingle with waters, there is but one water. When all is merged in one, then the difference is removed.

“That which once was heavy is now light. As I was in the body, so am I now in spirit. All that was once impure has been purged away, the painful darkness of earthly life is no more. The heavy burden of restriction has gone; I am free.

“The deluded eyes now see clearly; the stifled tongue is freed, and the insensitive ears are opened. Life is an everlasting melody of glory. The falsehoods taught by the body no longer hold me in bondage. The fetters are struck off my limbs, and the bandage removed from my eyes.

“I no longer desire the things unearned, nor do I refuse the enjoyment of my gains, I stand alone in wisdom and peace. Beyond the range of earthly senses, the past is no longer a shackle at my ankle.”

~The Kolbrin Bible (MAN:16:1-5)

The All Glorious One

The being who is here called the All Glorious One is clearly an Ascended Master and Teacher. He is telling whoever is listening to this and writing it down what it is like to be in what most of us call Heaven or Paradise. His description seems to have some contradictions which we will examine and try to resolve. The one thing missing from this chapter of the Kolbrin Bible is that we are not told what this All Glorious One did to awaken his spirit and soul and, over time, become an Ascended Master. This is not unusual as the exact process is never put into writing unless codified so those who would misuse the knowledge won’t understand it. And other chapters cover much of it, though again, coded with the use of allegory, much like most of the tales in the Christian Bible. Continue reading “The All Glorious One in Brilliant Light”

John the Baptizer

John the Baptizer and Jesus: Men of God

John the Baptizer and Jesus

“There was a man sent from God. His name was Yohanan. He came as a witness in testimony of the light so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify about the light. The light was the true light, which illuminates every person who comes into the world. He was in the world and through him the world was born, and the world did not know him. He went to his own and his own did not receive him. To all who received him he gave power to become the children of God, to those who believed in his name, who were born not from blood or from the will of the flesh or from the will of a man, but were born of God.

“Yohanan testified about him and cried out, saying, ‘He is the one of whom I said, “One who will come after me was before me,’”because before me he was. From his bounty we have all received grace upon grace, and as the law was given through Moshe, grace and truth have come through Yeshua the Galilean. No one has ever seen God. Only the one born of God, who is in the heart of his father, he has made him known.’

“And this is the testimony of Yohanan the baptizer when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Yerushalayim to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ And he confessed and made no denial, but confessed, ‘I am not the Galilean.’ They asked him, ‘What then? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the prophet?’ He answered, ‘No.’ ‘Who are you? Give us an answer for those who sent us here. What do you say about yourself?’ He said, ‘I am the voice of one crying in the desert. “Make straight the way of the lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.’” ~Gospel of Thomas

A Man from God

Thomas says Yohanan (John in English) was a man sent from God. This is certainly true, but in a way, we are all sent from God and by God and we all have an obligation to serve God and help in his Great Plan.

Thomas adds that John the Baptizer came as a witness, but he “ was not the light, but came to testify about the light.” That line tells us two things. John is saying that he is not the Messiah. It also tells us that the Messiah is a bearer of light. “What light?” you might ask. Not the light of a torch or a fire, but the Light of God. This is the Light that comes to us from God and through the intermediary of the Spiritual Sun. John the Baptizer was not the Light or the bearer of the Light, but the one who preceded that Light-bearer, Yeshua, who we call Jesus. Continue reading “John the Baptizer and Jesus: Men of God”