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”