Re: "The Gospel of Mary"
- --- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, "vang19th" <vang19th@...>
> > Go, therefore, and16:15].
> > preach the Gospel of the Kingdom [cf. Matt. 4:23; 9:15; Mark
> > I have left no commandment but what I have commanded you, and Ihave
> > given you no law, as the lawgiver did, lest you be bound by it."If
> > They grieved and mourned greatly, saying, "How shall we go to the
> > Gentiles and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of the Son of Man?
> > even he was not spared, how shall we be spared?"said
> > Then Mary stood up and greeted all of them and said to her
> > brethren, "Do not mourn or grieve or be irresolute, for his grace
> > will be with you all and will defend you. Let us rather praise his
> > greatness, for he prepared us and made us into men." When Mary
> > this, their hearts changed for the better, and they began todiscuss
> > the words of the [Savior].I
> Hi ken,
> Whenever I read in some gnostic scripture I see with my spiritual
> eye focused at the symbolic content of the words the same, just as
> do in regard of this statement. A modern minded reader might thinkfrom
> that the gospel of Mary is about womens liberation. Well I don´t
> think so. It´s once again a symbolic display of the whole spiritual
> endeavor in gnosis, that is, becoming whole, releasing your soul
> all the distracting impulses that split it and makes it uneasy.Being
> one filled with the tranquility of the spirit. No man, no woman.Hi Soren,
Yeah. That's a good method.
I do it sort of like word association. Whatever comes to mind I say
it. Sometimes ancient meaning come to mind. Sometimes modern meanings
come to mind. Sometimes something completely off the wall comes to
mind and sometimes I don't get anything.
- sort of an request to "go spell it out"!
--- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, "gnostic_ken" <gnostic_ken@...>
> > > > Go, therefore, and
> > > > preach the Gospel of the Kingdom
> Gospel means good news. The Kingdom is the Kingdom of God which meant
> the place where God lives.
> To me "Go, therefore, and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom." means
> out there and let people know the good news about the nature ofreality.