5878Re: Thomasine Metaphor or universal microcosm?
- May 16, 2002--- In gnosticism2@y..., "play_nice_now" <searay@b...> wrote:
> Interesting conversation Will and my lady Caritas.Play, I think you have drawn the wrong conclusion about my view of
> So then, the kingdom is already "here" and now. Always has been.
> Always will be. Why do you guys think that no one sees it or
> experiences it in that way? From the gnostic point of view, is
> knowing this just a matter of making the decision to know it or
> remember it again? If so, what stops us from making that decision?
> What are we afraid of?
this from what Lady C has said. I see no kingdom that is always
already here. I think that notion derives from the ending of the
temporal view of the self, and can only derive from it as a metaphor.
What is then known is not the kingdom, but the end of the temporal
sense of self, the Error. That is all that is known; the rest is the
unknown. The unknown can not be known by the decision to know it, for
when it is known, that decision maker no longer is. The notion of
remembering it again implies a past forgetting and a future
remembering, and when it is known, there is no past nor any future.
The self that is looking for it is what stops it from being. Anyway,
all I have been doing here is translating before terms into after
terms to continue the point I was making in my response to Lady C. My
question remains: Are we looking at the same thing?
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