5903Re: About anthropomorphizing
- May 20, 2002--- In gnosticism2@y..., "play_nice_now" <searay@b...> wrote:
> I asked something of the Lady Caritas that may seem unreasonable toHi Play,
> the gnostic mindset especially in light of the fact that we, as
> humans, do not live in a vacuum as the lady says. Is it possible
> to see with the eyes of the spirit as opposed to only with the eyes
> of the body? Again, I apologize if this doesn't seem to fit in with
> gnostic ideas but I think it is important to post anyway.
If this question seems unreasonable to a gnostic, I would wonder what
misguided understanding they have of gnosis altogether!
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole
body will be full of light.
For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with
their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see
with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.'
Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?
Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, "Blessed are the
eyes that see what you see.
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.
Gospel of Thomas (22) They said to him, "Shall we, then, be as
children to enter the Kingdom?" Jesus said to them, "When you make
the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer
as the inner, and the above as the below, and when you make the male
and the female into a single one, so that the male not be male and
the female not be female; and when you make eyes in the place of an
eye, and a hand in the place of a hand, and a foot in the place of a
foot, and an image in place of an image; then will you enter the
Our physical eyes are filters. How could we see through the veils of
illusion with our physical eyes? How could we see what is in our
hearts with our physical eyes? In order to ask the question you
asked, you've already seen with the eyes of your spirit.
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