Re: we are the walking dead
- --- In email@example.com, "Mestizo Perez" <j0kerx3@...>
> This is what I read Cari,
> "Truly, you have listened firmly (to
> concerning all thesebecome
> things. Do not seek to understand anything more. Rather, go. We
> are not acquainted with whether the unrecognizable possesses angels
> or gods; nor whether the still has anything within it but stillness,
> i.e. its own self; and so it is not . . . Nor is it fitting to
> dispersed many more times by seeking (to understand)."sure if it
> but if it was meant for the Mer248lina. then as I said I wasn't
> was for me.But thank you Cari for clarifying that for me.Mestizo, thank you for responding because hopefully now I can clear
up a misunderstanding.
If you'll notice, the part you provided was in quotes. I don't make
it a habit of placing my words inside quotes. In fact, I was only
quoting from the Gnostic work called _Allogenes_. In this section
(which I'll copy and paste below) I mentioned I was quoting from this
work, I quoted from a footnote, wrote a sentence of my own commentary
(not in quotes), and then ended with the quote you provided here.
For even greater context, you might want to go back to the former
post (I linked below). Please let me know if this is still not clear
or whether you have any further questions.
( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gnosticism2/message/12291 ) : ~~
_Allogenes_ describes the abstract journey of a soul. In _The
Gnostic Scriptures_, Bentley Layton comments in a footnote (p. 146):
"By progressive mystical introspection, the Foreigner has `beheld'
the ineffable, i.e. gained acquaintance (gnosis) of it (61:8f). Yet
to `understand' the vision of this object is a different task, the
task of philosophy; hence the heavy philosophical style of the
revelation that follows."
And at the end, it is made clear by the holy powers that even after
achieving special spiritual acquaintance (Gnosis), we still have
human limitations on additional speculation regarding comprehension
of the ineffable spiritual source.
"Truly, you have listened firmly (to us) concerning all these
things. Do not seek to understand anything more. Rather, go. We
are not acquainted with whether the unrecognizable possesses angels
or gods; nor whether the still has anything within it but stillness,
i.e. its own self; and so it is not . . . Nor is it fitting to become
dispersed many more times by seeking (to understand)."