Re: Gnosis is Not Emptiness
- View SourceLightpotential said....
> To me, the Pistis Sophia is a classic gnostic text and among themost
> important. There are mysteries that are covered in this work whichof
> are also treated to a lesser extent in the Bible in the 4 gospels
> Jesus, that examine this concept of emptiness, especially as itempty
> relates to the human condition. Jesus speaks of souls as being
> containers, much like counterfeited money. The whole concept ofin
> gnosis is tied to our receiving 'light in our lamps' or knowledge
> our souls. It is this which, in my view at least, is what frees usas
> from the sphere of the fates and the lower realms that we inhabit
> that are ruled by the demiurge. There are great mysteries connected
> to this idea of people (souls) being empty containers. In fact, I
> believe that the realm that we inhabit which is the Kosmos, one of
> the lowest realms of creation, was 'counterfeited into existence'
> a natural consequence of the continued EXTENSION from God that ledto
> the creation of all realms in their entireity. It's creationwhich parts exactly are you talking about Lightpotential? In my
> was 'planned' from the beginning. It had to be so. It is for us to
> rise above this realm and through this act we exit this world of
recollection Jesus speaks of the souls of men in a rather negative
light (as in chapter 8 where he explains that the apostles are absent
the "souls of the rulers". It also speaks of the "fulness" in a
positive way. None of this seems related to the kind of "emptynes"
that Corax is talking about though... two completely different things
it would appear to me. Can you clerify for us?