>>I would not discount this idea. Although there is a point where Thomas'sayings depart from the literal meanings, the literal is still there and
must be considered. Either way I think the logion is pointing to the aspect
of inner development as opposed to just murder.
I would wholeheartedly agree that this saying is about "inner development",
in fact most every saying in Thomas seems to center on that theme.
Mt. Shasta, CA.