Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Logion 1: Mystery

I who write this am Thomas, the Double, the Twin.
Yeshua, the Living Master spoke,
and his secret sayings I have written down.

I assure you, whoever grasps their meaning
will not know the taste of death.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Logion 2: Seekers

Yeshua says...

If you are searching, you must not stop until you find.
When you find, however, you will become troubled.
Your confusion will give way to wonder.
In wonder you will reign over all things.
Your sovereignty will be your rest.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Logion 3: Essence

Yeshua says...

If your spiritual guides say to you,
"Look, the Divine Realm is in the sky,"
well then the birds will get there ahead of you.
If they say, "It is in the sea,"
then the fish will precede you.

No, divine Reality exists
inside and all around you.
Only when you have come to know your true Self
will you be fully known-- realizing at last that you are
a child of the Living One.
If, however, you never come to know who you truly are,
you are a poverty-stricken being,
and it is your "self" which lies impoverished.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Logion 4: Childlike

Yeshua says...

A person of advanced age must go immediately
and ask an infant born just seven days
about life's source.
Such asking leads to life
when what is first becomes last.
United they become a single whole.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Logion 5: Hidden

Yeshua says...

Come to know the One in the presence before you,
and everything hidden from you will be revealed.
For there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed,
and nothing buried that will not be raised.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Logion 6: Sainthood

His students asked him,
"Do you want us to fast?"
"How shall we pray?"
"Should we give offerings?"
"From what foods must we abstain? "

Yeshua answered,
"Stop lying.
Do not do what you hate,
because everything here lies open before heaven.
Nothing hidden will remain secret,
for the veil will be stripped away
from what lies concealed behind it."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Logion 7: Blessing

Yeshua says...

A lion eaten by a man is blessed
as it changes to human form,
but a human devoured by a lion
is cursed as lion becomes human.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Logion 8: Deeper

Yeshua says...

A true human being
can be compared to a wise fisherman
who casts his net into the sea
and draws it up from below full of small fish.
Hidden among them
is one large, exceptional fish
which he seizes immediately,
throwing back all the rest without a second thought.
Whoever has ears let them understand this.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Logion 9: Labyrinth

Yeshua says...

A farmer went out to plant,
scattering seed everywhere.
Some seeds fell on the surface of the road,
and the birds came and ate them.
Others fell on rocky ground
and could not take root in the earth,
and so never germinated.
Still other seed fell among the weeds and brambles,
which choked it out and insects devoured.
Some, however, fell onto fertile soil
which produced fruit of high quality,
yielding as much as sixty
and one-hundred and twenty percent.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Logion 10: Separation

Yeshua says...

See, I have sown fire into the cosmos,
and I shall guard it carefully until it blazes.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Logion 11: Freedom

Yeshua says...

The sky and all that lies in the dimensions above it
will cease to exist.

The dead know nothing of life, and the living will never die.

When you consume that which is already dead,
you are turning it back into life.
So, then, when you too re-emerge into the Light,
what will you do?

For on the day when you were created one,
you also became two,
but when you come to realize your twoness again,
what will you do?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Logion 12: Adrift

His students said,
"We know we cannot hold on to you,
so who will lead us then?

Yeshua said,

"Wherever it is that you find yourselves,
turn to James, one of the Just
for whom heaven and earth have come into being."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Logion 13: I Am

Yeshua asked his students,
"Tell me, then, who am I like?
To whom will you compare me?"

Simon Peter said,
"You are like a just angel."
Matthew said,
"You are a philosopher of wisdom."
Thomas said,
"Master, I cannot find words to express who you really are."

Yeshua said,
"Thomas, it is no longer necessary for me to be your Master
for you are drinking from the gushing spring
I have opened for you,
and you have become intoxicated."

Then Yeshua took Thomas aside
and spoke three sayings to him in private.
When Thomas returned to the company of his companions
they, of course, asked him,
"What did Yeshua say to you?"
"If I were to tell you
even one of the things he spoke to me," Thomas replied,
"you would pick up these rocks and stone me,
and then fire would blaze out of them and burn you."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Logion 14: The Path

Yeshua says...

If you fast
you will only be giving birth to sin in yourself.
If you pray,
your prayers will come back to haunt you.
If you give to charity,
you will create evil within your own spirit.

If, however, you travel through a region
and they welcome you,
eat whatever is put in front of you,
and heal their sick.
For it is not what goes into your mouth which contaminates you,
but what comes out of it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Logion 15: Homecoming

Yeshua says...

When the time comes
and you are able to look upon the Unborn One,
fall prostrate in worship,
for you have found your own true Father,
(your Source and Origin at last).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Logion 16: Comfort

Yeshua says...

Some of you are thinking perhaps
that I have come into the cosmos to bring it peace.
No! You do not yet realize
that I have come to throw it into utter chaos
through burning, blade, and battle.

Five will be living in one household.
Three will face off against two,
and two against three.
Parents will rise up against children,
and children against their parents,
until at last they shall stand as one on their own feet.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Logion 17: Beyond

Yeshua says...

What your own eyes cannot see,
your human ears do not hear,
your physical hands cannot touch,
and what is inconceivable to the human mind--
that I will give to you!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Logion 18: Destiny

His student said to him,
"So, tell us, then, what our end and destiny will be?"

Yeshua answered,

"Have you already discovered your origin
so that you are now free to seek after your end?
It is only at your source that you will find your destiny.
Blessed are those who come to stand
in their place of origination,
for it is there that they will know their end--
never tasting death."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Logion 19: Unchanging

Yeshua says...

Blessed are all who come to live
at the point of arising--
their "genesis,"
before they came into temporality.

If you become my students,
listening deeply to my words,
even these stones will serve you.

And in paradise five evergreen trees await you.
They do not change in summer
nor shed their leaves in winter.
If you come to know them,
you will not know the taste of death.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Logion 20: Abundance

His students said to him,
"Tell us about this kingdom of yours in the heavens.
What is it like?"

Yeshua answered them,

"Let me compare it to a mustard seed,
the smallest of all seeds.
When it falls into prepared ground,
it grows into a great tree
capable of sheltering the birds of the sky."

Monday, March 1, 2010

Logion 21: Attention

Miriam said,
"Then tell us, Master, what your students are like.
How would you describe them?"

He answered,
"They are like small children
living in a field not their own.
When the landlords return and demand,
'Give us back our field!'
the children return it by simply stripping themselves
and standing naked before them.

So then, I must also tell you this:
If a householder knows for sure
that thieves are coming to steal his goods,
he will keep careful watch before they get there
to prevent them from tunneling in and taking his possessions.

You too, from your beginnings,
must keep a watchful eye on the cosmos,
binding great power to yourselves
so that thieves cannot find a way to get to you.
Pay attention then.
Any outside help you look for they will try to seize first.

May there be someone among you who truly understands this.

So listen carefully, if you have an ear for this!
When the fruit was ripe, ready to burst,
the harvester came quickly, sickle in hand, and took it.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Logion 22: Convergence

Yeshua noticed infants nursing
and said to his students,
"These little ones taking milk
are like those on their way into the kingdom."

So they asked him,
"If we too are 'little ones'
are we on our way into the kingdom?"

Yeshua replied,
"When you are able to make two become one,
the inside like the outside,
and the outside like the inside,
the higher like the lower,
so that a man is no longer male, and a woman, female,
but male and female become a single whole;
When you are able to fashion an eye to replace an eye,
and form a hand in place of a hand, or a foot for a foot,
making one image supersede another --
then you will enter in."

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Logion 23: Chosen

Yeshua says...

I choose you,
one from a thousand,
two from ten thousand,
and you will stand to your own feet
having become single and whole.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Logion 24: Glow

His students said to him,
"Take us to the place where you are,
since we are required to seek after it."

He answered them,
"Whoever has an ear for this should listen carefully!
Light shines out from the center of a being of light
and illuminates the whole cosmos.
Whoever fails to become light is a source of darkness."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Logion 25: Excuses

Yeshua says...

Love your brother and your sister
as your very own being.
Protect them as you would the pupil of your eye.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Logion 26: Humility

Yeshua says...

You detect a speck in your brother's eye,
but fail to perceive the beam sticking out of your own.
Remove the timber from your eye,
and you will see clearly enough
to extract the speck lodged in the eye of your brother.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Logion 27: Centering

Yeshua says...

If you do not fast from the cosmos,
you will never grasp Reality.
If you cannot find rest on the day of rest,
you will never feast your eyes on God.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Logion 28: Blind

Yeshua says...

I stood to my feet in the midst of the cosmos,
appearing outwardly in flesh.
I discovered that all were drunk
but none were thirsty,
and my soul ached for the children of humanity,
for their hearts are blind.
They cannot see from within.
They have come into the cosmos empty,
and they are leaving it empty.

At the moment you are inebriated,
but when freed from the effects of wine,
you too may turn and stand.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Logion 29: Harnessed

Yeshua says...

If flesh came into existence for the sake of spirit,
it is a wonder,
but if spirit exists for the sake of flesh,
it is a wonder of wonders.
I am truly astonished
at how such richness
came to dwell in such poverty.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Logion 30: One and Only

Yeshua says...

Where there are three divinities,
God is present.
Where one or two exist,
I am there.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Logion 31:Fame

Yeshua says...

No prophet is welcomed home.
No healer cures acquaintances.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Logion 32: Exposed

Yeshua says...

A city built and fortified on a mountain top
cannot fall,
but neither can it be hidden.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Logion 33: Proclamation

Yeshua says...

What you hear with one ear,
listen to with both,
and then proclaim from the roof tops.
For no one lights a lamp and then hides it away.
It is placed on a lamp-stand instead
where those who pass by may see by its light.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Logion 34: Assumptions

Yeshua says...

If the blind are leading the blind
they will topple together into a pit.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Logion 35: Unbound

Yeshua says...

You cannot take a strong man's house by force
unless first you bind his hands and remove him.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Logion 36: Appearances

Yeshua says...

Do not spend your time from one day to the next
worrying about your outer appearance;
what you wear,
and what you look like.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Logion 37: Mask

His students asked him,
"When will you manifest yourself to us?
How long will it be
before we see you as you truly are?

Yeshua replied,

"On the day you strip yourselves naked
like those little children,
and take your clothes and trample them
on the ground under your feet without shame,
then you will be able
to look upon the son of the Living One
without fear."

Friday, February 12, 2010

Logion 38: Lost

Yeshua says...

On many occasions
you have longed to hear such words
as the ones that I am speaking to you,
but you had no one to go to.
The day will come again
when you will seek for me,
but will not be able to find me.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Logion 39: Key

Yeshua says...

Your scholars and religious leaders
have taken the keys of knowledge
and locked them away.
They have not used them to enter in,
nor have they allowed those desiring it to do so.
You, therefore, must be as subtle as serpents
and as guileless as doves.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Logion 40: Grounded

Yeshua says...

A grapevine was planted
away from its Source
where it remains unprotected.
It will be torn out by its roots and destroyed.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Logion 41: Empty

Yeshua says...

To the one who has something in hand,
more will be given.
To the one whose hands hold nothing,
even that "nothing" will be taken away.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Logion 42: Reality

Yeshua says...

Come into being as you pass away.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Logion 43: Inseparable

His students said to him,
"Who are you to be saying such things to us?"

Yeshua replied,

"Do you not realize who I am
from everything I have said to you?
Have you come to be like the Judeans
who either accept the tree, but reject its fruit,
or welcome the fruit and despise the tree?"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Logion 44: Choices

Yeshua says...

You may speak against the Father
and it will be forgotten.
You may speak against the son
and it will be dropped.
But if you speak opposing the sacred Spirit,
that is irrevocable
both in heaven and on earth.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Logion 45: Weeding (Expanded)

When I posted yesterday's logion I left out a section (again!). So I will leave this here another day so you may get the full impact of Yeshua's words... And now my poem makes more sense, too! So it's all good...

Yeshua says...

Grapes are not harvested from thorns,
nor are figs gathered from thistles.
Thorns and thistles do not produce fruit.

Good people bring goodness
out of a storehouse of inner treasure,
and evil ones bring wickedness
out of the repository of evil collected in the heart.
It is from there that they speak.
For from the heart's overflow evil enters the world.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Logion 46: Innocence

Yeshua says,

Among those born on Earth,
beginning from Adam to John the Baptist,
no-one has reached a higher state than John -
and you should bow in honor before him.

Yet I tell you this:
whoever of you becomes a little child
will not only know the kingdom,
but will be raised to a state higher than John's.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Logion 47: Which?

Yeshua says...

No one can mount two horses,
or draw two bows, at once,
and you cannot serve two masters
at the same time.
If you honor one, the other will be offended.

No one drinks a vintage wine
and immediately wants to taste wine freshly bottled.
New wine is not put into old containers
lest it be ruined,
nor is aged wine put into new barrels lest it spoil.

Also, old cloth is not sewn onto new garments
because it only makes the tear worse.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Logion 48: Duality

Yeshua says...

Should two make peace in one house,
they could speak the word,
"Move!" to a mountain,
and it would obey them.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Logion 49: Incarnation

Yeshua says...

Blessed are those chosen and unified.
The Realm of the Kingdom is theirs.
For out of her you have come,
and back to her you are returning.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Logion 50: Enlightened

Yeshua says...
Suppose you are asked,
"Where have you come from?"
say, "We have come from the Light at its source,
from the place where it came forth
and was manifest as Image and Icon.

If you are asked, "Are you that Light?"
say, "We are its children,
and chosen by the Source, the Living Father."

If you are questioned,
"But what is the sign of the Source within you?"
say, "It is movement and it is rest."