We hear countless stories of good winning over evil, in which hero rides in on a shining horse restoring order and happiness for the faithful masses cowering in rapt adoration in front of their master.
They are stories. Nothing to do with reality.
The only purpose of great heroes, of masters and saviours is to restore a state of balance. It is a condition in which the greatest number of people—indeed of all life forms—have the greatest opportunity to advance on the endless road of evolution and diversification.
Indeed, in a way, it is the Key to Immortality.
When we advocate good, the question arises: “Good for whom?” For you, or for me? Or him? For the USA or for China? Or for Russia? Or even a United Europe? No one ever considered the concept of “Good for All”. Good for all people, all animals, and birds and fish and bugs… for trees and plants and grass and flowers.
Good of the Universe.
And yet, isn’t all of nature the phenomenal personification of the Divine omnipresence?
This is where virtually all religions failed. While the intent of their myths pointed in the right direction, the executors of the myths soon brought it down to human, erroneous level.
The Gospel of Thomas, one of 52 texts of the Nag Hammadi Library, does not preach the “Gospel of Equilibrium”. That would have been too advanced for people some 2000 years ago. All it does is to assure that the original teaching of the master, of Yeshûa, would not fall the way if the orthodox religions.
I never met anyone who followed precisely the teaching on which the Christian religions claim to have been based. The task isn’t easy. We are told to be active, to try different ventures, to be brave, courageous, enterprising… and yet not to worry about tomorrow, not to amass riches, not to find safety in worldly goods, lest we forget who we are.
And there’s the rub.
Until we accept that the phenomenal world is not real, that our true nature is not physical, we cannot enter the “Kingdom of Heaven”. We don’t even know what this concept means.
Hence, back to equilibrium.
Back to the state of balance. It is an imaginary reality that lied beyond “good and evil”. Yet it can mature to a mental condition and even revert to a state of incorporeal yet Individualized Consciousness. Yeshûa gives us a hint. The equilibrium to which I am referring is “peace beyond human understanding”. It surpasses all comprehension.
It is the source so neutral, yet so all-encompassing, as to offer equal opportunity for all individualizations of Omnipresent Consciousness capable of doing so, to draw on Its inexhaustible supply of ideas. Ideas that can later become thoughts, and emotions, and stir our imaginations, and eventually become constructs of various rates of energy which we, humans, can perceive with our senses.
That sort of peace.
That sort of absolute State of Balance.
Exegesis of the Gospel of Thomas
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