Sayings of Jesus

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Jesus said, "If those who lead you say, 'See, the Kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the Kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."

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Jesus said: "Where there are two, they are not without God, and when there is one alone, I say, I am with him. Raise the stone, and there you will find me; cleave the wood, and there I am."

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Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above
it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"

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His disciples said to Him, "When will the Kingdom come?"
Jesus said, "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'Here it is' or 'There it is.' Rather, the Kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."

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Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what
no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."

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The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be."
Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."

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Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to His disciples,
"These infants being suckled are like those who enter the
Kingdom."
They said to Him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the Kingdom?"
Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside,and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the Kingdom."

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Jesus said, "I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and
two out of ten thousand, and they shall stand as a single one."

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His disciples said to Him, "Show us the place where You are,
since it is necessary for us to seek it."
He said to them, "Whoever has ears, let him hear. There is light within a man of light, and he (or "it") lights up the whole world. If he (or "it") does not shine, he (or "it") is darkness."



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"Sayings" Continued

Jesus said, "If the flesh came into being because of spirit,
it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the
body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty."

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His disciples said, "When will You become revealed to us and when shall we see You?"
Jesus said, "When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the Son of the Living One, and you will not be afraid"

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Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted outside of the
Father, but being unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."

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Jesus said, "Two will rest on a bed: the one will die, and
other will live."
Salome said to him, "Who are You, man, that You, as though from the One, have come up on my couch and eaten from my table?"
Jesus said to her, "I am He who exists from the Undivided. I was given some of the things of my Father."
Salome said, "I am Your disciple."
Jesus said to her, "Therefore I say, if he is undivided, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."

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Jesus said, "Whoever believes that the All itself is
deficient is himself completely deficient."

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Jesus said, "If you bring forth what is within you, what you
bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is
within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

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Jesus said, "It is I who am the light which is above them
all. It is I who am the All. From Me did the All come forth, and unto Me did the All extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find Me there."

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Jesus said, "The images are manifest to man, but the light
in them remains concealed in the image of the light of the
Father. He will become manifest, but his image will remain
concealed by his light."

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Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependent upon a
body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."

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They said to Him, "Tell us who You are so that we may
believe in You."
He said to them, "You read the face of the sky and of the earth, but you have not recognized the one who is before you, and you do not know how to read this moment."

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They said to Jesus, "Come, let us pray today and let us
fast."
Jesus said, "What is the sin that I have committed, or
wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray."

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Jesus said, "When you make the two one, you will become the
sons of man, and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away."

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Jesus said, "The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in
your presence. And one who lives from the Living One will not see death." Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?"

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Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which
is hidden from you will become plain to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."

B-friend | Sat, 01/09/2010 - 07:44
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Maybe the Gospels of Thomas bring us back a bit of true essence

of what were the teachings of Jesus.

Most of his words were destroyed in the first centuries of our history. E.g. Rudolf Steiner said (out of his knowledge of the akasha chronic): What we officially know today about Jesus can be compared with small knowledge delivered about a spiritual movement - from an declared enemy of that movement!

Today we have to find bridges to the lost words of Jesus, so we can understand them. Such a bridge e.g. can be the books of Bede Griffiths who was familiar with Christian mysteries.

Giordano Bruno | Thu, 02/11/2010 - 09:33
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what about the most famous

what about the most famous one? - "Turn the other cheek"

lalo | Sat, 01/09/2010 - 17:52
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haha

That saying is for the hardcore Jesus enthusiasts...lol

B-friend | Sat, 01/09/2010 - 21:43
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Getting the Mind out of the way.

In my understanding, practice, and experience, it is along the same lines as "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

After reading "Stillnes Speaks" a few times, and reading a few pages each time prior to sitting meditation, I've come to appreciate it as a distillation of the essence of Jesus's teaching...in language I can understand. Do not identify with the mind, thoughts, ego. You are not those things. Stillness...in all it's forms...enables you to enter that space where there are no questions.

Turn the other cheek: in blunt terms means to me, if you see evil, don't dwell your mind on it, and get lost in that mental and through drama surrounding it. Look away. Turn the other way, and abide in pure consciousness, beyond bad and good. Preserve the purity of your pure consciousness. Do not taint it with identification with thoughts.

Quantum | Thu, 02/11/2010 - 21:36
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Tremendous

Tremendous explanation of the meaning behind "turn the other cheek".

I'll never look at my cheeks the same way again.

B-friend | Sat, 05/15/2010 - 19:50
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So you figured it out...

So you figured out what He was actually teaching. When did this happen?

Quantum | Sun, 01/10/2010 - 08:35
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hmmm

I can't remember the last time I read the Gospel of Thomas, perhaps years. I also can't presume to know all that Jesus taught. Until this past year my mind has been away from such things. I was pleasantly surprised, though, when I read Thomas the other day. Perhaps since I've been reading Ramana lately, the similarities of their words became self evident.

B-friend | Sun, 01/10/2010 - 10:57
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Question..

I just read the Gospel of Thomas that past weekend. Somewhere in it it says something to the effect that whoever can fathom the message hidden in the teaching will benefit.

Lately, I've been wondering..why didn't they all just speak plainly? Why hide the practice of ...whatever you want to call it..I call it Present Moment Awareness...in such cryptic language and symbology? If the message is for everyone why not just come out and speak plainly and say "Hey, don't get lost in thoughts. YOu are not your thoughts. Just be Present. You are Pure Consciousness, work your way out of your choking weedlike thought and try to get in touch with that Higher essence of you."

My real question is, why all the secrecy? Can this knowledge actually be dangerous in the "wrong" hands? Is there a "Dark" side to this, like the Dark Side of Force?

Quantum | Fri, 02/12/2010 - 04:40
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The deeper Mind

Those who know tell us that mind has many layers. While the superficial layer has thought as a medium of understanding and expression the deeper layers understand the language of symbolism and myths. Besides if the massage has to be kept pure I mean reach your inner self without the distortion of thinking mind then this type of language is always beneficial. It also protects the Teaching from being distorted by unbelievers.

As regards your being in the present theory

http://www.gurusfeet.com/blog/being-present-myth

Practice of awareness is an old Buddhistic practice of meditation and is as good as any other that one has liking for and practices diligently. It is the sincerity that counts.

joejo | Fri, 02/12/2010 - 05:03
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Makes sense.

Never thought of it that way.

That explains why my mind never makes sense out of it, and why the meaning is more clear at night before I go to sleep.

Sounds like the workings of a Koan.

Thanks again.

Quantum | Sat, 02/13/2010 - 00:07