THESE are sayings of the living Jesus recorded by Thomas who is called Didymus. Whoever learns the inner meaning of these truths shall live forever in the Eternal Sea.
2 Jesus saith, Let him who seeketh continue seeking until he findeth. When he findeth, he will be troubled at the contemplation of Truth, but when he hath passed through the time of trouble, he will be astonished at the glory of the Light, for the Way of Truth is the pathway to the Eternal Godhead and the price of the price of the beatific vision is the wringing of the soul. He who would rise above all things must descend below all things, for the way to the heights passeth through the depths of anguish which generate the fires of Life. Blessed is the man who hath suffered and found Life.
3 Jesus saith, If ye say that the abode of God is in the sky, the birds will arrive there before you. If ye say it is in the sea, the fish will arrive there before you. Know ye that the kingdom of heaven is within you and without you, and ye shall know that which is within. When ye have found the Light within yourselves, ye will know as ye are known. then ye will know that ye are the sons of the living Father and that your destiny is to be as He. He who knoweth not himself, is poor in Spirit, for he is his own poverty.
4 Jesus saith, Except ye become as little children, ye cannot know the meaning of Life, for your minds must be cleared of the falsehoods of this world if ye are to be taught the eternal Truth.
5 Jesus saith, I Am the door; he who entereth by me shall find eternal bliss. I Am the bed; he who lieth upon me shall enter perpetual rest. I Am the Light; he who seeth by me shall behold all things.
6 Jesus saith, The way of the prophets is a trail of tears. Se, I have given you to be prophets unto this generation. Therefore shall they mock you and revile you and say all manner of evil against you. What, know ye not that they have always rejected the prophets whom I have sent among them? Yea, verily I say unto you, even those who follow the prophets do not understand them, for they speak of the things of the Spirit which cannot be apprehended by the carnal mind. The prophet is alone with God, for of all men it is he who seeth the reality which he cannot convey to his people. Lonely is the way of the prophet, but if he bringeth one soul one step closer to the Light, all his loneliness and grief is justified, for great shall be shall become a great company at the throne of the Highest.
7 Jesus saith, He who standeth alone shall be with God; he who is with God shall stand alone.
8 Jesus saith, Many of you think that I have come to establish peace upon the earth. I will not bring peace but dissension, fire, sword, and war. Families will be divided because of me, friends shall cease from one another, nations shall join in battle. Yea, those who would follow me must be willing to forsake all and to stand alone if they would inherit the kingdom of my Father.
9 Jesus saith, I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life: the Way because ye must walk in my footsteps to reach the throne of the Eternal, the Truth because I am the Eternal God, the Totality of all that is, the Life because the Tree of Life, grounded in the Earthly Mother and ascending to the Heavenly Father, is nourished in my blood.
10 Jesus saith, Learn the meaning of the creation which surroundeth you and ye will perceive the mysteries hidden from your sights, for the Eternal Truth is recorded on all that existeth. Verily I say unto you, there is nothing hidden which shall not be revealed to him who can read the creation of God.
11 Jesus saith, Behold, I have kindled a spark in this world and I shall nourish it until it blazeth up unto eternal glory.
12 Jesus saith, The shadows of this world are perceived by men and they think they know the Truth, but the reality which casteth the shadows is hidden from them and they perceive not the Light. Verily I say unto you, only when ye perceive shadows as shadows and search the Light will ye perceive the reality which is God.
13 Jesus saith, This earth and its heaven will pass away and all will become new. Behold, in the beginning ye were made one body, and when ye became two, sin entered the world. Now ye are many, and sin aboundeth. Hear then my word! Ye must become a solitary man before me, if ye would dwell in the new heavens and the new earth which I shall create. He who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
14 Simon Peter saith unto him, When thou hast departed from us, who shall give us the Light. Jesus saith unto him, When I am gone, ye shall look unto John who will show you all things which are hidden in me. Nevertheless, I say unto thee Simon, thou art Peter, and thou shalt be a Rock unto my Church and, behold, I have given unto thee James and John to be thy ministers to guide thee in the way of Life, for they will reveal unto thee the order and will of heaven, and I shall build my Church upon this Rock of Light that the gates of hell may never encompass it. Amen.
15 Jesus looketh upon the multitudes wandering in the marketplace and he saith unto Mary Magdalene, Behold, they are sheep without a shepherd, for they will not hear my voice. The Good Shepherd calleth unto them, but they reject the fold, wandering in darkness until they are consumed by the wolves and the bears.
16 Jesus saith to His disciples, Whom say ye that I am? Simon Peter saith to Him, Thou art the King of Israel. Matthew saith, Thou art the greatest of Prophets. John saith, Thou art that which cannot be named. Jesus saith, Verily I say unto thee, No man hath taught thee this, but thou hast been instructed of the Light. The Jesus taketh him apart and showeth unto him the mysteries of Life, the power of Unity whereby men enter into God. When John returneth to the disciples they desire of him the knowledge Jesus hath imparted. John openeth his mouth and sayeth unto them, If I were to reveal unto you at this time the mysteries into which I have been initiated by the Master, ye would pick up stones and slay me, and ye would be guilty of the innocent blood. Continue seeking, that ye, too, may attain, that ye may enter into Life.
17 Jesus saith, No prophet is revered as a prophet among those who know him best, for the shadow of his life eclipseth the brightness of his glory. Even his disciples will not know his true nature until he hath passed beyond their reach.
18 Jesus saith, The children of this generation revere the dead prophets while rejecting the living. So hath it been in every generation. The children of those who persecute you will build monuments to your memory.
19 Jesus saith, When the outer is become as the inner and the lower as the upper, then will this world find peace.
20 Nathaniel saith to Him, When thou hast gone out of the world, how shall we know the Father? Jesus saith, The Father is within you. Learn thyself, and thou shalt know me and my Father, that where we are, ye may be also. Ye are the sons of God. What, shall the son not be like his Father? ye are the daughters of God. Shall the daughter not be like her Mother? Take heed to yourselves that ye pollute not your birthright.
21 Jesus saith, Man is created to dwell in the Garden of Delights. All else is death. Find that Garden where the Father hath placed the fountain of Love and thou shalt live forever in bliss.
22 Jesus saith, In the Garden of the Lord standeth the holy Tree of Life, High in its branches singeth a bird. Listen for the voice of the bird, for when ye are properly aligned with heaven and earth, he will tell you all things.
23 Jesus saith, I go unto my Father that I may bring you to Him. Weep not at my death, for it is mine hour of triumph. I am the great High Priest. When I ascend the cross, I shall break Satan’s power forever.
24 Mary Magdalene saith to Him, Lord, it is hard to think of thee upon the cross. Jesus saith, Yea, Mary, a sword shall pierce thine own soul also, but it is the forerunner of great joy. Thou also shalt die in a distant land at the hands of unholy men, but death is not the enemy. Live life in joy and welcome death in peace. Then shalt thou be one with me.
25 Jesus saith, he who taketh up the sword shall perish by the sword. Think ye that evil can be overcome by evil or violence by violence? the way of peace requireth courage and patience, but it will prevail.
26 Simon Zealots saith unto him, Master, if the gentiles exercise authority over us by the sword and we take not up the sword to throw off their yoke, how will the Kingdom be established? Jesus saith, Verily I say unto thee, Simon, the kingdom of heaven is within thee. Only when thou hast established the kingdom within and overcome the demons of doubt and fear wilt thou discern the key to the establishment of the Kingdom of God of the earth.
27 Jesus saith, When the Comforter is come, whom I shall send unto you, He will lead you into all Truth. Search the Light within you souls, for there will ye find the reality of all things.
28 Jesus saith to Hathaniel, Thou shalt see angels descending to minister unto the Son of Man and the very heavens will be opened unto thee that thou mayest understand the end of all things. Nathaniel saith, Lord, if I learn the end of all things, surely I shall die. Jesus saith, Have I not given unto thee my mind, Nathaniel, that thou shouldst comprehend all things? Fear not the acquisition of knowledge, for that which thou learnest now will bless thee in the life which is to come.
29 Elizabeth asketh him, Master, why hath women been made unequal with man? Jesus saith, Verily I say unto thee, Elizabeth, in the beginning, God created man male and female; they were one body, perfectly united and absolutely equal. Through the Fall came disparity and under the Fall there must ever be division, disharmony, and iniquity. Only when ye are redeemed from the Fall will male and female cease to exist, for ye shall become a perfect whole accomplishing a single work. Only then will the purposes of the Father be brought to pass in the renewal of the earth. Therefore do I make the female male and the male female, that ye may be on earth as the Fathers in heaven.
30 Philip saith to Him, Lord, show us the Father. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been with you this ling time, Philip, yet ye know me not. He who hat seen me hath seen the Father. Behold, I am the Father of your salvation, and the Father of Fathers dwelleth in me, as He shall dwell in you through the power of the covenant. Amen.
31 Jesus saith, He who looketh upon a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart, for out of the heart procedeth every sin which afflicteth the souls of men. If you would not conceive of sin, sin would not conceive in your hearts. Purify your hearts of the desire to sin and your deeds will also be pure before your Father who knoweth all things.
32 Elizabeth saith unto him, Master, how can a man purify his heart of the desire to sin? Jesus saith, By thinking right thoughts which lead to deeds of righteousness. The mind of the child of Light will be filled with Light, the peaceable things of the kingdom of heaven. he who dwelleth on sin shall dwell in sin. he who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
33 Simon Zealots saith to him, Lord, we are surrounded by sin every moment of our lives. Wherefore sayest thou that we need not dwell in sin? Jesus saith, Thou hearest my words, Simon, but thou perceivest not their meaning. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he and so is the world wherein he dwelleth. Every man createth his own world according to that which he feareth and that which he loveth.
34 Simon Peter saith, There is so much sin in the world; how can the world be made pure? Jesus saith, Purify your own hearts and the world will become pure.
35 Jesus saith unto the multitude, Ye come unto me seeking bread, but when ye have eaten the bread ye seek, ye will hunger again. Behold, I am the Bread of Life. He who eateth my body shall neither hunger nor thirst. Come unto me, all ye that are an hungered, and ye shall eat the fruit of Eternal Lives.
36 Andrew saith unto Him, Lord, what is the fruit of Eternal Lives.
37 Jesus saith unto him, Dost thou not yet know me, Andrew? Behold, my flesh is meat indeed and my blood is drink indeed, for he who eateth and drinketh of me shall never die. And the fruit which I give, the fruit of Eternal Lives, is the Spirit of Peace and Love and Joy and Patience which I have received of my Father.
38 Nathaniel saith, Lord, who is the Father?
39 Jesus saith, I am thy Father, Nathaniel, but I have a Father who is greater than I. From Him I have received all things and I do only His will. That which I have seen my Father do, that I do. Therefore, Nathaniel, he who seeth me hath seen the Father and he who knoweth me knoweth the Father, for I am in the Father and the Father and I are one. The works which I do, I do not of myself, but the Father which is in me doeth the works. Behold, Nathaniel, follow thou me, for in all my works I show thee the Father.
40 Jesus taketh his disciples to the shore of the lake. Behold, saith he, those who fish, for they wait patiently until the net is full before they draw it in, and they gather fish of every sort. Some they take home with joy, while others are returned to the lake. Nor is every fish which passeth through the net caught up with the net when it is taken into the boat. Even so shall it be with you, fi ye are to be fishers of men. Ye must wait patiently until the proselyte is ready to be brought within the Church. Many whom ye instruct will never be brought in, and of those brought in, many will return to the world. Nevertheless, one of a city and two of a country ye shall gather the true believers who worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. Verily I say unto you, these are they who shall overcome the world and inherit all things.
41 Jesus saith, Men go to war that they might inherit dust. It is because their vision is distorted by the followers of the Lie that they hold of worth that which is naught. In destruction there is no victory but for darkness. The power of victory is not force but Love.
42 Jesus saith, As light disperseth darkness, so doth Love swallow up hatred and it is no more.
43 Jesus saith, The power of hate is strong, but Love conquereth all. God is Love.
44 Jesus saith, The glories of this world are but for a moment; the glories of the heavens abide forever.
45 Jesus saith, I am come that ye might have Life, for the ways of man are living death, but the Way of God is deathless Life. He who walketh the Way I walk, though he may die, he shall live forever, for he cannot be overcome. Death is swallowed up in the victory of Life.
46 Jesus saith, In me, all things are become one, for every thing that is not of me is illusion and shall pass away. Only Light abideth for Light is Truth and Truth hath no end. Verily, verily, I say unto you, I Am the Way, the Truth, the Light and the Life. Walk in me and ye shall abide forever, for ye shall be even as I AM.
47 Jesus saith, I am in all things; yet I am beyond all things. Not in seeking shall ye find me but in Peace. Nevertheless, in seeking ye shall find yourselves and then shall ye know God.
48 A rich young ruler of the Jews, coming to Jesus by night, saith unto Him, Good Master, what must I do to be saved?
49 Jesus saith unto him, Why callest thou me good? God alone is good, for He is Light, and if I am good, then I am God, for I am Light. Search that Light within thyself, for it is thy goodness and the power of thy salvation when charged with the grace of the Son of God. When thou keepest the commandments of the Law, it is the Light that doeth the works.
50 The young man saith unto Jesus, The Law have I kept, even from my youth.
51 Jesus looketh upon him in Love, for he seeth the integrity of his soul and the bonds by which they were united before the foundations of the earth were laid.
52 Then Jesus saith unto him, But one thing remaineth for thee to do. Forsake all that thou hast in the world and come with me into Eternal Bliss.
53 But the young man went away sorrowing, because his heart was in bondage to the things of the world.
54 Jesus wept, for He loved the young man and knew the glory he had with the Father from of old. Mary saith unto Him, Master thou offerest him all that thou hast, yet he hath forsaken thee. This is a great sorrow. Jesus saith unto her, Yea, Mary, for this one I have a special love, but mine heart grieveth for every soul who cometh not unto the Light. Mine heart is heavy when I consider the weight of all mankind resting upon me. Mary saith unto Him, Lord, I will help thee bear the weight. Jesus saith, Yea, Mary, we shall lift up one another that we may bear all things. As for this young man, we will claim him, for of all that I have been given, none shall be lost, for the Light is in them and in time they will come unto God. Let us rejoice in the power of the Highest who redeemeth all mankind when they are ready to be saved.
55 Jesus saith, Pure Love is a flood which covereth all things. Nothing can stand against it, for it floweth from the Eternal Sea.
56 Jesus saith unto Mary of Bethany, The true Love which cometh from heaven can never die. It will withstand all storms, all temptations, all powers. It will not vary, either to the right hand or to the left. Seek this Love, Mary, for it is the gift of God to those whose hearts are pure.
57 Jesus saith unto the disciples, If ye love me, keep my commandments, for Love cannot rebel but seeketh total unity and perfect peace.
58 Jesus saith, ye walk in mists of darkness which is the heritage of this world, but within ye have a Light which burneth with Eternal Fire. This will light you Way unto God.
59 Jesus saith, Raise your children in Love and Truth. Cover them with Love and and show them the Way of Life through your godly example and they will not depart from it.