A fascinating quote from The Gnostic Gospels:
Jesus said, “I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling stream which I have measured out …
he who will drink from my mouth will become as I am: I myself shall become he, and the things that are hidden will be revealed to him.”
An extract from The Gospel of Thomas, quoted in Elaine Pagels’ book “The Gnostic Gospels” page 19.
The message is clear (with the author’s help!) – the goal of learning what Jesus said is Transformation of the Self. The parallels with other religions and modern psychotherapy are striking, and the effect on contemporary society would be immense.
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