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GThom 81.


(110) Jesus said: He who (110) Jesus said, "The one 114 [110]. Jesus says: "He
has found the world (and) who had found the world who has found the world
become rich, let him and become rich should and become rich, let him
renounce the world. renounce the world." renounce the world!"

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Good sayings are like Marvin Meyer writes: "Compare saying 81. The teaching on renunciation of the
onions. Lots of layers. "He world also occurs in the Acts of Paul and Thecla, the Acts of Peter and the Twelve
who has seen the kingdom of Apostles, and Pistis Sophia. See also Gospel of Thomas saying 27 on fasting from
God and become spiritually (or, abstaining from) the world." (The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of
rich (seen the void sought by Jesus, p. 107)
Buddhists i.e. the underlying Helmut Koester writes: "To be 'children of the living Father' is to be free from the
energy that is all), let him society and not to be bound to the world and its values. 'Blessedness' does not depend
announce that the polarity of upon the marks of success in this world. One's identity should not be determined by
the visible world is not whatever is valuable for personal status in the social fabric of the world: householder,
where he wishes to dwell." family member, religious leader, successful business person: [110]." (Ancient
Also, "He who has gathered Christian Gospels, p. 128
material wealth (presumably
while in the throws of Gerd Ludemann writes: "Like Logia 56; 80; 111.3, the logion is about the
youthful ego, greed and renunciation of the world. This time Jesus is addressing those who like the man from
pride are a part of spiritual Logion 109 have profited from the world, but should now withdraw from it as
growth for all but the rapidly as possible." (Jesus After 2000 Years, p. 641)
fortunate few), can now
release the lower emotions
and rise to a higher plane of
spirituality." There are
several other meanings
equally valid.
- whiterfoam

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