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GThom 22:4, GThom 23,
GThom 49, GThom 75,
GThom 48, Luke 17:5-6,
Matt 17:19-20, Matt
21:18-22, Mark 11:20-25,
BLATZ LAYTON DORESSE 1 Cor 13:2, Ign Eph. 5.2.
(106) Jesus said: When you (106) Jesus said, "when you 110 [106]. Jesus says:
make the two one, you will (plur.) make the two into "When you make the two
become sons of man, and one you will become sons one, you will become sons
when you say: Mountain, of man, and when you say, of Man and if you say:
move away, it will move 'O mountain, go elsewhere!' 'Mountain, move!', it will
away. it will go elsewhere." move."

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This reflects the Buddhist Bentley Layton writes of the phrase "sons of man": "Perhaps extending to all
vision of life that our Christians of either sex. 'Son of man' or 'child of the human being' was a traditional
concepts of the world as eschatological title applied to Jesus in some early Christian circles; the arrival of the
separate from ourselves are heavenly 'son of man' would signal the arival of god's kingdom." (The Gnostic
illusions of duality. When the Scriptures, p. 398)
object and subject are one, J. D. Crossan writes: "Turner has suggested that the 'spirituality implid in the Gospel
you are enlightenned and of Thomas is a type of unitive mysticism. The theme of unity runs through the
you can move mountains. document as a whole. In two sayings it replaces the synoptic "faith" as the force
This idea is similar to that which removes mountains (Sayings 48 and 106). The second saying has a more
expressed in "the kingdom of distinctively gnostic ring than the first' (Turner and Montefiore: 105). Quispel has
heaven is laid upon the earth even said that 106 has 'targumized' 48 by 'hinting at the reunion of opposites, male
but men do not see it." and female, above and below, inner and outer' (1958-1959:288). But it is probably
Eternity is now. Heaven is also true that Thomas now reads 48 in light of 106 (Menard, 1976: 150), since there
now. is already a thematic complex in 46-49 on this subject (see Turner and Montefiore:
- Buddha 80)." (In Fragments, p. 207)
Anything is possible when
everyone becomes a whole.
- seeker of truth
The two become one are the
synthesis of thinking and
feeling. When in Zen
meditation you reach
"sartori" you achieve a state
of being beyond both. I call
it "fielnking". In this state
you can tell the "mountains"
of fear that hide the divine to
go elsewhere AND they go!
- Rodney
Every act of creation seems
to have been a division of
one thing from another.
Adam was both male and
female (female was in him)
until the female was
removed from him and given
a separate identity in Eve. It
seems (in reflection on this)
that neither male nor female
even existed until the
separation took place...in the
same way that there was no
night or day, indeed these
words had no meaning, until
light was separated from
darkness. Now I consider
"Making the two one" in the
context of Saying 18; "For
where the beginning is, there
will the end be." Seems to
me that Jesus is implying
that what G-d has 'put
asunder', we are destined to
make one. In His plan, we
are to seek the unity and
wholeness of state that is
represented by G-d. The
notions of the "female
becoming male" make more
sense in this context (for me
anyway).
- Eric
I believe that the two
becoming one are our
conscious mind and our
subconscious mind. There
are times in your life that
your subconscious meets
your conscious and you say
to yourself that you felt bad
because something reminded
you of a bad experience from
the past. Your sub conscious
met your conscious. We use
5% of our brain they say the
other 95% of our brain is
doing things we don't know
about. We have this
supercomputer on our
shoulders but nobody gave
us an owner's manual. If we
were able to point both
conciousnesses in the same
direction long enough we
can move mountains and we
have. Aristotle, Plato,
Archemides, Alexander the
Great, Leonardo da Vinci,
Thomas Edison. I feel that
the Gospel of Thomas has
shown us that Jesus wanted
to inspire people and he did,
why else did so many follow.
He preached of the power
within. We are the sons of
man, heaven is here on earth
if we listen to the words and
live by them. I don't want to
die with my music still in
me, I want to sing and dance
while here.
- daviderenne@hotmail.com
Once we see the illusions
that surround us on this
plane, we begin to see that
the problems we see as
mountains are actually of our
own making and we can very
easily move them.
- daisy
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