the Gospel according to Thomas kris kahn

inscription, from the gnostic Gospel of Thomas

          Jesus said to his disciples, “Compare me to someone and tell me who I am.”
          Simon Peter said to him, “You are a righteous angel.”
          Matthew said to him, “You are a wise philosopher.”
          Thomas said to him, “Master, my mouth is altogether incapable of saying who You are.”
          Jesus said, “I am not your master. Because you have drunk of me, you have become intoxicated by the bubbling spring I seem to you.”
          And he took Thomas and withdrew him and told him three things. When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, “What has Jesus said to you?”
          Thomas said to them, “If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up.”

          “He who will drink from my mouth shall become Me. I myself shall become He; all things that are hidden will then become known to us.”

          “Damn the flesh that depends on the soul. Damn the soul that depends on the flesh.”

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November 2001 2River