Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Call to Silence & Opening Meditation

"Once you experience [God's] presence in all beings, all debate comes to naught!"

from the Indian mystic Kabir quoted from One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths, by Matthew Fox (New York:Jeremy P.Tarcher/Penguin,2000),17

"The worship of the different religions,
which are like so many small streams
move together to meet God, who is like the ocean"

from the Indian mystic Rajjab, quoted as above from Matthew Fox,page 18.

Readings from the Gospel of Philip

(trans. from the Coptic by Jean-Yves Leloup, The Gospel of Philip, Rochester,Vermont:Inner Traditions, 2003)

Light and darkness, life and death, right and left, are brothers and sisters. They are inseparable. This is why goodness is not always good, violence not always violent, life not always enlivening, death not always deadly. (logion 10:1-5)

The Truth makes use of words in the world because without these words, it would remain totally unknowable. The Truth is one and many, so as to teach us the innumerable One of Love. (logion 12:7-10)

It is impossible for anyone to see the everlasting reality and not become like it.

The Truth is not realized in the world:
Those who see the sun do not become the sun; Those who see the sky, the earth, or anything that exists, do not become what they see.

But when you see something in this other space, you become it. If you know the Breath, you are the Breath. If you know the Christ, you become the Christ. If you see the Father, you are the Father.

Those who say that the Lord first died, and then was resurrected, are wrong; for he was first resurrected, and then died. If someone has not first been resurrected, they can only die. If they have already been resurrected, they are alive, as God is Alive. (logion 21)

A Reading from the Gospel of Mary (Leloup trans.)

Peter said to him: "Since you have become the interpreter of the elements and the events of the world, tell us: what is the sin of the world?"

The Teacher answered: "There is no sin. It is you who made sin exist, when you act according to the habits of your corrupted nature; this is where sin lies. This is why; the Good has come into your midst. It acts together with the elements of your nature so as to reunite it with its roots." Then he continued: "This is why you become sick, and why you die; it is the result of your actions; what you do takes you further away.

Those who have ears, let them hear."

Call to Conversation:

We ask for your comments/thoughts to continue our Sunday conversation. Thank you.

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