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    #114 they asked of jesus shall we not enter heaven as children?
    jesus said: When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male shall not be male, and the female shall not be female: . . . then you will enter [the kingdom].

    sounds hermetic to me uniting the mind with emotions, as above so below, within as without... in canon he also said the key to the kingdom of heaven is within I forget where else he said no part of me is not in you

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    I would like to read the gospel of Thomas in it's entirety (never have yet). I'd also like to know just why did they leave it out of the bible? Yes it does sound hermetic, and points to releasing judgment and realizing oneness rather than separating everything through duality constructs.
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    I read The Gospel of Thomas long time ago. Might need to revisit it.

    It is just a bunch of phrases. It is very deep. Just doesn’t have the “Hollywood” effect that you get with a complete scenario like the beatitudes being spoken from a mountain or a plain. The Bible was written as a story for anyone to understand. It’s like the difference between reading sayings from George Washington or hearing a cool story about chopping down the cherry tree (Which isn’t historically accurate, but vividly demonstrates that he was an honest man).

    Just know that most scholars believe that the last batch of phrases were added by scribes. Those sayings were so off in left field that they are probably what got this Gospel axed from the canon.
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