"If you no longer seek, you cannot be a gnostic Christian. We are perpetual seekers and always eager to learn of better ways. Religions are human driven and humans evolve. To stop seeking is to stop evolving. Do not do that to your mind, please. Regards "
Again, just to be clear, I am new to Thomas and don't wish to impose any interpretations, other than my own impressions and how I view the text in relation to my own direct experience.
"(2) Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will
become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over
My reading of this text is that it opens to door for a person being able to reach a point where "seeking" is no longer necessary. That is exactly how I see this experience has affected me. So, I reject any insinuation that I need to "seek" further because I am fulfilled, in any spiritual-metaphysical context, based on this experience.
Since then, I have resumed my mortal existence in an oft-oafish manner, tumbling and stumbling free of any and all encumbrances based on the flawed side of my nature. I certainly "seek" in other contexts, like when I'm interested in a historical question or wish to develop an new skill. But any notion that I still need to "seek" is to me an admission that one hasn't experienced the full import of what is referenced in Verse 3.
Finally, when I think of mystery schools I think of "initiations'. I don't know why, but I suspect this was because of how the original (Greek?) schools operated? There's another piece of irony, DL, because I see this Easter experience being part of a sustained initiated that began a few months earlier, and left me entirely convinced that I had gone through that - a true Initiation, but one's that involved no mortals, no schools, or any such thing.
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