The oldest wisdom in the world tells us we can consciously unite with the divine while in this body; for this man is really born. If he misses his destiny, Nature is not in a hurry; she will catch him up someday, and compel him to fulfill her secret purpose.
~ Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Here are some little known sayings attributed to the Jesus character of Christian mythology. Fragments of Sayings of Jesus from The Logia discovered in 1897. (These Sayings are not from the excellent Gospel of Thomas). More can be learned here: http://archive.org/stream/newsayingsofjesu00unknuoft/newsayingsofjesu00unknuoft_djvu.txt
These were once considered precious by early Christians, and some of the sayings are mind blowing. That we are all ‘christ’s’ is a running theme in mystical Gnostic writings. Why the Church felt it needed to destroy these important texts that were at one time widely read by original Christians, before Rome’s political hijacking and subsequences fabrication of this treasure full of gnosis, is actually not a mystery. They wanted to control the masses. The Inquisition was designed to kill anyone who did not believe in the literal exoteric story.
Numerous other Logoi could be added from Gnostic literature, especially from the contents of the Coptic Codices; but what is given here proves that the Sayings-material has regrettably been rejected and forgotten. The ancient papyrus-fragment discovered at the site of Oxyrhynchus by Grenfell and Hunt, in 1897, preserves for us the most primitive form of the Logoi known to us. If the proportion of now unknown to known sayings was as high in the rest of the MS. as in the solitary leaf which has reached us, then we have indeed lost more by the Canon than we have gained.
LOST SAYING OF JESUS:
Be merciful that ye may obtain mercy; forgive that it may be forgiven unto you; as ye do so shall it be done to you; as ye give so shall it be given unto you; as ye judge so shall ye be judged; as ye do service so shall service be done to you; with what measure ye mete, with the same shall it be measured to you in return.
Wisdom sendeth forth her children.
He who is near Me is near the fire; and he who is far from Me is far from the kingdom.
If ye observe not the little mystery, who will give you the great?
Good must come, but blessed is he by whom it cometh; in like manner also evil must come, but woe unto him by whom it cometh.
The weak shall be saved by the strong.
Guard the mysteries for Me and for the sons of My house.
Cleave to the holy ones, for they who cleave to them are made holy.
The configuration (σχῆμα) of this world passeth away.
There is a mingling that leadeth to death, and there is a mingling that leadeth to life.
When the Lord was asked by a certain man, When should His kingdom come, He saith unto him: When two shall be one, and the without as the within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female.
Call not any one “Father” on earth, for on earth there are rulers [only]; in heaven is the Father from whom is every descent both in heaven and on earth.
Grieve not the Holy Spirit which is in you, and put not out the Light which hath shone forth in you.
As ye see yourselves in water or mirror, so see ye Me in yourselves.
Seek for the great mysteries and the little shall be added to you; seek for the heavenly and the earthly shall be added to you.
Because of the sick I was sick; because of the hungry I was ahungered; because of the thirsty I was athirst.
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing, or fist for fist, or curse for curse.
Love hideth a multitude of sins.
There are false christs and false teachers who have blasphemed the Spirit of Grace, and have spit forth its gift of grace; these shall not be forgiven either in this æon or in the æon to come.
[Grace is the “power above,” the power of the Logos which makes a man a “christ.” Charis or Grace is the consort of the Logos, His power or shakti. The false “christs” are those who have been “initiated” and broken their vows. The æon is a certain time-period.]
Keep that which thou hast, and it shall be increased into more.
Behold, I make the last as the first.
Woe unto him who hath made sad the spirit of his brother.
And never rejoice unless ye see your brother also happy.
My mother, the Holy Spirit, even now took me by one of the hairs of my head and carried me to the great mountain Tabor.
He who seeketh me shall find me in children for hidden in them I am manifested.
Pray for your enemies; blessed are they who mourn over the destruction of the unbelievers.
May thy Holy Spirit come upon us and purify us [From a very ancient version of the Lord’s Prayer, instead of the clause “Thy kingdom come.”]
Possess nothing upon the earth.
Gain for yourselves, ye sons of Adam, by means of these transitory things which are not yours, that which is your own, and passeth not away.
If ye make not the below into the above and the above into the below, the right into the left and the left into the right, the before into the behind [and the behind into the before], ye shall not enter into the kingdom of God.
What ye preach with words before the people, do ye in deeds before every man.
Thou art the key who openest for every man, and shuttest for every man.
Jesus saith: I stood in the midst of the world, and in flesh was I seen of them, and I found all drunken, and none found I athirst among them. And My soul grieveth over the souls of men, because they are blind in their heart and see not. . . .
Jesus saith: Wheresoever there be two, they are not without God; and wherever there is one alone, I say, I am with him. Raise the stone, and there thou shalt find Me; cleave the wood, and there am I.
Jesus saith: A prophet is not acceptable in his own country, neither doth a physician work cures upon those that know him.
Jesus saith: A city built on the top of a high hill and stablished can neither fall nor be hid.
Jesus saith: Thou hearest with one ear (but the other thou hast closed).
These are the . . . words which Jesus the Living (One) spake to . . . and Thomas, and He said unto them: Every one who hearkeneth to these words shall never taste of death.
Jesus saith: Let not him who seeketh . . . cease until he findeth, and when he findeth he shall wonder; wondering he shall reign, and reigning shall rest.
Jesus saith: Ye ask? Who are these that draw us to the kingdom if the kingdom is in Heaven? . . … the fowls of the air, and all beasts that are under the earth or upon the earth, and the fishes of the sea these are they that draw you; and the Kingdom of Heaven is within you; and whosoever shall know himself shall find it. Strive therefore to know yourselves, and ye shall be aware that ye are the sons of the . . . Father; and ye shall know that ye are in the City of God, and ye are the City.
Jesus saith: Everything that is not before thy face and that which is hidden from thee shall be revealed to thee. For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made manifest, nor buried which shall not be raised.
Source: (New Sayings of Jesus; London, 1904)