gnosis

A Quote by Judas Iscariot on jesus, judas, gnosis, gnosticism, religion, gnostic, spiritual, christianity, truth, and master

I would like now to shed light in your heart on the truth of things, for it was not my will, but that of the Father and my Rabbi, which was done that faithful night.

Judas Iscariot

Source: The Flight of the Feathered Serpent

Contributed by: jonathanhaase

A Quote by Judas Iscariot on jesus, judas, gnosis, gnosticism, religion, gnostic, spiritual, christianity, truth, and master

Just as good and virtue, sin and evil can only be given in vigil. Who sleeps, sleeps; for the asleep there is no sin, just as there is no good, nor virtue. There is only sleep.

Judas Iscariot

Source: The Flight of the Feathered Serpent

Contributed by: jonathanhaase

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, gnosis, rationalism, abstractivism, logicism, phenomenology, and aristeia

Gnosis is cultured and critical evidentialism, it is "phenomenology" i.e. Aristotelian concern and respect for the actual and self-governing shape of the phenomena; it is a self-critical recognition that mind should not be arrogantly and unilaterally dictating its own preferred and self-flattering "laws" (logicism, rationalism, a-priorism, theologism, ideologism) to actuality. It is the true aristeia or wisdom or moderation (in Greek the same word, sophrosyne) over against the intellectual hyperactivism of Platonic abstractivism and its high-handed philosophical mandarinism: it is all too easy for facile or self-uncritical "mind" to spin out a self-coherent "noetocosm" that routinely and methodically purges all the polemics and trauma from its controlled noosphere. But this projected and constructed order is not something truly known or understood as true or actual, it is merely something logicistically obligatory to take for granted and to think in terms of.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Jesus on revelation and gnosis

Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you.

For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. And there is nothing buried that will not be raised.

Jesus

Source: Gospel of Thomas v:5

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on gnosis, self-knowledge, know thyself, knowledge, wisdom, awaken, and gurdjieff

To know all, it is necessary to know very little; but to know that very little, one must first know pretty much.

G. I. Gurdjieff

Contributed by: Andy L.

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, intellect, noesis, gnosis, academia, and education

The approach of intellect or noesis will forever be an effete and limited sort of thing by contrast with the vigor and color of gnosis; but in academia there is virtually nothing but noetic minds to be found, and the very idea of gnosis is alien and untranslatable, not to mention discreditable.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Timothy Freke on lucid living, reality, gnosis, and illusion

When I compare life to a dream I do not mean to denigrate it as some sort of meaningless fantasy.   Life is too wonderful to be called an "illusion" unless we whisper the word in amazement, as we might when witnessing the most astonishing magic trick.  What could be more magnificent than this glorious universe, in all its multifarious extravagance?  Its awesome vastness and delicate detail.  Its impersonal precision and intimate intensity.  Its harsh necessities and lush sensuality.  This dream of life is truly marvelous.

Timothy Freke

Source: Lucid Living: A book you can read in an hour that will turn your world inside out, Pages: 12

Contributed by: J.K.

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