Gnostic Doctrine

Thursday, 1 November 2018

The Son of Man is within you The Gospel of Mary





The Son of Man is within you The Gospel of Mary

33) When the Blessed One had said this, He greeted them all,saying, Peace be with you. Receive my peace unto yourselves.

34) Beware that no one lead you astray saying Lo here or lo there! For the Son of Man is within you.
35) Follow after Him!
36) Those who seek Him will find Him.
37) Go then and preach the gospel of the Kingdom.
38) Do not lay down any rules beyond what I appointed you, and do not give a law like the lawgiver lest you be constrained by it.
39) When He said this He departed.

Jesus departs saying, “the Son of Man is within you,” so do not be lead astray by false teachings. The disciples weep and are very distressed by what Jesus has said.

34) Beware that no one lead you astray saying Lo here or lo there! For the Son of Man is within you.
35) Follow after Him!
36) Those who seek Him will find Him.

Regarding the "Son of Man", or “Son of Adam”, “the Son of Man is within you.” another translation renders that as “the Seed of True Humanity” or child of true humanity. The Eastern term is “atman”, the true self or Spirit of Life within.

Such gendered terminology definitely requires contextualisation, however, some scholars have favoured new translations of terms that are gender neutral terms. For instance, “Son of Man” appears in earlier translations like Wilson and MacRae, yet, is abandoned by King in favour of “child of true humanity,” 43 while De Boer replaces the term with “Human Being

43 King, The Gospel of Mary of Magdala, p. 33.
44 De Boer, Mary Magdalene, pp. 81-86.

Some commentary found in a footnote of the same translation adds:

“The disciples must search within themselves, to find the Seed of True Humanity that is within each person. They must guard against those who try to lead them astray by requiring that a person conform to what is outside.” (The Complete Gospels, Robert J. Miller)

Like the Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Mary has recourse here to the Gospel of Luke 17:20-23 where Jesus warns the disciples not to let themselves be led astray by false signs the saying in Luke the kingdom of God is in your midst.” is turned into the affirmation that the the Son of Man is within you in the gospel of mary .

Luke 17 no one will say, 'Look here!' or 'There!' For you see, the kingdom of God is among you."

The Gospel of Luke declares that the Kingdom is already present. Believers do not need to wait for its coming because it is present in the mission of Jesus.

The Gospel of Thomas also teaches that the presence of the kingdom is within the believer and it also locates it outside of us as well which would be the Church

Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realise that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."

(113) His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?" Jesus said, "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."

The Kingdom is not in the sky or the sea rather God's kingdom is already present within the believer and outside as the Church God's spiritual Kingdom

82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."

Here in Saying 82 Jesus is identified as both fire and Kingdom for the king is the kingdom therefore we should understand that since Jesus is the Kingdom and the kingdom is within you thus the son of man is within you

The Testimony of Truth
he has to come to know the Son of Man, that is, he has come to know himself. This is the perfect life, that man know himself by means of the All. (The Testimony of Truth)


the Son of Man is within you in it is there within oneself that one must seek him and it is there that one will find him only so is it possible to follow after him

The son of man is Jesus, the true self within or the Christ consciousness we must follow him or it

Rather let us be ashamed and put on the perfect Man, and separate as He commanded us and preach the gospel, not laying down any other rule or other law beyond what the Savior said.

this last saying is a reference to the Saviour's earlier command to find the son of man within. to find the son of man within or to put on the perfect Man means to to know the Christ consciousness one's true self whose roots are nourished by the Good We must acquire this spiritual self or spiritual image as one's truest identity

Beware that no one lead you astray saying Lo here or lo there! For the Son of Man is within you.
35) Follow after Him!
36) Those who seek Him will find Him.

Rather let us be ashamed and put on the perfect Man, and separate as He commanded us and preach the gospel, not laying down any other rule or other law beyond what the Savior said.

Jesus represents God's idea of man in expression (Son of man); Christ is that idea in the absolute (Son of God). The Christ is the man that God created in His image and likeness, the perfect-idea man, and is the real self of all men.

Christ is the one and only complete, ideal man in the mind of the everywhere present God; the "only begotten Son of God" and "hid with Christ in God." The "Son of man" is the thought of this spiritual man, or idea of God, and like all thoughts is subject to the limitations of its own identity. By voluntarily casting off these limitations the man identity may come into realization of its own universality as the only begotten of God. So we find Jesus referring to Himself as both the "Son of God" and the "Son of man," because He had reached a place in understanding where He realized His relation to Being. In John 7:29 Jesus explains this realization when He says, "I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me."

No comments:

Post a comment