Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon
|"No man from outside can make you free... No one holds the Key to the Kingdom of Happiness. No one has the authority to hold that key. That key is your own self, and in the development and the purification and in the incorruptibility of that self alone is the Kingdom of Eternity...".
|-- J. Krishnamurti
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
|Gospel of Matthew
|Jesus saw children who were being suckled. He said to his disciples: These children who are being suckled are like those who enter the Kingdom. They said to Him: Shall we then, being children, enter the Kingdom? Jesus said to them: When you make the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner and the above as the below, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female not be female, when you make eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in the place of a hand, and a foot in the place of a foot, (and) an image in the place of an image, then shall you enter [the Kingdom].
|Gospel of Thomas
|The role of the development of the feminine is one of the principle elements in the whole of Hebraic-Christian mythology (see "The Cosmic Marriage" of Ain-Sof , numerous gnostic writings, etc.) We have seen it represented by Ishcha in Eden, by Mary of Magdala, and find it again in other myths, for example, under the name of Psyche,.
|Suares, The Sepher Yetsira, p. 48
|Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes."
|Gospel of Thomas