Jesus refers to the unity of opposites as the beginning and end are opposites. Yes its a play on duality.
1) The disciples said to Jesus: “Tell us how our end will be.”
(2) Jesus said: “Have you already discovered the beginning that you are now asking about the end? For where the beginning is, there the end will be too.
(3) Blessed is he who will stand at the beginning. And he will know the end, and he will not taste death.”
So what does this mean? Well i will answer it.
Reasoning, logic (logos), critical thinking are the way and end are opposites. Yes its a play on duality.
The unity of opposites is the key to understand.
I could tell you but perhaps meditation is better.
Reasoning, logic (logos), critcal thinking are the way.
Find a quiet place outside, a bench near the sea is good. Do some breathing meditation. Now listen to the wind and sea. Ask yourself what is eternal or unchanging around you or in the universe. Think of all the aspects. Through realising the eternal, the one is found, the father, son, monad pro archie.
Source: English translation of the Gospel of Thomas
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