JOY TO THOSE WHO KNOW THE FATHER
The gospel of truth is joy for those who have received the grace from the Father of truth to know him by the power of the word, who came from the fullness and who is in the mind and mind of the Father. It is he who is called the Savior, for it is the name of the work he must do to redeem those who did not know the Father. For the name of the gospel is the revelation of hope, for it is the revelation of those who seek it, for the kingdom of all has sought him from whence it came. You see, everything was in him, the unlimited, unimaginable one, which is better than any thought.
THE IGNORANCE OF THE FATHER MAKES A MISTAKE
This ignorance of the father caused horror and fear. And the terror became thick as fog, so that no one could see. As a result, the error became strong. But she worked in vain on her material substance, because she did not know the truth. She assumed an old-fashioned figure as she prepared, in strength and beauty, a substitute for the truth.
That, then, was not a humiliation for the untouchable, unimaginable. For they were like nothing, this terror and this oblivion and this figure of lies, while the established truth is unchangeable, undisturbed, and utterly beautiful.
For that reason, don’t take the mistake too seriously.
Since the mistake had no root, she was in a fog about her father. She prepared deeds and forgetfulness and fears in order to deceive those environments and make them captive. Forgetting the error was not detected. It did not become a light beside the father. Oblivion did not exist with the father, although it existed because of him. What exists in him is the knowledge that has been revealed so that oblivion can be forgotten and so that the father can be known. Because oblivion existed because the father was not known, if the father becomes known, from that moment oblivion will cease to exist.
JESUS IS THE FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
It is the gospel of the one they seek, and which he proclaimed perfect by the mercy of his father as a hidden mystery, the anointed Jesus. Through him he enlightened those who were in darkness because of oblivion. He enlightened them and gave them a way. And that path is the truth he taught them. For that reason, the mistake angered him, so it haunted him. He was upset with her and she became helpless. He was nailed to a tree. He became the fruit of his father’s knowledge. However, he did not destroy them because they ate it. He preferred to make those who ate it happy for this discovery.
And as for him, he found them in himself, and they found him in themselves, that unlimited, unimaginable, that perfect father who created everything, in whom the kingdom of all is and to whom the kingdom of all is lacking, since he kept in to himself their perfection, which he did not give to all. The father was not jealous. What, exactly, is the jealousy between him and his members? For, even if the eternal being had received their perfection, they could not have approached the perfection of the father, for he kept their perfection in himself, giving it to them as a way to return to him and as knowledge unique in perfection. He is the one who put everything in order and in whom everyone existed and who was missed by everyone. As one of whom some have no knowledge, he wants to know and love him. What did they lack, if not the knowledge of their father?
JESUS AS A QUIET GUIDE
Jesus became a guide, quiet and at leisure. He came in the middle of the school and said the word, like a teacher. Those who were wise in their own judgment came to put him to the test. But he discredited them as empty-headed people. They hated him because they really weren’t wise. After all this came the little children, those who possessed their father’s knowledge. When they became strong, they were taught aspects of their father’s face. They met and were famous. They were glorified and given glory.
A LIVING BOOK IN THE HEART OF YOUNG CHILDREN
In their hearts was manifested the living book of the living, a book written in the thoughts and in the thoughts of the father and, from before the foundation of all things, is found in that incomprehensible part of him.
This is a book that no one could take because it was reserved for whoever would take it and be killed. No one could appear among those who believed in salvation until that book appeared. For this reason, the compassionate, faithful Jesus was patient in his sufferings until he took that book, knowing that his death meant life to many. As in the case of a will that has not yet been opened, the happiness of the deceased master of the house is hidden, so in the case of everything that was hidden as long as the father of all was invisible and unique in himself, in which every space has its source. For this reason Jesus appeared. He wore that book. He was nailed to a cross. He attached his father’s edict to the cross.
Oh, such a great learning! He is humbled even to death, even though he is clothed in eternal life. Depriving himself of this perishable rag, he clothed himself in incorruptibility, which no one could take from him. Entering the empty realm of fears, he passed before those whom he had deprived of oblivion, and they were both knowledge and perfection, proclaiming the things that are in the heart of the father, so that he became the wisdom of those who received instruction. But those to be taught, the living who are inscribed in the book of the living, learn on their own, receiving instructions from the father, addressing him again.
Since the perfection of everything is in the father, it is necessary for all to ascend to him. Therefore, if one has knowledge, one gets what belongs to him and attracts oneself. Because the one who is ignorant is flawed, and that is a big flaw, because he lacks what will make him perfect. Since the perfection of everything is in the father, it is necessary for everyone to ascend to him and for everyone to receive things that are his. He first wrote these things, preparing them for giving to those who descended from him.
A FATHER WHO CALLS THOSE WHO KNEW
Those whose names he first knew were called the last, so that he who has knowledge is whose name the father uttered. For he whose name is not spoken is ignorant. Indeed, how can anyone hear if the name is not pronounced? For he who remains in ignorance to the end, will be forgotten and with him will perish. If that’s not the case, why don’t these wretches have a name, why don’t they have a voice? So whoever has the knowledge is from above. If called, that person hears, answers, and turns to the caller. That person rises up to her and knows how she is called. Having knowledge, that person carries out the will of the one who called. That person wants to like her, finds a vacation and gets a certain name. Those who will thus have the knowledge know where they came from and where they are going. They know this as someone who, drunk, turned away from drunkenness and, coming to his senses, restored what was his.
He turned many around because of a mistake. He went before them to their own places, from which they departed when they erred because of the depth of him who surrounds every place, while there is nothing that surrounds him. It was a great miracle that they were in their father without knowing him and that they could leave on their own, because they could not restrain him and know the one in whom they were, because truly his will did not come from him. For he discovered it as the knowledge with which all his emanations agree, namely, the knowledge of the living book which he finally revealed to eternal beings as his letters, showing them that they are not just vowels or consonants, so that one can read them and think of something without sense. On the contrary, they are the letters that convey the truth. They are pronounced only when they are known. Every letter is a perfect truth like a perfect book, because these are letters written by the hand of unity, because the father wrote them for eternal beings, so that they may know the father by means of his letters.
THE FATHER’S SON IS JESUS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SWEET
His wisdom meditates on the word,
his teaching expresses this,
his knowledge revealed it,
his honor is the crown upon him,
his joy agrees,
exalted is his glory,
his picture revealed it,
his remainder received,
his love embodied him,
his confidence accepted him.
Thus the word of the father spreads to all, it is the fruit of his heart and the expression of his will. It supports everything. He selects them, and also takes the character of all and purifies them, leading them to return to their father, mother, Jesus extremely sweet. The Father opens the bosom, and the bosom is the Holy Spirit. He reveals his hidden self, that is his son, so that with the compassion of his father, eternal beings can meet him, complete their weary search for their father and rest in him, knowing that this is a vacation. After filling in the incomplete, he removed its form. The form of what was incomplete is the world he served.
For where there is envy and strife, there is incompleteness; but where there is unity, there is wholeness. Since this incompleteness arose because they did not know the father, from the moment they knew the father, the incompleteness will cease to exist. As one’s ignorance disappears when knowledge is acquired, and as darkness disappears when light appears, so incompleteness is removed by wholeness. Certainly, from that moment the form is no longer manifested, but will melt in fusion with unity. Now their works lie scattered. In time, unity will make the spaces whole. With unity, everyone will understand themselves. With the help of knowledge man will be purified from the multitude into unity, devouring matter within himself like fire and darkness by light, death by life.
BREAKING DEFECTIVE MEALS WHEN MOVING
Certainly, if these things have happened to each of us, it certainly suits us to think of all so that the house could be holy and quiet for unity. Like people who have moved out of the house, if they have some utensils around them that are not good, they are broken. Still, the householder does not suffer a loss, but he rejoices, because in place of these defective dishes are those that are completely perfect. For this is the judgment that came from above and that judged every person, the drawn double-edged sword that cuts from this side and that side. When the word appeared, who was in the heart of those who uttered it — it was not just a sound, but became a body — there was a great disturbance among the dishes, for some were emptied and others filled; some were foreseen, others removed; some are purified, others are broken. All the spaces were shaken and disturbed because they had no peace or stability. The mistake is disturbed, not knowing what to do. She was upset, she moaned, she was beside herself because she knew nothing. When her knowledge, which is the abolition of error, approached her with all her emanations, the error was empty, for there was nothing in it. The truth has emerged; it was recognized by all his emanations. They greeted the father in truth with a strength that is whole and that joins them with the father.
THE TRUTH IS THE MOUTH OF THE FATHER
Everyone loves the truth because the truth is the mouth of the father. His tongue is a holy spirit. He who touches the truth touches his father’s mouth with his tongue at the time when he will receive the Holy Spirit.
This is the manifestation of the father and his revelation to his eternal beings. He discovered what was hidden in it and explained. Because who is the one who exists if it is not the father himself? All are spaces of his emanation. They knew they descended from him as children of a perfect man. They knew that they had not yet received the form, nor had they yet received the name, and each of them was produced by the father. If at that time they receive the form of his knowledge, even though they are really in it, they do not know it. But the father is perfect. He knows every space that is in it. If he wishes, he reveals everyone he wishes by giving him a form and giving him a name; and he gives the name and reason for its origin. Those who do not yet exist are ignorant of the one who created them. I am not saying then that those who do not yet exist are nothing. But they are in him who will want to exist when he wants to, like an event that will happen. On the one hand, he knows, before anything is discovered, what he will produce. On the other hand, a fruit that has not yet been discovered knows nothing or is nothing. Thus, every space that is in the father’s side comes from the existing, which, in turn, established it from the non-existent. For he who has no roots has no fruit, but though he thinks, “I am created,” he will perish. For this reason, he who does not exist at all will never even exist.
WAKE UP AND GET KNOWLEDGE
What, then, is what he wants such to think? “I’m like a shadow and a phantom of the night.” When morning comes, he knows that the fear he experienced was nothing.
So they were ignorant of their father; he is the one they have not seen. Because there was fear and confusion and a lack of self-confidence and duality and dichotomy, there were many illusions they conceived, as well as empty ignorance – as if they were fast asleep and found themselves the prey of restless dreams.
Either they are fleeing somewhere, or they lack the strength to escape when they are being persecuted. They take part in inflicting blows or bruising themselves. They fall from high places or fly through the air without any wings. Other times it’s like certain people have tried to kill them, even though no one is chasing them; or they themselves kill those beside them and are stained with their blood. Until the moment when those who go through all these things – I mean those who have experienced all these confusions – wake up, they see nothing because dreams were nothing. Therefore, those who cast ignorance from them like a dream, do not consider it to be anything, nor do they consider its properties to be something real, but renounce them like a dream in the night and consider the knowledge of the father to be dawn. Therefore, each of them acted as if he was sleeping during a time of ignorance and so the person comes to an understanding, as if waking up. And happy is he who comes to himself and wakes up. Truly, a blessing to him who opened the eyes of the blind.
The ghost came to this person abruptly when she woke her up. Reaching out to the one who was lying on the ground, he put him firmly on his feet, because he had not yet risen. This gave them the means to know the knowledge of the father and the revelation of his son. For when they saw and obeyed, he allowed them to try, smell, and catch their beloved son.
THE SON REVEALS HIS FATHER’S WORD
A son appeared who informed them of the father, the one who was illegitimate. He inspired them with what was in his mind, while doing his will. Many received the light and turned to face it. But material people were foreign to him and did not discern his appearance or recognize him. Because he came like a body and nothing blocked his way, because what is incorruptible is irresistible. Moreover, as he spoke new things, speaking of what was in his father’s heart, he proclaimed the perfect word. Light spoke through his mouth, and a voice gave birth to life. He gave them thought and understanding and grace and salvation and a spirit of strength that flowed from the infinity and sweetness of the father. He made punishments and miseries cease, for it was they who caused many in need of mercy to turn away from him in error and in chains — and he destroyed them mightily and ridiculed them with knowledge. It became a path for those who went astray and knowledge for those who were ignorant, a revelation for those who sought and support for those who tremble, purity for those who were defiled.
THE SON IS THE SHEPHERD OF A LOST SHEEP
He is a shepherd who left behind ninety-nine sheep that did not stray and set out in search of the one who was lost. He rejoiced when he found it. Ninety-nine is a number expressed by the left hand. As soon as he finds it, the whole number shifts to his right hand. Thus he lacks the one, that is, the whole right hand, which attracts the one who lacks it, grabs it from the left and transfers it to the right. In this way, therefore, the number becomes a hundred. This is a symbol of the sound of numbers. That’s the father.
He even worked for the sheep he found in the pit on Saturdays. He saved the life of the sheep by taking it out of the pit so that you could fully understand what that Sabbath was, you who are children of understanding hearts. It is a day in which salvation is not fitting to rest, so you can talk about that heavenly day that has no night and the sun that does not set because it is perfect. Say then in your heart that you are this perfect day and that there lives in you a light that does not perish.
INTRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE IN PRACTICE
Speak of truth to those who seek it and of knowledge to those who, in their error, have committed sins. Watch out for those who stumble and reach out to the sick. Feed the hungry and relax those who are upset. Lift up and wake those who are asleep. You are this understanding that overwhelms you. If the strong follow this path, they are even stronger. Focus on yourself. Don’t deal with other things, namely what you have thrown away yourself, what you have discarded. Don’t go back to eating them. Don’t eat moths. Don’t eat the worm because you’ve already shaken it off. Don’t be the place of the devil because you have already destroyed it. Don’t strengthen your last hurdles, because that’s for condemnation. Because the lawless is nothing. It hurts itself more than the law. Because he does his deeds because he is lawless. But this one, because he is righteous, does his deeds, among other things. Do therefore the will of your father, for you are of him.
SWEET OF THE FATHER
Because the father is cute and his will is good. He knows the things that are yours, so you can rest in them. For by the fruits are known the things that are yours, that they are the children of the father, and his aroma is known that you proceed from the grace of his countenance. For this reason the father loves its aroma; and manifests itself in every place; and when mixed with matter, it gives off its aroma of light; and in its rest causes it to ascend in every form and in every sound. Because the smell is not felt by the ears, but it is the spirit that possesses the sense of smell and attracts it to itself and sinks into the aroma of the father. So the spirit takes care of him and takes him to the place where he came from, the first aroma that has cooled. It is in a psychic form, like cold water that has sunk into the ground that is not hard, and those who see it think, “It is earth.” It then evaporates if it is pulled by a gust of wind and becomes warm. Cold aromas, therefore, arise from division. For this reason, faith has come and destroyed division and brought a warm fullness of love, so that the cold may not return, but the unity of perfect thoughts may prevail.
THE FATHER COMPLETES THE DEFICIENCY
This is the word of the gospel about finding fullness for those who are waiting for salvation to come from above. When their hope awaits, which they await – those whose resemblance is light in which there is no shadow – then the fullness will soon come. The lack of matter, however, is not due to the infinity of the father, who came to give time to the lack. In fact, it is wrong to say that the incorruptible will come this way. The depth of the father is deep and the thought of making a mistake is not with him. The point is to fall and be ready to stand up to the discovery of one who has come to what he could bring back.
This return is called repentance. For that reason, incorruptibility was inhaled. He followed the one who had sinned, so that he could find peace. Forgiveness is what remains for the light in lack, the word of fullness. Because the doctor is rushing to the place where the disease is, because that is the doctor’s wish. The sick person is in a deficient state, but does not hide, because the doctor possesses what the patient lacks. In this way the defect is filled with fullness, which has no defect and which is given to fill it, so that the person may receive grace. Although she was flawed, this person had no mercy. This is why there has been a reduction where there is no mercy. When the reduced portion was restored, the person in need revealed himself as fullness. This is what it means to find the light of truth that has shone upon a person: it is unchangeable.
HELP OF THE CHOSEN BY THE FATHER’S MERCY
For this reason those in need speak of Christ in their midst so that they may receive renewal and he may anoint them with anointing. Fat is a pity to the father, who will have mercy on them. But the ones he anointed are perfect. For filled containers, sealing wax is usually coated. But when the coating is destroyed, the container can leak, and the cause of its error is a lack of coating. Because then a breath of wind and the power he can make evaporate. But from a jar that has no damage, the seal is not removed, nor leaks. But what he lacks is again filled by the perfect father.
Father is good. He knows his plantings because he planted them in his paradise. And his paradise is his resting place.
THE FATHER BEGINS AND ENDS
Paradise is perfection in the father’s thought, and plants are the words of his thinking. Every word of his is the work of his will alone, in the revelation of his word. Being in the depths of his mind, the word that first came out made them appear, along with the intellect that utters the unique word by silent grace. This was called thought, since they were in it before they became apparent. It then happened that the word first came out in a moment pleasing to the will of the one who wanted it; and in the will it is that the father rests and with what he is satisfied. Without him nothing happens, nor does anything happen without the will of the father. But his will is incomprehensible. His will is his step, but no one can know it, nor is it possible for them to concentrate on it in order to possess it. But what he wants takes place the moment he wants it – even if the view does not please people before God: it is the will of the father. Because the father knows the beginning of all of them as well as their end. Because when their end comes, he will greet them. The end, you see, is the recognition of the one who is hidden, that is, the father, from whom the beginning came and to whom all who came from him will return. For they manifested themselves in the glory and joy of his name.
THE SON IS THE NAME AND REVELATION OF THE FATHER
The father’s name is son. He is the one who initially gave the name to the one who descended from him, while he remained the same and conceived him as a son. He gave him his name that belonged to him – he, the father, who owns everything that exists around him. It has a name; has a son. It is possible to see the son. The name, however, is invisible, because it is only the secret of the invisible that will reach the ears completely filled with it through the father’s agency. Moreover, as for the father, his name is not pronounced but revealed through the son. So the name is great then.
Who, then, has succeeded in pronouncing a name for him, that great name, except himself to whom that name belongs and the children of the name, in whose name the father rests, and which they themselves in turn rest in his name, since the father has no beginning? Only he is the one who imagined it as a name for himself, in the beginning before he created eternal beings, to have over them the supreme name of the father — that is, the real name, which ensures his authority and his perfect power. Because the name is not derived from the lexicon, nor is its name derived from the usual naming. It’s invisible. Only the father gave the son a name, because only he saw him and because only he could give him a name. For he who does not exist has no name. What name would someone who did not exist give? However, the one who exists also exists with his name, and only he knows that, and only his father gave him a name. He is a father, his name is son. So he did not secretly hide it, but it was created, and the son himself revealed the name. So the name is the name of the father, just as the name of the father is the beloved son. Because otherwise, where would he find a name other than after his father? But someone will probably say to a friend, “Who would give a name to someone who existed before himself, as if indeed children did not get their name from someone who gave birth to them?”
So, first of all, it is fitting for us to think about the following: what is that name? It is a real name, a name that came from the father, because he is the one who owns the name. You see, he didn’t get a name on loan, as in the case of others who get fictitious names. This is your own name. There is no one to whom he gave it. He remained unnamed, untainted, until the moment the perfect uttered it himself; and only he could utter his name and see him. When the father was then glad that his son’s name was pronounced, and when the one who came from the depths discovered that name, he discovered what was hidden, because he knew that the father was absolute goodness. For this reason, the father brought just this one, so that he could talk about the kingdom and its resting place from which he came out, and so that he could celebrate the fullness, the greatness of his name, and the sweetness of the father.
THE PLACE OF THE BLESSED
Everyone will talk about where they came from, and according to the region from which they got their essential being, they will hurry to come back again and receive from that place, the place where they stood before, and they will taste that place, feed and grow. And their own place of rest is their fullness. All emanations from the father are, therefore, fullness, and all his emanations draw their roots from the one who caused them all to grow out of himself. He assigned them destinies. Then they manifested themselves individually that they could perfect themselves in their own thought, for the place to which they spread their thought is their root, which lifts them upwards through all the heights to the father. They reach his head, which is a rest for them, and stay there close to her as if to say that they have touched his face with hugs. But they do not make it clear. For neither did they exalt themselves, nor diminish their father’s glory, nor did they think of him as small, nor bitter or angry, but as absolutely good, undisturbed, sweet, who knew all spaces before they arose and without the need for instruction.
Such are those who possess from above something of this immeasurable greatness, while striving for that which is unique and perfect which exists there for them. And they do not descend into Hades. They have neither envy nor lamentation, nor is death in them. But they rest in the one who rests, without getting tired or confused about the truth. But they are truly true, and the father is in them, and they are in the father, since they are perfect, inseparable from the one who is truly good. They lack nothing, but they give them rest and the spirit refreshes them. And they listen to their root; they are preoccupied with worries in which someone will find his root and will not suffer a loss for his soul.
Such is the place of the Blessed; this is their place. As for the others, then let them know for them that after I was at the place of rest it does not suit me to say anything more. I will stay there to dedicate myself at all times to the father of all and true friends, those to whom my father’s love is civilized and in whose midst nothing is missing from him. They are the ones who truly manifest, since they are in that true and eternal life and speak of the perfect light filled with the seed of the Father, which is in his heart and fullness, while his spirit rejoices and glorifies him in whom it was, because is a good father. And his children are perfect and worthy of his name, for he is a father. Children of this kind are the ones he loves.
Translated by Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer