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Video: The Gospel of Thomas – saying 1

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Gospel of Thomas saying # 1 art:Nicole Lanza

The Gospel of Thomas was the most important document found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in 1945. It contains 114 sayings of Jesus. It was not included among the canonical Gospels, either because it was considered Gnostic or because it is difficult to understand. Many of his sayings are enigmatic. We will be discussing these sayings with the help of Jungian psychology. In this video we will talk about saying # 1

In the year 367 A.C. Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, ordered all the books he considered heretic or Gnostic destroyed. Fortunately, some monks didn’t agree and buried several ones in a jar in a hillside near the city of Nag Hammadi in Egypt. In 1945. They were unearthed, and the Gospel of Thomas was one of the pearls recovered.

Gospel of Thomas – Saying #1:

These are the hidden words that the living Jesus spoke, And Didymus Judas Thomas wrote them down:

Jesus said: “Whoever finds the meaning of these words will not taste death.” 

All of us have a soul – better saying, are a soul – and this soul is immortal. But we, Westerners, do not recognize it. The Eastern religions, which preach reincarnation, says that the body is only a temporary clothing that our soul carries for this life on earth.

Jesus always gave high priority to the soul, being the body only a temporary carrier of the soul. He preached absolute priority for the soul, the immortal soul.

Whoever finds the meaning of these words will not taste death. The body will die, will decompose, its molecules may enter other organisms, but we – the soul – are immortal, will not taste death.

In the East, this truth is recognized, and the result is that death is not feared as we do in the Western world. After all, keeping in mind that we are not a body, but a soul, death does not exist. The soul is immortal.

Video: Gospel of Thomas – Saying 1

I am Roberto Lima Netto, and I believe that our objective in life is to be happy and that Spirituality and Jungian psychology, my main areas of interest, can help us in this search for happiness. I am a writer. Some of my books are “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, “The Jungian Bible“, “The Amazon Shaman” and “In Search of Happiness“. I invite you to visit my blog and leave your comments at:  www.HappinessAcademyOnline.org.


Evangelho de Tomé # 1
No ano de 367 AC Atanásio, bispo de Alexandria, ordenou que todos os livros que ele considerava heréticos ou gnósticos fossem destruído. Felizmente, alguns monges não concordaram e enterraram vários em um pote de barro em uma colina perto da cidade de Nag Hammadi, no Egito. Em 1945. Eles foram descobertos, eo Evangelho de Tomé foi uma das pérolas recuperadas. Ele contém 114 conselhos preciosos de Jesus.

Provérbio # 1:

Estas são as palavras ocultas que o Jesus vivo falou, e Dídimo Judas Tomé escreveu. Jesus disse: “Quem descobrir o significado destas palavras não provará a morte.”
Todos nós temos uma alma – melhor dizendo, somos uma alma – e essa alma é imortal. Mas nós, os ocidentais, não entendemos assim. As religiões orientais, que pregam a reencarnação, diz que o corpo é apenas uma roupagem temporária que nossa alma carrega na vida terrena.
Jesus sempre deu prioridade à alma, sendo o corpo apenas um portador temporária da alma. Ele pregou prioridade absoluta para a alma, a alma imortal.
Quem descobrir o significado destas palavras não provará a morte. O corpo vai morrer, vai se decompor, suas moléculas podem entrar outros organismos, mas nós – a alma – somos imortais, não provaremos a morte.
No Oriente, esta verdade é reconhecido, e o resultado é que a morte não é temida como no mundo ocidental. Afinal de contas, reconhecendo que não somos um corpo, mas uma alma, a morte não existe. A alma é imortal.

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.


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  1. Dear Roberto, A very good happy touch, at the wright and good time ! Obrigado, abraços Fabio PS: I´ve shared at Facebook.

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