Logion 11: "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away."


The Paraclete Shri Mataji (Mar 21, 1923 - Feb 23, 2011)
Mar 21, 1923 a€" Feb 23, 2011
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was
Christian by birth, Hindu by
marriage, and Paraclete by duty.
"The Paraclete represents direct,
intimate divine intervention,
supporting and teaching
believers and challenging the
world, as Jesus did." (D. Stevick
Jesus and His Own, 2011, 290)
"Innately, within us, resides the Spirit which wants to enlighten you, to give the peace, the bliss and the joy of our being. This beautiful lamp of yours has been created with a purpose. It has to be enlightened. Respect yourself. There is no word called 'respect', left in the dictionary today! Respect yourself. We have to respect this lamp which has the light of the Spirit and it should be enlightened. And let us be that lamp which shows the glory too. It is such a beautiful world God has created for us but we in our ignorance, in our so-called freedom, have ruined so many things.

It is shocking to see where people are going-just towards hell directly. For a mother it is a thing of great concern. How to stop this fall? How to get them out of it? How to make them understand what is their worth, their value. You should not take human life for granted. It is a very precious life which was created out of many processes. It was created with great difficulty. Don't forget that you have to become the Spirit without which your life is a waste. Nay, the whole creation is just a waste because you are the highest in creation. You are the epitome of that creation."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Hampstead, UK—March 31, 1983


"So the attitude toward ourselves should be to be aware of own glory, of our own position, to know that we are saints, that we have reached a stage where we are at the highest, and that now we have become the light and we have to give light to others. If you see in the Bible Christ has said something that is very important, that you don't put the light under the table. That's what it is. You have to put the light on a pedestal. And that's what it is that you have to put your light on the citadel, at a very highest point to give light to others."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Shudy Camps, UK—June 18, 1988


"It takes no time sometimes to give realisation to so many people. I know it has happen with so many. But they do not know what they have to achieve. The ego is such a horrible stuff that people do not want to see what they haven't got with them, what they have to have and what they deserve. They do not want to see that beauty, that light, that is the Spirit. The reflection of God's love is the most precious thing that you could think of. I do not know how many times I have delivered lectures in England, apart from the hard work I have put in. Of course there are results, but progress has been slow. Compared to the fake and artificial people who have made so much money out of you, Sahaja Yoga is working slowly."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
London, UK—June 6, 1983


"So, this is what it is—simple, that you are integrated. By integration you get the power to do what you understand, and you have the power to feel happy with what you understand. So, you come to a state where you develop this Niranand. And this Niranand you develop when you are absolutely the Spirit. In Niranand state there's no duality left a€" is Advaita (without duality), is one personality.

That is you are completely integrated and the joy is not anymore dented, it's complete. It hasn't got a happiness and a sorrow aspect, but is just Joy.

The Joy is not that you laugh loud; the Joy is not that you are always smiling. No, is the stillness, the quietude within your Self, the peace of your being, of your Spirit, that asserts itself into vibrations which you feel, that when you feel that peace, you feel like the light of the sun, the whole rays of that beauty spreading."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


"To all the seekers of joy I bow.

I already told you that joy has no duality. It does not have happiness and unhappiness. It should never be confused with pleasures. Because the pleasure that looks today the pleasure tomorrow will turn into remorse.

The joy is absolute and eternal. It does not change. Only thing that how far we have been able to allow the Spirit to shine in our attention? And how far we have been able to get rid of our misidentification is the important point. Today I made an analogy of the sun to the Spirit. The sun is shining by itself, it doesn't need enlightenment. By itself it is there. But to get the sunshine in the atmosphere we have to remove the clouds because the clouds are superimposing upon the sun.

The clouds that are superimposing cannot engulf the sun because sun is detached from them. Only the clouds can make the atmosphere dark. In the same way when we have superimpositions of our ignorance upon the Spirit then there is darkness in our life and we are in confusion.

As I told you the first day, whatever we achieve through our mental projections can create those clouds. Also our conditionings can create these clouds. For example say we are born in France. So we think we are French. Then anybody who is not French is not good. Same with Indian: if they are born in India they think the rest of the world doesn't exist.

Then these identifications start becoming even smaller and smaller and smaller up to this point that we say that we belong to this road, then to this family, then myself. All these misidentifications with the names, with the so called powers, with the so called ideas about our history: all these things are nothing but conditionings.

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Public Program, Paris, France—June 18, 1983


Jean-Yves Leloup, The Gospel of Thomas
LOGION 11

Yeshua said:
This sky will pass away,
and the one above it will also pass away.
The dead have no life,
and the living have no death.
On days when you ate what was dead,
you made it alive.
When you are in the light, what will you do?
When you were One, you created two.
But now that you are two, what will you do?
(CF. MATT 5:18, 19:16, 24-25; LUKE 3:10, 16-17, 16:21-33; MARK 13:31; JOHN 2:17; I COR 7:31; GEN 2:14-17.)


Everything passes. All the material and celestial worlds must pass. All that is composed shall be decomposed, everything that has a beginning must have an end. With this implacable reminder of impermanence Yeshua invites us to look for what does not pass, what is truly alive and cannot die; the Uncreated. It is not composed and cannot be decomposed. Yet one of the tasks of the gnostic is to consume what is mortal in order to make it truly alive, to assimilate what has no life in itself—our body, the world, matter—so that it may become the very place where Being manifests...

The second part of the logion reminds us that we have come from Unity and it is we who have brought about duality. This duality is not wrong in itself. It is a step in our process of individuation—we cannot remain in the undifferentiated unity of an infant and its mother. The passage through duality, or separation, is one of necessary stages of growth and maturity. But having become two, we must seek to rediscover the One. The Unity we discover will no longer be that of undifferentiated fusion, but rather of Union, of integration. Then our existential being will become transparent to essential Being.

Jean-Yves Leloup, The Gospel of Thomas
Inner Traditions (2005) pp. 82-3


Tau Malachi, The Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas
VERSE 11

"Jesus said," This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"


"The heaven shall pass away, and the heaven above it will pass away."If this is true of the heavens, then it is equally true of everything else in Creation. Everything shall pass away, everything is in flux, everything is changing and will change—even the heavens or higher states of awareness change. This is the truth of creative evolution. With each emergence of a higher state of consciousness, a new heaven and new earth come into being, the former heaven and earth transforming into a new realm of manifestation. There is no end in sight to this process, for our teachers tell us that, following the attainment of Messianic consciousness, evolution continues toward ever more refined and higher states of consciousness-being, although indeed such states are far beyond our present capacity to imagine or comprehend. Thus we understand that seeking to live forever, even in the highest heavenly state, is a desire founded upon ignorance and inherently deluded. The very truth and nature of reality and our own consciousness-being is different from that. God is quite different than we think!

Tau Malachi, The Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas
Llewellyn Publications (June 8, 2004) pp. 35-6


Richard Valantasis, The Gospel of Jesus
LOGION 11

Jesus said: Jesus said," This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not ide. During the days when you ate what is dead, you made it come alive. When you are in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one, you became two. But when you became two, what will you do?


The two questions pose an even greater challenge to the interpreter, but both of them end in a call for action, not for information or knowledge. The first ("When you are in the light, what will you do?") identifies a state of being (that is, being"In the light.") with a call for action. Those who are in the light must act, they must in some way live out the implications of their enlightenment... It does not surprise that the highest status of the enlightened person demands activity. The performance of deeds follows the achievement of their superior status.

Richard Valantasis, The Gospel of Thomas
Routledge; 1 edition (June 27, 1997) pp. 70-2


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THE APOCALYPSE OF THE SPIRIT-PARACLETE
The fulfillment of the promise of eschatological divine instruction
Stephen E. Witmer, Divine instruction in Early Christianity   
F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost Robert Kysar, John, the Maverick Gospel 
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ Lucy Reid, She Changes Everything
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel: The World It Imagines Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology
George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament In Spirit and Truth, Benny Thettayil
Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17 Marianne Meye Thompson, The God of the Gospel of John
Eric Eve, The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles D. R. Sadananda, The Johannine Exegesis of God: an exploration into the Johannine understanding of God
Michael Welker, God the Spirit Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament
Tricia Gates Brown, Spirit in the writings of John Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit: pneumatology and Pentecostalism
Robert Kysar, Voyages with John: Charting the Fourth Gospel John F. Moloney, The Gospel of John
Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith Robert Kysar, John
Robert E. Picirilli, The Randall House Bible Commentary George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament 
"The teaching of the Paraclete, as the continuation of Jesus' teaching, must also be understood as the fulfillment of the promise of eschatological divine instruction"Stephen E. Witmer, Divine instruction in Early Christianity

"Jesus therefore predicts that God will later send a human being to Earth to take up the role defined by John .i.e. to be a prophet who hears God's words and repeats his message to man."
M. Bucaille, The Bible, the Qur'n, and Science

"And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been."
F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost

"The Paraclete has a twofold function: to communicate Christ to believers and, to put the world on trial"
Robert Kysar, John The Meverick Gospel

"But She—the Spirit, the Paraclete...—will teach you everything."
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ)

"Grammatical nonsense but evidence of the theological desire to defeminize the Divine."
Lucy Reid, She Changes Everything

"The functions of the Paraclete spelled out in verses 13-15... are all acts of open and bold speaking in the highest degree."
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel

"The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world's reaction was to Jesus."
Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology

Bultmann calls the "coming of the Redeemer an 'eschatological event,' 'the turning-point of the ages."
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament

"The Paraclete equated with the Holy Spirit, is the only mediator of the word of the exalted Christ."
Benny Thettayil, In Spirit and Truth

"The divine Paraclete, and no lessor agency, must show the world how wrong it was about him who was in the right."
Daniel B. Stevick , Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17

Stephen Smalley asserts that "The Spirit-Paraclete ... in John's Gospel is understood as personal, indeed, as a person."
Marianne Thompson, The God of the Gospel of John

"The Messiah will come and the great age of salvation will dawn (for the pious)"
Eric Eve, The Jewish context of Jesus' Miracles

"The remembrance is to relive and re-enact the Christ event, to bring about new eschatological decision in time and space."
Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda, The Johannine Exegesis of God

"The Spirit acts in such an international situation as the revealer of 'judgment' on the powers that rule the world."
Michael Welker, God the Spirit

The Paraclete's "Appearance means that sin, righteousness, and judgment will be revealed."
Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament

"While the Spirit-Paraclete is the true broker, the brokers they rely on are impostors."
T. G. Brown, Spirit in the writings of John

"The pneumatological activity ... of the Paraclete ... may most helpfully be considered in terms of the salvific working of the hidden Spirit."
Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit

"The pneuma is the peculiar power by which the word becomes the words of eternal life."
Robert Kysar, Voyages with John

"The gift of peace, therefore, is intimately associated with the gift of the Spirit-Paraclete"
Francis J. Moloney, The Gospel of John

"This utopian hope, even when modestly expressed, links Jesus and the prophets to a much wider history of human longing."
Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith

"Because of the presence of the Paraclete in the life of the believer, the blessings of the end-times—the eschaton—are already present"
Robert Kysar, John

"They are going, by the Holy Spirit's power, to be part of the greatest miracle of all, bringing men to salvation."
R. Picirilli, The Randall House Bible Commentary

"The Kingdom of God stands as a comprehensive term for all that the messianic salvation included... is something to be sought here and now (Mt. 6:33) and to be received as children receive a gift (Mk. 10:15 = Lk. 18:16-17)."
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament


"I am the one about which Christ has talked... I am the Holy Spirit who has incarnated on this Earth for your realization."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


"Tell all the nations and tell all the people all over the Great Message that the Time of Resurrection is here. Now, at this time, and that you are capable of doing it."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Cowley Manor Seminar, UK—July 31, 1982


"This is the transformation that has worked, of which Christ has talked, Mohammed Sahib has talked, everybody has talked about this particular time when people will get transformed."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Chistmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India—25 December 1997


"The Resurrection of Christ has to now be collective resurrection. This is what is Mahayoga. Has to be the collective resurrection."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Easter Puja, London, UK—11 April 1982


"Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the Divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their spirit."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


"The main thing that one has to understand is that the time has come for you to get all that is promised in the scriptures, not only in the Bible but all the scriptures of the world."

The Paraclete Shri Mataji



"Now, the principle of Mother is in every, every scripture - has to be there."

The Paraclete Shri Mataji, Radio Interview Oct 01 1983—Santa Cruz, USA


"But today is the day I declare that I am the One who has to save the humanity. I declare I am the One who is Adishakti, who is The Mother of all The Mothers, who is the Primordial Mother, the Shakti, the desire of God, who has incarnated on this Earth to give its meaning to itself; to this creation, to human beings and I am sure through My Love and patience and My powers I am going to achieve it. I was the One who was born again and again, but now in my complete form and complete powers I have come on this Earth not only for salvation of human beings, not only for their emancipation, but for granting them the Kingdom of Heaven, the Joy, the Bliss that your Father wants to bestow upon you."

The Paraclete Shri Mataji, December 2, 1979—London, UK


"It is The Mother who can awaken the Kundalini, and that the Kundalini is your own Mother. She is the Holy Ghost within you, the Adi Shakti, and She Herself achieves your transformation. By any talk, by any rationality, by anything, it cannot be done."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


"She is your pure Mother. She is The Mother who is individually with you. Forget your concepts, and forget your identifications. Please try to understand She is your Mother, waiting for ages to give you your real birth. She is the Holy Ghost within you. She has to give you your realization, and She's just waiting and waiting to do it."

The Paraclete Shri Mataji, Public Program Mar 22 1981—Sydney, Australia


"The Kundalini is your own mother; your individual mother. And She has tape-recorded all your past and your aspirations. Everything! And She rises because She wants to give you your second birth. But She is your individual mother. You don't share Her with anybody else. Yours is a different, somebody else's is different because the tape-recording is different. We say She is the reflection of the Adi Shakti who is called as Holy Ghost in the Bible."

The Paraclete Shri Mataji, Press Conference July 08 1999—London, UK





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