Inner Revolution to Radical Compassion

In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus gives sayings about the Path; some seem repeated, emphasizing them.

55 Jesus said, “Whoever does not hate father and mother cannot be my disciple, and whoever does not hate brothers and sisters, and carry the cross as I do, will not be worthy of me.”

and

101 “Whoever does not hate father and mother, as I do, cannot be my disciple, and whoever does not love father and mother as I do cannot be my disciple. For my mother gave me a physical body that leads to death, but my true mother gave me life.”

The Path calls for an inner revolution to radical compassion for the inner and intuitive world. Herein lies the real life, but also the entrance to the Path. The Path lies in a ‘reality’ beyond the world, and only through radical compassion can you get here. In other words, one can be compassionate about the outer OR inner world; there is no compromise. The Path is an act of radical compassion for humanity, including yourself.

Jesus takes babies as an example of access to the Path (the Father’s kingdom) and instructs that one can only understand intuitively:

22 Jesus saw some babies nursing. He told his disciples, “These nursing babies are like those who enter the (Father’s) kingdom.” They said to him, “Then shall we enter the (Father’s) kingdom as babies?”
Jesus said to them, “When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one so that the male will not be male nor the female be female when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter the Path (the kingdom of the 6th field of consciousness).”

Kirsten