Tao of Thomas: The Gospel of Thomas and the Tao TE Ching

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It is because of the Eastern tone of Thomas, the Gnostic theology embedded in Thomas, and the possible Pre-Christian influence of the text that makes it so compatible with the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching, so as to make one a fascinating supplement to the other. Both advance inner and intuitive knowledge above all. Both allude to the way to acquire this knowledge through an unwavering search within oneself.

Since the deeper meanings of both Thomas and the Tao Te Ching are both...

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It is because of the Eastern tone of Thomas, the Gnostic theology embedded in Thomas, and the possible Pre-Christian influence of the text that makes it so compatible with the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching, so as to make one a fascinating supplement to the other. Both advance inner and intuitive knowledge above all. Both allude to the way to acquire this knowledge through an unwavering search within oneself.

Since the deeper meanings of both Thomas and the Tao Te Ching are both direct and indirect, it is hoped that each time they are read some new insight and treasure can be taken from them.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780976099260
  • Publisher: Fifth Estate
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2005

    The Tao of Thomas

    The Tao of Thomas is written in two parts. It is a new translation of the Gospel of Thomas and, more excitingly for me, a new translation of the Tao Te Ching. Both are done from a fresh point of view. Placing these two works in the same volume leads to a journey that is rich and insightful. From Jesus' comment, 'Become passers by.' to Lao Tsu's comment, ' The master remains detached.' I saw and felt the sameness of the words. I was happy to have been one of the first to receive the book.

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