Gospel of Thomas, verse 17

Jesus says: “I will give you what no eye has seen, and what no ear has heard, and what no hand has touched, and what has not occurred to the human mind.”

– Gospel of Thomas, verse 17

Jesus will give his disciples a taste of their true nature, and this cannot be seen, heard, touched, or grasped by a thought.

This is similar to the Heart Sutra: no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body and no mind.

What we are is capacity for the world, and what all phenomena to us happen within and as. As Jesus said here, it cannot be touched by our senses or thoughts. And as the Heart Sutra says, what we are has no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, and no mind.

Why cannot it be touched by our senses? Because it’s what all our senses and sense experiences happen within and as.

Why cannot it be touched by thought? It’s not because it’s too complex or even hidden. In a sense, it’s because it’s too simple. Thoughts make distinctions and as capacity for the world, we have no distinctions, it goes beyond and contains and is all distinctions.

Why is there no eye and so on? The simple answer is what I mentioned above: As capacity for our experiences of all phenomena, we are none of those things. I’ll say a few more words about it in another post.

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