DIDYMOS JUDAS THOMAS
MOHAMMAD, THE PROPHET
BOOK OF THE DEAD
THE OLD TESTAMENT
THE RIG VEDA
THE GREAT LEARNING
THE DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN
THE NEW TESTAMENT
NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY
Brahman and Atman
Light and Darkness
Good and Evil
Right and Wrong
The Straight Path
Spirit and Self
Birth and Death
Heaven and Hell
THE GREAT HYMN
TO THE ATEN
"O living Aten, creator of life! . . .
Who makes seed grow in women,
Who creates people from sperm; . . .
O Sole God beside whom there is none!
. . .
You made millions of forms from yourself alone,
. . .
There is no other who knows you,
Only your son . . ."1a
" . . . And God said, Let there be light: and
there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and
God divided the light from the darkness." [Genesis: 1:4]1a*
"But of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it: for
in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
"I the LORD thy God am
a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of
them that hate me . . . " [Exodus 20:5]1c
"Thou shalt not avenge,
nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord."
"But I have said
unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give
it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk
and honey: I am the Lord your God, which have separated
you from other people. . .
And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the
Lord am holy, and have severed you from other
people, that ye should be mine."
"That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth
that which is past. And moreover I saw under the sun the place
of judgment, that wickedness was there;
and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was
there." [Ecclesiastes 3:15-16]1f*
"I am the LORD, and there
is none else, there is no God beside me . . .
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil:
I the LORD do all these things." [Isaiah 45:5-7].1g*
"Rejoice not, O Israel,
for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring
from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor. .
My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him:
and they shall be wanderers among the nations."
[Hosea 9:1 and 17]1h*
"There was neither non-existence nor existence then . . .
There was neither death nor immortality then. . .
Darkness was hidden by darkness . . .
Desire came upon that one in the beginning: that was the
seed of mind. . .
Whence this creation has arisen -- perhaps it formed
itself, or perhaps it did not -- the one who looks down on it, in
the highest heaven, only he knows -- or perhaps he does not
"In the first age of the gods, existence was born from non-existence."1b
in the heart of all beings is the Atman, the Spirit, the Self;
smaller than the smallest atom, greater than the vast
"When all desires that cling to the
heart are surrendered, then a mortal becomes immortal . . . "2c
"In truth who knows God
"OM. This eternal Word is all: what
was, what is and what shall be, and what beyond is in eternity.
All is OM."2e
" . . . 'My son, from the very
essence in the seed which you cannot see comes in truth this vast
Believe me, my son, an invisible and subtle essence is the Spirit
of the whole universe. That is Reality. That is Atman. THOU ART
"'The Spirit who is in the body does
not grow old and does not die, and no one can ever kill the Spirit
who is everlasting. This is the real castle of Brahman wherein
dwells all the love of the universe. . . '"2g
[King of Videha:] "What is the
[Yajñavalkya:] "It is the consciousness of life. . . "2i
"Only by love can men see me,
and know me, and come unto me."3d [11:54]
"Know now from me, Arjuna, the
five causes of all actions . . . wherein is found the end of all
The body, the lower 'I am', the means of perception, the means
of action, and Fate."3g [18:13-14]
"Truly, 'Only he that rids
himself forever of desire can see the Secret
He that has never rid himself of desire can see only the Outcomes."
" . . . [I]f every one
recognized virtue as virtue, this would merely create fresh
conceptions of wickedness.
For truly 'Being and Not-being grow out of one
another; . . .'" [Ch. 2]1b
"For to know what once there
was, in the Beginning,
This is called the essence of the Way." [Ch. 14]1c
"To know the always-so
is to be Illumined;
Not to know it, means to go blindly to disaster." [Ch. 16]1d
"In the governance of empire
everything difficult must be dealt with while it is still easy,
Everything great must be dealt with while it is small."
"He, truly, is supreme
Who would conquer himself alone,
Rather than he who would conquer in battle
A thousand, thousand men." [v. 103]1a
"The wrong done by oneself
Is born of oneself, is produced in oneself.
It grinds one deficient in wisdom
As a diamond grinds a rock-gem." [v. 161]1b
"This world has become blinded,
as it were.
Few here see insightfully. . . " [v. 174]1c
"Misery, the arising of misery,
And the transcending of misery,
The Noble Eightfold Path
Leading to the allaying of misery." [v. 191]1d
" . . . Bad qualities indeed are
In this world and in that beyond.
More staining than that stain
Is ignorance, the worst of stains. . . " [vv. 242-243]1e
"No sons there are for protection,
Neither father nor even relations,
For one seized by the End-Maker;
Among relations there is no protection." [v.
" . . . The majority, indeed, are of poor
virtue." [v. 320]1g
"The Master said: 'If one sets one's heart on humaneness, one will be without evil.'"
"The Master said:
'If a man does not anticipate
deception and does not reckon on bad faith, but on the other hand
is aware in good time when they occur, he is a man of quality, isn't
"Jie Yu, the madman of Chu, passed Master Kong, singing:
What a decline of virtue!
. . .
Master Kong got down and wished to speak with him. But he
hurried off and avoided him . . . " [18:5]1c
"' . . . When chickens or dogs wander
away, people know enough to search for them, but when their heart
wanders away they don't. The Way of learning is nothing
other than this: searching for the heart that's wandered
"'The heart we all share longs to be
exalted. But the exalted is already there in us, though
we may not realize it. . . '" [XI.17]2d
"'The ten thousand things are all
there in me. And there's no joy greater than looking
within and finding myself faithful to them. Treat others as you
would be treated. Devote yourself to that, for there's no
more direct approach to Humanity.'" [XIII.4]2e
"'The people are the most
precious of all things. Next come the gods of soil and grain.
The sovereign matters least. . . '" [XIV.14]2g
"Ye shall know them by
their fruits. . .
[E]very good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit."
[St. Matthew 7:16-18]1a*
" . . . [T]here
is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and
hid, that shall not be known." [St. Matthew 10:26]1b
" . . .
man's foes shall be they of his own household." [St.
"[Jesus] . . . said unto
them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man .
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall
gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them
which do iniquity;
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire." [St. Matthew 13:37-43]1d
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest
the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee . .
." [St. Matthew 23:37]1d'
"In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
[St. John 1:1]1e
" . . . [T]o him that
knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."
"(16) Jesus said, 'Men think, perhaps,
that it is peace which I have come to cast upon the world.
They do not know that it is dissension which I have come to
cast upon the earth: fire, sword, and war. . . '"1a
"(51) His [Jesus's] disciples said to
him, 'When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will
the new world come?'
He said to them, 'What you look forward to has already come,
but you do not recognize it.'"1b
"(73) [Judas] said, 'Tell me Lord, what
the beginning of the path is.'
(74) He said, 'Love and goodness. For if one of
these existed among the governors, wickedness would
never have come into existence.'"1c
"For everything which is visible is a copy
of that which is hidden."1d
"Entrust yourself to reason and
remove yourself from animalism."1e
"Praise be to God, Lord of the Universe,
The Compassionate, the Merciful,
Sovereign of the Day of Judgement!
You alone we worship, and to You alone we turn for help.
Guide us to the straight path . . ." [The Exordium 1:2-6].1a
"Had the People of the
Book accepted the Faith, it would surely have been
better for them. Some are true believers, but most of them are evil-doers." [The
"Surely the hypocrites are
evil-doers." [Repentance 9:67].1c
Jews, Sabaeans and Christians
-- whoever believes in God and the Last Day and does what is
right -- shall have nothing to fear or to regret.
We made a covenant with the Israelites and sent
forth apostles among them. But whenever an apostle came to them
with a message that did not suit their fancies, some they
accused of lying and others they put to death. They
thought no harm would follow: they were blind and deaf. . ."
[The Table 5:69-70.]1d
Good and Evil
Right and Wrong
Heaven and Hell
Son of God
THE JUDGMENT OF THE DEAD
THE DECLARATION TO THE FORTY-TWO GODS
Wide-of-stride who comes from On: I have not done evil.
. . . I have not robbed.
. . . I have not coveted.
. . . I have not stolen.
. . . I have not killed people.
. . . I have not trimmed the measure.
. . . I have not cheated.
. . . I have not told lies. . .
. . . I have not committed adultery.
. . . I have not copulated with a boy. .
. . . I have not cursed a god. . ."1c
THE INSTRUCTION OF PAPYRUS
"There is one who lives on little so as to save, yet he
(7,14) "There is one who does not know, yet the fate gives (him)
" . . .
Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed
have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great
river, the river Euphrates . . . "
"And God spake all these
words, saying, . . .
Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness
against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house
. . . " [Exodus 20:13-17]1j
shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments . .
"Doth God pervert judgment? or
doth the Almighty pervert justice?" [Job 8:3]1l
"When I looked for good,
then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light,
there came darkness." [Job 30-26]1m
"I returned, and saw under the
sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle
to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to
men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and
chance happeneth to them all." [Ecclesiastes 9:11]1n*
"Indra and Soma, burn the demon and crush him . . .
Shatter those who lack good thoughts; scorch them, kill, drive
out, cut down the devourers.
Indra and Soma, let evil heat boil up around him who plots
evil, like a pot set on a fire. . .
Indra and Soma, pierce the evil-doers and hurl them into the pit,
the bottomless darkness, so that not a single one will come up
from there again. Let this furious rage of yours overpower them. .
. "1e [7.104.1-3]
"All beings are born in
delusion, the delusion of division which comes from
desire and hate."3c [7:27]
" . . . The law of
righteousness is my law; and my joy is infinite joy."3e
there are . .
The poorer the people will be. . .
The more laws are promulgated,
The more thieves and bandits there will
be." [Ch. 57]1f
"Heaven's net is wide;
Coarse are the meshes, yet nothing slips through."
" . . . Of death all are afraid.
Having made oneself the example,
One should neither slay nor cause to slay." [v. 129]1h
"Life is easily lived
By a shameless one,
A disparager, crafty as a crow,
An obtruder, impudent and corrupt."
"The one who speaks lies,
goes to hell . . . "
"The Master said: 'It is all over! I have never come
across anyone capable of discerning his errors and inwardly
bringing himself to justice.'" [5:27]1d
"The Master said:
'At hearing legal proceedings I am no
different from anybody else, but what is surely necessary is to
bring it about that there is no litigation.'" [12:13]1e
"Fan Chi asked about humaneness. The Master said:
to love others.' He asked about understanding. The Master said:
'It is to understand others' . . . "
'Is there a single word such that one
could practice it throughout one's life?' The Master said: 'Reciprocity
perhaps? Do not inflict on others what you yourself would not wish
done to you.'" [15:24]1g
"' . . . Unless they have a
livelihood, the common people will never have constant minds.
And without constant minds, they'll wander loose and wild. They'll
stop at nothing, and soon cross the law.'" [I.7]2b
"Jesus said unto him,
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God . . .
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
[St. Matthew 22:37-40].1g
"For the law
was given by Moses, but grace and truth
came by Jesus Christ."
[St. John 1:17].1h*
therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring
him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in
Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and
the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the
When the chief priests therefore and
officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify
him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take
ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by
our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of
God." [St. John 19:4:7].1i*
" . . .
law entered, that the offense might abound" [Romans
"But Israel, which
followed after the law of righteousness, hath not
attained to the law of righteousness.
Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith,
but as it were by the works of the law. . . "
"Owe no man any thing, but to
love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled
the law." [Romans 13:8]1l
"Christ has redeemed us from
the curse of the law, being made a curse for us .
. . " [Galatians 3:13].1m*
"Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
places." [Ephesians 6:10-12] 1n*
"But we know that the law
is good, if a man use it lawfully;
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous
man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the
ungodly and for sinners . . . , for murderers . . .
For whoremongers . . . , for menstealers, for liars, for
perjured persons . . . " [1 Timothy 1:8-10]1o*
" . . . [T]he priesthood
being changed, there is made of necessity a change also
of the law. . . the law made nothing perfect, but
the bringing in of better hope did . . . "
[Hebrews 8:12 and 19].1p*
" . . .
[struggle] has to do with the prostitution of the
soul. From it arises the prostitution of the body as well.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood . . . but against
the world rulers of this darkness and the spirits of
[Trismegistus to Asclepius] "And a new
law will be established. . . [The] wicked angels will
remain among men, . . . (and) lead them into wicked things
recklessly, as well as into atheism, wars, and plunderings,
by teaching them things contrary to nature."1g
" . . . Adam was a laughingstock . . .
And Abraham and Isaac and Jacob were a laughingstock . . . Solomon
was a laughingstock . . . Moses . . . was a laughingstock . . .
For they had a doctrine of angels to observe dietary laws and
bitter slavery, since they never knew truth, nor will
they know it. For there is a great deception upon
their soul making it impossible for them ever to find a Nous of
freedom in order to know him, until they come to know the Son
of Man. . .
For the Archon was a laughingstock because he said, 'I am God . .
. I am a jealous God, who brings the sins of the
fathers upon the children for three and four generations.'"1h
"God will separate the wicked
from the just. He will heap all the wicked one upon
another and then cast them into Hell." [The
"Those to whom the burden of the Torah
was entrusted and yet refused to bear it are like a donkey
laden with books. . .
Say to the Jews: 'If you claim that of all men you
alone are God's friends, then you should wish for death, if
what you say be true!' But, because of what their hands have done,
they will never wish for death. God knows the wrongdoers. .
. " [Friday, Or The Day Of Congregation 62:5-7].1f
Children of Israel
Rich and Poor
Right and Wrong
Root of all
VOTIVE STELA OF NEBRE
WITH HYMN TO AMEN-RE
Lord of Thrones-of-the-Two-Lands, . . .
You are Amun, the Lord of the silent,
Who comes at the voice of the poor;
When I call to you in my distress,
You come to rescue me,
To give breath to him who is wretched,
To rescue me from bondage. . ."1b
THE INSTRUCTION OF ANY
I give you these useful counsels, . . .
Wealth accrues to him who guards it; . .
If wealth is placed where it bears interest,
It comes back to you redoubled; .
THE INSTRUCTION OF
you find a large debt against a poor man,
Make it into three parts;
Forgive two, let one stand. . ."1e
THE INSTRUCTION OF
"Do not do evil to a
man and so cause another to do it to you."
(16,4) "Do not go to your brother when you are in
distress; go to your friend."
(16,5) "Do not drink water in the house of a merchant; he
will charge you for it."
(16,21) "Do not lend money at interest without obtaining
(21,11) There is no one who deceives who is not deceived."
(22,19) "Give one loaf to your laborer, receive two
from (the work of) his arms."
(24,10) Man is even more eager to copulate than a donkey; his
purse is what restrains him."2a
THE INSTRUCTION OF PAPYRUS
"He who spends
without an income must pay interest on interest."
(15,9) "Theft with greed brings a lawful killing."
(17,8) "He who loves to hoard wealth
will die robbed of it."2b
thou no usury of him: but fear God . . . Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor
lend him thy victuals for increase." [Leviticus 25:36-37]1o
"Both thy bondmen and thy
bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen
that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and
Moreover of the children of the strangers that do
sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their
families that are with you, which they begat in your land:
and they shall be your possession.
And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your
children after you, to inherit them for a possession;
they shall be your bondmen forever:
but over your brethren the children of Israel,
ye shall not rule one over another with rigour."
"At the end of every
seven years thou shalt make a release. And this is the
manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought
unto his neighbour shall release it . . . Of a
foreigner thou mayest exact it again . . . "
"Thou shalt not lend upon
usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of
anything that is lent upon usury;
Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury . . . "
LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure . . .and thou
shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail . . .
" [Deuteronomy 28:12-13]1s*
"The rich ruleth over the poor, and
the borrower is servant to the lender."
"Then I looked on all the
works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had
laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation
of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun."
" . . .
answereth all things." [Ecclesiastes 10:19]1v
"Let the stronger man give to the man whose need is
greater; let him gaze upon the lengthening path. For riches
roll like the wheels of a chariot, turning from one to
"Ward off the she-wolf and the wolf; ward off the thief.
O night full of waves, be easy for us to cross over.
Darkness -- palpable, black, and painted -- has come upon me. O
Dawn, banish it like a debt."1d
" . . . [S]et not
your heart on another's possession."2a
[Yajñavalkya to his wife:] "'In
wealth there is no hope of life eternal.'"2h
"Even as the unwise work
selfishly in the bondage of selfish works, let the wise man work
unselfishly for the good of all the world."3a
greedy desire and
wrath, born of passion, the great evil, the sum of destruction:
this is the enemy of the soul."3b [3:27]
"Evil men know not what should
be done or what should not be done. Purity is not in their hearts,
nor good conduct, nor truth.
They say: 'This world has no truth, no moral
foundation, no God. . . '
Firm in this belief, these men of dead souls, of truly little
intelligence, undertake their work of evil: they are the enemies
of this fair world, working for its destruction. . .
They are bound by hundreds of vain hopes. Anger and lust is their
refuge; and they strive by unjust means to amass wealth for their
own cravings."3f [16:7-12]
"Banish skill, discard profit,
And thieves and robbers will disappear."
"The people starve because
those above them eat too much tax-grain." [Ch. 75]1i
"And should one live a hundred years
Not seeing 'the rise and demise';
Better still is one day lived
Of one seeing 'the rise and demise.'" [v.
" . . . Misery is birth again and
again." [v. 153]1l
" . . . Come, see that person,
Who, released, runs back to bondage itself." [v.
"The Master said: 'The gentleman is familiar with what is
right, just as the small man is familiar with profit.'"
'Suppose there is a beautiful jade here,
does one wrap it up, put it in a box and keep it, or does one try
to get a good price and sell it?' The Master said: 'Sell it of
course, sell it of course! I am one who is waiting for a price.'"
"'Don't talk about profit,'
said Mencius. 'It's Humanity and Duty that
matter. Emperors say How can I profit my nation? Lords
say How can I profit my house? And everyone else says How
can I profit myself? Then everyone high and low is
scrambling for profit, pitching the nation into grave danger.'"
"' . . To rise at the cock's cry and chase
profits with untiring diligence -- that is to be a
follower of Chih the bandit. . . '" [XIII.25]2f
"And forgive us our debts, as
we forgive our debtors." [St. Matthew 7:12].1q
"THEN spake Jesus to the multitude,
and to his disciples, . . .
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for
ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men . . .
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for
ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make
long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. .
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say,
Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but
whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a
debtor!. . .
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?
"And they come to
Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them
that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the
moneychangers . . . And
the scribes and chief priests . . . sought how they might destroy him:
for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his
" . . .
love of money is the root of all evil." [Timothy
"(64) Jesus said, ' . . . Businessmen
and merchants [will] not enter the places of
"(95) [Jesus said], 'If you have money,
do not lend it at interest, but give [it] to one from whom
you will not get it back.'"1j
"Do not trust anyone as a
friend, for this whole world has come into being deceitfully
. . . All things [of] the world are not profitable, but
they happen in vain. There is no one, not even a brother,
(who is trustworthy), since each one is seeking his own
"Do not devour one
another's property by unjust means, nor bribe with
it the judges in order that you may wrongfully and knowingly
usurp the possessions of other men." [The Cow 2:188].1g
"Those that live in usury shall rise up before God
like men whom Satan has demented by his touch; for they claim that trading is no different
from usury." [The Cow 2:275].1h
"If your debtor be in
straits, grant him a delay until he can discharge his debt;
but if you waive the sum as alms it will be better for you, if you
but knew it." [The Cow 2:280].1i
"Believers, do not
live on usury, doubling your wealth many times over." [The
"Let those who hoard the
wealth which God has bestowed on them out of His bounty never
think it good for them: it is nothing but evil."
[The 'Imrans 3:181].1k
"Give orphans the property
which belongs to them. Do not exchange their valuables
for worthless things or cheat them of their possession;
for this would surely be a great sin." [Women 4:3].1l
Italics in the original.
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The Great Hymn to
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Judgment of the Dead. The Declaration to
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The Instruction of
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b Genesis 2:17.
c Exodus 20:5.
d Leviticus 19:18.
e Leviticus 20:23-26.
f Ecclesiastes 3:15-16.
g Isaiah 45:5-7.
h Hosea 9:1 and 17.
i Genesis 17:18. See also 17:11 (circumcision as token
of the covenant), Exodus 6:4, and Exodus 35:27-28 (words of the
covenant, the ten commandments).
j Exodus 20:13-17.
m Job 30-26.
o Leviticus 25:36-37.
p Leviticus 25:44-46.
q Deuteronomy 15:1-3.
r Deuteronomy 23:19-20.
s Deuteronomy 28:12-13.
t Proverbs 22:7.
v Ecclesiastes 10:19.
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a Creation Hymn (Nāsadīya), 10.129-1-7, at
b Aditi and the Birth of the Gods, 10.72.3, at 38.
c In Praise of Generosity, 10.117.5, at 69.
d Night, 10.127.6-7, at 200.
e The Demons in Hell, 7.104.1-3, at 293.
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a Isa Upanishad, at 49.
b Katha Upanishad, Part 2, at 59. See also
Svetasvatara Upanishad, Part 3, at 90.
c Ibid., Part 6, at 66. See also The
Supreme Teaching, Liberation, at 140.
d Mundaka Upanishad, Part 3, Chapter 2, at 81.
e Mandukya Upanishad, at 83.
f Chandogya Upanishad, at 117.
g Ibid., at 120-121.
h Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad, at 130.
i The Supreme Teaching, Prologue and Waking and
Dreaming, at 134.
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a 3:25, at 19.
b 3:27, at 20.
c 7:27, at 38.
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e 14:27, at 69.
f 16:7-12, at 73-74.
g 18:13-14, at 80.
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a Ch. 1, at 1.
b Ch. 2, at 2.
c Ch. 14, at 14.
d Ch. 16, at 16.
e Ch. 63, at 66.
f Ch. 57, at 60.
g Ch. 73, at 77.
h Ch. 19, at 19.
i Ch. 75, at 79.
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b Chapter XII. The Self, v. 161, at 30.
c Chapter XIII. The World, v. 174, at 33.
d Chapter XIV. The Awakened One, v. 191, at 35.
e Chapter XVIII. Stains, vv. 242-243, at 44.
f Chapter XX. The Path, v. 288, at 51.
g Chapter XXIII. The Elephant, v. 320, at 57.
h Chapter X. The Rod, v. 129, at 25.
i Chapter XVIII. Stains, v. 244, at 44.
j Chapter XXII. Hell, v. 306, at 55.
k Chapter VIII. The Thousands, v. 113, at 21.
l Chapter XI. Old Age, v. 153, at 29.
m Chapter XXIV. Craving, v. 344, at 60.
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a Emperor Hui Liang, Book One, I.1, at 3.
b Ibid., I.7, at 16.
c Master Kao, Book One, XI.11, at 207.
d Ibid., XI.17, at 210.
e To Fathom the Mind, Book One, XIII.4, at 236.
f Ibid., XIII.25, at 244.
g To Fathom the Mind, Book Two, XIV.14, at 261.
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a St. Matthew 7:16-18.
b St. Matthew 10:26.
c St. Matthew 10:36.
e St. John 1:1.
g St. Matthew
h St. John 1:17.
St. John 19:4:7
j Romans 5:20.
k Romans 9:31-32.
l Romans 13:8.
m Galatians 3:13.
n Ephesians 6:10-12.
o 1 Timothy 1:8-10.
p Hebrews 8:12 and 19.
q St. Matthew 7:12.
r St. Matthew
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b Ibid., at 132.
c The Dialogue of the Savior (III,5). Introduced by
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d The Teachings of Silvanus (VII,4). Introduced and
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e Ibid., at 390.
f The Exegesis on the Soul (II,6). Introduced by
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g Asclepius 21-29 (VI,8). Introduced and translated by
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h The Second Treatise of the Great Seth (VII,2).
Introduced by Joseph A. Gibbons. Translated by Roger A. Bullard
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i The Gospel of Thomas (II,2). Op. cit., at
j Ibid., at 136.
k The Teachings of Silvanus (VII,4). Op. cit., at 386.
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a The Exordium 1:2-6.
b The 'Imrans 3:111.
c Repentance 9:67.
d The Table
e The Spoils 8:37.
Friday, Or The Day Of Congregation 62:5-7.
g The Cow 2:188.
h The Cow 2:275.
i The Cow 2:280.
j The 'Imrans 3:130.
k The 'Imrans 3:181.
l Women 4:3.