Jesus said, “Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and you have no one else to hear them
from. There will be days when you look for Me and will not find Me.”
Jesus said, “The Pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of Knowledge and hidden them. They themselves have not
entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.”
The Gospel of Thomas
Gravity is the root of lightness; stillness, the ruler of movement.
Therefore a wise prince, marching the whole day, does not go far from his baggage waggons. Although he may have brilliant prospects to look at, he quietly remains (in his proper place), indifferent to them. How should the lord of a myriad chariots carry himself lightly before the kingdom? If he do act lightly, he has lost his root (of gravity); if he proceed to active movement, he will lose his throne.
Tao Te Ching
In the Christian religion the same idea is indicated in the phrase: “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world,” slain at the origin of things. These words can but refer to the important truth that there can be no founding of a world until the Deity has made an act of sacrifice. This act is explained as limiting Himself in order to become manifest. “The Law of Sacrifice might perhaps more truly be called The Law of Manifestation, or the Law of Love and of Life, for throughout the universe, from the highest to the lowest, it is the cause of manifestation and life.”