Jesus said, “He who has recognized the world has found the body, but he who has found the body is superior to the world.”
Jesus said, “Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it.”
Jesus said, “He who is near Me is near the fire, and he who is far from Me is far from the Kingdom.”
The Gospel of Thomas
Without going outside his door, one understands (all that takes place) under the sky; without looking out from his window, one sees the Tao of Heaven. The farther that one goes out (from himself), the less he knows.
Therefore the sages got their knowledge without travelling; gave their (right) names to things without seeing them; and accomplished their ends without any purpose of doing so.
Tao Te Ching
Only one condition is needed in order that a Christ may share His strength with a younger brother: that in the separated life the human consciousness will open itself to the divine, will show itself receptive of the offered life, and take the freely outpoured gift. For so reverent is God to that Spirit which is Himself in man, that He will not even pour into the human soul a flood of strength and life unless that soul is willing to receive it.