Friday, September 15, 2006

Two Ways, Paths, and the Narrow Gate

The original version of this article was published in September 2006.

It was updated again on July 9, 2008 to expand the Egyptian-Nubian references and links...

Be aware that what I say is intended to make people uncomfortable with the status quo so we can finally forge that long promised new path to the future. Here is the chance to truly understand the Creator’s expectations, which do not include money, religion, and politics. The truth will be a bitter pill to many, so remember that patience and humility are wise virtues and repeatedly scoffing in the face of profundity is great folly.

Many Christians speak of the straight and narrow gates, doors, or paths without ever comprehending the true meaning of this symbolism. Thanks to historical and doctrinal errors (and deception) resulting in confusing language in the New Testament and other sources, the true original meaning of the following verses and other symbolic and philosophical discussions of dualism are so poorly and vaguely presented that people have been forced to rely on the interpretations of religious leaders. Unfortunately, they are the primary sources and perpetuators of misdirection and confusion.

Matthew 7:12
So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 7:13
Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
Matthew 7:14
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
Matthew 7:16
You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?
Matthew 7:17
So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit.
Matthew 7:18
A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
Matthew 7:19
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Matthew 7:20
Thus you will know them by their fruits.

Notice that the above verses are speaking of two ways or paths and the results of performing good and evil? The two ways, two tables of stone, spirits, inclinations, paths, gates, high and low roads, pillars, candlesticks, etc. are regular themes in Judeo-Christian-Islamic sources as well as other "near and far eastern" wisdom narratives and traditions. As clearly enumerated by the Doctrine of Two Spirits, these symbolic and allegorical allusions to the realities of dualism flow from ancient wisdom sources that long predated all three faiths of Abraham and other extant religions, mystery schools, and philosophies. They are clearly and unequivocally presented in the earliest Egyptian and Nubian sources, which undeniably were the basis and inspiration for later religions and philosophies.

The symbology used to structure world religions is easily traced back to very early Egyptian-Nubian concepts. On the other hand, they tell us that their symbology and related dualistic wisdom and spirituality came from those who lived during an earlier period which they called Zep Tepi.

The primary thrust of these narratives is to represent the dualistic nature of life in this universe and the resulting dualistic foundations of morality and what is most commonly called karma ( ka and maat, hence ka-maat).

Ka meaning one's spiritual nature based upon accumulated deeds during your lifetime. Maat being both the principles of Truth and Justice as the basis for universal balance and order and She - (of the Feminine nature...) - symbolically personified Truth, Justice, Compassion, etc. You know, just like the later personified symbolism of Sophia (Wisdom) and Kuan Yin (Compassion).

Notice the perfect linguistic match, as well as the perfect conceptual match?

Hence both Karma and Ka-Maat mean spiritual truth and justice as the basis for universal balance and order. Now look around at this world, built by money, religion, and politics, to see the blatantly obvious negative results of a civilization lacking truth and justice as the unequivocal guiding principles for both personal and collective deeds and results. Hence, good karma comes from truth, justice, wisdom, etc. Bad karma comes from greed, lies, injustice, etc. Clear Enough?

As seen in the Doctrine of Two Spirits, one path (high road, straight and narrow, etc.) symbolizes good and the other path symbolizes evil. Secretive religious hierarchies long ago hid any true understanding of this ancient wisdom by purposely recasting it as religion and mysticism over the millennia. Consequently, only general allusions and error prone interpretations have been widely available. This state of affairs has served to preserve and maintain the wealth and power of religions, so called mystery schools, and their leaders.

With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Codexes, and similar texts, some of the confusion was lifted. Nonetheless, many religious leaders and their cohorts have fought tooth and nail to keep people from truly understanding the flaws in their canons and doctrine exposed by pivotal archeological finds such as these.

A prime example of this confusion is seen in verses 13-14 of Matthew Chapter 7 shown above. The straight and narrow gate is obviously speaking of the path, way, or spirit of good as described by the Doctrine of Two Spirits, Dead Sea Scroll 1QS, Judaic discussions of the Two Inclinations, and so on. With that said, religious followers have been purposely confused and misled about what constitutes good and evil, hence the confusion about the straight and narrow path. Though money, politics, and religion are widespread, pervasive, and primary sources of wealth and power in this world, most have failed to grasp that this proves these things belong to the broad path and gate which leads "down" to destruction. With all of the evil, conflict, despair, and struggle linked directly to money, religion, and politics, this should have been self-evident. The events of recent times and the history of the last few millennia leave little doubt about this conclusion.

Now look again at the Doctrine of Two Spirits. Notice that the upper path, labeled the Spirit of Good, is smaller and much more difficult to follow than the lower path, labeled the Spirit of Evil. Notice also that this wisdom about dualism more closely matches the Epistle of James' discussions about works being far more valid than faith. It also directly matches the dualism of Maat and Isfet, Nut and Geb, and other pivotal aspects of Egyptian/Nubian wisdom and symbology. This information will be extremely difficult for many to accept, further proving its accuracy.

What then is the purpose of "faith" but to keep good people from seeking to understand truth and wisdom, such as the long-hidden true meaning of the straight and narrow path and gate?

Here is Wisdom...


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