Song 16

The Great Emanation (Holy Spirit, called Barbelo in this text) said to Seth, offspring of Adam and Eve;

“O Foreigner, behold how your blessedness resides in silence through which you understand yourself as you really are. And in seeking to understand yourself, withdraw to reality, and you will find it standing at rest and still, after the resemblance of what is really still and restrains all these spiritual beings in quietness and lack of activity.

On the nature of the supraliminal Light within all “reality”. From The Gnostic Scriptures, by Bentley Layton, 1987. p. 145, Nag Hammadi Codex called, The Foreigner.

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