Post by Rogier van Vlissingen on Apr 8, 2007 20:04:13 GMT -5
quote Whoever has come to understand this world has found merely a corpse, and whoever has discovered the corpse, of that one the world is no longer worthy. unquote
Form: As per usual Pursah thinks the "Jesus said" speaks for itself since this is a sayings gospel, and for the rest she makes some word choices that flow a little better perhaps.
Content: One significant difference in these two renderings is that Pursah studiously avoids the word know in connection to the world, probably because of the special meaning of the word know in Course terms. This ties in closely with her comments relating to this statement and logion 40 as well (see there). For the rest this statement is entirely in line with the Course thinking that "this world was made as an attack on God." (ACIM:W-pII.3.2:1), as well as the notion that "what is not love is murder." (ACIM:T-23.IV.1:10) And so naturally, as we learn to see the world for what it is, in a somewhat tongue in cheek way, he wryly observes the world is no longer worthy of is, since we now know it to be nothing.