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Finding the spirit and the truth within

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Finding the spirit and the truth within

This poem came from verse two of the ‘Gospel of Saint Thomas’. This is one of the gospels that the church did not want us to see. How can the ambitious ones who want power over us, rule us if we know that salvation comes through looking within. Not just from belief. I bought this gospel, and was pleasantly surprised. Jesus says in this gospel what the Buddha, Lao Tzu, and many other great spiritual leaders, Say. This is the way I live my life searching for the truth within. I will never ever just believe. Not too many people know about this Gospel. The church has done well in hiding it from us…….Peter

Finding your own truth.

Jesus said to the people
So very long ago
{He really loved to teach these folk
He wanted them to know]
‘Let they who seek, keep on searching
Until one day he finds.
When he finds, he will be troubled
It will astound his mind.

When astonishment touches you
Over all you then will rule
You must seek then to discover
The truth so wonderful
As you realize the spirit
That dwells so deep within 
And know within your own experience
The truth beyond the din.

It is not enough to follow
The truth that’s found by others
No one else can give you truth
Whether sisters, or your brothers
Each person must discover it
And find salvation too
Through the liberation of his soul
That’s what we all must do

7 February 2014 @1323hrs.



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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:34:00 PM
    - Both the knowledge and wisdom shown through your thoughts in this wonderful poem Peter - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/9/2014 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne-Lise for your kind comments, once again. So many people believe that you can find the truth just through believing, but you have to do the work on yourself to find true peace....Peter
  1. Date: 2/8/2014 6:52:00 PM
    Hi Peter I'm Back to read the second part. I totally agree that one cannot find the truth through humans but each one must seek to find the truth on his own. Only then can one attain to salvation. Excellent penmanship!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/9/2014 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mustapha. I have read a lot on different religions. But they are guidelines like a finger pointing at the moon. We must look within to make them ours. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/7/2014 11:25:00 AM
    your spirit shines with inner honesty whick allows your pen to express what truly lies within your heart, peter... majesic read!.. hugggs!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/7/2014 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Nette. I look into my heart and see what Comes out of me and a I can write about is the truth as I see it. If I am wrong. then so be it. I only want Is write with honesty. I really appreciate your comments, my friend...Peter.
  1. Date: 2/7/2014 4:46:00 AM
    Hi dear Peter. Just thought I'd make a brief stop by to say hello my friend. I hope all is well. I found the first poem to be interesting and true but I don't really believe in the book of St. Thomas....long explanation lol. With that said, have a wonderful day and I hope you are keeping well. I will be back to read the second poem.

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 2/8/2014 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I liked your thoughts in your first poem Peter. Glad you decided to share your wonderful thoughts.
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/7/2014 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mustapha, my friend, welcome to my pages. I have been thinking for a long time now about all this religious stuff, and I can only write what I feel about it all.I just write what I am feeling at the time. I appreciate your comments....Peter
  1. Date: 2/7/2014 3:30:00 AM
    Interesting poem, Peter. We have differing views on truth and salvation, but I see the beauty of your poem. :) You have a wonderful way with words....Thank you for giving us the background behind the poem. I find that very interesting.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/7/2014 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Eileen. I have thought and thought about religion, and this is where I am at the moment. I love writing this stuff, because it is my ever lasting quest to find out 'Who am I'. The journey goes on forever. I really appreciate your comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 2/7/2014 2:32:00 AM
    Truth as unprejudiced self awareness, wow, powerful statement...thanks for the reference Peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/7/2014 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Adam for your kind comments. I like to make people think with my words, although my views are not always popular. But I can only speak from my heart....Peter