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                   of the mind  that is by Knowledge .
                     We would have reached this stage of gnosis today, at the end of the Cycle of the Son,

                   if Christ's mission (such as it was conceived and without any formula of exchange) had
                   not been a failure, according to the reasons exposed in the previous chapter [see in

                   the French original, Gnôsis II, p. 89].

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                     If we consider the Time element, Jesus' message came at the beginning of a Cycle to

                   which it was adapted. In the Old Testament, Hope was taken into account only in the
                   form  of  a  Mystery  of  Promise,  revealed  to  initiates  alone.  Jesus,  referring  to  the

                   Forerunner's words, evoked the approach of the Kingdom of Heaven  and He addressed
                   this Gospel of the Kingdom to the whole world .

                          The diffusion of the Word was a means of facilitating the selection of the inward
                   men  to whom it was said: Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of
                   God, for the others, for them that are without, everything is in parables . These inward
                   men were destined to open up the ways that led to the new Era. It is only too true that

                   the men without did not understand the profound meaning of the parables that Jesus
                   told  them  and  that  loving  the  praise  of  men  more  than  the  praise  of  God ,  they
                   prevailed over the small core of the new elite.

                       Romans, XII, 2; Ephesians, IV, 23.
                     7  I Corinthians, XIII, 2 & 9 and XIV, 6.
                       Matt., III, 2.
                     9  Matt., XXIV, 14 ; in Greek ε αγγέλιov τ ς βασιλείας.
                     10  Romans, VII, 22.
                        Mark, IV, 11. Translated literally from the Slavonic text.
                        John, XII, 43.
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