“If your spiritual guides say to you,
‘Look, the divine Realm is
in the sky,’
well then the birds
will get there ahead of you.
If they say,
‘It is in the sea,’
then the fish will precede you.
“No, divine Reality exists
inside and all around you.
Only when you have come to know your
true Self will you be fully known —
realizing at last that you
are a child of the Living One.
If, however, you never come to know
who you truly are,
you are a poverty-stricken being,
and it is your ‘self’
which lies impoverished.”
(Yeshua, Saying Three, The Gospel of Thomas —
Wisdom of the Twin, Lynn Bauman translation)