... Quoting: Open Your Eyes
Who is the eternal one?
a friend of ours posted this on another thread
When I asked if I might understand this,he said to me ,"The One is a soveriegn that has nothing over it.It is God and Father of all,the Invisable One that is over all,that is imperishable,that is pure light no eye can see."It is the invisable Spirit.One should not think of it as a god,or like a god.For it is greater than a god,because has nothing over it and no lord above it.It does not exist within anything that is inferior to it,since everything exists only within it It is eternal,since it does not need anything.For it is absolutely complete:it has never lacked anything in order to be complete.Rather,it has always been absolutely complete in light.It is illimitable,since there is nothing before it to limit it.It is unfathomable,since there is nothing before it to fathom it.It is immeasureable,since there is nothing before it to measure it.It is unobservable,since nothing has observed it.It is eternal,,and exists eternaly.It is unutterable,since nothing could comprehend it to utter it.It is unnamable,since there is nothing before it to give it a name. "It is immeasureable light,pure,holy,bright.It is unutterable,and is perfect in its imperishability.Not that it is part of perfection,or blessedness,or divinity:it is much greater. It is neither corporeal nor incorporeal.It is neither large or small.It is impossible to say,How much is it? or what kind is it? for no one can understand it.It is not one among many things that are in existance:it is much greater.Not that is actualy greater.Rather,as it is in itself,it is not a part of the worlds or of time,for whatever is part of a world was once produced by something else.Time was not allotted to it,since recieves nothing from anyone.That would be a loan.The one who exists first does not need anything from one who is later.On the contrary,the later one looks up to the first one in its light. For the Perfect One is majestic,it is purely and immeasurably great. It is the World that gives a world,the Life that gives life,the Blessed One that gives blessedness,the Knowledge that gives knowledge,the Good One that gives goodness,the Mercy that gives mercy and redemption,the Grace that gives grace. Not that it is actually like this.Rather,it gives immeasurable and incomprehensible light...........................