The Ignorant Rulers and the Perfect Ones
For it was ludicrous. It is I who bear witness that it was ludicrous, since the rulers do not know that this is an ineffable union of undefiled truth, as exists among toe children of light1, of which they made an imitation2, having proclaimed a doctrine of a dead man and lies as so to resemble the freedom and purity of the perfect assembly. And having joined themselves in their doctrine to fear and slavery, worldly cares, and abandoned worship, being small and ignorant, since they do not contain the nobility of the truth. For they hate the one in whom they are and love the one in whom they are not3. For they did not know the knowledge of the greatness that is from above and from a fountain of truth4 and not from slavery and jealousy, fear, and love of worldly matter. For that which is not theirs and that which is theirs they use fearlessly and freely. They do not desire because they have authority, and they have a law from themselves over whatever they will wish.
But those who have not are poor, that is, those who possess nothing, and yet they desire something. And they lead astray those who, through them, have become like those who possess the truth of their freedom, and so to bring us under a yoke and constant care and fear5. This person is in slavery. …
He unites with His will, he who belongs only to the thought of the fatherhood, to make it perfect and ineffable through the living water, to be with you mutually in wisdom, not only in word of hearing but in deed and fulfilled word6. For the perfect ones are worthy to be established in this way and to be united with Me, in order that they may not share in any enmity, in a good friendship7. I accomplish everything through the Good One, for this is the union of the truth, that they should have no adversary8. But everyone who brings division—and such a one will learn no wisdom at all, because he brings division and is not a friend—is hostile to them all9. But one who lives in harmony and friendship of brotherly love, naturally and not artificially, completely and not partially, this person is truly the desire of the Father. This is the universal one and perfect love.
From the Second Treatise of the great Seth
1 – Gnosis, the undefiled truth that comes only from God.
2 – Those who did not know truth replaced it with man-made law.
3 – They hate the devil, yet do his work, love God, yet avoid doing what he asks of them.
4 – Gnosis again.
5 – Because they do not know truth, they live in slavery and fear, believing lies to be truth.
6 – Becoming one with God, wit the All, is how one achieves Gnosis.
7 – To reach this level of perfection takes time and work. A lot of time and a lot of work.
8 – When we all become one with God, there will be no adversary, no Devil.
9 – Divisive and hateful people; racists, sexists, homophobes, and the like, cannot achieve Gnosis until they free themselves from such “demons”.