The Gospel of Thomas

Fully Interpreted

The Sermon on the Mount Explained

(Beatitudes)


Matthew 5:1-11 KJV


Matthew 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:


Comment:

The first thing that you should realize is that a hill or a mountain represents a higher state of consciousness.  

The second thing is that Jesus was not addressing the multitudes, but rather he was addressing his disciples with the teachings that now follow:


Matthew 5:2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,


Meaning:

And he opened his mouth and taught his disciples saying:


Matthew 5:3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Meaning:

Blessed are those who find little joy or satisfaction in worldly things, for they have nowhere else to turn to other than the Kingdom of Heaven within.


Matthew 5:4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.


Meaning:

Blessed are they that mourn, for they have recognized the Spirit and the comforter shall come to them.


Matthew 5:5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.


Meaning:

Blessed are those who seek no power over others, for they shall inherit the New Earth, which is the fertile soil of the new mind, in which only the seeds of Truth are planted and grown.


Matthew 5:6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.


Meaning:

Blessed are those who desire Love and Truth, for they shall be filled with it.


Matthew 5:7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.


Meaning:

Blessed are those who forgive, for they shall be forgiven.


Matthew 5:8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.


Meaning:

Blessed are those whose Love is perfect, for they shall see God.


Matthew 5:9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.


Meaning:

Blessed are those who strive for harmony and equality between all men, for they shall be called the children of God.


Matthew 5:10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Meaning:

Blessed are they who suffer for Love and Truth and accept its judgements, for in doing so they are made worthy, and have seen the Kingdom that will be theirs.


Matthew 5:11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.


Meaning:

Blessed are they who hold on to their faith in the teachings which Christ has revealed, even when men shall hate them and persecute them and say all manner of evil against them falsely.


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