1. And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death."
Time to take a foray into the Gospel of Thomas. For those you who do not know, the Gospel of Thomas was found with the Nag Hamadi writings. It's one of the only fully intact Gnostic gospel in existence. I'm personally excited about it because it has been around for about seventy years. It has not been over analyzed by scholars. There is also a flavor of the Yoga Sutras in Thomas's writings because each saying is broken down to communicate as much information as possible while using the fewest amount of words
Saying One starts out with the traditional statement that we find at the beginning of other esoteric literature. The first line of the Yoga Sutras state "Here, now, we begin the study of Yoga". We all have to start somewhere, right?
In my opinion, he is giving a clear indication that practicing these teachings in everyday life will bring into oneness with the larger whole of Christ. Christ, in the esoteric teachings, is a higher form of consciousness. Therefore, Jesus Christ was in fact Jesus the Christ, one with this fullness. We all can become one with Christ, literally. We can do it here and now with intent.