5. Jesus said, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. [And there is nothing buried that will not be raised.]"This is the first reference to the importance of awareness in the Gospel of Tomas. What we see in front of our face is the key to our own salvation. Things happen to us at certain times and places in accordance with the law of karma. Jesus, being one with a larger, singular and universal consciousness, knew how these laws functioned.
While I was walking my dog this morning I had a lot of time to observe the thoughts going through my mind. Thoughts come as internal dialogue and emotional impressions associated with objects. Walking by the Phoenix canal, I saw all the garbage trapped by the dam and asked myself why someone would throw that stuff into the water. As I walked down a street, I noticed how nice some of the houses looked and thought what it must be like to live in them.
My dog Barney. He's always up to something.
What I don't see is that thrash may have blown into the canal by a gust of wind that knocked over someone's dumpster. All those nice houses I pass? I do not know what goes on behind closed doors. My point is that what is going on right in front of my face is not reflected in the reality I am creating in my mind.
To truly know the essence of an object or event, Jesus tells us that we need to look past the idea that we have formed of that event or object. The object is just an object and the event is just an event. We are the ones associating meaning with them.
The second part of the saying states: "There is nothing buried that will not be raised". This is a direct reference to the Zombie Apocalypse. Jesus was the original zombie, raising himself from the dead and whatnot. Did that offend you or give you a chuckle? It does not matter. The point I am trying to make is that when thought is brought to the surface of our mind, for example, by what I just said, it is right in front of your awareness. It’s like putting a mirror in front of your face and showing you your true self. Your buried feelings are raised, from the hiding place of your subconscious and are revealed to you. You take it from here.