Translation by James Rendel Harris (1852 - 1941)

No way is hard where there is a simple...
Language: English  after the Aramaic (ܪܡܝܐ) 
  True poetry -- pure and simple

1 No way is hard where there is a simple heart.
2 Nor is there any wound where the thoughts are upright:
3 Nor is there any storm in the depth of the illuminated thought:
4 Where one is surrounded on every side by beauty, there is nothing that is divided.
5 The likeness of what is below is that which is above; 
  for everything is above: what is below is nothing but the imagination 
  of those that are without knowledge.
6 [Grace has been revealed for your salvation. Believe and live and be saved.]1 Hallelujah.

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Researcher for this text: Jean Nandi

This text was added to the website: 2009-10-29
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