if you want to experience what he meant
saying- 5; here and now.
Recognize what is in your sight (right in front of you),
and what is hidden from you will become plain to you.
For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest.
Recognize what is before your face
and that which is hidden from the you will be revealed to you.
For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made manifest. (Pap. Oxyrh.)
To recognize what is in your sight (right in front of you), means seeing oneself and the world
around without any fixed ideas attached to it – to recognize how things really are,
unblemished by our subjectivity and our human inclination to judge before we really know .
The saying is also a quest to empty one’s mind of any preconceived ideas about the kingdom,
Ultimate reality, God, redemption, heaven, .....etc.
This is a requirement to unlock that which is hidden and will become plain, which was
something that cannot be expressed in conventional language, but it must be something
Jesus had experienced himself.
However, it is not separate from conventional reality in and around us:
it is right in front of us, right before our face, but we do not see it;
our silted mind does not perceive it.
In Yoga and Buddhism this state may be facilitated by meditation, which involves shutting
down all ordinary sense perception, but also the regular activity of our mind whether
emerging at will or spontaneously. Its aim is to curb the unrestrained activity of our human
mind, preventing the rising of unhealthy ideas, thoughts, and preferences which prohibit
connection with reality of a different nature than the ordinary.
Taken from a Buddhist perspective, the saying hints at seeking one’s original (Buddha)
nature, or one’s real self in Vedante teachings. Such state cannot be achieved without first
emptying the mind of everything that is not conducive to realizing this state.
Our ordinary concepts of our self and the world around us are empty concepts from
the perspective of the kingdom (which itself is just a metaphor!). However, we cling to these
concepts tenaciously, but to our demise. As everything is fleeting, and therefore
illusion (Vedante) or vanity (Ecclesiastes) or without inherent nature (all composite things
are subject to decay – the Buddha), we better start seeing things as they really are, instead
of identifying ourselves, our sense of ego, with all such poverty, and putting ourselves in
the category of those who are last. Only then can and will things hidden reveal
themselves to us completely.
If you wonder how to seek the kingdom, then here is a clear answer:
first, bridle the wild horse which is your mind.
Otherwise, you cannot see.
Matthew 10.26; Mark 4.22; Luke 12.2.