My body is having an adverse reaction to Vegetarianism. My bones and joints are weakening, aching and paining and I feel like I'm losing strength. I am so confused...
A Gnostic spiritual leader I am following gives evidence that the eternal Yeshua-Christ and all his disciples were vegetarians and that part of living the consecrate life is to be vegetarian. He writes: There still exists scriptures that contain many of the original teachings that were removed from the Bible (see Bible Corruption). And in such scriptures as the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see Gospel), it is taught that those who defile their body-vessel with the flesh of slain beasts, cannot learn of know the Mysteries of God. Thus, Yeshua is asked: "And again that one asked, If anyone comes to us who eats flesh and drinks strong drink, how shall we receive them? And Yeshua said to him, Let such a person abide in the outer court until they cleanse themselves from these grosser evils; for till they perceive, and repent of these, they are not fit to receive the higher mysteries." Why can't they be permitted into the inner core of the Congregational Body of Messiah/Christ? Because their minds are incapable of contemplating the Mysteries of God by virtue of the polluted body-vessel -- and therefore, the necessary spiritual transformation cannot be brought about. And this is further demonstrated in the words of Jesus as preserved in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: And Yeshua said to them, "They, whose hands are stained with blood, or whose mouths are defiled with flesh, or they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God's creatures, cannot be righteous; nor can they touch holy things, or teach the mysteries of the kingdom.
Yet Master SAW holds a different view. Also, when searching this forum for previous posts on this topic I came across the following statement by Gnostic Instructor Mathew Thomas (http://gnosticteachings.org/forum/profile/matthewthomas.html
): "Be aware that all of our teachers — Jesus, the Dalai Lama, Padmasambhava, Moses, etc — eat meat. This is not for pleasure or cruelty. Rather, it is a necessity for the body and the soul. This has already been thoroughly explained elsewhere
These seem to very conflicting and opposing views. One says Yeshua and the disciples wee vegetarian, another says they ate meat.Both views are backed up with scripture and Gnostic spiritual insight...
This is very worrying to me because I believe that all Gnostic teachers are sincere and truthful. Yet here is a clear contradiction. If Gnostic instructors were deriving their knowledge from One source, why this contradiction? I just want to do that which is fruitful for my soul and maximise this lifetime to the best of my ability. I have no concern for taste or culture, I simply wish to sincerely walk the path that is most profitable for my spiritual progress and to begin my prodigal journey home towards my Father's mansion.
Any help or insight will be greatly appreciated.