must continue to search
until they find.
When they find,
they will be disturbed;
and being disturbed, they will marvel
and will reign over All.
(Cf. Matt 7:7–8; Luke 11:9–10.)
This logion describes the major stages in gnosis, which constitute a true initiatory process.
The first stage is the quest; the second is the discovery; the third is the shock and disturbance of this discovery; the fourth is wonder and amazement; and the fifth is the presence and reign over All.
The last of these stages...