What does the unbelief of the Apostle Thomas represent?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
Being sober signifies being comprehensive, in the integral sense of the word. Thomas is the part of the Being who is related with the intimate sense of comprehension.
A great deal of analysis, reflection, and above all, meditation and evident self- reflection of the Being are indispensable for comprehension.
Any psychological defect discovered through the self-psychological observation must be previously comprehended in all the levels of the mind, before proceeding to its disintegration.
When one accepts the fact that he has his own psychological idiosyncrasy, he then begins to self-observe himself from instant to instant.
Self-discovery is possible only through self-observation.
Self-revelation exists in all self-discovery.
Then, Thomas is cognition, comprehension, and infinite patience.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
Dear reader, we are going to study Thomas and Matthew as parts of our being. Historically the apostle Thomas, the one who doubted the resurrection of Jesus Christ; To convince himself that it was really Jesus, he asked to stick his finger in the wound on his side. He has been regarded as an unbeliever.
Studied from the point of view, as part of our Being, Thomas is the one who teaches us good sense; to discern while we meditate; to be patient in our Gnostic practices or exercises; to develop understanding, etc. because this part of the Being teaches us to manage the mind.
The antithesis of Thomas that most of us carry, keeps us incredulous, impatient, with a turbulent mind, anxious when we are meditating, the mind that causes us to chant a prayer in a hurry instead of praying patiently.The particular Thomas teaches us that we must be guided by the divine wisdom that the different parts of the Being can give us. Thomas, through his Gospel, encourages us to comply with the third factor of the Revolution of Consciousness, which is the sacrifice for humanity well understood. He only accepts the Teacher of the world, the Intimate Christ of each one of us.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 88, Chapter: "The Apostles Thomas and Matthew".