The word Gnosis comes from the Greek and means light of knowledge. The knowledge and belief the Gnostics attach to and what spiritual path they follow is generally little known. Gnostics are mostly associated with early Christianity in European intellectual history. However, there were and are Gnostics at all times. For gnosis - the knowledge of God - was and is a force that can communicate directly to every human being, regardless of religious systems and traditions. But what does it mean to experience Gnosis internally? In order to find that out, one must turn to the source from which gnosis springs.
THE BOOK OF MIRDAD
CHAPTER NINE: THE WAY TO PAINLESS LIFE
Micaster: show us the way.
MIRDAD: This is the way to freedom from care and pain:
So think as if your every thought were to be etched in fire upon the sky for all and everything to see, for so, in truth, it is.
So speak as if the world entire were but a single ear intent on hearing what you say. And so, in truth, it is.
So do as if your every deed were to recoil upon your heads. And so, in truth, it does.
So wish as if you were the wish. And so, in truth, you are.
So live as if your god Himself had need of you His life to live. And so, in truth, He does.