Jesus said, “Whoever has become acquainted with the world has found the body, and the world is not worthy of the one who has found the body.”
It’s important to remember what Jesus says in Saying 56 about the world being likened to a corpse to unlock the meaning of this saying. If we keep in mind that the world is a metaphor for the fading, vanishing, temporal illusion of division and separation, then the meaning becomes clear to us: The one who understands the emptiness of the world is like one who has found a dead body.
In this context, the world and the body are the same. They are metaphors that point us to the pervasive illusion of Us vs Them mentalities. The concept of the body is a microcosm of the world, and both the body and the world signify division between us and other people. Becoming “acquainted with the world,” then, signifies the awakening of our consciousness to the hidden truth: there is no separation between us and other people, and there is no division between us and the Divine.