53 – The Moon

When the shining light was planted in its exalted spot, he went to the deprived world, and gave it to the Moon in abundance. The man who gave him the shining light, summoned him, prepared him, and gave him a full set of commands. He said to him, “I gave you the shining garment, so that you might shed light upon the darkness of the Brokendown House with it. Whenever the Sun’s radiance disappears, your shining light will rise forth. When a man lies with his wife under your sign, it will result in a pregnancy and the evidence of you will be within one of the pure race (širša taqna). Illuminate her face, and free her from diseases and infirmities, and from those images that are good for not, and from the wickedness and the suffering of the Brokendown House. Since the race of the House’s seed was entrusted to your possession, illuminate, enlighten, and uphold its descendants for all time.”

Then he spoke to the man who had clad him in the shining light, saying “One day per month, I shall disappear, and my banner will be unfurled, [unfurled] is my shining light, which two guardians are charged to protect. When I am not there, and men lie with their wives, when they receive on that day, tongue-tied and dumb children of abominable appearance will come from them. When they receive on that day, deaf children and lepers without hands and feet will come from them. The planets will disturb the seed and make it entirely evil.”

“Those who come into existence on those days,” said the man who had clad him in shining light, “are not fit to be our progeny. They will neither be counted among our number nor be considered within our race, for all time. It is a race of darkness; it will return to the brood from which it came.”

Then he summoned me, gave me orders, prepared me, and handed over to me prudence and honesty. “Take care of the congregation of souls that we have left in the world.”

He bowed down, walked away from me, and went up to the House of Abathur. He went down to the penitentiaries; down to the penitentiaries he went, to complete the calculation fully.

On the day that he was withdrawn from the material world, and the hours in which he is hidden from the world, because of the mistakes which he hurls against the disciples, he will let loose pain, oppression and torture against him. He shows him panic, fear, and terror until he dies, panic-stricken and blackened, and he will look as if he never existed. When he comes forth from the penitentiary, his color will have been removed. His color will be drawn from him, and he will look as if he never existed. Then he will sit in his chariot and put on shining rays of light. They will spread a shining light over him, and he will walk out into the world. On the first day, he will appear at the summit of the open heavens. He will come out of the upper level of heaven, and be supported upon the lower level of heaven. Until the second day, the light of his gleam will be over all of the worlds. Until the seventh day of the month, the Moon will speak with the voice of the Life. With the voice of the Life, he will speak, because he kept the fear and trembling of the Life in mind. When he passes the seventh day, he will forget the fear and the trembling. He will forget the fear and the trembling, and cast evil into the world.

I say, advising you, men who bear witness to the Life, to be strong and endure the persecution within the Brokendown House! He told him that soon the material world would vanish, and the two mountains will bend over. [Bent over] will be the two mountains, and the power of light will be taken from them. Completely taken away will be all the stability that they had. Now their appearance is despicable, and they will look as if they never existed before. Their souls howl, and scream, and cry on the spot, and say to them, “When we were in this world, your radiance shone over all the worlds. We bore witness to you, and you worshiped and praised you completely, until now that your appearance is despicable, and it has grown dark and gloomy as if it never existed before.” The planets had no explanation to give to their worshippers about how it had happened. The planets and their worshippers and their souls, which were worthy and did not change, and all their creations and even the souls of the children of the great community of life, those belonging to darkness will sink down into the lowest level of Sheol. They will fall upon the great serpent, whose name is Ur, the Lord of Darkness. But on that day, our souls and the souls of our good brothers and those faithful sisters of ours, will be saved and redeemed. The souls of the sincere and faithful people will ascend to see the great place of light.

The Life is exalted and is victorious, and victorious is the man who has gone there.

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52 – Yorba

In the Name of the Great Life!

He shook and disturbed Yorba, the warlike man, “Go, climb aboard your chariot! Climb aboard your chariot, and go about in this world. Go about in the world and be a judge for all the worlds! When you come in and when you go out—in the morning he went up, at nightfall he went down—do not flame nor rage nor sin against my sons. Do not sin against my disciples, who live with you in the world.”

Yorba arose, and went down, until he came to the house of P’tahil.

There were three stars, who took pronouncements from their father. They took pronouncements from their father, worshipping and praising him completely. Every day, praise rises up to P’tahil three times. Shamish receives 900 prayers with pride. Sin, the deprived leper, receives 300 prayers. Liwat, the “holy one,” receives 600 prayers with pride, and they praise the Father with 24 prayers.
As Yorba was sitting in his chariot and traveling around the world, Ewath, the lying spirit, came and gave him worthless advice. These two were the ones who spoke to the great family of the Life in anger; when the youthful guardians saw this, they went up to the House of the Life. They went and told Radiant Hibel about the things that Yorba had done in this world. They told Radiant Hibel to go, come to his brothers; he went, came to his brothers, and stood before the avatars. Radiant Hibel went up to the avatars who were sitting and meditating, struck Yorba with a club, and hurled the Spirit down from her throne. He said to him, “What did I tell you, when you came to the Brokendown House? What sins have my disciples committed, from the wickedness that you have released against them? You’ve released wickedness against them and frightened them in this world.”

I took glory and light away from him, and put him inside a cloud of darkness. I took away the great crown, and struck his head with a rod. [I took away] the four rays of radiance, light and glory, and the guardians fled away from him. The material world went to ruin, the whole world perished. Yorba screamed and cried, [cried and screamed] Yorba, and he wailed in his chariot out the rage that had come over him. His face became dark and gloomy, and he stood there in his original form. Then he said to Radiant Hibel, “If it pleases you, may your forgiveness be granted to me. I swear by the 900 prayers with which I praise my father P’tahil, I swear upon that moment and time when he sought to swallow me and eat me up, when he wanted to destroy me, and you were my savior. I swear upon the robe of radiance, light, and glory, which you brought to me from a hidden place. I swear upon the four wreaths of radiance, light, and glory that were taken from me. I swear upon the Great Countenance of Glory that was from the crack of radiance. I swear upon the two guardians who completely unfurl the banners of radiance upon Mt. Tarwan, speaking to me in kindness and discoursing upon pure teachings.”

Yorba swore strongly, and sealed his oaths. Then he handed him the robe of radiance, light, and glory which he had brought him from the secret place. He gave him back the four wreaths of radiance, light, and glory, to illuminate the worlds. He gave him the great crown of glory from end to end. He set him aright, seated him in his chariot, and gave him back the guardians that had been taken from him, that protect him completely, he gave him back all the guardians again.

Then a loud voice came called out from a hidden place, and made him listen in the gloomy darkness, “Did you not know, Yorba, that my wrath is upon you? Did you not know, Yorba, that I have lifted you up into the gloomy darkness? Did you not know, Yorba, that I have let loose a punch and my wrath against you, and all the guards ran away when I put an evil curse upon you and lifted you up into the cloud of darkness? Into the cloud of darkness I have lifted you, since you have no savior. Your mother the Evil Spirit, Christ, the planets, and the twelve constellations were hidden within clouds of darkness and could do nothing against my powers. Did you not know, Yorba, that I came here in the twinkling of an eye? Did you not know, Yorba, that you only shine in the world because of me? Did you not know, Yorba, that I gave my sons your strength and mindfulness ? Did you not know, Yorba, that I can make your countenance darken and tremble?” (?)

Then he wept in his chariot and said to Radiant Hibel, “If I have sinned against your disciples, then I should be sentenced with punishment and torture, but on your life, Radiant Hibel, and the secret place from which you came, on your life, Radiant Hibel, (I swear) that I have not sinned against your children, I have not sinned against your disciples who live with us in the world.”
Radiant Hibel then ascended to his place, and he condemned Yorba to the Brokendown House, (saying) “stand waiting in the House, until the material world comes to an end.” As Yorbu drove out in his chariot, he spoke to him with pure teachings. He grew afraid and said, “I want to do good for the children of the sublime family,” (but) the lying Spirit came along and told him sorcery and idle tasks […] you took from him. Then he became full of wickedness, he was full of wickedness and forgot terror and fright, until the final day, on which justice will be pronounced upon them. All the magicians will fall into the darkness and die a second death.

And the Life is Victorious!

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51 – The River K’shash

Beneath those who lie by the doors, he cried with a loud voice, he cried with a loud voice from both banks of the river K’shash, the river whose waters are dragons and whose waves are scorpions. In it are firebrands, at its two banks are noisy chains, at its mouth is set a vessel for disembodied spirits (? lšalahiata). They take it firmly and hold it back there.

Those who philander and steal will not cross the river K’shash. Wizards and witches will not cross the river K’shash. Informers and snitches will not cross the river K’shash. Those who shift boundaries will not cross the river K’shash. Those who move boundary stones will not cross the river K’shash.

I, however, will plunge deep into the river, the river K’shash, because I’m ready, because I am a son of the Life. The dragons will not attack me, none of the scorpions will bite me. The fire will not consumed me, none of the chains will destroy me. They will not throw me into the vessel, because I am Kushṭa, and the scent of the Life is upon me.

The Life is exalted; the Life is victorious.

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50 – Admonitions

… he who deals in gifts and alms will ascend and gaze upon the place of light.

Shame on the rulers who rule over the forsaken and do no good works; they will fall into a blazing fire. With their hands, they will stoke the coals, and with their lips they will kindle the fire. Those who acquire property and leave it to their children, they will go and boil in the fire. They will go and boil in the fire, and their pride will be sequestered away from them. Shame on the foolish fools who are stubborn in their folly! Shame on the student who is taught, without wanting to learn the right wisdom; they will be put in the darkness. Shame on the teachers whom you ask, but who do not want to give anything. Shame on the forked tongue, which delivers two judgments on the same matter! Shame on the evil heart that wickedness governs! Wickedness governs it, so it will come to an end on the great day of the end! Shame on the tyrant, who is filled with Satan’s wrath. Shame on the builder who has built nothing for himself. He has built nothing for himself, on which he could base himself when he goes forth. Shame on the pathmaker who has blazed no path for himself, so that when he goes forth, he is not guided. Shame on him who gives good advice, but has not given himself any advice. Shame on him who had but did not give goods from his own good; later he will in his pocket and find nothing. Since he had it in his hand, and gave nothing, so he will come to an end on the great day of the end! If someone hides his eyes with his own hand, who should serve as a physician for him? If someone destroys his way with his own horns, who should serve as a pathmaker for him?

I tell and explain to you, you chosen and perfect ones, who are dwelling in the world: who will go to the House of the Life, and then return to the abode of the darkness? My chosen ones! See that this our world will perish, and its works will succumb to destruction. Its works will come apart and not draw near again. Precious gold will be lost, and silver will be sought but not found. The shadow of deception and the service of the world will vanish. It will disappear like the fragrances and the things of this world.

Perfect ones! The days and months and hours and minutes go to the end, and it will be as if they never existed. The whole world will stop and come to an end, as if it never existed. The vines of joy will break out, and their song will go there and vanish. The King will leave behind his crown, and the nobles, the rulers of the world, will leave the world in heartbreak. The material world will decay and come to a stop in the depths of the stench of darkness. Have no faith in this deceptive world, my chosen ones!

My chosen ones! Blessed is he who has heard and believed; shame on him who is exhausted and remained lying down. Blessed is he who has heard and became a believer; he will ascend and looks upon the Place of Light. As for the wicked who heard, but did not become believers, who set their faces toward the places of darkness, the Dark Mountain will devour them. Blessed is the one who knows himself and whose heart is his builder. Whoever is mindful of himself has no equal in the world.

My chosen ones! Stay firm and endure the world’s persecution. Endure the world’s persecution with a true, believing heart. Worship me sincerely, so that I may aid you as a support.

My chosen ones! The way that the souls must travel is long and without end. On it, no leagues are marked out, and no milestones are set according to the measurements.

The Life is exalted and is victorious, and victorious is the man who has gone there.

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49 – The Plow

In the name of the Great Life, may the sublime light be glorified!

Way beyond, beside M’shunia Kushṭa, there stands a plow, there plows a plow that is no (mere) ox-plow and that has not been revealed by my clan. The plow is a plow of Kushṭa, who sows wages and alms. Hoshaba holds the plow, and Bar Heyyi holds the seeds. The outstanding sow and scatter gems; they scatter and toss out pearls. The good sow and spread out; they have restrained and subdued for ages, for ages they restrained and subdued, and set guardians over them. They set watchers over them who are sublime, blessed, and well-established from beginning to end.

I say to them, “Watchers, who have watched for an age, watch closely over your gates; closely watch over your gates, so that you may take the path of your gate in peace.”

Now Kushṭa comes and goes, when he carries the means of refreshment, that is living water, [he carries] refreshment and teaches the good, their sons, those zealots who are eager, the cruel ones so that they will fall in wells, and once more the worth of infamy so that that the blows will fall. Those women, who are undeserving and unworthy, will fall from their folds; they will fall from their folds and approach the mouth of the stallion. Your souls are redeemed and saved, my good brethren and my faithful sisters. The flawless men and the flawless women will be saved; they will be saved from the mouth of the stallion, whose name is Ur, the Lord of Darkness.

The Life is exalted and is victorious, and victorious is the man who has gone there.

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48 – A Second Prayer

In the name of the Great Life, may the sublime light be glorified!

Kushṭa! I testify to you, as a man who seeks knowledge. Upon you I let my eyes look, good one, elect one, chosen of the Life, who has gone here. Tell my heart, so that it may rest, speak to my conscience so that it may be turned (titapak)/healed (titapa). Tell my thoughts so that they are fixed and stick to their places. Tell the watcher of the seas, so that he might save a ford for me through the seas. Tell him to make a bridge over the river(s) , so that he will make a bridge over the river(s) for me. Tell the one who paves the mountains, so that he will pave a way over the mountains for me.

Tell the sculptors, who produce works of art and images, “Lust will beat down upon your head.” Tell the architect of bodies, “Build your building with haste! Hastily build your building, because shortly you will have to leave it, since this world is coming to nothing, and its works will fall apart! Precious gold will be lost, and silver will be sought but not found. Torn out will be their hearts’ delight, and their singing will go and come to nothing. The king will abandon his crown, and the nobility will go into captivity. The perfect will ascend to the light, but the wicked will be detained here.

Life is exalted and is victorious, and victorious is the man who has gone there.

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47 – Admonitions

Out of the Place of Light I came forth, from you, luminous dwelling! In robes of glory I was dressed, and a wreath of victory was placed around my head. I arrived and found the Nasoreans standing on the banks of the Jordan. I set up my throne and sat down, like a father sitting amidst his sons. The good man sits and teaches his sons all the truth, in which there is no error.

My sons! See that you do not commit adultery; see that you do not commit theft; those who commit stealing and adultery will not ascend to the House of the Life. They will not ascend to the House of the Life; they will not look upon the Place of Light.

My sons! See that you are not performing magic and oppressing the soul in the body. Magicians and liers will be tossed into boiling pots, and fire will be their judge.

My sons! See that ye do not shift the boundaries, that you do not displace the boundary marker. The eyes of those who shift the boundaries will not see the light.

My sons! See that you do not deliver the servant into the possession of his master, or the maidservant to the possession of her mistress; and deliver not a weak one to a strong one. [Who does otherwise] will be bound in a remote place, in the customs house; his eye will see only darkness, and his foot will find no solid ground.

My sons! See that you do not take [as a wife] a maidservant who has not been not set free, and thus bring forth your sons in the house of a master. If the servant sins one day, on the day that his master judges him, the sins committed by the servant will come upon the head of his father.

My sons! See that you are not an informer and that your eyes give no hints, since the informant and the snitch will be assigned to the penitentiaries (maṭarata). To the penitentiary they will be assigned, and judged harshly.

My sons! See that you do not practice usury and compound interest, lest you be judged in the dark mountain.

My sons! See that you do not worship the idols, devils and temple demons, the idols and sweetness of this world, because a harsh judgment will fall upon the idols and devils, and their worshipers will not ascend to the House of the Life. They will not ascend to the House of the Life, and they will not look upon the Place of Light.

Pay attention to what I commanded you, and lay aside any evidence of wickedness and falsehood, for due to the testimony of wickedness and falsehood, they will be held accountable before the judge. Before the judge they will be held accountable, who judges the entire world. He judges everyone according to his works and his merits.

My sons! Whatever is odious to you, do not do to your neighbor, because in the world in which you present yourselves, there is a severe court and judgment. A severe court and judgment is in it, and every day the well-protected Mānās will be enlightened. Because every one who is laden will ascend, but whoever is empty will be condemned here. Shame on the empty one, the empty one will stand in the house of a toll-collector. As if it were in his hand and he didn’t have it, he searched there in his lap and didn’t find [anything]. The wicked and the liars will cast into the darkness. They will throw him into the blazing fire, in the blazing fire they will throw him, whom they called in his ear, but he did not want to hear. I showed it to his eye, but he did not see. I showed him and he didn’t see with his eye.

Life is victorious, and victorious is the man who has gone there.

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46 – The Three Wishes

From the place of light, I emerged from you, luminous dwelling. From the place, which I have left, I was accompanied by an avatar from the Life. The avatar, who accompanied me from the House of Life, held a rod of living water in his hand. The staff he held in his hand was full of vines of an excellent sort. He gave me some of its leaves, in which my sick heart found recovery. Again, he gave me some of it and the books became full. For the third time he gave me some of it, and he fixed my eyes in my head. My eyes he fixed in my head, and I saw my father and knew him. I saw my father, I saw him and gave him three requests. I asked him for a great heart, which can be carried by the big and the little. I asked him for gentleness, in which there is no rebellion. I asked him a level path for me to ascend to the Place of Light in peace.

Life is exalted and is victorious, and victorious is the man who has gone there.

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45 – Admonitions (Cont.)

The voice of the Life calls out, the voice of the Great Life. The voice of the Life calls out, “Each gives to himself eight. Blessed is he who knows himself, and whose heart is a builder for him. Hail to the people of Truth; they will rise up to look upon the Place of Light. Shame on the advisor, who has not given himself any advice. Shame on the pathmaker, who has built no path for himself. If he goes out, shouldn’t he slip? Shame on the builder, who has built no building for himself. Shame on resentment, of which the wicked can’t get enough from this world. Shame on the wide belly, which, no matter how much he might eat, never becomes full. Shame on the forked tongue, which gives two different decisions to the same case. Shame on the students, who are taught, without learning. Shame on the foolish idiots who get stuck in their idiocy. Shame on the wise man, who has not taught his wisdom. Shame on the rulers who rule over the forsaken and do no good deeds. They will fall into the blazing fire, stoking the coals with their hands and kindling the fire with their lips. Shame on the wicked heart, that governs the wicked. Wickedness governs it, and it will end with the end of the world. Shame on the man who has had good, and has done no good with it. He has committed sins for himself and piled provocations before himself. Blessings to the man who has had good, and has done good with it; he has prepared a reward for himself. His works go along before him, his works go along before him and serve as a support for him along the way. Your hands have made kušṭa, so rise up and look upon the Place of Light.

And Life is victorious.

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44 – Admonitions (Cont.)

The voice of the Life calls out, “Blessed is he who understands himself. A man who understands himself has no equal in the world. Hail to you, righteous servants who have kept away from all evil. Shame on you, wicked heart, which Evil governs and which Evil does not let rest in goodness […] the attitude of the oppressor, who was from the wrath of Satan […]. Whoever lets the passions run free will have to live in the shadows. Whoever opens his mouth to curse will not look upon the Place of Light. If someone raises his hand to strike, they will kill their own master with the sword. Shame on you, you wide belly, who has nothing in this world that can satisfy you. I call out to you and say, ‘Men who give alms! You give, even though it will not bear witness, it bore witness for you once, and will not do it again. You give with your right hand, but your right hand says nothing.’ Shame on the wise man, whose wisdom has taught him nothing. Shame on the builder, who has built no building for himself. Shame on the pathmaker, who has built no path for himself. He will not rise up to look upon the place of light.”

Life is exalted and is victorious, and victorious is the man who has gone there!

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