42 – The Mysteries

The voice of Manda d’Heyyi is that which calls and enlightens his friends. He tells the righteous elect the mysteries of this world, the world full of mysteries and hints, the world full of mysteries, which no one has yet recognized.
The mystery of the Earth is rest, the mystery of the anvil is Heaven.
The mystery of light is the day, the mystery of darkness is the night […] the living water […]
The mystery of the salt is the soul, the mystery of the sword is fire.
The mystery of death is sleep, the mystery of the world is Adam, the mystery of the First is his son.
The mystery of the vault […] the righteous elect is […]
the mystery of mercy is to shut the eyes and to know a hundred and one.
The mysteries of baptism are to say one thing and to hear [a hundred and one].
The mystery of the pearl is to say one thing and to hear [a hundred and one].
The mystery of love is to shut the eyes on the road and to know [a hundred and one].
The mystery of poverty is to be sent out into the world.
The mystery of the elect is the myrtle, and the mystery of the body is the rose. For just as the myrtle shines freshly, so too do the elect shine, and just as the rose decays, so too does the body decay. The body decays, and the measure of the world becomes full.

From where have you come, truthful man, come, you who lists the abominations of this world?

I am a man from another world, upon whose head the mark is set. The mark is set upon my head, and I bring it up to the Place of Light.

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

About C.G. Häberl

Dr. Häberl is an Associate Professor at the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL). He was born and raised in the State of New Jersey, and received his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. In addition to teaching Arabic and Aramaic language courses at AMESALL, he teaches content courses on the modern Middle East at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), of which he was the Director from 2009-2012.
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