43 – Admonitions

It is the voice of Manda d’Heyyi, who comes as a judge to the world. He has judged the chief priests and enraged the rulers of the Temple. He judged those, who teach prayer for wages and alms, that were given to them. They were given wages and alms, and they brought them into their treasury and hid them there. They took them to their treasure house and hid them there because the Speech of the Life has gone from their senses.

It is the voice of Manda d’Heyyi, who calls forth and teaches all his friends, “Let me warn you, my brethren, let me warn you, my friends! Let me warn you, my brethren, before the death, which the rulers of the Temple will die. As soon as their mouths open, they die, and when their eyes close, they will be held to account for their souls. For there, they will have to pass a test. There, they will have to pass a test.” He says to them, “Bring to me their teachers, from whom much is demanded, without wanting to give; it brings one down. Bring to me their scholars, who are taught, without wanting to learn.” There, he judged father and son, judged teacher and student, judged mother and daughter, and there he judged mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. There, he judged the servant and his master, and the employee and his employer. All cases are judged, and all are settled, except for the transactions between husband and wife, until the Great [Life] supports him in legal standing, Manda d’Heyyi absolves him, raises him up, and establishes him in the House of Perfection.

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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