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Holy Book Readings for Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Alms & Tithes

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 21

1 Adamus Nuhra, the third Guardian is the Diamond of the unsubdued Light, the great Warrior, the Weapon of those of the Light, of his land, the Warrior, the strong one of manifold activities, who subdued the Rebels by his strength, who is the Insight that treads upon the trembling foundation of the earth which is laid in the midst of the worlds, the leader who stands upon this earth, who controls Matter and his authority reigns from the firmament down even to the earth; and he has impregnated by his authority the Sphere and the worlds of the Air, together with the four other worlds that are placed upon this earth.

2 He is Contentment, the victorious Messenger who subdues the demons, together with his celestial being and his Angels, the forty herculean Messengers and the seven Columns, each of whom supports and individually upholds the heavenly world and wholly represents the form of the Conqueror of Demons.

3 Now when the Sin which sprang forth from the Rulers, which is Matter, had come down to earth, it fashioned the tree and placed itself within the wood thereof and fashioned the fruits, then the Abortions came down and moulded the substance of the flesh in the watch of the Diamond as well.

4 The Rulers formed Adam and Eve by means of the energy of the Sin which had entered them in the fruits, they designed him according to the Image of the Lofty One so that by means of them they might reign in the world.

5 They performed all the works of desire upon the earth, the whole world was filled with their desires; this is how they persecuted the assemblies of the righteous and slew the Messengers and Righteous at times from generation to generation.

6 One of them was the Sea-Giant, the one swept out of the Sphere, which caused the Sea to accept her; her own desire was her shaper and formed her alone into a nature which is the root of death.

7 But when she came up in the Sea that she might spoil the works of the glorious Source of Life, the Diamond of the Light was at once sent against her, the great Teacher of Strength; he overthrew her in the regions of the North mountains in the place which he had prepared for her, he trod on her, he set his foot on her until the end of the world; and now he holds the massive Dragon inside a mountain, vanquished and overthrown.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Scribes’ Day

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 20

1 Melekh Rabba d’Shubkha, the Great King of Honour who is Thought is the second Son of Light who looks after the root of the Light, the strong Lord who is in the seventh heaven – he is the Judge of all the firmaments who gives a law of truth to all the Powers and all the Richness of the firmaments while he judges the demons, the creatures of the Abyss, and rules over the heart of man.

2 In his watch a malice and an anger arose, namely the Watchers of the sky, who came down on earth during his watch.

3 They did everything of malice, they revealed the arts in the world, showed the mysteries of Heaven to men until a ruinous rebellion broke out in the earth, and those who were sent came down until they subdued them.

4 The task was allotted to the Four Angels; they chained the Watchers with a chain for ever in the prison of the darkest of Darkness and annihilated their sons* on the earth.

*(giant creatures)

5 Before ever the Watchers had rebelled and come down from heaven, a prison was built for them and established in the depth of the earth under the mountains.

6 Before the sons of the Giants were born, who have not known righteousness and divinity in themselves, thirty six cities were established for them, so that the sons of the Giants might dwell in them who pass a thousand years alive.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Friday, January 13th, 2017

Mother of Life Day

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 15

1 The Fount of every blessing and all the prayers is Ima d’Khaya*, the First Mother who has come forth from the Father and first appeared, the Glorious One who is the Source of all Emanations that have come to this world.

*(Mother of Life)

2 Know that the grains of the dust of the earth can be measured, with the whole universe, one can count the dust of the earth year after year and number the sand grains of the whole world; but the length of time the Great Spirit passed in the Father, the First Standing, that one cannot count.

3 He first formed her thus, He kept her in His inner Chambers in quiet and in silence; but when she was needed, then was she called and came forth from Abba d’Rabbuta; she looked after all her Aeons of the Great Light.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Alms & Tithes/Full Moon/Meal of Honour

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 14

1 Glory and victory to Abba d’Rabbuta, the God of Truth, and Your beloved Son, Yisho, and Rukha d’Kudsha* the Advocate!

*(Spirit of Holiness)

2 Yisho the Tree of Life is the Father, the blessed Mind of Light is the Son, the Maiden of the Light, this sweet one is the Rukha d’Kudsha!

3 Pious love for the sign of the Father, knowledge of the Wisdom for the sign of the Son, the keeping of the Commandments for the sign of the Rukha d’Kudsha!

4 May we gain for ourselves love towards Abba d’Rabbuta, the faith that is in us towards the Son, the fear of our heart towards the Rukha d’Kudsha!

5 The seal of the mouth for the sign of the Father, the calm of the hands for the sign of the Son, the purity of virginity for the sign of the Rukha d’Kudsha!

6 So let us pray, my brother that we may find the Father, and fast daily that we may find the Son, and discipline our life that we may find the Rukha d’Kudsha.

7 Glory to Maran Mani* through the Father, honour to his Elect through the Son, blessing to his Hearers through the Rukha d’Kudsha!

*(Our Lord Mani)

SMS 15:14-35

14. The World Teacher is the earthly embodiment of the Great Spirit – the Holy and Living Lord Mithra.

15. According to the Divine Decree, the World Teacher is the physical aspect of Lord Mithra.

16. In essence, they are one and the same, but the World Teacher is both heavenly and earthly.

17. The earthly manifestation of Lord Mithra embodies the Living Spirit.

18. The Third Messenger resides within Mir Izgadda, thus Mir Izgadda is Lord Mithra in earthly form.

19. He shall instruct you and the world in the Way of the Religion of Light.

20. Mir Izgadda is the spiritual conduit of teaching, blessing and light from Lord Mithra above.

21. When you burn incense or light candles and make offerings and send gifts to the World Teacher, and when you say prayers before His images, you are in essence making sacrifices to the Heavenly Mithra

22.The appointed elders and teachers within the Religion of Light should discourage all the devotees from speculating upon these truths and from making assumptions.

23. These truths have been confirmed by Divine Decree.

24. Prepare a meal of honour on each new moon and each full moon in honour of His Divine Presence.

25. With each of these meals, before and after, recite the Prayer in Honour of the World Teacher:

26. “May our World Teacher come!

27. May the teaching be as luminous as the rays of the sun!

28. May teachers and students increase their learning and accomplishment!

29. May there thus be good fortune that the teachings long remain!”

30. One should understand that the words of the World Teacher, written or spoken, contain His actual presence and must be treated accordingly.

31. His writings form part of the Scriptures of the Religion of Light. He will also arrange parts of the writings of His son, the Sword of Truth, and place them according to the Divine Will, within the Canon.

32. The World Teacher is holy and He is the living example for all devotees of the Religion of Light and all the world and His teaching should be emulated by all the devotees.

33. Pray to Il’Ya. Read and study the writings of Mir Izgadda. Listen for His voice.

34. Obey what He requires. Doing these things faithfully and attentively, Mir Izgadda, in His Divine Presence, will come to you and you shall be guided in all things.

35. Be attentive to this message. Become prepared.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Mazmoré Day

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 13

1 Il’Ya* is Abba d’Rabbuta†, the Glorious One who is adored, for whose greatness there is no measure, who is the First Alone-born, or Self-existent, the First Eternal, who was before everything which has been and which shall be, the Root of all Light, the Ever-radiant Light, the King in the wisdom of the incomparable Sweet Dew.‡

*(God Ya, Yahweh)

†(Father of Greatness)

‡(immortality)

2 His delicate and wonderful Radiance shines in and out and is ignorant of nothing, for nothing escapes His sight; He gathers and collects the embodiment of good deeds, making us equal to the many Saints.*

*(holy ones)

3 His twelve Hours, His twelve Maidens who surround Him, the garland-laden Victories who give adoration to their King, their harps in their hands, the stringed instruments* in their palms while they sing to the Hidden Father, the Unmanifested One – the Messengers who have finished their course, running in joy, glorify You as they go to the Light for their garlands!

*(lutes)

4 There is no other God* at all, for He is the Divine Source in which all other celestial beings derive.†

*(While there are many who are referred to as “God”, there is only one Almighty God)

†(manifest)

5 The fruits of the Good Tree are Yisho the Great Dawn of Glory, the Father of all the Messengers; its Reflection is the Holy Assembly; its Intellect the Column of Glory, the Perfect Man; its Insight is the First Man, who dwells in the Ship of the Living Water*; its Thought the Third Messenger, who dwells in the Ship of the Living Fire that shines in the Sun; while the Mind is the Father who dwells in the Greatness that is perfected in the Aeons of the Light.

*(the Moon)

6 See, the Four Days are these: God, the Light, the Power, and the Wisdom – God, who is in the Aeons, and the Light that is over them, the Power which upholds the All, the holy Wisdom that is in the Assembly.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Prayer of Emanations

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 12

1 Now all the Emanations – Yisho, who is in the Small Ship which is the Moon, and the Mother of Life, and the Twelve Pilots, and the Maiden of the Light, and the Third Messenger who is in the Large Ship which is the Sun, and the Living Spirit, and the Wall of the Great Fire, and the Wall of the Wind and the Air and the Water and of the inner Living Fire – wait near the Small Luminary* until the Fire consumes the whole universe.

*(Moon)

2 Now at the end of time, as soon as all the Nature of Light has been separated from Matter entirely when the Elder* has shown forth his Image, when the Statue has come, then the Supporter on seeing his face lets the earth slip.

*(Third Messenger)

3 So the height collapses upon the depth, and fire blazes up, and thus the age-long fire ignites the earth, the outer fire falls and consumes both itself and all the rest of the Matter which remains intact.

4 Then will God hand it over to the fire and make of it a single lump, the tangle which the Sun and Moon could not unravel, and with it the souls who have sinned much and been guilty of much unbelief, who seem like dregs in the midst of the lump when the fire has melted all.

5 But the Divine Beings were not grieved because of every soul which went down with the darkness could not be separated.

6 Then again, God lets the lump slip after the New Aeon, so that all the souls of the sinners are forever bound.

7 In it has been collected all the Light that was mixed and mingled in created things, and these things catch fire.

8 Now this fire outside the universe is Matter itself, altogether unmixed with the Divine Power, and the burning does not cease until what was in it of the Light disappears – and the duration of that burning is fourteen hundred and sixty eight years.*

*(not literal human years)

9 Now when this affair is ended and Ambition, the spirit of darkness, sees the freeing of the Light and the Ascent of the Angels, the Hosts and Guardians, she is humbled.

10 She watches the battle; then the Hosts press on her all around, and she flees to the grave already promised her.

11 The architect and builder of that grave is the one named the Great Builder, who in the days of his trouble became fashioner of the grave of the darkness.

12 So he imprisons her in it, thereupon he closes up that grave with a stone that is the size of the earth, the macrocosm from which the Builder cut whole stones for the grave of the darkness.

13 And the Light at last finds rest from the darkness and its wickedness.

14 Now after this will be a restoration of the two natures to their original state; the rulers will remain in their own lower regions, while the Father enjoys the higher, having full power over His own.

15 For it is not possible that the image of the Living Man should come to the homes of the beasts.

16 The Light shall go to the Light, the Fragrance shall go to the Fragrance, the image of the Living Man shall go to the Living Land from which it came.

17 The Light shall return to its place, the darkness shall fall and not rise again.

18 At this time instruction is given and conversion is achieved; the True and the false are each returned to its Root; the Light is returned to the Great Light, while the darkness is returned to the massed darkness.

19 So all the race of souls will be saved, and what was once perished will be restored to its own flock.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Monday, January 9th, 2017

Monday Fast

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 11

1 Now for every sky he made twelve Gates with their Porches high and wide, every one of the Gates opposite its pair, and over every one of the Porches strong guardians in front of it.

2 Then in those Porches in every one of its Gates he made six Lintels, and in every one of the Lintels thirty Corners, and twelve Stones in every corner.

3 Then he erected the Lintels and Corners and Stones with their tops in the height of the heavens; and he connected the air at the bottom of the earths with the skies.

4 Next round this universe he put a Moat, to throw into it the darknesses that are distilled from the Light, but the dregs and the darkness were gathered together and cast down into the Abyss.

5 Behind that Moat he set a Wall, so that, of that Darkness separated from the Light, nothing should escape.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Sunday Fast

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 10

1 Now whereas Adam was created beast-like, Eve was lifeless and motionless; but the male Virgin whom they call Virgin of the Light and named Ioel, gave Eve a share of Life and Light.

2 Next, Eve freed Adam from his cruel nature, then she was immediately stripped naked of the Light.

3 So they both asked for the Messenger of Good Tidings, and the Mother of Life, and the First Man, and the Spirit of Life decided to send to that first child, one who should free him and save him, show him the Knowledge and the Righteousness, and rescue him from the demons.

4 Being kindly and pitiful, the Good Father sent from the bosom His beloved Son into the heart of the earth and into its lowest parts for the saving of the Soul.

5 Now while coming the Son changed himself into the form of a Man and appeared to men as a man, being no man, and men desired him to have been born.

6 Yisho the Radiant* approached Adam the Innocent, and awoke him from the sleep of death, so that he might be rescued from the Spirit of Lust; and like a righteous man who meets a man possessed by a mighty demon and quietens him by his art, so too was Adam when that Beloved had found him sunk in a deep sleep. So he woke him, took hold of him, and shook him.

*(Yisho Ziwa, Jesus the Bright One, Jesus the Luminous)

7 Then Yisho spoke to the child who was Adam, and made clear to him the Gardens and the Divine Beings, and hell and the demons, and the earth and sky, and the Sun and Moon.

8 Then he warned him against Eve, showed him her reproach, and forbade him to touch her; he drove away from him the Seducer*, and bound the Great Queen far from him.

*(Spirit of Lust)

9 Thereupon Adam examined himself and realised from where he originated; and Yisho showed him the Fathers on high and his own Self in everything, thrown into the teeth of leopards and elephants, swallowed by the gluttonous, eaten by dogs – mixed and imprisoned in all that is, and bound in the stench of darkness.

10 Then Yisho raised him up and made him taste of the Tree of Life; and thereupon Adam looked and wept he mightily lifted up his voice like a raging lion saying, “Woe, woe, to the maker of my body, and to the binder of my Soul, and to the Rebels who have enslaved me!”

11 At that time the Messenger came to Adam and took him to the eastern part of the land from where the Messenger taught him concerning the mysteries of the Kingdom of Light.

12 From the eastern part of the land, the Messenger united with him and from their seed produced two children, twins by the name Mehrshad and Mahvar.

13 The Messenger said, “These children are from a New Race; they will be taken up into the heavens for safe keeping until the cycle of a determined number of eras has been completed.

14 At that time they will appear, manifesting from my own Form, in the earth and they shall make intercession and instruction for the New Race of sons and daughters that I send into the earth, assisting in the great awakening of the people of the True Seed.”

15 The Messenger then took the twin children up into the heavens from where he protected them and instructed them in the Divine Light.

16 From their own Forms they produced many sons and daughters and they were sent into the earth for their future Mission.

17 For this reason they have become known as the Celestial Twins and Rulers of the Stars.*

*(Tarendrans)

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Shabta

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 9

1 These Daughters of the Darkness were already pregnant from their own Nature, and at the sight of the beauty of the forms of the Envoy their fetuses aborted, fell upon the earth, and ate the buds of the trees.

2 Then the fetuses consulted together; they remembered the form of the Envoy they had seen, and asked, “Where is that Form we saw?”

3 Then, Ashaqlun, the son of the King of Darkness, said to the fetuses: “Bring me your sons and daughters; come, give me some of the Light we have taken; it is I who will make for you a form like what you have seen, which is the first man.”*

*(not the heavenly first man)

4 Then they brought it and gave it to him, and, moved by jealousy, Matter made Man out of itself by mixing with the whole of the Power, having something of the Soul in him.

5 However, the form did much to let Man gain somewhat more of the Divine Power than other mortal living things, for he is an image of the Divine Power.

6 When the Demon of Greed had seen these things, he conceived a new and wicked plan in his poised heart; then he ordered Saklas and Nebroel to imitate Pure Spirit and Excellent Mother.

7 They formed the body* of Man, and there imprisoned the Light Natures to imitate the Macrocosm. *(flesh)

8 So then the flesh body, with its corrupt and evil Greed and Lust, was an exact image point by point, though smaller, of the heavens and the earths; there was not a single formation of the universe they did not reproduce.

9 He consumed the males, but the females, he gave to Nebroel his mate.

10 When the Demon of Hatred, the master of Greed, had seen that, he therefore conceived feelings of annoyance and jealousy; then he made forms of two sexes, male and female, to imitate the two great Luminaries which are the Sun and Moon, and to deceive and harass the Bright Nature* until it embarked on the Ships of Darkness and, led by them, entered hell, passed through the five states of existence and underwent all sufferings, and so that finally it might be difficult for it to be delivered. *(soul)

Evening Reading: Teaching of Mir Izgadda 35

Gnosis

1 Gnosis is never found where you imagine it to be.

2 Gnosis is gained gradually, in meditation, in one’s day to day life, in interaction with others, over a lifetime.

3 There is no realisation without Gnosis.

4 Divine realisation is experienced and salvation is gained through divine Gnosis.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Friday, January 6th, 2017

Emanations

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 8

1 Mihr Yazd, the Living Spirit, made the Wheels — the Wind, the Water and the Fire; and he went down and formed them below near Shabala, the Supporter.

2 Then Malka Rabba d’Ikara, the King of Glory, evoked and raised them a covering, so that they might ascend over these Rulers confined in the earths and be of use to the five Bright Beings, lest they be burned by the Venom of the Rulers.

3 Now when the Envoy came towards these Ships, he ordered the Three Servants of Manbed, the Supporter, to make the Ships move; he instructed that the Great Builder construct the New Earth, and the Three Wheels to go up.

4 Now when the Ships rose and came to the centre of the sky, when the Envoy* showed his male and female forms and was seen by the Rulers, Sons of Darkness, male and female, who were in the firmament.

* (Or, Messenger)

5 At that time an Image of Light was revealed in the dwelling place of the beasts, in the land of the foul stench.

6 They came to see his Image, they grovelled, they became mad because of its brightness, they arose that they might mark his likeness, they fell, they arose that they mark his beauty, they were sweetened with his fragrance.

7 They bent their knees and worshipped him. They began singing: “You have come in peace, O Son of the Light that shall be the illuminer of our worlds. Come and rule over our land and set peace in our city!”

8 The demons were saying this with their mouth, yet planning evil nevertheless in their heart.

9 In their desire they began to emit that Light which they had swallowed from the five Bright Beings.

10 Thereupon, that Sin which, like the hair in the dough, was shut up in them, mingled with the Light which came out of the Rulers.

11 Then the Envoy hid his forms; he parted the Light of the Bright Beings from the Sin which was with them, and it fell upon the Rulers from which it had dropped (karma); but just like a man disgusted at his own vomit they did not accept it.

12 Then it fell on the earth, half of it on the Wet and half of it on the Dry.

13 The Sin entangled itself with the Light; it got out and came down from the Dry and the Moist; out of the Dry it formed the trees, but in the Sea it immediately formed itself and made a great rebellion in the Sea in the likeness of the King of Darkness.

14 Adamus Nuhra, the Diamond of Light, was sent against her; he fought with the hateful beast, defeated her, turned her on her back, struck her in her heart with a Spear, thrust his Shield in her mouth, and placed one of his feet on her thighs and the other on her breast.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

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