1. Hi Seiang, the governor, sent for Ah Sin to come and investigate the nature of Po. So, when the three were together, God wrote in the sand the word TE-IN, and it was as if a flame of fire pierced the ground.
2. Po said: From this time forth Te-in should be the name of the tribes who have faith in the Creator only. Because he alone hath written it.
3. Ah Sin said: How can you distinguish between that which is written by the spirits of the dead, and that which is written by the Creator?
4. Po said: Light come in light; darkness come in darkness.
5. Hi Seiang asked: Sayest you, you can see the angels and the Gods?
6. Po said: I see the angels, but the Gods I cannot see. Angels are like ourselves; but the Gods are as a flame of fire.
7. Now, whilst they were thus discoursing, a light in the form of a triangle came and rested on Po's head, and the word Te-in was inscribed on the sides of the triangle.
8. The governor said: What signify this? And Po, being under the influence of the light of God, said:
9. Call me Te-in; I am the Father (rab'bah, or bah) over all the living. I write in the sand, and speak in the mouths of my seers and prophets. He that you**** call Po is My Son, begotten for the deliverance of My chosen out of the bondage of Han and his satellites (subkingdoms).
10. Behold, My people are imprisoned and tortured; persecuted and abused. And you**** twain have kingdoms taxed for the glory of Han in his unrighteous work.
11. Provide you**** also triangles, and espouse Me, and I will deliver your kingdoms also.
12. Hi Seiang and Ah Sin both desired some pretext to throw off the yoke of the Han dynasty, and now lent willing ears to the instruction of Po and the Voice (Te-in).
13. Accordingly, the learned men of these provinces were called together, to learn of God, through Po, the mysteries of earth and heaven, and especially as to the great monarchy.
14. When these Councils were assembled, God cast his light upon Po, and they all saw it. And the words Po spake were called GOD’S WORDS (Vede'or). Word by word learned they the wisdom of God, repeating them over and over, which was called LEARNING BY THE MOUTH, being in contradistinction from learning by books and tablets.
15. God said: Great trials will come upon My people. The kings will seek to destroy the doctrines of the Lord your*** God (Te-in).
16. For which reason you**** should not write nor engrave My words until I come in judgment of the world.
17. These, then, that follow, are the sacred laws given through Po, by God (Te-in):
18. Seek to bring forth heirs that will be a glory to your*** Creator.
19. Marry not because of the impulse of the beast (the natural man), but consider your** own spirit and the spirit of your*** spouse.
20. Shut not up thyself in celibacy, but multiply and adorn the earth.
21. Thy Creator provided milk for the infant; but with the coming of the teeth, you should provide for their service also.
22. Feed you him according to the Ormazdian law. To make him a warrior, give thou him fish and flesh. To make him patient and strong, with docility, remember the camel and the ox, feeding on the herbs that grow on the earth.
23. Ne-gwon asked: Was not celibacy the highest of all laws? Is it not so now?
24. God said: There are times for all things. In the days of Zarathustra celibacy was the first of laws. In those days man was not ready for God's laws. Yet you should not call the one law higher than the other.
25. The fullness of earth knowledge require marriage, yet the bondage after death hold the spirit of man for six generations to his own heirs. By celibacy, a man's soul is not bound after death (by the love he bear''' his children) to linger about the earth, and he may ascend quickly into paradise.
26. The man or woman that is weak, or deformed, or blind, or deaf, or with running sores, or with hidden sickness, should not marry, nor bring forth heirs. Nor should man take sorrow to his soul for this; for it is the testimony of the Father that his race is emancipated from the earth.
27. You should keep sacred the Panic language; nor should these, my holy words, be given in any language till my time is fulfilled on the earth.
28. Thy sons at the age of eleven years, and daughters at the age of nine years, should begin to learn maxims. And at that same time they should be consecrated to the Creator and committed to His service. And of the sixth law this is made a part, to wit: Teachers in public should be celibates; children who decide that they will become teachers, or priests, or priestesses, should take the vows of celibacy. For such persons are married to the Great Spirit; and they should be as Gods and Goddesses, knowing no more love to one person than another.
29. Remember that they who marry, are chosen by Ormazd to raise up offspring for the glory of heaven and earth; and they should dwell together in peace, love and harmony.
1. The wise should rule over the foolish, but to raise them up.
2. The rich should apportion their riches for the benefit of the city.
3. The poor should reverence the rich and take counsel from them.
4. Behold, I have given many gifts unto my people: the woman to give suck; the very strong man to carry burdens; the wise man to oversee the city; the learned man to explain the ancients; the prophet to hear my voice; the magician to hear the voice of angels; the physician to heal the sick; every several one gave I good gifts.
5. You should not covet another man's gifts, but be wise in discovering your** own, and using them for the benefit of the city.
6. Neither should you covet another man's riches, nor anything that is his. What more is a rich man than a watch-dog? Behold, it is his matter, whether he fulfill''' my commandments.
7. According to every man's gifts do I require of him, as to what he can do for the people of his city.
8. To the poor man, my exactions are lighter than a straw on a camel's back.
9. For the ignorant man, and for the very young child, I provided the wise and rich as Gods to raise them up. As they minister unto them, so do I bless them for their labor.
10. What they do corporeally for the resurrection of those beneath them, so do I answer them in spirit in my resurrections in the heavens.
11. You should not marry but once; neither should you look after any other partner all the days of your*** life.
12. The husband should be the master of the house; but when he is not present, the wife should be master.
13. Seven castes have I made for my chosen: The first are the prophets; the second, such as have the highest genealogy; the third, the rab'bahs and priests; the fourth, the nuns (spe-e-su); the fifth, physicians; the sixth, the rich; and seventh, the very poor.
14. Each and every caste should remain by itself; all of them are worthy before me, and are equally my children.
15. You should not kill, for food to eat, anything that breathes the breath of life.
16. You should love to search for your*** Creator in all things on the earth, in the earth, in the waters, and in the air above the earth.
17. You should love to search for all that is good in your*** neighbor; but to excuse all the evil that is in him.
18. You should keep the sacred days of your*** God, and cause all thy people to rejoice in the delightful creations of your*** Creator.
19. You should obey the prophet of your*** God; and be obedient to the father (rab'bah) of the city. Next to these, you should honor your*** father and your*** mother, and pay reverence to thy grandfather and grandmother.
20. In the house (temple) of your*** God, remember that all men are alike; for even as death lay the high and the low alike, so stand my people in the house I have built.
21. You should respect the opinions of all men; for even thyself may be in error.
22. You should speak but little of thyself or anything that is thine; for all others have a history also.
23. You should make thyself compatible unto others in all righteousness.
OF CITIES AND GOVERNMENT.
1. To re-instate the Zarathustrian law, the largest city should not exceed two thousand souls; and the smallest should be ten families. Save they are celibates, in which case a city may be as small as eight souls, having one rab'bah or priest.
2. The best, highest learned man, who should be a celibate, should be the priest and ruler of the city; and the sins of the people of the city should be upon his head. But if it be a large city he may choose one, or as many as six priests, to rule with him; and in that case the sins of the city should be upon them.
3. When a matter come up, the priest should call whom he will to speak thereon; and when they have spoken, he should decree by his highest light, and that should be the law without repeal, save by himself.
4. It should be lawful for the governor, who is the chief priest, prior to death, to repeal all his laws; so that his successor should make new laws. For no man should be bound after death by his own laws, in which case he could not come back and repeal them.
5. But as regard the laws a governor or chief priest make whilst he rule over a city, and over all persons whom he hath ruled during his life-time, he should be responsible for them, both in this world and the next. For if a priest or governor make a law of darkness, and his people live by that law, their souls will be in darkness in the next world through his fault, and he should answer to them in the soul world for what he hath done in this.
6. Wherein the manufacture of copper or iron, or other things, require more than two thousand people, there should be another city, with five breadths of the first city between them. And the government of the second city should be like unto the government of the first. But in no case should there be more than four cities near about in the same country.
7. You**** should neither hire nor be hired; neither amongst yourselves nor with the king's peoples. Nor should you**** have servants nor masters, for all should be alike servants to Ormazd only.
8. Sin-wah inquired: Was it not taught in the Zarathustrian age to respect the caste of men according to the number of their servants? And whether, according to the descent of men, they were born of parents who had risen above servitude for many generations?
9. God said: The old law was for the olden time. It was a good law to improve the breed of men for special trades and learning. And that law hath fulfilled its purpose. The physician hath found great cures; and he know all the parts of the flesh and the blood. The miner know the different kinds of stone, and the metals in them, and how to extract them. The farmer know grounds and the yield thereof, and what they will best bring forth. The spinner and weaver have found the best of fibers for paper and for cloth. And so hath it come to pass in all departments; by the Zarathustrian law of caste have they perfected these things sufficient unto the requirement of man.
10. For which reason you**** should teach all things unto all; and they should work with their own hands at all industries; remembering that the highest, best, most perfect man is he that can do all things.
11. Jon-Le inquired: Since a man die in a few years at most, why should he strive to learn things that pertain to the earth?
12. God said: All learning is as a gymnasium to the spirit. Knowledge is the strength of the soul.
13. You**** should teach all things unto your sons and daughters, perfecting them in the talents created withal. First, to useful labors; second, to learning; third, to music and art, in sculpture and painting; fourth, to mining; and fifth, to perfectness.
14. And you**** should intersperse labor and learning with recreation, not only in rites and ceremonies, but in harmless games, as in dancing, racing and playing, old and young.
15. Cultivating joyous hearts, for these are outspoken words of glory to the Great Spirit.
16. Every governor, and priest, and rab'bah, should provide for a successor; after the light of the Counsel of the All Highest should they be chosen.