FOUNDING THE GROUPS.
1. The Light of Jehovih being upon Tae, he said: Let the examples of Uz be not lost upon you. But where you**** have learned, and what you**** have acquired, these should you**** appropriate wisely in Shalam.
2. For which purpose, it is wise that we appoint our groups as now required, to be added unto afterward, when more is required.
3. How say you****, then, should we appoint groups this day?
4. Thereupon, different persons spake, and the sum of their wisdom was that there should be:
5. A group of architects;
6. A group of clothiers;
7. A group of dieticians;
8. A group of engineers;
9. A group of manufacturers;
10. A group of horticulturists;
11. A group of agriculturists;
12. A group of botanists;
13. A group of nurses;
14. A group of physicians;
15. A group of artists (sculpture, painting and gardening);
16. A group of musicians.
17. And these were all the groups required at that time. Accordingly, Tae proclaimed them, and called for volunteers for each and every group.
18. And these were filled, though, because there were but fifty-two members, some of them took membership in two or three groups, so that all were filled.
19. The Light still being upon Tae, he said: Since you**** have made the groups, let each group now select a chief.
20. Now, many of them spake up, saying: I neither wish fame for being chief, nor do I wish the responsibility of the position.
21. Tae said: Suffer me, then, to declare the Light that is upon me; which is, that you**** are here to fulfill whatsoever Jehovih may put upon you, with all your wisdom and strength.
22. Whether you**** be made chiefs or not made chiefs, it is Jehovih's work you**** are here to fulfill, without any regard as to your personal selves.
23. To covet chieftainship would be selfish; to refuse chieftainship would be selfish.
24. We can not found the Father's kingdom with any other members than such as say, with all their hearts, and mind and soul: Whatsoever You puttest upon me, O Jehovih, that will I do with all my wisdom and strength.
25. To have faith in this way, is to have faith with practice; such a one is a Faithist in fact.
26. Now, those who had spoken before relented, saying: O Jehovih, what have I done? Behold, I tripped myself up even in the start. Make this a rebuke to me, O Father, and heap You upon me whatsoever You wilt.
27. Tae said: What any one can do, it is well done; wherein he fail''', because of incapacity, behold, it is not his fault, but his misfortune.
28. So, it came to pass, chiefs were selected for every group, men and women.
29. And Tae was made C'chief. And so, Tae delivered to each of the chiefs a synopsis of his duties.
1. To the chief of architecture, Tae said: Thy duties should be one with your*** group, and what I say to you* should apply to them also. You should not only build houses for Shalam, providing them comfortably with rooms and with wholesome conveniences, but thou should teach our adopted infants, by models and otherwise, the are and science of architecture.
2. At a very early age you should explain to them, by blocks and with tools, the science and measurements of architecture, as to the names and kinds thereof, to the place and use of braces, beams and roofs.
3. Moreover, as soon as they are capable of holding a pencil, you should teach them to make drafts of houses, and the parts thereof. And when they are old enough to handle tools, you should teach them to make models of houses, and to estimate the strength of the parts required.
4. To the chief of clothiers, Tae said: Thy duties should be one with your*** group, and what I say to you* is to them also. You should not only provide clothing for Shalam, in wisdom as to comfort, pattern and beauty, but you should prepare the way to teach these, our adopted infants, the are and workmanship of clothing the human form in the way most conducive to health and comfort.
5. At an early age you should teach them the are of sewing and cutting, providing for them models in human form, so they may learn everything from a hat to a shoe, as to the material used, the strength required, and how to determine the same.
6. To the chief of dieticians, Tae said: You and your*** group should be one; what I say to you* is to them also. You should determine and provide diet for Shalam; as to the best herbivorous foods, and how to prepare them, and how to preserve such as should be kept over.
7. In this matter you should determine and explain the constituent parts of the human body, and should find and provide herbivorous elements adapted to development and purity, so that the best and strongest and healthiest of men and women may be made out of these, our adopted infants. Neither should you follow whims or fancies; but you should support thyself by facts collected from the different nations of the earth.
8. And in the preparation of food, you should teach these infants the are and the properties and all things pertaining to food and diet. And explain to them the blood-thirsty character of carnivorous animals, and carnivorous people, giving them facts and figures, so that in all you teachest them they should be learned wisely, and not in conceit merely.
9. Thus spake Tae to all the chiefs, explaining to them their parts. And after he had finished with them individually, then he spake to them collectively, saying:
10. The greatest of all learning is to learn how to live in the best way, that we may be happy here and hereafter. There is no other learning so important as this.
11. To man, Jehovih provided neither wool nor hair nor feathers to cover his body; and yet He created him too tender to live without covering.
12. In sexual relation, man and woman alone, of all the animal world, can be taught shame.
13. Whatever dress attract''' the least thought to sex is the most modest dress; whatever dress give the fullest, best development to all parts of the body, with adaptation to comfort for the seasons, is the best dress.
14. Next to dress is diet. As to what is best to eat, for the best, healthiest corporeal man, and the best for the wisest, holiest spiritual man, is the best diet.
15. These, with houses to live in, comprise the chief requirements for the corporeal life of man.
16. And yet, to produce these, and prepare them up unto man's service, many trades and sciences have been developed on the earth.
17. Now, behold, in this day, Jehovih hath provided amply unto us. He hath opened up unto us the nations of the earth, where we can go and witness many things, especially as to the habits and dispositions of man; as to his mode of life, in food and clothes and houses.
18. Now, behold, you**** have taken a great work upon yourselves; which is to raise up these little ones according to your highest light.
19. You**** have bound yourselves to follow your own highest light. And you**** know that all light is progressive. You**** can not settle down, saying: I know enough!
20. But you**** are bound to investigate. And how can you**** do this without acquainting yourselves with what hath been proved amongst other peoples?
21. In some countries, infants are whipped for crying; in other countries, they are held up by the heels; and, in some countries, infants cry not at all.
22. The chief of nurses should discover these facts, and appropriate them.
23. In like manner, should every chief take his part, and develop the highest proven and possible standard.
24. As much as you**** thus fulfill your places, so should be your satisfaction and happiness afterward. As much as you**** neglect your parts, so will you**** censure and accuse yourselves afterward.
25. As Faithists, you**** accept all people as angels; mortals are simply undelivered.
26. All mortals are in an embryonic state, preparing for birth (commonly called, death).
27. Heaven is now, and is near, even within all who will accept it.
28. At an early age, infants can be taught that to serve Jehovih bring''' happiness; to serve mortal inspirations and surroundings (satan) bring''' unhappiness.
29. Therefore, though you**** teach our infants about diet and architecture and clothing and all other things, you**** will still be but little improvement on Uz, save you**** teach them that the chief aim of life should be to develop the spiritual man that is within.
30. By this system of education in Shalam, there should be two branches, one relating to corporeal things and one to spiritual things.
1. Tae said: Behold, the Uzians have schools, and they teach their young by and in books. But when their youth are thus educated, as to their brains, their hands are useless for providing food and clothes and habitations.
2. Education, in regard to corporeal things, must embrace the manipulation and handling of corporeal things for useful purposes. And, foremost of all problems is: How to provide the necessities of life with one's own hands, that he may not be rendered a dependent on others.
3. This should be one of the first problems you**** should make our infants understand.
4. Young children not only ask questions, but they desire illustrations, with the privilege of trying to do something themselves.
5. Their questions must be answered by their nurses and their teachers.
6. It is not sufficient unto Jehovih's requirements of you, that you**** put off His children with evasive answers, or with incomprehensible explanations.
7. Education must be accompanied with practice. As, for example, you**** show the child certain seeds, explaining what will grow therefrom; you**** should plant and illustrate. And when the vine hath come up out of the ground, you**** should not only illustrate its corporeality, but should display the life therein as a manifestation of Jehovih's Presence.
8. To simply teach the child the botany, without reference to the spirituality that underlie all living things, would have little effect in turning the child's thoughts to its own life and growth in spirit.
9. At an early age, these infants should be thus put to work in gratification of their own desires to do something; and their work should be educational, corporeally and spiritually.
10. And when they are large enough to handle tools, they should be permitted to work at trades, or in are; and full and sufficient explanations should be given to all their questions.
11. And this should come to pass in Shalam; without tiresome study and without tiresome labor, these infants, at fourteen years, should be wiser and better learned than Uzians at twenty.
12. For they should not be limited to one trade each, or one occupation each; but, to a great extent, all of them should know all trades and occupations.
13. For botany, they should have a garden; and for astronomy, an observatory; for chemistry, a laboratory; for clothing, a factory; for horticulture and agriculture, they should have orchards, fields and gardens.
14. Such, then, should be the method of teaching our infants.
15. Now, as to Jehovih and His creations, in magnitude and perfection, they should be ever kept before the child's mind, to exalt its gratitude and adoration, and to make it rejoice in its own life.
16. For there is not, in all the philosophies in all the world, wherewith to restrain the private life and habits from secret vice, save through belief in Jehovih's eye being ever upon us.
17. Nevertheless, a child that is raised up without learning angel communion, is but half raised.
18. By the actual presence of angels, and by children seeing them and conversing with them, the proximity of heaven to earth become firmly established in the child's mind, and it behold the fitness of one world to the other.
19. For which education the infants should, at an early age, be made familiar with the unseen world, by training in the crescent.
20. And their teachers should try them to discover su'is and sar'gis in them; and, finding these talents, should cultivate them in righteousness and wisdom for the glory of the Father.
21. And it should come to pass that many of these infants should not only see without their corporeal eyes, and hear without their corporeal ears, but they will attain to adeptism.
22. And the angels of heaven should descend amongst us, appearing so as to be seen, and talking with us so as to be heard.
23. And, because of such exceeding great light amongst us, no one should practice deception; for the minds and souls of all should become as an open book.
24. These are the promises Jehovih hath given us; by the signs of the times they are proven probable. Through faith in Him we should make these things true.
25. In faith He will bless you all.