BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE.
1. Jehovih spake through His sons and daughters. His voice came up out of the marsh and down from the heavens above, and the children of men heard and saw, and raised up because of the spirit in them. And they answered to Him, Who is Almighty; and their voices were called Tae, because as it is the universal word of all children born, so doth it represent the universal prayer of man.
2. Tae said: Reveal, O Father, give me light! I behold the wide earth, the sun, moon and stars. But the great vault of heaven is as an empty sky. Where is the abode of the dead; the place of the souls of men?
3. In times past You hast quickened seers and prophets, and through them lifted up Thy children and proclaimed other worlds! Am I more dumb than those in past ages? All the while myself and forefathers have withstood Thy mighty Presence.
4. You hast quickened my members by your** own hand, to be dissatisfied by the old revelations, and made me to peer deeper into the cause and place of things, and to desire further light from Thy holy places.
5. By Thy Power hath my manhood been raised up. By Thy Power and Wisdom only will I be appeased.
6. When I was a child I believed as a child, because it was told me; but now that I am grown up, I would know who Thy prophets were, and how they attained their gifts, and wisdom of words.
7. The cosmogony You taughtest in the olden time was sufficient for that day; but I am raised up by You* to perceive the sun and stars of other worlds, and their travel in Thy great firmament. Now, I cry out unto You*, where is the promised heaven? Where is the proof of immortal life? By You* was I quickened into life and made conscious that I am. To You* I come in the majesty You madest me, You my Father! By You* was I made determined to sift all things to the bottom. In You* do I know there is magnitude to encompass all my holy desires, and answer me.
8. Give me of Thy Light! When I was a child I besought You* as a child; now, I call out in the manhood You hast bestowed upon me! I will know Thy Lords, Thy Gods, and Thy Saviors, and Thy promised heaven.
9. I have scaled the mountain; Thy myriads of corporeal worlds that travel in the eternal sea of space! I have beholden that all the stars in heaven would not fill the hollow of Thy Hand; yea, that Thy breath move the universe! The glory of Thy works hath inspired me with madness to come to Thy Mighty Home!
10. Speak, O Jehovih! You alone can assuage this soaring spirit that sprang forth from Thee, inspired. Give me light!
11. I have encompassed the earth around, and bridged the nations thereof with assimilative words. My geography is finished. Give me a book of heaven! I have burrowed deep in corporeal knowledge, and seen the drift of all on earth. Where is the spirit world, and land of the dead? Give me light!
12. Kosmon said: Jehovih heard the voice of Tae, and answered him. He said: Let the angels of heaven go down to the earth. My blessed son called to me in wisdom and truth. And the angels of heaven descended to the earth, for it was in the time of danha in the firmament of heaven, and the angels manifested and proved the immortal life of men.
13. Jehovih said: Let this day be the beginning of the reign of Kosmon; for it is the beginning of the wisdom of the earth, being cojoined in My Name.
14. Tae said: The half is not yet answered, O my Father in heaven. Since You hast proved the immortal life, You hast stirred me to my soul's foundation. Whence come these inhabitants of the unseen world? Where lie this footstool for Thy Majesty?
15. If when I am dead I should see the place, is not the germ of that sight already in me? How am I made that I see, but see not this? Hear, but hear not this? If I am now dead to that which is to be, will I not then be dead to what now is? Give me light, O Father!
16. Jehovih said: Man I gave a corporeal body that he might learn corporeal things; but death I made that he might rise in spirit and inhabit My etherean worlds.
17. Two senses gave I to all men, corporeal and spiritual senses; nevertheless the twain are one person. A man with corporeal senses in the ascendancy, choose corporeal things; a man with spiritual senses choose spiritual things.
18. Two kinds of worlds have I made, corporeal and es worlds. He who desire of corpor should receive from corpor, for he is My son, in whom I am well pleased. He who desire from es should receive from es, for she is my daughter in whom I am well pleased.
19. Kosmon said: Because man live on corporeal worlds, corpor is called son; but because man in spirit live in the es world, es is called daughter.
20. Tae said: Because You hast sent angels to me, and I have seen them, and talked to them face to face; yea, of my own flesh and kin, and proved them to be the spirits of the dead, verily, I know this much is true. Yet I cannot see them nor hear them, save they manifest through corporeal things. How, then, should I know that they know one another?
21. Hear me, O Jehovih! Am I still a child, and must needs fall back on angels' testimony? Hast you not given me an inquiring spirit that I must prove things to mine own knowledge? Verily, have I seen an angel's face and stature change to look like another person, even whilst I talked therewith. If these things are thus so subtle, cannot even our own presence mold them to truth or falsehood? Such a witness is of no value. When then, O Jehovih, should I find growth for mine own members, that I may know the es worlds and the inhabitants thereof? I will not be appeased by merely seeing the spirits of the dead, nor by their testimony. They may call themselves God, Christ, Buddha, Brahma or Confucius, yet I will not rest on them for their word. To You*, only, O Jehovih, will I put forth my plea. I am Thy son.
22. You hast quickened me to know things of my own knowledge; and though it be told me: Thus said the Lord or your*** God, yet will I raise my voice ever above them, and though a spirit say: I am your*** Jehovih, believe you me! I will deny him.
23. You hast quickened me to rise up above the tales of the ancients, and to demand knowledge from Thy throne. By You* is my soul moved to this magnificence, and only Thy magnificence can satisfy Thy son.
24. Since I have seen the spirits of the dead, I will know their abiding place, how they live, how they travel, their manner of growth, their food and clothes, and how they spend heir time; whether they labor or live idly, and above all how far, and in what manner their corporeal lives had to bear on their spiritual happiness in heaven.
25. Give me light, O Jehovih! Not by word of mouth. I will have my members quickened that I should comprehend within myself. Yet not one alone! Rather waste me in annihilation than not to give it unto all men or teach the way. For if one alone, he would become a god amongst men. Jehovih, forbid this!
26. Jehovih spake, through His sons and daughters, and each of them gave voice to the Spirit of the Creator's Voice in turn.
27. Kosmon said: Hear me, O man, I will speak in wisdom. Follow you my counsel and be wise. What, then, hast you learned in all the time of earth? Can you tell why the grass is green, or why one rose is red and another white, or the mountains raised up, or the valleys sunken low?
28. Knowest you how all the people of earth clothe themselves, or travel over; why a man was not to fly as a bird, or live in the water like a fish? Whence came the thought of shame? Even thyself you dost not comprehend, nor know of your** own knowledge the time of your*** beginning. You knowest three times three are nine; and even this you can not prove but by symbols and images. Nor is there aught in your*** corporeal knowledge that you can prove otherwise, save it be your*** presence; and even that that you seest is not thy presence, but the symbol and image of it, for thyself are but as a seed, a germ of the Father.
29. Be wise, therefore, in knowing your** own knowledge, and of a surety right the matter from the side of the es world.
30. Tae said: I will reason with You*, Jehovih, for all I know should be based on science and truth. From Your** own perfection am I inspired to this end, and my talents should be strengthened by pursuing the exact sciences of all the known truths. Neither will I put away mine own judgment, nor accept for truth that which is at variance with Thy established laws.
31. You madest both the seen and the unseen. Are they at war, or in harmony? My corporeal body is made of earth, and stone and water. Is the spiritual body, then, not made of air, oxygen and hydrogen, and imperceptible dust?
32. The angels You hast sent have feet and legs! Wherefore? Do they walk on the air, or wade through it? They have no wings, they cannot fly; they have not seen the illustrious angels who have been long dead. Must I also go into the es world simply to meet my neighbors, and never salute the wise of olden time? Give me light O Jehovih!
33. Something within me make me to anticipate the light and glory of what I have not seen; but I must have it tangible and demonstrated, the immaculate truth!
34. Then answered Jehovih, through His daughter Esfoma.
35. Esfoma said: Hear me, O Tae; I will speak words of wisdom and truth, and you should not depart from my word.
36. Science is that which the ignorant look up to, but see not. Is a ship, science, or a stone arch, or a machine? Verily not. Is the idea of these things, science? Can an idea be science, or a multitude of ideas?
37. Is it not said of the man who find the vertebra of an insect, he is scientific? But he who find the backbone of a horse, is a vulgar fellow. Another man find a route over a mountain or through the forest, and he is scientific. Why, a dog can do this.
38. Another man find a new way to solve problems, and he is scientific! but the pupil after him who do the same thing is nothing. Who, then are the scientific? For have they not all borrowed, compiled, and only added a little? Verily, then, what is science? Is not the sand-glass more scientific than a clock? What, then, meanest you by science? Is not the sum of it all but a figurehead, undesignable and without foundation? Yet all thy life you hast heard of science. and so have your*** neighbors, and you**** understand one another, though not one understand himself.
39. Esfoma said: Hear me further, O man, for this, of all things, should stand high in thy soul. Take now, therefore, the chalk, and write you ten for me. Tae took the chalk and wrote 10. saying, that is ten.
40. Esfoma said: Now will I convict you* before your** own face, that you hast uttered falsely. You hast written but two strokes, and called them ten. Esfoma wrote | | | | | | | | | |. Yet, be not surprised, O Tae, for now will I convict myself, also, inasmuch as I have deceived you*. I said I would show you* ten, and straightway, I made ten marks; wherefore I should have written the word ten. Now you are wise! Nay, hear me further, for all I have spoken is false; for have I not tried to persuade you* that the one uttered word TEN, was ten; wherefore I should have uttered ten utterances.
41. Pursue your*** studies, O Tae, and you should find that supposed exact science is nothing, and that supposed truth is only falsehood compounded and acquiesced in. Find you the time the sun will rise tomorrow, and you are scientific; but deviate you the ten thousandth part of a second, and you are not scientific; nay you are a falsifier before Jehovih.
42. Yet be not discouraged of the exact sciences, or of finding the truth according to thy judgment. You are wise to desire to attain knowledge of your** own self, and not to accept, neither from man nor angels, on belief merely; but, wherein begin and end thyself?
43. Hast you not robbed the tree of its fruit in order to feed the body? And the field of its wheat, and the young corn that was growing? Give to them their parts, and what hast thou left of your*** corporeal body that is your** own?
44. Yet less than these hast you of your** own judgment. You are but the fragment of an entity in all you knowest of your** own judgment. Nine parts to ten are the gleanings of thy surrounding.
45. Wherefore, then, should you expect to know the laws of earth or heaven! Give ear to my words, and be wise in your*** proceedings.
46. Is it not a law of the earth that earth substance should fall to it? Yet you seest a tree come up out of the ground, ten thousand corporeal pounds, and stand erect in the air. Hast Jehovih made one law to pull one way, and another in another way? How knowest you there is any law about the matter? Knowest you of your** own knowledge?
1. Tae said: Now I do perceive, O Jehovih, I am not wise, and that of myself I am nothing, having nothing. Neither is it possible for man to discern truth in abstract, nor Thy laws, whether You hast laws or hast not laws. Nay, he cannot adjust the scales for his own self, and prove what part is his alone; nor in fact if he have an entity of self within himself.
2. How then should I comprehend the magnitude of the laws of Thy universe? Yet in what time of my life have I not talked learnedly of these things, and the exact science?
3. Hear me, O Jehovih; I will not go back to the ancients to learn wisdom, nor will I shut up mine eyes against trying to understand. In You*, only, have I faith. And since all other things in heaven and earth are Your**, there is none else to whom I can come justly. Give me light, O Jehovih! You, who gavest me myself should answer me. What, then, is the true pursuit of man? Should he be a beggar, and pray for light, and yet not receive it after all?
4. Jehovih answered Tae through His son, Corpor, saying:
5. Corpor said: Hear me, O man, for my wisdom should be borne home to you*. Neither will I discourage you* in your*** knowledge.
6. Know then, you art, and that your*** body is made from the corporeal earth. Jehovih is sufficient, for Jehovih so made you*. To you* he gave the desires of the earth. Is it wise, then, to defer corporeal happiness until you hast risen in heaven? What matter''' it to thee, whether you are built up out of wheat and fruits or flesh? Is it not sufficient that you can enjoy the building thereof?
7. What is science to you*? Or truth or laws of the universe? Is not your*** earth life sufficient for the earth, and the earth for you*? If Jehovih made the earth in wisdom, has He not also wisely made heaven?
8. Leave off these abstract studies, O man, and be contented in the place your*** Father has assigned you*. You that talkest of science understand not thyself and are without explanation. Neither can you define truth. How, then, can you judge, or even know what is before you*.
9. You talkest of laws, divine and natural, but knowest no law, no divinity, no nature. Is law a thing? Whither does it keep? You see a tree grow, but puttest Jehovih away, and sayest: Behold it growe by natural laws! Art you ashamed of Jehovih, that you sayest not He growe it? Is He not sufficient? Wherefore, then, sayest thou law, save but to put Him away? Wherefore sayest you NATURE, save but to put Him away and deny His Person.
10. Corpor said: Is not the earth good, that you turnest away, calling: Heaven! Give me light from your*** far off worlds! Endow me with signs, and miracles and prophecies!
11. I will not discourage you*, but you should be wise and happy in your*** dwelling place. Are not these greater to be desired than all things else? To this end is the Kosmon era come; not to carry man up to heaven, but to found the Father's kingdom on earth.
12. You hast wisely asked: How should a corporean's life affect his life in the next world? Hear me, then, and be wise in your*** corporeal judgment. For am not I, Corpor, Jehovih's? Science is great; great learning is great; truth is great; but a greater than all is to know how to be happy. You should not put me away saying: All the earth is sin. I will not have it. For if you profitest not in Jehovih's Person, how can you attain His spirit? For are not the twain His Person and His Spirit, the All One?
13. Teach thyself to be happy: and to perfect thyself in the way Jehovih hath created you*.
14. Tae said: Now I will be wise in you*, O Jehovih. Neither will I more talk of nature, nor of law; but when I mean You*, I will speak of You*, and to You*.
15. Neither will I boast of science, nor of learning, nor of truth; nor will I deny them. For as Thy spirit is within and over all, what is science and learning, and truth but glimpses of Thy All Light?
16. Yet as a man proud in his estate, I come before You*, saying: Give me light! I have looked over the broad earth, and found it full of sin and misery, and death.
17. I will not pray to You* to remove these things. I will not meddle in Thy affairs. What more is it at best to pray than to beg? By your*** spirit, I am no beggar! As You goest forth in majesty, so am I, Thy son, inspired to go forth in Thy behalf.
18. If You hast filled this world full of darkness and death, and sin, and misery, what more can I hope to find in heaven? Are they not both the work of Thy hands?
19. My hope hath ever looked ahead for the achievement of happiness, but when the time come I am sorely tried. My judgment teachest me, therefore, that heaven can be, at most, but little improvement on earth.
20. Then give me light, O Jehovih! For I would answer the children of darkness with good argument, and teach them to glorify You* in Thy works.
21. Then answered Jehovih through His son, Uz, saying:
22. Uz said: Behold me in my power, O Tae. I am the fourth dimension, the vanishment of things unseen. You hast labored with Kosmon, but found not, and with Corpor, and found not. Hear you me and be wise.
23. This, your*** corporeal body is mine; your*** flesh wait''' for me, and the moment thou relinquish your*** hold, I will molder you* in dust. Yet I am not your*** enemy, for whilst you art master over your*** flesh, I will touch it not.
24. Out of the darkness man is brought forth a blank, and his entity is a spark of Jehovih. His entity will never cease to grow. Yea, from the hour of conception it is a new star in the world, and it magnify itself forever.
25. The trials of the flesh to man are as nutriment to his spirit's growth. And yet, think not that you shouldst rejoice in your*** neighbor's trials, saying, it is good for his spirit's growth. But as Jehovih gave all He had, and thus made all things, be you like unto Jehovih, and give to the man in trial, lest you robbest thyself.
26. You knowest not how far you hast been lifted up thyself. Can any man with his own hands lift himself up in the air? Flatter not thyself, then, that man alone can lift himself up in spirit, or that he hath power to evolve himself, one generation above another. Do not all nations perish? As they come up out of darkness, do they not go down in darkness?
27. Is it not unwise to say: O Jehovih, why didst You thus, or not thus? All thy questionings will not turn Jehovih or His plans one jot or tittle. Turn your** eyes inward, then, O Tae, and seek to adapt thyself to the Father and His kingdoms, of which this earth is one.
28. Tae said: How can I comprehend Thy wisdom, O my Father in heaven? I am tripped up at every corner; and yet I perceive that my generation is wiser than the ancients. Wherefore, then, didst You stir me up? The ancients found joy in an idol; were content to eat and sleep, their faith being equal to their wisdom.
29. But these that came after, cried out unto You* for wisdom, and You gavest. Thus am I born above the faith of the ancients. I have grown beyond the measures of Thy olden revelations; my soul cry out to You* for more light.
30. I know that You hast sufficiency for all things. Give me wisdom, that I may help myself. Had I been born in darkness, the idols of my forefathers would have sufficed.
31. Hear me, O Jehovih, in what I have done. I have measured the earth and high standing rocks, and the mountains You reardest up, and the valleys You has scooped out. Thy footstool hast shown me a record not written by man, and it proclaim''' the earth millions of years old.
32. Yea, I have measured the stars in Thy firmament, and the sun and moon, and weighed them, and they proclaimed a greater glory unto You*. Their number is more than there are drops of water in the ocean; and many of them a thousand times larger than the earth. I have found them rich in air, and water, and heat and cold, and they proclaim themselves birth places for men, even as is the earth.
33. I have measured the light and computed the time of its coming, and lo, they also have existed for millions of years.
34. Wherein have I done wrong in this? You gavest me my talents, and You hast forever pressed me forward to search Thy glorious works.
35. A man cannot make himself a small child, neither can I compress my outbursting soul, which hath ripened on the magnitude and glory of Thy works.
36. How, then, should I say that Thy worlds, which have run millions of years, were created by a man born two thousand years ago! Must I stoop myself to blaspheme against You* for sake of swallowing the idols of men in darkness? Forbid You this, O Jehovih.
37. Now will I put my question to You* plainly, and Thy voice should not fail me. Wherefore, then, did not Thy angels of olden time reveal to man the truth about Thy works? Or if they revealed the truth, why permittedst You man to lose the truth? Give me light, O Jehovih!
38. You madest me! You are my Father; and I come to You* in majesty, by the power You gavest me. None should stand between me and You*; neither Thy Lords nor Thy angels from heaven, nor any man that is on the earth. I will know why You permittedst idols of stone and wood and graven images? Yea, I will know why man build an idol on earth or imagine one in heaven? I know You are sufficient unto the worship of all men. Wherefore, then, have men set up Zarathustra, and Brahma, and Buddha, and Christ, and the prophets of old? For, for these idols have they cursed the whole earth around about with war and destruction. Give me light, O Jehovih!
39. Jehovih heard the voice of Tae, and He answered him through His son, Seffas.
40. Seffas said: Hear me, O man, and be wise, for I will answer you* because of the justness of your*** questions. Yea, I will answer you*, and also put you* in the way to prove all things to your** own judgment.
41. But be you not puffed up with conceit; you are little in advance of the ancients. They erected pyramids, and obelisks, and great temples, and they said: Behold, how greater and wiser we are than the ancients!
42. You also hast boasted, saying: Behold our ships of war! Behold our engines and railroads, and the telegraphs. How greater and wiser are we than the ancients!
43. I charge you*! The pyramids and temples did not raise up the poor, and cause them to glorify the Father because they were born into life. Neither do the warships in this day, nor the engines, nor railroads contribute but little to raise man up out of sorrow and poverty. Is not this the true scale to weigh the resurrection of men and nations?
44. Be considerate and wise in the Father's sight. You are prone to overlook all things; you beratest idols and graven images, without weighing your*** speech. What more are the letters of a written word than graven images? Doth not all the wisdom in books hang on these? Nor can you prove a single problem in mathematics without graven images, and idols and symbols.
45. To a man who never saw a hat, without a sign, or image, or symbol or an idol of one, or by one itself, how wilt you convince him? But, if you hast none to show him, then wilt you make something of some corporeal thing in order to convey to his mind that which is in your mind.
46. Why, then, complainest you against the angels of old? Wert you, then, with Asu, who could not talk? Bethink you* what stratagems you wouldst have resorted to in order to teach him to think. For is it not the greatest of all wisdom to teach man to think for himself? Is this not better for man, than to reveal all things to him? For, in the latter case you wouldst deprive him of the use of his own talents, and thus thwart the plan of Jehovih.
47. You hast portraits of your*** wife and daughters, for they assist your*** memory to recall their beauty to your*** soul; but when you desirest to convey to your*** friend's mind a place he never saw, you bringest him a landscape picture, saying: Behold, this is the place! Now, you utterest a falsehood, for it is only a piece of cloth painted, whilst the place thou speakest of, is land, and trees, and water.
48. Bethink you*, now you hast resorted to falsehood in order to convey a truth to thy friend's mind. Was such, a falsehood, if it really succeeded in conveying a truth, nor couldst you convey the truth to your*** friend, save you wouldst have taken him to the place.
49. How, then, could the angels of Jehovih teach man of Jehovih, but by idols and graven images? Weigh the matter, and you should perceive that knowledge is conveyed from man to man by idols and images. Even the sound of a spoken word, is an idol of an idea; and the idea is carried within that which is not the real thing itself, but merely wind.
50. Thy corporeal senses can only be reached by corporeal things. Spiritual things, of which ideas are a part, can be conveyed by es force, and without idols and images. Give heed to my words, and you should find the way to your*** Father's kingdom.
51. Having taught man of Jehovih through stone and wood, it was necessary, next, to teach him by means of spirit, that Jehovih was disassociated from the earth, otherwise man would not have desire to rise to the heavens in etherea. To this end man was taught that Jehovih's sons had ascended and were sitting at His right hand.
52. As you speak not to the picture of your*** wife, neither should you worship the Lord, nor Buddha, nor Christ, but Jehovih alone. He is sufficient to all men and nations, and acceptable to them. Be not angry with the past but broad in your*** perception; for all things, whether stones or wood or men, are from Jehovih for the ultimate resurrection of the souls of men to His etherean worlds, for their own happiness, and to glorify Jehovih forever.
1. Tae said: How should I come to You*, O Jehovih? I have nothing more to stand upon.
2. My self-conceit hath been as a mountain before my vision. I have nothing to boast over the ancients; the things I gloried in, the inventions, and sciences, and discoveries of my time, I saw not from Thy standpoint, I exulted in myself, saying, have I not done great things?
3. But I had not done a hand's turn with all my inventions and discoveries to better the poor and unlearned. What, then, is the measure of the good I have done more than the ancients?
4. Verily hast You turned my eyes inward and made me ashamed. The sciences I boasted of, hast You nailed down to the earth, and I perceive my spirit was burrowing into corporeal things only. And as to Thy Gods and saviors, and idols of all kinds, I was cursing You* in cursing them. In my conceit I was demanding light from You*, and straightway plunging my head into darkness.
5. Yet I come to You*, O Jehovih! You alone are my theme. You my Love and my Glory. But I will not say: Give me light! Your** is the wisdom and the power to bestow whatever is for my own good.
6. When I called for light, it was for myself, and was void before You*. I had raised up my voice against prayer lest I appear as a beggar in Thy presence. What, more, then, is any man, but a living prayer? One desire riches, one power, one wisdom, one love, one food, and one rest. Henceforth, then, I will pray for nothing, but accept whatever Thou bestowe. Yet how can I restrain myself? Do I not desire to know Thy heavens in the firmament? To find a way whereby I may come to the spirits of the wise men of olden time?
7. Can I restrain my desire to know all that hath been on the earth; to find the people who once lived in the buried cities; put myself in rapport with them in spirit, and hear them tell their earthly exploits of thousands of years ago?
8. Since you hast put away words and become a worker in My behalf, I have drawn nearer you* in wisdom and power. Behold, then, your*** reward!
9. Kosmon said: And Jehovih touched Tae on the forehead, and his spirit sense was opened. And Esfoma came and brought Tae a lava-stone, saying: Lay this on thy forehead. Tae laid the lava-stone on his forehead, but he saw it not.
10. Esfoma said: What now?
11. Tae said: I feel like a burning mountain. Lo, this stone has been hurled from a burning crater. Then Esfoma took a sealed record and gave it to Tae, saying: What of this, O man?
12. Tae said: I will lay it on my forehead, where the light come. And when he had done this he read the record without opening it.
13. Jehovih said: Unto all men I gave two senses, corpor and es. In the time of Seffas I allotted to man to mature corpor. But now is the time of Kosmon come, and man should mature es.
14. It is well that you should be believing toward men and angels; but it is better to develop thyself. You hast desired to know the mysteries of My unseen worlds, and the past histories of the earth. Behold, I give unto you* a new sense, the which will fulfill your*** soul's desire. Yea, you should read the books in the libraries of heaven!
15. Have I not said of old: All things should be revealed! Think not that a messenger will come, loud speaking, for man would not believe; but I quickened the righteous with Mine own hand, and they will comprehend without belief.
16. The time of preaching and believing is at an end. Man should know of his knowledge, and practice that which he know. Herein is My light being manifested in this day.
17. Kosmon said: Tae called the new sense, suis, because it is spirit-seeing and spirit hearing. And Tae comprehended that approximate things leave an impression on each other, which impression can be read by the suis sense.
18. Tae said: Now will I cultivate this talent Jehovih hath given me, for I perceive it lie closely to the es'ean worlds. Was it not for the cultivation of this sense that Samuel of old founded a college of prophecy? And did not Zarathustra do so also?
19. Jehovih spake through Kosmon: Whoever pursue righteousness by this talent should rise to receive not only the past, but the future also. But whosoever turn''' suis down into the earth should fall, and not rise. When danha is upon the earth, I give suis to as many as have risen in spirit above the flesh.
20. But many turned away from Me, using suis for riches, and they descended to darkness. Suis being a talent above the earth, should not be used for earthly things, and in this respect, there are many dead who have not attained to suis.
21. Then went Tae forth, that he might comprehend unseen things; and the light of Jehovih went with him, and angels also.
22. And when he had come within a temple of worship where Christians were worshipping, Jehovih drew near, and the power and light of Jehovih's sons and daughters were upon him; and they said, what beholdest thou?
23. Tae said: Two peoples are before me, corporeans and es'eans (spirits) and they are alike, save one hath not corporeal bodies and the other hath, and they are clothed alike. As one worship, so worship the other, and the light that is upon them all is the same, no greater, no less.
24. Now, when Tae departed and came to a temple where Buddhans were worshipping, Kosmon said: What beholdest thou? And Tae answered, saying: Even as in the other place, mortals and spirits worshipping, and the same light is upon them both.
25. Jehovih led Tae forth again, saying: Since you hast suis, you should attain also to ethe, in after time. After that, Tae departed, and went into a saloon, where men were smoking and drinking, and Jehovih touched him and said: What beholdest thou?
26. Tae said: Corporeans and es'eans, and the same light is upon them both, and their habits are the same, and their avocations also. They are smoking and drinking, both mortals and spirits, neither is one above the other.
27. Jehovih caused Tae then to go to a place of pollution, and when Tae had beholden all, he said: Alas, what mine eyes have beholden this day! Both peoples are the same! And there came into the place the son of a rich man and the son of a king, and the spirits of darkness went and fondled them, but the young men saw them not. But their flesh was moved upon, for they lived for the flesh's sake, and they fell in sin. And when the young men departed out of the place of evil, lo and behold, many of the spirits of pollution went with them.
28. Jehovih said: Tae, My son, you should follow them and bear testimony to what happen'''. And Tae did as commanded.
29. Presently the prince and the rich man's son came to a neighbor's house where assembled many young women, with their mothers and fathers. And the spirits of pollution went and fondled the women, yet the mothers urged their daughters to comply with the visitors' wishes, being desirous of wedding them. And whilst Tae was yet in the house a cloud of darkness came upon it, and he departed. But yet not many days elapsed when there went up from that house weeping and wailing because of the wickedness done therein.
30. Tae said: You are just, O Jehovih! The gift of suis has made me strong in righteousness, and filled me with fear also. I perceive how You hast measured the lovers of earthly things, and meted to them the companions they have chosen. Herein doth it devolve on me to develop suis in my sons and daughters, and in all children whom I can raise up, and in time to come neither the good or evil that is in any man can escape their observation. Is not this the foundation of prophecy?
31. Kosmon said: By the light of Jehovih that dwell''' in me I declare unto you*, O Tae! Be you wise not only in suis, but in your*** corporeal judgment also. You hast perceived that all things leave an impression on all approximate things. To read these is suis.
32. Hath it not been written of old: save you separatest thyself in body and spirit from the world, you should not reach Nirvana? Put this and that together, learning from the past as well as the present.
33. Tae said: Now do I perceive, O Jehovih, I must avoid the imprint of evil things in order to attain Thy higher light. Is not this the true course to raise up my sons and daughters? For of what benefit in the world is suis if it remain amidst clouds. Tae withdrew from the world, taking his sons and daughters with him, besides orphans and infants without number. And he built a home in the country, and founded a college of suis, teaching the exercise of both the spiritual senses and the corporeal senses.
34. Tae said: Lo and behold, infants have suis at the first. In all the ages past hath man smothered it out by ministering to the corporeal senses alone. And Tae preserved to his sons and daughters, and to the infants, the power of suis.
35. Jehovih said: Fear not for them, O man, for in having suis, they will not depart away from Me. They should be the founders of My kingdom on earth. Then Jehovih spake through Es.
36. Es said: For your*** good works you hast enlisted angels from the second heaven (etherea). Hear me, O Tae, and be wise in your*** judgment. Whilst you wert in the world and with it, your*** voice of prayer rose not, but wasted itself amidst familiar spirits and mortals. The impressions of these being around about you*, transcend all other powers in thy soul. But now that you hast freed thyself from the presence of them who live for earthly things alone, you are open to receive the Father.
37. Remember that in this day Kosmon is bestowed on the earth; that is, the era in which man should combine the wisdom of earth knowledge with the wisdom of spirit knowledge; the light of the hermit and recluse with the light of the city; the learning of the books of old with the spirit of making books of his own.
38. Give heed to my words: Jehovih give to one the power to heal by means of the spirit. Let such a person not fall back on spirit power alone, but diligently pursue all corporeal knowledge of healing. This is Kosmon.
39. Jehovih give to another oratory and music by means of spirit power. Let such a person not fall back on spirit alone, but diligently pursue also corporeal knowledge on oratory and music. This is Kosmon.
40. Did not the teacher of music under the reign of Seffas apply the corporeal notes and not the Spirit? And yet when he taught a bird to sing, he shut it up in a dark room and made it learn from es only. In this he was wiser with the bird than with his sons and daughters.
41. So also hath the man of much learning drowned his own spirit in darkness; nevertheless, the man of suis should not neglect book learning; otherwise he is but as a clock without a regulator, or a ship without a rudder.
42. To attain to Kosmon is to find the secret of prophecy. Think not that prophecy can be attained without diligence in pursuing knowledge. As you wouldst from corporeal knowledge foretell an eclipse, so from es knowledge should you fore-tell and past-tell the nations of the earth. Yet all knowledge, corporeal or es'ean, is compatible with general principles, and one may lead to unfolding the other.
43. In olden times wise angels came to men and informed them of what was to happen, and these men were called prophets. but I tell you*, O Tae, such men were only instruments of revelation. In the time of Kosmon, men should not be merely instruments of prophecy, but actual prophets themselves.
44. As man compute motions of corporeal earth, and foretell''' an eclipse, so should thou compute the es of man and nations, and the vortices of the unseen worlds, and foretell coming events, and cause the hidden things of the earth to deliver up their long hidden secrets.