Greetings and salutations fellow trader. Welcome to my profile.
I hope you will find some inspiration and encouragement here to assist you on your trading journey.
For the best trading conditions, I recommend using the world's largest true-ECN forex broker: http://icmarkets.com/?camp=24876
I wish you all the best in your trading.
Thank you for visiting my profile, and may you enjoy many green pips!
Maverick trader, currency speculator, professional gambler
MODERN DAY ALCHEMY: CREATING MONEY FROM "NOTHING"
"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead." (Chanakya, Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor, c.371-283 BC)
= AIM =
To generate a perpetual income on auto-pilot.
The benefits (compared to a conventional business, property, shares, etc.) include:
i) greater profit potential (high leverage, volatility) (Time + Leverage = Profit);
ii) lower entry barriers: easier to get started, few overhead costs (no employees, no inventory);
iii) highly liquid: immediate entry & exit of the market;
iv) better risk management: custom position sizing between 0.01 - 100 Lots, using trading strategies (eg. hedging);
v) business-automation: trading robots (Expert Advisors);
vi) market is open 24 hours x 5 days: more trade opportunities, work when you choose;
vii) simplicity: fewer instruments to analyse and trade;
viii) ease of tax calculations: trading statements provide all evidence;
ix) scalability: ease of multiplying results;
x) enormous volume: market manipulation more difficult;
xi) geographic independence: trade anywhere, mobile business;
xii) recession-proof: business continuity unaffected by disasters, macroeconomics, etc.;
xiii) immediate analysis: obtain an accurate "statement of financial position" at all times.
"The most successful investors don't diversify. Rather, they FOCUS (Follow-One-Course-Until-Successful) and specialize. They get to know the investment category they invest in and how the business works better than anyone else." (Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman and author)
“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.” (Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist)
“The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you are not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible of a company that can go bankrupt.” (Jim Rogers, American businessman and financial commentator)
- HYPOTHESIS 2:
"All unsustainable moves are corrected." (Scott Barkley, Forex Trainer and analyst, President ProAct Traders)
"This makes sense when you step back and look at the big picture. Nothing goes up in a straight line forever. Not stocks. Not real estate. Not anything. There always have to be periods of corrections… booms followed by busts." (Simon Black, international investor, entrepreneur, founder of Sovereign Man)
= EQUIPMENT / PREREQUISITES =
i) reliable external income source;
ii) Australian Business Number (ABN);
iii) Personal Computer (PC) with ADSL internet;
iv) FSA/ASIC-regulated ECN/STP broker (recommended: http://icmarkets.com/?camp=24876);
v) Virtual Private Server (VPS);
vi) MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading platform;
vii) minimum $10,000 risk capital;
viii) Expert Advisor (EA) trading robot;
ix) registered tax agent;
x) determination, fortitude, patience, faith, courage, FOCUS.
= METHOD OF PROCEDURE (MOP) =
i) have a reliable income source eg. stable employment (JOB Just Over Broke) or a solid business;
ii) register an ABN (Australian Business Number) for taxation purposes;
iii) open a $10,000 DEMO account at a ECN/STP broker (recommended: http://icmarkets.com/?camp=24876);
iv) setup a VPS: either broker-provided, or through a reliable VPS-provider;
v) download and install MT4 terminal from broker's website onto the VPS;
vi) download and install EA onto the MT4 terminal;
vii) backtest EA using historical data in MT4's Strategy Tester;
viii) forward test EA on Demo Account for a minimum of three months;
ix) destroy useless robots that don't work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJaD1njC0c4
x) pending satisfactory forward testing, open a Real account with a minimum $10,000 risk capital;
xi) offset expenses and losses against your Assessable Income (and don't give up);
xii) accumulate and compound profits;
xiii) regularly withdraw profits, maintaining sufficient margin at all times;
xiv) declare all profits and pay your tax honestly!
xv) make a positive difference in the world; be generous and help others.
= SAFETY/RISKS =
Forex trading involves a high degree of risk, including the loss of your entire investment:
Do not invest money you cannot afford to lose;
Do not trade unless you understand the risks;
Past performance is no guarantee of future performance;
Results will vary depending upon broker conditions, VPS provider and EA settings.
Forex is the fastest way to wealth and paradoxically to penury. Before even considering VPS costs, broker commissions, latency, slippage, low liquidity, etc., the odds are already stacked against every trader:
A loss of 10% requires a gain of 11.11% to recover;
A loss of 20% requires a gain of 25% to recover;
A loss of 30% requires a gain of 42.86% to recover;
A loss of 40% requires a gain of 66.67% to recover;
A loss of 50% requires a gain of 100% to recover.
The risks of forex include:
i) "opportunity cost" caused by loss of money and time invested;
ii) the EA, including trading strategy, user settings, programming quality;
iii) market behaviour of trading instruments chosen;
iv) insufficient margin for trades and drawdowns;
v) "Black Swan" events: eg. Swiss Franc (January 2015), Brexit (June 2016), GBPUSD flash crash (October 2016), etc.
vi) major News Events (NFP, FOMC, etc).
"Many great entrepreneurs have had a moment when they have lost everything. Monks create this situation intentionally through 'Vairagya' when they give up all money and possessions. Many entrepreneurs end up in the same situation unintentionally." (Roger Hamilton, world renowned futurist and social entrepreneur, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/monk-moment-roger-hamilton)
"A wise man says: 'HIGH RISK HIGH PROFIT, LOW RISK LOW PROFIT, AND NO RISK NO PROFIT.'
Another wise man says: 'THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TAKING RISK AND BEING FOOLISH.' (anon)
TAX ASSESSED BUSINESS PROFIT/LOSS (tax refund / debt):
FY2009: -$ 30,499 loss (less $5,300 refund)
FY2010: -$ 37,280 loss (plus $3,693 debt) (wrong tax treatment)
FY2011: -$ 19,288 loss (plus $5,448 debt) (wrong tax treatment)
FY2012: -$ 2,904 loss (plus $9,681 debt) (wrong tax treatment)
FY2013: -$ 159,324 loss (less $18,973 refund)
FY2014: -$ 74,721 loss (less $16,719 refund)
FY2015: -$ 71,542 loss (less $18,958 refund)
FY2016: -$ 91,413 loss (less $23,272 refund)
FY2017: -$ 58,031 loss (less $11,758 refund)
FY2018: -$ 137,530 loss (less $29,710 refund) (losses accrued to date: -$682,532)
$32,000: invested $4k and made 800% return in 4.5 days using CFDs (Aug 2008)
$1.69: started primary account 313166 (22 Nov, 2013)
-$327,127: nadir of primary account 313166 (27 Aug, 2018)
$0 profit: zero point of primary account 313166 (27 Sep, 2018)
$1 million net profit: Posted 9 Oct, 2018
$2 million net profit: Achieved 16 Oct, 2018
$4 million net profit: Achieved 19 Oct, 2018
$6 million net profit: Achieved 1 Nov, 2018
$8 million net profit: Achieved 28 Nov, 2018
$10 million net profit: Posted 4 Dec, 2018
$11 million net profit: Posted 5 Dec, 2018
$12 million net profit: Posted 13 Dec, 2018
$13 million net profit: Posted 21 Dec, 2018
$13.5 million loss (approx) (96%): Posted 3 Jan, 2019
> "It is not the AMOUNT of money you have that matters. What matters is the SYSTEM you use: No amount of money can save you if you have a bad system. Conversely, if you have a good system you can start with small money and easily become rich." (Matthew Todorovski)
$11,000: nadir of 20 accounts. Posted 15 Aug, 2019
= DISCUSSION =
With experience comes understanding. By this method, you can tell who has the experience and who has none:
- The person with little experience will resent comparisons between "trading" and "gambling" as anathema.
- The person with much experience will understand "trading is by very definition gambling."
There is a plethora of Expert Advisors (EA) to consider. Essential criterion include:
i) positive user reviews: www.forexpeacearmy.com
ii) verified Real monitoring account(s) with greater than three months' trade history, demonstrating consistent and reliable returns;
iii) prompt and helpful pre-sales / after-sales support;
iv) fair price and license options;
v) detailed explanation of trading operations;
vi) detailed instructions on setting-up the EA (pairs, timeframes, parameters);
vii) performance will vary depending on trading conditions (ie. VPS, broker) and EA setup (pairs, parameters set);
viii) margin requirements for the trading strategy employed.
After many investment seminars on shares, property, options, etc, and upwards of approximately $50,000 (?) between 2003-2008, I chose to FOCUS on trading the forex.
I became interested in forex during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, when front-page news highlighted the opportunity. For the first time ever, the Aussie Dollar reached parity with the US Dollar (August 2008) and my first foray into forex began with CFDs at CMC Markets. I sold AUDUSD, turning $4K into $32K within 4.5 days from the Monday until Friday afternoon, but my account was over-leveraged to the extent that open profit dropped by $10K to $22K within 30 minutes! At US$0.89 I decided the market still had a long way to go down, so I kept my positions open expecting I would survive. Unfortunately, the market corrected to US$0.92 and I received my first ever margin call. It was a thrilling learning experience and I was convinced!
From August 2008 - August 2018 were many hopeful moments, but overall results were quite depressive and devastating. Main causes of failure were over-leveraging, taking unnecessary risks, overconfidence (in my own skills and in EAs) and impatience - I lacked patience to thoroughly test strategies on Demo, though Demo differs from Real due to slippage and latency. Total trading losses were estimated near AUD$700K(?), but be reminded:
1. "You pay for education, whether university or real-life experience";
2. "No one becomes successful from Day 1";
3. “Nothing worth doing is ever easy" (Theodore Roosevelt, American statesman and writer, 26th POTUS, 1858-1919);
4. "Make all your mistakes early in life" (Michael Steinhardt, rule #1, below).
5. Losses are offset against Assessable Tax Income with an ABN business. A good tax agent is essential - the difference can be seen in Results above.
In September 2018 I changed my strategy, from focusing on shorter timeframes of 1m, 5m, 15m, 1h, to focusing on longer timeframes of 4h, Daily, and Weekly. With $50,000 ($20K of savings, $30K FY2018 tax refund), I happen-chanced upon the CHFSGD being overbought and nearing long-term resistance after seven-straight Long days.
The Short CHFSGD was Swap-positive, so even more encouragement to hold the positions for the ride down! I Shorted heavily and made over 800% in less than a month (posted 28 Sep 2018). The next month (October) I Shorted EURTRY and boosted my equity from $450K to over $9M (29 November 2018). I could have made at least three times as much, if not for my broker's Trading Desk coercing me to reduce my exposure by half (under threat of reduced leverage): I reduced exposure by 70%, from 670 Lots to only 200 Lots (posted 16 Oct 2018). Refer to "Michael Steinhart, Rules 4 and 6" (below).
The market odds are 50/50: either up or down. That is better odds than the casino, sports betting and horses! And then you improve your odds by looking at:
- Long-Term Support / Resistance levels;
- Long-Term Overbought / Oversold levels (correlations of same currency with different pairs);
- 4H, Daily, Weekly charts;
- Fibonacci confirmations;
- favoring positive Swaps;
- understanding fundamentals and market dynamics;
- having patience to hold trades for a week or longer.
The big money is to be made on the higher timeframes. Patience is more important than any other skill required.
I will continue my best efforts at swing trading!
= CONCLUSION =
(To be) DETERMINED:
i) (To be) DETERMINED: (inconclusive, future tense) to ascertain or establish exactly by research or calculation;
ii) (It has been) DETERMINED: (conclusive, past participle) has been proven definitively; learnt with certainty or assurance; facts have been ascertained.
iii) "Where there's a will, there's a way": (proverb) DETERMINATION will overcome any obstacle.
"The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it." (Criss Jami, American poet, essayist, philosopher, songwriter, creator/designer)
"Success unshared is failure." (John Paul DeJoria, Greek-Italian-American entrepreneur, a self-made billionaire, philanthropist)
HALL OF SHAME
“Our critics make us strong! Our fears make us bold! Our haters make us wise! Our foes make us active! Our obstacles make us passionate! Our losses make us wealthy! Our disappointments make us appointed! Our unseen treasures give us a known peace! Whatever is designed against us will work for us!” (Israelmore Ayivor, writer)
If you can relate to the following negative mentalities (below) you will NOT achieve lasting success. You MUST change your perspective in order to succeed in your endeavors!
Recorded herein for posterity. All statements were made before I turned $50,000 into $13million in Sep/Oct 2018:
?) "Matthew you are poor man! The worst trader I know! Probably the worst trader in the world! Why do you comment free products that you are not interest in and you do not know nothing about these products, you financial moron! Just for points? It is your new way of making money? Anyone who lost less money than you is better trader than you!!! Even koala bear LMAO!" (Krzysztof Lorenc, hater, 2018)
?) "You can't stop, you have an addiction, that's a serious problem. You are mentally sick; you need to see a psychologist." (M. Garwarzad, hater, 2018)
?) "You were greedy. You should have listened to me all those years ago (2008?) and invested in houses. Houses were $300 K, now they are over $1 million. You could have had a few houses by now. The rent helps pay them off. You could have been retired by [age] 40 (currently 35). You should cut your losses now and stop your gambling. Take out whatever money you have left and invest in gold. Fiat currency is going to be worthless. We are going to see a depression worse than 1930. You have wasted all your money. You wouldn't have to keep working three jobs if you had listened to me back then. You [had] better start saving or else if you lose your job you will have nothing. What will happen if you can't work? If you fall sick? You won't be able to afford medical expenses, and you won't be able to afford rent. You will be out on the streets (begging). Start putting some money away in a savings account. You're lucky you're not in jail for losing all that money." (K. Morel, hater, 2018)
?) "How's your gambling [going]? How much [have] you lost now? Oh, now you [have] made money? Take your money out! You won't / can't take the money out? See, there must be a problem. Maybe you don't actually have it? Maybe it's all a scam?" (M. Rouse, hater, 2018)
?) "Quit while you're ahead. Take it out. You should take the money out and buy a property. You don't know what's going to happen (with your health, life, investment, etc.)" (too many detractors and haters to name - most everyone else! 2006-2018)
"It doesn’t matter what morons say." (Dan Pena, American businessman and business coach)
“Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others.” (Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian yogi and guru, 1893-1952)
“What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.” (Bruce Lee, Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, 1940-1973)
"It’s our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people." (Carrot Top, American comedian)
"The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people." (George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, political activist, 1856-1950)
“The more bold you are, the more rejection you’ll experience.” (Todd Brison, blogger)
"Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters." (Eminem, American rapper)
"Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed." (Lloyd Jones, New Zealand author)
"Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success." (Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman and author)
“It's hard to soar with the eagles when you're surrounded by turkeys.” (Adam Sandler, American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer)
"Can you really explain to a fish what it’s like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value." (Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist)
"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite." (G. K. Chesterton, English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, literary and art critic, 1874-1936)
“Do not save what is left after spending but spend what is left after saving.” (Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist)
“Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.” (Grant Cardone, author, sales trainer, speaker, real estate mogul)
“A man convinced against his will, stands opposed ever still. A man convinced he is right, gives the effort twice the fight.” (Jeffrey Fry, entrepreneur)
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” (Henry Ford, American captain of industry, business magnate, 1863-1947)
"To fly, we have to have resistance." (Maya Lin, American designer, architect, artist)
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." (Abraham Lincoln, American statesman, lawyer, 16th POTUS, 1809-1865)
"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right." (Henry Ford, American captain of industry, business magnate, founder Ford Motor Company, 1863-1947)
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." (Robert F. Kennedy, American politician, lawyer, senator, 1925-1968)
"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." (Abraham Lincoln, American statesman, lawyer, 16th POTUS, 1809-1865)
"The super successful also have a different take on failure. They understand that failure is what happens when you do something. The greatest successes in the world also experienced the greatest failures. The all-time strikeout record in major league baseball is held by… Babe Ruth. But we don’t remember him for his strikeouts. We remember him for setting a home run record that stood for decades, long before performance enhancing drugs destroyed America’s love affair with baseball. No one cares about the Babe’s strikeouts. The point is he kept swinging the damn bat! Most of us never get out of the dugout – let alone up to the plate. Those people not only wonder why they never hit a home run – they even begrudge the determined hitters who do." (Dan Pena, American businessman and business coach)
"I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." (Michael Jordan, American former professional basketball player)
"If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success." (Malcolm X, American minister and human rights activist, 1925-1965)
"I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non successful entrepreneurs is pure perseverance. It is so hard, you pour so much of your life into this thing, there are such rough moments in time, that most people give up. I don’t blame them, it’s really tough." (Steve Jobs, American business magnate, 1955-2011)
"Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure." (Benjamin Disraeli, former British Prime Minister, 1804-1881)
"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success." (Bruce Feirstein, American screenwriter)
"All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure." (Mark Twain, American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, lecturer, 1835-1910)
"The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something." (Naval Ravikant, CEO Founder AngelList)
“You will fall. And when you fall, the winner always gets up, and the loser stays down.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter)
"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing." (Dr. Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker, writer and consultant)
“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” (Tom Watson Sr, American businessman, chairman and CEO of IBM, 1874-1956)
"The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success." (Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian yogi and guru, 1893-1952)
"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried." (Stephen McCranie, writer and illustrator)
"Your willingness to fail is what will let you succeed." (Vinod Khosla, Indian American billionaire engineer, businessman, venture capitalist)
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." (Henry Ford, American captain of industry, business magnate, 1863-1947)
"But life will become a burden of existence unless you learn how to fail gracefully. There is an art in defeat which noble souls always acquire; you must know how to lose cheerfully; you must be fearless of disappointment. Never hesitate to admit failure. Make no attempt to hide failure under deceptive smiles and beaming optimism. It sounds well always to claim success, but the end results are appalling. Such a technique leads directly to the creation of a world of unreality and to the inevitable crash of ultimate disillusionment." (Rodan of Alexandria, philosopher, The Urantia Book 160:4.13)
"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." (Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor and businessman, 1847-1931)
"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments." (Henry Ward Beecher, American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, speaker, 1813-1887)
"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success." (James Cameron, Canadian filmmaker, philanthropist, deep-sea explorer)
"The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way." (Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman and author)
"Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning." (Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker)
"Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price." (Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, executive, 1913-1970)
"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. (Bill Bradley, American politician, former professional basketball player)
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." (Winston Churchill, British politician, statesman, army officer, writer, 1874-1965)
"The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary." (Charles Caleb Colton, English cleric, writer, collector, 1780-1832)
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement." (Helen Keller, American author, political activist, lecturer, 1880-1968)
"The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?" (Larry Flynt, American publisher)
"Success is always less funny than failure." (Jon Ronson, Welsh journalist, documentary filmmaker)
"Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts." (Wilfred Peterson, American author, 1900-1995)
"If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse." (Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, 1930-2009)
"Success is my only option, failure’s not." (Eminem, American rapper)
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." Japanese Proverb
"Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration." (Evan Esar, American humorist, 1899-1995)
"Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories." (Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, poet, 1803-1882)
"Super success is not for the wishy washy. Victory in business, like war, comes to the toughest son-of-a-bitch in the valley." (Dan Pena, American businessman and business coach)
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." (George S. Patton, US Army General, 1885-1945)
"Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years." (Bob Brown, former Australian politician, medical doctor, and environmentalist)
"A minute’s success pays the failure of years." (Robert Browning, English poet and playwright, 1812-1889)
"The difference between an experienced trader and a beginner is that the former has lost more money." (Zorro-Trader.com)
"I once read an interview with a hedge fund manager, who had one of his traders lose $50 million on a trade. When asked if he was going to fire that trader, he replied “Are you nuts? We just paid $50 million for him to learn that lesson – why would we pack him up and ship him off to another hedge fund to benefit from it?” (Christopher Lee, independent trader, https://www.pipmavens.com/blog/trading-in-public)
"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done." (Samuel Smiles, author, 1812-1904)
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” (Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, 1930-2009)
“To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game.” (Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman and author)
"Out of the 241 trades, 16 of them were responsible for ALL of the profit. Most people in this world can't handle it. Yet, it is the only way I have ever seen anyone make money trading. Ever. I was on Wall Street for 23 years. All of the successful fund managers will have long losing streaks, sometimes lasting 6 months to a year. And then... boom! They let their winners run and they wipe out all of their losses. It is how trading works." (Mark Shawzin, thepatterntrader.com)
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's DETERMINATION." (Tommy Lasorda, manager Los Angeles Dodgers 1976-1996)
"It always seems impossible until IT'S DONE." (Nelson Mandela, former South African President, 1918-2013)
“You will find that you are not a victim of fate but a victim of faith (your own).” (Neville Goddard, prophet, influential teacher, author, 1905-1972)
"Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance." (Virgil, Roman Poet, 70-19BC)
"Without your involvement you can't succeed. With your involvement you can't fail." (A.P.J Abdul Kalam, scientist, science administrator, 11th President of India, 1931–2015)
"Tough times don’t last. Tough people do." (Dan Pena, American businessman and business coach)
"What separates those who go under and those who rise above adversity is the strength of their will and their hunger for power." (50 Cent, American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman, investor)
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, and then you believe it to be true. Every dream could be realized by those self-disciplined enough to believe it.” (Neville Goddard, prophet, influential teacher, and author, 1905-1972)
“Dream is not the thing you see in sleep but is that thing that doesn't let you sleep.” (A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, scientist, science administrator, 11th President of India, 1931–2015)
"The fulfillment of your dream is directly proportional to your desire to succeed… and how much you’re willing to sacrifice. If you are not prepared to die, then you are not prepared to live." (Dan Pena, American businessman and business coach)
"Get rich or die trying." (50 Cent, American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman, investor)
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, poet, 1803-1882)
"We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment." (Chanakya, Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist, royal advisor, c.371-283 BC)
"Much of man's sorrow is born of the disappointment of his ambitions and the wounding of his pride. Although men owe a duty to themselves to make the best of their lives on earth, having thus sincerely exerted themselves, they should cheerfully accept their lot and exercise ingenuity in making the most of that which has fallen to their hands." (Jesus, preacher, religious leader, c.4-33 AD, The Urantia Book 149:5.3)
"If all you have is money, you are among the poorest people in the world. You only become truly rich the day you possess something that money cannot buy.” (Matshona Dhliwayo, philosopher, entrepreneur, author)
"Top 15 things money can’t buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity." (Roy T. Bennett, author)
“While wealth will be a capricious shadow to our lives, true riches lie in strength of character; that is infinitely harder to accumulate. It is the only gold that enhances our potential in terms of what we can offer the world.” (Salma Farook, author)
"A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart." (Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, cleric, 1667-1745)
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." (Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher, 50-135AD)
"Just ignore whoever isn't willing to share; don't expect money when you give bread to a beggar." (anon)
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it." (Jesus, preacher, religious leader, c.4-33 AD, Matthew 13:45-46, King James Bible)
"If the faith of the Most High has entered your heart, then shall you abide free from fear throughout all the days of your life. Fret not yourself because of the prosperity of the ungodly; fear not those who plot evil; let the soul turn away from sin and put your whole trust in the God of salvation. The weary soul of the wandering mortal finds eternal rest in the arms of the Most High; the wise man hungers for the divine embrace; the earth child longs for the security of the arms of the Universal Father. The noble man seeks for that high estate wherein the soul of the mortal blends with the spirit of the Supreme. God is just: What fruit we receive not from our plantings in this world we shall receive in the next.” ' (the Cynics, The Urantia Book 131:1.9)
"...the object of fear is fear itself. "Nothing," says Seneca, "is terrible in things except fear itself." And Epictetus says, "For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship." Our anxiety puts frightening masks over all men and things. If we strip them of these masks their own countenance appears and the fear they produce disappears. This is true even of death. Since every day a little of our life is taken from us - since we are dying every day - the final hour when we cease to exist does not of itself bring death; it merely completes the death process. The horrors connected with it are a matter of imagination. They vanish when the mask is taken from the image of death." (Paul Tillich, author, The Courage To Be, p.19)
'One day when Ganid asked Jesus why he had not devoted himself to the work of a public teacher, he said: “My son, everything must await the coming of its time. You are born into the world, but no amount of anxiety and no manifestation of impatience will help you to grow up. You must, in all such matters, wait upon time. Time alone will ripen the green fruit upon the tree. Season follows season and sundown follows sunrise only with the passing of time. I am now on the way to Rome with you and your father, and that is sufficient for today. My tomorrow is wholly in the hands of my Father in heaven.” And then he told Ganid the story of Moses and the forty years of watchful waiting and continued preparation.' (Jesus, preacher, religious leader, c.4-33 AD, The Urantia Book 130:5.3)
"To ask is the first important step. To continue to ask never allows the process to move beyond the asking stage. First ask, assume the answer is on its way and then continue to express appreciation that it is happening in its own perfect wisdom and timing. That 'wisdom and timing' is greatly influenced by the one asking and how well that awareness is able to follow through with the two remaining steps after the initial asking. This is often called prayer. Nothing can happen until there is first asking. Then the next two steps, assuming it is happening (continued FOCUS of intent) and expression of appreciation (allowance) controls the manifestation. It is that simple! A few additional details are helpful. Ask within a framework that allows what might be called 'Divine Intelligence' or thought thinking to fill in the details. Doubt destroys results; trust insures them." (anonymous, Vol III: Becoming, http://www.nohoax.com/media/Becoming.pdf)
"Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best." (Robert Baden-Powell, British Army officer, writer, author)
"One shouldn't take life so seriously. No one gets out alive anyway.” (Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter, poet)
HOW TO INVEST LIKE... MICHAEL STEINHARDT (American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist)
By Filipe R. Costa
= A FEW TRADING RULES =
In a speech back in 2004, Steinhardt mentioned a few trading rules that he believes to be critical to achieving a successful investment performance. They can be summarised as follows:
1. Make all your mistakes early in life.
Steinhardt is very pragmatic and believes that the most important part of learning comes from one's own mistakes. Investors learn from their bad experiences and become aware of what works and what does not.
2. Always make your living doing something you enjoy.
This allows the commitment to the whole investment process to be strong, which is a requirement in a competitive world. Basically, investment is about brain and heart.
3. Be intellectually competitive.
Investment is a continuous process requiring supervision and action even before some particular asset is selected and added to a portfolio. Constant research is always required to gain an advantage over the market in order to "sense a major change coming in a situation, before anyone else". Sensing the market before all others do has always been a top priority for Steinhardt; it is this that led him to go over his firm's portfolio six times a day, and rendered him the sobriquet Captain Ahab.
4. Make good decisions even with incomplete information.
It is a good idea to gather as much information as possible before entering any single trade, but the available information will never be complete or perfect. Investors need to be trained to work on the facts, figure out what does matter, and take the right trading decisions before all others gain awareness of the situation. They then need to have the courage to put sufficient money behind the trade to achieve a meaningful outcome.
5. Always trust your intuition.
Over the years, investors develop and refine an ability to take the best decisions on their intuition. But this intuition doesn't come from a gut feeling or a hunch. Rather, it is a complex process deriving from the investor's cumulative learning over the years. It's wisdom, like that of a fruit seller guessing weights without a scale. It's an educated intuition.
6. Don't make small investments.
Amazon's stock price climbed from $38 to $820 during the last 10 years, a 2,160% rise. Had you invested $10,000 you would have a respectable $216,000 position by now. But had you invested just $100 you would have missed a potentially life-changing opportunity. After spending so much time and effort researching an asset, investors must make sure that the rewards from the money at risk are meaningful.
= A FEW FINAL WORDS =
Steinhardt's variant perception is a contrarian approach to the market, but one under which opposing market sentiment is insufficient. Timing is everything. Just because sentiment is very bullish, which is usually the case near market tops, it doesn't mean it can't be even more bullish the next day (the Nifty-Fifty during the 1960s is a good example of this).Trends often last longer than you can stay solvent betting against them. Investors need a strong instinct for the markets, which takes time to develop and effort to improve. Past experience trading the markets is key, as is knowledge acquired through deep research. Steinhardt doesn't believe in pre-set rules. For him, stop-loss orders, buying on weakness selling on strength breakouts and breakdowns, as well as charts and technical analysis, are all superfluous to a successful strategy. "I look at the stock. It has a fantastic chart. The chart has a base like this, and then if it goes up a little bit more, boy it is a real breakout, blah, blah, blah, blah. They all seem the same to me".
Fundamentals and market timing is what matters the most. And, when the right opportunity surges, investors should embrace it without fear, being flexible enough to be net short as easily as they can be net long, and having the boldness to take on large meaningful positions.
DAN PENA'S PENAISMS (American businessman and business coach)
# Dream big… and dare to fail!
# The more you investigate, the less you have to invest.
# Never, ever second-guess yourself.
# I’ve never seen a “part-time” super successful, high performance person.
# Don’t waste time on things you can’t change.
# When you deal with the opinionated or egotistical, always give credit where it isn’t due.
# You won’t always have all the answers. Only take seriously the advice of others whom you greatly respect.
# The consequences of a misguided decision are insignificant in the cosmos of eternity.
# Always shoot for the moon. Even if you don’t hit the bulls-eye, you’ll at least get 80%
# Everybody else is worried about life after death. My concern is about life before death.
# The business world is divided into people with great ideas, and people who take action on those ideas.
# If you want things to change, first you have to change.
# A man who dwells on his past, robs his future.
# There’s a big difference between playing to win and playing not to lose.
# The only difference between a champ and a chump is “U”.
# A good plan executed today is better than a great plan executed next week.
# To achieve “hyper-growth”, avert avoidable mistakes, and let your successes run their course. Do more of what you’re doing right – and less of what you’re doing wrong.
# Business opportunities abound – but formidable barriers exist. And the biggest barrier is psychological. It is you.
# Conventional wisdom is almost always wrong.
# Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Just because something has never been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done. The fact you have never seen or heard something is not proof that it doesn’t exist.
# Every worthy dream has a “pay-price-to-action”. That means you have to give up something to get something. You can’t have it all.
# The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.
# I never met a super successful, high performance person who wasn’t enthusiastic.
# Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness doesn’t know where to shop.
# Excuses are the crutches of the untalented and unambitious.
# You’ve known all along it’s tough to be successful. But you’d rather hear the fairy tales.
# Always respect the individual on the other side of the deal. He is not as stupid as you may think. And you’re not as smart as you think.
# Logic can be a logical process which leads to a wrong conclusion.
# It isn’t a case of taking a big chance. It’s a matter of giving yourself a big chance.
# The more self-esteem you give others, the more you have. And the more you have, the easier it is to give away.
# Most successful people do it poorly until they do it well. Just keep blundering along. You can’t wait until it’s exactly right. The product of your quest for perfection is… paralysis.
# A guarantor is a fool with a pen.
# No matter how tempting, never accept short-term solutions to long-term problems.
# Too many companies try to patch when they should amputate. ‘Let’s reorganize and save this mess’ is a clarion call to disaster. Cut your losses, kick the cuttings out of your way, and move on.
# If you want to travel above and beyond the herd, don’t try to be better. Try to be different. Or better yet, be first!
# Find your passion and wrap your career around it.
# You’ll be motivated by inspiration… or desperation. It’s your choice.
# People with low self-esteem protect themselves by not taking risks. High self-esteem gives you the power of confidence to take chances.
# Give yourself permission to make mistakes. It’s called learning.
# Being all you can be is possible for anyone, but... super success is not for everyone. Period.
# Don’t take high performance advice from your peers, family or friends unless they are high performance people themselves.
# The road to success is always under construction.
# Progress often masquerades as trouble.
# Don’t focus on mistakes, focus on the positive “next time”!
CHAPTER 8 Knowledge
37/8.1. Again Jehovih spoke through Es saying:
37/8.2. I have made the first resurrection in heaven to inspire the first resurrection on earth; I have made the second resurrection in heaven to inspire the second resurrection on earth. I have made the third resurrection in heaven to inspire the third resurrection on earth. Like to like I made them.1563
[1563 Those who worship one of the four heads of the beast are, at best, in the second es grade, bound through their beast through, say, a church or religious fellowship. But below these in grade are those who are in the inorganic first resurrection. Of all these, we should bear in mind that they are still IN RESURRECTION overall, although perhaps inconsistently; and with the latter being mostly isolated in their growth.
On the other hand, for those who live a life of evil, they fall below the grades, that is, below the resurrections. Alas for them! For they open themselves to attendance by designing spirits who may make dupes and slaves of them.]
37/8.3. Es said: If a man on the earth strives for riches, or power, or in any manner—consider, then, where he draws his inspiration from; and determine also, by this, what his rank will be upon his birth into the es world.
37/8.4. And if a man is a preacher and not a practitioner, not doing the thing he knows to be the highest, you shall determine what his spirit birth will be.
37/8.5. On the other hand, you shall also determine the place of the one who lives to the full, the highest of all he knows; by his own strength, producing for others all he can.
37/8.6. These resurrections are possible, both on the earth and in heaven; but there are many so immersed in the earth, that only by death and by suffering hades (heavenly regions where the beastly reside), can they be aroused to strive for higher light.
37/8.7. Now, it will be asked of you: A certain man has lived a good and exemplary life, giving to the poor, being temperate and respectable before the world. What will be his place in heaven?
37/8.8. Answer him, O Tae, saying: He who serves himself, goes to the lowest of bound heavens; he who serves Jehovih with all his wisdom and strength, goes to the third realm, but only he who serves between these two goes to the second lowest of the bound realms. Can a man deceive Jehovih, saying: I did the best I knew, when he knows he did not?
37/8.9. Be wise in discerning Jehovih in all things, and seeing and judging as He would judge, for there are deceivers in heaven; and to him who would shelter (hide) his own deceit, these spirits come by the thousands. But he who is of the third resurrection escapes them.
37/8.10. And now, touching the prophecy of a nation, weigh the people and determine what resurrection they are already in, and the number in each division. Then determine the generation antecedent (immediately previous); and the one again antecedent to that, making tablets (charts) of them.
37/8.11. Those who are heavily laden, and dwell in Him, are the type of my etherean worlds!
37/8.12. Forswear yourselves away from the world; she worships the beast, the cloud from the second resurrection beast of old is upon her. Wash your hands and be clean. My hosts from the Most High heavens wait at your doors.
37/8.13. Behold, the spirits of darkness, lies and deception, have knocked, and you opened to them.
37/8.14. And now Tae looked abroad over the nations, and he said: What of the emperor, the queens, the king, and lords of the land?
37/8.15. Es said: Weigh them, O man, they and their peoples under them, and enumerate them according to the tablets, and you shall foretell the times that are set for them. As they were built up by the sword, they shall fall by the sword; as they stand by the strength of their standing armies, even by standing armies they shall be cut down.
37/8.16. By the sword Christ shall destroy Mohammed, Brahma and Buddha; but he shall come against Confucius and fail. Then Christ shall destroy himself; for as his followers have cast him out of Rome, he will have no abiding place on the earth.1570
37/8.17. Search the road of Vishnu and Etau, Ram and Osiris, for all the idols of heaven run the same course, as you shall prove in Orachnebuahgalah, nor is there any help for them.1571
37/8.18. Jehovih is Omnipotent over all. He sends all Gods and Saviors; by His Almighty command they came. They are books He bestows upon the generations of men, but when they are of no more use to man, behold, He takes them away, and gives instead that which is suited to the progress of the world.
37/8.19. Be wise and remember your Creator all the days of your life; be one with Him, and you shall live—FOREVER!
END OF THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE
[1570 In 1848 the pope decided to allow participation by the populace in the government of the Papal States. But after the first prime minister (a papal appointee) was assassinated, he changed his mind.
Consequently Rome burst into revolution and the pope fled. He returned with French military assistance and retook Rome and the Papal States, reinstating absolutist rule. Meanwhile, events were simmering in the Italian Nationalist movement and in 1859-1860 many parcels of the Papal States were won.
But while Italy was united under the Nationalists in 1861, Rome remained in the hands of the Pope, protected by French soldiers; though when the Franco-Prussian War caused them to be recalled, the Italians took the offensive and Rome surrendered September 20, 1870, thus effectively ending the last of the earthly rule of Christ over dominions (territory and doctrine).
The pope withdrew to the Vatican, issued his edict of papal infallibility: He (notice—not Christ) was now supreme arbiter of all things Christian; but the Italian government ignored him and his excommunications against them. Which relations stood until February of 1929, when the pope formally renounced claims to the former papal states, and in return the pope was granted sovereignty over the Vatican (108.7 acres).]
[1571 That is, there is no way to rejuvenate these religions, nor to resurrect through them, no way to alter the course of the Great Spirit. And this shall come to pass for Christianity, Buddhism, Brahminism, and Mohammedanism (Islam).]
CHAPTER 7 Knowledge
37/7.1. And two heads of the beast stood in the east (Buddha and Brahma), and one stood in the middle (Mohammed), and one in the west (Christ). And the one that was oldest, and standing in the east (Brahma), raised up his bloodstained hands, trembling in miserly rage, and with a book tattered, torn and smutted with the foulness of glutted avarice, swore an oath saying: Down! Down! Jehovih! Unseen and godless! Down! Do you not know this ancient lore (referring to his book), and the caste of men?
37/7.2. And rattling his hideous bones, even while with hissing breath, he bated somewhat to see the great awakening light.
37/7.3. But swift and terrible, the head of the beast that stood to the east and south (Buddha), snorted loud, and with both hands uplifted, black with clotted human blood, cried out: Who are you, of the north and east (Brahma), that bellows out because your tottering kingdom foresees its certain fall? Not only will I put Jehovih down, but you, too, miscreant, deceiver of men! Know this, O worthless Brahma, your day is done. I, even I, great Buddha, will rule the whole world. None but I shall save mortal souls.
37/7.4. Then with flashing sword raised high, and hungry for deeds of war, the head of the beast turned and shot forth his poisonous breath till all the world was foul. But before he made one stroke, the head of the beast in the middle of the cloud, and more polluted than all the rest, deeply marked with lust, turned around to survey the scene, as if disturbed in amorous gluttony. And he shouted loud: Stop! You dogs of ancient! Only by me, Mohammed, shall man ascend to heaven! Behold my deeds of blood! By myself I am sworn! I will feast on your rotten carcasses, and banish Jehovih from the earth!
37/7.5. He raised himself upward, unwashed, and his head smoked with the fumes of mortal blood; he shook the mighty cloud of the beast far and near.
37/7.6. But now, horror arose afresh, for the head of the beast that lies to the west (Christ), stretched up his horns, and silently at first, always the most to fear, he felt around for his sword, and contemplated on the other heads of the beast, like one who knows his own power. Then toward great Jehovih he looked approvingly, but full of well-planned deceit.
37/7.7. Without more ado, he spoke to the other three heads of the beast, saying: Do not think I have come to send peace, but a sword. I come to set man at variance against his brother, and a daughter against her mother. Behold the millions I have slain! Behold how my mortals build torpedoes and ships of war! Behold the long trail of human gore where my banner goes forth! Know this also: I am the Savior of men! Even great Jehovih shall bow the knee when I command! I will send my legions forth to rap on tables, and show the faces of the dead, and then proclaim through mortal tongues it (the veil of heaven) is bolted loose, and build my kingdom upon these revelations forever.
37/7.8. And then the head of the beast stood triumphantly in the west, stripped of his bloody sleeves, and with one hand held high a banner upon which was written: I AM THE LAMB OF PEACE! And with the other swung his mighty sword high; like a whirlwind, it swung abroad over all the black clouds, – – –1553
[1553 Gap in the copy. Apparently considerable is missing here. To this point in the battle summary the heads of the beast have only threatened each other; presumably the missing page(s) supplied a description of the battle and their final outcome, as well as a description of Jehovih’s victory. In any event, we pick up with the Father’s light manifesting among mortals sometime after the victory.]
37/7.9. Women of wealth and fashion cast aside their earthly goods and went and labored with the poor, teaching cleanliness, wisdom and uprightness of heart. And those who preached were the spirits of the dead, who were ripe in experience in Jehovih’s unseen worlds.
37/7.10. But the beast with his countless millions, was cast out from the earth. Like a long black cloud, split and broken, floating, floating, floating, it passed away, and was seen no more! Nor was there any longer a God known upon the earth. But Jehovih rose supreme in every land; and all people under the sun sang anthems of glory to His name!
— END OF BATTLE OF THE BEAST —
37/7.11. The voice of Jehovih came upon Es, saying (to Tae):
37/7.12. You shall comprehend, O Tae, these things of the past. The beast walked forth on the earth in every guise, and in the second sphere of atmospherea (second es grade) he became a living person, born out of the sins of men.
37/7.13. For one man worshipped science, and it was his beast; another worshipped riches, and it was his beast; another fashion, another lust, and another worshipped nothing; and each of these things that was worshipped, became that person’s beast. Now all these and others like them, continued to do the same things after death; for that which they had built up on earth became as a living entity within them, and they could not put it away. This was the first resurrection, being the birth of unclean man into the spirit world.
37/7.14. In the second sphere of atmospherea, which is the second resurrection (second es grade), the condition was like the first sphere (being of a beastly nature) but organic (organized).
37/7.15. For one people worshipped Brahma, making a beast of him; another worshipped Buddha, another Christ, and another Jesus, forever parading his crucifixion; and they all made a beast of their idols. And the beast that each one built up within his soul became an entity to him on his entrance into spirit life, and he became bound to the machinations of evil spirits professing to be that beast. And these evil spirits became like Gods, in fact, building kingdoms in the lower heavens, and making subjects and slaves of their worshippers, compelling them to contribute part of their earnings and labor in spirit, even as mortal kings exact tribute (taxes, labor, military service, etc.) on earth. And these rulers had thousands and millions, and tens of millions of subjects and slaves, and their cities were as represented to mortals, paved with comparative pearls and diamonds. And so, before kosmon, the organic heavens situated close to the earth were divided up among the four heads of the beast; and yet, besides these, mostly on or near the earth, were many lesser kingdoms of various other false Gods and false Lords, mostly professing to be the true Christ, Jesus, Buddha, Brahma, or Allah.
37/7.16. These things you have witnessed: That the spirits of the first birth (first es grade), discourse on the things of the earth, and of marriage and begetting; not having risen even to the second resurrection (second es grade). Their hope and belief in heaven is to re-enter wombs and be born again, teaching reincarnation, and ministering to the proclivities of lust in mortals; inspiring visions of sexual desires and practices in heaven. For all such spirits have not risen up from the earth, and know no other abode, but to revel and glut themselves in corporeal debauchery. And many of them boastingly, and in darkness, teach falsely that spirits in heaven give birth to sons and daughters, and even that these latter reincarnate themselves in mortal flesh, becoming children of the earth.
37/7.17. All such spirits you shall know by their teachings; for whatever seems the highest delight of a man on earth or a spirit in es, even that he will exult in and proclaim.
37/7.18. And of those who have bound themselves to the beast of the second resurrection of old, you have witnessed this sign: They proclaim the beast they have made, whether it is an idol of Jesus, Christ, Buddha, Mohammed, or Brahma, and continually harp on him, knowing no higher; and he stands as a figure of the beast, upon which they hang their hopes of endless bliss.
37/7.19. By their preaching, you have evidence of their place in heaven; whoever practices in them, receives his inspiration from the slaves of the beast he proclaims.
37/7.20. Yet the second es grade (association) is higher than the first, for the first es grade is isolated, and the spirit or mortal belonging to it, preaches and practices on his own account, being wholly for self.
37/7.21. The Father has given this sign: That in marriage, man and woman become the first testimony before mortals, that self can be abnegated without ‘the loss of self’ experiencing a loss in fact. And this is the smallest possible number that can unite on earth or in heaven. Let the single man or the single woman stand, therefore, as a type of the lowest of the heavens (first es grade); and let marriage stand as an type of the second resurrection (second es grade); for those of the first es grade are as individuals, but those of the second es grade are as the beginning of association, and the committing of one’s self to the combination of many.
37/7.22. Es said: Jehovih has given to men a sign of the third resurrection (third es grade) by which they shall be known, which is: that self shall not be manifest except in the union of many. For, as the first resurrection may have marriage between two persons who in time become as one (second resurrection), so too, families of the second resurrection who unite themselves together as community (third es grade), become in time as one (third resurrection), and so, similarly, those of the third resurrection become Brides and Bridegrooms of Jehovih, being fitted for ascension into etherea at the dan harvest (after having redeemed their heirs, if any, to the sixth generation). So that those practicing the third es grade manifest in families of tens, or twenties, or hundreds, or thousands, who, in time, are also as one. Nor do they have any other king, chief ruler, God, Lord, or Christ (that is, they have grown beyond any bondage to the beast in the first or second es grade).
37/7.23. For these reasons then, if a man says: I have no faith in these things, because they are impractical, you may know he belongs to (has bound himself to) the beast in one of the first two es grades (first resurrection beast, or second resurrection beast as spawned in Bon), and so does not belong to the third.
37/7.24. Es said: Nevertheless, it has been proved in Israel that these things were for four hundred years (i.e., the third es grade was sustained on earth through the beginning of the Bon cycle), and these people attained to six million souls. Whoever then says it cannot happen in this day is void of righteousness, and like the ancients, speaking from the bondage of the first or the second resurrection beast, denying the progress of man, and accusing Jehovih.
37/7.25. Do not judge Jehovih’s chosen by the standard of the worshippers of the beast, neither should any man accuse Jehovih because man has set up natural law, putting Jehovih at a distance; or because he has set up Brahma, Buddha, Mohammed or Christ, putting Jehovih at a distance, for all these idols were necessary to those who love the figure of a beast.
37/7.26. Those who have not attained to the third resurrection, that is, Jehovih’s presence, must have, first, a mortal king or ruler; second, laws; and third, (enforcement:) the sword and the prison; for all these were given to those who are begotten in sin and dwell in the beast.
37/7.27. Neither can he who preaches any of the idols practice that which he preaches. They are no more than news vendors, proclaiming what Buddha, Christ, Mohammed, or Brahma did or said, or what is done by natural law or divine law. Their mission is to preach and not to practice, for the practice of righteousness is not possible for them.
37/7.28. If a man comes to you and says: Behold I am inspired by the angels of the third resurrection, see to it, and prove him (or her), for if he is genuine, he is a practicer of Jehovih’s kingdom, not in preaching, but in works.
37/7.29. But if he strives for himself in all things, then he is inspired by the first resurrection.
37/7.30. And yet if he is a proclaimer for one of the idols, then he is bound to the beast of the second resurrection of old, asserting law and even violence.
37/7.31. As one man alone cannot practice war, neither can one man alone practice the third resurrection. One man alone may give away all he has, laboring for others all his days, abjuring self before the world; yet by this alone he cannot be in the third resurrection, because he has not attained to the Father’s kingdom, which is organic, and composed of a number.
37/7.32. Try them, therefore, before Jehovih as to whether for His sake, they will become one with an army of brethren for righteousness. For such is a kingdom, and of it, Jehovih is king. All such will abjure war and violence, and contribute all they produce to the Father’s kingdom, reserving nothing. This becomes power by virtue of righteousness and peace. These are ministered to by the spirits of the third resurrection, who have no Buddha nor Christ, but Jehovih only.
37/7.33. The proof of these things shall be manifest before all peoples. The Buddhist, the Brahmin, the Mohammedan and the Christian will not accept a brotherhood [a true fraternity –ed.], either on earth or heaven, because in truth, he has his own idol. Nor will he abjure war, but declare it a necessary evil, even in the same breath that he professes peace. The charity he does is, likewise, vain and of little effect. It is like lifting water with a sieve. He builds asylums and houses for the poor, and places to feed the hungry, and in his places of worship raises money, provisions and raiment. But, lo and behold, the numbers who come to want, increase on his hands.
37/7.34. And yet worse than these are those who are bound to the inorganic first resurrection; they worship nothing (but nurture their beast), and are without moral power before the world. Their charities are nothing, education nothing, and as for ideas of virtue, it is every one for himself.
Tablet of Grade and Ingrade (Spirit-births, a table of prophecy)
That which is now for mortals
37/5.20. Abortions and premature births are included in rate 21, as are infants.
37/5.21. All below 50 years of age are considered minors (as to spirit).
37/5.22. Familiar spirits mostly come from rate 21; and from rate 7 who were slain in war and thrown into chaos, that is, spirits who do not know who they are, nor where they are, and, being in darkness (ignorance), they anchor themselves on mortals (spirit obsession).
37/5.23. At 70 years of age some have outgrown all earthly desires, passions, and abnegate self. Such a person stands in the proportion of 1 to 44 in the average spirit births in this period of the world (beginning of kosmon). In the arc of Bon the proportion was 1 to 58, and in the ages long past it was 1 to 1,000. And yet, O Jehovih, how many of Your sons and daughters attain the full age of 70 years, but in spirit have not risen above a newborn child!
Being the rate (numbers) in each Es Grade (Inner Grade or Interior Grade).
That which is coming after death
37/5.24. || 1 = Isolation. Sphere of the first resurrection. These are the es’yan order of spirits in heaven. This sphere includes those of the inorganic heavens belonging to no society or organization, being strolling players, wandering about, doing mainly for self; and as individual spirits, manifesting to mortals.
37/5.25. || 2 = Fraternity; Churches. The second sphere is the beginning of the second resurrection. Spirits of this order (second es grade) begin to have association in heaven, but limited. Christian, Buddhist, Mohammedan and Brahmin spirits belong to this grade. Mortals under the ban of the second grade of bondage usually accept and announce themselves as followers of some Savior or person. Faithist fraternities can also be in this sphere. The rate of power of such spirits over the first resurrection is as three to one.
37/5.26. || 3 = Communities. The third sphere is the beginning of the third resurrection in heaven. Spirits of this rate have risen above being followers. In fact, this is the beginning of the emancipation of the human soul. Spirits of this sphere only come to organic associations of mortals, who practice doing good to one another with all their wisdom and strength. They cast aside all Gods and Saviors, bowing to no one but the Creator, Jehovih (they are Faithists in heaven). Their power is seven to one.
37/5.27. || 4 = Nations. This es grade deals with nations, operating through the grades below them. Their power is thirteen to one.
37/5.28. || 5 = All Mortals. The fifth are the combined powers in heaven who control the inhabitants of the whole earth, through the rates below them (atmospherean rule). Their power is twenty-one to one over mortals, and also over spirits of the first resurrection.
37/5.29. || 6 = Ethereans. Spirits who have passed beyond all earthly attractions, powers and conditions.
37/5.30. In olden times this Tablet (Grades and Ingrades) was called AB, RA, CA, DAB, RA, and it was written in a triangular form, thus:
_ A B R A C A D A B R A
__ A B R A C A D A B R
___ A B R A C A D A B
____ A B R A C A D A
_____ A B R A C A D
______ A B R A C A
_______ A B R A C
________ A B R A
_________ A B R
__________ A B
37/5.31. But it was not correct, as it omitted infants.
EXAMPLE OF USING KOSMON’S TABLET OF GRADE AND INGRADE
37/5.32. To calculate the bondage in heaven of any organization: grade equals rate equals descent plus 3.
37/5.33. For example, to calculate Christ’s dominion: 3 [descending rows –ed.] equals 7 + 13 + 21 = 41, times the number of mortals professing him, say 200,000,000, equals 8,200,000,000 souls in Christ’s kingdom in heaven in the beginning of kosmon, which was the time his followers began to cast him out.
37/5.34. The same rule holds for all religions. Accordingly, the bondage signifies that this number shall rise in one resurrection, which cannot occur in less than two hundred years; but the full term is six hundred years, which would be the longest limit of religious bondage.
37/5.35. The period of revolutions among mortals always corresponds to the resurrections in heaven of the order that has reference to the subject matter of the revolution. Therefore, it will be observed that even the first grade (first es grade) is less bound in heaven than is the second.
— END TABLET OF GRADE AND INGRADE —
37/5.36. Jehovih called His sons and daughters, and Tae stood upright before Him.
37/5.37. Jehovih said: What is your wisdom, O man!
37/5.38. Tae then answered: I have learned by corporeal things, which are seen and heard. I have learned also of spiritual things, which are unseen and unheard.
37/5.39. Jehovih said: What your eyes see or what your ears hear, is My Person; the others are of My spirit. When was the birth of this, your Kosmon knowledge?
37/5.40. Tae said: When the inhabitants, who were descendants of Your people had circumscribed the earth, and settled it around, then Your holy angels came and knocked on the walls of Rochester! They proclaimed You, and no other God or Lord.
37/5.41. Jehovih said: Before this (the beginning of kosmon), I had searched over all the earth, and selected and provided a place for My kingdom. By My angels I inspired the founders of this new country (United States of America) to banish the dominion of Church with State, and to provide for the spirit of man to proclaim Me and My Person. They became a mighty nation, and the spirit of manhood was in them, for as I taught them to deny the divine right of kings, I foresaw they would also deny the same thing of Christ, and cast him out.
37/5.42. Tae perceived that these things were so, and that the time had come when all the people will bow to none except Jehovih, the Great Spirit.
37/5.43. Jehovih said: Hear Me, O Tae, for I speak through all the members of My family (Es, Kosmon, Corpor, etc.), and I will declare Myself to all My nations and peoples under the sun. Nor shall there be any more Gods, Lords or Saviors on My footstool.i082
[i082 Arc of Kosmon. Showing the earth in the thirty-second year of the Kosmon era. Jehovih said: When the world approaches dan’ha in Sabea, the nations shall be quickened with new light, for Kosmon comes out of the midst. And My etherean hosts shall press upon the understanding of men (male and female), and they shall fill all the nations and kingdoms with new discoveries, inventions and books of learning. And men shall be conceited concerning themselves, above all the ages past, and they shall deny Me and quarrel with My name, and cast Me out. But I will come upon them as a Father, in love and mercy; and My hosts of heaven shall cause babes and fools to confound the wise, by signs and miracles. My hosts from heaven shall cause chairs to speak; and inanimate things to walk, and dance. The dead shall reappear to the living, talking with them face to face, eating and drinking, and proving themselves to the children of earth, and so, make My kingdoms known. Yes, they shall encompass the whole earth with signs and wonders, and reduce to nothing the philosophy of men and the idolatries of the ancients. For both the living and dead shall know that I, Jehovih, live and reign over heaven and earth. This shall be a new era, and it shall be called, Kosmon, because it embraces the present and all the past. Then I will reveal Myself; and those who deny me shall accept Me; of their own accord they will put away their Lords, Gods and Saviors; nor shall they have idols of Me anymore, either on earth or in heaven, for I am sufficient for all.]
37/5.44. In the time of Kosmon, up to the thirty-third year of it, these things have come to pass:
37/5.45. Thousands and thousands of men, women and children have been quickened by Jehovih to signs and miracles, even as in the time of the ancients, and many of them have attained to su’is, seeing without corporeal eyes and hearing without corporeal hearing, knowing things far and near, by a sense not belonging to the corporeal organs.
37/5.46. And these people, being distinguished from others, are comprehended under the name Tae, being the first fruits of heaven on earth in this day. And many of them have a fore-sense about them, of such kind that the spirits of the dead can come to them and openly commune, proving themselves, to all who are willing to receive truth, to be the spirits of friends and relatives deceased on the earth.
37/5.47. And the knowledge that comes from the spirits of the dead proves itself in many ways to transcend the knowledge of mortals, because it comes from the unseen, which is one of the kingdoms of Jehovih. It is classed and distinguished from mortal knowledge by the word es.
37/5.48. So that, therefore, when Es speaks, it signifies the highest and the combined knowledge that has come to mortals in the time of Kosmon, from the wisest of the spirits, who have communicated as previously said. And since all wisdom comes from Jehovih, whether uttered by a mortal or a spirit, so it is said He speaks through them.
37/5.49. Now when Tae had put away self, striving to come, by his behavior, to Jehovih, a new light dawned upon him, for as it was given him to see the spirits of the recently dead, so by purification, he attained to intercourse with associative bodies in the unseen worlds.
37/5.50. And these associative bodies being exalted angels in wisdom and purity, speak of the first elements and not of the instruments used, because it is their mode of language; that is to say, for example, ‘Jehovih spoke through Es, saying:’ But mortals and spirits of the first heaven would say the same thing thus: ‘According to the accumulated testimony from the most advanced spirits of the spirit world.’
37/5.51. Let man be wise and perceive that the Father stands behind all and within all; for as he [humanity –ed.] rises out of individualities, becoming comprehensive in expression, so does his spirit rise also.
37/5.52. Tae perceived these things. And the Father came to him through Es and unfolded the scroll of heaven.
37/5.53. Es said: Transversely, as seen by man, the worlds are: First the earth, then atmospherea, and then to the ether (etherea) beyond.
37/5.54. Jehovih commanded man to be brought forth on the earth, and dwell on it for a season; then to die and rise in spirit and dwell for a season in atmospherea, traveling with the earth, daily and yearly, even in its journey [with the sun. –ed.].
37/5.55. He who would know, therefore, the rank a man will inherit in heaven shall estimate the comparative strength of spirit and the purity of behavior. If a man lives isolated on earth, laboring for self, he will be isolated in heaven and companionless.
37/5.56. It was said in the past: Judge not, lest you be judged; but I say to you, judge all men spiritually and corporeally but hold your tongue (keep silent), looking to yourself to know how the Father judges you by talents and works. But above all things observe the unseen causes that play upon you, quickening your memory and your perception, for in this lies a great secret of acquiring spiritual knowledge.
37/5.57. You are a type of the world (a corporean); you have a daily life, a yearly life, and a cyclic life; the latter of which, is first, infancy; second puberty (adolescence); third, maximus (maturity); fourth, old age; fifth, death. A corporeal world has these, and she imparts her periods to her people.
37/5.58. Perceive, then, O man, to attune yourself to Jehovih is to become a prophet. To understand the kingdoms of the lower heaven is to know the appointments of familiar spirits and guardian spirits over mortals. And knowing these things, you shall perceive the first place allotted to them at the time of their death. But to understand the realms in etherea, you shall discern the times of associative redemption of atmosphereans.
37/5.59. For as there are spirits who are captains over a star, or the earth, or sun, so are there generals over the etherean worlds; and yet beyond them, great commanders over the vortices in the wide universe. As you have felt the cold breeze of the spirit circle, made by the spirits in attendance, know that there are those high raised in heaven in power and wisdom whose presence fashion the currents of the embryonic worlds, and propel them forth by a breath! They have others beneath them who are themselves Gods and Goddesses.
37/5.60. But remember, O man, that in all the glories there is still One Who is higher than all, even the Person of All, Who is Jehovih.
CHAPTER 4 Knowledge
37/4.1. God said: To all peoples on earth, and to the spirits of the lower heaven, I declare in the name of Jehovih! Through Him and by His hand I have been lifted up. Hear me, O mortals! Give ear, O you spirits of the dead! The Father has spoken. The secrets of His glory are in my keeping. By Him I reveal; in Him I am mighty!
37/4.2. I was in darkness, but am now in light. His presence is upon me. Understand my words, and be wise in your lives.
37/4.3. Do not seek to disprove Him; do not seek to prove that these things cannot be; do not seek to deny His Person or Spirit. That was my bondage. In bitterness of heart I was bound in darkness. For those who deny, those who try to disprove His voice, are in darkness.
37/4.4. He is the same today and forever. The prophets of old found Him; so also can you. But He does not come to the denier or the disprover.
37/4.5. He who will find His Person must look for Him. He who will hear His voice must listen for it.
37/4.6. Are there not those who hear and see the spirits of the dead? This is su’is. But ethe lies higher. This is hearing Jehovih, seeing His hand.
37/4.7. Who can believe, not knowing this? Who but His prophets have the just compounding of words? They do not utter and quibble as men, but give forth as Gods. Consider this: Seek to become one with Him, by proclaiming and practicing Him.
37/4.8. Go forth, saying: Now I will find You; now I will hear You, O Jehovih! Your voice shall become my words.
37/4.9. This is the secret, O man. This is the attuning of yourself with Him. Seek, then, to make Him your own holy book. Are you like a servant coming to a master, wanting him to read and write letters for you? Such is not Kosmon.
37/4.10. Be a man in the presence of Jehovih! Be a woman in the presence of Jehovih! Build up your kingdom at once. It shall be yours in heaven. Do not think that you can sin by coming to Him. Sin lies the other way.
37/4.11. Tae said: Now I will apply myself to Your works, O Jehovih. Yours is a book that never errs. The times You bestow shall be my signposts. Is this not the most exalted science under the sun?
37/4.12. So Tae collected histories from the arc of Bon to the coming of kosmon; and the sons and daughters of Jehovih quickened him to remember all the knowledge that had come into the world from the revelations of that day. When Tae had completed his labors he made a tablet of events, and classified them, and he called the tablet Orachnebuahgalah, because it was of the line of the tree of Jehovih, being the last of the fruits of the Hebrew language. But the people called it the tablet of prophecy, signifying, the mathematics of both evil and good.
37/4.13. And Tae divided the time of the tablet according to the darkness and light of the period, and for four hundred years prior, and in all, it spanned three thousand four hundred years.
37/4.14. Tae said: According to the light of my Father in heaven I will call the ends of the tablet dan’ha, for these are the quickened times mentioned by the prophets of old. Not only will I prove whether they are true or not; but I will find the motion of the Great Serpent (solar system) and this will determine its orbit.
37/4.15. For since Jehovih has made years, has He not also made cycles, and will the cycles not comport with the rules of its members?
37/4.16. Accordingly, Tae determined that an arc was three thousand years, but that the dans varied from fifty to six hundred years.
37/4.17. Tae said: Though You, O Jehovih, have made Your arcs three thousand years, You have wisely varied the heights of them. I will now compute the events within the cycle of Bon and find the members born into atmospherea, and the times of their abiding lights.
37/4.18. And Tae perceived that he could determine the dominions of the lower heaven, and from this revert to the earth and discover what had been in ages past. Then Tae classified cycles at three thousand years, and the wave [time –ed.] of the Great Serpent at two hundred years and four hundred years. He subdivided these again, and found that every thirty-third year was alike on the earth as to heat and cold, and from these he discovered the nebulous regions within the vortex of the earth, and the cause of the variations in the times of falling meteors.
37/4.19. Next Tae subdivided the thirty-third year into eleven, and he found the variation to be one in ninety-nine years. Then sorrow came upon his soul, and he cried out to the Father.
37/4.20. Tae said: O Jehovih, where have I gone wrong? In all my calculations I was puffed up with promised surety, but in my furthest research I am tripped up. The power between the sun and the earth could not make this defect. Jehovih heard the voice of Tae, and answered him through His son Corpor.
37/4.21. Corpor said: Why do you repine, O Tae. You have taken for granted that a power exists between the sun and earth, because, unwittingly, philosophers have taught it. Did the philosophers of old not say the sun was the Creator?
37/4.22. Tae then cast aside the philosophy of this day, and proved that the attraction of any corporeal world does not exceed seven of its own diameters, and many of them less than two diameters. He also measured the satellites and their distances from their central corpor, and he perceived that the diameters of the vortices could be determined by the loss or gain in the velocity of the satellites.
37/4.23. Where vortices had matured in form, he called them wark, as they had been called among the ancients, and the wark of the earth was one million five hundred and four thousand miles in circumference, but the vortex of the sun in the places where the earth rides, is three thousand years [in circumference –ed.], which is to say, one year of the earth’s wark is equal to one year of the sun’s vortex, which is as one year to three thousand years in the trail of the serpent (sun), and this again gives the orbit of the Great Serpent (solar system) four million seven hundred thousand years.
37/4.24. Tae said: All things in proximity impress each other and to find the roadway in the earth’s travel is to find what has been and what will be. If, therefore, the past history of the earth’s people for three thousand years were written truthfully it would disclose the roadways of one cycle of time, and this must be repeated with each thirty-third cycle with one deviation in ninety-nine cycles, and half a deviation in eight cycles (a gadol), which is equivalent to twenty-four thousand years.
37/4.25. And Tae measured the past cycles for twenty-four thousand years, and the sons and daughters of Jehovih were with him, every one contributing a part.
37/4.26. This, then, is the genesis of the cycles, i.e., FIRST JEHOVIH AND HIS TIMES, and all the created things from without a beginning. And Jehovih was the Unseen, which is spirit, and the Seen, which is His Person and body.
37/4.27. By being in mastery over His Person, Jehovih created countless worlds of which the corporeal earth is one, and He created the living on the earth, and the time was one gadol, i.e., twenty-four thousand years.
37/4.28. Thus HA’K WAS SECOND BORN. In Ha’k came se’mu, and this was the first time of the earth. And they (Ha’k and se’mu) covered the earth abroad with Asu (first race of man), till ho’tu came, and Jehovih ceased creating new living things; and the second time of the earth was ho’tu.
37/4.29. With ho’tu Jehovih sent SEFFAS, THE THIRD BORN, word-maker, with a sword; and in the seventh cycle of Seffas the continent of Pan was peopled over with men raised up to words and deeds of blood.
37/4.30. And yet in other prior cycles the earth had prospered only on one continent (being Pan), and even in the beginning none could be inspired to go abroad and live with Asu. So Jehovih saw wisdom in the arc of Suth, who held dominion for three thousand years; and he begot Iz, who was in dominion three thousand one hundred years; and he begot Aph, who reigned three thousand six hundred years; who begot Apollo, who reigned two thousand eight hundred years; who begot Osiris, the first, who reigned three thousand three hundred years; who begot Abraham and Brahma, who reigned two thousand four hundred years; who begot Moses and Capilya, who reigned three thousand four hundred years; who begot KOSMON, THE FOURTH BORN, of which this is the thirty-third year; and the Great Serpent is in the sixty-fourth Huy of the orbit of c’vork’um.
37/4.31. It came to pass, that when the earth had entered into the thirty-third year of the arc of Kosmon in the etherean firmament, Jehovih spoke out of the midst of heaven, and there were quickened up those whom His holy angels had prepared to hear the Father’s voice.
37/4.32. Jehovih said: All who hear My voice shall know Me, and comprehend My Person. And all those who hear Me and behold My presence shall be called Tae, for they are the first fruit of the resurrection in Kosmon. Of such were the Faithists in the arc of Bon and in the cycles prior to that period.
37/4.33. And Tae shall come forth in Me, for he is My word, speaking in his labor to that end, and not by books nor by the words of the mouth.
37/4.34. And I will quicken Tae and he shall be as a new race on the earth, practicing holiness by good works, and by associative labor, dwelling in peace and love with one another, abnegating self in all things; for My kingdoms are of such people; and Tae shall lay the foundation of My kingdom upon the earth.
37/4.35. To the organic associations who labor in Me, I send representative angels from My etherean worlds; but to him who lives for self, and by isolation and inorganically with neighbors, I permit the angels of atmospherea to minister. Nor shall My hosts of the second heaven (etherea) come to those who are wrapped up in the earth, for they are like a reservoir for the spirits of darkness.
37/4.36. And it came to pass that Tae was like one man, being attuned with the Father, and the light of the past and present came upon him. And the second heaven was let down to the earth, and the hosts of etherea ministered to Tae, and quickened him, so that he could understand what it was to hear the voice of Jehovih, neither depending on the sacred books of the ancients, nor on the angels of heaven.
37/4.37. For Jehovih had said: In that day each and every one shall be as a covenant with Me, speaking and conversing with Me. They shall be as seers and prophets themselves, making their own sacred books, rites and ceremonies; and these shall stand above all else that have ever been.
37/4.38. When Tae pursued su’is, which is the reading of unseen impressions, he was also developed in ethe, which is the overtaking of the vibrations of things long past. For as one may cast a stone in a lake, and it waves the water, and the air above it, so also do all things vibrate to the uttermost places. He who has developed in ethe, becomes like an unraveler of tangled threads; and things that are past are like an open book. And the books of the libraries of heaven are open to him, for he not only sees and hears the spirits of the dead, but he goes forth out of the corporeal body (for such no longer have sin and self in them) and he sees and experiences the glories of heaven, and returns again to his corporeal body unharmed.
37/4.39. Tae took the histories of men from the time of Moses to Kosmon, and for the periods of war and destruction he made spans of darkness, and for the periods of peace and goodwill among men, he made spans of light, for he saw that the actions and behaviors of nations were governed largely by the unseen worlds around them. And these spans formed a map of light and darkness, as it had been for three thousand four hundred years. And this became like a key to unlock the past, and a base to foretell the future.
37/4.40. So he made plates (drawings) and tables of the firmament above, for even as they reveal the past, so do they also become like an index to what will happen on the earth for the next three thousand years, and they unfold the conditions of nations now on the earth and show what their places in heaven will be.
CHAPTER 5 Knowledge
37/5.1. Tae then made a tablet of the nations of the earth, and of its people, in rank and caste. And when it was completed, Jehovih spoke to him through His sons and daughters.
37/5.2. Jehovih said. Separate all the people into four groups, and you shall determine the kingdoms of atmospherea. And you shall divide them according to My judgment upon them. Remember, O man, that in all My kingdoms like attracts like. According to their talents so do I prosper them.
37/5.3. To him who desires of the earth, I give of the earth. To him who desires of heaven, I give heavenly treasures.
37/5.4. Tae said: I perceive why the king desires to be king, why the idler desires to be idle, why the general desires to rule, the captain and leader of men to lead, and why the rich man glories in riches. If they prosper in these things is it not because the corporeal transcended the spirit?
37/5.5. And Tae brought all these together [i.e., summed them up into one category –ed.], and he called this the first division, saying: He who is furthest from Jehovih prospers best (in his talent) in the corporeal world, for his desires show the direction of his soul (which is toward things of the earth).
37/5.6. Tae then called together [summed up –ed.] all the laborers of the earth who were diligent but did not prosper, and he found their spiritual judgment transcended their corporeal judgment. He called these the second division.
37/5.7. Tae then collected together all the infants in the world, and they were without judgment, and this he called the third division.
37/5.8. Tae then called together all the people who lived off the earnings and industry of others, and these were thieves, robbers, politicians, lawyers, judges, and preachers who live in fine houses. This he called the fourth division.
37/5.9. And when Tae looked abroad over the earth, lo and behold there was one man left, and he was the only one of his kind on the earth.
37/5.10. Tae said: Who are you? And the man answered, I do not know, neither do I know where I came from, nor where I shall go.
37/5.11. Tae said: What is your labor? The man answered: I do whatever I can turn my hand to; and I give all I have, and my time to whoever needs me. Tae said: Shall I give you gold? The man said: No, I need nothing. Tae said: Shall I make you a leader of men? The man answered: No, to be a leader on earth is to be bound in heaven. Tae said: Then you shall have renown (fame), for you are the highest of men. But the man answered: No, I will not have renown, for when I am dead and gone to heaven I would be called back continually by the prayers of men. Naked I came into the world; permit me to depart when my time comes as Jehovih directs. Now when Tae found the man desired nothing of the earth for earth’s sake, he cried out to the Father, saying:
37/5.12. I have made four divisions of the people of the earth, but there is one man who fits none of the divisions. Where, then, shall I place him?
37/5.13. Jehovih said: Leave him alone, and when his death is at hand (happening), My etherean angels shall carry his soul to the second heaven, for he is My son.
37/5.14. Then Jehovih questioned Tae, saying: How do you judge the children of men?
37/5.15. Tae said: The leaders, that is kings, queens, emperors, popes, and rich men, I have made into one division; producers into another division; idlers and babes another; and thieves, liars, robbers, politicians, judges, lawyers, and priests who live in fine houses, another division.
37/5.16. Then Jehovih spoke through His sons and daughters, saying: You have done well, for what is one man more than another when stripped of his flesh body, except in the righteousness of his soul? And is the labor of man not the true basis to weigh the worth of his spirit? What more is the king or the rich man, in My sight, than the most menial servant?
37/5.17. Then Tae counted the numbers of people whom he had collected in the four divisions, and they corresponded to the statistics of mortals.
37/5.18. Jehovih said: My kingdoms of atmospherea are in these divisions, in rank and caste.
According to that which they have developed on the earth, so I assign them in heaven. Let every man judge for himself and assign himself wherever he will. My kingdoms are open to all.
37/5.19. And in that way, Tae discovered the rank and grade of the lower heaven; and the numbers of people dwelling in each and every division.
CHAPTER 3 Knowledge
37/3.1. Tae said: How shall I come to You, O Jehovih? I have nothing more to stand upon.
37/3.2. My self-conceit has been like a mountain before my vision. I have nothing to boast over the ancients; the things I gloried in, the inventions, sciences and discoveries of my time, I did not view from Your standpoint. I exulted in myself, saying, have I not done great things?
37/3.3. But with all my inventions and discoveries, I had not done a hand’s turn to better the poor and unlearned. What, then, is the measure of the good I have done compared to what the ancients did?
37/3.4. Truly You have turned my eyes inward and made me ashamed. The sciences I boasted of, You have nailed down to the earth, and I perceive my spirit was burrowing into corporeal things only. And as to Your Gods, Saviors and idols of all kinds, in cursing them I was cursing You. In my conceit I was demanding light from You, and at the same time plunging my head into darkness.
37/3.5. Yet I come to You, O Jehovih! You alone are my theme. You are my Love and my Glory. But I will not say: Give me light! || Yours is the wisdom and the power to bestow whatever is for my own good.
37/3.6. 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 Your presence. What more, then, is any man, but a living prayer? One desires riches, another power, yet another wisdom, or love, food, or rest. So, from this time forward, I will pray for nothing, but accept whatever You bestow. Yet how can I restrain myself? Do I not desire to know Your heavens in the firmament? And to find a way by which I can come to the spirits of the wise ones of the past?
37/3.7. Can I restrain my desire to know all that has 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?
37/3.8. Then Jehovih answered through His daughter Es, saying:
37/3.9. Es said: Hear me O Tae, and gain from my accumulated wisdom. Has the purpose of prayer through the ages not been to mold man’s thoughts and spirit upward—to inspire his soul to all good things?
37/3.10. Because you yearn for the wise of ancient times, is this not your soul recognizing my labor? Have the wise and good of all ages not learned the lessons of my testimony?
37/3.11. As living examples of quickened prayer, do the angels of Jehovih not induce man to aspire upward? I tell you, O Tae, it is through model and emulation that any man is raised up; and man finds the way to the living ancients through them (model and emulation), by his desire quickened into prayer.
37/3.12. Tae said: Then I will pray to find the way to the ancients. Is this not well?
37/3.13. Es said: Why seek that which is limited? Is it not wiser to go directly to the Fountain and Source of all? Jehovih, being everpresent in all place and time, can surely provide you matchless wisdom?
37/3.14. And Tae cried out: O Jehovih, how long before I grow beyond my short-sightedness! I sought wisdom in corpor and You sent Your sons and daughters, admonishing me that everlasting truth could not be found there. Then I turned to Es to find everlasting truth; for had I not looked up to Your high-raised angels, thinking, from them I shall learn wisdom? And yet again I am humbled and made to comprehend the error of my way.
37/3.15. Now I have searched out Corpor and Es, and did not find, but all point to You, Jehovih! Almighty! Matchless! From now on, I shall not seek everlasting truth in Corpor nor in Es, but in You only, my eternal Father!
37/3.16. Have You not given me a mind as good as any man or angel? Why, then, shall I listen anymore to angels or men?
37/3.17. God said: Before man was mature, he was commanded thus and so, but now, O man, you are cast upon your own judgment. I shall no longer restrain you from your freedom.
37/3.18. Man said: What is my lot O Father, that I look out to You but do not see You; I turn within but do not hear You? Is this my fate then, to cast about forever in the dark, not knowing a matter?
37/3.19. Then Jehovih answered through His daughter Ha’k:
37/3.20. Ha’k said: Hear me, O man, and draw comfort from my words. You said you would pray for nothing, and yet before your breath was out, your soul yearned for the wise of old. And they, in turn, pointed you to the All Light. And so you search for His Light—but you see only dimly; and in this you may perceive that prayer is key.
37/3.21. Consider, O Tae, what more is prayer than desire expressed? And has Jehovih not said, he who desires of corpor shall receive from corpor and he who desires of es shall receive from es?
37/3.22. For which reason, then, unless you set your soul upon something, you shall not soon attain it. And unless you express the desires of your soul through prayer, they remain elusive; for prayer sharpens the vague into crystallization.
37/3.23. Do the prayers of the expectant mother not mold the form of her unborn child? Witness also, the love and care of a mother for her children—would she not protect them from the harsh elements, praying that she does her part well? Does she not pray for their well-being?
37/3.24. Are not all men and women like children in the eyes of the Father? And when your children’s desires are for self, do you cut them short or do you give them the slack of the line? Consider then, O man, how few are constitutionally able to rise rapidly to the Godhead!
37/3.25. Shall man say: O, Jehovih, they are in darkness, unless they come into the light, I cannot help them. Or shall man pray: O Jehovih, give me wisdom to provide the way for their resurrection! Not for my comfort, but for theirs, so that their journey of light may be filled with joy and happiness. ||
37/3.26. And you compound words and commend yourself for the great good you have done, but how do you know your own words and actions are of light and not darkness? Move one fraction from Jehovih’s light and your words and actions create darkness.
37/3.27. Then Tae cried out in distress: O Jehovih, I have weighed the testimony of heaven, and I perceive its glories. But alas, my soul is stricken in sorrow and shame. In the same hour I boast of my greatness, lo, the earth overflows with suffering, poverty and all manner of wickedness.
37/3.28. Why, O Jehovih, if You created such a paradise for those high risen in heaven, have You allowed such darkness on this Your footstool, that man must grope about lost? Your heavens are bright, but the road of earth is dark? Alas, my words are of little effect to do good, even for those who would listen, and powerless to stem the tide. How then shall I find the way so that You, O Jehovih, may be glorified?
37/3.29. Ha’k said: Do not some rejoice at news while others grieve at the same report? Does a womb not require darkness? Therefore, O Tae, be circumspect in decrying darkness. Is it not good to judge by the light of your own experience and understanding? Who is there among men who can learn without experience? And unless you set a course and follow it, how else can you learn of your own conceit but through the errors stemming from your own darkness?
37/3.30. And as to speech, of which prayer is a part, is all utterance not a subtle form of movement? For which reason has it not been said of old: Actions speak louder than words! And yet, what more is action than unuttered speech? Are not both but the expression of that which lies within the soul? For which reason, the wise learn first to move in ways that sustain and nurture the light.
37/3.31. In order that you may find the light, and learn to rejoice in it, am I, Ha’k, Jehovih’s Daughter. For if you had no darkness you would not savor the light. Moreover, you shall not stop here, for you shall show others how to live in the light so that they too may rejoice in their lives; and you shall teach them that they, in turn, shall show others, and so on, forever. In your prayers to Jehovih you shall find the light and the way.
37/3.32. Then spoke Tae: O Jehovih, how I have looked upon prayer as the means to my own happiness and concerns! But now I perceive that prayer is given to man to uplift others and to perfect himself in the fabric of Your house; and yet this labor is not for himself, but for the resurrection and happiness of others. And in serving You, O Jehovih; by forgetting ourselves in You; You answer our prayers even before we know the way of our desires. You have given many examples of this: the child in the womb being nourished by Your hand; the nurse for the newborn; Your Asaphs for the newly dead; and Your great Goddesses at harvest time.
37/3.33. Wisely You have made darkness, O Jehovih, to protect and comfort man, and to give him the arena within which he may grow stronger in You. And are we not all in darkness compared to Your Sons and Daughters, angels high-raised? And they, compared to those who are older than the stars?
37/3.34. You have shown me, O Jehovih, how one person’s prayer may be conceit, while the same prayer said for the benefit of others may be light. But how shall I know, O Jehovih, whether any prayer is wise or unwise? For I perceive that the best course is to devote myself wholly to doing good.
37/3.35. Es said: What then is doing good?
37/3.36. Man said: To provide the best of everything for my wife, and for my sons and daughters, and contribute to the poor.
37/3.37. Es said: If you had created man, would you have given him hair or feathers, and a cushion for his head?
37/3.38. Consider, then. If you give one thing too much to your wife, sons and daughters, thus preventing the calling out of their own talents, then, alas, your works will be bad instead of good.
37/3.39. Contribute to the poor one fraction too much, and you injure instead of doing good.
37/3.40. Give him one fraction too little, and you shall rebuke yourself.
37/3.41. Man inquired: What, then, are good works? Shall I preach and pray for others? How will I know if my prayers and works are wise or foolish?
37/3.42. God said: Man, you shall judge yourself as to what you should do. Jehovih has provided a judge within every man’s soul that sooner or later will become triumphant in power. Find it, and you shall answer your own questions.
37/3.43. And so, in this way, Jehovih’s Sons and Daughters reasoned with Tae for a season. Then Tae spoke, saying:
37/3.44. Hear me: I am tired of reason and argument. In my youth I vainly sought out extremes, hoping in turn to find everlasting truth in each one. And Your sons and daughters O Jehovih, have counseled me to temperance.
37/3.45. Now, behold, I turn inward, and upward, forever! Now I will covenant with You, Jehovih. You only shall answer me; and give me light:
37/3.46. To You, O Jehovih, I commit myself, to be Yours forever.
37/3.47. To serve You by doing nothing for my own selfish ends; but by doing the best I can for others, all my days.
37/3.48. My flesh body I will baptize (bathe) every day in remembrance of You; for my body is Yours, and I will keep it clean and pure before You.
37/3.49. Neither will I suffer my spiritual body to be injured by wicked thoughts or passions of lust, nor shall I eat anything that comes from any creature, but only plants shall enter my body; for my spirit is Your gift to me also.
37/3.50. Twice every day my spirit body shall be covenanted to You, at which times all earthly thoughts shall depart away from me. And whatever light You bestow on me, shall be a guide and ruler over me for that day.
37/3.51. In the morning at sunrise I will turn to You, so that I can be spurred up to swiftness in doing good and in manifesting Your light in my behavior. And at night before I sleep I will recount my day’s labor, so that I can see where I was short in doing with all my wisdom and strength.
37/3.52. You, O Jehovih, shall be my Confessor and Adviser; to You I will give praise without ceasing; my prayers and anthems to You shall be without number.
37/3.53. This, I perceive, is the highest of all aspiration. For what better is it for God or the spirits of the dead to tell me a thing than for mortals to tell me? Must not all wisdom that comes to a man, necessarily be proved within that man? Is it not better that my vision reaches up to heaven to see it myself, than to be told of it by the angels?
37/3.54. No, I will not call the spirits of the higher heavens down to the earth; for it is wiser for mortals to become pure as angels, than for angels to become impure as mortals. Rather, through You, O Jehovih, I will rise, to see and comprehend.
37/3.55. And from this time forward, I will neither preach nor hear preaching. I intend only to labor and to do good; to be at peace within my own soul and with my neighbors; and to glorify You.
37/3.56. And if Your Presence moves angels into concert with the good works of me and my fellows, I will weigh their words and actions, as to whether they are wise and adapted to founding Your kingdom on earth.
37/3.57. I will do no more, nor will I multiply words with anyone under the sun.
37/3.58. Then spoke Jehovih to Tae, saying:
37/3.59. Since you have put away words and become a worker in My behalf, I have drawn nearer to you in wisdom and power. Behold, then, your reward!
37/3.60. Kosmon said: And Jehovih touches Tae on the forehead, and his spirit sense was opened. And Esfoma came and brought Tae a lava-stone, saying: Lay this on your forehead. Tae laid the lava-stone on his forehead, but he did not see it (with his physical eyes).
37/3.61. Esfoma said: What now?
37/3.62. 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 about this, O man?
37/3.63. Tae said: I will lay it on my forehead, where light comes. And when he had done this he read the record without opening it.
37/3.64. Jehovih said: To all men I gave two senses, corpor and es. In the time of Seffas I allotted to man to mature corpor (materiality). But now the time of Kosmon has come, and man shall mature es (spirituality).
37/3.65. It is well that you be believing toward men and angels; but it is better to develop yourself. You have desired to know the mysteries of My unseen worlds, and the past histories of the earth. Behold, I give you a new sense, which will fulfill your soul’s desire. Yes, you shall read the books in the libraries of heaven!
37/3.66. Have I not said of old: All things shall be revealed! Do not think that a loud speaking messenger will come, for man would not believe; but I quickened the righteous with My own hand, and they will comprehend without belief.
37/3.67. The time of preaching and believing is at an end. Man shall know by his own knowledge, and practice that which he knows. In this, My light is being manifested in this day.
37/3.68. Kosmon said: Tae called the new sense, su’is, because it is spirit-seeing and spirit-hearing. And Tae comprehended that things in proximity leave an impression on each other, which impression can be read by the su’is sense.
37/3.69. Tae said: I will now cultivate this talent Jehovih has given me, for I perceive it lies 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 Zarathustra not do so also?
37/3.70. Jehovih spoke through Kosmon: Whoever pursues righteousness by this talent shall rise to receive not only the past, but the future also. But whoever turns su’is down into the earth [i.e., to concerns of the beast –ed.] shall fall, and not rise. When dan’ha is upon the earth, I give su’is to as many as have risen in spirit above the flesh.
37/3.71. But many turned away from Me, using su’is for riches, and they descend to darkness. Su’is being a talent above the earth, shall not be used for earthly things, and in this respect, there are many dead who have not attained to su’is.
37/3.72. Then Tae went forth, so that he could comprehend unseen things; and the light of Jehovih went with him, and angels also.
37/3.73. 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 do you see?
37/3.74. Tae said: Two kinds of people are before me, corporeans and es’eans (spirits) and they are alike, except one kind has no corporeal bodies and the other has, and they are clothed alike. As one worships, so worships the other, and the light that is upon them all is the same, no greater, no less.
37/3.75. Now, when Tae departed and came to a temple where Buddhists were worshipping, Kosmon said: What do you see? And Tae answered, saying, even as in the other place, mortals and spirits are worshipping, and the same light is upon them both.
37/3.76. Jehovih led Tae forth again, saying: Since you have su’is, you shall attain also to ethe (etherean sense) in time to come. After that Tae departed, and went into a saloon, where men were smoking and drinking, and Jehovih touched him and said: What do you see?
37/3.77. Tae said: Corporeans and es’eans, and the same light is upon them both, and their habits are the same, and their vocations also. They are smoking and drinking, both mortals and spirits, neither is one above the other.
37/3.78. Jehovih caused Tae then to go to a place of pollution, and when Tae had observed all, he said: Alas, that my eyes have witnessed this day! Both peoples are the same! || And into that place came 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 did not see them. 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.
37/3.79. Jehovih said: Tae, My son, you shall follow them and bear testimony to what happens. And Tae did as commanded.
37/3.80. Presently, the prince and the rich man’s son came to a neighbor’s house where many young women were assembled with their mothers and fathers. And the spirits of pollution went and fondled the women, and the mothers urged their daughters also, being desirous of wedding them. And while Tae was yet in the house a cloud of darkness came upon it, and he departed. But not many days elapsed before weeping and wailing were heard from that house because of the wickedness done in it.
37/3.81. Tae said: You are just, O Jehovih! The gift of su’is has made me strong in righteousness, and filled me with fear also. I perceive how You have measured the lovers of earthly things, and allotted to them the companions they have chosen. In this, it devolves on me to develop su’is in my sons and daughters, and in all children whom I can raise up; and in time to come, neither the good nor evil that is in any man can escape their observation. Is this not the foundation of prophecy?
37/3.82. Kosmon said: By the light of Jehovih that dwells in me I declare to you, O Tae: Be wise not only in su’is, but in your corporeal judgment also. You have perceived that all things leave an impression on all things in their proximity. To read these is su’is.
37/3.83. Has it not been written of old: Unless you separate yourself in body and spirit from the world, you shall not reach Nirvana (a condition of high heaven)? Put this and that together, learning from the past as well as the present.
37/3.84. Tae said: Now I perceive, O Jehovih, I must avoid the imprint of evil things in order to attain Your higher light. Is this not the true course to raise up my sons and daughters? For of what benefit in the world is su’is if it remains amid clouds. Tae withdrew from the world, taking his sons and daughters with him, besides orphans and infants without number (taking more continually). And he built a home in the country, and founded a college of su’is, teaching the exercise of both the spiritual senses and the corporeal senses.
37/3.85. Tae said: Lo and behold, infants have su’is at the beginning. In all the past ages man has smothered it out by ministering to the corporeal senses alone. And Tae preserved the power of su’is to his sons and daughters, and to the infants.
37/3.86. Jehovih said: Do not fear for them, O man, for in having su’is, they will not depart away from Me. They shall be the founders of My kingdom on earth. Then Jehovih spoke through Es.
37/3.87. Es said: By your good works you have enlisted (attracted to assist) angels from the second heaven (etherea). Hear me, O Tae, and be wise in your judgment. While you were in the world and with it, your voice of prayer did not rise, but wasted itself amid familiar spirits and mortals. The impressions of these, being around you, transcend all other powers in your soul. But now that you have freed yourself from the presence of those who live for earthly things alone, you are open to receive the Father.
37/3.88. Remember that, in this day, Kosmon is bestowed on the earth; that is, the era in which man shall 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.
37/3.89. Heed my words: Jehovih gives to one the power to heal by means of the spirit (es). Let such a person not fall back on spirit power alone, but diligently pursue all corporeal knowledge of healing. This is Kosmon.
37/3.90. Jehovih gives to another oratory and music by means of spirit power. Let such a person not fall back on spirit alone, but also diligently pursue corporeal knowledge on oratory and music. This is Kosmon.
37/3.91. 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.
37/3.92. So, also, has the man of much learning drowned his own spirit in darkness; nevertheless, the man of su’is shall not neglect book learning; otherwise he is only like a clock without a regulator, or a ship without a rudder.
37/3.93. To attain to Kosmon is to find the secret of prophecy. Do not think that prophecy can be attained without diligence in pursuing knowledge. As you would, from corporeal knowledge, foretell an eclipse, so from es knowledge you shall foretell 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.
37/3.94. In past 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 shall not be merely instruments of prophecy, but actual prophets themselves.
37/3.95. As man calculates motions of the corporeal earth, and foretells an eclipse, so shall you calculate 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.
37/2.1. Tae said: Now I 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 Your laws, whether You have or do not have laws. No, he cannot adjust the scales to his own self, and prove what part is his alone; nor in fact can he prove if he has an entity of self within himself.
37/2.2. How then shall I comprehend the magnitude or the laws of Your universe? Yet, when in my life have I not talked learnedly of these things, and of exact science?
37/2.3. Hear me, O Jehovih; I will not go back to the ancients to learn wisdom, nor will I shut my eyes against trying to understand. In You, only, I have faith. And since all other things in heaven and earth are Yours, there is no one else I can justly come to. Give me light, O Jehovih! You, Who gave me myself shall answer me. What, then, is the true pursuit of man? Shall he be a beggar, and pray for light, and yet not receive it after all?
37/2.4. Jehovih answered Tae through His son, Corpor:
37/2.5. Corpor said: Hear me, O man, for my wisdom shall be borne home to you. Nor will I discourage you in your knowledge.
37/2.6. Know then, you are; and that your body is made from the corporeal earth. Jehovih is sufficient, for Jehovih made you so. He gave to you the desires of the earth. Is it wise, then, to defer corporeal happiness until you have risen in heaven?
What does it matter to you, whether you are built up out of wheat and fruits, or flesh (meat)? Is it not sufficient that you can enjoy the building of your body?
37/2.7. What is science to you? Or truth or laws of the universe? Is your earth life not sufficient for the earth, and the earth for you? If Jehovih made the earth in wisdom, has He not also wisely made heaven? (Why then concern yourself over it—you will get there soon enough. Therefore:)
37/2.8. Leave off these abstract studies, O man, and be contented in the place your Father has assigned you. You, who talk of science, do not even understand yourself and are without explanation. Nor can you define truth. How, then, can you judge, or even know what is before you?
37/2.9. You talk of laws, divine and natural, but know no law, no divinity, no nature. Is law a thing? Where does it keep? You see a tree grow, but put Jehovih away, and say, behold it grows by natural law! Are you ashamed of Jehovih, that you do not say He grows it? Is He not sufficient? For what reason, then do you say LAW! —Except to put Him away? And for what reason do you say NATURE! —Except to put Him away and deny His Person?
37/2.10. Corpor said: Is the earth not good, that you turn away, calling: Heaven! Heaven! Give me light from your far-off worlds! Endow me with signs, miracles and prophecies!
37/2.11. I will not discourage you, but you should be wise and happy in your dwelling place. Are these not to be desired greater than all other things? To this end the Kosmon era has come; not to carry man up to heaven, but to found the Father’s kingdom on earth.
37/2.12. You have wisely asked: How shall a corporean’s life affect his life in the next world? Hear me, then, and be wise in your corporeal judgment. For am I, Corpor, not 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 shall not put me away saying: All the earth is sin. || I will not have it. For if you do not benefit in Jehovih’s Person (that which is seen), how can you attain His Spirit (that which is unseen)? For are the two: His Person and His Spirit, not the All One?
37/2.13. Teach yourself to be happy; and to perfect yourself in the way Jehovih has created you.
37/2.14. Tae said: Now I will be wise in You, O Jehovih. Neither will I talk anymore of nature, nor of law; but when I mean You, I will speak of You, and to You.
37/2.15. Neither will I boast of science, learning, or truth; nor will I deny them. For as Your spirit is within and over all; what is science, learning and truth, but glimpses of Your All Light?
37/2.16. 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, misery and death.
37/2.17. I will not pray to You to remove these things. I will not meddle in Your affairs. What more is it, at best, to pray than to beg? By Your spirit, I am no beggar! As You go forth in majesty, so am I, Your son, inspired to likewise go forth in Your behalf.
37/2.18. If You have filled this world full of darkness, sin, misery and death; what more can I hope to find in heaven? Are they not both the work of Your hands?
37/2.19. My hope has ever looked ahead for the achievement of happiness, but when the time comes I am sorely tried. My judgment teaches me, therefore, that heaven can be, at most, only a little improvement over earth.
37/2.20. Then give me light, O Jehovih! For I would answer the children of darkness with good argument, and teach them to glorify You in Your works.
37/2.21. Then Jehovih answered through His son, Uz.
37/2.22. Uz said: Behold me in my power, O Tae. I am the fourth dimension, the vanishment of things to the unseen. You have labored with Kosmon and Corpor, but did not find sufficiently satisfying light. Hear me and be wise.
37/2.23. This, your corporeal body is mine; your flesh waits for me, and the moment you relinquish your hold, I will molder you (your corporeal body) into dust. Yet I am not your enemy, for while you are master over your flesh, I will not touch it.
37/2.24. 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. Yes, from the hour of conception it is a new star in the world, and it magnifies itself forever.
37/2.25. For man, the trials of the flesh are like nutriment for his spirit’s growth. And yet, do not think you should 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 like Jehovih and give to the man in trial, lest you rob yourself.
37/2.26. You do not know how far you yourself have been lifted up. Can any man, with his own hands lift himself up in the air? Do not flatter yourself, then, that man alone can lift himself up in spirit, or that he has power to evolve himself, one generation above another. Do all nations not perish? As they come up out of darkness, do they not go down in darkness? (Think, then, how does man advance?)
37/2.27. Is it wise to be dissatisfied with Jehovih, saying: O Jehovih, why did You do this? Or why did You not do this? All your importuning will not turn Jehovih or His plans one tiny fraction. Turn your eyes inward, then, O Tae, and seek to adapt yourself to the Father and His kingdoms, of which this earth is one.
37/2.28. Tae said: How can I comprehend Your 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. For what purpose, then, did You stir me up? The ancients found joy in an idol; were content to eat and sleep, their faith being equal to their wisdom.
37/2.29. But those who come after, cried out to You for wisdom, and You gave. And so I am born above the faith of the ancients. I have grown beyond the measure of Your old revelations; my soul cries out to You for more light.
37/2.30. I know that You have enough for all things. Give me wisdom, so that I can help myself. If I had been born in darkness, the idols of my forefathers would have sufficed.
37/2.31. Hear me, O Jehovih, in what I have done! I have measured the earth and its high standing rocks, the mountains You reared up, and the valleys You scooped out. Your footstool (the earth) has shown me a record not written by man, and it proclaims the earth to be millions of years old. How then can I shut up my understanding, which You gave me, and believe the books of the ancients?
37/2.32. Yes, I have measured the stars in Your firmament, and the sun and moon, and weighed them, and they proclaimed a greater glory to You. Their number is more than there are drops of water in the ocean; and many of them are a thousand times larger than the earth. I have found them rich in air and water, and heat and cold, and they proclaim themselves birthplaces for men, even as the earth is.
37/2.33. I have measured the light and computed the time of its coming, and lo, they have also existed for millions of years.
37/2.34. How have I done wrong in this? You gave me my talents, and You have continually pressed me forward to search Your glorious works.
37/2.35. A man cannot make himself into a small child [i.e., grow backward –ed.], neither can I compress my out-bursting soul, which has ripened on the magnitude and glory of Your works.
37/2.36. How, then, shall I say that Your worlds, which have existed for millions of years, were created by a man born two thousand years ago! Must I stoop myself to blasphemy against You for the sake of accepting the idols of men in darkness? Jehovih forbid this.
37/2.37. Now I will put my question to You plainly, and Your voice shall not fail me. Why, then, did Your angels of past ages not reveal to man the truth about Your works? Or if they revealed the truth, why did You permit man to lose the truth? Give me light, O Jehovih!
37/2.38. You made me! You are my Father; and, by the power You gave me, I come to You in majesty. No one shall stand between You and me; neither Your Lords nor Your angels from heaven, nor any man that is on the earth. I would know why You permitted idols of stone, wood, and graven images. Yes, and why man builds an idol on earth, or imagines one in heaven. I know You are sufficient for the worship of all men. For what purpose, then, have men set up Mohammed, Brahma, Buddha, Christ, and the prophets of old? For, it is for these idols that they have cursed the whole earth around with war and destruction. Give me light, O Jehovih!
37/2.39. Jehovih heard the voice of Tae, and He answered him through His son, Seffas.
37/2.40. Seffas said: Hear me, O man, and be wise, for I will answer you because of the justness of your questions. More, I will not only answer you, but put you on the path to prove all things to your own judgment.
37/2.41. But do not be puffed up with conceit; you are only a little in advance of the ancients. They erected pyramids, obelisks and great temples, and they said: Behold, how greater and wiser we are than the ancients!
37/2.42. You have also boasted, saying: Behold our ships of war! Behold our engines, railroads, and the telegraphs. How greater and wiser we are than the ancients!
37/2.43. I say to 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 do the engines nor railroads contribute, except a little, to raise man up out of sorrow and poverty. And is this not the true scale to weigh the resurrection of men and nations?
37/2.44. Be considerate and wise in the Father’s sight. You are prone to overlook all things; you berate idols and graven images, without weighing your speech. What more are the letters of a written word than graven images? Does all the wisdom in books not hang on these? Nor can you prove a single problem in mathematics without graven images, idols and symbols.
37/2.45. How can you convince a man who never saw a hat, that such a thing exists, except by using a sign, image, symbol, an idol of one, or by one itself? And, if you have none to show him, then you will have to make something of some corporeal thing, in order to convey to his mind that which is in your mind.
37/2.46. Why, then, complain against the angels of old? If you were with Asu, who could not talk, consider what stratagems you would 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 would deprive him of the use of his own talents, and thus thwart the plan of Jehovih.
37/2.47. You have portraits of your wife and daughters, for they assist your memory to recall their beauty to your soul; but when you desire to convey to your friend’s mind a place he never saw, you bring him a landscape picture, saying: See, this is the place! Now, you utter a falsehood, for it is only a piece of cloth painted, while the place you speak of, is land, trees, and water.
37/2.48. Consider now, how you have resorted to falsehood in order to convey a truth to your friend’s mind. Was it really a falsehood if it succeeded in conveying a truth? Nor could you convey the truth to your friend except by a falsehood, unless you took him to the place.
37/2.49. How, then, could the angels of Jehovih teach man of Jehovih, except by idols and graven images? Weigh the matter, and you shall 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.
37/2.50. Your 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 (including spoken words). Understand my words, and you shall find the way to your Father’s kingdom.
37/2.51. 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 the 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 (i.e., sitting at His side).
37/2.52. As you do not speak to the picture of your wife and by doing so, expect she will hear you, neither shall you worship the Lord, nor Buddha, nor Christ, nor any other idol, but Jehovih alone. He is sufficient to all men and nations, and acceptable to them. Do not be angry with the past, but broad in your perception; for all things, whether stones, wood, or men, are from Jehovih, for the ultimate resurrection of men’s souls to His etherean worlds, for their own happiness, and to glorify Jehovih forever.
The Book of Knowledge
Editor’s Preamble to the Book of Knowledge
37/0.1. How the orders of heaven are defined, changes from time to time. In the cycle prior to kosmon, heaven had been using orders established by Lika, but somewhat modified during the cycle to adapt to changed conditions.
37/0.2. Because during the cycle of Bon, the four heads of the beast had effectively taken over the haden heavens, they became the de facto organized heavens of the earth (although God, Son of Jehovih had a presence, the bulk of humanity went to the heavens of one of the four heads). And some of the members within these organized heavens were said to be in the second resurrection, which is to say, they were associated and worked together in an organized way, although under a false God. Accordingly they were classed as being in the second resurrection of the beast.
37/0.3. With the new heavenly administration under the light of Kosmon, a new order was given to heaven. The heads of the beast of the second resurrection of old had been removed, although their effects linger. And those who still cling to their beast, and are in association, are now said to be under the ban of the second grade of bondage. They have some practice of second resurrection, that is, they have some association, but they tarry at the outer gates, being unable to enter, for they have bound themselves to that which has no resurrection; nor can any enter the kingdom of God, which is the organic heavens, till purged of their beast.
37/0.4. And in kosmon, those angels who enlist in (join) the organized heavens of Jehovih are called es’yans for a season, and these es’yans are enrolled in the first resurrection of the organic heavens, also known as the organic first resurrection.
37/0.5. Aside from those, there are angels who live in isolation, having no spiritual association, who wander about, and yet are bound to their beast, whether that beast is an idol, a conceit, an errant philosophy, an ascendant self-desire, plain self or other darkness. These angels are said to be in the first resurrection of the inorganic heavens, which is also called the inorganic first resurrection; or often, simply, first resurrection. Underneath all these are those who are below the grades.
37/0.6. Yet on the other end of the scale, in kosmon, we have those atmosphereans who are said to be in the practice of the third resurrection who have risen sufficiently to become Brides and Bridegrooms of Jehovih. Although eligible to resurrect into etherea as Brides and Bridegrooms thus becoming ethereans, yet they may have to wait till the upcoming dan or harvest, or they might choose to remain in atmospherea to labor for a season past the harvest.
37/0.7. In the atmospherean heavens of earth, there may also be angels from etherea of the third resurrection grade, who have volunteered to labor in atmospherea.
37/0.8. Accordingly in atmospherea, laboring at the third resurrection level can be those who are ethereans and those who are atmosphereans.
37/0.9. The practice of third resurrection can also apply to ORGANIC COMMUNITIES upon the earth. Each consists of families already attained to, or constitutionally growing toward, the fullness of the second resurrection; and these families are also organized together into a family of families (see footnote as to size), being a community consisting of groups organic within themselves, and these organic groups growing to become organic with each other as one whole organic community. –ed.
CHAPTER 1 Knowledge
37/1.1. Jehovih spoke 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 rose 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 does it represent universal prayer of man (humankind).
37/1.2. Tae said: Reveal, O Father, give me light! I see 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?
37/1.3. In times past You have quickened seers and prophets, and through them lifted up Your children and proclaimed other worlds! Am I dumber than those in past ages? All the while my forefathers and I have withstood Your mighty Presence.
37/1.4. You have quickened my members by Your own hand, to be dissatisfied with the old revelations, and made me peer deeper into the cause and place of things, and to desire further light from Your holy place.
37/1.5. My manhood (womanhood) has been raised up by Your Power. Only Your Power and Wisdom will appease me.
37/1.6. When I was a child I believed as a child, because it was told to me; but now that I am grown up, I want to know who Your prophets were, and how they attained their gifts and wisdom of words.
37/1.7. The cosmogony You taught in the past was sufficient for that day; but now I am raised up by You to perceive comprehensively the sun and stars of other worlds, and of their travel in Your great firmament. Now I cry out to You, where is the promised heaven? Where is the proof of immortal life? By You I was quickened into life and made conscious that I am. To You I come in the majesty You made me, You, my Father! By You I was made determined to sift all things to the bottom. In You I know there is magnitude to encompass all my holy desires, and answer me.
37/1.8. Give me of Your Light? When I was a child I sought You as a child; now, I call out in the manhood (womanhood) You have bestowed upon me! I will know Your Lords, Gods, Saviors, and Your promised heaven.
37/1.9. I have scaled the mountain; Your myriads of corporeal worlds that travel in the eternal sea of space speak of Your handiwork! I have perceived that all the stars in heaven would not fill the hollow of Your Hand; yes, that Your breath moves the universe! The glory of Your works has inspired me with great zeal to come to Your Mighty Home!
37/1.10. Speak, O Jehovih! You alone can satisfy this soaring spirit that sprang forth from You, inspired. Give me light!
37/1.11. I have encompassed the whole earth, and bridged its nations 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!
37/1.12. 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 calls to Me in wisdom and truth. || And the angels of heaven descended to the earth, for it was in the time of dan’ha in the firmament of heaven, and the angels manifested and proved the immortal life of man.
37/1.13. Jehovih said: Let this day be the beginning of the reign of Kosmon; for it is the beginning of the time when the wisdom of the earth is conjoined in My name.
37/1.14. Tae said: Yet not even half is answered, O my Father in heaven. Since You have proved the immortal life, You have stirred me to my soul’s foundation. Where do these inhabitants of the unseen world come from? Where lies this heavenly footstool of Your majesty?
37/1.15. If I shall see the place when I am dead, is the germ of that sight not already in me? How am I made that I see, but do not see this? Hear, but do not hear this? If I am now dead to that which is to be, will I not then be dead to what is now? Give me light, O Father!
37/1.16. Jehovih said: I gave man a corporeal body so that he could learn corporeal things; but I made death so that he could rise in spirit and inhabit My etherean worlds.
37/1.17. Two senses I gave to all men, corporeal and spiritual senses; nevertheless the two of them are one person. A man with corporeal senses in the ascendancy, chooses corporeal things; a man with spiritual senses chooses spiritual things.
37/1.18. I have made two kinds of worlds, corporeal and es (spirit) worlds. He who desires of corpor shall receive from corpor, for he (corpor) is My son, in whom I am well pleased. He who desires from es shall receive from es, for she (es) is My daughter in whom I am well pleased.
37/1.19. Kosmon said: Because man lives on corporeal worlds, corpor is called son; but because man in spirit lives in the es world, es is called daughter.
37/1.20. Tae said. Because You have sent angels to me, and I have seen them, and talked with them face to face; yes, of my own flesh and kin, and proved them to be the spirits of the dead, undeniably, I know this much is true. Yet I cannot see or hear them, unless they manifest through corporeal things. How, then, shall I know that they know one another?
37/1.21. Hear me, O Jehovih! Am I still a child, and so, need to fall back on angels’ testimony? Have You not given me an inquiring spirit, which impels me to prove things to my own knowledge? Truly, I have seen an angel’s face and stature change to look like another person, even while I talked with him. 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, shall I find growth for my own members (senses and judgment), so that I may know the es worlds and its inhabitants? 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 or their word. I will put forward my plea to You only, O Jehovih. I am Your son (daughter).
37/1.22. You have quickened me to know things by my own knowledge; and though it is told me, Thus said the Lord of Your God, yet I will raise my voice ever above them. And though a spirit says, I am your Jehovih, believe me, I will deny him.
37/1.23. You have quickened me to rise up above the tales of the ancients, and to demand knowledge from Your throne. By You my soul is moved to this magnificence, and only Your magnificence can satisfy Your son.
37/1.24. Since I have seen the spirits of the dead, I wish to know their abiding place, how they live, how they travel, their manner of growth, their food and clothes, and how they spend their 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.
37/1.25. Give me light, O Jehovih! Not by word of mouth. I will have my members quickened so that I can comprehend within myself. Yet not me alone! Rather let it be given, or the way taught, to all mankind. For if one alone, he would become a God among men. Jehovih, forbid this!
37/1.26. Jehovih spoke, through His sons and daughters, and:
37/1.27. Kosmon said: Hear me, O man, I will speak in wisdom. Follow my counsel and be wise. What, then, have you learned in all the time of your existence on 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?
37/1.28. Do you know how all the people of earth clothe themselves, or travel about; why a man was not to fly as a bird, or live in the water like a fish?
Where did the thought of shame come from? You do not even comprehend yourself, nor know, of your own knowledge, the time of your beginning. You know three times three are nine; and even this you cannot prove except by symbols and images. Nor is there anything in your corporeal knowledge that you can prove otherwise, except your presence; and even that which you see is not your presence, but the symbol and image of it, for you yourself are only as a seed, a germ of the Father.
37/1.29. Be wise, therefore, in knowing your own knowledge, and to a certainty, right the matter from the side of the es world (i.e., be sure your knowledge is true from the spiritual, soul perspective).
37/1.30. Tae said: I will reason with You, Jehovih, for all my knowledge shall be based on science and truth. From Your own perfection I am inspired to this end, and pursuing the exact sciences of all known truths shall strengthen my talents. Neither will I put away my own judgment, nor accept as truth that which is at variance with Your established laws.
37/1.31. You made both the seen and the unseen. Are they at war, or in harmony? My corporeal body is made of earth (flesh), stone (minerals, bone) and water. Is the spiritual body, then, not made of air (oxygen, hydrogen) and imperceptible dust?
37/1.32. The angels You have sent have feet and legs! For what reason? Do they walk on the air, or wade through it? They have no wings, they cannot fly; they say they have not seen the illustrious angels who have long been dead. Must I also go into the es world simply to meet my neighbors, and never salute the wise of the past? Give me light, O Jehovih!
37/1.33. Something within me makes me anticipate the light and glory of what I have not seen; but I must have it tangible and demonstrable—the pure truth!
37/1.34. Then Jehovih answered through His daughter Esfoma.
37/1.35. Esfoma said: Hear me, O Tae; I will speak words of wisdom and truth, and you shall not depart from my word.
37/1.36. Science is that which the ignorant look up to, but do not see. Is a ship, science, or a stone arch, or a machine? Surely not. Is the idea of these things, science? Can an idea be science, or a multitude of ideas?
37/1.37. Is the man who finds the vertebra of an insect, not said to be scientific? But he, who finds the backbone of a horse, is a vulgar fellow. Another man finds a route over a mountain or through the forest, and he is scientific! Why, a dog can do this.
37/1.38. Another man finds a new way to solve problems, and he is scientific. But the pupil after him who does the same thing is nothing. Who, then, are the scientific? For have they not all borrowed, compiled, and only added a little? Really, then, what is science? Is the sand-glass (hourglass) not more scientific than a clock? What, then, do you mean by science? Is the sum of it all (science), nothing but a figurehead, undesignable and without foundation? Yet all your life you have heard of science, and so have your neighbors, and you understand one another, though not one understands himself.
37/1.39. Esfoma said: Hear me further, O man, for this, of all things, should stand high in your soul. Take now, therefore, the chalk, and write ten for me. Tae took the chalk and wrote 10, saying: That is ten.
37/1.40. Esfoma said: I will now convict you so that you can plainly see that you have uttered falsely. You have written only two marks, and called them ten.Esfomawrote| | | | | | | | | |.Yet,donotbe surprised, O Tae, for, because I have deceived you, I will now also convict myself. I said I would show you ten, and immediately, I made ten marks; but I should have written the word “ten.” Now you are wise! No, 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? Instead, I should have uttered ten utterances.
37/1.41. Pursue your studies, O Tae, and you shall find that supposed exact science is nothing, and that supposed truth is only falsehood compounded and acquiesced in. Find the time the sun will rise tomorrow, and you are scientific; but deviate the ten thousandth part of a second, and you are not scientific; no, you are a falsifier before Jehovih.
37/1.42. Yet do not be discouraged about the exact sciences, or of finding the truth according to your judgment. You are wise to desire to attain knowledge that is your own, and not to accept, either from man or angels, on belief merely. But, where does your self begin and end?
37/1.43. Have 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 remains of your corporeal body that is your own?
37/1.44. Yet of your own judgment, you have less than that. You are only the fragment of an entity in all you know of your own knowledge. Nine parts of ten are the gleanings of your surroundings.
37/1.45. How, then, do you expect to know the laws of earth or heaven! Understand my words, and be wise in your proceedings.
37/1.46. Is it not a law of the earth that earth substance shall fall to it? Yet you see a tree come up out of the ground, ten thousand corporeal pounds, and stand erect in the air. Has Jehovih made one law to pull one way, and another in another way? How do you know there is any law about the matter? Do you know by your own knowledge?
CHAPTER 10 Ben
36/10.1. God said: Here is wisdom, O man: To be observant of all things and adapt yourself to them on Jehovih’s side.
36/10.2. To obtain great learning that applies to the resurrection of your soul in comprehending the works of the Almighty.
36/10.3. To not let yourself be conceited in the wisdom of the moderns over the ancients, nor of the ancients over the moderns.
36/10.4. The Creator created man wisely for the time of the world in which man was created.
36/10.5. You are for this era, and not for the past.
36/10.6. The ancients were for the past era, and not for the present.
36/10.7. To know the present, to be up with the signs of the times—this is to see Jehovih’s hand.
36/10.8. Do not make a God of riches, nor of your supposed sciences and learning.
36/10.9. For in the time you see men doing these things, behold, that is the time of a cyclic coil in the great beast.1486
[1486 The Cyclic Coil. Showing the currents of the vortex, Tow’sang. The numbers of the beast shall be sixty-six, and six hundred and sixty-six, and the [corresponding –ed.] parts of those.* Because in the coil of the cycle, observe that the distances are two-thirds of a circle, whether it [the distance of a circle as measured in years –ed.] is a hundred or a thousand, or three times a thousand. Jehovih rolls up the heavens, and braids the serpents of the firmament into His cyclic coil. Who can magnify Jehovih by calling Him Osiris, or Te-in, or Baal, or Lord, or God? He is the circle without beginning or end; His Majesty encompasses the universe. [* This must refer at least to any number that is two- thirds of a cycle, regardless of the cycle’s length. In the example given, for a cycle of three thousand years, the beast influence will fall heavily at 2000 years, which is 2/3s of 3000. –ed.] ]
36/10.10. Your God and your Savior will surely be swept away.
36/10.11. Make Jehovih, the Creator, the idol of your soul; neither setting up this nor that as impossible.
36/10.12. Opening up your understanding to find the tree of light and righteousness of soul.
36/10.13. Admitting that all things are possible in Jehovih’s hands.
36/10.14. Then your God will surely not be swept away.
36/10.15. Look about you, O man, and from the Sons and Daughters of Jehovih,1487 learn the march of the Almighty’s kingdoms.
[1487 These are the eight entities. See beginning of God’s Book of Ben [36/0.2-10]. –Ed.]
36/10.16. Who can make a system or a philosophy like Jehovih? What have you found that is infallible?
36/10.17. The truth of yesterday is not a truth today; the truth of yesterday is the truth today.
36/10.18. You shall come to understand even this.
36/10.19. To learn how to live; to rejoice, and to do good, and make your neighbor rejoice also, this is wisdom.
36/10.20. Let these be your loves and the glory of your speech, and you shall learn to prophesy concerning the ways of Jehovih.
END OF GOD’S BOOK OF BEN
CHAPTER 8 Ben
The Battle with the Beast of the Arc of Bon
36/8.1. Es said: The light of Jehovih touched on the earth, and the heavens about were stirred to the foundation. Things past were moved forward. His voice was from the depth of darkness to the summit of All Light.
36/8.2. Nations that had not known Him, now knew Him. Accepting, and with loud rejoicings, they shouted: Jehovih! Jehovih! Almighty and Everlasting! Glory to You on High! Creator, Father! All praise to You forever.
36/8.3. And Jehovih went far and near swiftly, quickening with a new power both the living and the dead. And the peoples rose up, and heard His voice from every corner, calling: Come forth! Come forth! O My beloved.
36/8.4. And in the stirring up of things long past, it was as if a cloud of dust and darkness, foul and poisonous, overspreading heaven and earth, was to be cleared away and room made for other Gods and Saviors.
36/8.5. High above the clouds, and deep down in the all blackness, the All Light shone as the everlasting sun. The faith of men and angels rose up in unceasing assurance to the Most High, that He in matchless majesty, alone, would rise triumphant over all.
36/8.6. Jehovih said: Bring forth the legions of earth and heaven! Summon up the dead! Let the living rejoice! My kingdom is at hand. ||
36/8.7. And the dead came forth, clothed in the raiment of heaven; and they walked upon the earth; yes, talked face to face with the living, proclaiming the fullness of Jehovih, and His everlasting kingdoms.
36/8.8. Little infants who were long dead, returned to the living, full grown in heaven, singing in Jehovih’s praise. Mothers returned from the unseen world with love and angel kisses for their mortal babes and sorrow-stricken husbands.
36/8.9. Then the cloud of darkness rose, higher and higher; the poisonous smell and damnable tricks of hada belched forth in blackness terrible. The spirits of those slain in war, delirious, mad, and full of vengeance; and those whose earth-lives had bound them in torments; and those who lived on earth to glut themselves to the full in abhorrent lust, came assuming the names of Gods and Saviors.
36/8.10. And yet the voice of Jehovih called: Bring forth the legions of earth and heaven! Summon up the dead! Let the living rejoice! My chosen shall come forth. ||
36/8.11. Still, the beast struggled, awful in the smoke and dust of his bloodstained mantle, till the entire earth became like a solemn night before a battle of death. Rattling bones and empty skulls, with gnashing teeth, all stained with human gore, made hideous by the portentous omen, caused angels and men to stand appalled.
36/8.12. And then, as the cloud of darkness stretched up out of the earth, girdling it around like a venomous reptile secures his living food, lo and behold, the monster beast stretched forth four heads with flaming nostrils all on fire!
36/8.13. On each head were two horns, bloodstained and fresh with the macerated flesh of human victims. Their tongues darted forth in menace, and their open mouths watered for human souls; and mad with suspicion and much distrust, their bloodshot eyes pierced the temples of kings, and laid them in ruins.
36/8.14. And the names of the beast, now falsely assumed, to beguile Jehovih’s chosen, were Dyaus, Lord God, Osiris, and Te-in; and their horns were named, one Righteousness and the other Militant.
36/8.15. With their four bloody mouths, they called out of the fires of hell: Down! Jehovih! Down! I, alone, am Savior of mortals and angels! I will be the favorite God, or ruin all!
36/8.16. Jehovih answered to His faithful sons and daughters, the living and the dead: Bring forth the legions of earth and heaven! Summon up the dead! Let the living rejoice! My kingdom is at hand! My chosen shall be free!
36/8.17. The beast, rattling his hideous bones, held somewhat his breath, to see the great awakening light of the tree of Jehovih!
36/8.18. And as the beast looked on, behold, his four heads saw one another, and burst forth in a new tirade of horrid curses.
36/8.19. Each to know the others’ bold presumption.
36/8.20. Anuhasaj, the false Lord God, to the east, spoke first: Behold me! I am Ho-Joss! You, bloody Te-in, God of hada, your heavenly kingdom shall go down. Know that I, the Lord God, am God of all. It was I who drove the Great Spirit from earth and heaven, and made the name Lord God worshipful in the broad universe.
36/8.21. The false Te-in, mocking, said: And you will bury it in the depths of hell, you, of woman born.
36/8.22. Upward rose the head of the beast, the false Lord God, and with his mighty arm and sword, swept off the false Te-in’s head. And as the beast surged about, Dyaus, the false, sprang forward, shouting: Stop! You false Lord God! Never shall your name be honored on Jaffeth’yan soil or in her heavens. Behold me! I am Dyaus!
36/8.23. Ashtaroth, greedy Goddess, now urged her consort God, Baal, to rush in for the heavenly spoils. And the two of them, in the terrible tumult, drew away ten billion angel slaves.
36/8.24. Anuhasaj said to Dyaus: You miscreant God who dared steal my name, De’yus! And now confront me with your hellish taunts! Down! Down!
36/8.25. At that, their bloody swords clashed, and Dyaus thrust his adversary through, even as the false Lord God’s sword clipped off Dyaus’ traitorous head.
36/8.26. Meanwhile Osiris, the dragon-head, surged up from the punctured body of the beast, shouting: Behold me! I am all! I, Osiris, Savior of men; Lord God of heaven and earth, Dyaus, De’yus, all! By my sword, I am sworn!
36/8.27. Ashtaroth, cunning Goddess, flew immediately down to the earth, to the mortal king of Egupt, Pharaoh, and through the oracle proclaimed:
36/8.28. There is war in heaven! Osiris, thriftiest of Gods, has won the victory, and stands master of all the heavens’ broad kingdoms.
36/8.29. To earth he shall come no more. Proclaim yourself the Savior’s vice-gerent on earth, and king of the world!
36/8.30. Then Pharaoh, distracted by the flood of miracles and the superabundance of the spirits of the dead strolling over all of Egupt, embraced the oracle’s fearful decrees.
36/8.31. And now, behold, while the beast struggled in the four quarters of the world, Jehovih’s chosen, both on earth and in heaven, marched out of bondage, singing glory to the Creator’s name!
36/8.32. And now, Osiris, the chief remaining head of the beast, turned from the anarchy and hells in hada, to vent his hatred against Jehovih’s chosen on earth; and, with Baal and Ashtaroth, invented new tortures for the non-flesh-eating tribes of men.
36/8.33. But Jehovih’s light broke across the world. The smoke and clouds from the battle cleared away.
36/8.34. Osiris fled from the earth. Another group of false Gods had cleared away before Jehovih’s light.
CHAPTER 9 Ben
36/9.1. Jehovih said: When the Gods have fulfilled their time in earth and heaven, behold, I put them away.
36/9.2. And at the time of their going, behold, I open the doors of heaven, and I call down the angels and send them abroad over the earth. And the earth becomes overrun with miracles. ||
36/9.3. Kosmon said: Let the wise man and the prophet consider the signs of the Almighty! Two extremes forerun the change of the Gods and Saviors in heaven: These are, extreme disbelief and extreme belief. The first denies all Gods, and even the person of the Creator; the second runs after the spirits of the dead, consulting seers and oracles.
36/9.4. Esfoma said: These signs are my signs. When these come, behold, the Almighty has a new deliverance on hand.
36/9.5. None can stop Him, nor hold up the Gods, Lords and Saviors of the past against Jehovih.
36/9.6. I speak in the wind, and man says: Behold, something is in the wind; || the Gods are at work; a new light breaks in upon the understanding of men.
36/9.7. Out of the tumult, Jehovih rises supreme in every cycle.
36/9.8. He leads forth a few who know Him and establishes them as a separate people in the world.
36/9.9. Uz said: And at the time of Jehovih’s triumph, I come and make myths out of the deposed Gods and Saviors.
36/9.10. Then I stretch forth my hand against the libraries and houses of ancient records, and I destroy them.
36/9.11. And man is compelled to give up the things of old, and to look around him, and rouse himself up to the ways of the Almighty.
36/9.12. O if only the prophets would apply my lessons of the past, in order to foretell the future.
36/9.13. Behold, there is no mystery in heaven and earth. They march right on; cycle follows cycle, summer follows winter.
36/9.14. In the overthrow of the departing Gods, behold, there is the beginning of a new springtime in Jehovih’s seasons.
36/9.15. He plants a new tree in His garden; it is a tree of new light for the righteous.
36/9.16. His chosen go out, away from the fleshpots of the past, and they have neither kings nor emperors; only the Almighty!
36/9.17. Into the wilderness they go forth, persecuted and beset on all sides by the followers of the mythical Gods.
CHAPTER 6 Ben
36/6.1. God said: I declare in the name of Jehovih, the Whole. Through Him, and by His hand I have been lifted up. Hear me, O mortals! Give ear, O you spirits of the dead! The Father has spoken; Him I reveal; in Him, bestow the Tree of Light.
36/6.2. I was in darkness, but am now in light. His presence is upon me. Listen, then, to my words, and be wise in your lives.
36/6.3. Do not seek to disprove Him; or to prove that these things cannot be; or seek to deny His person, or His spirit. That was my bondage. In bitterness of heart I was bound in darkness. Those who deny, those who try to disprove Him, are in darkness.
36/6.4. He is the same today and forever. The prophets of old found Him; so can you. But He does not come to the denier, nor to the disprover.
36/6.5. He who would find His Person, must look for Him. He who would hear His Voice, must listen for it. Then comes light.
36/6.6. All argument is void. There is more wisdom in the song of a bird than in the speech of a philosopher. The first speaks to the Almighty, proclaiming His glory. The second plods in darkness.
36/6.7. By my hand, the ancient libraries were burned, to draw man away from darkness.
36/6.8. Kosmon said: What has great learning found that is valuable?
36/6.9. Shall learning, like riches, be acquired for one’s own selfish gratification?
36/6.10. If a rich man with his hoarded wealth does little for the resurrection of man, how much less does the learned man do with a head full of knowledge? It neither feeds nor clothes the sick and distressed, nor stays the debauchery and drunkenness of the great multitude.
36/6.11. How shall we class the man of exact science? Where shall we find him? How shall we know that he will not be disproved in time to come?
36/6.12. Yesterday it was said that a man cannot fast forty days and live; today it is proven possible.
36/6.13. Yesterday it was said: There is attraction of gravitation between the sun and the earth; today it is proven that there is no such thing. And that no man can see without eyes or hear without ears, in su’is (clairvoyance and clairaudience); today hundreds of thousands know it to be so.
36/6.14. Yesterday it was said, you shall eat flesh and oil, because they supply certain things for the blood, without which man cannot live; today it is proven otherwise.
36/6.15. Yesterday the physician said: Take this, and it will heal you; today the same thing is proven to have no virtue.
36/6.16. This only is proven: That man is vain and conceited, desiring to make others believe he is wise when he is not.
36/6.17. What healed the sick yesterday, will not tomorrow.
36/6.18. Philosophy that was good yesterday, is folly today.
36/6.19. Religions that were good for the ancients are worthless today.
36/6.20. Crime and pauperism grow up in the heart of them, even worse than in the regions of the earth where they are not preached.
36/6.21. The physicians have not lessened the amount of sickness on the earth.
36/6.22. The lawyers have not lessened the rascality of the wicked, or depleted the number of defrauders.
36/6.23. The march of Jehovih and His peoples is onward; it is like a tree of light, forever growing, but man does not heed the growth.
36/6.24. Man binds his judgment by things that are past; he will not quicken himself to see and understand the All Light.
CHAPTER 7 Ben
36/7.1. Esfoma said: I am the signs of the times.
36/7.2. By my face the prophets foretell what is to be.
36/7.3. I am the living mathematics; the unseen progress of things speaking to the senses of man.
36/7.4. My name is: THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
36/7.5. Why have you inhabitants of the earth, and you angels of the heavens, not regarded me in my march?
36/7.6. I called out in the days of the pyramids: O kings and mighty ones! Behold the signs of the times!
36/7.7. And you men of great learning, listen; a voice speaks in the wind!
36/7.8. Behold, Osiris and Isis shall go down. Anubi shall not judge the people of the Almighty!
36/7.9. I sent a storm into colleges of learning; the wise professors held up their heads and said:
36/7.10. I doubt the person of Osiris! I doubt Isis! Are they merely a principle?
36/7.11. The prophets looked here and there. They said: Behold the signs of the times! Let us measure the increase in the growth of skepticism toward these ancient Gods.
36/7.12. They said: Osiris shall go down; and so shall Isis, Anubi, Baal, Ashtaroth and Thammus.
36/7.13. But kings did not hear; they called their councils for stern legislation.
36/7.14. They saw, but denied my person and the power of my hand.
36/7.15. Man calls out: Give me a key for prophecy. Show me the way to find the destiny of Gods, angels, and mortals.
36/7.16. Show me the key for the rise and fall of nations and empires.
36/7.17. Then I come forth over all the land. Man begins to doubt, then to disbelieve, and then to deny the popular Gods and Saviors of his forefathers.
36/7.18. They (supporters of the idols) will not see which way the wind blows; with strong arms and bloody hands they rise up against Jehovih.
36/7.19. Then they go down in destruction; they and their Gods are known no more.
36/7.20. Jehovih has said: All things are like a tree; which springs up from a little seed to become mighty; it bears fruit for a season, and then falls and is turned to dust.
36/7.21. One by one My Gods, and My false Gods, rise up and are powerful for a season, and then they are swept away in Esfoma’s hands.
36/7.22. Behold My thousands of Saviors, which I have sent to raise up the inhabitants of the earth. Where are they this day?
36/7.23. To mortals I give Gods, Lords and Saviors; according to the time and place of the earth in My etherean regions, so I bestow them.
36/7.24. But when they have fulfilled their time, lo, I take away their Gods, Lords and Saviors. Not suddenly, nor without signs of the times of their going.
CHAPTER 4 Ben
36/4.1. Man said: What, then, shall I believe? If great learning has not proven anything real; if science is based on falsehood, and if there are no natural laws, shall I not give up my judgment? Whatever is at variance with my judgment, shall I not turn away from it?
36/4.2. It has been said: The soul of man never dies. No one can know this, except Jehovih.
36/4.3. It has been said: Jehovih is a person. No one can know this, for His magnitude is incomprehensible.
36/4.4. I can say what man’s mortal body is made of. Is the soul of man made of oxygen or hydrogen? Give me light that is real.
36/4.5. Jehovih said: My divisions are not like man’s divisions. Behold, I create one thing within another. Neither space, place, time nor eternity stands in My way. The soul is es.
36/4.6. Man inquired: If the dwelling-place for the spirits of the dead is up in the firmament, how is it created? What does it rest upon?
36/4.7. And how does the soul of man dwell in
heaven? If the es-man has feet and legs, how does he walk?
36/4.8. Do his arms change into wings? Or does he ride on lightning bolts?
36/4.9. God said: Already your soul goes in that direction, but it cannot take your body with it. Your corporeal judgment cannot cope with spiritual things.
36/4.10. As thought travels, so is it with the spirit of the dead. When you have quit your corporeal body, behold, your spirit will be free; wherever you desire to go, you shall go.
36/4.11. Nevertheless you shall go only as thought goes [i.e., without substance –ed.]. And when you have arrived at the place, you shall fashion, from the surroundings, your own form, hands and arms, and feet and legs, perfectly.
36/4.12. The Gods build not only themselves, but plateaus for the inhabitation of millions and millions of other souls risen from the earth.
36/4.13. Man said: Alas, me! Why was I born in darkness?
36/4.14. Why was I not created knowing all things from my youth up?
36/4.15. Why did the Creator not send His angels to be with me every day, to satisfy my craving for light from the Almighty?
36/4.16. Kosmon answered: If you had not craved for light, you would not be delighted to receive light. If you had been created with knowledge, you could not be an acquirer of knowledge.
36/4.17. If the Creator had given you angels to be always giving you light, then they would be slaves.
36/4.18. Liberty is the boon of men and angels; the desire for liberty causes the soul of man to come out of darkness.
36/4.19. Whoever feels that he has no need of exertion, does not grow in spirit. He has no honor on the earth or in its heavens.
36/4.20. Man said: This is my comfort: Man today is not as foolish as the ancients were.
36/4.21. They worshipped before idols of stone and wood.
36/4.22. They built temples and pyramids so costly that they ruined themselves.
36/4.23. Seffas said: O vain man! In the same day you abuse the ancients, you send your son to college, and make him study the ancients.
36/4.24. Your standing armies hold the nations of the earth in greater misery than the temples and pyramids did. And as to drunkenness, dissolute habits and selfishness, you are worse than the ancients.
36/4.25. God said: O man, turn from the dead past; learn from the Ever Living Present!
36/4.26. What more is your wisdom for the raising up of the poor and the distressed, than what the ancients had?
36/4.27. Because you hold up a book and say: Behold a most sacred and holy book! Is this better than for the ancients to say: Behold a sacred and holy temple!
36/4.28. Seffas said: Consider the established things; in one age one thing; in another age another thing.
36/4.29. To make man break away from all the past, and live by the Light of the Ever Present, is this not the wisest labor?
CHAPTER 5 Ben
36/5.1. Jehovih said: When I created life on the earth, in the waters, and in the air above the earth; I brought the earth into hyarti for a thousand years.
36/5.2. And the earth gave out light because of the darkness of the heavenly forests where I had brought her.
36/5.3. Man said: What greater delight is there than to know the beginning of things?
36/5.4. To know when the earth was made; and how the living were created!
36/5.5. The billions of kinds and species!
36/5.6. God said: Was this not answered to you? According to the light that man was capable of receiving, so was he answered.
36/5.7. Man inquired: But why was the truth not told? Why the six days? And why the rib?
36/5.8. God said: That which man can accept, and is good for him, is given to him. That which man cannot comprehend, cannot be revealed to him.
36/5.9. Behold, even now, as has been shown, you use false symbols to illustrate the number ten.
36/5.10. Would you make man worship angels because they took on forms by his side?
36/5.11. Then you would lose influence over him, and angels would be his guides.
36/5.12. All teaching shall be to make man comprehend the Almighty’s dominion upon man.
36/5.13. Symbols and images that do this, are true lights, though false in fact.
36/5.14. Man said: How shall man find light, knowledge, wisdom and truth? Is there no all- teacher? Is learning void, because it is based on false grounds? Are the senses void, because they themselves are perishable and imperfect?
36/5.15. As the insane man does not know his insanity, may not any man also be insane, and not know it?
36/5.16. Where shall man find a true standing point to judge from?
36/5.17. Uz said: All you see and hear, O man, is only transient and delusive. Even your own corporeal senses change every day.
36/5.18. Today you try to raise your son in a certain way; but when you are old, you will say: Alas, I taught him differently from what I would now.
36/5.19. Man inquired: Then is it not the best course to devote myself wholly to doing good?
36/5.20. Es answered: Who shall tell you what doing good is? Do you know?
36/5.21. Man said: To provide the best of everything for my wife, and for my sons and daughters, and contribute to the poor.
36/5.22. Es said: If you had created man, would you have given him hair or feathers, and a cushion for his head?
36/5.23. Think, then. If you give one thing too much to your wife and sons and daughters, thus preventing the calling out of their own talents, then, alas, your works will be bad instead of good.
36/5.24. Contribute to the poor one fraction too much, and you injure instead of doing good.
36/5.25. Give him one fraction too little, and you shall rebuke yourself.
36/5.26. Man inquired: What, then, are good works? Shall I preach and pray for others?
36/5.27. God said: Man, you shall judge yourself as to what you shall do.
36/5.28. Within every man’s soul, Jehovih has provided a judge that will sooner or later become triumphant in power.
36/5.29. Man said: Hear me: I am tired of reason and argument.
36/5.30. Now I will covenant with Jehovih. He only shall answer me; He will give me light:
36/5.31. To You, O Jehovih, I commit myself, to be Yours forever.
36/5.32. To serve You by doing nothing for my own selfish ends; but by doing the best I can for others, all my days.
36/5.33. My flesh body I will baptize (bathe, shower) every day in remembrance of You; for my body is Yours, and I will keep it clean and pure before You.
36/5.34. Nor will I suffer my spiritual body to be injured by wicked thoughts or passions of lust; for my spirit is Your gift to me also.
36/5.35. Twice every day my spirit body shall be covenanted to You, at which times all earthly thoughts shall depart away from me. And whatever light You bestow on me, that shall be a guide and ruler over me for that day.
36/5.36. In the morning at sunrise I will turn to You, so that I may be spurred up to swiftness in doing good and in manifesting Your light in my behavior. And at night before I sleep I will recount my day’s labor, so that I may see where I was short in doing with all my wisdom and strength.
36/5.37. You, O Jehovih, shall be my Confessor and Adviser; to You I will give praise without ceasing; my prayers and anthems to You shall be without number.
36/5.38. This I perceive is the highest of all aspiration. For what better is it for God or the spirits of the dead to tell me something than for mortals to tell me? Must not all wisdom necessarily be proved within each and every man? Is it not better that my vision reaches up to heaven and see it myself, than to be told of it by the angels?
36/5.39. It is wiser for mortals to become as pure as angels, than for angels to become as impure as mortals. No, I will not drag the spirits of the higher heavens down to the earth. If they came and told me, it would be no more than hearsay testimony at best.
36/5.40. I will commune with them and weigh their words, as to whether they are wise and adapted to founding Your kingdom on earth.
36/5.41. Am I not done, O Jehovih? You have sealed up Your kingdoms from me. From this time forward I will neither preach nor hear preaching; but only to labor and to do good, and be in peace within my own soul, and with my neighbors, and to glorify You.
36/5.42. I will do no more, nor will I multiply words with anyone under the sun.
CHAPTER 2 Ben
36/2.1. God said: Hear me, O man. I have come to teach you wise dominion.
36/2.2. Man said: The aborigines were free. Why should man with more wisdom, learn dominion?
36/2.3. Seffas said: My peace is forced peace; I am the light and the life.
36/2.4. Man inquired: Behold, the air of heaven is free. Can dominion come down out of nothing (as it seems) and rule over something (that is proven)?
36/2.5. How can God rule over solid flesh?
36/2.6. Uz said: O vain man! Do I not come in the winds of heaven and cast cities in epidemic? And yet man does not see me.
36/2.7. I inoculate in the breath; I cast fevers in the bright sunlight, and yet no man sees me.
36/2.8. Jehovih said: I gave the unseen all power to rule over the seen.
36/2.9. Kosmon said: O man, why will you always search in corpor for the cause of things? Behold, the unseen part of yourself rules over the seen.
36/2.10. God said: Do not think that the es worlds are less governed by system than are the corporeal worlds. The same Creator created all.
36/2.11. Behold, all things are in dominion. You were in dark dominion before the time of Bon.
36/2.12. By my own light I gave you a dominion of light in the time of Bon.
36/2.13. Man inquired: If the unseen rules in man, what ruled the substance of man before he was made?
36/2.14. Jehovih said: I created all things, seen and unseen. My hand was always stretched forth in
work. I make and I dissipate everlastingly.
36/2.15. Behold, I make a whirlwind in etherea hundreds and hundreds of millions of miles across, and it drives to the center a corporeal world from that
which was unseen.
36/2.16. I blow My breath upon the planet, and lo,
man comes forth, inquiring: Who am I, and what is my destiny?
36/2.17. I send an elder brother of man, to teach him, and show him the light.
36/2.18. God said: Behold me, O man, I am an elder brother. I have passed through death and found the glory of the unseen worlds.
36/2.19. Jehovih gave me, your God, dominion over the earth and her heavens.
36/2.20. Man said: I have found truth in corpor; I know I live; that trees grow and die.
36/2.21. This is true knowledge. Give me truth in regard to the unseen, so that I can prove it true.
36/2.22. Why, O God, do you give the matters of heaven and earth in signs and symbols? Give me the real light, I want no figures.
36/2.23. Kosmon said: You are vain, O man. What, then, have you learned? 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? Or why a man was not made to fly as a bird, or live in the water like a fish? Where did the thought of shame come from? Even your self you do not comprehend, nor do you know of your own knowledge, the time of your beginning. You know three times three are nine; yet even this you cannot prove except by symbols and images.
36/2.24. Nor is there anything in your corporeal knowledge that you can prove otherwise, except for your presence; and even that which you see is not your presence, but the symbol and image of it, for you yourself are only as a seed, a spark of the All Light, that you cannot prove to exist.
36/2.25. Man inquired: Where, then, is real knowledge possible to man? If my corporeal body and corporeal senses are evanescent and soon to fly away, how can I comprehend that which does not fly away, namely the spirit?
36/2.26. Yet I know a truth: I know that ten things are ten. This knowledge I can write down, and clearly teach to my brother. See, here are 10. This is exact science.
36/2.27. Esfoma said: You have written only two strokes, and called them ten. Now, I will show you ten. (Esfoma wrote: | | | | | | | | | | ). Yet, do not be surprised, for, because I have deceived you, I will now convict myself also. I said I would show you ten, and immediately I made ten marks; but I should have written the word ‘ten.’ Now, you are wise! No, 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? Instead, I should have uttered ten utterances. Your supposed exact science is nothing, and your supposed truth is only falsehood compounded and acquiesced in.
36/2.28. Jehovih says: Man’s wisdom is simply the experience of My creations, expressed to man’s understanding in signs and symbols.
36/2.29. Man said: If I search for the real, shall I never attain it? Why, then, this craving? Is truth only that which flies away?
36/2.30. Behold, you have said: You shall love the Creator with all your heart and soul! How can I love that which I cannot comprehend?
36/2.31. Es said: Behold the utterances of the birds; and the skipping of the lambs at play! These are the expressed love they have for the Creator.
36/2.32. To rejoice because you are created; to seek exalted rejoicing; to cultivate the light of your life; to turn away from dark things; these are to love your Creator.
36/2.33. Man said: Well then, if truth cannot be found, and mathematics cannot be proven other than by things that are false in fact, I will instead search for goodness; I will shun sin. Is this not wise?
36/2.34. God said: This is wise. But what are goodness and good works?
CHAPTER 3 Ben
36/3.1. Man said: Behold, I have struggled hard all my days, and met many crosses and losses. To provide for my son (or daughter) so that he shall fare better, this is goodness.
36/3.2. Uz said: Vain man! You do not understand the creations. Your trials, your losses and crosses, have built up your soul. To provide your son so that he shall have no trials, losses or crosses, will not be good for him. This will not be goodness. Give him experience.
36/3.3. Man said: Then I will teach him to not sin—to tell no lies; to not steal; to preserve his body pure. This is goodness.
36/3.4. Uz said: What can you do, that is not a sin? What can you teach, that is not falsehood?
36/3.5. You paint a picture, and say: Behold, this is my farm! In this you utter falsehood. You give a book to your son, saying: Here is a good book! This is also false. Can paper be good? You say: Here is a book of wisdom! This is also false. Wisdom does not dwell in paper.
36/3.6. How, then, can you teach your son to tell no lies, since no man can speak without lying?
36/3.7. God said: One only is Truth, Jehovih. All else are false. One only is without sin, Jehovih. All else do sin every day.
36/3.8. Man said: To understand the laws of the universe, this is great wisdom.
36/3.9. Es inquired: What is a law of the universe?
36/3.10. Man said: That an apple will fall to the ground.
36/3.11. Uz said: By my hand the apple rots; the earth to the earth; but moisture flies upward.
36/3.12. Jehovih said: By My touch the substance rises up out of the earth and becomes an apple. Do you say law is My opposite?
36/3.13. Man said: Why then, there are two laws: one to make the apple rise up and grow on a tree, and one to make it fall down again.
36/3.14. Es said: Is this the creation? One law to pull one way, and another law in another way?
36/3.15. Can one law make one rose red, and another law make another rose white? One law make one man good, and another law make another man bad?
36/3.16. Jehovih said: I make no laws. Behold, I labor with My own hands. I am present everywhere.
36/3.17. Es said: All men may be likened to green fruit, and on the way toward ripeness.
36/3.18. What more is man’s earth life than a tree? It has its winters and summers for a season, and then the end comes.
36/3.19. Jehovih said: Behold, I created light and darkness, and one follows the other.
36/3.20. I give dan to the earth for a season, and then I rain down ji’ay for a season. Likewise I created the soul of man: today, light and joyous; tomorrow, in gloom and melancholy.
36/3.21. Man inquired: How can I know if a thing is of God or if it is of nature? What is Jehovih other than natural law?
36/3.22. Corpor answered: What is nature, O man? What have you gained by replacing my name with another?
36/3.23. All that you comprehend with your corporeal senses are members of my body. Behold, the trees are mine; the mountains and valleys; the waters and every living thing; and everything that does not live. They are me.
36/3.24. So why do you say, nature? Now I say to you, the soul of all things is Jehovih; that which you call nature is simply the corporeal part.
36/3.25. Man said: I mean the laws of nature. Certain combinations under certain conditions give the same result. This is law.
36/3.26. God said: What have you gained by the word law, instead of the word Jehovih? If that which does a thing, does it of its own accord, then it is alive, and wise also. Therefore it is Jehovih.
36/3.27. If it does not do it of itself, then it is not the doer, but the instrument. How, then, can law do anything? Law is dead; and the dead do nothing.
36/3.28. Men make laws, as between themselves; these laws are rules governing action, but they are not action itself.
36/3.29. Jehovih is action. His actions are manifested in things you see. He is Light and Life. All His things are a complete whole, which is His Person.
God’s Book of Ben
Sometimes called Book of the Nine Entities, being the Tree of All Light.
36/0.1. Jehovih, or, Jehovih said. And is equivalent to THE ALL HIGHEST LIGHT. The All Knowledge.
36/0.2. Tae, or, Tae said. The word TAE is equivalent to the words, THE HIGHEST GENERAL EXPRESSION OF MANKIND, or, THE UNIVERSAL VOICE WAS.
36/0.3. Corpor, or, Corpor said. Corpor signifies whatever has length, breadth and thickness.
36/0.4. Uz, or, Uz said. Uz is equivalent to THE VANISHMENT OF THINGS SEEN INTO THINGS UNSEEN. Uz is also equivalent to, WORLDLINESS, or, world’s people.
36/0.5. Esfoma, or, Esfoma said. Equivalent to THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE WIND; or, AS THINGS SEEM TO INDICATE. Signs of the times.
36/0.6. Es, or, Es said. Equivalent to, THE UNSEEN WORLD, also to, THE SPIRIT WORLD. The testimony of angels. Also spirit.
36/0.7. Ha’k, or, Ha’k said. DARKNESS. Ignorance is ha’k. Darkness may be corporeal or spiritual. Dark ages; or, a time of anarchy and false philosophy.
36/0.8. Kosmon, or, Kosmon said. THE PRESENT ERA. All knowledge in possession of man, embracing corporeal and spiritual knowledge sufficiently proven.
36/0.9. Seffas, or, Seffas said. Seffas is equivalent to, THE ESTABLISHED, or, THE ENFORCED; as the laws of the land, or, the religion of the land, as established.
36/0.10. God said: These are the nine entities; or, according to the ancients, Jehovih and His eight children, His Sons and Daughters. And these are the same, which in all ages, poets and philosophers have made to speak as, THE FAMILY OF THE UNIVERSE. Through them I speak. Jehovih is the Light, that is, Knowledge. The manifestation of Knowledge in man is Jehovih. The growth of wisdom in man, as the earth grows older, is the tree of light.
CHAPTER 1 Ben
36/1.1. God said: Before the arc of Bon the earth was rank.
36/1.2. The seed of the tree of light had been planted many times, but the rankness destroyed it.
36/1.3. In the time of the arc of Bon, the earth reached maturity.
36/1.4. Jehovih said: I gave to the inhabitants of the earth Capilya, Moses and Chine.
36/1.5. Through them the tree of light was made everlasting on the earth.
36/1.6. The great peoples then knew I was God, and my word was with them.
36/1.7. Es had spoken before that day, and man knew the presence of angels. But he did not heed them.
36/1.8. When my word came, man listened and took notice. Mine was with authority.
36/1.9. Emblems, signs and symbols were the letters of man’s alphabet to lead him upward in wisdom.
36/1.10. Wisdom does not come suddenly; as darkness goes away, light comes.
36/1.11. Great knowledge is all around; to make man perceive it, is the labor of God.
36/1.12. Man said: I have looked into corpor, but did not find knowledge.
36/1.13. Corpor said: Does your flesh know? Do your bones have knowledge? Is it in the blood?
36/1.14. Jehovih said: I am Knowledge; come to Me. I am the Unseen. Behold yourself, O man! Can you put your finger on the place, and say: Here is knowledge? Does wisdom have bulk, and a place?
36/1.15. Ha’k said: Who knows the boundary of Light? Behold, I cannot hide away from Him. What is my small corner compared with the All Light of etherea?
36/1.16. Jehovih says: Do not think that the vault of the firmament is nothing; for there I have created etherean worlds, of sizes equal to the corporeal worlds; but they are independent of them. These are My kingdoms, prepared for the spirits of men, women and children, whom I bring forth into life on corpor. Nor are My etherean worlds alike in density or motion, but of different consistencies, so they may be suitable for the varied advancement of My children.
36/1.17. Man said: O World, give me light. Give me substantial knowledge, so I can put my finger on it and say: Here is the real!
36/1.18. Uz said: O man! Behold your folly! All things you see, hear, and touch are my abode.
36/1.19. Man said: What do you mean? You are vanishment! All things perish; you are that which is without foundation.
36/1.20. God said: You are both a flesh-man and an es-man. How can you expect your flesh talents to acquire substantial knowledge? All substance is evanescent. The real is the All Light, which you cannot comprehend (in entirety, and the flesh-man cannot at all).
36/1.21. Man said: Why, then, do I have this craving in my soul for all wisdom? Was my creation in vain?
36/1.22. Jehovih said: Because I created you craving for light, you go forth searching. You are on a long road; to the summit of All Light, which even Gods have not attained.
36/1.23. Man inquired: Why, then, was death created?
36/1.24. Uz said: Behold, even stones molder into dust. Would you have had a separate law for man?
36/1.25. Es said: I am within your corpor; when your corpor molders into dust, behold, I am the es-man, your real self. I am your spirit; and, like a planted seed, I dwell within your corpor.
36/1.26. Jehovih has said: I created the corpor of man as a womb for the es of man. By death, behold, the es is born.
36/1.27. Around My corporeal worlds I placed atmospherea; for, even as the earth and other corporeal worlds provide a womb for the spirit of man, so have I made atmospherea as the substance of a womb for the souls of men.
36/1.28. Man said: If, when I am dead, I shall see the place, is the germ of that light not already in me? How am I made that I see, but do not see this? Hear, but do not hear 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.
36/1.29. Jehovih said: To man I gave a corporeal body so that he could learn corporeal things; but death I made so that man could rise in spirit and inherit My etherean worlds.
36/1.30. Two senses I gave to all men, corporeal senses and spiritual senses; nevertheless, the two are one person. A man with corporeal senses transcending, chooses corporeal things; a man with spiritual senses transcending, chooses spiritual things.
36/1.31. I have made two kinds of worlds: corporeal worlds and es worlds. He who desires of corpor shall receive from corpor, for he (Corpor) is My Son, in whom I am well pleased. He who desires of es shall receive from es, for she (Es) is My Daughter, in whom I am well pleased.
36/1.32. Kosmon said: Because man lives on corporeal worlds, corpor is called son; but because man in spirit lives in the es worlds, es is called daughter.