A Confessional Prayer for the elect -
A Manichaean text in Sogdian.
The first commandment: Truthfulness ...
The second commandment: Nonviolence.
... if by me their divine light has been injured: daily a small portion
is lost on the way. For all this I say: Forgive me!
The third commandment: Behavior in accordance with religion,
with its two parts.
I cannot remain virtuous ...
First : I do not fret at the cutting off or planting of trees (or even whole)
groves of trees. I do not consider the affliction of the sprouts of trees
or even the holy Light Element on a spring morning.
We all strive to plant and to sow a garden or a piece of land with our bodies.
Second: the male and the female bodies ...