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Manichaean Scriptures

O Soul..

This visible Bema (mercy seat), the Word,
has been set before thee that it may sow in thee
through what is visible
the memory of the hidden Law which thou hast forgotten
since the day thou didst drink the water of the madness.

O Soul, see: to thee has come the grace of the Day of Rejoicing;
do thou reveal without fear all thy sins today
and remember thy end and prepare thyself in thy works,
for the Bema of Wisdom moves thee thereto.

This is the way of truth, this is the stairway that leads on high,
which shall take us on these holy steps!
From the beginning he is this Way, namely the First Man,
and Jesus the Radiant, and the Spiritual Advocate;
they have summoned thee
O Soul!