Book of Lika Chapter 17, Chapter 18
1. Wherein this history hath overlapped the running story, hear ye how it was with
Ahura and his kingdom, Vara-pishanaha, which Lika visited prior to the deliverance of
the hells of hada. For, to accomplish the resurrection of Vara-pishanaha, Lika had
previously sent swift messengers to Ye’a-Goo, Goddess of Ha’mistos, in etherea, to bring
an avalanza capable of six thousand million Brides and Bridegrooms for the mid-harvest.
2. Accordingly, at the same time Lika and his Rapon hosts were visiting Ahura, the
Goddess, Ye’a-Goo, came down in her avalanza, fully equipped. Her avalanza was egg-shaped and veiled without, and was seven miles high and five miles wide, every way, habitable throughout. On the outer surface, but under the veil, were twelve thousand
porches with banisters. The propelling vortices were within the center, and the workmen
were in the summit. On the lowest porch were five hundred thousand es’enaurs, and on
the highest porch one thousand trumpeters.
3. Ye’a-Goo’s compartment, and the place of the Holy Council, were in the midst; and her
throne faced to the north, like the earth’s vortex.
4. Ahura said to Lika, Son of Jehovih: My Brides and Bridegrooms I give to thee; honor
thou this dissolving kingdom by performing the marriage ceremony. Lika said: Thy will
and Jehovih’s be done. Thus was it arranged, and the twain, together with the Rapon
hosts, ascended the throne together and sat thereon.
5. Ahura had previously provided his hosts, in all four and a half thousand million Brides
and Bridegrooms, and arrayed them in white, so that they anxiously awaited the coming
of Ye’a-Goo, and were on the look-out to see her magnificent ship descending. A place of
anchorage had also been previously made, together with accommodation for the
spectators, of whom there were fifteen hundred millions, being adopted wanderers,
rescued from the various hells during the past hundred years.
6. The Brides and Bride-grooms were arranged in semi-circles facing the throne, leaving a
place for the avalanza, but above them, so that when Ye’a-Goo descended from her ship’s
bottom she would be in the midst.
7. Whilst the ship’s workmen were anchoring, Ye’a-Goo and her Holy Council descended
to the platform, and saluted the Gods and Goddesses on the throne in the sign, THE GLORY
OF THE FATHER, and Lika and the others answered under the sign, THE ABANDONMENT OF
8. Ye’a-Goo said: In Jehovih’s name am I come to answer the call of His Son, to deliver
the emancipated Sons and Daughters.
9. Lika said: Behold, O Daughter of Jehovih, the Brides and Bridegrooms are before thee.
To thee I give them in Jehovih’s name!
10. Ye’a-Goo said: My beloved, know ye the resurrection of the most high heavens?
11. Response: Reveal, O Goddess; our faith is strong.
12. Thereupon Ye’a-Goo instructed them, and then followed the usual ceremonies, but
concluding with the seventh degree of emuth, in Jehovih’s voice, to wit: To be My Brides
and Bridegrooms forever?
13. Response: To be Thy Brides and Bridegrooms forever, O Jehovih! To labor for thee,
and to be mouth-pieces for Thy commandments, and to be Thy expression forever! And
to be in concert with Thy most high Gods for the resurrection of mortals and angels.
14. Whom I receive as Mine forever! To be one with Me in My kingdoms; for which
glory I accept you as My Sons and Daughters, Brides and Bridegrooms forever!
15. Response: And be Thy Sons and Daughters! To be one with Thee forever, Thou Most
16. Ye’a-Goo said: Behold the crowns the Father bestoweth upon His loves, to be
theirs forever. (Hereat the Rapon Chiefs with Lika, gathered of the curtains of light
and wove crowns and cast them forth, thousands of millions, and the power of the Great
Spirit through their wills bore them upon the heads of the Brides and Bridegrooms.)
17. Response: Crown of Thy crown, O Jehovih! Glory be to Thee, Creator of worlds!
18. Ye’a-Goo: The Father’s ship hath come for His chosen. Walk ye in and rejoice, for ye
are His harvest. Gods and Goddesses are waiting for you, as a woman waiteth for her
first-born. They will receive you with joy and love. Yea, they are crying out unto me,
Daughter of Jehovih, why tarriest thou so long.
19. Lika now saluted the Brides and Bridegrooms, and said: Arise, O my beloved, and go
your ways, the Father calleth.
20. The Brides and Bridegrooms saluted, saying: Alas, we have not paid our teacher,
Ahura. And every one plucked from the rays of Jehovih’s light a flower of love, and cast
it at Ahura’s feet, saying: Most blessed of Gods, love of my love; Jehovih be with thee!
21. Ahura responded not; only burst into tears. And now, whilst the Brides and
Bridegrooms were going into the ship, Ye’a-Goo came along the platform, accompanied
by the chief marshal, and his staff, and these were followed by Ye’a-Goo’s high Council.
The Rapon Chiefs rose up and received them, and they all sat on Jehovih’s throne in
relaxation and fellowship.
22. Thus ended the ceremony. The music of the two spheres now commenced; Ye’a-Goo
and her hosts embarked, and she gave the word, Arise! and lo, the great avalanza started
from its foundation, amidst a universal shout of applause from the four thousand millions.
Higher and higher rose the ship of fire, toward the bridge Chinvat, toward the etherean
1. After the judgment of Anuhasaj and Chesota at Theovrahkistan, Ahura asked Lika for
assistance to remove the remainder of Vara-pishanaha to Hao-yusta, which Lika granted,
allotting ten millions of his etherean hosts to accomplish it. With these Ahura and
Anuhasaj and Chesota accomplished the removal.
2. In not many days after this, Sudga was delivered from the hells of Auprag, of which
event Ahura had been previously informed, as to the time thereof, and he accordingly
went to Auprag, to be in readiness to receive Sudga, and help restore him if required.
3. Sudga, on his delivery from the knot, where there had been thirty millions bound, was
bereft of reason, but not gentle like Anuhasaj, but fierce, battling right and left, a very
maddened maniac that neither saw nor heard, but raved and cursed with all his strength,
choked up with madness. For all the curses of his broken-down kingdom recoiled upon
himself; the projective curses of his thousands of millions of slaves were piercing his soul
from every quarter.
4. But they held him fast and carried him into the ship, which sailed for Hao-yusta,
whither he was landed in the same condition. Ahura was with him, and Ahura caused a
circle of deliverance to assemble and labor in the restoration. And it required thirty days
and nights to bring him round, so he could even see and hear; but as for his judgment it
was yet a hundred days more before it manifested.
5. So Ahura could not wait longer with him, but returned to the hells where Te-in was
bound, the Ak-a-loo-ganuz, for Te-in was to be delivered. But herein was Ahura also
disappointed, for Te-in was neither frightened nor wild nor mad; but limpid, helpless as
water and without knowledge, more than a vessel of water. His energies had all been
exhausted, and in a dead swoon he lay in the heart of the knot. Him they also carried to
Hao-yusta, and Ahura provided for his restoration.
6. But yet, ere Te-in awoke from his stupor, Ahura departed for Osiris, who was bound in
the hells of Prayogotha. Osiris had been in hell now for more than a hundred years, and in
a knot for fifty years.
7. When the false Osiris was delivered, he was deranged, but preaching Jehovih, calling
everybody Jehovih, and everything Jehovih. Him they also carried to Hao-yusta and
provided restoration for him. And Ahura went thither also to assist with all his wisdom
8. Thus were delivered all the self-Gods who had rebelled against Jehovih and established
the great confederacy, of which not one vestige was now left.
9. But of all the angels delivered out of the hells and knots not one in ten was of sound
judgment, whilst more than half of them were only drujas at best.
10. Thus was founded the new kingdom of Hao-yusta, but yet in charge of the ethereans,
who were to commit it to Anuhasaj and his one-time confederates, for their deliverance.
11. It came to pass in course of time that Sudga and Te-in and Osiris were restored to
judgment, and in this matter Anuhasaj and Ahura and Chesota were constant workers.
And when they were all restored, they in turn fell to, to restore others, to which labor they
were committed till the close of dawn.
12. Osiris and Te-in and Sudga all desired to go before Lika, to be adjudged and
sentenced; and they all sentenced themselves, which was granted unto them. On this
occasion Osiris said:
13. Thy lessons are near at hand, O Jehovih. But who will learn them? Mortals go insane,
because they have not learned to throw their cares upon Thee. To throw government
upon Thee, O Jehovih, is not this wisdom? To cast riches and kingdoms into Thy lap;
to own nothing; to have nothing; is not this the sum of the highest happiness?
14. Whoso doeth this will battle against no man for anything in heaven or earth. But he
who doeth otherwise will soon or late descend into hell. For what is hell but the opposite
of bliss? What is battling against others, but sowing the seed of anarchy in one’s own
soul? To battle against others is to gain the lower, by sacrificing the higher, of which
latter Thou, O Jehovih, art the summit.
15. To go against Thee, O Father, is to go against one’s fellows; to go against one’s
fellows is to go against Thee. And who can go against Thee but will soon or late evolve
his own fall?
16. Thou hast given to mortals, kings, queens, and shown them that soon or late their
kingdoms will fall to pieces. And yet Lords and Gods, seeing these things, will not
believe. Every one, in his own conceit, imagineth his particular kingdom will be governed
more wisely than all his predecessors. And yet his also falleth.
17. Now will I turn to find Thee, O Jehovih, and the search shall be everlasting.
Kingdoms are nothing to me; all possession, save wisdom and love, are but vanity and
vexation. I know Thou art above all else, and yet Thou art that that hath given Thyself all
away, so that none can look upon Thy face. Verily hast Thou hid Thyself away; to be like
unto Thee is to hide away the self of one-self; and that that will remain will be Thy
mouth-piece and Thy hand.
18. Then spake Sudga unto Jehovih, saying: Why was I puffed up, seeing that I created
not even mine own self. Neither had I anything in earth or heaven to use or to work with,
but the substance was made already. Yea, I leapt into Thy garden which Thou hadst
19. I raised up my voice against Thee; because Thou wert too Holy for my gross senses to
behold, I condemned Thee. I wanted Thee gross that I could look upon Thee; that I could
walk around Thee, and behold Thy stature. I saw that all men were like unto me in this.
20. Therefore I made a figure-head of myself; I said unto Thy children: Behold me! And
at first they were pleased, because they imagined they had found a Creator they could
measure. But Thine eye was upon me, Thine hand pointed the way and the manner of my
iniquity. And they searched me out and found I was but a man, like unto themselves.
Wherefore they condemned me.
21. The fool acknowledgeth no person save he can grapple therewith, and find the arms,
and the length thereof, and the feet and their standing place. How vain I was in this, O
22. He that professed Thy Person I denounced as a fool; because I saw not Thy
completeness Thou sufferedst me to pursue my vanity. Because I had risen above
acknowledging Thy Person I was forced to make man the All Highest; and this drove me
to make myself the all highest man. But Thou camest not against me to beat me from my
iniquity, but gavest me full play to do my utmost.
23. On all sides hast Thou encompassed Thy creation with liberty. Even Thine enemy
Thou hast not restrained. He standeth in public, saying: Jehovih, I deny Thee. If Thou art
mightier than I, strike me down. Behold, I deny Thee and Thy Person! Thou Void
Nothingness! Thou fool Creator, with Thy half-created world. Thou who hast created sin!
And created misery! Thou Father of evil! O Thou dumb Nothing.
24. Yea, even to him hast Thou given free speech; and he buildeth up his own soul in his
own way. And for a season he is the delight of the druk and the druj; yea, they fasten
upon him, and he gaineth a multitude of evil ones, divided one against another, but the
seed of his curses taketh root in them, and he becometh encompassed with foulness and
25. To find harmony in Thee, O Jehovih; to measure the Goodness of Thee; to rejoice in
one’s joys; to treasure Thy best gifts; to laud Thy love; to love Thee because Thou hast
given me power to love, and things to love; to rejoice in Thy fruits and flowers and all
perfected things; to harp forever upon Thy glories and the magnitude of Thy creation; to
sing praises to Thee for harmony wherever found; to love to comprehend all good things;
to find the good that is in all men and women; to rejoice in delights; to teach others to
rejoice, and to search after all perfected beauties and goodness and righteousness and
love; these shall be my service unto Thee, my everlasting Father.
26. To seek not to find imperfections; to seek not to find inharmonies; to seek not to find
evil; to seek not to find ugliness; to seek not to find evil in others, nor their darkness nor
shortcomings; to seek not to prove imperfections upon Thee, O Jehovih; to find no fault
with Thee; to complain not against Thee; to complain not for trials nor for hardships, nor
for the evil others inflict me with; to quibble not, because I can not comprehend Thy
vastness; to quibble not for myself; to speak not evilly against anything Thou hast created.
O make Thou me strong and wise forever.
27. Te-in spake to Jehovih, saying: Wherein is the limit of experience, O Jehovih! And
how short have I not been before Thee, My Father! Behold, I had learned all philosophies;
I had been taught for a long season in the right way, but I rebelled against Thee, my
28. I had been taught to horde not up anything; to own nothing; to desire nothing but
wisdom and love. And Thy teachers, O Jehovih, showed me the evidence of thousands of
great rulers, and every one of them had come to evil and destruction. Why then, O Father,
was I not wise in the evidence before me? But I rose up against all this testimony, and I
fashioned a mighty kingdom. Yea, Thou sufferedst me to try in mine own way to the full.
29. I went not by peace but by war; I raised me up standing armies and great warriors
without limit; by force I established myself, but only as a tree that groweth up and is cut
down. But what was I in Thy great universe, O Jehovih. What was my experience but the
repetition of others who had been before me.
30. Now will I be wise; most cautious in my wisdom, and slow to proceed. But how can I
make my experience profitable unto others? Thou hast stood me afar off; whoso heareth
me will say: Ah, had I tried it I had succeeded better. Thou prickest each one to go in and
try, but they all fail. Yea, they reiterate their failure; but where is the profit of this
experience unto others? How can I ever reach them, O Jehovih!
31. What profit have I more than a mortal that dwelleth on the earth? Have not the
angels testified for thousands of years that the rich man was crippling his own soul, and
that the king and queen were binding themselves with chains for the habitation of
hell? But they will not heed; every one hopeth he at least will find a way to escape; to
gain prestige over others; to be a leader; to have servants; to be idle; to live at ease; to
have great possessions; to revel in luxuries. Are not these more powerful than
experience; greater in the eyes of the ignorant than all the wisdom of earth and heaven.
32. Thou hast wisely shaped Thy creatures, O Father! Thou makest great servants of
us in a way we know not of. Behold, I desired a mighty kingdom in heaven, and
Thou gavest one into my hand. Yea, I flattered myself with my success; I laughed at
the Gods who had been before my time. How things are changed now, O Jehovih!
33. Thou hast made me a servant of servants; yea, by mine own hand have I bound
myself about. Have I not heard mortals say: O that I had a kingdom to rule over! O that I
had great riches, how good I would be! And because Thou deniest them for their own
good, they complain against Thee. Who shall answer for the vanity of men and angels!
They have not patience with Thee, who created them alive and knowest what is best.
34. One saith: Yonder is a great king, why doeth he not a great good? Or, yonder is a rich
man, why doeth he not a great good also. O that I were in their places.
35. How shall I show them, O Father, that to be a king is to go away from doing good;
that to be a rich man is to deny goodness? Yea, by the very act of possession is he
testimony in the opposite way. For he that is good giveth all; even as Thou gavest all and
so made all things. And the greater the possession the greater the bondage. Who hath so
small responsibility as he who hath nothing? This is the sum of wisdom, O Jehovih; and
all men and angels soon or late will acknowledge it.
36. Better hast Thou made it for the servant than for the master; better for the poor than
the rich; and these things will also come to their understanding in course of time. But how
can I, O Father, make them to know wisdom without experience, to accept the testimony
of others’tortures in hell?
37. Behold, Thou gavest me great learning when I was of the earth; and when in hada
great advantages to attain to deep wisdom; but, after all, I was caught in a snare of my
own setting. How much, then, O Father, must I expect of the multitude? Happy is he who
hath nothing, and desireth only wisdom and love. To cultivate such a garden, what a
harvest will ripen out unto him.
38. When the three had thus spoken before the throne and before the high Council, Ahura
stood aside and spake also. He said: