Lectionary Readings for Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Weekday Sabbath

Book of Fragapatti Chapter 19, Chapter 20

Chapter 19

1. A thousand miles north of the northern line of the sun on the earth, in the middle
betwixt the east and west front of North Guatama, and from the earth upward, and
without intervening space, five hundred miles, had Yaton’te founded his kingdom, and
hither it was that Fragapatti came to see him. Five hundred miles westward lay Ipseogee,
extending north and south two thousand miles, where reigned the good Faithist, Hapacha,
styled God of the West Wind.

2. After the avalanza reached Yaton’te’s capital, and the hosts duly landed in the lower
heaven, Yaton’te ascended his throne, and after due ceremonies of welcome and
thanksgiving, and with music rendering praise to the All High, Yaton’te proclaimed
recreation for three days and three nights.

3. Then spake Fragapatti to him, saying: I am glad of this, because I desire to hear the
story of thy adventures, and of thy success in this kingdom, for thy record must also be
my record, to be taken with us, at the end of this dawn, to heaven above. Hoab and his
hosts shall also hear thy words.

4. Yaton’te replied: What I have done, I have done. Nevertheless, he who hath built great
kingdoms may find little to admire in a small one.

5. Fragapatti said: I have seen old men who doted more on a grandchild than on a large
family they had bred themselves. And is it not a wise provision of our Creator that He
bestowed us with such means as enableth us at all times to live over again our past history
in the young? Every hour we find a new way open to remind us of our follies in youth;
and also a new channel in which to behold Jehovih’s Wisdom.

6. Yaton’te said: If a man convert his neighbor from evil into good, two great things are
accomplished, the triumph of the man and the reformation of the neighbor. If on the other
hand a man fail to convert his neighbor from evil to good, two misfortunes have
transpired, which are, the disappointment of one and the loss of glory to Jehovih. It is a
strong man that can recount his own failures and say he glorifieth the Father because

7. Fragapatti said: How shall we measure magnitudes, O Yaton’te? Hath not a mortal, that
hath delivered one druk into light, as great a glory as a God that delivereth hundreds of

thousands? Is not the one as great in magnitude as the other? According to our worthiness
in righteous persistence, no matter what our limit is, is not this the greatest glory? Jehovih
gave to man, to first learn to deliver himself in the All Highest. He who can do this is a
great ruler. And in the next time Jehovih giveth him to rule over a small kingdom,
perhaps a drunkard, or a wanton, or even over his own family, to righteousness. He that
doeth this is a great ruler. Is not, then, man’s persistence in righteousness the whole glory
of his kingdom?

8. Yaton’te said: The Father knoweth! To try, and to try, and to try; this is the sum of the
good a man doeth. And yet what man is there in heaven or on earth but can find an
apology for the good work he accomplished? Doth not the poor man say: O, if I had this,
what great good I would accomplish? And the rich man maketh the same speech, and the
king also. And yet Jehovih hath given a kingdom to each and every one of them. But he
who can say: I have done all I could, according to my strength and wisdom, rateth
amongst the highest of men and Gods.

9. Hear me, then, O Fragapatti; and thou mayst best understand; suffer thyself to forget all
the light of high heaven, and to be in a place of darkness, where three thousand million
spirits are vagrants, scattered far and wide on the corporeal earth. Such was Aoasu in this
kingdom; but the spirits congregated not together in hells, as they did in the east, for they
had no association; no Gods, nor Lords. They were perpetual migrants, save such as dwelt
with the druks as familiars.

10. And as to the spirits of those that died in infancy, they were taken by the spirits of
their fathers and mothers, or others, and cared for until they also gained sufficient
knowledge to serve them as vagrants, and there was the end.

11. And strange to say, all these spirits were without clothes or drapery of any kind, and
devoid of shame; neither were they good or evil, nor had they desire for, or knowledge of,
a higher heaven, being content to rove about, to sleep, and to eat. And they had a
thousand languages; or, at least, a thousand different kinds of signs and utterances, which
they had acquired on earth, but lost and mixed up so that neither Lords nor Gods could
converse with them.

12. Thus I surveyed them and found them, before I built this capital, for which reason I
came thus centrally amongst them. Know also, O Chief, that I traveled amongst them
with music and with fire, and gaudy apparel, in hope to gain their aspiration; but, alas,
they neither smiled nor frowned on my fine shows, but vacantly gazed at us, or even fell
asleep whilst our otevan was paraded before them.

13. Then I came hither and built this capital, and founded Jehovih’s throne, whereon thou
now honorest me. And then I sent to them, here and there, presents of gaudy attire, in
hope to inspire the multitude through the few; but, alas, those I attired soon divested
themselves of their clothes, preferring nakedness. Thus ended my second failure.

14. After this, I sent a hundred thousand preachers to them, to portray the greater glory of
a higher heaven. But, alas, they heeded not, or, if heeding, in a day would forget all that
had been told them. And thus ended the third failure.

15. Then we held a holy council, imploring Jehovih for light and power; and His voice
came upon me, saying: Go to their loves, My Son; go to mortals. Begin thou with es’yans.

16. Then I commanded my hosts to go and live for a season amongst mortals; and they
brought the es’yans to Yaton’te, under guard of the asaphs. And the next of kin followed,

desiring to remain. And I said unto them: Behold, my place is fair, and my people are
clothed. Save ye be clothed also, ye cannot dwell with us, nor shall ye more look upon
your next of kin, whom I have taken for myself.

17. And for love there came many mothers and fathers, and brothers and sisters,
belonging to the recent dead; and they suffered themselves to be clothed; and these were
the first in my kingdom.

18. Again I called my hosts together, and I said unto them: A thousand Lords I must have.
I will divide North Guatama amongst my Lords, and they shall dwell with mortals, having
a sufficiency of ashars to give one to each and every mortal, man, woman and child. And
whether by natural death or by war, it mattereth not, the es’yans shall be brought to my

19. This I accomplished, providing nurseries and places of entertainment for such as were
brought hither. But, alas, the tens of thousands of spirits who thus came because of their
kin, and accepted clothing for sake of remaining, had little talent to talk, or even desire
for anything.

20. At the next holy council the Light came to me, saying: Hear the voice of thy Creator,
O My Son; because thou hast been diligent in striving for the resurrection of My children,
I am come to thee. Behold, I created man naked, and with shame, as the foundation of
industry. But because this people followed, in the Osirian age, the abandonment of
spirit communion, whilst they were yet mortal, they lost the light of My countenance.

21. Neither canst thou inspire them to industry, save through clothing the body; but, first
of all, thou shalt make them ashamed of nakedness; otherwise, there is no higher
resurrection for them.

22. Then I inquired of the Creator how I should teach them shame. He said: Of
themselves, to themselves, for themselves, thou canst do but little. But thou shalt inspire
them through mortals.

23. Every plateau shall be a thousand miles in breadth every way, save the lowest, which
shall be two thousand miles, with a rise of one degree, so that the plateaux shall extend
from the earth up to thy kingdom, like a stairway, one plateau higher than another.

24. And thy Lords shall provide for the lowest, and for the second lowest plateaux,
subjective entertainments, subjective teachings and subjective things in general. Neither
shall there be anything real on these two plateaux, save the inhabitants and their food, and
the mirrors and lenses, and machinery for producing subjectives.

25. And the lower plateau, being on the earth, shall be provided as a mirage, having
everything spiritual in appearance, as they are corporeally on the earth. And it shall be
provided with forests and lakes and rivers, and with all manner of animals and birds and
fish, and of whatsoever is suitable food for mortals. And the lowest plateau shall be called
Hochedowa, signifying, happy hunting ground.

26. And thou shalt send word to thy Lords, saying: Thus saith thy Creator: Behold, I have
created a good place, and called it Hochedowa. Teach ye this to mortals, by inspiration
and otherwise, saying also to them: Go tell one another, for, after death, the soul shall go
thither in great delight. And ye shall say unto them: Save ye wear garments to hide your
nakedness, ye shall not enter Hochedowa.

27. Yaton’te said: When the lowest plateau was made habitable, covering a large portion
of North Guatama, the Voice came again, saying: Through thy Lords, My Son, thou shalt

possess all mortals, every man and woman and child, suffering not one of the drujas to
come near them.

28. And, behold, I will send upon the land in many places, great droughts, because of the
construction of thy plateau, and these wandering spirits shall not find sustenance, save but
through thee and thy Lords. And as fast as they come, thou shalt oblige them to be clothed
or draped about the loins; but thou shalt show preference to all such as wear ornaments.

29. Yaton’te said: This much have we accomplished, O Fragapatti: The foundation of
my heavenly kingdom is broad and sure, but as yet I have few subjects to show thee.

30. Fragapatti said: Behold, I will take two days of rest, and then I will inspect thy places.
Proclaim, therefore, recreation for two days.

Chapter 20

1. When the recreation was ended, Yaton’te called his council together, and he sat on the
throne, and Fragapatti and Hoab sat on his left hand on the throne, also.

2. The Voice of Jehovih came to Yaton’te, saying: Behold, O My Sons and Daughters,
this heaven and this land shall not be like any other place; for hither shall rise in
time after, they that shall begin the founding of My kingdom amongst mortals. For in the
lands of the east, and the heavens of the east, I have given them Lords and Gods before
whom they fall down and worship. But in this heaven, and this land beneath it, shall
not be given any Lord, nor God, nor any person born of woman for their resurrection.

3. To this end have I created this subjective heaven and her plateaux, and they shall
endure till the dawn of kosmon, and the overthrow of war and mortal kingdoms.
From this throne will I come in that day, through My Chiefs, and reveal the histories
of My kingdoms. And I will radiate outward, around about from this heaven, until
My kingdoms encircle the whole earth, and until the earth’s heavens are Mine also.

4. And whether the I’huans be mortals or spirits, ye shall not here teach them to worship
any one, save the Great Spirit.

5. For a question will arise amongst mortals in the beginning of kosmon, as to whether
mortals are ruled by the angels of heaven. And I will prove it before them that in this land
all Gods and Lords and Saviors shall be cast out, and mortals shall become worshippers
of the Great Spirit, being ruled to that end by the inspiration that shall descend from this
heaven, through the spirits of the I’huan race. And they shall know that I, Jehovih, alone
rule over all, and within all My works.

6. Be wise, My Sons and Daughters, for as ye now find little aspiration amongst the hosts
of wandering spirits, so will the same lack of aspiration be manifested in the beginning of
kosmon, amongst mortals. The Voice ceased.

7. Yaton’te called Et’seing, his assistant God, saying: Come thou and sit on the throne. I
will go now for forty days with Fragapatti and show him all my works. And I will go also
with him to Hapacha, God of Ipseogee, after which I will return hither.

8. Et’seing came and sat on the throne, duly saluting, having been anointed and crowned
previously. Then rose up Fragapatti to speak, perceiving that the great multitude desired
to hear him. He said:

9. In what they have done I am well pleased, O Jehovih. Through Thy voice I selected
them, and they deserve neither praise nor censure, being Thy servants. Thou hast wisely

chosen them, for in this dawn I perceive the foundation of that which will reach mortals
in the third dan’ha that cometh after. And because Thou hast chosen this place, O Father,
great is the responsibility of these, Thy Lords, and Thy Lord God.

10. Because they have supplicated Thee, Thou hast guided them, and they cannot err.
Because their work hath been slow, they have great honor in patience and persistence.
May Thy Wisdom, Power and Love continue with them, for Thy glory, now and forever.
Amen! Fragapatti ceased, but the light became brilliant above his head; and the Voice
came out of the Light, saying:

11. More shall they concern themselves in a righteous foundation of My kingdom, than in
a multitude of conversions and resurrections. For the standard of their Lords and Gods,
and their successors, is of more value than tens of thousands of redeemed who are of little
wisdom and strength. For the latter will be raised up afterward.

12. The Voice ceased, and Fragapatti came down from the throne, followed by Yaton’te
and Hoab. The es’enaurs chanted, A
IMMORTAL VOICE! And when the Gods advanced to Ctius, they halted, standing abreast, and
then filed in front of the throne, saluting in the S
IGN OF OHM, and were answered by
Fragapatti. Lastly came the marshals of the traveling hosts; and when they had passed, the
Gods followed after, thus passing out of the capital to the place of the ships of fire,
followed by the inhabitants of Yaton’te.

13. Thus they entered the avalanza, with music and cheering; and thus they departed, first
to survey the kingdom of Yaton’te, and then go to Ispeogee.

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