The Fourth Virtue

The Twelve Virtues: “…the fourth Contentment.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 6:5

“Experience joy, O children of Light, practice divine persuasion and reconciliation with your fellow brothers and sisters and the world. This, my beloved children, is the fourth virtue: Contentment.” (Epistle of Mar Mani Khaila on the Cultivation of the Twelve Virtues 1:4)

(Some will notice that the regular devotional is not the same for the next few days. To prepare ourselves for the holy day of Shab-e Yalde, some adherents of the Religion of Light are focusing on the Twelve Virtues and the Epistle of Mar Mani Khaila on their cultivation in our lives. This series of Scriptures will be posted through 20 December.)

The Third Virtue

The Twelve Virtues: “…the third Victory.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 6:5

“When you practice self control and make a concerted effort to detach yourselves from materialism and harmful desires, this, my beloved children, is the third virtue: Victory.” (Epistle of Mar Mani Khaila on the Cultivation of the Twelve Virtues 1:4)

(Some will notice that the regular devotional is not the same for the next few days. To prepare ourselves for the holy day of Shab-e Yalde, some adherents of the Religion of Light are focusing on the Twelve Virtues and the Epistle of Mar Mani Khaila on their cultivation in our lives. This series of Scriptures will be posted through 20 December.)

The First Virtue

The Twelve Virtues: “The first is Royalty, the second Wisdom, and the third Victory; the fourth is Contentment, the fifth Purity and the sixth Truth; the seventh is Faith,the eighth Patience and the ninth Sincerity; the tenth is Kindness, and the eleventh is Justice, while the twelfth is Light.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 6:5

“My brethren, children of the Venerable Religion, those who walk in the Path of Truth in the Religion of Light, O how I wish for each of you to put into daily practice the Twelve Virtues and the various character qualities associated with each of these Virtues.
Finish Reading: The First Virtue

Guidance from Above

“Guide me, O Living Spirit, you who are manifested as the Third Messenger. Guide me, O Spirit of Truth, you who are present within the Holy Book. guide me, O Holy Fount, you who give life to all who partake of you.” — Psalms of Mar Mani Khaila 8:1-3

With much of the population’s focus on materialism and other things of this world, sometimes it can be very difficult to set aside time for the reading of the Holy Book, meditation, prayer, study, and the sharing of the Message of Light. We must be genuinely committed to our religious duties each day, always relying on the Living Spirit to guide us in our understanding of the Pillars.
Finish Reading: Guidance from Above