- (God's Book of Eskra 15:2-7) Thou, O Etchessa, shalt go down
to the earth, to the land of Vind'yu, taking these hosts with thee.
And thou shalt establish a heavenly place of worship, which shall be
3. Behold, I have given thee many generations in which to bring about
the desired result. Survey thou, then, the generations of Faithists in
that land, and take thy choice as to place and caste and family.
4. He, whom thou shalt bring forth for this purpose, shall be of some
royal family, a prince of high estate.
5. I shall prove through him, that for love of righteousness, and to
serve Jehovih, he will forsake his kingdom and family and friends, and
all earthly things and desires, and make himself as a poor man,
dwelling with the poor, laboring with them, teaching them, and
6. For, because of the idolatries that will be amongst these people,
they will be bound in caste; but he, whom I will teach through, shall
prove unto the world that the service of Jehovih requireth of men,
that Jehovih shall stand uppermost, even above kin and caste. In the
example of which willing sacrifice, man shall be taught, that all the
evils of the earth can be overcome.
7. And thou shalt provide unto this man many disciples, and roadways
for him to travel, and places to preach; and provide followers unto
him, to go about with him. For without these, his preaching and
practice would be of little avail. See to it, then, that thy hosts
control the generations of men, that there may be born in the world a
sufficient number, to be disciples and followers of his doctrines,
that he may be a power in the world for re-establishing the Faithists
in the Great Spirit.
(God's Book of Eskra 24:1-4) SAKAYA was born in Hagotha, province
of Nao'wan, on the borders of Nepal; but because his birth had been
foretold by the Faithist prophets, and that he would re-establish the
doctrines of Capilya, the place of his birth was afterward called
2. Sakaya's father's name was Metanga, and he was of the twelfth
generation of Suddhodana (that is, of pure vegetable food). During
which time none of his forefathers ate fish or flesh, or of
anything that breathed the breath of life.
3. Metanga was very old when Sakaya was born, but the wife of Metanga
was but fifteen years old; for which reason, the people nicknamed the
child, Sramana Gotama, that is, passionless from father and mother.
4. Metanga was High Father of the province of Nao'wan; consequently,
Sakaya was born a prince, as commanded of Jehovih, in heaven, he
should be. Wherein He said: He that I will raise up, shall have the
glory of the earth before him; and he shall grow up as learned as a
king and a priest, and he shall re-establish peace and good will on
- (God's Book of Eskra 24:9-10) At fifteen, he desired to acquire
the ecstatic state, and he joined a band of seven Brahmin priests, and
went about for three years with the alms-bowl, begging for the poor,
living as the poor, and fasting and praying, and studying with his
teachers and priests.
10. And, yet for other four years, he excluded himself from speech,
save to the Holy Ghost, dwelling out of doors, night and day.
- (God's Book of Eskra 24:11-15) But Jehovih suffered not the
ecstatic state to come to Sakaya. And one night, his guardian angel, Etchessa, spake to him in a dream, saying:
12. Behold, I am Jehovih, and not the Holy Ghost! Why hast thou put Me
off? Did I not create thee alive, and make thee a person also? Thou
art born of the race of Suddhodana. Thy labor is not to seek the
ecstatic state for thyself, which is selfishness, but to renew My
light on earth.
13. Therefore, give up this, thy most useless life of going about
praying, and return thou to thy father's house, and take thee a wife.
For how canst thou attain the wisdom of the earth, without becoming a
husband and father?
14. Sakaya awoke, remembering his dream, and he told it to his
priests, and asked them to interpret it. And they said unto him: This
was not a dream, but the voice of satan; put thou it aside.
15. But Sakaya was more convinced of his dream than of his priests;
and he, therefore, gave up his fasting and praying, and returned to
his father's house, saying: Father, thou art wise after the manner of
thy generations. Henceforth I will be no more a priest, nor in fact a
Brahmin, for that matter, but pursue thy doctrines, which are of deeds
more than words. Thou shalt, therefore, choose me a wife, for I will
wed and become a father. (God's Book of Eskra 25:1-5)
Etchessa, angel chief of the loo'is, that brought forth Sakaya,
seeing the resolution of Sakaya, departed at once to Paradise, before
God on the throne, to receive the commission of Jehovih, and to
establish a line of es'ean light to the mortal sphere.
2. And thereupon, God caused his officers to select from the
volunteers the highest grades, and to arrange them in a line of light
down to the earth, to Sakaya, that the voice of God and his Holy
Eleven might speak through Sakaya, with the wisdom of Jehovih. The
hosts to be under the direction of Etchessa.
3. The million loo'is were also summoned to their places in the line;
and in five days' time, the light of the throne of God was made one
with the soul of Sakaya, and he began preaching, even from the steps
of the palace of the king, his father.
4. In the meantime, the loo'is of the hosts of Etchessa inspired
their mortal wards, men and women, who had been born into the world to
become disciples and followers of Sakaya, to come before him.
5. And it came to pass, that presently, there assembled in Sakaya's
native city, to hear him preach, men and women from remote distances.
So that people said, one to another: Such coming of strangers, proveth
that the Great Spirit is with Sakaya.
- (God's Book of Eskra 30:20-26) In all, Sakaya preached and
practiced fourteen years; and he founded seventy-two communities.
21. And all the members thereof were sworn against war, and against
caste, and against idleness, and to worship only the Great Spirit,
Ormazd. And he gave them many rites and ceremonies.
22. And then Sakaya said unto the Creator: I know Thou hast in some
mysterious way inspired me to do all I have done. Therefore, all the
glory is Thine. How best, O Father, may these great truths be
impressed upon mortals, that they will not soon forget Thy words
23. Then answered God to Sakaya, saying: By thy death by the hand of
24. Sakaya said: Then, O Thou, Who createdst me alive, provide Thou my
death as Thou desirest.
25. Then God cut asunder the cord of light that extended to the
heavenly throne in Paradise. And suddenly now the Brahmins conspired
against Sakaya, and they went privily and poisoned his food with the
blood of swine, killed with poison.
26. And Sakaya ate thereof, not perceiving it; and he was taken with a
bloody flux and died.