Suffering

 
 
  1. Trials are as nutriment to one's spiritual growth.
  2. Without suffering, some that are bound wouldn't know they are bound, or, if knowing, wouldn't desire freedom.
  3. Mortals are in the embryotic state; they haven't even been born yet.  More are trials and exertions to be desired in this life than ease and enjoyment. Those that have great pleasures and enjoyments in this life, waken up as babes in heaven. Nevertheless, severe trials are a great injustice to any man.
  4. "Let no man shirk from the trials I (Jehovih) put upon him, for in so doing he robbeth his own soul."

 

 

 

 
  1. (Book of Knowledge 2:25)         The trials of the flesh to man are as nutriment to his spirit's growth. And yet, think not that thou shouldst rejoice in thy neighbor's trials, saying, it is good for his spirit's growth. But as Jehovih gave all He had, and thus made all things, be thou like unto Jehovih, and give to the man in trial, lest thou robbest thyself.
  2. (First Book of God 18:4)      Light is the freedom of all; to know this is the beginning of wisdom. Nevertheless, without suffering, some that are bound would not know they are bound, or, if knowing, would not desire freedom.
  3. (Book of the Arc of Bon 8:8)      Capilya said: Could thine eyes see as mine have seen, or thine ears hear as mine have heard, then it were easy to answer thee. Nevertheless, I declare unto thee a great truth, which is also revealed in the doctrines of the ancients, that this is not the real life, but the embryotic state. And many that have great pleasures and enjoyments in this life, waken up as babes in heaven; whilst many who are virtuous and wise, but suffer great misery, in this life, wake up in heaven in strength and glory. More are trials and exertions to be desired than ease and enjoyment; for the former causeth the soul to look upward; but the latter causeth the soul to look downward. Nevertheless, severe trials are a great injustice to any man.
  4. (Book of Saphah M'hak. 4) EAST: Naked bring I man into the world, saith Jehovih. But I provide others for him in his infancy, that he may be fed and clothed. But when he is strong and wise, I command him to provide for himself, that he may be an honor and glory in My handiwork.
    5. Let no man shirk from the trials I put upon him, for in so doing he robbeth his own soul. (The Gowai and Initiates now march thrice around the Tablet, repeating the philosophy and the examination that arise out of the Degree of Dawn, and the Light of High Noon. When they have arrived at the West, the Washutaga sound the gong, and they halt thereat. The West saith):