Holy Messages

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Holy Messages

BOOK I

                                                HOLY MESSAGES

 

Christmas, 1925:

JADE EMPEROR, or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE GREAT WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER

 

I have reigned supreme for millennia.

Those who improve themselves spiritually will receive blessings.
The miraculous way has been taught and followed
Throughout the world for millennia.

Rejoice this day, the 24th of December, the anniversary of my arrival in Europe to teach the Way! Your allegiance brings much joy to me. Blessings will fill this house. The time has come, so be ready to receive my instruction. More miracles will manifest to further persuade you.

Raise high the flag of guidance for all living beings--the born and the unborn!

The Way has been successfully shown;

Those who improve themselves spiritually will return to Heaven

In the palace of splendor.

CHIEU KY TRUNG do dan HOAI SANH

BAN dao khai SANG QUI GIANG thanh;

HAU DUC TAC CU thien dia canh.

HUON MINH MAN** dao thu dai danh.

** The capital letter words are the names of the first 12 disciples of the Supreme Being. The last three names of the last verse are the names of the seance participants

 

January 3 1926:

 

JADE EMPEROR, OR CAODAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE GREAT WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER:

 

SPIRITISM OR AUTOMATIC WRITING.

 

In spiritism, the medium must meditate deeply so that his spirit will then be able to come to Me, listen to My instructions, and have his body to write down the messages.

What is a spirit?

The spirit is your second body. It is very difficult for the spirit of a human being to transcend the physical body. The spirits of Saints, Immortals, and Buddhas are very marvelous and immortal. The spirit of an enlightened person may transcend the body and even travel the universe. Only the spirit may approach Me. When the basket with beak is used in spiritism, if the person is unconscious, the spirit may then leave the physical body, hear My instructions, and have the body transcribe the messages. If the interpreter’s reading is incorrect, the medium's spirit will not agree with the interpretation. They will be obliged to write again. In the other form of spiritual contact known as automatic writing, or inspired writing, I will come to you and make your spirit unstable for a while. During that time, your spirit will be able to listen to Me. Your hand will obey and write. In this form of spiritual contact, I cooperate with you so that you can reach Universal Truths.

Before the session, one must purify both mind and body-do not omit this purification or you risk failure. To practice well, one should keep one's mind pure, not encumbered by everyday living matters, and keep the hands cleansed and

deodorized. Deep meditation will allow one's spirit to transcend the body and communicate with Me.

The mediums should be chosen for their advanced spirit so that the session will be fruitful. They should practice vegetarianism, and train themselves toward being completely balanced (as good as Saints, Immortals, and Buddhas) to be able to properly achieve the purpose of the session and transmit the teachings. They are considered My assistants in the propagation of the Way. Spiritual contact cannot be taken lightly. In the reception of vibrations from the spirit, each person has personal vibrations which may be influenced by their own emotions and personality and may interfere: subsequently these writings may not be correct. One should take caution in setting up sessions and in recognizing the authenticity of the writings.

So, after each spiritism session, you have to wait for My approval before any implementation.

 

 

            February 20, 1926:

JADE EMPEROR, OR CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE GREAT WAY TO THE SOUTHERN QUARTER:

From My precious throne, flowers are happily and continually blooming more.

Although many different branches are growing out, they will belong later to one same family.

Likewise, you should join together to try your best in serving the Great Way.

With patience and loyalty, you will come back to Me.

It is not easy to find the Way to Nirvana.

I have in My hands all miracles of the universe.
In antiquity, to find Nirvana, one had to cultivate one's self over the course of innumerable lives.

Now, anyone from all over the world can be guided to this Way,

Whose virtuous messengers I am still discovering.

Attempting to change the hearts of the evil ones has brought me sorrow on many occasions.

If one wishes to escape from the suffering world,
One should cultivate one's spiritual self and thus will find Nirvana soon.

The branches that you are now are all part of Me. You will understand this later. I am happy to see you always getting along well with each other: it is a precious gift to Me. Be united and be cooperative in glorifying the Way. My Way is you, and you are Me. Be united and strong. Do not quarrel. Keep performing your duties and you will more fully know My will later.

 

 

           

Being brothers, you should love each other.

The more virtuous you are, the higher spiritual accomplishments you may attain.

You have to be determined to continue on your way to Nirvana.
You all have the same flesh and blood.

You should understand how miraculous I am. To teach, you have to use skillful and varied means, depending upon the level of the intelligence of the people. The one who does not have enough intelligence will not understand if you present doctrines too advanced for him or her.

I forbid you to criticize others, especially your disciples. Remember that I Myself am in them.

You do not need to have the same name to be in the same family.
By following the same Way, you all have the same father.
In this life span of one hundred years, remember to serve humanity,
And try your best to teach each other Concordance.

Wait for My orders. Your duty and responsibility were predetermined.

I start to teach you now…

In Bach Ngoc Kinh (White Pearl Palace), there are males and females. Female Buddhas and Immortals are even more powerful than their male counterparts.

Tr…, you have a mission, I will be with you and within you wherever you go. Whatever you are teaching people is considered as from ME. You have to be flexible. You alone are not enough to convince people. You have to help everybody of any sex, from any country to learn My Way. Do not be too strict with them at the beginning. Remember that every living being, including materials and plants, will all eventually be convinced when they listen to My Holy messages through you. Don't worry.

The sun rises from the horizon.

Get together and be ready to start.

Learn the Great Way from the Great Teacher.

You will return to Me at the end of this long, long road.

I have been telling you that I have prepared everything in your heart: Whatever you have in your mind was already predetermined. You need not worry. The Way is reserved for predetermined people.

Whoever has worshipped the Demonic Spirit cannot be My disciples.

If there is good, there has to be bad.

It is difficult to distinguish between the two.

Human beings therefore must come to Me

To become Immortals and Buddhas.

If you have already spent all your accumulated blessings and violated God's laws, you are in no way forgiven. If you could not even escape from the secular laws and justice on earth, how could you escape from God's laws? Being your Father, I have to be just and to punish you. Think about punishment and behave yourself. Remember that God is impartial: Don't rely on your Great and Gentle Father to become disrespectful to Him.

 

 

 

February 23, 1926

To teach children, teach yourself first

The work of education is as important as the work of giving birth.
In each person, there is a part of my spirit

That I cherish and that you have to educate.

That spiritual part then becomes part of society.

 

 

February 25, 1926

THE JADE EMPEROR, or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE GREAT WAY TO THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

 

Disciple Trung, come into the middle of the room and prostrate before me.

Well done. However, you must remember to pray "NAM MO CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT" each time you nod.

A major ceremony has three offerings: incense and flowers, wine, and tea.

You offer all of these yourself.

As you prostrate, put your hands together with your left thumb pointing at the Ty position [position of the Year of the Mouse] at the base of the ring finger, and with your left hand resting on the upturned right hand underneath.

Henceforth, you are required to wear a special blue costume with large sleeves, askew collar and nine belts. You must also wear cloth shoes. Others wear no shoes.

Why prostrate?

To show your respect.

Why place your hands together in such a manner?

The left hand represents Yang, the sun; the right hand represents Yin, the moon. The combination of Yin and Yang is the Dao, the principle for the creation and evolution of the universe.

Why prostrate twice before a living person?

Two represents the Yin and Yang combined, or the Dao.

 

 

 

 

 

Why prostrate four times before a dead person?

Two prostrations are for the person, one is for heaven and one is for the earth.

Why prostrate three times before Saints and Genies?
Because they are the third rank of the celestial classes. This pattern also indicates the unification of Tinh (physical matter), Khi (emotions), and Than (spirit), which is the Dao itself.
Why prostrate nine times before Buddhas and Immortals?
Because they are the creators of the nine heavens.
Why, then, must you prostrate 12 times before Me?
You could not understand. Because I am the Emperor of the universe and have twelve Zodiacs in My hands. Number 12 is thus My own number.

It is not time to understand the full meaning of the Divine Eye, but I will briefly explain this to you.

“The heart manifests at the eye

Presiding everything are two sources of light (Yin and Yang);

Light is spirit;

Spirit is God.”  

Since the Dao was established, there has been a lack of the spirit in the miraculous mechanism of enlightenment. With this third salvation, I will allow the Than (spirit) to be unified with the Tinh (physical matter) and the Khi (emotions), leading to a unification of the three elements, which is itself the miraculous mechanism of the enlightenment.

Remember to explain this to disciples.

The positions of Genies, Saints, Immortals, and Buddhas have been unchanged since the Dao was established: so has the technique of spiritual self-improvement, but the Than was not allowed to be unified with Tinh and Khi, so that there was no more enlightenment.

I come today to authorize this unification so that you may reach enlightenment.

You now understand that the Than (spirit) is located at the Eye. Explain this to the disciples. The Eye, or the Than (spirit), is the origin of Immortals and Buddhas.

Remember My name when you preach.



March 13, 1926

THE JADE EMPEROR, or CAO DAI
TEACHING THE GREAT WAY

TO THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

I inform you now so that you will not be able to claim that I am unable to enforce My rules on my disciples.

Remember that there is falsehood as well as truth. There cannot be one without the other. (divine smile)

Remember that it is very hard to become a worthy disciple: The more I love, the more I challenge. In order to reach Nirvana, you must be worthy; otherwise, you will end in Hell. Love, love, hatred, hatred...Who knows?

Therefore, it is not because I hate that I will not teach, and it is not because I love that I will not seduce. Remember that I have sent many wild beasts to surround you and to bite you every day; but do not worry, because I have already given you an armor for your protection which they can never see and which is your virtue. Always keep it until you return to Me. Remember and obey.

 

 

Vinh Nguyen Tu, April 7, 1926

THE JADE EMPEROR, or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE GREAT WAY TO THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

Nhien Dang Co Phat (Dipankara Buddha) is Me.

Sakya Muni is Me.

Thai Thuong Nguon Thi (previous life of Lao Tse) is Me.

Who is CaoDai?

 

 

 

 

April 8, 1926

Sakya Muni's spiritual messages:

Sakya Muni

Moves Buddhist principle,

Moves Buddhist laws,

Moves Buddhist disciples

To the original "GREAT WAY"

For all living beings.

Great joy! Great joy!

All Angels, Saints, Immortals, and Buddhas are very joyful for the opportunity to be in this third universal salvation!
I will not worry any more about suffering in this world, because all living beings are receiving teachings from the Jade Emperor, or Cao Dai Tien Ong Dai Bo Tat Ma Ha Tat!

CAO DAI

Lich*, did you hear Sakya Muni? What is "Tam Ky Pho Do?"

It is the Third Universal Salvation.

Why is it called "Pho Do?"

"Pho" means to expose the Great Way, and "Do" means to save all living beings.

How is the Great Way exposed and how are living beings saved? What are living beings?

Living beings are not a selected group of people as you thought, but include all of humanity. In order to spread the Great Way and to save humanity, the precious principle must be exposed to all people.

Therefore, you must practice meditation well, so you can accompany Trung** this May to spread the Great Way.
Listen and obey.

You will wear a costume similar to Trung's, but in red.

 

 

*Lich is the name of the "Dau Su" (Cardinal) of the Confucian Branch.

**Trung is the name of the "Dau Su" of the Taoist Branch.

 

 

 

April 22nd and 23rd, 1926
The 11th and 12th of the 3rd month of the year of Yang Fire Tiger

THE JADE EMPEROR, or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE GREAT WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

You three, my children, listen about your next heavenly duties. Are you happy?

One day late in promoting the faith is one more harmful day for humanity. Although I am concerned, it is the will of your Creator that we will have difficulties spreading the faith. So, Trung, Cu, and Tac, you three should organize in the following way:

Listen Trung: you must move the tablet of Ly Bach to underneath my representation on the altar. Then place a chair next to the altar, and another chair on top of it for the throne of the Giao Tong. Place three other chairs on the lower level for the thrones of the three Dau Su. Cover these three chairs to keep them clean. Place the Giao Tong's celestial costume on the top chair. Place the azure costume (for the Taoist Dau Su) on the middle chair, and the red costume (for the Confucian Dau Su) on the right chair. Write the word "Thai" (representing the Buddhist Dau Su) on paper and paste it on the back of the chair on left.

At my table, in front of the thrones of the three Dau Su, place a chair with a tablet inscribed with the following words: "Cuu Thien Cam Ung Loi Thinh Pho Hoa Thien Ton" (The Lord of Thunder and of Spreading of the teachings of the Nine Heavens) with a Kim Quang Tien charm hanging in the middle.

Place the séance table in front of the table of the Five Thunder Lords. After the séance, move the séance table away to create space for the two Dau Su to kneel to take their oaths.
Place another table by the front window. Listen, Cu: have Tac clean and deodorize himself and dress neatly with a hat . . . (celestial laughter).

Theoretically, he should wear armor, as in the theater, but it is so expensive that I have excused it. Tac must stand on the table facing the throne of the Giao Tong. His head should be covered with a 9 dm. red cloth. Make a Giang Ma Xu charm for him to hold. From now on you must purify yourself until the date of taking the oath. Cu, when you place the three celestial costumes on the appropriate thrones, you must hold incenses like you did previously for Me to summon the angels to guard these costumes and thrones. Then order the two Dau Su to kneel in front of their throne for Me to draw charms on their bodies. After praying, the two Dau Su must prostrate in front of Me 12 times and in front of the Giao Tong nine times. Then, Giang must announce "Take a seat," and then the Dau Su will sit down.

All disciples then kneel down in three groups. Tac must climb up to his table while you hold the incenses and come to the table of the Five Thunder Lords for Me to summon them. You then proceed to Tac so I can extract his spirit. Remember, Hau and Duc must deodorize their hands in order to be prepared to prevent Tac from falling. Order the two Dau Su to step down from their thrones, kneel in front of the table of the Five Thunder Lords, immediately in front of the Kim Quang Tien charm, put their hands (joined at the forehead) and take the following oath:

             "I am Le Van Trung, whose religious name is Thuong Trung Nhut and Le Van Lich whose religious name is Ngoc Lich Nguyet, before heaven and earth and the Five Thunder Lords, vow to fulfill the duty of guiding all our CaoDai brothers and sisters on the Divine Way, always strictly obeying the orders of our Master without straying onto the wrong path or establishing a deviant tradition. If we commit sins, we will be destroyed by the Five Thunder Lords."

Then kneel at the Ho Phap table and make the same vow, except the last sentence shall be:

"If we violate the Divine laws, we will be punished by the Ho Phap, our soul shall not be able to be liberated, and shall be reincarnated to the third lower spiritual level.

Then Giang will announce, "Take a seat," and the two Dau Su will return to their thrones. The disciples will prostrate two times in front of them.

Then each disciple will come to the front of the table of the Five Thunder Lords to take the following oath:

"I, (name)......., vow that from now on, I will follow the CaoDai faith unswervingly, united harmoniously with all disciples and following CaoDai laws. If I change my mind, I will be destroyed by the sky and the earth."

Then take the same oath in front of the Ho Phap table and then prostrate in front of the two Dau Su.

 

 

 

April, 24 1926

JADE EMPEROR or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

 

Formerly, people lacked transportation and therefore did not know each other, I then founded at different epochs and in different areas, five branches of the Great Way: the way of humanity, the way of Angels, the way of Saints, the way of Immortals, and the way of Buddhas, each based on the customs of the race. In present days, transportation has been improved, and people have come to know each other. But people do not always live in harmony because of the very multiplicity of those religions.

That is why I have decided to unite all those religions into one to bring them to the primordial unity. Moreover, the Holy Doctrine has been, through centuries, more and more denatured by the people responsible for spreading it. I am so broken-hearted to see that human beings, for the last ten thousand years, have sinned and subsequently suffered life after life in Hell.

I have now firmly resolved to come Myself to save you and not to leave anymore the Holy Doctrine in human hands. You have to be well organized to guide and support each other on your way to Nirvana.

I create then the "Giao Tong" position (Pope) who is the eldest brother of all dignitaries from the "Giao Huu" (Priest) to the "Dau Su" (Cardinal). No one in this world is allowed to have My authority to manage the human spirits. Whoever has well self cultivated will be worth the position I give. Otherwise, all disciples are all equal, and should not establish any sect or party; whoever commits crimes will be excluded from the religion.

 

 

April 26th, 1926
The 15th day of the 5th month of the year of the Yang Fire Tiger

JADE EMPEROR or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

Today you have not yet returned to your inner Divine Light.
Understanding people's hearts is hard;
You must wait until your enlightenment.
Because right now you are still not virtuous enough, and others are wild.

Duc and Hau are appointed as Tien Dao Medium Assistant Taoists.
Cu is appointed as Tien Hac Medium Assistant Taoist.
Tac is appointed as Protector Fairy Medium Assistant Taoist.
Trung and Lich are already appointed: keep following My orders.
Ky is appointed as Tien Sac Lang Quan, Giao Su responsible for teaching.

Ban is appointed as Tien Dao Cong Than, Lecturer Taoist.
Cu, implement My orders!

 

 

  

Truong Sanh Temple (Can Giuoc) Sunday, May 30, 1926
The 19th Day of the 4th Month of the Year of the Yang Fire Tiger.

JADE EMPEROR or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

I could not believe that you, My disciples, could be so confused!
What is the meaning of "Chieu Ky Trung do dan Hoai Sanh" (Raise high the flag of guidance for all living beings --the born and the unborn)? It means that you have to help all living beings, including even the unborn.

Why did you chase disciples away?

Promise to admit! Open the door!

Listen, all living beings:

Formerly, I incarnated and created Buddhism almost six thousand years ago, and the Buddhist teachings have now been almost denatured. People even used to say that the Buddha did not teach. Today, I have decided not to incarnate anymore, but instead to use miracles to perfect Buddhism and to teach people. Thus, those living beings who do not wish to spiritually improve themselves and who will subsequently be punished in Hell will not deny their crimes and will not have any basis to blame Me by claiming that Buddha did not teach.

You must know that if you do not take the opportunity of this third universal salvation to improve yourself spiritually, you will have no more hope to be saved.

I will now reorganize the manner of worship:

You will set up an altar for Me in the middle of the temple between the altars of Quan Am Bo Tat and Quan Thanh De Quan. Thus, the statue of Quan Am Bo Tat (Bodhisattva Kuan Yin/Guan Yin Ru Lai) will be on my right, and the statue of Quan Thanh De Quan (Kuan Kung/Guan Gong/Guan Sheng Di Jun) will be on my left. On the next row beneath will be different statues of other Buddhas, Immortals, and Saints. The t

uuemple will now be named, "Jade Emperor Temple."

 

 

 

Monday, May 31, 1926
20th day of the 4th month of the year of the Yang Fire Tiger

JADE EMPEROR or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

Trung, you must now go to G's house to organize the new way of worshipping until we establish new laws.

G., congratulations to you.

The spirit of the Divine is constant, regardless of the circumstances. That is what distinguishes you from the other, ordinary people. Ordinary people think of their birth country as their point of origin, even if they have not been there since they were children. However, the Saints think of Nirvana as their point of origin, even after they have incarnated into this world; otherwise, why would they deign to descend into this world to save ordinary human beings? You, too, could return to Nirvana if you cultivate yourself spiritually. To accomplish this, you should think about the millions of human beings who could not escape from the reincarnation cycle and have compassion toward them in order to save them.

 

  

 

Hoi Phuoc Tu (Can Giuoc),
the fifth of the 4th month of the year of the Yang Fire Tiger.
Saturday, the fifth of June 1926

JADE EMPEROR OR CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE GREAT WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER

 

Cu, read the spiritual messages,

Tac, recite the Karma prayers,

Sakya Muni is Me, I come to save living beings under the name Cao Dai Tien Ong Dai Bo Tat Ma Ha Tat.

Are you aware of this?

My disciple, The Dau Su (Cardinal) of the Buddhist branch, did not know the principles of spiritual self-cultivation in meditation. I sent the Dau Su of the Confucian branch to teach him.

Those thirty four disciples don't know the truth of meditation either. I will supervise their education. Obey.

You should all take these lessons.

 

SAKYA MUNI OR CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT.

 

Listen, disciples

Since Luc To (the 6th Buddhist Master), the teaching of Buddhism was unavailable. Therefore, no one could reach Nirvana in spite of hard self-cultivation. Than Tu modified and denatured the original doctrine.

The original doctrine was lost for three thousand years and because of Karmic law, I have left it alone. This is now the time for the third universal salvation; Ngoc Hu Palace has ordered the saving of living beings. This was predicted clearly in the Buddhist Canon. You were not aware of it simply because you did not make the effort to discover it.

Alas! Lots of people suffered by failed attempts at spiritual self-cultivation. It hurts Me!

I am coming not only to save all living beings but also save other higher spirits such as Genies, Saints, Immortals, Buddhas who had to reincarnate to this world to complete their missions.

All living beings who have an opportunity to be with this third universal salvation should try their best to cultivate their spiritual selves. Success depends on yourselves. The original Buddhist way of cultivation seemed completely wrong at the time. Living beings became confused and disoriented, following the false doctrine of Than Tu for self-cultivation without success. I am coming to reveal to you this miraculous way. You need only follow it to attain enlightenment. Henceforth, you will not be able to blame anyone that you have not received My teachings.

             



 

 

Mardi, 8 Juin 1926

26 tháng tư Bính Dần

Ngọc-Hoàng Thượng-Đế Viết Cao-Đài
Giáo Đạo Nam Phương

CAO-ĐÀI

(Hai người Langsa hầu đàn)
Ce n'est pas ainsi qu'on se présente devant Dieu.

THĂNG

Tái cầu.

Cao-Đài, Le Très Haut
            Ô! Race bénite! Je vais satisfaire ta curiosité. Humains, savez-vous d'où vous veniez?

            Parmi toutes les créatures existant sur ce globe terrestre, vous êtes les plus bénis; je vous élève jusqu'à Moi en esprit et en sagesse. Vous avez toutes preuves pour vous reconnaître par promotion céleste.

            Le Christ est venu parmi vous. Il versait son saint sang pour la rédemption. Quel profit avez-vous pendant presque deux mille ans de son absence? Vous préchez son Évangile sans même le comprendre. Vous dénaturez la signification de sa sainte doctorine. L'humanité souffre des vicissitudes de tous ses apôtres. Ils n'ont pas su suivre le même chemin du calvaire de leur Maître.

            Le trône le plus précieux du monde est celui du premier de ses disciples. Cette doctorine, au lieu d'apporter à l'humanité la paix et la concorde, lui apporte la dissension et la guerre. Voilà pourquoi je viens vous apporter moi-même la paix tant promise.

            Le Christ ne revient qu'ensuite.

            Au revoir.... Vous apprendrez encore beaucoup de choses après de mes disciples.

Tuesday, June 8, 1926
the 26th day of the 4th month of the year of the Yang Fire Tiger

JADE EMPEROR OR CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT,
TEACHING THE GREAT WAY TO THE SOUTHERN QUARTER

CAODAI

 

(Present at the séance, there were also two French citizens).
This is not the way that one presents oneself in front of God. Ascension.

Re-evocation.

CaoDai, the Supreme.

O Blessed Race, I would satisfy your curiosity. Humans, do you know from whence you came?

Among all the creatures on the earth today, you are the most blessed; I have raised you almost to Me in spirit and in wisdom. You have all the proof you need to recognize your station in the cosmos.

Christ came among you. He shed his holy blood for your Salvation. Why have you drawn away from him during the almost two thousand years of his absence? You preach his Good News without understanding it. You have weakened the meaning of his holy teachings. Humanity suffers from the whims of all these false teachers. If only they had followed the same path of Calvary as their Master!

The most precious throne in all the world is that of the first of the true disciples. This teaching, instead of bringing peace and harmony to humanity, has brought it dissension and war.

And so this is why I myself have come to bring you the peace you were promised.

Christ can only return then.

You will understand more things from my disciples.

Good bye.

 

 

June 27th, 1926
The 18th day of the 5th month of the year of the Yang Fire Tiger

JADE EMPEROR, or CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT, TEACHING THE GREAT WAY FOR THE SOUTHERN QUARTER.

Nhon, now you are to start practicing music until the day of the séance at Vinh Nguyen Tu. For the ceremony opening, do not use the Bat Nha drums (small drums) but the Ngoc Hoang Sam drum (Jade Emperor Thunder drum) in twelve rounds with twelve strikes for each round.

The Bach Ngoc Chung (White Pearl Bell) is to be struck the same way.

At the ceremony convening, when "Start Music" is announced, you will play all seven pieces of music and drums. At the offerings, play three Nam Xuan pieces (South Spring); and the student priests (who are bringing the offerings) will walk seven steps following the character Tâm (Heart). For the chanting you will play the "Dao Ngu Cung" pieces. Lich, I have given all instruction about rituals in the "New Codes." You must teach that to all disciples for them to follow during ceremony. Nghia, you must learn the announcements by heart. Tell Duc to do the same. You three children have to remember well My instruction. Those children--Nghia, Hau, Duc, Trang, Cu, Tac, and Sang--have to wear white clothing and stand in this order: Nghia and Duc, as announcers, will stand the outermost at the Ho Phap altar. Then Hau and Trang will form the next circle. Then the next three: Tac in the middle, Cu on right and Sang on left. Lich will arrange the celebrants for the three inside altars as follows:
The Taoist in the middle,

The Confucian on the right,

The Buddhist on the left.

 

The tablets of deceased disciples are to be arranged next to My altar according to their branches. Ky and Kim, as the inner announcers, will stand at the inside altar: Ky on the right, Kim on the left. Ban and Gioi are the first pair of student priests and will walk in the middle with another pair, who are Ty and Tiep. Next will be Nhon and Trung on the left, Giang and Kinh on the right.

There should be three tables outside for the three offerings. At the announcement from inside, the student priests will bring the offerings from the three tables from outside to the offering dignitaries inside. Trung, you will ask the two elders of the Minh Duong sect to stand inside as the Taoist receivers. The Confucian receivers will be Kinh and Chuong. I will choose the Buddhist receivers later on that day. (Laughter)

I will tell Minh to come. (Laughter)

At the three tables outside, there should be two offering dignitaries for each table. Tuong and Tuoi will be the Taoist offering dignitaries. Muoi and Van will be the Confucian offering dignitaries. I will choose the Buddhist offering dignitaries on that day. (Laughter)

Ban, stand up. Let Me draw the character "Tâm" (heart) first so I can show you how to signify the character with your feet.

(Use your right toes for the first stroke, then lift your right leg. Then move it horizontally as a comma. Stand so that your two feet are at the same horizontal line. Make the strokes now. Move backward a little)

Cu, show him your steps.

Children, watch Me step.

Hieu, bring Me some water.

Why did your step make a reverse character?

Cu, you step correctly. Repeat.

Very well, Cu, it should be so. In order to have a more elegant movement, when you stroke your toes, you bounce the body a little. (Laughter)

Very well, Ban. The Master continues. Read again, Nghia.

As the outer announcers say "Tea," then "Kneel," the dignitaries kneel down, put the tea offering at the level above the head. A pair of student priests holds candles and steps forward. When "Kneel" is announced next, they stroke the left foot, raise the right leg and kneel down at the same rhythm with the other three pairs of student priests; when the drum and music start again, they all stand up at the same time and face the altar.

...It has to be so, children...After standing up and facing the altar, the student priests hold the candles and the offerings at their chest. At the second round of drums, they raise the candles and the offerings up and start their seven steps (following the character "Tâm") according to the drum rhythm. I will tell Nhon to drum for you at that time. (Laughter)

Trung, follow the New Codes for the ceremony.

 

 

         

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