God's Book of Ben

Sometimes called Book of the Nine Entities, being the Tree of All Light.











1465  see images i028a -- i028i, Jehovih to Seffas

















i028a through i028i The Nine Entities.

(see image only: Jehovih | Tae | Es | Corpor | Ha'k | Uz | Kosmon | Esfoma | Seffas)



36/0.1. Jehovih, or, Jehovih said. And is equivalent to The All Highest Light. The All Knowledge.

36/0.2. Tae, or, Tae said. The word Tae is equivalent to the words, the highest general expression of mankind, or, the universal voice was.

36/0.3. Corpor, or, Corpor said. Corpor signifies whatever has length, breadth and thickness.

36/0.4. Uz, or, Uz said. Uz is equivalent to the vanishment of things seen into things unseen. Uz is also equivalent to, worldliness, or, world's people.

36/0.5. Esfoma, or, Esfoma said. Equivalent to there is something in the wind; or, as things seem to indicate. Signs of the times.

36/0.6. Es, or, Es said. Equivalent to, the unseen world, also to, the spirit world. The testimony of angels. Also spirit.

36/0.7. Ha'k, or, Ha'k said. Darkness. Ignorance is ha'k. Darkness may be corporeal or spiritual. Dark ages; or, a time of anarchy and false philosophy.

36/0.8. Kosmon, or, Kosmon said. The present era. All knowledge in possession of man, embracing corporeal and spiritual knowledge sufficiently proven.

36/0.9. Seffas, or, Seffas said. Seffas is equivalent to, the established, or, the enforced; as the laws of the land, or, the religion of the land, as established.

36/0.10. God said: These are the nine entities; or, according to the ancients, Jehovih and His eight children, His Sons and Daughters. And these are the same, which in all ages, poets and philosophers have made to speak as, the family of the universe. Through them I speak. Jehovih is the Light, that is, Knowledge. The manifestation of Knowledge in man is Jehovih. The growth of wisdom in man, as the earth grows older, is the tree of light. |1466|































1466  The Nine Entities are the actualities of life, the most basic constituents of life, within which we are all immersed and susceptible to, and from whom there is no escaping, ever, (not that one would want to); for, they are the Family of the Universe. And though they are our universal family, yet, for a season, many mortals and angels may not acknowledge it nor understand it to be so.


CHAPTER 1 Ben |1467|





36/1.1. God said: Before the arc of Bon |1468| the earth was rank.

36/1.2. The seed of the tree of light had been planted many times, but the rankness destroyed it.

36/1.3. In the time of the arc of Bon, the earth reached maturity.

36/1.4. Jehovih said: I gave to the inhabitants of the earth Capilya, Moses and Chine.

36/1.5. Through them the tree of light was made everlasting on the earth.

36/1.6. The great peoples then knew I was God, and my word was with them.

36/1.7. Es had spoken before that day, and man knew the presence of angels. But he did not heed them.

36/1.8. When my word came, man listened and took notice. Mine was with authority.

36/1.9. Emblems, signs and symbols were the letters of man's alphabet to lead him upward in wisdom.

36/1.10. Wisdom does not come suddenly; as darkness goes away, light comes.

36/1.11. Great knowledge is all around; to make man perceive it, is the labor of God.

36/1.12. Man said: I have looked into corpor, but did not find knowledge.

36/1.13. Corpor said: Does your flesh know? Do your bones have knowledge? Is it in the blood?

36/1.14. Jehovih said: I am Knowledge; come to Me. I am the Unseen. Behold yourself, O man! Can you put your finger on the place, and say: Here is knowledge? Does wisdom have bulk, and a place?

36/1.15. Ha'k said: Who knows the boundary of Light? Behold, I cannot hide away from Him. What is my small corner compared with the All Light of etherea?

36/1.16. Jehovih says: Do not think that the vault of the firmament is nothing; for there I have created etherean worlds, of sizes equal to the corporeal worlds; but they are independent of them. These are My kingdoms, prepared for the spirits of men, women and children, whom I bring forth into life on corpor. Nor are My etherean worlds alike in density or motion, but of different consistencies, so they may be suitable for the varied advancement of My children. |1469|

36/1.17. Man said: O World, give me light. Give me substantial knowledge, so I can put my finger on it and say: Here is the real!

36/1.18. Uz said: O man! Behold your folly! All things you see, hear, and touch are my abode.

36/1.19. Man said: What do you mean? You are vanishment! All things perish; you are that which is without foundation.

36/1.20. God said: You are both a flesh‑man and an es‑man. How can you expect your flesh talents to acquire substantial knowledge? All substance is evanescent. |1470| The real is the All Light, which you cannot comprehend (in entirety, and the flesh-man cannot at all).

36/1.21. Man said: Why, then, do I have this craving in my soul for all wisdom? Was my creation in vain?

36/1.22. Jehovih said: Because I created you craving for light, you go forth searching. You are on a long road; to the summit of All Light, which even Gods have not attained.

36/1.23. Man inquired: Why, then, was death created?

36/1.24. Uz said: Behold, even stones molder into dust. Would you have had a separate law for man?

36/1.25. Es said: I am within your corpor; when your corpor molders into dust, behold, I am the es‑man, your real self. I am your spirit; and, like a planted seed, I dwell within your corpor.

36/1.26. Jehovih has said: I created the corpor of man as a womb for the es of man. By death, behold, the es is born.

36/1.27. Around My corporeal worlds I placed atmospherea; for, even as the earth and other corporeal worlds provide a womb for the spirit of man, so have I made atmospherea as the substance of a womb for the souls of men.

36/1.28. Man said: If, when I am dead, I shall see the place, is the germ of that light not already in me? How am I made that I see, but do not see this? Hear, but do not hear this? If I am now dead to that which is to be, will I not then be dead to what now is? Give me light, O Father.

36/1.29. Jehovih said: To man I gave a corporeal body so that he could learn corporeal things; but death I made so that man could rise in spirit and inherit My etherean worlds.

36/1.30. Two senses I gave to all men, corporeal senses and spiritual senses; nevertheless, the two are one person. A man with corporeal senses transcending, chooses corporeal things; a man with spiritual senses transcending, chooses spiritual things.

36/1.31. I have made two kinds of worlds: corporeal worlds and es worlds. He who desires of corpor shall receive from corpor, for he (Corpor) is My Son, in whom I am well pleased. He who desires of es shall receive from es, for she (Es) is My Daughter, in whom I am well pleased.

36/1.32. Kosmon said: Because man lives on corporeal worlds, corpor is called son; but because man in spirit lives in the es worlds, es is called daughter.



1467  God's Book of Ben would apply to any age of the earth. The nine entities mentioned, figure in all ancient literature as Gods, or Lords, or Saviors. [In the Ben text] I have omitted the word Tae or Tah, substituting the word man. People are so apt to mistake a figurative illustration in an argument for some actual person. In most modern interpretations of ancient sacred books, this has been the case. As for the battles of the beast they have been related in all the ancient sacred books. --Ed.

1468  the time of Moses, Capilya and Chine, some 3400 years before kosmon (1550 bce)
































1469  see 04/2.2-7 for further explanation of etherean worlds











1470  subject to vanishment, impermanent, fleeting








36/2.1. God said: Hear me, O man. I have come to teach you wise dominion.

36/2.2. Man said: The aborigines were free. Why should man with more wisdom, learn dominion?

36/2.3. Seffas said: My peace is forced peace; I am the light and the life.

36/2.4. Man inquired: Behold, the air of heaven is free. Can dominion come down out of nothing (as it seems) and rule over something (that is proven)?

36/2.5. How can God rule over solid flesh?

36/2.6. Uz said: O vain man! Do I not come in the winds of heaven and cast cities in epidemic? And yet man does not see me.

36/2.7. I inoculate in the breath; I cast fevers in the bright sunlight, and yet no man sees me.

36/2.8. Jehovih said: I gave the unseen all power to rule over the seen.

36/2.9. Kosmon said: O man, why will you always search in corpor for the cause of things? Behold, the unseen part of yourself rules over the seen.

36/2.10. God said: Do not think that the es worlds are less governed by system than are the corporeal worlds. The same Creator created all.

36/2.11. Behold, all things are in dominion. You were in dark dominion before the time of Bon.

36/2.12. By my own light I gave you a dominion of light in the time of Bon.

36/2.13. Man inquired: If the unseen rules in man, what ruled the substance of man before he was made?

36/2.14. Jehovih said: I created all things, seen and unseen. My hand was always stretched forth in work. I make and I dissipate everlastingly.

36/2.15. Behold, I make a whirlwind in etherea hundreds and hundreds of millions of miles across, and it drives to the center a corporeal world from that which was unseen.

36/2.16. I blow My breath upon the planet, and lo, man comes forth, inquiring: Who am I, and what is my destiny?

36/2.17. I send an elder brother of man, to teach him, and show him the light.

36/2.18. God said: Behold me, O man, I am an elder brother. I have passed through death and found the glory of the unseen worlds.

36/2.19. Jehovih gave me, your God, dominion over the earth and her heavens.

36/2.20. Man said: I have found truth in corpor; I know I live; that trees grow and die.

36/2.21. This is true knowledge. Give me truth in regard to the unseen, so that I can prove it true.

36/2.22. Why, O God, do you give the matters of heaven and earth in signs and symbols? Give me the real light, I want no figures.

36/2.23. Kosmon said: You are vain, O man. What, then, have you learned? Can you tell why the grass is green, or why one rose is red and another white, or the mountains raised up, or the valleys sunken low? Or why a man was not made to fly as a bird, or live in the water like a fish? Where did the thought of shame come from? Even your self you do not comprehend, nor do you know of your own knowledge, the time of your beginning. You know three times three are nine; yet even this you cannot prove except by symbols and images.

36/2.24. Nor is there anything in your corporeal knowledge that you can prove otherwise, except for your presence; and even that which you see is not your presence, but the symbol and image of it, for you yourself are only as a seed, a spark of the All Light, that you cannot prove to exist.

36/2.25. Man inquired: Where, then, is real knowledge possible to man? If my corporeal body and corporeal senses are evanescent and soon to fly away, how can I comprehend that which does not fly away, namely the spirit?

36/2.26. Yet I know a truth: I know that ten things are ten. This knowledge I can write down, and clearly teach to my brother. See, here are 10. This is exact science.

36/2.27. Esfoma said: You have written only two strokes, and called them ten. Now, I will show you ten. (Esfoma wrote: | | | | | | | | | | ). Yet, do not be surprised, for, because I have deceived you, I will now convict myself also. I said I would show you ten, and immediately I made ten marks; but I should have written the word 'ten.' Now, you are wise! No, hear me further, for all I have spoken is false; for have I not tried to persuade you that the one uttered word ten, was ten? Instead, I should have uttered ten utterances. Your supposed exact science is nothing, and your supposed truth is only falsehood compounded and acquiesced in.

36/2.28. Jehovih says: Man's wisdom is simply the experience of My creations, expressed to man's understanding in signs and symbols.

36/2.29. Man said: If I search for the real, shall I never attain it? Why, then, this craving? Is truth only that which flies away?

36/2.30. Behold, you have said: You shall love the Creator with all your heart and soul! How can I love that which I cannot comprehend?

36/2.31. Es said: Behold the utterances of the birds; and the skipping of the lambs at play! These are the expressed love they have for the Creator.

36/2.32. To rejoice because you are created; to seek exalted rejoicing; to cultivate the light of your life; to turn away from dark things; these are to love your Creator.

36/2.33. Man said: Well then, if truth cannot be found, and mathematics cannot be proven other than by things that are false in fact, I will instead search for goodness; I will shun sin. Is this not wise?

36/2.34. God said: This is wise. But what are goodness and good works?










36/3.1. Man said: Behold, I have struggled hard all my days, and met many crosses and losses. To provide for my son (or daughter) so that he shall fare better, this is goodness.

36/3.2. Uz said: Vain man! You do not understand the creations. Your trials, your losses and crosses, have built up your soul. To provide your son so that he shall have no trials, losses or crosses, will not be good for him. This will not be goodness. Give him experience.

36/3.3. Man said: Then I will teach him to not sin---to tell no lies; to not steal; to preserve his body pure. This is goodness.

36/3.4. Uz said: What can you do, that is not a sin? What can you teach, that is not falsehood?

36/3.5. You paint a picture, and say: Behold, this is my farm! In this you utter falsehood. You give a book to your son, saying: Here is a good book! This is also false. Can paper be good? You say: Here is a book of wisdom! This is also false. Wisdom does not dwell in paper.

36/3.6. How, then, can you teach your son to tell no lies, since no man can speak without lying?

36/3.7. God said: One only is Truth, Jehovih. All else are false. One only is without sin, Jehovih. All else do sin every day.

36/3.8. Man said: To understand the laws of the universe, this is great wisdom.

36/3.9. Es inquired: What is a law of the universe?

36/3.10. Man said: That an apple will fall to the ground.

36/3.11. Uz said: By my hand the apple rots; the earth to the earth; but moisture flies upward.

36/3.12. Jehovih said: By My touch the substance rises up out of the earth and becomes an apple. Do you say law is My opposite?

36/3.13. Man said: Why then, there are two laws: one to make the apple rise up and grow on a tree, and one to make it fall down again.

36/3.14. Es said: Is this the creation? One law to pull one way, and another law in another way?

36/3.15. Can one law make one rose red, and another law make another rose white? One law make one man good, and another law make another man bad?

36/3.16. Jehovih said: I make no laws. Behold, I labor with My own hands. I am present everywhere.

36/3.17. Es said: All men may be likened to green fruit, and on the way toward ripeness.

36/3.18. What more is man's earth life than a tree? It has its winters and summers for a season, and then the end comes.

36/3.19. Jehovih said: Behold, I created light and darkness, and one follows the other.

36/3.20. I give dan to the earth for a season, and then I rain down ji'ay for a season. Likewise I created the soul of man: today, light and joyous; tomorrow, in gloom and melancholy.

36/3.21. Man inquired: How can I know if a thing is of God or if it is of nature? What is Jehovih other than natural law? |1471|

36/3.22. Corpor answered: What is nature, O man? What have you gained by replacing my name with another?

36/3.23. All that you comprehend with your corporeal senses are members of my body. Behold, the trees are mine; the mountains and valleys; the waters and every living thing; and everything that does not live. They are me.

36/3.24. So why do you say, nature? Now I say to you, the soul of all things is Jehovih; that which you call nature is simply the corporeal part. |1472|

36/3.25. Man said: I mean the laws of nature. Certain combinations under certain conditions give the same result. This is law.

36/3.26. God said: What have you gained by the word law, instead of the word Jehovih? If that which does a thing, does it of its own accord, then it is alive, and wise also. Therefore it is Jehovih.

36/3.27. If it does not do it of itself, then it is not the doer, but the instrument. How, then, can law do anything? Law is dead; and the dead do nothing.

36/3.28. Men make laws, as between themselves; these laws are rules governing action, but they are not action itself.

36/3.29. Jehovih is action. His actions are manifested in things you see. He is Light and Life. All His things are a complete whole, which is His Person.































































1471  i.e., Jehovih seems to be the 'natural laws' that govern so-called nature



1472  It has been said: Everything has its nature, or natural expression; and that Nature is the expression of the whole. For many, that means Nature is the whole of the corporeal realm, or the corporeal creation; in other words, it is Corpor, Son of Jehovih. And often the meaning of the word Nature includes how it expresses itself (i.e., it is in its nature to express in a certain way).

Scientists (natural philosophers) before and around the time of Oahspe's publication, called many of these expressions "laws" or natural laws; which now can be understood as part of the system and order of Jehovih, actuated and sustained by His very Presence. So that, although expressions and forms may seem intrinsic to the fabric of creation, they are only so because of Jehovih's presence, wisdom, love and power, as He expresses throughout His creation.

Moreover, His system and order is such that its relationships and manifestations, called 'elements of one's surroundings,' provide eternally unfolding variety, elegance, perfection, etc., as well as system and order within system and order---an endless delight for His children of eternal life.







36/4.1. Man said: What, then, shall I believe? If great learning has not proven anything real; if science is based on falsehood, and if there are no natural laws, shall I not give up my judgment? Whatever is at variance with my judgment, shall I not turn away from it?

36/4.2. It has been said: The soul of man never dies. No one can know this, except Jehovih.

36/4.3. It has been said: Jehovih is a person. No one can know this, for His magnitude is incomprehensible.

36/4.4. I can say what man's mortal body is made of. Is the soul of man made of oxygen or hydrogen? Give me light that is real.

36/4.5. Jehovih said: My divisions are not like man's divisions. Behold, I create one thing within another. Neither space, place, time nor eternity stands in My way. The soul is es.

36/4.6. Man inquired: If the dwelling‑place for the spirits of the dead is up in the firmament, how is it created? What does it rest upon?

36/4.7. And how does the soul of man dwell in heaven? If the es‑man has feet and legs, how does he walk? |1473|

36/4.8. Do his arms change into wings? Or does he ride on lightning bolts?

36/4.9. God said: Already your soul goes in that direction, but it cannot take your body with it. Your corporeal judgment cannot cope with spiritual things.

36/4.10. As thought travels, so is it with the spirit of the dead. When you have quit your corporeal body, behold, your spirit will be free; wherever you desire to go, you shall go.

36/4.11. Nevertheless you shall go only as thought goes [i.e., without substance --ed.]. And when you have arrived at the place, you shall fashion, from the surroundings, your own form, hands and arms, and feet and legs, perfectly.

36/4.12. The Gods build not only themselves, but plateaus for the inhabitation of millions and millions of other souls risen from the earth.

36/4.13. Man said: Alas, me! Why was I born in darkness?

36/4.14. Why was I not created knowing all things from my youth up?

36/4.15. Why did the Creator not send His angels to be with me every day, to satisfy my craving for light from the Almighty?

36/4.16. Kosmon answered: If you had not craved for light, you would not be delighted to receive light. If you had been created with knowledge, you could not be an acquirer of knowledge.

36/4.17. If the Creator had given you angels to be always giving you light, then they would be slaves.

36/4.18. Liberty is the boon |1474| of men and angels; the desire for liberty causes the soul of man to come out of darkness.

36/4.19. Whoever feels that he has no need of exertion, does not grow in spirit. He has no honor on the earth or in its heavens.

36/4.20. Man said: This is my comfort: Man today is not as foolish as the ancients were.

36/4.21. They worshipped before idols of stone and wood.

36/4.22. They built temples and pyramids so costly that they ruined themselves.

36/4.23. Seffas said: O vain man! In the same day you abuse the ancients, you send your son to college, and make him study the ancients.

36/4.24. Your standing armies hold the nations of the earth in greater misery than the temples and pyramids did. And as to drunkenness, dissolute habits and selfishness, you are worse than the ancients.

36/4.25. God said: O man, turn from the dead past; learn from the Ever Living Present!

36/4.26. What more is your wisdom for the raising up of the poor and the distressed, than what the ancients had?

36/4.27. Because you hold up a book and say: Behold a most sacred and holy book! Is this better than for the ancients to say: Behold a sacred and holy temple!

36/4.28. Seffas said: Consider the established things; in one age one thing; in another age another thing.

36/4.29. To make man break away from all the past, and live by the Light of the Ever Present, is this not the wisest labor?

























1473  That is, what does he walk upon? What is there that he can walk upon?






























1474  blessing, benefit, hope, request, prayer, manna, gift, bonanza, treasure








36/5.1. Jehovih said: When I created life on the earth, in the waters, and in the air above the earth; I brought the earth into hyarti |1475| for a thousand years. |1476|

36/5.2. And the earth gave out light because of the darkness of the heavenly forests where I had brought her.

36/5.3. Man said: What greater delight is there than to know the beginning of things?

36/5.4. To know when the earth was made; and how the living were created!

36/5.5. The billions of kinds and species!

36/5.6. God said: Was this not answered to you? According to the light that man was capable of receiving, so was he answered.

36/5.7. Man inquired: But why was the truth not told? Why the six days? And why the rib? |1477|

36/5.8. God said: That which man can accept, and is good for him, is given to him. That which man cannot comprehend, cannot be revealed to him.

36/5.9. Behold, even now, as has been shown, you use false symbols to illustrate the number ten.

36/5.10. Would you make man worship angels because they took on forms by his side?

36/5.11. Then you would lose influence over him, and angels would be his guides.

36/5.12. All teaching shall be to make man comprehend the Almighty's dominion upon man.

36/5.13. Symbols and images that do this, are true lights, though false in fact.

36/5.14. Man said: How shall man find light, knowledge, wisdom and truth? Is there no all-teacher? Is learning void, |1478| because it is based on false grounds? Are the senses void, because they themselves are perishable and imperfect?

36/5.15. As the insane man does not know his insanity, may not any man also be insane, and not know it?

36/5.16. Where shall man find a true standing point to judge from?

36/5.17. Uz said: All you see and hear, O man, is only transient and delusive. Even your own corporeal senses change every day.

36/5.18. Today you try to raise your son in a certain way; but when you are old, you will say: Alas, I taught him differently from what I would now.

36/5.19. Man inquired: Then is it not the best course to devote myself wholly to doing good?

36/5.20. Es answered: Who shall tell you what doing good is? Do you know?

36/5.21. Man said: To provide the best of everything for my wife, and for my sons and daughters, and contribute to the poor.

36/5.22. Es said: If you had created man, would you have given him hair or feathers, and a cushion for his head?

36/5.23. Think, then. If you give one thing too much to your wife and sons and daughters, thus preventing the calling out of their own talents, then, alas, your works will be bad instead of good.

36/5.24. Contribute to the poor one fraction too much, and you injure instead of doing good.

36/5.25. Give him one fraction too little, and you shall rebuke yourself.

36/5.26. Man inquired: What, then, are good works? Shall I preach and pray for others?

36/5.27. God said: Man, you shall judge yourself as to what you shall do.

36/5.28. Within every man's soul, Jehovih has provided a judge that will sooner or later become triumphant in power.

36/5.29. Man said: Hear me: I am tired of reason and argument.

36/5.30. Now I will covenant with Jehovih. He only shall answer me; He will give me light:

36/5.31. To You, O Jehovih, I commit myself, to be Yours forever.

36/5.32. To serve You by doing nothing for my own selfish ends; but by doing the best I can for others, all my days.

36/5.33. My flesh body I will baptize (bathe, shower) every day in remembrance of You; for my body is Yours, and I will keep it clean and pure before You.

36/5.34. Nor will I suffer my spiritual body to be injured by wicked thoughts or passions of lust; for my spirit is Your gift to me also.

36/5.35. Twice every day my spirit body shall be covenanted to You, at which times all earthly thoughts shall depart away from me. And whatever light You bestow on me, that shall be a guide and ruler over me for that day.

36/5.36. In the morning at sunrise I will turn to You, so that I may be spurred up to swiftness in doing good and in manifesting Your light in my behavior. And at night before I sleep I will recount my day's labor, so that I may see where I was short in doing with all my wisdom and strength.

36/5.37. You, O Jehovih, shall be my Confessor and Adviser; to You I will give praise without ceasing; my prayers and anthems to You shall be without number.

36/5.38. This I perceive is the highest of all aspiration. For what better is it for God or the spirits of the dead to tell me something than for mortals to tell me? Must not all wisdom necessarily be proved within each and every man? Is it not better that my vision reaches up to heaven and see it myself, than to be told of it by the angels?

36/5.39. It is wiser for mortals to become as pure as angels, than for angels to become as impure as mortals. No, I will not drag the spirits of the higher heavens down to the earth. If they came and told me, it would be no more than hearsay testimony at best.

36/5.40. I will commune with them and weigh their words, as to whether they are wise and adapted to founding Your kingdom on earth.

36/5.41. Am I not done, |1479| O Jehovih? You have sealed up Your kingdoms from me. From this time forward I will neither preach nor hear preaching; but only to labor and to do good, and be in peace within my own soul, and with my neighbors, and to glorify You.

36/5.42. I will do no more, nor will I multiply words with anyone under the sun.





1475  darkness

1476  See image i008 (with text) Se'muan Firmament. [In order for the conditions upon earth to be suitable to bring forth life, earth had to be within a dense area of etherea where fertilization, germination and gestation were possible, making the conditions upon the earth like a womb or a moist fertile seed bed. --cns ed.]







1477  The story that creation happened in six days, and the story that woman was created from the rib of man, are told in the Ezra Bible (Genesis 2.20-23).













1478  worthless, useless, meaningless




















































































1479  brought to no further argument




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