A Heavy Anchor

When you do not abandon attachments, you are like an anchor that has fallen from its connection to a great ship and has sunk to the bottom of the deep ocean and forgotten by the ship master. You see, my precious children, the ship that I speak of is the Ship of Life which is the Religion of Light that is able to bring salvation to all humanity. The deep ocean is the world that entices humanity to all sorts of evils and is full of darkness.” — Teaching of Mir Izgadda 5:3-5

There are some very strong words in this passage from the Holy Book of Light. First, those who can not abandon attachments, are compared to an anchor that fell tot he bottom of the ocean. But did you notice what Mir Izgadda said about the anchor? That anchor has fallen and has been forgotten by the ship master.
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No Attachments

A person can begin walking in purity and in truth by awakening and having no attachments to this world. Attachments to the things of the world are like chains that will bind you to an eternity of darkness.” — Teaching of Mir Izgadda 5:1-2

Our Lord Mir Izgadda teaches us that we can only walk in purity and truth if we awaken and by leaving attachments to this world behind.
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Praying Together

Along with loving compassion and a listening ear, we can not forget the importance of prayer. Pray together about the issue and keep the importance of prayer before the individual you are assisting. Mir Izgadda has told us that when we wish to speak to Him, all we have to do is talk to Him. He will guide us in the situation by providing assistance through His celestial beings. Love your brethren, do not judge them. Always try to put yourself in their situation and provide a loving hand with sincere compassion. Always pray.” — Teaching of Mar Mani Khaila 1:16-20
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Listen Carefully

If you are the one offering assistance or advice it is very important that you never make assumptions about your brother or sister in need or about situations which you have limited information. We are taught the importance of always practising tolerance, compassion and understanding in every single situation we come across and we must do this without prejudging the individual. Always try to learn as much as possible about the issues your brother or sister is dealing with. Exhibit true compassion. Listen carefully to what your brother or sister has to say. Try to put yourself in their place and ask yourself how you personally would deal with the situation if you were on the other side.” — Teaching of Mar Mani Khaila 1:11-13
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Symbiotic Relationship

Loving compassion is deeply ingrained within each of us who take the Religion of Light seriously. This is simply one aspect of living the Pure Teaching every day. When one among our brethren is in pain, we too are in pain. When they are in need spiritually or financially, we want to assist them to the best of our abilities. Because we are all one within the One Created Being, there is a spiritual symbiotic relationship, and this goes beyond the physical but additionally relates to our emotions and thoughts about our spiritual siblings in general.” — Teaching of Mar Mani Khaila 1:7-10

There is a special connection between adherents of the Religion of Light. We are spiritual siblings in every sense of the phrase. No matter where we may live on this planet, and no matter how far the distance from one land to another, our souls are intertwined.
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