God, through the Third Messenger, has chosen and anointed certain individuals without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnicity, economic situation or gender orientation, providing each one with guidance through the Spirit of Truth; in turn, each one is called to humbly walk with God, hand in hand with His Son the Third Messenger as he or she is called and set apart with various levels of holiness.
“If beings are in need, and you are able to provide for them, help them with giving, whether this is in the form of food, money or time and energy. Practice tolerance, O sons and daughters of Light, toward those who do not know or those who have difficulty understanding the Precepts. Practice justice towards all living beings with loving kindness and compassion…. Be faithful in your promises, do as you have said you will according to your ability. When giving to others, in whatever form of charity it may be, do it with great resolution, to the best of your ability and do not expect to receive anything in return for your gifts of kindness and compassion. (Ajahn Jyoti)”
Question: Should Manichaeans participate in food distribution services for the needy, like food banks and clothing distributions, if such activities take place at other religious institutions (such as at Christian churches or Sikh places of worship)?
Mani was the Bringer of Light after his birth nearly 1,800 years ago, as he is today, in cooperation with the Third Messenger.
Mani is a receptacle of the Light and explains to his disciples the various aspects of the Body of Law (Dhammakaya, Manikaya) for each of the spiritual communities of the Religion of Light.