Like all systems running in the world, the Monastery system was established by the Babylonians nearly 20 million years ago. But, it was not an independent system and was never meant to be. It was an integral part of the Ziggurat. The Ziggurat compound not only contained a hospital, a bank, a filing office but it also contained the Babylonian Monastery. A Babylonian Monastery was a religious school. But its purpose, its constituents, its administration and its development were very different from today’s monasteries. Babylonian Monastery was meant to educate children of non-sexual age, the religious doctrines, morals, practical and social percepts of Babylonian religion= Mescac. Hence, only children of less than 10 years old were its students. The Ziggurat Chief Priest was the principal of this school and other subordinate chiefs are the other teachers in this school. The students consisted of both males and females. But the time a student spent in such a Babylonian Monastery was not fixed. It varied from student to student. The duration of stay in a Babylonian Monastery accounted for the meal standard of the entry students and their aims and goals in life along with their aptitude. Students with low moral values stayed the longest in the Babylonian Monastery so as to cultivate and harvest their morals to higher values. Also, a student who has the aptitude and interest in becoming a ziggurat priest also stayed for prolonged periods of time. But no student for whatever reason maybe, was never kept beyond 10 years of age. Thus, the Babylonian Monastery not only served as a religious school but also as a reformation centre and Priest training Institute.
An important aspect of a Babylonian Monastery was that it was used to instill discipline among students. To do this, the curriculum in the Monastery was prepared in advance, different for different groups of students. Generally, the groups were formed in accordance with age and their baseline moral standards. The timing of waking, classes, worship, food and sleep were very strictly adhered to. To further instill religious discipline among the students, they were required to wear similar loose fitting robes at all times. Generally, the robe covered the whole body below the neck, right up the ankles. Only a belt cloth was allowed to be tied around the waist. The robe was white or yellow white in colour. The Monastery had ‘trained tailors’ to make robe for each individual student. The students were also required to cover their heads in a skull cap or scarf. In some but not all Babylonian Monasteries, the students were required to shave their scalp hairs off. This was used as a tool to further instill discipline among students and to give them a distinguished look and have religious fervour in their minds.
The curriculum comprised mainly reading from the religious text. The religious text was the “Babylonian Bibliya”. The holy book contained the Basic Commandments, the Intermediate Commandments, and the Advanced Commandments. The holy book also contained explanations and examples and stories to explain these Commandments. The student was supposed to memorise, understand, and follow all Basic Commandments. Those designated for priesthood were also supposed to memorise and understand the Intermediate and Advanced Commandments. It must be stressed that only the Commandments were to be memorised. They were to be understood, practised and propagated. Babylonian religion (MESCAC) and consequently the Babylonian Monasteries forbid the memorisation of the holy book. The holy book is to be read, understood, followed, practised and propagated. Because, from the very beginning MESCAC has been a moralistic religion, based on Commandments, which have to be understood, practised and propagated. Memorising the whole book takes away all intellectual zeal from the moral aspect of the holy book and hence the Babylonian religion (Mescac) forbids such memorisation. Thus, nobody in Babylonian society did memorisation of the holy book. It was always in the written form, for nearly 20 million years now.
Another important duty of the Babylonian Monastery was to inculcate morals into its students through religious text, discuss the various Commandments and how they can lead to high virtue and a truthful straight life in the society. This is the most important reason for the creation of Babylonian Monastery. An important emphasis that has to be placed is that the Babylonian Monastery from its inception and till date is to inculcate religious and moral virtues among children to lead a healthy virtuous life in the society in accordance with Babylonian Bibiliya. It contains the necessary Commandments and rules and regulations to make society healthy for children, females and males to lead a happy life.
Thus, a Babylonian Monastery is not a place of refuge to wile away your empty time and life but to learn the ways and means of living a healthy life in the society. The students in the Monastery lived together, learned together, ate together and discussed together the holy book teachings. Thus, discussion among the students and between students and teachers was encouraged so that all the virtues inherent in a Commandment , in various Commandments and in the Babylonian Bibliya could be understood by the students so that they become ready to explain the same to others in the society and live by it themselves. The latter is much more important in scope and vision.
Another unique aspect of the holy Babylonian Bibliya is that all Commandments are explained and deemed to be understood in various stories in the holy Babylonian Bibliya. These stories comprise various characters who lead a life either in accordance with the book or varying from it and thus undergo the consequences of the same. Most such stories purport to depict historical figures either with morals in accordance with the Commandments or in deficiency of morals. They both undergo a series of events in their lives. Most such characters are real and genuine historical figures but some ‘imaginary’ figures, events, places and things have been added to nurture the virtues of the Commandments in discussion. Thus, the Babylonian Monastery never asked its students nor expected its students to emulate any character but to understand their deficiencies in accordance with the Babylonian Bibliya Commandments and what rectification, corrections they can make in their lives to improve it in accordance with the holy book. The basic concept of the Babylonian Monastery has remained virtually the same for past 20 million years. This is the bedrock of good virtues, disciplined life and a beautiful life.
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