From the very advent of Mesopotamian Civilisation, more than 30 million years ago, we have known, understood and followed nature. We understand that our whole being is made of elements derived from nature and that one day, when death will come to us, as it is inevitable, we will be assimilated back into nature.
This cycle of life arising from elements in nature over millions and billions of years, to our own construction and constitution, and than to the advent of our civilisation, forms the main crux, the core of our Civilisational values and Commandments.
Since we know that all life in us and that we see around has been created by the almighty Marduk, taking elements from nature, both near and far and very far, it is inevitable that this journey is going to end one day. The elements will be back into nature. All that will remain is our memories and impressions of life, that We have made and created on others around us.
Since, one day We are going back to merge with nature and become one with it again, it is the duty of each living being, especially humans to pass their genes to their progenies, so that the core of our foundation is passed on to the next generation.
Thus, MESCAC, in accordance with the laws and principles laid out by our creator, Mardok, does not ask individuals to give up this life of society and family, as long as we are living.
As long as We are living, we have to make ourselves useful and integral part of both the society and family, in accordance with the purpose of our creation by Mardok. Hence, Mescac does not not in any way condone or approve or advise or ask for any living Mesopotamian to give up worldly life, as long as he or she is alive.
Our creator, Mardok, has made us and put us in this world for a reason. It is to fulfil our destiny both as an individual and members of both society and family. We have to follow the path laid out in out holy scripture in the form of holy “Mescac” and Commandments. This is the only form of life that is required of us, in this World, by the Marduk.
But, to achieve the above objective, requires firmness, truth, an absolutely straight life and above all a resolve that we will lead our life, howsoever short or long it maybe, in accordance with the principles laid out in the holy scripture.
Thus, though we do not know for how long we are going to live in this world, but whatever period we do live, we have to live and follow the holy scripture and Mesopotamian Commandments. This is the essence of good living.
We must always remember that when Mardok created life on Earth and allowed it over millions and billions of years to proceed to us humans in general and Human Mesopotamians in particular, he created another element called Chance.
But, Chance in life is not undefined or unlimited quantity but it is a factor which is only there because so many of us interact with each other in various ways. Because, no two individuals are alike in their behaviour, so no two interactions are alike and hence no two chances are alike.
The Chance as created by the Mardok is a result of life on Earth and the interaction between them. Though, it is beyond our capabilities to either calculate it or predict it, but its creation and importance should be attributed to life as created by the Marduk. Hence, we cannot calculate how long we are going to live. There is no means to calculate for how long we live, before we get assimilated back as elements into nature. Thus, nobody can predict your life, its longevity because nobody can calculate chance.
This uncertainty of not knowing, for how long we are going to live on this planet Earth, before our elements get assimilated back into nature should guard us against sluggishness, guard against laziness, guard against evil thoughts, guard us on a path of blissful, truthful, happy and contended straight life.
Because duration of life cannot be predicted, we have to be ever prepared for its end, both for ourselves and our dear ones. Thus, every moment that we spend as living beings is precious, is priceless, is a gift from the Marduk.
Knowing this truth can and should lead us to contentedness and contentedness will lead to a path of holy scripture and Commandments. This path will also provide us the means and methods to lead a social and family life of happiness and bliss. This is what is required of you by the Marduk, who has given life to you and other people around you and to other lifeforms you see and perceive.
Thus, it becomes incumbent on you to live your life to the full, in social and family unions, in happiness and bliss, because this is the only life you have and no body knows how long this life is going to last. This is what is required of you by your creator, the almighty the Marduk.
But human nature, human mind is so constructed that evil thoughts do come to our mind and sometimes we choose to put them into action, causing injury to others. This is not wanted of you. This is a Sin. You must ask forgiveness from the Marduk.
Because we Mesopotamians have realised that our journey in this world is but a transient passage in this vast cosmos, death is inevitable and we shall be assimilated back into Earth, from there into our Solar System, from there into our galaxy and from there into our Universe and from there into this infinite Cosmos.
Though, life is short but the elements that form our body have taken an almost infinite long path and infinite long time to give us this precious life. Don’t waste it. Life is Time and Time is Life.
But, since we also know that one day, this life which has taken infinite distance and time to be created by the Marduk is going to end, and thus we must be prepared at all times for the end of this journey.
All Mesopotamians can get blessing in the Ziggurat before their burial back into Earth.
The burial blessing in the Ziggurat to the dead is given by the holy Priest reading relevant passages from the holy scripture. Always remember that the blessings of the holy scripture are coming from the Marduk and the holy Priest of the Ziggurat is only a means through which these blessings are being percolated to the dead.
The burial blessings are never performed during the normal prayer timings. Because it is never known, when a person will die, so it is the duty of the holy priest to read the burial blessing to the dead, whenever he or she is brought to the Ziggurat, except during daily Prayer time.
A legitimate gap of an hour before and an hour after should be given from the beginning and completion of daily prayer, before the burial blessing prayer can be read by the holy Priest.
The burial blessing Prayer should preferably be within 12 hours of death but at most within 24 hours of death. Other services, both Law abiding and Spiritual can be performed during this time.
The body should be properly cleaned, bathed and wrapped in a cloth (Preferably White), Put in the Ziggurat burial box, before the burial blessing is read by the holy Priest. All preparation of the body should be done before bringing it to the Ziggurat.
After the holy Priest has read the burial blessing, others who accompany the dead can read Prayers, they might have brought. Such Prayer should be read standing. Preferably such Prayers should be prior approved by the holy Priest to be in accordance with the holy scripture.
After these Prayers, the dead is taken out from the Ziggurat burial box, put in a real burial box and than carried to the graveyard.
The function of the holy Priest of the Ziggurat is complete at this point. He should not and need not accompany the dead to the burial ground.
The dead is carried in the box to the graveyard by the relatives and friends and buried at a site, so allocated for this purpose.
The relations and friends, if they so wish can read further prayers, which should be in accordance with the holy scripture.
A Signboard can be put at the burial site to show the name, birth and death of the buried.
“ The almighty Marduk is the creator of all life, All Life arises from elements in nature and assimilate in us to give life. This can only be performed by the almighty Marduk. Thus, all life owes its existence to the Marduk, We must at all times give thanks to the almighty Marduk for giving this opportunity to live, to breathe, to eat, to breed, to laugh, to cry, to love, and all other feelings that only a living can enjoy. We have been chosen by the almighty Marduk from billions and trillions of other element quantities and forms, We are the luckiest ones, Only the Marduk chooses which elements are given life and which remain buried, Once we get our life from the Marduk, it is our duty to lead a life, in accordance with holy scripture and Commandments. The almighty Marduk has given us will to decide our path, to choose between right and wrong, to choose between good and bad, to choose between goodness and evil, Lest we have life, we are given the free will and free choice , to choose what to do with our lives. The choice of truth, righteousness, straight life, goodness leads to happiness and blessings from almighty Marduk, the opposite choice leads to unhappiness, sadness and our destruction
‘ The choice is ours Life gives us that choice death takes away that choice choose the right choices make the correct decisions lead a good life’
But with life, the almighty Marduk has provided us with a free will, but our intelligence, our upbringing, our circumstances, our relations, our situation, our place of existence, our worldly status forces us to decide between various choices.
Blessed are the ones, who choose the path of truth, righteousness, straight life and above all path of guidance by the holy Marduk through Prayers, Ethics and good deeds.
That some circumstances can lead us astray, to bad choices is inevitable, we suffer the consequences of these wrong choices and displeasure of the Marduk.
We ask for forgiveness and pardon from the Marduk for the times when we allowed ourselves to go astray, when we allowed ourselves to choose wrong, when we allowed ourselves to do bad, when we allowed ourselves to guilt, we seek your forgiveness and pardon.
Since the life of the dead has come to an end, it can no longer choose between right and wrong, it can no longer choose between good and evil, it can no longer choose between good deeds and bad deeds.
It has lived its life and its life has come to an end. No addition or Subtraction can be made from such a life. All those who are living can plead to the Marduk to forgive the sins of the dead, ‘to forgive the wrong choices made by the dead, to forgive the wrong paths taken by the dead, to forgive the falsehood made by the dead, to forgive the dead as son and daughter, to forgive the dead as mother and father, to forgive the dead as husband and wife, to forgive the dead as relation and relative, to forgive the dead as neighbour and stranger, to forgive the dead as member of the society, to forgive the dead as member of a profession, to forgive the dead for taking the wrong path, to forgive the dead for making bad choices, to forgive the dead for making others suffer’
For the dead, the life is over, the life which in your infinite wisdom, you chose to provide from billions others you could have given life to.
We owe a great debt for this kindness. We are ever grateful you made this choice, We are eternally grateful you made this choice to give us life, we thank you for giving us this life.
It is you who gives life and you have made the nature of life such that it will be extinguished one day, to assimilate into the vastness of non-living in the Cosmos that surrounds us. We are indeed very lonely, You are our only saviour and hope, Provide us guidance and help while we live, Provide us strength to choose truth, righteousness and straight life, while we live.
We are forever in your debt for giving us this beautiful life and to appreciate the beauty that you created around us, We remain yours forever, our Marduk ! Cacama