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1. The Bakŏ 1 contains particulars about the division of the recital of the first saying of revelation 2, the first creature 3 in that saying, the first occurrence of it, the adaptation of the creature, and the greatness of that saying which is incorporating the creature, owing thereto; also, especially, the intermingling of thought (mêd4 with it. 2. Very comprehensive knowledge about everything, each separately its own offspring, and many an appendage as much connected with it as that which is said concerning the Bakŏ 5, that 'the Bakŏ of the community (dâhmân) is heard where it is spoken for the community,' that is, whoever shall do this good work, for him this good work will be done.

3. Righteousness is perfect excellence.


13:1 Corresponding to the third word, vairyô, in the Ahunavair, according to B. P. Riv.; but it is the fourth Nask in other Rivâyats. Bakŏ means 'subdivision, or apportionment,' and is written Bagh, or Bagh-ast, in the Rivâyats. For a detailed account of the contents of each of its twenty-two fargards see Bk. IX, Chaps. XLVII-LXVIII.

13:2 The Ahunavair (see Chap. II, 2 and Bk. IX, Chap. XLVII, 3).

13:3 The Ahû, or 'spiritual lord,' who is the first creature mentioned in the Ahunavair (see Bk. IX, Chap. XLVII, 4).

13:4 Av. maiti, Pâz. mit in Bk. IX, Chap. XLVII, 5, the Av. manas of Yas. XIX, 29 (Sp.).

13:5 This section is an extreme condensation of the contents of Bk. IX, Chaps. XLVIII-LXVIII.

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