What are the Twelve Virtues?

In the Manichaean faith one often hears of the “Twelve Virtues.” These Virtues are listed below. Our religious leaders have encouraged us to seek to perfect ourselves and the soul by practising the Virtues because it is believed that liberation is achieved through the worship of the One God, acceptance of His Divine Messenger, and cultivation of the Twelve Virtues and Holy Commandments. The cultivation of the Twelve Virtues will draw us closer to God.

  • Great Royalty
  • Wisdom
  • Victory
  • Contentment
  • Purity
  • Truth
  • Faith
  • Patience
  • Sincerity
  • Virtue
  • Justice
  • Light