The Gardens of Light by Amin Maalouf
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This is the story of Mani, a forgotten figure, but whose name is yet, paradoxically, on everyone’s lips.
When using the words “Manichean” or “Manichaeism” one rarely thinks Mani, painter, doctor and Eastern philosopher of the third century, called “the Buddha of Light” by the Chinese and “the apostle of Jesus” by the Egyptians.
His tolerant and humanist philosophy wanted to reconcile the religions of his time. It earned him persecution, torment and hatred…