Writings of Porphyry Ivanov. Articles and Letters.

About Nature.

I want to say about Nature. Nature — she is our mother, she gave birth to us, put us into the world just for living. And we must be thankful to her for this. But we trust not to her. We even want not to understand that Nature has the forces that can do eve­ry­thing.

Nature determines everything in our life. She has air, she has water, and she has earth — these three most important bod­ies, that, one fine day, have given ¹) us all we need.

We, as such people, have gotten and done everything we wanted. But we have not done one thing: we have not gotten from Nature a thing of natural character — our health.

We have spent our life in a battle — in our work, in our business ²). I struggle not for the fact that we shall lose our bodies at the front of this strife, I struggle for the fact that we shall necessarily live as man has never tried ³).

I also am such a man. But I have chosen a path other people want not to walk — the people who are civilized, armed against Na­ture with technical knowledge. They say, “We aren’t in need of that, we’ve gotten with what we defend our­selves.” ⁴)

I enforce no one, and will no one to do it ⁵), but ask of you: try to follow these ways at least a little ⁶). But trying means doing!

My business is to love Nature, appreciate and cherish her like the apple of my eye! I decided to go to Nature, walk upon the earth barefoot in order to become electrified, accumulate these forces and possess them!

¹)In the address “I ask and beg of you, people!” (“Я прошу и умоляю васъ, люди!”), Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, wrote here “will give”.

²)There are the other words of Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, “I came to reconcile man with Nature.”

And he said, “I came with the purpose that man comes to Nature, and from Nature to God.”

³)Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, said about, “Man must look inside himself for the power to overcome death.”

There are the other words of him, “We all know how to die, but it is necessary to learn to live.”

And he said, “There is no death in Nature,” but he also said that every one must pass through death.

Also it is known his words that he will rise all the dead from their graves, and ask them how they lived. (Let us remember that Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, could not manifest that he was a messenger of Allah and spoke on his behalf, because it was prohibited to spread religion in the Soviet Union.)

The Holy Qur’an says, “Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. To Us must ye return.” (Surah “The Proph­ets”, ayah 35.)

Also the Holy Qur’an says, “...But those who believe and work righteous deeds will be in the luxuriant meads of the Gardens: they shall have, from their Lord, all that they wish for. That will indeed be the magnificent Bounty (of Allah).” (Surah “Consultation”, ayah 22.)

⁴)Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, said, “I want to put everything on its place, so that people would know before whom they are standing, and begin to think.” (As it is men­tioned above, the God of the Earth could not manifest that he was a messenger of Allah and spoke on his behalf.)

He also said about, “Do whatever ye want, but the road to two thousand years is one and only.”

And he said, “California — it is preparing for death,” where California, in my opinion, means our present technical civilization.

There are the other words of Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, “The scientists will lead us to a blockage, they’ll get a block — man will surround him­self with gewgaws, the earth will be filled with the dead — there will not be natural forces in the air to give rise to anything new. We’ll grow into weak persons, who will have to change their developed form.”

And he said, “Nature will take revenge upon unspiritual men through the earthquakes, epidemics, floods and other disasters, for mankind is sick. Take thy place in Nature occupied by no one, it belongs to thee only. I ask of thee: do not get from her the good and the warm, but accept her with heart as she is. Be neither better nor worse, but such as thou art, and go to her with open heart and accepting everything soul.”

Also it is known the words of Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, “We live well and warmly once, and then man gets bad from all this.” (In other words, man comes to this world to struggle against evil, and he should not deviate from following the truth.)

And he said that he who did not know about his teaching will be forgiven, who knew and did not perform will be taken to account, and who began following this teaching and gave it up is judas.

The Holy Qur’an says, “By (the Token of) Time (through the Ages), verily Man is in loss, except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join to­gether) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.” (Surah “Time through the Ages”, ayat 1 ‒ 3.)

Also the Holy Qur’an says, “Anyone who, after accepting Faith in Allah, utters Unbelief — except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith — but such as open their breast to Unbelief — on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.” (Surah “Bees”, ayah 106.)

Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, prophesied that in the near future there will come a man from the East, and there are clear evidences that the man he spoke of is the Mahdi, promised by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

He said about this man, “To all that concocted, from the East there will come a man. He will speak, but they will not believe him. At that time the church will become desolate, there will not be God’s gift. We shall boast about our life: we have created it ourselves, and live in the good and warm. Technics and art made it for us, and the hands of man in­tro­duced chemistry into practice.”

There are the other words of him, “And he will fight, shout across the universe up to the moment when falls from the height a small, very small thing. It will force us to believe this man — we shall grasp at that, but it will be too late.”

And he said, “Woe, woe unto you, scribes, pharisees, for your business. From the East, there will come a man and tell us his words, ‘What are ye doing?’”

One day Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, was told that it was written thus and so in the Holy Bible in contrast to what he did, and he replied in a loud voice, “Thus why do ye not perform as it was written?”

⁵)But when Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, was asked about the future, he answered that soon there will come such a time on the earth, that even he takes fright when thinks about. (Whereas it is known his words, “I passed the river of death from the source to the mouth.”)

And he said, “But I will bring out my people on a thin wire (that is, on the as-Sirat — the bridge to Paradise that is thinner than a strand of hair and as sharp as the sharpest sword, which every man must pass on the Day of Judgment) and feed them one apple.” (Let us remember that Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, could not man­i­fest that he was a messenger of Allah and spoke on his behalf.)

⁶)Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, said, “He who will go in for my method of tempering-training will find peace inside himself.”

He also said, “If people knew what I have prepared for them, they would run racing one another.” (As it is mentioned above, the God of the Earth could not manifest that he was a messenger of Allah and spoke on his behalf.)

And he said, “Nature will change all ours, and give us her freedom not to fight with her. Love between people and great Nature will arise, and we’ll live without offence, we’ll learn a mystery inside ourselves and shall not take chills or be sick any more. We’ll live as friends through our independence.”

The Holy Qur’an says, “The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise reg­u­lar charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise.” (Surah “The Repentance”, ayah 71.)

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