Tibetan legend about Jesus

"And the book has its own destiny." This Latin aphorism is fully applicable to the "Tibetan Gospel" — Central apocryphal legend about Issa in the East is called Jesus Christ. The first European (French) translation of stories published in Paris in 1894. Russian translation was published in the Journal of Kharkov "Faith and Reason" and a pamphlet — in St. Petersburg, published by "Journal of Knowledge" (1910).

 

These publications can not be called scientific in the modern sense of the word: the text is more widely, there is no explanatory comment. However, the content of the apocrypha of obvious interest. It tells about the period of Jesus' life, which are silent canonical Gospels (from 14 to 29 years of his life.)

What is the background of the text? According to Russian journalist Nicholas Notovitch's French translation, he found the manuscript in about Issa 1887godu. Traveling to Ladakh (North India), he broke his leg and had to hang up in a Buddhist monastery Hemis. He learned that in the monastery's library has about Issa works written in Tibetan. According Notovich, one text was not: separate stories about Issa were part of a collection of various content of manuscripts. Using one of the llamas Notovich put them in chronological order. Lama told him about surviving in the monastery information about these texts. Predaniyaob Issa, in his words, were written in the Pali language of India in the middle of the 1st century AD with the words of people who saw Issa, when he lived in India and Nepal, as well as the words of Indian merchants, who communicated with Jerusalem.

Nearly 200 years Pali scrolls were brought from Nepal to Tibet. Subsequently, they were transferred to the Tibetan language in the monastery on Mount Marbur near Lhasa. In Hemis keep copies of these translations (1). The second European to confirm the existence of the manuscript, was Nicholas Roerich. He visited Ladakh in 1925, during his Central Asian expeditions. September 19, 1925 Roerich wrote in travel diary: "[…] We learned about the authenticity of the manuscript about Issa. Hemi is in a really old Tibetan translation from the manuscript, written in Pali and situated vizvestnom monastery near Lhasa […] Tales destroyed about a fake […] It is obvious why the manuscript is preserved in the Hemi. This is one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh, happily destroyed during the Mongol invasion "(2). Roerich causes extensive quotations from the "Tibetan Gospel." Their comparison with the translated text Notovich shows that Roerich retells the same content in other words, sometimes it meets another breakdown. But he used the 1910 edition of the St. Petersburg? Hardly. Next to him was his son — orientalist N. Roerich, who is fluent in Tibetan. Apparently, he and his father translated for the manuscript (or corrected by the text of the Notovitch).

Roerich managed to find another manuscript about Issa. Excerpt from it, placed in a travel diary, supplements published Notovich text (this text we present a translation of Roerich). We very briefly Notovitch says Issa stay in the Himalayas and Tibet, while the excerpt shown Roerich devoted entirely to this period. By the way, in the second manuscript, unlike the first, is not mentioned Buddhism, which corresponds to historical data: in the 1st century AD Buddhists have not been to Tibet.

To Buddhism in Tibet was spread religion "Bon" — not well studied even today. Only in 1967, European scholars became available treatises on this religion, published in India. And in one of them mentions the "miracle worker Eses from the country of Iran", which appeared "in the country Shanshun Mar" (North Tibet). The date of its appearance corresponds approximately nachalunashey era. In Bon Eses iconography depicted on the right of the chief god (3).

But then, in the Christian tradition, Christ has to sit on the throne, "the right hand of the Father"! Perhaps it is possible to speak of the influence of Christianity on drevnyuyutibetskuyu religion, and the impact of a very young: the Bon tradition differed closed. The greater its rapprochement with the "Tibetan Gospel." It is also clear indication — "… a miracle worker from the country of Iran": the way from Jerusalem to Tibet, in fact, likely to pass through Iran.

These are the details from the past. And now? More recently, in 1979, the manuscript of the "Tibetan Gospel" in the monastery Hemis saw LV Shaposhnikov-known Soviet Orientalist. Lack of time prevented her sdelatperevod. The manuscript had the title: "The Life of Saint Issa, Best of the Sons of men." The age of the manuscript? LV Shaposhnikov defines it about five or six centuries (4). Perhaps, then, and was made a copy of the translation to Lhasa monastery Hemis.

It turns out that the Tibetan legend about Issa has undergone at least triple translation: from Pali into Tibetan, from Tibetan into French and then into Russian. When translating the text is likely edited. For example, the Notovitch geographical names are mostly XV-XIX centuries. This is understandable: he was preparing a publication for European readers and ancient names were not understood. Although they may have changed to a later Tibetan translators or scribes. For example, "country of the Romans" in the sense of "Roman Empire" — the name of a medieval, Byzantine, which arose on or after IV century, when Constantinople — the capital of the Byzantine Empire — became known as the "New Rome" (5).

"Dzhaggernat", "Rajputana" (instead of "Jagannath", "Rajasthan") — the names of the British colonial rule in India. Maybe they put in their version of the text Notovich. At the same time, Hindu (Vaishnava) legends include honoring the mountain, where now stands the temple of the god Jagannath, the "golden age" (6), that is the immemorial antiquity. Not accidentally mention in the text of Vyasa and Krishna are both considered incarnations of Vishnu. Local residents and is now called Jagannath Krishna (7), so this is reflected age-old Indian tradition. Oral traditions of Ladakh are also close to the Tibetan manuscripts about Issa, as was pointed NK Roerich (8).

In short, the traces of multi-editions of "Tibetan Gospel" unmistakable.

But the presence of a relatively old foundation is unlikely to cause doubt. But what about the detailed study of this curious apocrypha, its relationship with the Christian canon of Buddhist and Hindu traditions? While we can only repeat the words spoken 80 years ago by a Russian translation, Archimandrite Chr. (His name remains unknown): "Improved translation of the Indo-Tibetan legends about Jesus — in the future" (9).

Notes:

(1) "Preliminary" in the book.: The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ. Spb., 1910.

(2) Nicholas Roerich Altai-Himalaya. Manuscript. Archive PF Belikov. (See also: Nicholas Roerich, Altai-Himalaya. M., 1974. P.88).

(3) Kuznetsov B. Secrets of ancient Tibetan books / / Baikal. 1969 p.142-143.

(4) "recording conversations with L. Shaposhnikova on July 8, 1988.

(5) SS Averintsev Foreword to the book.: Byzantine literature. Moscow, 1974, p.3; Petrosyan A., Yusupov, AR City on two continents. Moscow, pp.35-36.

(6) NF Rukavishnikova Jagannath Chariot. Moscow, 1983. p.132-133.

(7) Ibid. p.136.

(8) NK Roerich, Altai — Himalayas. Manuscript. AP Archive F.Belikova

(9) Archimandrite Chr. Foreword to the book.: Unknown Life of Jesus Christ. Spb.1910.
 

The Life of Saint Issa, Best of the Sons of Men
 
I
 
1. Earth trembled, and the heavens wept for the great atrocity, just done in the country Izrailya.Tam just tortured and executed by the great saint Issa, which is inhabited by the soul of the universe, embodied in a mere mortal to do good to all people and to eliminate bad thoughts, to restore the life world, the love of goodness and human disgraced sins, return to the one and indivisible Creator, boundless and infinitely merciful.
 
Here is what about this trade people, ezdivshie in Israel.

 
II
 
1. The people of Israel, who lived on a very fertile land, given in year two of the harvest, and who owned large herds, incited the wrath of God by our sins, 2. which imposed a terrible punishment, depriving him of the land, cattle and sheep, and all his wealth, Israel was enslaved by the powerful and rich pharaohs who reigned then in Egypt.
 
3. They treated the Israelites worse than animals, burdened by their hard work and shackled in chains, covered their bodies with wounds, the wounded and denied food and was not allowed to live under the roof, 4. in order to keep them in the state in fear and deny any semblance of humanity.
 
5. With such great distress the people of Israel, remembering his patron, turned to him and cried out to His grace and mercy.
 
6. While in Egypt, reigned famous pharaoh, known for by numerous victories gathered riches and vast palaces that he built a slave with his own hands.
 
7. This Pharaoh had two sons, the younger of whom was named Moss, the wise men of Israel taught him various sciences.
 
8. And Moss loved in Egypt for his kindness and compassion that he showed to all those who suffer.
 
9. Seeing that the Israelis did not want to, even in the unbearable suffering, renunciation Xia from their God, to worship gods made by human hands-egi petskogo people
 
10. Moss came to believe in their invisible God, who did not allow them to break the weak force.
 
11. Israeli teachers loved diligence Moss and resorted to him, asking him to intercede before Pharaoh, his father, the indulgence of their coreligionists.
 
12. Prince asked Moss to soften the lot accidents, but only Pharaoh was angry at him and ordered to increase the severity of pain experienced by his slaves.
 
13. Shortly after Egypt visited great misfortune: there appeared plague strikes death tenth — young and old, healthy and sick. Pharaoh explained the anger of the gods against him.
 
14. But the Prince Mossa told his father that he is a God of His good pleasure slaves stood up for the poor and punish the Egyptians.
 
15. Then Pharaoh told his son Moss orders to take all the servants of the Jewish tribe, to bring them out of town and found a far cry from the capital, a city where he had lived with them.
 
16. Moss made a sign to Jewish slaves that he freed them in the name of God, the God of Israel-left. And he left them out of town and out of the land of Egypt.
 
17. And so he brought them to the land that they had lost for sins, gave them laws and urged to pray constantly invisible Creator whose goodness unbounded.
 
18. After the death of Prince Moss Israel strictly comply with its laws, so God rewarded them for all the evil that they had suffered in Egypt.
 
19. They became the most powerful kingdom in all the earth, and their kings became known for its wealth and lasting peace reigned in the people of Israel.
 

III
 

1. The riches of the glory of Israel spread throughout the land, the neighboring nations were jealous of him.
 
2. But God leads us to have the victorious arms of the Jews and Gentiles did not dare to attack them.
 
3. Unluckily, people do not always obey himself, why faithful Israelites to their God not lasted long.
 
4. They gradually began to forget all the good that He showered them only occasionally called his name and asked for help from the wizards and sorcerers.
 
5. The kings and chiefs are replaced by their laws that gave them the Moss, the temple of God, and worship have been abandoned, surrendered to the pleasure and the people have lost their original purity.
 
6. Many centuries have passed since the Exodus from Egypt, when God decided to punish them again.
 
7. Strangers began to attack the land of Israel, devastating the fields, destroying villages and leads people into captivity.
 
8. Gentiles were by sea, from the country of the Romans, they had conquered the Jews and appointed military leaders who ruled them by order of Caesar.
 
9. Destroying temples, they were forced to residents not to worship an invisible God more, and to make sacrifices to pagan gods.
 
10. Noble of them, they did the soldiers, women carried off to his wife, and the common people, slavery, thousands were sent overseas;
 
11. even their children pinned to the edge of the sword. Soon the entire country of Israel only heard sobs and moans.
 
12. In such and such extreme distress they remembered their great God: they called on WHO to His mercy, begging to forgive them. And our Father in their sustainable forest-my goodness, heard their cries.
 
 
IV
 
 
1. Here then is the moment that premiloserdny judge, full of mercy, chose to incarnate in a human being.
 
2. And the Eternal Spirit, who dwells in the realm of complete rest and supreme bliss, excited and showed indefinitely from everlasting, 3. that, having put on the human form, said means to connect with the Divine and attain eternal bliss 4. his example to show how you can achieve moral purity, separate the soul from its mortal coil, to reach its perfection required for climbing in the endless kingdom of Heaven, where the kingdom of eternal bliss.
 
5. Soon was born in the land of Israel a wonderful child, God Himself spoke through the mouth of the child's body on poverty and the greatness of the soul.
 
6. Parents were born poor, but came from a kind-tion known for his piety, who had forgotten his former greatness on earth to glorify the name of the Lord and thank Him for the misfortunes sent to them, as a test.
 
7. As a reward for what they did not turn away from the path of truth, God blessed the firstborn of the family: he appointed him as his chosen one, and sent it to support fallen into sin and heal the afflicted.
 
8. Divine Child, who was given the name of Issa, beginning with early childhood to speak of God, one and indivisible, urging the lost souls to repent and be cleansed from sin, in which they were responsible.
 
9. Came to listen to it anywhere n marveled said it, based on children-ing mouth. All Israel agreed that this child lives eternally Spirit.
 
10. When Issa reached the age of 13 — and in the years every Israelite must choose a wife —
 
11. Home of his parents, who lived a modest work, people began to visit the rich and famous, who wanted to have a son-a young Issa, already famous for his edifying speeches in the name of the Almighty.
 
12. But Issa secretly left his parents' house, went out of Jerusalem, together with the merchants went to the Indus,
 
13. to improve in the divine word and learn the laws of the great Buddha.
 
 
V
 
 
1. Fourteen young Issa, blessed by God, and passed over to the other side and settled in the Indus Aryans, in the God-blessed country.
 
2. The fame of the miraculous Otrokov spread deep into the northern Indus, where he followed in the country of Punjab and Rajputana, worshipers of God Jaina asked him to stay with them.
 
3. But he left the erring worshipers Jaina and stopped Dzhaggernate, there Orsis, where rest the mortal remains of Viassy-Krishna, and there are white priests of Brahma gave him a warm welcome.
 
4. They taught him to read and understand the Vedas, healing prayers, teach and explain to the people of the Scriptures, to cast out the evil spirit of the human body and to return him to human form.
 
5. He spent six years in Dzhaggernate, Rajagriha, Banaras and other holy cities, all loved him because Issa lived in peace with Weiss and the Sudra, whom he taught the Scriptures.
 
6. But the Brahmins and Kshatriyas were telling him that the great Para-Brahma forbade them to approach made out of its belly and legs, 7. that Weiss only allowed to listen to read the Vedas, and then only during the holidays, 8. and Sudra prohibits not only present at the reading of the Vedas, but even look at them, they are only obliged to serve forever slaves Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and even Weiss.
 
9. "Only death can free them from slavery, — said the Para-Brahma. — Leave them and go to worship with us gods who will be angry with you for not complying with them."
 
10. But Issa is not listening to their speeches, and went to the Sudra preach against Brahmins and Kshatriyas.
 
11. He strongly rebelled against that person assumes the right to deprive their fellow human dignity, and in fact, he said, "God the Father makes no distinction between their children, who are all equally dear to him."
 
12. Issa denied the divine origin of the Vedas and the Puranas, for he taught there-lished him that the law was given to man to guide his actions.
 
13. "Beware of the God, only to kneel before him, one and sacrifice to Him alone the sacrifices that you have received from their Pribytkov."
 
14. Issa denied the Trimurti and the incarnation of Para-Brahma in Vishnu, Siwa and the other gods, for he said:
 
15. "Eternal Judge, Eternal Spirit has created a unique and indivisible soul in the world, it is one, created, contains and gives life to everything."
 
16. "There's only one he who wants and does, He exists from eternity, His existence is no end, there is nothing like him, neither in heaven nor on earth."
 
17. "Great Creator did not share his power with anyone, much less a heartless thing, as you have been taught, as one of its own omnipotence."
 
18. "He chose, and the world was, the one divine thought He collected water and separated them from the land of the world. He — the cause of the mysterious person's life in which he blew part of his being."
 
19. "He subjected the man of earth, water, and all that he had made, retains stable order, assigning each thing its precise existence."
 
20. "Wrath of God in the human will soon break the shackles, for he had forgotten his Maker, the temple was filled abomination, and the crowd worshiping creatures that God has conquered it."
 
21. "For it to cater to rock and metal, he (chelovek.Ya — NN) is sacrificing people, who inhabit the spirit of God particle."
 
22. "He humiliates work hard to gain the mercy of a parasite, sitting at a table luxuriously."
 
23. "Deprive their brothers of divine bliss would be deprived of its own, and the Brahmins and Kshatriyas will Sudr Sudr, which will eternally Naho ditsya-always."
 
24. "For in the day of final judgment Sudr and Weiss will be forgiven for their ignorance, on the contrary, God will punish severely His anger those who usurped the rights over them."
 
25. Weiss and Sudra were struck deep surprise and asked Issa how they should pray, lest his bliss.
 
26. "Do not worship idols, for they will not heed, do not follow the Vedas, in which truth is distorted, do not always consider yourself first and do not humiliate your neighbor."
 
27. "Help the poor, support the weak, do not harm anyone else, do not desire what you have and what you see in others."
 
 
 
VI
 
 
1. White priests and warriors, learning speech that Issa paid to the Sudra, decided to kill him, had sent his servants to find the young prophet.
 
2. But Issa, warned about the danger of the Sudra, the night left the neighborhood Dzhaggernata got to the mountains and settled in the country Gautamidov, birthplace of the great Buddha Sakya Muni, among the people who worship the One and majestic Brahma.
 
3. After studying there for perfection Pali righteous Issa gave himself the study of sacred scrolls of the Sutras.
 
4. After six years of Issa, whom the Buddha chose to spread his holy word, was able to explain perfectly the sacred scrolls.
 
5. Then he left Nepal and the Himalayan mountains, descended into the valley of Rajputana and headed west, preaching the various peoples of the highest perfection of man, 6. that to do good to his neighbor is the most reliable way to quickly put up before the Eternal Spirit: "He who will return their original purity-tion — said Issa, — received the remission of sins, the death will have a right to contemplate the majestic image of God."
 
7. Passing the pagan areas divine Issa taught that worship gods visible nasty natural law.
 
8. "For a man, — he said — is not endowed with the gift of God and contemplate the way to build the assembly of deities on the similarity to eternally."
 
9. "Moreover, contrary to human conscience to put the greatness of divine purity lower animals or objects made by human hands" of stone or metal. "
 
10. "Eternally legislator — one, no other gods before Him. He did not share the world with anyone else, not talking to anyone about his intentions."
 
11. "As a father would do with their children, because God himself will judge people, after their death, his merciful laws. He never humiliate her child, forcing him to move the soul, as in purgatory, into the body of the animal."
 
12. "Heavenly law — said the Creator mouth Issa against bringing casualties idol or animal, for I, for one, offered to man all the animals and all that is in the world."
 
13. "Everything was devoted to a person who is under the direct and close union with me, his father. Therefore strictly be judged and punished those who deprive me of my son."
 
14. "Man — nothing compared to the eternal Judge, like an animal before man."
 
15. "And I say to you: leave their idols and do not perform rites that separated you from your Father and connect you with the priests, from which the sky turned away."
 
16. "They have turned away from the true God, and superstition and cruelty to lead you to the corruption of the spirit and the loss of any moral sense."
 
 
VII
 
 
1. Words of Issa spread among the nations in which it took place, and the people left their idols.
 
2. Seeing this, the priests demanded that those who glorify the name of God, the true evidence in the presence of the people, censure, which he erected on them, as well as evidence of nullity idols.
 
3. And Issa answered them: "If your idols and your animals are powerful and do have a supernatural power — well, what of it? — Let them attack me with thunder in place."
 
4. "Make a miracle, — the priests objected to it. — Let your God is our shame, if they inspire him disgusted."
 
5. But then Issa (said): "Miracles of our Lord began to show on the first day that the world was created, and who does not see them, he is deprived of one of the best gifts in life."
 
6. "It is not against the pieces of stone, metal or wood, completely soulless, the wrath of God will be free to break out, but it will fall on the people who would have to destroy all of the idols they have made to this to save them."
 
7. "Like a rock or a grain of sand, almost insignificant in comparison with the man meekly awaiting the moment when people take them, to turn them into some kind of useful thing ever, 8. And people have to wait a great grace that God grants him, rewarding him for his decision. "
 
9. "But woe to you, enemies of people, unless it is a grace which you would expect, and the wrath of God. Woe to you if you expect that he will witness the wonders of His power."
 
10. "Not only will destroy the idols He in His wrath, but also for those who will raise them, their hearts will be the prey of eternal fire, and their bodies torn of beasts satisfy their hunger."
 
11. "God will drive out animals desecrated stage. Yet he restored himself astray, and did not recognize myself in the little celestial particles that live in them."
 
12. Seeing the powerlessness of their priests, the pagans believed the words of Issa, and fearing the wrath of God, broke their idols to pieces, and the priests, to escape from the people's revenge, fled.
 
13. Issa is still taught the Gentiles did not try to see with their own eyes the Eternal Spirit, but try to feel his heart and soul to be truly pure, worthy of His grace.
 
14. "Not only do not make human sacrifices — he said to them — but do not slaughter any animal that was given life, because everything is made for the benefit of man."
 
15. "Do not steal someone else's good, because that would be stealing from your neighbor objects obtained by the sweat of one's brow."
 
16. "No one is fooled that you yourself have not deceived. Tried to justify to the last judgment, when it will be too late."
 
17. "Do not adultery: it defiles God's laws."
 
18. "You reach the highest bliss, not only purifying themselves, but also to lead others on the path that will allow them to acquire the primitive perfection."
 
 
VIII
 
 
1. Neighboring countries rumor filled sermons Issa, and when he came to Persia, the priests were afraid and forbade people to listen.
 
2. But when he saw that all the towns meet it with joy and awe listening to him preach, they made an order to arrest him and lead to a high priest, where he was interrogated following: 3. "What kind of God are you talking about the new? Did not know, you miserable, that Saint Zoroaster, the righteous one, had the honor to enter into relations with the Supreme Being?" 4. "He ordered the angels to write the word of God to his people, laws given by Zoroaster in paradise."
 
5. "Who are you that dare here to blaspheme our God and to sow doubt in the hearts of believers?" 6. And Issa replied, "Not on the new God I bring, and our Heavenly Father, He existed before any beginning and will exist after the end of the eternal."
 
7. "To him, I spoke to the people, who, as an innocent child, unable to understand God only by the power of your mind and enter into His divine and spiritual greatness."
 
8. "But as the newborn is in the dark mother's breast, and your people are involved in misleading your false doctrine and rites, a natural instinct learned of the Father in the Father, whom I am the herald."
 
9. "Eternal Being ushered to your people through me," Do not worship the sun, it is — just part of the world I have created for man. "
 
10. "The sun rises to warm you during your work, and it comes to give you peace, as I set."
 
11. "Only me, one I own everything you own, everything around you, above you or below you."
 
12. "But — objected Priests — how could people live according to the laws of justice, if it did not have mentors?"
 
13. Then Issa (answered): "As long as people do not have priests, the natural law governed them, and they kept the purity of their souls."
 
14. "Their souls are in God, and to talk with the Father, there is no need for the means of an idol or animal, or in the fire, as you drink it here."
 
15. "You say that to worship the sun, the Spirit of Good and Evil Spirit, your doctrine — an abomination, I say. Sun does not act arbitrarily, but by the will of the invisible Creator, who gave him a start."
 
16. "He wants it to be light shining in the afternoon, warmed labor and culture of man."
 
17. "Eternal Spirit — the soul of animation, and you make a grave sin, dividing it into the Spirit of Evil and the Good Spirit, because He — exclusively only God is good
 
18. who, as the father of the family, does only good for His children to forgive them all their transgressions if they repent. "
 
19. "And the Spirit of Evil lives on the earth, in the hearts of God's children are pushed from the path of duty."
 
20. "And I say to you, be afraid of the day of judgment when God will inflict severe punishment at all, ordering to seduce his children astray, fill them with superstitions and prejudices,
 
21. for those blinded sighted passing the infection carriers good preaching worship subjects that God subjected the man for his own benefit and to help it work. "
 
22. "So, your doctrine — the fruit of your errors, for wanting to get closer to God truth, you create yourself of false gods."
 
23. After listening to him, magicians have decided to not to cause him harm. At night, when the whole village was asleep, they took him to the wall and left on the main road in the hope that it will not hesitate to become a prey to wild beasts.
 
24. But, sheltered by the Lord our God, the holy Issa went on his way without incident.
 
 
IX
 
 
1. Issa, whom the Creator has chosen to remind people of the true God, immersed in vice, was 29 years old when he arrived in the country of Israel.
 
2. After serving Issa pagans forced Israel to transfer even more cruel suffering, and they became the prey of the strong discouragement.
 
3. Many of them have already started to leave the laws of their God and Moss hoping to soften their savage conquerors.
 
4. In view of this situation Issa exhorted his countrymen not to despair, as the day of redemption was at hand, and in it he confirmed their belief in the God of their fathers.
 
5. "Children, do not despair — said Heavenly Father Issa mouth — because I heard your voice, and your cries have reached up to me."
 
6. "Do not cry for more of my beloved, for your Father sobs touched your heart, and He will forgive you, how to forgive your ancestors."
 
7. "Do not leave your family to dive into depravity, do not destroy your noble feelings, and do not worship idols, which will remain deaf to your voice."
 
8. "Fill My temple of his hope and patience, and not depart from the faith of their fathers, for I am the one pointed the way for them and showered them with blessings."
 
9. "You pick up the seed which fell, is hungry and give help to the sick, to be perfectly clean and righteous in the day of the last judgment, which I'll cook."
 
10. Israelis in many flocked to the words of Issa, and asked him where they should thank Heavenly Father, when the enemy destroyed their temples and destroyed their sacred vessels.
 
11. Issa told them that God did not mean temples built by human hands, but I knew them by heart the people who are the true temple of God.
 
12. "Enter into your temple, into your heart, illuminating his good thoughts, patience, and steadfast hope, that you should keep your Father."
 
13. "And your sacred vessels — these are your hands and eyes, and think to please God, because doing good to your neighbor, you perform the ritual, decorating the temple, the abode of the person who gave you the day"
 
14. "God created you in His image, innocent, with a pure soul, filled with kindness, not intended to be the birthplace of evil intentions, and a sanctuary of love and justice."
 
15. "Do not defile your heart is, I say, for the Eternal Being constantly dwells in him."
 
16. "If you want to do the work, marked piety or love, do them with a generous heart, and none of your actions but will not start from the hope of profit and commercial calculation."
 
17. "Such things do not bring you closer to salvation, and will bring to moral degradation in which stealing, lying and murder are considered brave actions."
 
 
X
 
 
1. Holy Issa went from town to town, reinforcing the word of God the courage of Israel, ready to fall under the weight of despair, and thousands of people followed him, to hear him preach.
 
2. But the rulers of the city were afraid of him and declared the chief administrator, who lived in Jerusalem, which arrived in the country a man named Issa, his speeches exciting the people against their government, and the crowd is listening hard and neglect of public works, adding that it would soon release them from self-appointed rulers.
 
3. Then Pilate, ruler of Jerusalem, gave orders to arrest the preacher Issa, bring it to the city and deliver it to the judges, not excited, however, discontent of the people. Pilate asked the priests and the scribes, the elders, Jewish, judge him in the temple.
 
4. Meanwhile, Issa, continuing his sermon, came to Jerusalem, hearing of his arrival, all residents who have heard about his fame, came out to meet him.
 
5. They greeted him respectfully and opened before him the door of his church, to hear from his lips the same thing he said in other cities in Israel.
 
6. And Issa said to them: "The human race is dying for lack of faith, for the darkness and the storm led astray bunch of people, and they lost their pastors."
 
7. "But the storms do not last always, and the darkness did not always hide the light, the sky will soon become clear, the heavenly light spread across the land, and the herd given in confusion gather around the shepherd."
 
8. "Do not try to look straight roads in the dark, in fear of falling into the ditch of any, but gather your last strength, support each other, lay-they all trust in God and wait for the first appearance of a glimmer of light."
 
9. "Supporting neighbor strengthens himself and protects his house to protect his people and his country."
 
10. "Be sure that the day is near when you will be free from the darkness, gather in one family, and your enemy will tremble with fear, for he knows that there is a great God's mercy."
 
11. The priests and elders, listening to him, full of surprise to him, they asked him whether it was true that he was trying to stir up the people against the authorities of the country, as it reported a governor Pilate?
 
12. "Can we rebel against erring people who hid their dark path and gate? — Issa said. — I just ordered miserable as I am doing it here in the church, so they do not move down the dark road, because under their feet were opened abyss" .
 
13. "Earthly power short-term and subject to many changes. Would not it be any good person complaining against it, because one always inherits the power of any other power, so continue until the end of human life."
 
14. "Do you not see that the powerful and the rich sow the spirit of rebellion against the eternal power of Heaven?" 15. "Then the elders said," Who are you and what country has come to us? We had never heard of you and do not even know your name. "
 
16. "I — Israelite — posted Issa — and on my birthday I saw the walls of Jerusalem and heard the sobs of my brothers, slavery, and the cries of my sisters uvodimyh to the Gentiles."
 
17. "And my soul is painfully sad when I saw that my brothers have forgotten the true God, as a child, I left my father's house, to house-Hsia in other nations."
 
18. "But when he heard that my brothers came under even more intense suffering, I came back to the country of my parents to again urge my brothers to the faith of their ancestors, which teaches us patience on the ground, and the urge to reach the skies full and supreme bliss."
 
19. And the wise old man asked him another question: "They say that you reject laws Moss and neglect to teach the church of God?" 20. And Issa (answered): "Do not destroy that which is given to our Heavenly Father, and was destroyed by sinners, but I am advised to cleanse the heart from all filthiness, because it is — the true temple of God."
 
21. "And laws Moss I tried to restore the people's hearts. And I'm telling you that you do not understand their true meaning, for it is not revenge, but forgiveness they teach only the meaning of these laws is perverted."
 
 
XI
 
 
1. After hearing Issa, priests and wise elders decided among themselves not to judge him, because he did not harm anyone, and, appearing to Pilate, who appointed the country's pagan king Romulus ruler of Jerusalem, they told him:
 
2. "We saw a man whom you accuse the initiation of our people to the perturbation, we heard him preach, and we know that he is — our countryman."
 
3. "Ruler of the city appealed to you with false reports, because it is — just a man, he taught the people the word of God. Interrogation, we released him to go in peace."
 
4. The governor came very angry, and sent to Issa his disguised servants follow all his actions and tell the school about the slightest words of his, with whom he would appeal to the people.
 
5. While St Issa continued to visit nearby towns and preach the true ways of the Creator, encouraging Jews to be patient and promising them a speedy release.
 
6. And during all this time, a lot of people followed him, wherever he goes, many persistently followed him and served him as a domestic servant.
 
7. Issa also said: "Do not believe the miracles, perpetrated by the hand of man, for it is only natural Owning one is capable of performing supernatural works, while the person is helpless to keep the fury of winds and rain shed."
 
8. "But there is a miracle that can make and the man, it is — when it is full of sincere faith, decided to uproot from his heart all evil thoughts and to achieve the goal, does not go over the ways of wickedness."
 
9. "All cases are done without God, are only rough errors, temptations and sorcery, and only indicate the extent to which the soul makes it full of impudence, lies and sins."
 
10. "Do not believe the soothsayers: God knows the future. Who hopes for astrologers, that defiles the temple of your heart and shows the uncertainty in the worship of his Creator."
 
11. "The belief in sorcerers and oracles destroys the natural simplicity of the man and his children's innocence, the strength of hell possessed them, and encouraging him to do all sorts of crimes, encourages him to worship idols."
 
12. "But the Lord our God has no equal, unique, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, speaks with all the wisdom and enlightenment of all."
 
13. "To Him are something you need to address to get a consolation in sorrows, aid in the work, the healing of disease. Hoping will not get out of him."
 
14. "The mystery of nature — in the hands of God, since the world before his appearance there in the depths of the divine thought, and he was solid and visible by the will of God."
 
15. "When you want to turn to Him, become a child again, for you know neither the past nor the present nor the future, and God — Lord of time."
 
 
XII
 
 
1. "The righteous man — said he disguised servant of the ruler of Jerusalem, — teach us, if we need to do the will of Caesar or release will be close?"
 
2. And Issa, learning servants Sent overhear his questioner and said to them: "I'm not telling you that you are free of Caesar's soul, lost in sin, will be exempt from it."
 
3. "There is no family without a head, there will be order in the nation without a Caesar, who needs to blindly obey, for he alone will be responsible for their actions before the Court of the upward call."
 
4. "Does Caesar divine right, — he said to his spies — and the best he mortal?"
 
5. "There is no better among people, but there are patients who need to take care of people elected who have the power, to use the funds given to them by their holy Father in heaven."
 
6. "Mercy and justice — that's the most superior abilities granted to Caesar, and his name would be nice, if it takes them here."
 
7. "But who do otherwise, transgresses the limits of power over its subject-governmental, that puts their lives in danger, offends the Great Judge, hurts his dignity in the opinion of people."
 
8. Meanwhile, an old woman approached the crowd, the better to hear Issa, but was removed by one of plainclothes men who were placed in front of her.
 
9. Then Issa said, "It is not good that the son pushes his mother to take the first place, which it owns. Who does not honor his mother, after God, a sacred creature, does not deserve the name of his son."
 
10. "Listen, I want to tell you: read a woman, the mother of the universe, it is the whole truth of God's creation."
 
11. "It is — the foundation of all good and beautiful, it is — the source of life and death. It affects all of human existence, for it — moral and natural support in his work."
 
12. "It creates you in pain, the sweat of his brow, and she monitors your growth, and until her death you cause her strong longing. Bless her, honor her, for it — your only friend and support on the ground."
 
13. "Respect her, protect her, in so doing, you get her love and her heart and be pleasing to God.'s Why many sins forgiven you."
 
14. "Love your wives and respect them, because tomorrow they will be mothers, and later — foremothers entire race."
 
15. "Our souls are a woman and her love ennobles man, softens his hardened heart, tames the beast, and makes him a lamb."
 
16. "The wife and mother — an invaluable treasure that God has given you — they are the best decoration of the universe, and all of them will be born, that inhabit the world."
 
17. "As once God separated the light from the forces of darkness, and the dry land from the waters, so she has a divine gift to be separated in a man good intentions from evil thoughts."
 
18. "That's why I'm telling you, after God your best thoughts should belonging to women, the woman for you — a divine temple, in which you obtain the most easily perfect happiness."
 
19. "Draw in this temple your moral force, there you will forget your sorrows and failures, recover the lost energy, you need to help your neighbor."
 
20. "Do not expose her to humiliation that you humiliate yourself and lose that sense of love, without which nothing on this earth does not exist."
 
21. "Protect your wife, and she will protect you and your entire family and all that you will do your mother, wife, widow or another woman in mourning, do for God."
 
 
XIII
 
 
1. Holy Issa taught so the people of Israel for three years — in every town, in every village, on the road and in the plains, and every prediction it came to pass.
 
2. During all this time disguised as servants of the ruler Pilate strictly watched him, but did not find evidence that was once collected in the reports of the heads of cities Issa.
 
3. But the governor Pilate, fearing too much commitment to the people of St. Issa — who, according to his opponents, would raise the people and to induce him to declare himself a king — ordered one of his spies to accuse him.
 
4. Then the soldiers were instructed to arrest him and imprisoned in an underground dungeon, where he was subjected to various tortures in order to force him to blame himself for what could be his execution.
 
5. Saint, thinking only of the complete bliss of their brethren, of suffering endured in the name of the Father.
 
6. Servants of Pilate continued to torture him, and brought to a state of strong faint, but God was with him and did not allow him to die.
 
7. Learning about the pain and anguish that they suffered a saint, the chief priests, and the wise old men come to ask the governor to release Issa on the forthcoming big celebration.
 
8. But the governor refused them outright. Then they asked him to order to appear before the court Issa elders that he was convicted or acquitted before the holiday. Pilate agreed.
 
9. The next day the governor ordered to convene a major military leaders, priests, wise elders and lawyers, to enjoin them to judge Issa.
 
10. Led saint of the prison, ordered him to sit down before the governor between two thieves, who were tried at the same time as him, yet-to show the crowd that he was not one to be convicted.
 
11. Turning to Issa, Pilate said, "Oh man! Is it true that you're raising people against the authorities, to himself to be king of Israel?" 12. "Do not make the king of their own free will, — answered Issa — and you lied, claiming that I resented the people. I always said only the King of heaven, and worship Him, I was teaching the people."
 
13. "For the children of Israel have lost their original purity, and if they did not hope for the true God, would be sacrificed, and their temple would lie in ruins."
 
14. "Temporary power maintains order in the country, and I taught them not to forget, and I told them: live according to your situation and your destiny, not to disturb the public order — and I also urged them to remember that disorder reigned in their heart and the mind. "
 
15. "King of heaven just to punish and destroy their national kings, however, I told them, if you meekly submits the future, for you will be assigned to the kingdom of heaven."
 
16. At this time, introduced witnesses, one of whom showed this: "You told the people that the temporal power of nothing so before the king, who was soon to deliver Israel from the yoke of the heathen."
 
17. "Bless you, — said Issa, — told the truth, the King of Heaven, and more powerful than the world's law, and His kingdom is superior to all the kingdoms of the earth."
 
18. "And the time is not far when the will of God the people of Israel cleansed of their sins, for it is said, that would be a precursor to announce the release of the people, and combine it into a single family."
 
19. And the governor, referring to the judges, said: "Did you hear? Israelite Issa pleaded guilty, in which he was accused. Judge is it by your laws and declare him the death penalty."
 
20. "We can not blame him — replied the priests and elders — you've just heard that he was referring to the King of heaven and nothing preached unto the children that would be of contempt for the law."
 
21. The governor then called a witness who, at the instigation of his master Pilate gave Issa. This man came and asked Issa: "Not if you're alluding to the king of Israel, when he said that the Kingdom of Heaven has sent you to prepare his people?"
 
22. And Issa, blessed him, and said to him: "You are forgiven, for you have not spoken of myself." Then, turning to the governor: "Why humiliate his dignity and teach subordinates to live a lie, because even without it, you have the opportunity to accuse the innocent?" 23. After these words, the governor came into a terrible rage, and called for the condemnation of Issa to death and acquitted for the announcement of the two robbers.
 
24. The judges, counsel together, Pilate said: "We do not take on their heads great sin — to condemn the innocent and acquit thieves — cases contrary to our laws."
 
25. "Do what you want." Having said this, the priests, and the wise old men came and washed their hands in the sacred vessel, saying: "We are not to blame for the death of the righteous."
 
 
XIV
 
 
1. By order of the governor of the soldiers seized Issa and the two thieves, and brought them to the place of execution, which was nailed to crosses, dug into the ground.
 
2. All day the body, dripping with blood, Issa and the two thieves were hanging, guarded by soldiers, the people standing around, relatives of those executed were praying and crying.
 
3. At sunset the sufferings of Issa over. He lost consciousness, and the soul of the righteous separated from the body, to go put up before the Deity.
 
4. Thus ended the earthly existence of the reflection of the Eternal Spirit in the form of a man who had saved hardened sinners and endured such suffering.
 
5. But Pilate was afraid of the business and ordered the body to be his holy family, and they buried him near the place of execution. The crowd went to pray at his grave and filled the air sobs and moans.
 
6. Three days later, the governor, for fear of popular indignation, sent soldiers to kidnap the body of Issa and bury it somewhere else.
 
7. The next day the crowd found the tomb open and empty and immediately dissemination nilas rumor that the Supreme Judge had sent his angels to steal the mortal remains of the saint, which on Earth are part of the Divine Spirit.
 
8. When the rumor came to Pilate, he became angry and ordered, under pain of death and slavery, never to utter the name of Issa and pray for him to the Lord.
 
9. But people continued to mourn and loudly praising his teacher, during which many people were taken away as slaves, tortured and executed.
 
10. And the disciples of Saint Issa left the country of Israel, and went to all the countries of the Gentiles, preaching that they need to leave is a mistake to think of the salvation of his soul, and complete bliss that awaits people in the immaterial and the full glare of the world, where at rest and in all his purity dwells in perfect majesty of the great Creator.
 
11. Gentiles, kings and warriors listened to preachers, abandoned their absurd beliefs, left their priests and their idols to render praises wisdom of the Creator of the universe, the King of Kings, whose heart is full of infinite mercy.

Category: Mystery stories

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