All human rights are worth nothing if people are denied the great right to ascend, political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on September 17 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.
“Man has one great right: to ascend. That’s it. Man cannot ascend, all his other rights are worth nothing,” Kurginyan said.
He stressed that ascending can never be consumption, because human ascension implies giving, spending one’s effort and energy on other people.
Kurginyan noted that every person may have numerous problems with consumption, with sustaining own life, but people will still dream deep inside about giving, being needed, and doing good. “Because this is the only way for Man to be. Otherwise, he can only have,” the political scientist stressed.
The leader of the Essence of Time movement specifically emphasized that it is not only communists that spoke about human ascension. “What about the Nonpossessors? Was Nilus of Sora a communist?” Kurginyan added.
Nilus of Sora (secular name: Nikolay Maykov) is an Orthodox saint who lived in the 15th century. He is a renowned figure in the Russian Orthodox Church, the founder of the Russian hermitage, the author of religious books like The Tradition, Statute of Hermitage, and a number of addresses to the Orthodox. Nilus of Sora was known for his views on nonpossession.
The Nonpossessor Movement is a movement among the monks of the Russian Orthodox Church, which emerged in late 15th through the first half of the 16th century. The Nonpossessor Movement emerged because of an argument about monasteries owning land: the Nonpossessors opposed monasteries owning land. Certain Holy Fathers, including Nilus of Sora, developed the idea of nonpossession, and they believed that a monk must refuse any property, because it prevents him from becoming closer to the God.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency