Translation of the saying:
When a group of youths who love Mahdi, wrote a letter to Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani and declared their support for him and asked him for instructions, he said:
“Send them my regards and tell them: When people are tending to the right and the left, you hold on to the middle path, and when people are inclining toward Zayd and Amr, you turn to Mahdi. Remember God Almighty a lot, and set Heaven as your desire, and perform the prayer at its initial time, and pay Zakat to its people, and do good to your parents, for you will not stay with them for long, and enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and lighten your works, and leave what is ought to be left, and hold on to what is ought to be held on to, and be prepared to migrate toward Mahdi; because I will migrate toward him when I find enough companions, even if there are seven seas between me and him. Who is he that guarantees me ten thousand men, so that I guarantee him the advent of Mahdi?! The earth is rotten, and time is like a pus-filled boil that has opened up, but future belongs to the pious”.