'If you do not know your enemy, you will never be able to beat them.' - Younus AlGohar
Thursday 31 March 2016
Wednesday 30 March 2016
'You are a true tolerant person when someone does something nasty to you and you do not reply in negative.' - His Holiness Younus AlGohar
Tuesday 29 March 2016
'Those who say, "I love you," by word of mouth are hypocrites, because love has to do with the heart, not the tongue.' - Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi
Monday 28 March 2016
Good Friday is a very important day in Christianity, as it is believed by the entire Christendom that Lord Jesus, Son of God, died on the cross for the sins of his followers. This is considered to be the main pillar in Christianity. The entire Christian belief revolves around this belief.
When a baby is born in a Christian home, it is baptised; this is how the life starts of a Christian. Baptism is very important according to the Christian faith. When the baby is born, he is born with original sin. Through baptism, that sin is removed from the baby. In the olden times, baptism was carried out by putting the baby down in water. Now, the priest may sprinkle drops of holy water on the baby to baptise it.
What Christianity said is not wrong. However, there has to be an explanation. Original sin comes from Adam when he went against the will of God. God said to him, ‘Do not touch this tree,’ and he did. Sin, itself, doesn’t have to be an act that is bad in nature. Rather, sin is disobedience.
For example, a baby is sleepy and the mother says to the baby, ‘Don’t sleep.’ The mother has her plans; if the baby sleeps now, then the mother won’t be able to sleep later. To sleeping is not bad; but the mother said, ‘Do not sleep,’ so if the baby sleeps, this is disobedience.
Anything, as long as God does not forbid you from doing it, is okay.
For example, some Jews and Christians believe that Prophet Mohammad is from an illegitimate offspring of Abraham; because Ishmael, Abraham;s other son, was born to a concubine. Such people need to understand God must have allowed Abraham to keep a woman as a concubine, without marriage. When a common man does that, he is not allowed by God to do it; therefore it is a sin. However, God allowed Abraham to do it, so it is not a sin. Therefore, this concept that Prophet Mohammad came from the offspring of an illegitimate child of Abraham is wrong.
So, a sin basically does not have to be a bad act. A sin is a sort of conviction which is granted to people who disobey God.
After this explanation, it is easy to translate what the original sin is.
Original sin is that, by nature, a human being is disobedient to God.
When you are born in a Christian family, you must go through baptism so that the original sin is removed and you become pure. In the light of Biblical explanation, if you are able to remove the original sin through baptism, it simply means you are no more disobedient to God.
If through baptism, the original sin was removed and you became pure, why do you become disobedient to God and commit sins again?
So you actually do not know what true baptism is.
True baptism is to remove the source of disobedience in you which you were born with: the original sin.
Muslim scholars and Christian scholars debate on this issue, but they never get to the bottom of the truth. According to the Christian faith, every baby born in this world is born with the original sin. According to the Muslim faith, every baby born into this world is born with an evil spirit. It is the same thing.
In one religion, God revealed the result, which is the original sin. In another religion, God revealed the root of that sin. The root of the original sin is the evil spirit. They are two different ends of one thing.
Baptism has two different aspects.
The first aspect is the ritualistic aspect. Festivity is attached with it. You celebrate that the baby is born; you take the baby to the church where it is baptised and you invite people [to share in the festivities]. The other aspect of baptism is the spiritual aspect, in which you remove the original sin and the source of the original sin.
I often say that every religion has two aspects: the outer aspect of the religion and inner dimension of the religion.
Baptism is to purify the baby from the original sin; at the same time, you also celebrate the arrival of the baby.
The inner dimension of baptism is to cast out that evil spirit which carries the original sin.
Obviously, you cannot perform both aspects of baptism at the same time. The outer aspect of baptism is done by the priest in the church. The inner aspect of baptism cannot be done by the priest; you have to do it yourself when you grow up.
You do it as a grown-up; perhaps this is why it is called Second Birth (to be born again).
In Christianity, this is called Second Birth, the Inner Baptism. In Sufi Islam, this is called Purification of the Self. It is the same thing. The God of Christians is not different from the God of Muslims. Christianity, Judaism and Islam are different religions, but God is the same.
I read news that Pope Francis was washing the feet of refugees and kissing them. He was saying, ‘Whether you are a Hindu, Christian, Jew or Muslim, you’re all children of the same God.’
This message of Pope Francis has to go across all countries of the world. All Catholics should adhere to this message as a theology; and at the same time, in their character when they practise their religion.
Bear it in mind that you may be a Hindu, Christian or a Muslim, but we worship the same God. You’re all children of the same God. Whether a Hindu, Christian or Muslim dies, God doesn’t like it.
Exaggeration in Religions
When through baptism, you became pure, then what of the notion that Lord Jesus died for our sins? It is very ironical that in every religion, so many perceptions have become conception. So many opinions of people have been included in religions as part of the religion. Religions and faiths have become opinionated. This is what is causing a lot of rift between these religions.
According to Muslim clerics, when Prophet Mohammad died, the angels allegedly, turn by turn, took Prophet Mohammad’s soul to every single paradise. When they realised that there is no place in any of the paradises which is worthy of accommodating Prophet Mohammad’s soul, they decided to bring back the soul of Prophet Mohammad to the same body from which they took him away. We believe God knows everything; but if this story is to be believed, then God only found out that nothing is worthy of Prophet Mohammad after his soul was taken to each and every paradise! So, this is a concocted story told by Muslim clerics; there is no truth in it.
But how many people in this world want to hear the truth? People believe in mythology and stories. In Pakistan, if somebody says, ‘I am a saint of God,’ the first thing they would want to ask you is, ‘How many miracles have you worked so far?’
A miracle is something that no man can do. For example, man cannot fly. If you could fly, you wouldn’t need a certificate to tell people you are a saint of God; everybody would start bowing at your feet. They would say, ‘This is what you call a saint of God.’
A miracle is that you have power to make happen things which do not happen normally in this phenomenal world.
For example, if it is raining cats and dogs and now someone says, ‘I will command the clouds to move, the rain to stop and the Sun to shine. I am a saint of God,’ people will believe them.
However, if I were to tell people, ‘I am a saint of God,’ they would ask, ‘Okay. Do you perform any miracle?’ I would reply, ‘I will connect you to God.’ They would say, ‘What? We are already connected.’
If somebody is connected to God, they cannot see it. If they cannot see it, they cannot believe it.
For example, restaurant staff started to believe that the new chef was good at his job only after he showed his abilities in the kitchen.
Do not be economical with the truth. If you do not acknowledge the truth, you’re not a good person. Say it. Make the truth be known.
So in every religion, there are stories. Those stories are so fascinating. Without this fascination in those stories, people wouldn’t have bought those stories. If there was no element of fascination or spiritual glamour in these stories, I don’t think people would have bought them. Exaggeration has always been part of religions. If God gave somebody ten grams of divine light, his followers would proclaim, ‘He received a thousand grams of divine light.’
In every religion, there are stories. For example, I met someone in Sri Lanka who said, ‘Kalki Avatar will come in the Dark Ages.’ I said, ‘This is the Dark Age.’ He replied, ‘No. The light is on. It is not the Dark Age because the light is on. Kalki Avatar would come after 5 million years.’ I said, ‘Really?’ He said, ‘Don’t be surprised. I had a neighbour who lived for 5000 years; he just died.’ Some people in India live for 4000-5000 years. If you tell them, ‘His date of birth suggests he was just 65,’ they say, ‘Yeah, but there were another 239 births. Including those, he lived for 5000 years.’
If you tell them the simple and naked truth, they’re not inspired by it.
We have been told fascinating stories about prophets and saints. We were told stories of saints who did not eat for 50 years or who never touched a woman. We were told that a saint’s life is full of miracles; they could [supposedly] fly without wings and never have to defecate. So, even when we become a saint, we still can’t believe we are holy.
These fascinating stories have destroyed our belief system. The belief system we have does not related to our present reality.
Our belief system in every religion is like talking about mythology; stories of the unknown, unseen and unclassified world which we are not part of.
Many times, I thought, ‘Why do you have to correct everything? Just say that Jesus died for our sins.’ But then, Jesus tells me, ‘If you also do not tell people the truth, then you will become disobedient.’
I cannot accept that Jesus can die. God is immortal; he doesn’t die. When you have this belief that Jesus is God, you will also have the same feeling. You will ask yourself, ‘How can he himself die when he is the giver of eternal life?’
When Jesus gives eternal life, how can Jesus run short of his own life?
The main theme of Christianity, as it appears today, is forgiveness of our sins. They say, ‘Jesus died for our sins, for the wages of sins is death,’ but that is not the main message from Jesus Christ.
Jesus’s Main Message
The main message of Jesus Christ is firstly to love your Lord, your God with all your heart and soul. Secondly, he said, ‘Then I will take you to a place which no heart has ever conceived of, no eyes have dreamt of, no ears have heard of.’ Jesus is talking about going to the Unseen World. This destination was not revealed to Adam, Abraham, Moses or Mohammad.
Jesus never spoke of paradise. He always spoke of God’s Kingdom.
In this phenomenal world, when our most dearest guests come, we take them to our house. Those who are not as close stay in a hotel. Similarly, in paradise, you will have all the luxuries, but you will not live with God. Adam, Abraham, Moses and Mohammad spoke of paradise in which people will enjoy life; but there will be no love and there will be no God.
Only Jesus spoke about God’s Kingdom. He said, ‘I will take you there. You will go there only through me.’
When you lost spirituality, you forgot about the Kingdom of God and divine love.
You have [limited] the message of Jesus and Christianity to forgiveness of sins only. Is life all about sins and forgiveness of sins? What about love? What about going to the place which no heart has ever conceived of, which no eyes have ever dreamt of, which no ears have ever heard of? You don’t talk about that because you do not have connection with God. You have not seen that place.
Christianity is what it is today because the Bible does not have the Gospel of Thomas. In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus spoke about the spiritual journey, how to transform souls into a divine entity and how to transport them from this realm to the Kingdom of God.
When Jesus said, ‘Only men will enter the Kingdom of God,’ Thomas noticed that Mother Mary was coming. Thomas ran towards Mother Mary and said, ‘You are a woman. Stop. You cannot go ahead.’ Jesus said, ‘Who said my mother is a woman?’ Then Jesus said, ‘God has no gender.’ Mother Mary is holy and her spiritual highness can grant anybody to be holy.
We need to focus on the main theme of Jesus’s doctrine: divine love and our transportation into the Kingdom of God.
In the Gospel of Thomas, Judas Thomas said, ‘These are the hidden words that the living Jesus spoke.’ Thomas wrote them down and said, ‘Whoever finds the meanings of these words will not taste death.’ How can Jesus taste death?
Eschatology in the Gospel of Thomas
Eschatology is a chapter in every religion which talks about the end times. There is a chapter on this topic in the Gospel of Thomas as well.
Hear thou, Thomas, the things which must come to pass in the last times: there shall be famine and war and earthquakes in divers places, snow and ice and great drought shall there be and many dissensions among the peoples, blasphemy, iniquity, envy and villainy, indolence, pride and intemperance, so that every man shall speak that which pleaseth him.
This is in a religious connotation. Every single religious person will only say things which will please him. He will declare it a religion. He is not quoting from the celestial book or Prophetic Traditions; he has made up a concept which pleases him. He labels it as a religion and then promotes it.
And my priests shall not have peace among themselves, but shall sacrifice unto me with deceitful mind: therefore will I not look upon them. Then shall the priests behold the people departing from the house of the Lord and turning unto the world and setting up (or, transgressing) landmarks in the house of God. And they shall claim (vindicate) for themselves many [things and] places that were lost and that shall be subject unto Caesar as also they were aforetime: giving poll-taxes (for) the cities, even gold and silver and the chief men of the cities shall be condemned and their substance brought into the treasury of the kings, and they shall be filled.
For there shall be great disturbance throughout all the people, and death. The house of the Lord shall be desolate, and their altars shall be abhorred, so that spiders weave their webs therein. The place of holiness shall be corrupted, the priesthood polluted, distress (agony) shall increase, virtue shall be overcome, joy perish, and gladness depart. In those days evil shall abound: there shall be respecters of persons, hymns shall cease out of the house of the Lord, truth shall be no more, covetousness shall abound among the priests; an upright man (al. an upright priesthood) shall not be found.
On a sudden there shall arise near the last time a king, a lover of the law, who shall hold rule not for long: he shall leave two sons. The first is named of the first letter (A), the second of the eighth (H). The first shall die before the second.Thereafter shall arise two princes to oppress the nations under whose hands there shall be a very great famine in the right-hand part of the east, so that nation shall rise up against nation and be driven out from their own borders.Again another king shall arise, a crafty man, and shall command a golden image of Caesar to be made (al. to be worshipped in the house of God), wherefore martyrdoms shall abound. Then shall faith return unto the servants of the Lord, and holiness shall be multiplied and distress (agony) increase. The mountains shall the comforted and shall drop down sweetness of fire from the facet, that the number of the saints may be accomplished.
After a little space there shall arise a king out of the east, a lover of the law, who shall cause all good things and necessary to abound in the house of the Lord: he shall show mercy unto the widows and to the needy, and command a royal gift to be given unto the priests: in his days shall be abundance of all things.
And after that again a king shall arise in the south part of the world, and shall hold rule a little space: in whose days the treasury shall fail because of the wages of the Roman soldiers so that the substance of all the aged shall be commanded (to be taken) and given to the king to distribute.
Thereafter shall be plenty of corn and wine and oil, but great dearness of money, so that the substance of gold and silver shall be given for corn, and there shall be great dearth.
At that time shall be very great rising of the sea, so that no man shall tell news to any other man. The kings of the earth and the princes and the captains shall be troubled, and no man shall speak freely. Grey hairs shall be seen upon boys, and the young shall not give place unto the aged.
After that shall arise another king, a crafty man, who shall hold rule for a short space: in whose days there shall be all manner of evils, even the death of the race of men from the east even unto Babylon. And thereafter death and famine and sword in the land of Chanaan even unto Rome. Then shall all the fountains of waters and wells boil over and be turned into blood (or, into dust and blood). The heaven shall be moved, the stars shall fall upon the earth, the sun shall be cut in half like the moon, and the moon shall not give her light. There shall be great signs and wonders in those days when Antichrist draweth near. These are the signs unto them that dwell in the earth. In those days the pains of great travail shall come upon them. (al. In those days, when Antichrist now draweth near, these are the signs. Woe unto them that dwell on the earth; in those days great pains of travail shall come upon them.) Woe unto them that build, for they shall not inhabit. Woe unto them that break up the fallow, for they shall labour without cause. Woe unto them that make marriages, for unto famine and need shall they beget sons. Woe unto them that join house to house or field to field, for all things shall be consumed with fire. Woe unto them that look not unto themselves while time alloweth, for hereafter shall they be condemned for ever. Woe unto them that turn away from the poor when he asketh.
[Here is a break: the text goes on: For I am of the high and powerful: I am the Father of all. (al. And know ye: I am the Father most high: I am the Father of all spirits.) This, as we shall see, is the beginning of the older and shorter text, and of the Vienna fragment: only, in the latter, some words now unintelligible precede it: not the words, however, which are in Wilhelm's text. I will continue with Wilhelm.]
These are the seven signs the ending of this world. There shall be in all the earth famine and great pestilences and much distress: then shall all men be led captive among all nations and shall fall by the edge of the sword.
Now, Jesus said:
Hear thou, O Thomas, for I am the Son of God the Father and I am the father of all spirits. Hear thou of me the signs which shall come to pass at the end of this world, when the end of the world shall be fulfilled before mine elect depart out of the world. I will tell thee that which shall come to pass openly unto men: but when these things shall be the princes of the angels know not, seeing it is now hidden from before.
Saint Thomas the apostle of God asked our Lord when the time of Antichrist should be. Then the Lord spake unto him and said thus: It behoveth that it be in the next days. Then shall be hunger and war.
Recognition of Lord Jesus Christ
There are many religions, many philosophies and many faiths but I don’t think anything is as important as spirituality.
The message of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is spirituality and divine love. Whether you practise a religion or not, in order to reach God, you practise spirituality. The world desperately needs revival of spiritual values!
Muslims who believe in Imam Mehdi do not know how to recognise Imam Mehdi, but hey are waiting. As it appears from their actions, I don’t think they are concerned about the arrival of Imam Mehdi. Their belief in Imam Mehdi is as customary as other rituals in the religion.
In a similar way, our Christian brothers and sister are waiting for Lord Jesus Christ, but they do not know how to recognise Jesus. Nobody has seen Jesus. What you have as pictures in churches and in Christian homes is a painting following the description given in the Bible.
Messiah Foundation International is the pioneer organisation who has introduced the real impression, the real image of Lord Jesus Christ.
We have only come to know of Jesus through books and stories. Either we speak very highly of Jesus Christ or some of the Christians speak very low of Jesus Christ.
On many occasions, during mind, body and soul expos all over the United States of America, I met some people who said, ‘Jesus was a spiritual healer and I am a spiritual healer too.’ It was shocking how inhumanly [they had] to degrade Lord Jesus Christ. To me, it was an act of blasphemy. Let alone common human beings; you cannot equate any messenger of God with Jesus. If you are talking about the body of Jesus, which was made of flesh and bones, that is God’s son. That is not the reality. Not even your reality lies in your body, let alone the reality of Lord Jesus Christ.
The real person of Lord Jess Christ is his soul which is no lesser in power, attributes, holiness and purity than God.
Someone in Mexico asked me, ‘Who is the greatest of all messengers and prophets?’ I did not want to answer this question. If I included Jesus among all other messengers, I would be knowingly or unknowingly blaspheming the origin of Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus only spent 30 months as a messenger of God.
When he was in the cradle, people were asking Mother Mary, ‘No man has ever touched you. Then who is this baby? Where has he come from?’ Mother Mary told them, ‘Don’t ask me about this baby. Ask the baby.’ While Jesus was still in his infancy, he spoke.
According to the divine law, no messenger or prophet can announce his prophethood before the age of 40. In the case of many prophets and messengers, they themselves did not know that they would be chosen by God as prophet or messengers in the future.
Moses did not know that at some point in time, God would anoint him to be a messenger of God. For the first time in his life, when he saw the burning bush, he wasn’t there for worship. He was journeying with his wife and his wife felt cold. He went onto the Mount of Sinai in search for fire. As he mounted, he saw a burning bush. Out of perplexity he wanted to move back, fearing he might get hurt. The voice was heard from that flame, ‘Moses, do not be afraid. I am your Lord, I am your God.’ This was the time when Moses himself found out that he was going to be appointed by God as a messenger.
As it is written in books, when Prophet Mohammad went to the Cave of Hira and was visited by Gabriel, he was confused. He seemed not to have any clue who Gabriel was, what was he doing and why he came to Prophet Mohammad. In that moment in time, Prophet Mohammad had only one apprehension: that (God forbid) he may not turn into one of the people possessed by evil spirits. Prophet Mohammad thought that Gabriel was an evil spirit at first. His apprehension made him confused and perplexed.
When he went back home, his words were, ‘Cover me with a blanket!’ He was running a temperature and was shivering. His wife was trying to comfort him; she was repeatedly saying to him, ‘You are a good man. You take care of people, feed the needy and help the poor. Whatever God is doing, he is not going to do anything bad to you.’
Then, a few days later, his wife told him of her friend, a Jewish Rabbi. She said, ‘If you want to know what is happening, should we go there?’ Prophet Mohammad agreed. When they arrived, the Rabbi stood up and said, ‘This man is a prophet of God.’ Prophet Mohammad’s wife asked him, ‘How are you so sure?’ He said, ‘When you were coming towards me, I saw that the trees were going down to his feet. The plants were prostrating.’ So even the leader of the prophets, when he was visited by Gabriel for the first time, was confused.
Then we have Jesus, who spoke in infancy. That was not a prophet speaking. That was the real person of Lord Jesus Christ: the Soul of God.
It was God, not a prophet or a messenger. He acted like a messenger when he turned 33. God took him back; he ascended to the heavens even before he reached age 40. The age of 40 is the time when you announce your prophethood, but Jesus ascended to God before he reached 40. You cannot limit the different aspects of Jesus to one aspect of prophethood.
As I see Jesus, he is a multidimensional personality. He is a prophet, messenger, son of God and son of Mary.
The most secretive dimension of Jesus’s person is that he is one of the persons of God’s Community. I equal him of God; I see him as God. He enjoys equal powers - if not more! The least power Jesus has is as much as God has.
This is my understanding and this is what I have been trained to believe. It is not just that I have been trained to believe this, but I have observed it. I have witnessed it. I have seen it with the physical eye, with the eye of belief and, in the end, with the eye of certainty.
I am in no doubt but to assert the fact that Jesus is no lesser than God.
Sunday 27 March 2016
Saturday 26 March 2016
When you do not know the reality, you throw yourself to assumptions and different theories. This world was created by God and is subjected to God’s plan. Whether you like it or not, nothing will change. In the West especially, a lot of people have become atheists. Most people in England don’t believe in God. However, there are people in every society who believe in God and religions.
People who believe in God and religions are the ones who understand the fact that there is a plan from God: how God wants to run the world, how things will progress in the future and then how this world will come to an end. People who believe in God and religions are the ones who exactly know what a [particular occurrence] could mean in the light of God’s plan.
In the Bible, there is a chapter called Matthew, which is full of signs of the end times. In Islam, there are numerous Traditions of the Prophet Mohammad that discuss the events which will take place before the end times.
People who closely monitor what is happening the world and at the same time, they study their celestial book, they are the ones who are able to see whether or not the end times are coming.
One of the main features of the end times is that humanity is supposed to distance itself from God. Religions are to become corrupted; morality and ethical values will no more be seen. This world, as it is has been designed by God, is to become a place where lawlessness, distortion, tyranny, corruption, hatred, religious crimes and crimes against humanity will prevail.
The most prominent feature of the end times is the Second Coming of Lord Jesus Christ and then in many religions, a concept of the Awaited One has been propagated.The main feature of the end times is destruction of religions.
Religions were supposed to lose their value and their ability to make its followers holy. We have so many religions being practised in the world today. However, it is evident that no religion, including Islam, is making its followers holy.
If you are a religious person, most likely, you will be considered by people to be holy. However, it is significantly ironical that the most unholy people you will find today are religious people.
Either you will find the most unholy people on Earth in a mosque, church or temple. People who were supposed to be God-fearing have no fear of God. They give lectures on God’s fear; they instil fear of God in hearts of others, but they think they have been exempted from the luxury of God’s fear. They become so careless and heedless of the religious chapters of the celestial book they are teaching others. They teach others, but they don’t understand. Maybe, in the back of their mind, they think this [does not apply to] them.
The problem is: every single religion that you will see being practised today has become null and void of spirituality.
According to the fundamental principles of a religion, one needs to adopt a religion in order to reach God. For example, when you want to travel, you do so by car, bus, train or airplane. These different types of vehicles are the means of transportation. In a similar way, a religion is like a vehicle.
If you hear somebody saying, ‘I have to catch a flight’, instantly, you will ask that person, ‘Are you going somewhere?’ If he says, ‘No,’ you will ask, ‘Then why are you catching a flight?’ It sounds absurd if they say, ‘I am just catching a flight. It doesn’t mean I am going anywhere.’
However, if you ask anybody today, ‘Why do you practise Islam?’ Trust me: they don’t have any answer. They practise Islam as an inherited habit.
Practice and quality of practice both are inherited from our parents, our forefathers.
For example, if the parents are fasting during Ramadan, and in the daytime, they are watching an Indian movie, the children will get the impression that watching a movie is not a bad thing, because their parents are doing it.
Sometimes, you inherit some of the things from your parents. Sometimes, you adopt certain things from the company your keep.
Every single political party has an agenda, a manifesto. In England, we have the Labour Party, and the Conservative Party (Tories). The Labour Party’s policies support the middle class and poor people. Conservatives don’t care about poor people or the middle class. They only cater for the needs of the rich elite. The Conservative Party is making huge cuts on the NHS, policing, disability allowances and income support. If you know very well what Conservatives are doing and you are claiming benefits, you won’t ever join the Conservatives because you know what that party stands for. You will support a party which will address your issues.
In a similar way, If I ask you, ‘Why are you a Muslim and not a Christian?’ You won’t have an answer.
I am a Goharian. If you ask me why I am a Goharian and not a Christian, Muslim, Hindu or Jew, I can answer you.
Being a Goharian, I enjoy the bounty of my Lord, the divine protection. My life is now full of bliss: spiritual bliss, economical bliss. I have no worries of my future. My heart is set on peace.
I don’t harm, hurt or deceive people. I do not hate anybody for any reason, whether you are Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu or Sikh. Whether the colour of your skin is white, brown, pinkish, blue, etc. I don’t care. I respect everybody. I respect all religions, all men, all women and all children, whether they respect me or disrespect me. You will not find a person of this character either in Christianity, Islam, Hinduism or Judaism. This is why I am Goharian.
Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi teaches us to respect humanity, not to hate anybody and to love everybody. Jesus said the same thing. Jesus said, ‘Love your neighbour like you love yourself. Feed your neighbour like you feed yourself,’ but people don’t do that. Why is it that Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi says the same things that Jesus said and the followers of Lord Ra Riaz practically believe in what Lord Ra Riaz says, but the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ do not manifest in the characters [of Christians]? We are able to practise this and we are able to witness Lord Ra Riaz’s doctrine of love in our character because we have been given a spiritual methodology. Hearts have been initiated. We are journeying on spiritual embarkment. Whereas [others] only have theory; [they] do not have spiritual methodology.
No religion is bad, but people do not know how to practise a religion. All religions were good when they were established by their respective prophets and messengers.
The corruption in the hearts of human beings has corrupted the religions.
Someone can become dirty by anything: mud, dust - or maybe if it every humid and hot, they will sweat. To clean themselves, they will take a shower. In Islam, Prophet Mohammad declared cleanliness to be half of one’s religion; to love God is the complete religion.
How the world looks at these atrocities and untoward incidents of terrorism is different. They do not get to the bottom of the truth. They think this problem is very temporal. However, I want to tell you that this is part of God’s plan.
I know atheists will hate me for saying this and some others will jump to conclusions like, ‘You are not sorry for what is happening.’ That is not what I am saying. For example, nobody wants to die, but if I say, ‘It is all written by God,’ am I offending you, me or God? When you die, wherever you die, it comes from God. Everybody has the right to live - but when you say that, you are completely ignoring the fundamental aspect of your presence on Earth, which is that you are here for a brief period of time. You are here for your test.
All these people who are dying in these countries, and all these people who are killing, are useless in the eyes of God. For example, most of the Syrian refugees are economic migrants. I went to Canada and someone told me that Syrian refugees who have now been given asylum in Canada are complaining to the government, ‘You are not taking care of us. We were better off living in camps.’ Justin Trudeau went to the airport to welcome these refugees. All MFI members who came to Canada from India [as refugees, due to them being persecuted in Pakistan for their beliefs], their air tickets were bought by an agency and they were bound to pay back the expenses. Whatever amount of money was spent on them, they were required to pay back to the government - and they did. However, these refugees who are coming now from Syria are not paying back anything. There is no burden of debt on them. They’re given all sorts of facilities: medical, residential, etc. and still they’re so ungrateful.
When they went to Germany, they started raping women. People of Germany did not like the idea of accepting any refugees, but when Angela Merkel announced it, they remained quiet. I still remember seeing images in newspapers and social media that they were coming and people were standing, welcoming them in Germany and giving them water and food. When they finally started living in Germany, they started raping their women. The same thing happened in Sweden; they raped so many women in Sweden. The soft corner that they had developed in the hearts of Swedish and German people, by exposing their ugly character, they have lost it. Nobody wants to show compassion to such idiots.
They’re rapists. What’s the difference between them and ISIS? They’re not escaping ISIS. They just want to come to Europe. This ISIS problem has not started now. It has been there for quite a few years now. Why are they migrating now? They have been living there with all those problems. We should definitely say a big no to all these Syrian refugees. You only blame yourself if you accept them and tomorrow something goes wrong.
Friday 25 March 2016
Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi gives examples of how the Second Birth in every human’s life can take place.
Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘The example of a human heart is like an egg.’ There are so many things similar between the human heart and the egg of a hen. The human heart, which is symbolised an egg, is called the Terrestrial Egg in English.
Let me give you another explanation of the Terrestrial Egg which every human being has inside his breast. Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘When a spiritual master tells people, “Your heart can say the name of God. Your heart, once it is awakened and enlightened, will be able to communicate with God,” people who are not aware of spirituality often wonder how a human heart which is made of flesh can fly around when] it doesn’t have any wings. They wonder how a fleshy heart will speak and communicate with God [when] it doesn’t have a tongue!’
In a similar way, Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘You can compare these individuals who are not aware of spirituality with somebody who is not aware of the properties of an egg.’ We all know that the egg is hatched by a hen. It erupts and a chick will come out and start chirping. However, if somebody is not aware of the properties of an egg, he will never believe that a chick will come out from inside a tiny egg.
So Lord Ra Riaz gave examples and a very interesting comparative view. The way Lord Ra Riaz compares this hen egg with the Terrestrial Egg which is inside our breast is remarkable.
Lord Ra Riaz explained, ‘This hen egg has three layers upon it, whereas the Terrestrial Egg has 180 000 layers upon it. In order to hatch a chick out of this egg, you need a hen. When the egg is hatched, a chick will come out. In order to hatch the Terrestrial Egg, you need a spiritual guide.’
The egg needs a hen because the hen will provide the required amount of heat to the egg, which will rupture the layers. A Terrestrial Egg needs a spiritual guide because the spiritual guide will provide divine heat (divine light) which will first burn off all the layers upon the heart.
Now comes a very important point. Every now and then, we hear terrible news that a father raped his daughter, an uncle raped his niece, or a stranger raped a five-year-old girl. Every time we hear of such things, we feel pain in our heart. We exclaim, ‘What is going on in this world? People have lost all moral values. They have no respect for daughters or humanity.’
Then, Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi’s teachings seem to have an answer as to why such a horrible thing happens.
Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘Every single human being’s heart is wrapped up with 180 000 layers. 30 000 layers of the 180 000 are vibes of lust. As long as these lust layers are around your heart, you have the potential to rape any woman including your mother, sister or daughter.’
The real you is inside it. When Jesus said that Second Birth is important, Jesus meant this Terrestrial Egg to be hatched. There is dirt [on the heart]: 30 000 layers of lust, 30 000 layers of jealousy, 30 000 layers of false pride and so many others.
Once the heart is free from these layers, and it is awakened and illuminated, such a man is trustworthy in the eyes of God. He can never rape anybody.
Your heart condition plays a very pivotal role in your mindset and thought process. The desires that rise from your stomach and are hatched in your heart play a very important role in your thought process.
How pure you are in your heart will determine how pure your character is.
Somebody asked a Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia, ‘Is a father likely to have sensual feelings for his daughter?’ The Muslim cleric replied, ‘If the daughter is over nine years of age, a father can have sensual feelings for his daughter.’ This is not Islam. This is, in simple words, a messed up philosophy created by lunatics. This is impossible.
So, once the heart has been set free by the spiritual aid of the spiritual guide, you become a pure human being.
Let’s go back to the comparative views that we were discussing. When the hen provides heat to the egg, all three layers are burnt and a chick will come out from the egg. Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘The first thing that chick will do, having jumped out from the egg, is to make noise.’ Every animal has a specific sound. The chick chirps.
Lord Ra Riaz explained why the chick chirps when nobody teaches it this specific sound. Lord Ra Riaz said, ‘The chick does this because this is in its nature.’
Lord Ra Riaz remarkably goes on to compare this very specific attribute of the chick with the attribute of the heart and what comes out from the heart when it is illuminated and awakened.
Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi said, ‘There is a chick enclosed inside the egg. There is an angel enclosed inside the heart.’When the heart is awakened, an angel will come out. That will be the spiritual heart. The process of this angel coming out of the heart is known as Second Birth.
The chick came out and nobody taught it to chirp. Without taking any lessons from anybody, the chick involuntarily started to chirp because it was in its nature.
In a similar way, the Lord said, ‘When the angel comes out from the heart, without anybody teaching the angel, it will say God’s name. When that angel says God’s name, it will generate and produce divine energy.’ Now this angel will never stop.
The Second Birth, in simple words, means that now you have a factory of divine light.
I would like to give this message to all our Christian and Catholic brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, children and all others.
On this auspicious occasion of Easter, do not just confine yourself to eating eggs or playing with eggs. Think about this spiritual egg. Come and have it hatched to bring forth the angel which is inside you. That angel will serve between you and Jesus as a spiritual bridge.
That angel will be in communication with Jesus and the Father. With your eyes, you can’t see Jesus. With your tongue, you can’t talk to Jesus. With the ears of your body, you can’t even hear Jesus’s voice.
When this angel is born, this is real you. It is known as an angel because it is made of light, but this angel looks like you, like your body.
This angel in your heart, which is known as the spiritual heart, is responsible not just for transporting your prayers to God, but the sentiments that you have for God to God. This is how God will come to know, ‘This person loves me.’
On Easter, let’s give glad tidings of this divine, spiritual, everlasting message of love to all Christians. This message is for all no matter what they call themselves: Methodists, Protestants, Catholics, Christians or Evangelical Christians, this message is for everybody.
Once this message reaches your heart and your heart has become a spiritual heart and you are connected with God, I swear to God: Christians will not say, ‘I am a Christian.’ Protestants will not say, ‘I am a Protestant,’ anymore. Catholics will not say, ‘I am a Catholic,’ anymore. All will say one phrase: ‘I am a true disciple of Lord Jesus Christ.’
Once you have had this Second Birth (the emergence of the spiritual heart) whenever Jesus returns to this world, a spiritual notification from Jesus will be sent to your spiritual heart so that you can become part of the Rapture. The Rapture will be an occasion when all the disciples of Jesus who have lived and died, and all those who are living on Earth, spiritually will be enjoined with Jesus.
This message is from Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi and Lord Jesus Christ.
We have to kindle this heart with the flame of love. Nothing comes by, by itself. You have to obtain it.
Nothing suggests that you are in love with Jesus, for except that your spiritual heart is in contact with Jesus and Jesus is inside your spiritual heart.
A team from Messiah Foundation USA set up their booth at the Body, Mind and Spirit Expo in Northlake, Chicago on March 5-6th. There, Messiah Foundation offered visitors free spiritual healing and granted Invocation of the Heart. The expo was attended by approximately 3000 people who were very receptive to Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi’s message of divine love. Our stall was consistently busy throughout the two days of the expo! The expo team was overwhelmed by the positive response.
Our team also displayed a large banner depicting the images of Lord Ra Riaz and Lord Jesus on the Moon and Holy Black Stone.
Many people had wonderful experiences at our booth. One such person, Ms. Tetyana L. heard our message and took Invocation of the Heart. She told our team that she could feel immense peace and vibration here at our stall, due to which she spent a considerable time with us.
Another recipient of Invocation of the Heart stated that what he experienced was extraordinary, greater than what he felt at church or during previous meditation sessions. He said, ‘It really reaches your core. I definitely recommend this.’
Stephanie P. also received Invocation of the Heart of the divine name, Ra Riaz. She said, ‘As I closed my eyes and said the mantra, I started feeling like I was spinning counter-clockwise. My heart got a more rapid beat and I started sweating. So, something happened and I feel really good!’
Thursday 24 March 2016
Wednesday 23 March 2016
Tuesday 22 March 2016
This video is in Urdu, but an English translation will be available soon.
Younus AlGohar explains how people have come to believe the fact that Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is the Awaited Imam Mehdi.
⁃ God sent divine signs, however the divine signs are not what make people accept that Lord Ra Riaz is the Awaited Imam Mehdi. His personality and power speak for themselves and convince people to believe He is the Awaited One.
⁃ If people believe someone to be the awaited Imam Mehdi who is not, they can be forgiven by God because citing the that they did not have the criteria to distinguish truth from falsehood.
⁃ However, if people reject the Awaited Imam Mehdi, then they have no excuse because God sent his signs. God’s signs on the Moon, Sun and Hajar al Aswad are undeniable.
⁃ Sects in Islam have made modifications in the religion. The way Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat has made modifications in regards to sending salutations upon the Prophet Mohammad indicates that they lack spiritual knowledge. Since Barelvism influenced Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat, followers of this belief system have been unable to accept saints of God in recent times. They only accept the saints they themselves have made, not the ones sent by God.
⁃ Shias think Imam Askari’s lost son is Imam Mehdi, but Imam Jafar Sadiq said that Imam Mehdi’s image would be on the Moon. Firstly, how could Imam Askari’s son be Imam Mehdi when his image is not on the Moon, and there is no way of knowing what he looked like? Secondly, if people really have met Imam Askari’s son and have been blessed by him, then has he given them the knowledge through which they can connect with God? If not, then he is not Imam Mehdi.
⁃ Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi is the one God appointed as Imam Mehdi. The proof is in the fact that Lord Ra Riaz has made it so easily for people to get connected with God through Him and His extraordinary spiritual sciences.
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