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Spirituality Without Religion – Mt. Shasta Day 1
1st August 2019|Articles

Spirituality Without Religion – Mt. Shasta Day 1

Spirituality Without Religion – Mt. Shasta Day 1

The following is an excerpt from Sufi Spiritual Revivalist Younus AlGohar’s speech addressing attendees on the first day of the Mount Shasta Heart Activation Event.

 

 

I feel very lucky to be around all these people who love to love, who are very humble and who are following the cosmic energy. In recent times, everything [has become] messed up.

Everything is either adulterated, tampered with or modified. We are almost in the wilderness of forced ignorance upon us.

It is very heartbreaking to sometimes see people distancing themselves from God – from religions, from Moses, from Jesus. I do not blame them for it because those who have represented them were fake people. If a religion and its ideology are corrupted, the entire humanity has to suffer. 

When religion is corrupted, it turns into a monster.

Intolerance, hatred, supremacy, and this urge of being the best of all kills the fundamental purpose of religion. Unfortunately, in recent times, all three Abrahamic Faiths – Judaism, Christianity, Islam – have suffered at the hands of people who didn’t deserve to represent these religions.

Religion is like a human being. Every religion has two dimensions: inner and outer. The more important aspect of human life is the inner dimension: your soul, your spirit. This body is like a container and these souls that we have are contained in this body whilst we are here in this world. 

This body is not our reality. Our reality is our soul. 

Religion must provide spiritual assistance to its followers, with the help of which they can establish a connection with God and regain consciousness. When the inner aspect in every religion was either rejected, overlooked, forgotten or it was made subject to corruption, the religions started malfunctioning and became monsters.

Terrorism, extremism, and fanaticism are the result of corruption in the religion.

No religion mandates the murder of a human. No religion will tell you to take the life of a human being in the name of God. If God were to allow you to kill another fellow human being in God’s name, then most probably, I would stop believing in God. This is out of the divine character. 

Either the colour of [our] skin is brown, black, white or any other colour, we are the creature of the same divine, supreme entity. To him, we are all one. Nobody is greater than the other. Nobody is lower than the other. 

At least God doesn’t discriminate. If he did, we would have to stop believing in God. But he doesn’t. 

Our destiny is God. God sent all these messengers, prophets and saints for our help so that they can teach us to connect with God. 

No prophet, messenger or saint is greater than God.

You and I are to connect ourselves with God and we need some assistance. This is the only purpose of a messenger, prophet or a saint sent and anointed by God. 

All these religions that were established by different messengers and prophets have lost their glory. The messages of these religions have not been articulated and didn’t have proper representation. But today, every religion is bad. Why?

When we eat fresh food, we enjoy it. Let’s assume you made a lot of fresh food and ate some of it, but still have a portion left over. What would you want to do with it? You would want to preserve it. So you put it in the fridge to eat the next day. However, the fridge cannot keep the food fresh for too long. When the food goes stale, we throw it away because we don’t like it [anymore].

Similarly, the early believers of any messenger were great because they received the divine connection directly from their messengers. After the messengers and prophets left the world, there were people were in contact with God. They worked like a refrigerator to keep the religion fresh. They were substitutes to prophets and messengers. 

Now when we have no prophet, messenger or saint of God, there are many who would want to claim that they are very close to God – but when it comes to practicality, the Sufi practice of a majority of Sufis today is based on bookish knowledge. They do not have this connection which God. This is why they are confined to their respective religions.

 A true Sufi represents God. He doesn’t represent a religion.

To God, all are equal whether you follow Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism or no religion at all. A Sufi is divinely equipped with spiritual instruments to connect people to God without requiring the religion. With a Sufi, you do not need a religion. You can directly get connected with God. Sufism is a direct contact with God.

There is a very small divine tunnel after the Opening of the Heart and that divine tunnel leads you and me to the destination: to the supreme power. 

You can call him any name – Elohim, Allah, God, Dios – it is all the same.

Somebody asked Mevlana Rumi, ‘What is God’s true name?’ and Rumi said, ‘It doesn’t matter.’

One of the people with him was from Iran, he spoke Persian. Another person was from Arabia and another was from the West. Rumi showed them water. 

[He said], ‘In Persian, they call it aab. In Arabic, it is called maa. In Hindi, they call it paani and in English, it is water.’

When you give the water to them, they will all get what they wanted. Someone will call it aab, someone will call it maa, somebody else will call it paani and I will call it water, but it is the same substance. The same goes for God.

These religions are different highways. For example, if you want to go to Los Angeles [from here], you can get onto Route 5 or 395. Many highways lead to Los Angeles. That is the similitude of these religions. The religions should not make us fight and hate each other.

I understand that in recent times people have given rise to hatred and discrimination, but they are wrong. God wants to love all, whomever you are.

When Jesus came, he said, ‘I am the light of the world, I am the only way to God.’ – John 5:9

Then Prophet Mohammed came and he said the same thing. So, now people were confused as to who to follow. However, they are [both] right. They said these things at different times. At the time of Jesus, he was the only way to God. At the time of Abraham, he was the only to God. It was the same for Adam. Now, we have different highways – through Jesus, Mohammad, Moses, etc. you can reach God.

The point is, do you have access to Jesus?

When people who represent Jesus do not have a connection with Jesus and tell you stories, you get fed up with the name Jesus. You have been hearing stories for the past 20 years about Jesus but nothing worked for you because people who are representing Jesus are corrupted in the heart. They are making money; they don’t have a connection to Jesus or God.

Our message is the message of love and practical spirituality. We promote divine love.

There are two types of love: the general type of love which is like a Hollywood movie type of love. You don’t need to learn anything, you just need to claim that you love someone. That is not loving. You are after their [physical] beauty.

Unfortunately, God today is not being represented in the mosques, churches and synagogues. Humanity has been left alone, religions are null and void of spirituality. Mosques, churches and temples have turned into shopping malls. Again, humanity is on its own. We have to find our own way to enlighten ourselves, illumine our hearts, and purify our negativity. 

I’m not claiming to be a great Sufi Master, but I would like to share the same methodology with the help of which I obtained light in my heart. We’re not here gazing at your pockets [for money], we are not here to sell anything, but to share what we have. I’m not a spiritual mentor, but I can tell you how I got where I am now. Maybe, if you tread on the same path, you can get there. It’s not a matter of pride, it’s a matter of satisfaction. I have this passion in my heart that the spiritual path that I have been treading on, is a trustworthy spiritual path which has been through tests and trials. Thousands of people who have been treading on this spiritual path have acquired their spiritual quest.

This spiritual path is without any commitment. There is no religious pollution, no personality cult, no bondage and no discrimination on this path. It doesn’t look at your skin colour. It doesn’t look at your background. We understand that the souls have the same colour, only our bodies differ in colour. I may be dark brown and you may be reddish-white, but that’s only the colour of the skin. The soul was created by God and it has only one colour: the colour of love. 

Let’s turn our souls into a pigeon and teach our souls to dive into the vast ocean of God’s love. Abraham, Moses, Adam, Jesus and Prophet Mohammad are all true representations of God. Through them, an enormous amount of people reached God. Today, if these religions are malfunctioning and not producing results, it is not their fault. It is the people who are corrupted.

The corruption is of two types: corruption of mind and corruption of the heart. The corruption of heart most dangerous corruption. 

There is a Sufi saying, ‘O’ Sons of Adam [meaning the entire humanity] there is a lump of flesh in your human body. If it’s reformed, your entire body will become reformed and if it is corrupted, the entire body will remain corrupted. Remember well, it is your heart.’

We need to revive spirituality in our hearts. The heart is like a satellite; like a telephone operator. The most important factor in spirituality is the activation of the heart.

The heart is the divine gateway. When the heart is enlightened and activated, you will find yourself in the presence of God.

It’s like an iPhone. When the colour of the message is green, it means you’re paying for it. If the colour of the message is blue, it means it is free. Similarly, when the heart is activated, God becomes not only your friend but your guide and mentor. You will receive messages directly from him. You will find him within you. 

When you are connected with God, you no more behave like a human being. That’s how you recognise whether you are connected to God or not. If I am connected to God but in character, I behave like a devil, it’s easy to understand that I was telling you lies. 

If a bottle is hot, nobody should tell you that it is hot. If you bring your hand closer to it, you will feel the heat. Would you believe me if I said, ‘This is really cold,’ but when you bring your palm closer to it, you feel heat rather than coolness? 

Similarly, you make mighty claims that you are a divine person but you have the characteristics of the devil. A devil wants division, a corrupted heart, hatred, killing, carnage, bomb blasts, terrorism and extremism. This is all evil! But it is all part of religions now. It is so sad. 

We need to work on different levels of consciousness – a consciousness that tells us how to recognise a true man and how to recognise the true representation of God. Before we are able to recognise God, we should be able to recognise ourselves.

‘One who has known himself, he has only known God.’ – Prophetic Tradition

So, to know God, we need to know ourselves. The reality of ourselves is buried deep down in our hearts. All goodness will come after the heart is connected with God.

We do not need thick books. We do not need mighty temples, churches and mosques. We need to turn our hearts into temples. We need to turn our heart into the Bible, the Koran, the Torah. If these books are not inside the heart, then outside, these books are worthless. 

We need to activate the heart because the heart knows its true source. Our body doesn’t have any consciousness. The consciousness is granted to the body by the heart. When these spiritual faculties are dormant in our body, we do not know what to do, we are blind. Our ability to see each other is useless.

We need the divine ability to see and hear God – but that will only come about when the heart is activated.

Today I feel proud to tell you that to love and connect to God, you do not have to follow a religion. All you need to do is to activate your heart. If you have this knowledge and methodology, without religion, you can become divine. You can dig into your reality and you can find this supreme-self within you.

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Important Notice for All MFI Members
17th June 2018|ActivitiesNews

Important Notice for All MFI Members

Important Notice for All MFI Members

Dear MFI members,

We promote Spirituality, theology, unification, love and peace. Our message is broad and inclusive and it encompasses all humanity without any reservation and prejudice. It is important that we respect all religions. Our path is the path of love. Respecting one’s own religion and rejecting others religion breeds extremism and hatred. All religions teach divine virtues and in nature all religions are sublime.

Do not degrade, disrespect and defame any human being for whatsoever reason. Do not consider anyone lower than yourself.

Crushing the ego, negating the carnal Self, subsequently embarking upon the path of purification is your lifetime struggle, this must go on for as long as you live. All vices generate by the lower self (لطیفہ نفس). Once the lower self is cleansed to perfection you will earn God’s trust.

Do not hate anyone. And do not keep the company of those who generate hatred and pollute hearts.

Beware of the imposters who impersonate a Sufi. They are those who never go through the vigorous regime of spiritual discipline and purification of the heart and lower self.

Beware of those that publicise themselves to be descendants of Imam Mehdi GoharShahi. Remember well, Imam Mehdi GoharShahi did not appoint anyone from among His household members to represent the Goharian Philosophy of Divine Love and Peace.

A proper and divinely appointed deputy only can guide people and connect them with God. The divine delegation is a precondition for a genuine deputy.

There are, unfortunately, many who come from the household of His Holiness GoharShahi and they are actively deceiving people under the label of Holy Blood Line (آل).

Dear friends, there are no noble births. Nobody is born holy. You strive and struggle in the way of purification and only then you become holy, whether you come from a holy bloodline or you are a commoner.

Remember well, the Beloved Prophet Mohammad صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ وسلم said: an evil spirit is born with every human being. The companions asked if an evil spirit was born with the Beloved Prophet also. The Prophet replied that an evil spirit was born with Him too, however, it became purified by the divine light within the Prophet.

The sons of His Holiness GoharShahi have nothing to do with spirituality and the teachings of His Holiness. In addition to the sons, there are many others who are either remote relatives of His Holiness GoharShahi or the imperfect followers who are currently impersonating as holy ones. Do not fall prey to these imposters.

It is very upsetting and sad that the very sons of His Holiness reject His Divine Eminence to be the Awaited Imam Mehdi despite the fact that there are numerous divine signs that God has manifested in the horizons and within human beings as a token of affirmation to Sarkar GoharShahi’s Mehdi-hood. His Holiness GoharShahi himself has given clear hints which confirm the fact that His Holiness GoharShahi is the Awaited Imam Mehdi.

And there are those who pose to be my followers and spread unverified knowledge. Do not take anything from anybody if it doesn’t come from me. And what comes from me is either on ALRA TV channel or on our verified websites and Facebook pages. My page is available on the Facebook and it is a verified account. Anything genuine and authentic has to come from my own verified account. Do not consider anything to be verified if it is not coming from my verified Facebook page or MFI websites.

Thanks very much for your time.

Yours in Gohar,

Younus AlGohar

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Statement: Farah Naz Takes Charge of MFI
7th June 2018|NewsStatement

Statement: Farah Naz Takes Charge of MFI

Statement: Farah Naz Takes Charge of MFI

CEO of MFI, Younus AlGohar, issues his statement:

Dear members,

I am utterly delighted to inform you that the Beloved Daughter (Farah Naz a.k.a Nazo Baji) of His Divine Grace Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi has cordially accepted to guardian Mehdi Foundation International.

Please remember in what life-threatening circumstances Nazo Baji had to leave her house in Kotri, Pakistan. Nazo Baji was threatened to be killed along with her husband and her daughter. Hammad Riaz of Anjuman Sarfroshan Islam threatened Nazo Baji in Kotri. Luckily, Nazo Baji escaped. Nazo Baji has stood against the denial of His Divine Grace Gohar Shahi’s office of Mehdi-hood by Hammad and his followers of Anjuman Sarfroshan Islam recently.

Nazo Baji firmly believes in His Divine Grace Gohar Shahi to have come from the Unseen World. Nazo Baji believes that MFI is truly serving the teachings of His Divine Grace Gohar Shahi.

Nazo Baji truly believes that His Divine Grace Gohar Shahi is the awaited Imam Mehdi.

I would like to welcome Nazo Baji to MFI and thank Nazo Baji for accepting guardianship of Mehdi Foundation International. I would like to verify that with immediate effect Nazo Baji is now the guardian of Mehdi Foundation.

Farah Naz, the Beloved Daughter of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi, issues her statement:

My name is Farah Naz. I am the daughter of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi. What I have learnt in the company of my father, the spiritual truth that HDE has rendered in ‘Deen-e-Ilahi (The Religion of God)’ – I have seen the reflection of that knowledge in Mehdi Foundation International and I truly believe that MFI is following HDE Gohar Shahi’s teachings.

The teachings of my father, HDE Gohar Shahi are not for any particular religion. The message of God’s love is for all humanity. This is the very reason that my father was invited to speak in Hindu temples, Gurdwaras, Churches, Synagogues and Mosques all over the world.

The Hindus believe my father to be their Kalki Avatar, the Muslims believe him to be the Awaited Imam Mehdi and the Christians and Jews believe him to be their Awaited Messiah.

I saw this message to be the theme of MFI and as a result, I was oppressed by my brothers. I promoted this message undercover and kept my identity hidden.

The CEO of MFI, Younus AlGohar, on numerous occasions, requested that I take up the Guardianship of MFI; however, due to the fear of my brothers, I remained silent.

A few months ago, my brothers announced that they reject that my father is the Awaited Imam Mehdi.

I had to take a stand against this atrocity against the truth. Thus I announce that I cordially accept Younus AlGohar’s invitation to become Guardian of Mehdi Foundation International.

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NEW URDU WEBSITE: MehdiFoundation.com
26th November 2016|Uncategorised

NEW URDU WEBSITE: MehdiFoundation.com

NEW URDU WEBSITE: MehdiFoundation.com

Mehdi Foundation International has just launched a completely new Urdu-language website! On the 25th of November, it was launched by Younus AlGohar during MFI’s spiritual gathering (streamed live on AlRa TV every day at 10:00 PM GMT).

The website includes MFI’s latest news, articles and videos. Check it out for exclusive content in Urdu from Younus AlGohar!

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About the Author
Younus AlGohar is the Representative of the Awaited One Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi and CEO of Messiah Foundation International. He has been recognised as an Ambassador of Peace and Man of Valour. He is an advocate of divine love and interfaith harmony.
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