Teachings of Imam Mehdi

Spiritual Grace from the Images of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


HH Younus AlGohar: Once His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi said to me, ‘You preach our love to people and others have begun to imitate you in doing so. Whoever you preach to, give me a glimpse of him.’ For the sake of knowledge I asked HDE what is the secret behind this. HDE Gohar Shahi said, ‘The person then comes in my sight as an aspirant of my love. The thought that he is here for my love stays with me and when I see a glimpse of him I keep his image in my eyes. Whenever emotions of love emanate from him, they reach me and I return those emotions back to him’.  

There are some people who say to remove the images of the His Divine Eminence Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi because they are being disrespected. This is an evil trick. To extend respect to the image of HDE Gohar Shahi is a must. However, ones intention must be taken into consideration. Actions are dependent upon the intentions. The images of HDE Gohar Shahi are on the Moon, Holy Black Stone (Hajre Aswad) and for blessings people put up HDE Gohar Shahi’s images in their homes. Some put one image and some others put many images in every room.

HDE Gohar Shahi said: In the beginning when people began to develop love and respect for me, they began to put up my images in their homes. When their love and respect increased they began to put my image in their pockets. The first Spiritual Grace of ‘Ya Gohar’ was given this way. When the image was in the pocket it collided with the heart and the Spiritual Grace (Faiz) of the image mixed within the heartbeats and the colours of my Personality began to enter their hearts.

This is the miracle of the image of Lord Ra Riaz. Now if you put restrictions on the image of His Divine Eminence, this is the trick of the devil. The devil is a learned Scholar and this is his trick to make an excuse that the images are being disrespected, so people may be deprived of Spiritual Grace from these images. Everybody must know the sayings of HDE Gohar Shahi in regards to His images.

There have been such unprecedented miracles in this world linked to HDE Gohar Shahi. After hearing of these miracles, the miracles of no prophet or saint seem extraordinary. Greatness lies only in HDE Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi’s images. These images of HDE Gohar Shahi speak to people. A man in Pakistan told me he was in a room and a snake came and nobody was there to help. Then a voice came from His Divine Eminence’s image that said, ‘Do not worry, I am here.’ There have been many cases where HDE Gohar Shahi’s image has protected people. HDE images speak to people, the lips move and a physical voice can be heard. The image on the Moon is manifested by God. HDE does not take favours from anybody. When God said I put this image and this image speaks, HDE Gohar Shahi gave this ability to all of His images. Millions of people have been, are and always will be protected by the images of the Lord because His every action is eternal. His friendship is eternal. If He has taken your hand He will never let it go and if He has kept you under His Merciful Sight, you shall always remain there. If He has given something to anyone, He shall never take it back. This is Dastoor-e-Riaz (Custom of Lord Ra Riaz). In relation to the image of HDE Gohar Shahi in which the Lord is wearing the golden Rado watch HDE said, ‘Whatever amount of Spiritual Grace may one obtain from Imam Mehdi, the same extent of Spiritual Grace may be obtained from this image. Think about it. What is being said here? The Spiritual Grace that can be obtained from the Personality of Imam Mehdi, 100 per cent of that grace can be obtained from this one image. Then the Lord smiled and said, ‘You massage my feet and you think, how I will massage the feet of the image? Just look at the image and imagine you are massaging my feet, if you do not feel my feet in your hands then leave me.’ It is these images that have worked all over the world. As respect entered the hearts of people, they began to put the image of HDE Gohar Shahi in their homes. As the love and respect increased they began to put the image in their pockets and eventually it entered into their hearts.

During the tour of India, HDE Gohar Shahi said, ‘The very fortunate person, the one who has my image on his heart, his spirituality will begin at the stage of Behr-e-Wehdat and do not forget this is the culminatory stage for Sultan ul Fuqra.’

There is no stage after that. Wehdat or Wasal means union. HDE Gohar Shahi said my image can enter somebody’s heart. For some cases, some people it is temporal, meaning the picture will stay in the heart for a certain period of time and then it will leave the heart but in some cases, to some people the image will enter the heart and it will stay there forever. Then the Lord said, ‘How would you know whether or not the image has come into your heart for eternity? Those who will have my image in their heart for eternity, forever, recognition of such a person is that from my image in his heart, seven colours will come out and will make a rainbow around the heart.’ Why? Because once the image has come onto the heart, there are 7 Habl (Divine Ropes) attached with it. God had only one Habl and all prophets and saints were connected from this one Habl. The same Habl connected Adam, Jesus, Moses, Mohammad, Ghous Pak, etc. to God. After the arrival of HDE Gohar Shahi, the Habl no longer came down from the sky, instead 7 Habl are now going up to God from the divine breast of HDE Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. Now if someone is connected to the heart of HDE with 7 Habl, he would attain the same Spiritual Grace that is going to God.

To see one who has the name of ‘Ya Gohar’ in his heart is equivalent to worship. Then what would be the intensity of Spiritual Grace in one who has the image of Lord Ra Riaz on his heart for eternity? This is the Spiritual Grace of the image of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi on the heart and one who possesses this image, his Spirituality commences at the stage of Divine Union. If a Jussa (sub-spirit) of HDE Gohar Shahi enters somebody, then his Spiritual status cannot be explained in words. This is beyond the comprehension of human intellect.

Ilham (Divine Inspirations) are sent to the Saints but those who have obtained the stage of Divine Union do not receive Ilham. They are beyond this stage and for such people God says, ‘I become his hands with which he holds. I become his feet with which he walks and I become his tongue with which he speaks.’ Then when such a person speaks, it is as if God is speaking, the only difference is the voice is coming from the throat of the man. Whatever he says is coming from the Lord. Then there is no such thing as the state of Rukh-e-Aina (special spiritual state) because whenever he speaks the Lord speaks. It is not as if the Lord would speak for half an hour only. God cannot be rented; it is not as if his hands and feet would be God’s hands and feet for half an hour only. Whomsoever God grants the stage of Divine Union, God gives himself completely to that person and encourages others to enter into a union with God. This entire story begins with the image of the Lord in the heart.

HDE Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi spoke of an incident and said, ‘I was sitting at the grave of a saint and reciting the Quran and whilst I was leaving the situation became as such that if I turned to face the grave, my back would be towards the Quran. If I turned to face the Quran, my back would be towards the grave. Then I thought this Quran is written on paper but the saints in the grave possess the Quran in their hearts. Therefore that Quran in the heart is of greater importance.’ (This is the eminence of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi and an amiable act of the Lord to render the teachings). Similarly the image printed on paper is worthy of respect and renders Spiritual Grace and on the other hand is the image on the heart and this image also walks. It is easy to respect the image on the wall but it is much more difficult to respect the images that are in the hearts and walking. Hence, the restriction on respecting the images has been eased off because these images have to be publicised in order for all of humanity to reap the spiritual benefits. If we lay emphasis on respecting the images, then we cannot successfully propagate these divine images. In that case we would not be able to distribute leaflets. We are aware that people dispose of our leaflets and we find them being disrespected, however, this method of dispensing Spiritual Grace cannot be stopped. Therefore concession is granted by the Lord in this matter. If we do not put the pictures of the Lord in our programmes, how would there be spiritual ecstasy and how would Spiritual Grace be obtained?  How will the eyes be soothed and the hearts be content? It is because of these images that the world is illumined! If the love of Gohar Shahi is confined to one heart and you ban the images then the transmission of love will stop. Therefore this thought to ban the images is the trick of the devil. 

We cannot go everywhere but wherever HDE Gohar Shahi’s image has reached, the image is enough to grant Spiritual Grace.

Members of Mehdi/Messiah Foundation International (MFI) are permitted to give initiation of the heart (Zikar-e-Qalb); however, they must do so using the image of HDE Gohar Shahi. In reality it is the image that is granting Zikar-e-Qalb. The coming of these images on the heart is the true Sirat al Mustaqeem (Righteous Path) and you are going to adopt this path sooner or later. When Ra Riaz goes from the heart to the soul, the next step is for the image to come onto the heart. Then that image would go through all the sub-spirits of the heart, colouring all the subtleties of the breast in its colours and into the soul. When the image has entered the soul, you are now ready for Zam (Extinction of the Soul).


Eternal Grudge of Munafiqeen for the Images

People of Anjuman Sarfaroshan-e-Islam (ASI) have an eternal grudge against HDE Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. When the terrestrial souls of Prophet Mohammad were held back for Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi, the terrestrial souls of the Munafiqeen (hypocrites) of the era of Prophet Mohammad were also held back to return in this era. Those who possessed the terrestrial souls of those Munafiqeen developed an unreasonable grudge for His Divine Eminence Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. There are many such people in ASI but Arif Memon was not among those eternal hypocrites. His Nafs became worse. It was Wasi Qureshi who ruined him and influenced him to reject the image of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi on the Moon, because of which he fell from the Merciful Sight of the Lord. People such as Azeem Danish, Moulana Saeed, Azhar Nawaz Chaudhary, and Waheed Anwar are Munafiqeen. They tried to stop the images of HDE Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. The devil tries to stop anything that is to prosper in the future but this did not stop. When people of ASI painted over the image of HDE Gohar Shahi, the announcement was made that the image of HDE Gohar Shahi has appeared on the Moon and in the Holy Black Stone (Hajre Aswad).


The Greatest Spiritual Grace for Human Beings

HDE Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi said, ‘There is not one planet, including this earth, where the image of Gohar Shahi is not present.’

The point to ponder is the image of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi has appeared on all planets of the universe and human beings who are known as Ashraf al Makhlooqat (Greatest of all Creations) are deprived of this image. They do not possess the knowledge of how to bring the image into their hearts and still believe themselves to be the greatest of all. Therefore, the piece of stone, the Hajre Aswad is greater in eminence, kiss it with respect. When the Lord has greatly blessed a stone, can you imagine His blessings for human beings?

HH Younus AlGohar: I say a greater blessing has been kept for human beings than the stones.

If the stone has been blessed with the image of Lord Ra Riaz and the Moon has been blessed with the image of Lord Ra Riaz and you too are blessed with the same image of Lord Ra Riaz, then how would you be greatest of all creation? For human beings the Lord has a greater blessing whereby a sub-spirit of HDE Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi comes inside the person.

Then the Hajre Aswad shall prostrate to such a person because that sub-spirit is of greater eminence. It is not the stone that has importance, it is the image of the beloved within the stone that is respected and kissed. If there is a more powerful form of the image (i.e. sub-spirit of HDE Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi) then it is worthy of more respect. Maybe the Lord has blessed the stone with His image so that human beings may think if the image has appeared in the stone, why not in us? When you make supplication to the Lord, give this reference that You have blessed a stationary stone with Your image but I have a heart, I am more deserving of your love. 

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