The Divine Staff
This is the first in a series of talks by Sufi Spiritualist Younus AlGohar on the Knowledge of the Divine Mediation.
Let me start from the very beginning. God sent 124,000 Prophets and Messengers and 313 religions were established. Then, in the end, the last species of Adam was introduced; only he was awarded the spiritual knowledge with which man could find union with God.
Before the introduction of spiritual knowledge, man would worship God physically and verbally. In that worship, no communication or interaction with God was involved. So, one would worship, worship and worship. There was no impact or effect of that worship on his personality; it would not benefit him in terms of improving his character or quality of life. He would worship and that worship had been recorded; made an account of. He would be rewarded for this worship on the Day of Judgement, that is all. But with the arrival of the Last Adam, spiritual knowledge was introduced and a newer type of worship was introduced which was to be carried out by the souls.
This worship, which was to be carried out by the souls, was also declared to be medicinal. Meaning if the souls are engaged in worship, it would not just be recorded in the Book of Your Accountability that would be presented to you on the Day of Judgement, but also, any amount of worship carried out by the souls would work as a divine medicine to heal and strengthen your souls. This is spiritual nourishment and the names of different attributes of God were like nutrients that one would need in order to qualify to be a friend of God.
So, this concept of a newer type of worship was amazing because you would start reaping the benefits of this worship while you are still here in this world.
On contrary to this, Adams and their progenies prior to the Last Adam would worship and in return, nothing would be granted to them in this phenomenal world. The only thing that would be granted to them would be granted on the Day of Judgement.
So, 124,000 Prophets and Messengers were sent altogether. Out of all these Prophets and Messengers, Messengers established 313 religions. Out of 313 religions, only 3.5 religions were established by Grand Messengers. In other words, God has been more merciful and generous upon the children of Abraham than anybody else. These religions – Islam, Christianity, Judaism – in the eyes of God these are the best religions that could [connect one to God].
Adam introduced how to connect with God and how to interact with God. That’s all. But with the arrival of Abraham, this concept came that you can befriend God! This was a revolutionary message because, never in the entire human history, would it have crossed the minds of many million human beings belonging to many thousand different species of Adam.
With the arrival of Moses, a divine chit-chat was introduced: messaging and voice calling with God! Moses was given this knowledge with which he elevated himself in spirituality so much that he was able to speak with God. When God would speak to him he would hear God’s voice physically. This was like a ‘voice call’ introduction with God.
Then came Jesus. When Jesus came, Jesus said, ‘All that you have been granted before is not worthy for me to talk about it. What I can give you, not even Adam, Abraham or Moses can think of.’
It was something really, really great. Then he went back and then came Prophet Mohammad. Before Prophet Mohammad, only voice calls were introduced with God.
With the arrival of Prophet Mohammad, the ‘Divine Snapchat’ was introduced: you see me and I see you. You speak to me and I will speak to you. You make mention of my name and I will make mention of your name. That was the culmination of the knowledge.
The Types of Knowledge
There were different religions and everybody would follow his/her respective religion. They were given three different types of knowledge:
- The Knowledge of the Exterior. It is all about how to control and purify your body, how to live a balanced life and how to behave with other fellow human beings.
- The Knowledge of the Heart. It was about how to revive, awaken and spiritualise your heart and make it worthy of interaction with God.
- The Realm of Reality. There are certain spiritual stations in the esoteric realms that you cannot access with the divine energy you generate with your inner faculties. You need a powerhouse and that powerhouse is a Spiritual Guide [who has the] the Knowledge of Reality. It is the Realm of Reality in which you do not carry out any worship or invocation. Your Spiritual Guide with his power spiritually journeys your souls from one point to another; this is the Realm of Reality.
With these three different types of knowledge, all these three religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) progressed. Sufism flourished in in the Abrahamic Faiths. Christian spirituality is very famous.
The Divine Staff
The fourth knowledge, the Knowledge of the Divine Mediation (Muarifa) was introduced to those only who have obtained union with God.
The Knowledge of the Divine Mediation was granted to those who, following the spiritual path, arrived at the station of the Divine Splendour and they have witnessed the divine beauty. This Knowledge of the Divine Mediation was given to those who have seen God.
In this knowledge, God teaches them not to discriminate among human beings on the basis of their religious backgrounds. When God delegates somebody to be a Spiritual Master, then God commands them not to discriminate among human beings for any reason – whether it be their complexion, race, religious or cultural background – provide them with equal opportunities to find God.
Those who acquired this knowledge are the ones who say, ‘Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Jew or Sikh, come – let me connect you to God.’
Those who were not given the Knowledge of the Divine Mediation, they somehow or another were confined and restricted to their religious boundaries. Like a Muslim Saint would only render spiritual grace to the Muslims. However, those who were given this Knowledge of the Divine Mediation would not see any difference among human beings.
They would only care [and think], ‘If this person is expiring and his heart aspires to see God, then, they would let him go and see God.’
These are the problems that God has to face every day. God is not a Muslim God or a Christian God. God is just a God – he is God – to him all are equal. If he wants to guide anybody then he would guide anybody, whether that somebody is black, pink, white, yellow or brown and whether that person is a Muslim, a Christian or a Hindu. God is above everything. God is above Islam and Christianity.
God can guide anybody through anybody.
This Knowledge of the Divine Mediation was only granted to selected friends of God. Those who were granted this knowledge only focused on guiding people without any reservations or prejudice. They would not want to see whether that person is a Christian, a Jew or a Hindu. Those who did not have this knowledge would feel the restraints. They would feel that they are confined. They could not think beyond their religions. They are not wrong, but they are confined to their boundaries.
However, those who have been taught The Knowledge of the Divine Mediation understand what it means to be from within the Divine Staff. You work for God, you do not work for Islam, Christianity, Judaism or Hinduism. You represent God.
You are from the Divine Department. So, even if you had a Christian or Muslim background, now you are working with God. Now, you will only understand God’s problems.
Those who follow a particular religion, their religion’s perimeters are very small and they have very little room to manoeuvre here and there. Those who work for God, they have God’s policies. The Department of Guidance is with God. Nobody else has the authority to guide anybody.
God says to Prophet Mohammad, ‘O Prophet Mohammad, it is not the case that you will love somebody and you can guide him also.’ – Koran 28:56
Here, God is saying, ‘You can love somebody but it doesn’t mean that you can guide those that you love also. This is my department. Only those will be guided that are guided by me.’
‘I guide the hearts.’ – Koran 64:11
When God guides you, he will not guide your nose [or eyes, ears, etc.]. He will choose a spiritual organ in your body and that is your heart.
God has this department. In this department, he has individuals from different religions. However, when they join God, their loyalty with their religions is no more.
They are more loyal to God than they are to their own respective religions because they have been blessed by God to be part of his Divine Staff.
On a lower level, God advises the Messengers to have their own staff through which guidance can be articulated. Those are the saints who follow religious law. That is different.
The mighty friends of God – the elite ones who are in very close proximity of God; who have been delegated by God – they would spiritually appear anywhere to a follower of any religion and would guide them.
Now, this is the knowledge that we are now trying to elaborate, explain and share with our people. This is so that they can understand why we – people from Pakistan who have Muslim names – are talking about guiding everybody. They might ask, ‘Is this some kind of a Godly scam or something? No, it is a type of knowledge which directly makes you part of God’s Staff.
The Goharian Creed
Then, onwards you only follow the Divine Policies, not the policies of your religion. For example, many different people in Pakistan – especially the Anjuman Sarfaroshan-e-Islam, when they do not understand His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s teachings, they put all the dirt on me. They fail to understand HDE Gohar Shahi’s knowledge and they fail to understand what is the Divine Project that HDE Gohar Shahi is projecting.
Then they start saying that, ‘Younus is an agent from the Christian world, an agent of Jews, he is a disbeliever, an enemy of Islam.’
No, I am not an enemy of Islam or any religion. It is just that for some time, I followed the policies of Islam. Then, when I was introduced to Sufism, I adopted the Sufi policies.
When HDE Gohar Shahi said, ‘You are now my representative,’ a new set of policies were handed to me! I follow the policies of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi.
In every religion, there is a set creed and they go by their creed. HDE Gohar Shahi also explains what the Goharian Creed is.
Every religion will want to blow their own trumpet, like, ’I am the best!’ Some Muslims do not get tired claiming that they are the best. The same problem is with the Jews. Christians have their own philosophies. But every single religion cannot see beyond their own religion.
To Muslims, Prophet Mohammad is the greatest. To the followers of Moses, Moses is the greatest. Moses talked about the Ten Commandments, out of which Jesus rejected four. Jesus said, ‘I don’t recognise them.’
So, everybody thinks he is the best and greatest of all.
Then HDE Gohar Shahi touches upon this subject. HDE Gohar Shahi says, ‘Do you want to know what I think about it? Do you want to know what my belief system is?’ And then HDE Gohar Shahi says, ‘Let everybody from every religion stand in a line – Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, everybody, and ask God, “Who do you want to see?”’
HDE Gohar Shahi is not saying, ‘How do I feel about it?’ HDE is saying, ‘Let them all stand in a line and then ask God. You shouldn’t make any claims. Ask God, who he wants to see!’
And then before His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi tells us who God is going to see, He tells us that at night time when you look at the sky you will see many shining stars. Maybe you will know the names of one, two or three stars. But you can see even those stars that are unknown to you because they are shining. If they were not shining you wouldn’t be able to see them.
In a similar way, God looks at your heart when he wants to see you. If your heart is enlightened, God will see that heart.
Whether you found enlightenment of the heart through Islam, Christianity, or Judaism or you got the enlightenment without any religion – because your heart is enlightened, God will look at your heart and see your heart. This is Gohar Shahi’s creed.
According to Muslims, if you praise something else other than Islam you are an enemy of Islam.
However, I have come to know that the message that HDE Gohar Shahi is parting with is greater than any religion. Why? Because HDE Gohar Shahi is aiming at the enlightenment of your heart. Not through the vigorous practice of your religion for 40-50 years. All you need to do is show the willingness of your heart and find a representative of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi in any of your countries.
There are many human beings, now, who represent HDE Gohar Shahi in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Canada, the United States of America, Australia – in many countries of the world. They are being trained in light of the fourth knowledge, the Knowledge of the Divine Mediation. They are asked not to discriminate among any human being on the basis of their religion, culture or country. To guide everybody and provide them with equal spiritual opportunities is the aim.
This is my first talk on this subject which means I am going to be talking on the same subject for many days. Many more different points relating to this subject will spur out.
We recognise the entire human race as one family. They may be Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus – whoever they may be, we are not concerned about it.
The only thing we are concerned about is, ‘Is he one of those that must be guided? According to the Divine Policy, is the one who is destined to be guided by God? If he is the one, then we don’t care who he is – Christian, Hindu or a Jew – what matters is God’s will.’
If according to God’s will you must be guided then you must be guided no matter who you are.