"The Mahdi is the savior to come at the time of the Last Judgement"

From: "jagbir singh" <adishakti_org@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:54 am
Subject: "The Mahdi is the savior to come at the time of the Last Judgement"

>
> "So, now a New Age has started which is called the Age of
> Aquarius, (Kumbha) meaning the pitcher carrier of spiritual holy
> water that is the work of Kundalini. The activity of the Kundalini
> is like the sap of the tree that rises and nourishes all parts of
> the tree and does not get stuck at one flower (subtle centre).
>
> Moreover these are special times. This is the Resurrection Time
> (Al-Qiyamah). The Last Judgment is done by the Kundalini. On the
> fingertips one can feel oneself and can judge oneself. Moreover
> the All-pervading power has become very activated, so the Kali
> Yuga (these modem times or Age of Darkness) is passing into Krita
> Yuga of Brahma Chaitanya (activated All-pervading power). This is
> helping the en-masse enlightenment and self realisation.
>
> After this will be Satya Yuga (Age of Truth). We have to take
> advantage of this activity of the Brahma Chaitanya by all the time
> being corrected with the All-pervading Power and achieving our
> realisation and establishing it. After such a state a person
> becomes very dynamic and compassionate. His race, sex, nationality
> and age do not hamper his dynamic life."
>
> The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
>


MUSLIM ESCHATOLOGY

Baffled television audiences in the west scramble to come to terms
with the notion of Jihad. It is hard to come to grip with the notion
of British born Muslims dropping bombs in the tube. grimacing
shopkeepers, They look with disbelief at shopkeepers running in the
streets of Karachi in support of fundamentalist terrorists. With a
stubbornness that history made sadly predictable, Hate is keen to
sow its seeds and slowly hate crimes in countries affected by
terrorism are on the rise. Brain washed and emotionally manipulated,
terrorists are trying to pick up again the coveted mantle of self-
appointed doomsday makers. Since Attila and Gengis Khan many have
lived such fantasies but, in the context of Islam, where do they
come from?

It may be worth to review Islam's expectations from history. To
make sure, Islam is not a monolithic religion and counts about 72
main currents, branches or sects. Before breeding Bin Laden's crazy
claims, the rigid Sunni Wahabites promoted expansionist warfare and
misogynic repression. Like the roman pope and his crusaders, the
caliph killed in the name of God. But wahabism does not give the
measure of Islam. According to many eminent Muslim scholars, it
represents only a dogmatic and limited understanding of the Koran.
Its main achievement may have been the manipulation of religion for
the purpose of political supremacy. The mystical depth of Islam is
more vested in the Sufis and its historical consciousness in the
lineage of the Imams.

The Mahdi (the name of the last of the twelve Imams, the first being
Ali; son in law of Muhammed,) according to Islam, and in particular
its Shiite branch, is the savior to come at the time of the Last
Judgement to save the world. His function is similar to those
attributed to the Kalki of the Hindus, the Maitreya of the Buddhists
or the Christ King of the Christians. The return of the Mahdi
constitutes the most frequent prediction of the Imams. Al-Kultani
and al-Nu'mani consecrated an entire chapter and Ibn Babunye passed
down in thirteen chapters the predictions of the Prophet, Fatima and
of the eleven Imams on the subject of the Twelfth Imam.

The universal precursory Sign of the return of Mahdi, "He who
Guides", consists of the general invasion of the earth by Evil, the
victory of the forces of Evil over those of Good. This dire
condition demands the manifestation of an ultimate and final Savior.
Without such a manifestation, the entirety of humanity would be
engulfed by darkness.

The following are some enlightening quotes, courtesy Majid Golpur, a
scholar of Islam.

We find extracts from the eulogies of Ali Abi Talib describing
various components of the "Sign"- announcing the return of Mahdi :
The "Sign" consists of the following traits: the people will neglect
prayer, squander the divinity which is conferred on them, legalize
untruths, practice usury, accept bribes, construct huge edifices,
sell religion to win this lower-world, employ idiots, consult with
women, break family ties, obey passion and consider insignificant
the letting of blood. Magnanimity will be considered as weakness and
injustice as glory, princes will be debauched and ministers will be
oppressors, intellectuals will be traitors and the readers of the
Koran vicious. False witness will be brought openly and immorality
proclaimed in loud voices. A word of promise will be slander, sin
and exaggeration.

"The sacred Books will be ornate, the mosques disguised, the
minarets extended. Criminals will be praised, the lines of combat
narrowed, hearts in disaccord and pacts broken. Women, greedy for
the riches of this lower world, will involve themselves in the
business of their husbands, the vicious voices of man will be loud
and will be listened to. The most ignoble of the people will become
leaders, the debauched will be believed for fear of the Evil they
will cause, the liar will be considered as truthful and the traitor
as trustworthy... They will resort to singers and musical
instruments...and women will horse ride, they will resemble men and
the men will resemble women. The people will prefer the activities
of this lower-world to those of the Higher-World and wilt cover up
with lambskin the hearts of wolves." Kamal, bab 47, n 1,II/525-28

The Qa'im (Mahdi) comes to re-establish the lost sense of sanctity.
Firstly he will re-establish Islam to it's original purity and
integrity. al-Nu 'mani, op cit pages 333-59" The Qa 'im)

The obscure expectation for the return of the Madhi dominates
totally the religious conscience of Imamism during the period of
the disappearance of Ali until the return of the awaited Saviour.
But, here and there, throughout the prophetic texts, there are hints
of an esoteric knowledge.At the moment of birth a light pierced the
top of the child's head (a possible reference to the opening of the
seventh chakra) and reached into the depths of the sky. This child
is the Mahdi, he who will fill the earth with equality and justice
just as it is now filled with oppression and injustice.*
(* "Guide divine" - Amir Moizzi - Paris - 1/E.P.H.E. - Paris en
Sorbonneal-Kulayni, UsGl K K. al-Hujjan, Bab MS JS a fi 1-ithna'
ashar, 11/468-485; al-Nu'Mani, K al-Ghayba,bablo, pages 201-281Ibn-
Babflyne, Kamal al-Din, Bab-5 24 - 38, pages 256 -385, see also Id,
Hal, Bab 12; Nahj al-Balagha,pages 295,424-25,458,1158,1180 and 1222)
The Imam is described also as energy giving. The Imam says: "As to
the way of benefiting from my presence (literally - "to benefit of
me") during my disappearance, it is similar to the profit we gain
from the sun while it is hidden from sight by the clouds."bab 45, n
4, 11/485. Ibn- Babunye

An Iranian scholar, Majid Golpur, who is also familiar with sahaja
yoga has thoroughly researched the subject. According to him, some
language seems to refer to new cognitive powers that may be
associated with the rise of the Kundalini and collective
consciousness. All the faithful joining the ranks of Mahdi will be
gifted with special miraculous powers, in particular those of super
sensitive communication with the Imam. At the time of the Advent of
our Qa'im, "says Ja'far," God, may He be exalted and glorified, will
develop the hearing and sight of our faithful in such a manner that,
without there being a messenger between the Qa'im and themselves. He
will speak with them, and they will hear and can see him without him
having left the place where he is." Al-Kulyni, al-Rawda, 11149
More specifically, we can recognize a mention of the vibratory
consciousness of the chakras which correspond to specific location
in the hands. "For decisions which they have difficulty in taking,
they will receive instructions and direction from the Imam who will
write on the palms of their hands, they need only look and then
execute the orders."al-Nu 'mdni, op. cit, bob 214

The following language could possibly indicate succession of Imams
or the collectivity of realized souls, through the reference to the
wind. But, without the subtler spiritual experience, it can also
easily feed the delusion of self appointed elect fanatics. "God
speaks : "O Muhammad. These are My friends, My pure elect, and My
proof after you for mankind. They are your legatees and your priests
and the best of My creatures after you. By My Glory and My Majesty I
will manifest through them My religion and I will raise through them
My Word; by the last of them (Mahdi) I will make the earth pure of
My enemies. I will establish him from the sunrise to the sunset
throughout the entire earth; I will confer to his power the wind and
will lower for him the stubborn clouds. I will help him with My Army
and aid him with My Angels until he raises My Name and the creatures
acknowledge My uniqueness, and then I will prolong his reign and I
will ensure the succession of My Friends over the time until the Day
of Resurrection."Ibn Babunye, 'Ilal, bab 7, pages 6-7, Kamal, bab
23, n4,I/256, 'Uyan, I/bob 26, n 22, page 263

In this way the awaited Imam (al-Muntazar) Mad-hdi, Qa'im, will
prepare the earth for the Last Judgement and the Resurrection. The
battle of Qa'im will mark the ultimate victory of the "believers"
against their "enemies" and the universal and final establishment of
the "religion" of the Imams. The community of the faithful is a
familiar theme of all eschatologies.

Imam Ja'far recounting a vision he had about the coming of Mahdi
says that at one moment : "9000 angels descend from the sky and then
313 more angels (the first), those who accompanied Noah in the Ark,
and 'braham when he was thrown into the fire, and Moses when the
seas of the ocean were parted for him, and with Jesus when he was
lifted up by God to be with Him".

The number of Companions of Qa'im-Mahdi (ashab al-Qa'im), "the men
of sincerity" (ahl al-ikhlas), "the sincere devotees" (al-khullas)
is, as the number of fighters de Badr, 313. Each one of these 313
companions carries a sword on which are written "a thousand words
each one giving access to a thousand more". At the moment of the
Advent, these 313 men will be dispersed in different parts of the
world.The fifth Imam says : good works (al-kayrat) represents the
faithful love towards the Imam (al-walaya); "where ever you may be
God will gather you all together". He describes the Companions of
Qa'im, the 313 who will gather together within one hour just as the
clouds rush together in Autumn. Al-Kulayni, al-Rawda, II/145
All or some of them (according to the different traditions) will be
sent by the Imam to different places on the earth where they will
dominate everything, even the birds and wild animals will obey
them.Ibn Babuye, op. cit, bab58, n 25,11/673...some amongst them
will walk upon the clouds. Their names as well as the names of
their fathers, their qualities (hilya) and their ancestry (nasab)
are known to us. al-Nu'mani, op. cit, bob 20, page 445sq; Ibn
Babuyne, op. cit, bab 58, n 24,11/672.

It is interesting to note that these texts imply a profound
criticism of Islam as some parts of the Arab world seem to know it.
The returned Mahdi will do as did the Prophet, destroying that which
was before, just as the Prophet destroyed the rituals of the period
of ignorance, and he will establish once again Islam. Our Qa'im will
repair the Mosque and will reconstruct his Mecca. The Qa"im will
bring a new Order, a new Book, a new Legislation and a new
Tradition. (Yaqumu I-qa im bi-amrin jadid wa Qada'im jadid wa
sunnatus jadiida.) al-Numani - bab 13 page 336, bab 14, pages 36 ad
378

Of course the primary ambiguity of these prophecies is that they may
refer to more spiritual and ethical realities or be understood as a
militant call for a violent upheaval. But there are texts indicating
that these prophecies do not invite the fight of Islam against other
religions but rather, the fight of all religions for their inner
renewal. Mahdi will equally reestablish the other religions, also
abandoned and disfigured, in their original Truth and Purity. Ibn-
Babuyne, bab 129, 1/161; Ibn-Ayyash, Mugtad-Ab 18159

Indeed the Mahdi will extract the Torah and the other Divine Books
from their caverns and will judge amongst the faithful of the Torah
according to the Torah, amongst the faithful of the Evangiles
according to the Evangiles, amongst the faithfuls of al-Zabur (the
book of David) according to the al-Zabur and amongst the faithfuls
of the Koran according to the Koran. It is the universal initiation
by the Imam for all men into the secrets of existence and of their
own religions, and this is without doubt the meaning which must be
understood by the term "Mahdi" given by the fifth Imam al-
Bagir : "Mahdi ("the Guide") is named as such because it is he who
will guide (Yahdi) us in the secret teachings". al~Nu 'mani op, cit,
page 342

If so, the prediction of the Mahdi does not announce the victory of
zealot warriors who will wipe out non-believers understood to be
other folks, races or religions. Rather the prophecies talk of the
power of love, not the might of hate. They would than refer to the
fight against ignorance and stupidity, no doubt the most formidable
of all battles. But if Allah is indeed the Merciful and the
Compassionate, such is the most likely meaning of the predictions of
the Imams. The real jihad is an internal fight for our own
purification, so that our full spiritual potential might finally
manifest.

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