Aim of this Blog

Aim of this Blog

There is something very wrong with the world that we are made to see around us. Human Society is not happy, there is
protest, discontentment, poverty, inequality, greed, corruption, Ego, Fanatics’, Agnostics’, natural calamities occurring with frightening regularity and above all Global terrorism which just does not want to call it a day.In short there is chaos everywhere. One word that can describe all this is “Qayamat”. In Jamasphi” and at many places in our Zoroastrian scriptures like“Chithrem Buyaat” prayers, it is mentioned that time is near for Shah Behram Varjawand our Saviour to come in this Qayamat and revive us and our Deen. The Saviours from other religions will also appear and will work together with a common goal for grooming mankind and his spiritual revival.

The Western Astrology call this as Aquarian age and phenomenon that we see today are occuring with lightening quickness. For we never knew that Communist USSR will disintegrate one day and fragment into many small nations, that Germany will one day be united, the revolution in Egypt, Syria, the fall of dictators, and China a sleeping giant awakening to technological boom are all an indicator that we are very much in this Aquarian age. The transition from the Age of Pisces to Aquarian Age is already taking its toll till we roll into Age of peace and calm. We are looking forward to being Optimistic and not being fatally Pessimists. Please see the link provided:-

More than 100 years before in past when faith was at its lowest Nadir in our community without caring for deep religious significance when there was idle talks about futility of our time tested customs like Dokhmenashini, Rituals, Sudreh Kusti being only a symbol, Avesta Manthra prayers being considered as waste of time, faulty myopic thinking that offerings of sandalwood to Atash Padshah being waste of sound monetary resources which could have been better utilized for betterment of our community, lack of faith was the reason behind these ignorance’s. Ignorance coupled with arrogance was, and still is the main reason stymieing our spiritual progress.

The Zoroastrian hidden Masters in Demavand who are very much concerned about our community’s spiritual progress saw the need of sending a forerunner before the advent of Shah Behram Varjawand Saheb, and they chose Behramshah Nawroji Shroff whom his followers lovingly call him as Ustad Saheb. He brought amongst us Zoroastrian Mysticism called as Zarathosti Ilme-Khshnoom.

The word Khshnoom can be found even in our scriptures, so it is not something alien that is thrust on us. It is the revival of the lost knowledge called as Ilme-Khshnoom that our forefathers had with them that kept the flame of faith burning in their hearts, that Ustad saheb brought for us. The literature is penned down by his chosen and authorized disciples late Dr. Saheb Faramroze Sohrabji Chiniwala, and Late Jehangirji S. Chinwala.

Late Ervad Phiroze Shapurji Masani had for so many years maintained his publication “Frashogard” all under guidance of Ustad Saheb. Today we see that day by day our faith is again going downhill. The need of Saviour can only be felt when all seems to be lost towards Traditional cause. It is to rekindle that hope and faith and iron out unwarranted fear of our religion dying a premature death that this Blog will be looking forward to. The aim for starting this Blog is to translate the majority of Khshnoom literature that is in Gujarati writings of Late Chiniwala brothers and Late Phiroze Masani for the benefit of those genuinely interested in Zoroastrian Mysticism .

When there is too much of chaos nature allows it only up to a certain threshold limit, once it crosses the limits it puts a
full stop to it, for nature has its own ways of bringing Order out of Chaos.

So in mean time what are we Zarathosti Bastekustian supposed to do that will hasten the advent of Shah Behram Varjawand Saheb ? Are we supposed to look skywards and wait for him eternally ? His advent will much depend upon us also.

In nature there is a law of “Supply and Demand”. If the demand is there, supply is guaranteed. In Bible it is said that "Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you will find it, knock and the doors will open to you." ….. Mathew 7:7 Niv. Unfortunately the much needed knock never seems to happen and everybody is busy enjoying their fun filled moments and warns us to keep off limits of their rights and Freedom. But they seem to forget that behind every right that one asks for, there is a responsibility which is conveniently forgotten.

"RTI" also known as "Right to information"is blatantly misused in today's world of so called Freedom . Some want Freedom to enjoy whatever is appealing to them, but is considered as Taboo in Society. Not before all these false ideology will be swept away by fury of nature and realization of folly will dawn naturally aftermath,nevertheless too late by then, but the road will be paved for introducing Shah Behram Varjawand to the world.

In middle of face-off between two warring sides and Chaos, we will come to know the time of Varjawand Saheb's arrival automatically. As a Mother knows intuitively the time of delivery of the baby, we will feel the desperate pangs of labour like a Mother feels before her delivery.

Right now only a few are longing for his arrival but just as "A lone sparrow does not herald a spring" similarly one requires a collective thought force to set everything in motion. For that I had started a short exercise every 7 a.m. in morning but unfortunately we don’t seem to realize its importance. Till we are all vibrating with one frequency, other word is called as Hum Mithra, Varjawand Saheb’s advent will be a distant dream only. The exercise is as under to be followed by a Mithra every 7 a.m. or around that time frame. No need to be very rigid about time. The Mithra is as under:-

Hum Mithra at 7 a.m.

2 Yatha Ahu Vairyo, 1 Ashem Vohu

"Let no harm come upon the Traditional Zoroastrian flag and its values which are so dear to us. Let the reformists agenda never succeed and their nefarious plans be upturned. Let no harm befall upon Pavmahal of India that is - our Iranshah of Udwada and all Atash Behram, Atash Adran and Dadgah of India. Let not one day pass without Atash Parasti and our reverance towards
Holy consecrated Fire(Pavmahal),Dokhmas, Sudreh Kusti, Mathravani which acts as a weapon to thwart evil, and let us protect our racial traits of Parsi Panu through Boonak Pasbani by not marrying outside, due to which we have survived so far. That is how we will be able to maintain our true “Zarathosti Khandani” and continue to survive with our Aryan Lineage intact. Let the time of advent of Shah Behram Varjawand and his fore runners come soon and protect us from this mess. Let my Kusti Padiav and my Tarikats be helpful to nature to fight for the cause of righteousness against the evil negative forces of Drujis, and may it protect us all Zarathustis and entire humanity who live by their religion and its tenets. "Phiroj baad Khureh avizeh Vehdine Mazdiyasnan" - Let the Khoreh of Mazdiyasni Zarathosti deen protect its faithful followers"

........1 Yatha Ahu Vairyo, 2 Ashem Vohu

Best regards,

Firdosh K Sukhia

Monday, February 9, 2015

Basics of Zarathusti Deen in a Nutshell, and its practical use in our day to day life. What are they ?

Reference:- Parsee Avaz dated 22nd October, 1972 an article by Late Jehangirji S.Chiniwalla
Late Jehangirji Chiniwalla narrates as under:- We are the products of present education system and the political government under which we have to exist and survive in today’s times. The present Civilization that we are living in does not fail to make its mark and impression on us. Its effects whether good or Bad show on our outlook and are generally apparent and reflected in all communities, caste and creed. Unfortunately todays Science is under materialistic spell and we are all swaying under its spell whether we like it or not. The history of Parsees and their existence since last eleven centuries here in India too unfortunately does not exist with us. In spite of such shortcomings and surrounding known as “Vasna” the Parsees never failed to tread on the original teachings of their Deen as shown by their forefathers as a result they carved a niche among whole population of India in morality and spiritual advancement thus they shone like a diamond in sea of humanity thereby displaying their original Parsi Panu traits of their ancestors. They were also known to be charitable and large hearted in compassion and love for humanity in general. In the times of British Raj, it was noted in Britannica Encyclopaedia of those days that Parsi Community which was considered as minority, population wise there was not a single Parsi beggar nor a Prostitute in their community. There existed some so called reformists who craved for reform in their lifestyle and do away with ancient religious belief and tried to imitate western Materialism. Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff when he established the school of Ilme Khshnoom in first decade of 20th Century around that period warned of reformist mentality prevailing in those times which was not reform of orderly manner in real sense, but can be detrimental for our Moral and Spiritual progress, and in the long run will have negative repercussions on the Community member’s character and personal life. Two public figures active during that time were Late Khurshedji Camaji and Late Jehangirji Vimadalal a champion of Orthodoxy. Both of them came in very close contact of Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff and were well aware of what Ustad Saheb predicted about future. Several doubts cropped up in their mind after hearing Ustad Saheb’s predictions. The questions in discussion put forth by Camaji to Ustad saheb were as under:- Can destiny of an individual or of whole community be changed for the better ?. Is it possible or not ? That such a discussion between Ustad Saheb and Camaji took place was witnessed by another known personality Late Khudabux Edulji Poonegar who told about its details to Late Jehangirji Chiniwalla somewhere around third decade of 20th Century.

According to Ustad Saheb the basic foundation stone for those who want to tread on Druj Parheji Tarikat-baaz Path and lead an ideal Zarathusti life is Amal of “Rasti” or Righteousness. He added by leading a TarikatBaaz Rasti life one can reduce and change considerably the personal negative Destiny that one has to encounter ahead. Rasti means being truthful to what comes his way and accept what comes his way knowing fully well that it is for his good, and there is no accident in nature and become aware of HIS meticulous ways of keeping records of one’s past Karma. Keeping in mind such assurance his weakness becomes his strength, and he does not become too happy in good times nor does he become dejected and heart broken in difficult times and he takes life as it comes. With such noble thoughts he continues with his Druj Parheji Tarikats.

What goes up has to come down anyway:-
Ustad Saheb had told to his very near Disciples many predictions for himself as well as for the community and times to come in future. He stressed heavily and said that our thoughts and outlook towards life is directly related to the type of life we lead. And likewise synchronising our thoughts the planets do revolve in toto and in concomitance with one another. In another words our thoughts dictates the stars to move in particular manner and subsequently planets and its movements do affect us and descend on us as Bagobakht. Thus instead of blaming destiny for ill-luck we have to blame non another but ourselves for what we encounter in life. If that truth dawns upon our consciousness we can never go wrong, and that truth is known as “Rasti”.

Thoughts, Words, Action, Habit, Character, Destiny all inter connected

“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” ………….Frank Outlaw

So if you want to change your destiny change your thoughts as it is interrelated and based on natural law that every action has equal and opposite reaction.The above principle applies to all human beings and is as per Law of “Akem Akai” as known in the Gathas. Ustad saheb laid great stress on this natural law and disclosed the holistic link between Physical, Mental and Spiritual state of a human being all inter connected with one another. Ustad Saheb further stressed on immutable law of Classification of Souls also known as “Jhirum”. The Ruvan or entire conglomeration of souls is classified and divided into five groups of souls having different level of consciousness. Each group of soul has been assigned 5 different religions. Thus Religion as many would like to think is not man made at all but in order to expedite the process of Frashokereti is gifted to us humans by almighty God himself and as per divine plan of Ahunavar. The Ratu of all five religions being our Paigambar Saheb and is known as “Zarathustra Gatha”. That Gathas are five in number its hidden meaning is behind this explanation.

For Zarathusti Bastekustian souls belonging to Berjish or Jupiter planet Ashoi is top most Agenda they have make it their Goal to be followed in their life time. Ustad saheb laid great stress and explained in details the importance of inculcating Ashoi in our life style, which has to be followed by observing righteousness or Rasti and side by side observing “Druj Parhej tarikats”=Tarikats or procedures to segregate the contamination or Druj from our body. Parhej= means to stay away from. The study of Philology based on western studies has not been able to explain what is Druj Parhej Tarikats. That is because they do not understand first and foremost “what is Druj ?” and from where it has come and its origin. They do not understand what effect it causes on the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual psyche of a Zoroastrian soul and how it is necessary to keep it in constant check.

Vispe dravanto tanu-drujo yoi adereto-tkaesha,
Vispe adero-tkaesho yoi a-sraosho,
Vispe a-sraosho yoi an-ashavano,
Vispe an-ashavano yoi tanu-pereto. ……………………………….Vendidad XVI; 18.

Translation:- All the dregvants that is those who commit a breach of the laws of Ashoi, and who keep their body vibrating with Drujih or evil magnetic influence= “tanu-drujo”, who are not observers of religious canons= “adereto-tkaesha”; all the non-observers of religious canons who are far from Srosh =“a-sraosho” that is the collective yazadic force; all those who are far from Srosh who are not holy or non-practitioners of Ashoi= “an-ashavano”; all the unholy are recurring to the physical tenement or are re-incarnating = “tanu-pereto”. ……… Reference:- Zoroastrianism Ancient and Modern by Ervad Phiroze S. Masani Page 370

The three Khâo:-
The three Khâo common to all other religions are termed in Avesta as:- 1) Asmo- Khâo, 2) Ashno-Khâo, and 3) Erezoish- Khâo which have different intensities according to the different grades of these religions. Besides these three Khâo of supreme intensity, the Zoroastrian religion being the final universal law of unfoldment necessitates a fourth Khâo termed as Ashahe- Khâo in the Avesta.

All these "Khao" require volume-fuls of explanation, and the knowledge of "Khao" is very essential for a student of comparative religions. The three "Khao” above-mentioned are again different in degrees of depth according to the "Jirm" to which the particular religion belongs. The five great religions of the world are inseparably connected with the five "Jirm" or luminaries. The Zoroastrian Law pertains to "Barjis" or Jupiter, the Hinduism and Buddhism - with all its sects belongs to "Tarad" or Mercury, the Islam belongs to "Hasam" or Mars, the "Mosesism" belongs to "Nahid" or Venus, and the Christianity belongs to "Kaevan" or Saturn.

Thus with the exception of the two "Jirm," "Shams" or the Sun, and "Dae" or the moon which play an important part in the religions of all the other "Jirm ", the five “Jirm” are respectively connected with the five great religions of the world as stated above. The Zoroastrian religion, which pertains to the “Jirm Barjis” with the Fire Energy "Atar-Froba" par excellence, requires a strict adherence to “Ashahe Khao” from its followers. It is a law of nature that moral responsibility increases with moral greatness, and the born follower of Zoroastrianism having to undergo the final round of incarnation here on earth is obliged to lead the earthly life in strict accordance with all the scrupulous details of “Ashahe Khao" or seventy-two principles of Ashoi. Hence the Avesta student of philology being ignorant of the fundamental basis of "Khao" of all religions, and having never dreamt of the extra "Ashahe-Khao" of the Zoroastrian Law, laughs out the main springs of "Khoreh"-preservation such as Gaomaeza, Nirang, and other injunctions of "Nish-nash-i-Druj.” A senseless imitation of the life of aliens around us in India-adoption of smoking, removal of cap and head-covering by both the sexes, no observance of rules of magnetic purity during menstruation and seminal discharges, etc. etc., - will ultimately lead the community to its extinction on account of the entire forgetfulness of the "Ashahe-Khao" of the Zoroastrian Law. If the writer of Zoroastrian Theology had learnt about the "Ashahe Khao" i.e. fountain-source of Piety required in the Zoroastrian life-leading, he would not have satirized the most efficacious khoreh-disinfectant by the meaningless phrase “dirty stuff.”

……… Reference:- Zoroastrianism Ancient and Modern by Ervad Phiroze S. Masani Page 436 to 438. This book was written by the author, comprising a Review of Dr. Dhalla’s Book of Zoroastrian Theology, who was a known reformist in those days. Incidentally the Taro, Nirang which has been called as dirty stuff by reformists is referred to as “Abe-Zar” or the Golden water.

Character building, saying Truth at all times, being true, trustworthy, honest in all his dealings with mankind and even towards mute animals, unconditional service to mankind, wishing well for humanity etc are considered as diligence, striving or efforts for achievements which are in fact the true characteristic traits of a Parsi and is known as Parsi-Panu for which our community is known today. Hence the basic foundation stone to be laid behind all this sincere efforts is persevering determination to follow tarikat path which will finally lead us to Ashoi and is considered as final goal behind all these efforts. We all are taking great pride in the past glory of our ancestors but fail to see the reason behind their success, and in fact we are letting go one by one all customs and practices they were observing in the past, till finally we will have nothing left to be followed and no religion left to be practised.

“Aevo pantao yo Ashahe, vispe anyaesham apantam”

“There is only one Right Path- the Path of Truth and Righteousness, all other paths are non-paths” teaches Avesta. A Bastekustian Zarathusti Soul can progress only in above manner and not by any means.

“Satya na paya vagar ashoi ne Nirangno Prabhav shakya nathi”

Reference:- Parsee Avaz Volume 20 Issue 42 Page 8,10

As per Zarathusti Deen behind our Physical body is the Ultra Physical body which nourishes it, also collectively known as Keherp. The Physical body and Ultra Physical body is connected with one another by a substance known as “Azda” which is flowing in nature. Keherp has 16 Chakras or vortex wheels which are always moving and has its connection with Physical body parts. Our Physical body is made up of mixture of Atoms. Every atom of our body is divided in two parts. One part which is nourishing in nature and is known as Jeev Jaan. The other part is negative in nature having tendency to destroy this life supporting Jeev-Jaan. This negative part of the atom is known as “Dravao” from which all sort of “Daruji” can emanate from it. To keep this Daruji in control and binding we Bastekustian Zarathustis have to observe laws of Piety or Ashoi which can only be done through Tarikat Path.

The Five Physical and Divine Senses:-
Our five Physical Senses of touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell, are connected with five Divine Senses in Keherp also known as “Panje Zarvikash e Zaher” and “Panje Zarvikash e Baten” respectively. We can strengthen our five Divine senses or “Panje Zarvikash e Baten” through our brain power of Manashni, Gavashni, Kunashni that is by observing Good thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds. But these Good thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds don’t come out so easily we have to make an effort for it. There is a way of achieving it, and that is by observing laws of Ashoi or Piety which will cleanse our physical, mental being, desires and kerdar or environmental desire field around us. A Bastekustian Zarathusti on path of Ashoi and tarikat Path can up to a certain extent reduce the negative destiny by being confident to himself that whatever is happening is for his own good. He gets strength from his weakness and thus manages new positive Destiny that will expedite his Spiritual progress.

Relation between Sudreh Kusti, Sarosh, Prayers, Five Divine senses and Destiny:-
The effects of planets is received by a human through Ushtan or life supporting breath force in nature being attuned with his personal breath force via Keherp or his Ultra Physical body. If a Bastekustian can develop reasonably his 5 divine senses by strengthening his Sarosh then he receives his hard Destiny in a diluted form through his developed divine senses of “Panje Zarvikash e Baten” . Sarosh Yazad can only come to his protection provided he follows righteous path of Ashoi. The Sudreh Kusti of a Bastekustian is an “Alat” or weapon and with that Amal helps him in extenuating the burden of his negative destiny. The “Girdo” of Sudreh helps him in that process.Thus Sudreh Kusti, Manthra Spenta Avesta Prayers, Druj Parhej Tarikats and Rasti all goes together in making a compound effect for spiritual progress of a Bastekustian, which are collective gifts to us from our Paigambar Saheb. The Sudreh should be of white cotton Mulmul and lawfully stitched with Sarosh Baaj prayers as required by our Farman with proper sleeves and length and nine seams intact along with 72 strands of wool knitted in a special manner for making Kusti. Performing Kusti Padiyav in every change of Geh, and reciting Baaj after every visit from toilet, and being done with purity and piety in mind or “Chokhai Pakhai” will assist us in spiritual progress by quantum leap. Such is science behind “Amal of Rasti” as shown in our deen.

Why Sudreh should be knee Length ?
In the making of a Sudreh, the length should extend from the neck to the knees. In this the idea is of connecting the invisible plexus operating on the neck with that on the knees. The neck is under the influence of Saturn, which (influence) extends up to the knees including the internal organs whereby the latter perform their function smoothly. A Zoroastrian is enjoined always to observe the principle of 'Khshnaothra Ahurahe Mazdaa' i.e.,
May Ahura Mazda be glorified. This means that at every stage and at all times in our life, we have to co-operate with the Blissful Principle of Ahura Mazda and defeat the destructive principle of Ahriman, the Satan, as stated already, by transmuting the effects of spiritual disorder into that of order, for which the Zoroastrian laws of purity must be observed. Our internal organs emit waste-matter which comes into friction with the rays of the Sun. By over covering the internal organs with Sudreh, the Sun's rays enter these internal organs in a refracted manner. Hence the length of the Sudreh should extend from neck to knees so that the waste-matter
emitted by the internal organs may not interfere with the flow of “Saturnian” current from neck to knees. ……………….Reference:- Manual of Khshnoom By P.N.Tavadia Page 414

Late Khurshedji Cama, Jehangirji Vimadalal and Ustad saheb:-
One of the many questions that Khurshedji Cama and Jehangirji Vimadalal had asked to Ustad saheb was what is basic foundation on which our zarathusti Deen is based upon ??. Ustad Saheb replied that “Rasti” or being truthful in every dealings is the basics and which has to be accompanied by Druj Parhej tarikats and its farman. Certain group of Philologists against Druj Parhej Tarikats were not very comfortable with the answer of Ustad Saheb and did not agree with him.

Message for present day Parsees from hidden Masters residing in Mount Demavand:-
The head chief of Magav group residing in Mount Demavand is known as “Sroshaverez Saheb”, for he being attuned to Sarosh Yazad and being able to hear Naad of Sarosh. As we know how Ustad saheb was drawn within Karsh of Mt. Demavand for three and half years and imparted knowledge by his Master “Sroshaverez Marzban Saheb”. At one time when Late Jehangirji Vimadalal in presence of Late Jehangirji Chiniwalla had asked to Ustad Saheb if any message was given to Him to be passed on to the community ? Ustad saheb replied affirmatively and said that message was given to him by Sroshavarez Saheb himself for whole Parsi Zarathusti Anjuman residing in India. The message is as under: -

“You return back to India and pass on the message to each and every Parsi of never to leave Tarikat Marg of Ashoi. For if one let go of the basic fundamental path of Tarikat, all will be lost for that is the very essence of our Zarathusti Deen, and you will lose all your Parsi Panu”. ………..Reference:- Khordeh Avesta Ba Khshnoom by Dr. Faramroze S. Chiniwalla Page 667.

The priceless Heritage passed on to us by our forefathers from our Paigambar saheb is 1) Tarikat Marg of Procedures 2) Bhakti Marg of Manthra 3) Kriya Marg which will fetch us immortality. These three paths described are considered as Royal Road. We as a community will prosper and flourish till we adopt this Royal Road, but the moment we let go of this Royal Path or do away with it; we will encounter all sorts of hardships and difficulties in our life.

Late Jehangirji Vimadalal after hearing Ustad Saheb’s message asked him again if that is the only message Sroshavarez Saheb has given to our community.Ustad Saheb laid great stress and said affirmatively that this is the only message given by Sroshavarez saheb to our community. If one wants to know the true nature and importance of who is Sroshavarez Saheb ? one can refer Parsee Avaz dated 13th September 1959 page No 2
Also refer from this blog site:- Sixteen qualities of an Athravan Part 2 & Part 7 respectively. Click:- Sixteen qualities(Virtues) of an Athravan – Part 2, Sixteen qualities(Virtues) of an Athravan – Part 7

Ustad Saheb also said further to Late Jehangirji Vimadalal as under:- “Nakar-khanneh me Tuti ka Avaz”. Meaning just as Drums being played loudly on a stage, in all the commotion and din of its clanging rattling sound a feeble sound of Parrot will go unheeded and fall on deaf ears.Similarly his advice and Sroshavarez Saheb’s message to the community has been disregarded and not taken seriously.

Prayers, Speech connected with 8th Chakra:-
Our wise ancestors never failed to repeat to us that “Bandagi Do Bakht”, meaning prayers can manifest new destiny for us. Ustad saheb explained to us that very essence of every Avesta prayers is complete obedience and acceptance of natural laws on which this universe is based on, and we are supposed to do prayers along with Rasti and Tarikats. One of the greatest gifts that Dadar AhuraMazda has bestowed upon human beings is the ability to speak out their thoughts in an organized manner and grammer. Our speech is connected with tongue which forms as 8th Chakra and 9th Chakra of voice in our keherp. Every Chakra is made up of 4 elements of Fire, Air, water, and earth or Atash, Baad, Aab, & Khakh respectively of which some out of total four are in active mode and some in dormant mode. In the 8th Chakra of our tongue the Khakh is very much active and thus the tendency and inclination to speak untruth or lies. By speaking truth he converts the Khakh part of his 8th Chakra to firey energy. Thus Prayers uttered with right attitude and aimed in right direction is a must otherwise it’s of no use even if you pray for whole day and “Bhani Ghani ne dyanat Buri” will fetch us nowhere and we will keep on moving in circles with “Apply-apply and no reply” Then we blame our prayers not being effective.

Resolve to always speak truth:-
Our tongue is flexible and has Khahki element in it and can slip at very nick of time to lies. But the very first and natural instinct of Man is to tell the truth, yet that instinct is subdued owing to Khakh in our tongue aided and abetted by our 5 worldly senses or “5 Indris”. A Bastekustian if he so desires can, through his sheer will power pass a resolution in his mind never to utter lies and speak truth only. His tongue should never speak lies but instead only make use of it in reciting Avesta Manthra. But such a resolution is not very easy to keep and requires herculean effort or “Purusharth” from our side. Just as Rubber band when it is stretched heats up and will be elongated, but the moment we reduce the stress it shrinks back to its original shape and form. Our mind too similarly reacts like a rubber band and is elastic in nature. We make a conscientious effort and stretch our minds never to tell lies, but the moment our self-restrain becomes slack we tend to make a mistake and go back to our old habits. The heat in rubber band when stretched is denoted by the effort made by us to speak the truth. So it very much depends upon our resolve and how firm we are and constant effort to be made till we succeed. In a boxing ring defeat is not confirmed till the time when we refuse to get up after the knockout punch. So try-try till we succeed and never to give up.

Stretching of a Rubber Band

Note:- The basic aim behind all our Tarikats is to convert Khakhi parts of our chakras to firey Chakra. In this way by speaking truth, Khakh or Earth in our 8th Chakra which is gross and gravitates downwards is converted to fire which will alleviate upwards, just as a flame of fire always aims skywards. Thus feet of a highly evolved soul will never touch the ground because gross part or Khakh of their elements is converted to fire. The undermentioned image depicts a rock carvings which display a human form called as “Annunaki” having wings and tendency to fly. According to ancient Mesopotamian mythology, Annunaki is a word which means “ Princely Offsprings” and those of Royal Blood.


The only right way to face our Destiny bravely:-
The majority of our community has their faith intact and if they make an effort to follow Druj Parhej Tarikaats, and wear Sundreh Kusti as prescribed in our deen, do Amal Kusti Padiyav regularly, then in future during the worst period of turmoil nature will help us and will receive unseen mysterious help from least expected quarters. Whatever livelihood and income is written in our destiny including good times and bad times we have no alternative but to accept it for this too will pass away, and have patience and faith in God. By adopting Rasti,Tarikats, Kusti Padiyav, Avesta Manthrakhani our destiny won’t be too harsh on us and we will escape from a major crisis by undergoing only little difficulties or as in Gujarati saying “Suli ni vidhan kateh jay” meaning if crucification is imminent in your destiny but with your good conduct you will surpass it with few scratches only, thus avoiding major crisis. This is the only solution and the right way of tackling difficulties coming in our path and as taught by Ustad Saheb. Vidhan=destiny, suli=crucification, katey=mere thorn prick.

Communism - Poison for Society:-
The other question asked to Late Jehangirji Chiniwala is about this country of India which we have adapted as our Karma Bhumi and this soil being linked with our destiny. Late Jehangirji was not very comfortable in answering such a political question. Whatever predictions Ustad saheb has made 25 years after India achieving Independence from British has come true. Congress is the ruling party ever since we have achieved independence. The political “Will” adopted by Congress Party to govern the country were faulty and not in keeping with the natural laws. First and foremost we must never forget our essence of being spiritual in nature in whatever we do and in our physical existence. Basically we are not human beings having a spiritual existence but we are spiritual beings having a human existence.

Let us see what William Boetcker has to say about “Common Sense” in ten different ways.
The Ten cannots :-
Rev. William John Henry Boetcker(1873 – 1962) – Presbyterian, conservative and inspirational public speaker, from a pamphlet produced in 1916, called “The Ten Cannots.”
1) You cannot bring about prosperity by encouraging thrift.
2) You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
3) You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
4) You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
5) You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
6) You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
7) You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
8) You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
9) You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
10) And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.”

We will be only inviting chaos, anarchy and misery if we ever forget our spiritual purpose of our existence. Just as Iran is considered as cradle of Civilization so also many of present day ills have also been borne from it. In fact one of many reasons and cause for downfall of Iran was due to faulty policy adopted by Mazdak during King Kobad’s reign and what we know today as “Communism or Samyavad.” The other reason was inter marriages and no regard for preserving purity of our seed or Boonak Pasbani.

Ustad Saheb had predicted that rulers of independent India will adopt many materialistic policies of the west, the end result will be failure to govern the masses in organised manner. We as Parsi community meniscal in quantity as compared to entire population of India are bounded to obey the law of the land as far as politics is concerned. Those of us Parsis who have derailed themselves from the path of Tarikat and let go the path of Ashoi are equally at fault similarly those in political circle who have adopted faulty administrative and political principles will encounter failure in the end. There is so much fascination for Communism and its faulty principles have been adopted without thinking about its consequences to the masses, just because of easy income at expense of State. Some of the Industrialists of Independent India with their greed have distorted the finely tuned balance in nature and “Law of Akem Akai” and karmically invited as per “law of Paityoget” faulty materialistic Communism in mainstream politics. As per law of Akem Akai one gets what one deserves and there is no free lunch, we have to work for everything what we wish for. But as per Communism wealth is equally divided amongst the masses irrespective of one having worked for it or not. Similarly along with the wealth even women was divided disobeying the “law of Jhirum” which finally paved way for downfall of Iran. The definition of a “Parasite” as per dictionary is Noun 1) An organism that lives on or on other organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense. 2) Derogatory- A person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return.

One of the basics that Communism encourages is “Parasitism” who keeps on forgetting is that if you want to give rights to all, then they should be made accountable also with responsibility which is conveniently forgotten by them. If anything is given free of charge and without one making any effort to achieve it then it is not appreciated and one becomes lazy and takes things for granted. What we hear today is rights of Gay LGBT, the rights of a rapist or a child molester, the human rights of terrorists to have all facilities in jails, but they themselves forget the basics of humanity. Those who attempt to explain that homosexuality is considered as Sin in all religions are considered as superstitious and backward. We are living in “Andher Nagri, Chopat Raja Zamana”.

Lamb:- Why are people so fascinated with the State ? Wolf:- Well, State gives us a single possibility to live on account of other people.

Nature’s law of limit and justice:-
The aim of Congress party to eradicate poverty in Independent India was really commendable but it cannot be merely achieved by adopting faulty policies. Nature works in different way and ignoring the way nature functions is inviting disaster. The “law of limit and justice” exists in nature also known as “Hud ane Insaf no kaydo” which cannot be overlooked if you want to run a huge country like India with its vast population.
Today we are living in times of turmoil and we are all getting swept in its waves finally all’s well that ends well and net result will be after all good but the coming events in near future cast its dark shadows as we can see by daily events unfolding before our eyes as we watch in media and press. Parsis when they migrated from Iran to India adopted farming and toiling of plough which made them self-sufficient and independent besides they also took profession of business in which they prospered like anything. Parsis of today will prosper if they stick and adopt to the ways of their forefathers. In beginning of Khorshed Niyaesh Dadar Ahuramazda is known as “Khalek-Makhalukh”= Creator of the Created; “Alarejak Roji Dehandeh”= The giver/dispenser of Roji –Razak. We can ask ourselves, is it possible for him to fail us ? The omnipotent=”Harvespa-Agah” Dadar AhuraMazda never fails in his duty and there is enough food and water for every one of us and even mute animals and livestock never has to worry about food. The only problem that crops up is when greed replaces our basic needs and one solely works over time for accumulating wealth even at expense of one’s health…..Reference:- Khordeh Avesta Ba Khshnoom Dr Saheb Faramroze Chiniwala Page 193.

Not a Penny more or less than what is in one’s Destiny:-
In hope of earning extra income if we become impatient and greedy and work over time we are not going to get anything in excess of share in our destiny because whatever is in our destiny we will receive it anyway, not anything more nor less, however much in excess we try. In Gujarati there is a saying “Phoreh Mathu ne karey ratu”= break head and work overtime whole night=ratu. It is a mistake to even think that with immense wealth the problem of feeding humanity will be solved. Nature just does not work that way and meticulous account is maintained of Neki and Karni recorded in Meher Dakhyus. There is no free lunch and one has to work for anything we want to acquire.

We should have implicit faith on divine justice, lead righteously= Rasti, simple living and high thinking and just enough for our basic needs, with Tarikats, Manthra Khani and Meher Patet. The only solution for removing individual and collective poverty is Meher Patet. Meher= truth, Patet= resolve never to repeat. Only misery awaits if one wants to follow path of Communism which is going against natures law of Justice and limit. We are slaves of our greed and real freedom is only by freeing us from our inner carnal desires of greed. Any righteous person on path of divine grace will stay away from poisonous faulty thinking of Communist propaganda. The future is awaiting us to repay back with every dues what we have taken from it, no denying about it, but can anybody stop us from leading a Zarathusti life of Rasti and Ashoi. It all depends upon us in the end.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Why no Entry for Juddin in Agiary, Atash Behram.

The under mentioned article has been written by Late Jehangirji Chiniwala and is translated from Parsee Avaz dated 27 November 1960 Main article Page 1 onwards

It was in the year 1948 to be exact on 18th November 1948 that a session for questions and answers was organized in hope of enlightenment in matters pertaining to what is right and wrong as per our religious practices. The topic to be discussed was can our religious institutions be kept open for people of all faith. In those days Late Phirozeshah N Mehta as Orthodox refused to arrange such a meeting for he was of firm belief that religious matters cannot be based on opinions of an individual, and non-debatable. But in spite of that such a meeting was held and all types of questions were raised. Late Dr Dhalla was asked several questions. One of which was:- Can a Juddin enter a consecrated Atash behram or Adaran. The answer given by him is as under:-
Quote ………“One should be broad minded and not differentiate between any religions of the world. All the religions should be combined and only one religion should be universally followed and then question of not allowing any individual of different faith (Juddin) in our religious institute will not arise at all.”
But he was unable to reply as to what could be the possible reason behind not allowing Juddins in our holy institutions. With one stroke and as per his personal opinion he discarded such restrictions as mere superstition and blind belief. By reading his opinion one can easily understand scant respect he had for Orthodox belief which was followed since ages.

In reply to Dr Dhalla’s opinion, Dr. Maneckji Bomanji Daver M.A. Ph.D ( Berlin) gave a retort in Parsee Avaz dated 28.11.1948 pointing out what could be the reason behind such heretic reply of Dr Dhalla and his reformist mind set so inclined to rebel.

Dr Manekji B. Daver pointed out that Dr Dhalla’s studies and opinions are mainly based on books like 1) Rationalism by Joseph McCabe, and 2) “The Scientific Basis of Morality” by G. Gour. He tries to argue each and every religious matter with his theory of Evolution. Such an explanation becomes very convenient for rationalist minded Rich to suit their beliefs. He seemed to have common and so very convenient answers to all queries and had nasty tendency to discard beliefs and do away with, all that could not be answered rationally and thereby labelling it as mere superstition. Such tangible and faulty thinking can be like poison where faith is the only criteria required here in abundance for matters which requires Mystic outlook. What does Mysticism say? It says that there are many things we never dream of that are under Sun and which cannot be grasped by our mere worldly senses. When religious Mysticism is multi-Dimensional how can we assess it merely by three Dimensional rational mind.
From the above observation by Late Maneck Davar for Dr Dhalla is enough for one to surmise the trend setting up and for coming 5 decades in the beginning of 20th Century. The likes of Dr Dhalla and other reformist colleagues were churning in their mishmash hodgepodge ignorance and remained so enmeshed in their convoluted thinking till the end of their days, and simultaneously robbing others of their faith also. The Parsi Press not knowing difference between right and wrong in fact encouraged such faulty thinking and printed whatever came their way in the name of freedom of speech, not knowing themselves the grave responsibility lying on their delicate head the important role the media plays in making or breaking the faith of the community.

Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff in the end of first decade of 20th century (around 1910) began his herculean task of spreading Ilme-Khshnoom and the hidden Zoroastrian Mysticism so subtly interwoven in our scriptures, and exposing such knowledge to the community folks so eager to know about it. Those who had zeal to know the Mystic truth hidden in our scriptures and in nature were naturally attracted to him, and thus cobwebs of doubts slowly began fading. But for those whom it was in their destiny for rebel and revolt of “Ashmogi” and “Deen Dushmani” were stuck in their faulty ivory tower, simply without making any effort to try and understand the intricacies and even refusing to acknowledge Mysticism in religion which was the main reason for arriving at such an illogical conclusion by rational thinking alone.
The chapter of Cosmogenesis is very important topic and subject to be fully understood if we really want to understand Zoroastrian Mysticism as everything is holistically connected with one another. So for understanding one topic one has to go back and delve further deep inside for us to get required answers.

Gatumcha Ahurai :-

As per our religion, the Zoroastrian Cosmogenesis explains systematically and in details as to how the omnipotent benevolent life supporting currents descends to us here on this visible and hidden parts of the earth. These life supporting currents comes down as blessings to us from spiritual world of Minoi and Hasti world also known as world of evergreen permanence. These life supporting currents cannot and does not descend anywhere on this earth. For that specially consecrated place of religious institutions are required in seen and hidden parts of our earth and Universe. Before Paigambar Saheb commenced his work of eradicating Daev and Daevyasni adopted by a group of mankind on this earth at that time which was threatening the very earth to extinction, HE (Paigambar saheb) introduced in upper invisible realms of Nisti world also known as not permanent world which is inclined to destruction and its ability to merge with Hasti when it has served its purpose and need for Nisti will not be required at the end of Frashogard and mankind has totally evolved. Much above our earth in Nisti world is a place known as “Gatumcha Ahurai”. In this holy institution of “Gatumcha Ahurai” dwell 23 divine forces of “Ratus” known as “Visperad” that will be implicitly obedient working in unison to Yazatic forces dwelling in Hasti world of permanence. They(Visperad) will be directly under administrative boundaries of Yazatic forces residing in Hasti world. This is done by a Divinity known as “Zarathustra na paach Gatha” or “5 Gathas of Zarathustra” which is manifested into our Paigambaer Saheb. One should note that both are separate but are interrelated with one another. Which means that force of “Zarathustra na 5 Gathas” is visible and inhabitant in Paigambar Zarathustra saheb.

The “sequential connecting link” also known as “Silsila” is from Yazats in Hasti, to Gatumcha Ahurai in Nisti with 23 Visperads residing in it. Now Prophet Zarathustra takes over the charge of Gatumcha Ahurai in Nisti before he descends on this earth for his task and further links Gatumcha Ahurai in Nisti with Batein Iran or “Aivithrishva” or hidden unforeseen Iran. It is here in hidden Iran that our Paigambar saheb first establishes Paav Mahal on this earth itself. The Shoshyant that descends from time to time when Druj or ignorance in mankind flares up to dangerous levels of imminent destruction. These Shoshyants who are authorized by our Paigambar saheb does descend on earth from time to time and show us the correct path.

The word “Gatumcha Ahurai” is an Avesta word and can be found in Gatha Ha 28.5 and such is Mystic explanation of it. But the Philological translations done of the word is “Minoi Jalvo” or Divination of the Divine and is unable to explain the real import or Tavil hidden in it. Had the correct Tavil or its interpretation been available then perhaps the outcome of faith could have been more illumined. But alas such was not the case.
A Bastekustian Athravan however much he meticulously practices tarikats of Ashoi and obtains Ashoi from it, is still unable to establish his direct connection with Yazats and Ameshaspands without outer help. Hence Paigambar Saheb had to make all arrangements as mentioned above before he descends in this corporal world with his Vedaevodat or Vendidad. Paigambar saheb with his special gifts bestowed upon him by Dadar AhuraMazda himself, establishes 23 Visperad or Ratus in Gatumcha Ahurai which is also known as “23 Rathavya Chakras”in our deen. The authority given by Dadar AhuraMazda himself to Asho Paigambar Saheb Zarathustra is known as “Dasturi”. And it is this Dasturi itself that functions as a Rathavya Chakra and this Talismanic force of Dasturi is ever present in Paav Mahal.

23 Aalats in Kriya Marg:-

It should not be very difficult now to understand that the 23 Aalats that are required in higher Paav mahal Kriyas and their connection is directly related to 23 Ratus of Visperad divine forces.

In Kriya Marg when an Athrawan undergoes Bareshnum and rightfully acquires it ownership known as “Bareshnum na Dhani” then they automatically becomes rightful owner known as “Dasturi na Dhani”. Each and every lawfully ordained Athravan who has undergone Bareshnum thus obtains link with Yazatas and Ameshashpands through Rathavya Chakra or Talisman of Dasturi ever present in a Paavmahal.

From the Athornan Anjuman itself, in good old days during the times of Zarathusti Shahenshat a Dastur was chosen by sovereign ruler of Shah of Iran and also approved by Zarathusti Bastekustian Anjuman public. Such a Dastur having attained Dasturi through highest grade of Ashoi is rightfully given the authority and known as Peshwa of deen or “Deen na Pashwa”.

Today also such practice is followed by us and there is connection between Bareshnum and Dasturi on which all our Rituals and Paav mahal Kriyas are based upon. Our holy institutions of Atash Behram, Atash Adaran are not merely concrete buildings but is consecrated places free from worldly pollution spiritual as well as physical pollution so that it can establish its connection through Kriya rituals and Bareshnoom of an Athravan and create Minoi Talisman and thus establish its contact with Dadar AhuraMazda, Yazatas and Ameshahspands.

A believer of “Theosophy” who can belong to any religion can never accept the belief of a personal and impersonal God, nor can it accept the very existence of a Pav-Mahal, can
never be true to their own religion and its beliefs.

Whatever customs are with us and rituals associated with the customs have been followed and practised by our forefathers since ages and behind every customs followed are Principles of Zarathosti deen. These Customs if followed with due faith does not require any explanation like our forefathers practiced, however no explanations will convince those having limited faith.

The five Religions of the world:-

The basic foundation in our Zarathosti deen teachings is that behind the making of our Cosmos Universe there is law of Asha or law of divine order. That divine order is basic on which this Universe is tailor made for humanity to evolve their deficient soul’s weaknesses and that is a lengthy process of birth, rebirth till all our weaknesses are transmuted into enlightenment. These group of souls reincarnating on this earth have been divided into 5 main groups for the deficiency in all the souls are not identical but vary in degree and intensity, just as our five fingers are not of identical length. These five groups of souls can be classified into 5 Veren or “5 Varna” revolving upon type of faith one possesses, also known as “Panj Takesh” or 5 religions and the “Panj Ratu” or 5 Ratus or leaders that lead those souls are the 5 Prophets of the respective groups of souls considered as the Shepherd leading flock of Sheep to their divine destiny so destined to be. In Yajashne Ha 19 as per divine plan of Ahunavar and Law of Asha that is Divine Order the 5 religion manifest and are for advancement of soul to one final goal of merging with God being One with him, and so this plan is revealed to us in form of Manthra of Yajashne Ha 19 and in itsTavil. This is a very deep import one has to understand it thoroughly before we venture into understanding further our religion and working of all religions in harmony with one another.

In Zarathosti Deen it is explained that there are 5 Gatha or 5 Yazatic forces of Gathas that are behind the making of these 5 religions tailor made for those 5 groups of souls. This is also known as “Zarathustra na Pach Gatha” for it is Zarathustra the Prophet who is assigned the task of manifesting these 5 religions at its ordained time. That is after the advent of Prophet Zarathustra on this earth and after his task is completed of eradicating Daevyasni from the surface of this earth, he makes arrangements for other Prophets of other religions to manifest at right time in nature that will assist to evolve those groups of souls in future. These Prophets are spiritual Doctors knowing the deficiencies and the degree of medicine required for them that are handed to them in form of various Tarikats or means to achieve their goal or final destination.
These five religions are as under:- 1) Zoroastrian 2) Hindu 3) Islam 4) Musai – Jews 5) Isai – Christian faith. Each religion having 1001 stages of evolution or steps in it. Every human being is born in this world with his “Rai” or Wattage of his Soul and is also known as Spiritual Intelligence or Knowledge that he has earned in his many incarnations. He along with his “Rai” and pertaining to that particular religion and its belief inheritant in him descends on this Earth for further advancement in his spiritual journey to perfection. This is fixed destiny that he is born with. Just as he cannot change his parents which is his fixed destiny, similarly the religion in which he is born in is his fixed destiny also that is allotted to him as per his “Rai” or Spiritual awareness he has developed so far. One cannot jump from one religion to another but is a gradual process taking several incarnations to reach perfection. No religion is inferior or superior to another all are different paths leading to one Goal only. Mankind and his beliefs changes at every stage of his life from childhood to death, he is progressing gradually step by step to perfection that is why what we are today it is very difficult to imagine how we were before and our views changes from time to time. The lessons learnt are taught to us by life itself through various karmic interaction with other humans. “The Mills of the Gods grind slowly, but they grind exceeding fine” and thus progress is gradual, and step by step, this being slow taking many incarnations.

In today’s prevailing bad times of Kali Yug or Hashmi Zamanah when one becomes victim of conversion by force therein lies the trials, tribulation and retribution the soul has to undergo for all his collective past Sins or Gunah of “Janam Janmantar”, which befalls upon a person as result of his Past Keshash or Karma. All this happens under Karmic debt which can be of an individual soul or collective karma of group of souls.

Whenever a new religion is to be born, or an offshoot from an old religion is to be established then the souls pertaining to the faith of that new religion are born around that period by law of Asha or Divine order and its machinery. These souls adapts to the new faith and acknowledges it willingness to embrace it even though faith of his/her parents can be different from him/her. There is no retribution of Sins involved over here and that person willingly embraces the new faith. Just as water finds its own level similarly the souls pertaining to the new faith willingly embrace the newly declared faith and his Ratu or Prophet. The souls may find initial difficulties in embracing the new faith but in the end may willingly and with full faith adapt the new religion. Such is the mysterious way the classification of souls operates under Divine Law of Asha or Divine Order that only a authorized prophet or a Ratu understands which is understood in Zarthoshti Mystical Science as “Jhirum”. Note the similarity of word “Germ” in English or “Germination of a seed” with that of “Jhirum”. The word “Jhirum” is a Farsi word with deep religious meaning embedded in it, because it is with its connections of various planetary effects in Astrology that such Jhirum and various branches or offshoots of Jhirum are born. Thus various religions come under various effects of planets in Astrology and is thus known as Jhirum.

Similar to the classification of souls that exists in nature so too humans who are born on this earth pertaining to various religions and the composition of elements or “Anasars” through which a human physical body is made up of, varies in its composition from man to man and amongst various followers of faith.
Brother, stay here Are we not brothers?

So man and man should be; But clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike. ……………… Shakespeare – Cymberline

There is nothing of show or superiority displayed over here but is truth hidden in nature that remains unchanged in any Age. That is why subject of Jhirum is a closed book as far as Divine Masters are concerned.

It is very evident that a human body cannot function without any heat or fire energy in his body and it is only at the time of death his body becomes cold in absence of fire energy. There are different fire energies in nature and these fire energies are activated by various “Zarvan” and “Frado” energies which are related to various planets thus being different from one another. Subsequently various followers of different faiths their fire energies differ too as their planetary Jhirum is different and thus composition of elements and Anasar in their bodies differ similarly.

A human body is made up of four elements – “Anasars”. They are Fire+ Air+ Water+ Earth. These are four basic elements and with various permutations and combinations with one another a human body is finally made up of.

“Rai” or Radiance of a Soul:-

Energy = Radiance

As we are concerned with a Bastekustian Zarathustis who follow Mazdiyasni Zarathosti Deen their Ruvan or souls carries “Rai” or Radiance of a soul measured in “Aspandi” similar as to Wattage of an incandescent electric bulb or Horsepower of an engine is measured Technically in Science. A Zarathosti soul has “72 Aspandi” and above it. {Aspandi= Horse power, Asp= Horse}. And has active or “Savchet” fire energy known as “Atashe- Minokarko” in their body. The other fire energies although in their body are in dormant state. Followers of other four Religions has different Aspandi than ours., and their fire energies are different. The other fire energies active in their Physical bodies are:- “Atashe- Vajishta, Atashe Urvajishta, Atashe- Spenishta” etc. Each pertaining and applicable to followers of a different faith. Apart from one active fire energy, the other fire energies although in their body are in dormant state.

The Science of Zoroastrian Yoga:-

Note that this “Rai” is through his earned “Neki” and directly related to it, passing through several incarnations and this earned Neki is his treasure stored in his 1st Chakra of Lahiyan, also called as crowning glory or scalp which is supposed to be kept always covered by a Cap, this Tarikat is also known as “Sar- Bandi”. The 1st Chakra of Lahiyan is store house of “Panja Zarvikash e Batein” or 5 spiritual senses where Sarosh yazad reside over it, and 5 physical senses of touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell are known as “Panja Zarvikash e Zaher” which makes us experience the physical world having inheritant tendency to lead us astray to “Maya” or “Mirage”an illusion that tricks our eyes and other physical senses. But yet these 5 Physical senses can be channelled in right direction through various Tarikats and self-discipline where Zoroastrian Science of Chakras are involved and can be referred to as “Science of Zoroastrian Yoga”. There are 16 Chakras in Zoroastrian Yoga Science, where as there are 7 Chakras in Hindu Science of Chakras.(1+6=7), but we Bastekustian Zarathustis have to follow our own Zoroastrian Yoga which is a perfect science and has to be understood very thoroughly.

The 5 Physical Senses

The 5 Divine Senses

A Bastekustian Zarathusti who has reached a stage of 72 Aspandis and above belong to “Mazdiyasni Boond of Airi-Chithra” who are required to specially follow Atash Parasti and it is through fire who is considered as son of Ahuramazda that he will be able to connect himself to the blessings of Dadar Ahura Mazda that “Asere Roshni” benevolent currents are attracted towards consecrated Fire of religious institutions of Atash Behram, Atash Adraan, Atash Dadgah with help of Pavi-Cut of established Paav- Mahal. “Pavi-Cut” means certain space cut out by a talismanic ring making it pure ( Pav) and thus not allowing outer agencies of contagion to enter. Thus outer pollution is cut short by Pavis made pure talismanically. To be able to receive such higher forces of Asere Roshni transmitted one requires a special receiver known as Pav mahal, and hence such special care is taken in maintaining Pavi-Cut. Thus institution of Pav-Mahal is the battery to bombard the evil side of Ganamin. The sole object of such bombardment is to bring Frashogard (General and Special) near, which will thus save not only the votary, the race, the humanity, but also the dark side of nature. It is to be remembered that both sides of Nature, that of Spenamino the beneficient and that of Ganamino the destructive have their ceremonial forces. This fact is borne in upon us by the passage in Gatha Ha 32.14. Hence such holy institutions can be erected only by an lawful ordained Athravan having passed through complete Navar and Maratab Kriya and who is observing minutest details of laws of “Bareshnum” and “Khup” thereby segregating outer pollution and maintaining Purity of Ashoi within the permanent talismanic Pavi-cut of Pav mahel. Thus an Athravan is called as “Bareshnum no Dhani”, and whatever an Athravan can achieve is through his Bareshnum which is due to Dasturi.
Also Refer:- Sequence to Essentials of Zoroastrianism by Late Dr Faramroze S. Chiniwalla Page 45

Jadi Rana, Kisseh Sanjan and Zarathusti Atash Parastesh:-

Reverance of fire is mentioned in all religions, and the intensity with which such “Atash Parasti” is followed is as per law of Jhirum only. “Kisseh Sanjan” which is authentic narration of spiritual traits of a Parsi Zarathusti which many modern non-believers would like to discard it as having no historical validity. But if carefully studied by us has many answers to our queries. As is mentioned in Kisseh Sanjan that our Ancestors decided to take refuge on west coast of India. They under leadership of Nar Asho Mobed-e- Mobedan Nairyosang Dhaval decided to establish Holy Pav mahal of Iranshah that will protect the Tola or group of Zarathostis which had set sail from their Motherland Iran and had sacrificed everything for sake of preserving their religion. When the practical question of establishing Iranshah came the then Nar Asho Mobed Nairyosang Dhaval made a very humble request to Jadi Rana the local King for a piece of Land for establishing Iranshah. He further humbly requested Jadi Rana King of not allowing any presence of a Juddin due to the effect of Nirangs be neutralized to null and void thus he will be unable to achieve his end objective of establishing Iranshah.
The classification of Jhirum and Religions attached to it is all based on being conducive to one another for smooth operation and is called as “law of Muafekat” or “Mafak avvu” in Gujarati. Based on this law of Jhirum, followers of varied religion have different Atash and Frado energy within them. The Magnetic Frado energy that emanate from any person’s eyes is known as “Vadhwo Frado” and are different for the 5 Main groups of souls. If magnetic field created by a performed Zarathosti ritual is exposed to a person of other Jhirum having different Frado emanating from his eyes, because both Frados being non conducive to one another will only create disorder and thus neutralize the ritual and its very purpose. In reality such a subject is a matter of faith which our forefathers believed in but has to be brought out in open and explained to community when some faithless western educated so called Parsi Scholar who cannot differentiate from Chalk to Cheese try to poison minds of the faithful.
One should always bear in mind that the Tarikat Marg, Bhakti Marg, Kriya Marg, as shown in zarathosti deen has at its basic foundation law of Jhirum applicable to every thing in consonance to one another as per “law of Muafekat”. To maintain originality of Zarathosti Deen only one way is to be adopted without any hesitation, and that is to follow our long standing time tested traditions and customs known as “ Dareghayao Upayanayao” because running customs like running currency itself is proof of its authenticity and efficiency.

A Dravand and a Juddin are they same ?:-

In those days when a Shawl donning High Priest of an Atash Behram having faith in Theosophy began twisting explanation of the word “Dravand”. According to him playing with the word Dravand, he explains with a fatwa that not all Juddins are Dravands. He further goes on making more mess of his statement that Parsee zarathostis who are Dravand not practicing Ashoi if they can enter Agiary, Atash Behram then surely persons of different faith known as Juddin and who are not Dravand or are pious practicing Ashoi can surely enter Agairy, AtashBehram. With such logic one can shatter the faith of the faithful who are following long standing traditions. Such faulty thinking needs to be exposed and corrected.
Ustad saheb has explained that Avesta words or “Loghat” has nine layers of meaning and can be explained in nine different Mystical ways. Similarly the word Dravand can be explained from different view point in many ways, but a Theosophist will refuse to believe this. As per Philological Avesta Scholars the meaning of Dravand is = “A Juddin not professing Zarathusti faith”, then from where has this Theosophist High priest derived the meaning of Dravand =“as to those who are away from path of Ashoi.” Has he concocted his interpretation of the word Dravand taking help of Ilme- Khshhnoom and then applying his limited common sense over that interpretation? That is drawback of Theosophy taking tits and bits from all religion and then making a mess of its interpretation using their limited common sense.
Finally the high Priest Theosophist has conceded that his interpretation was wrong and as per Zarathosti deen a Juddin cannot enter Atash Behram, Atash Adaran or Atash Dadgah.


Firdosh K Sukhia.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Zoroastrian Genocide and the Two Zoroastrian Calendars - Fasli and Hushmordi - Part 1

The Genocide of Jews by Hitler, and Persians of Iran is a thing of past. What we see as of today is reflection of what has been happening till now in the past. Some radical groups in Africa claiming to abduct small school girls and selling them as slaves is just a reflection of the past atrocities that has actually happened during downfall of Persia and which we are witnessing now as sort of trailer from the past. For they believe that Western culture, and education are image of materialism which is the root cause of all evil. This may be true up to a certain extent but terrorizing the innocent folks abducting them and making women their slaves and selling them off for a paltry amount is going to extreme. That is why they are called extremists. To put matters in right perspective the western civilization though they may have made genuine effort in understanding the world’s great revealed religions like Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Islam, have made a mess of the translations of their Holy Scriptures and are unable to grasp the true essence of the mysticism behind every revealed religions of the world. The Irony of it is that they have not been able to understand their own religion of Christianity and Mysticism in it, doubting even the authenticity of Bible itself. Even doubting their own and other Prophets as mere historic philosopher or a herdsman or shepherd influencing the public with their own philosophy.

Putman the balance of life:-

If we want real peace of mind being harmonious with nature, we have to look at every aspect of life with balance. Too much of anything is bad. Even a Nectar like Honey in high doses becomes a poison for us. Similarly a dose of Snake poison if used judiciously in form of Homeopathic prescription for example “Naja”, or Mercury has cure for so many of our maladies. Hence a person with too much Faith without tolerance, one becomes a Fanatics, similarly one with no faith at all becomes Agnostic or a non-believer. One extreme end is called as “Aivibud”, the other extreme end is called as “Frebud” but the in-between path is called as “Putman” – the “Balance”. With Balance everything becomes clear to us and we find peace. One who has achieved mastery on his self when he treads on life path when he sees on one side garbage and on other side garden of roses, does not get disturbed by obnoxious smell of Garbage but remains cool, calm and collected. This calmness he achieves from knowledge lying dormant within him which he has acquired through Ashoi. That knowledge is that each one is progressing at his own speed and level of understanding and we all will finally reach the goal of perfection one day. No denying about that, and we all are governed by immutable law of Keshash and escaping from our “keshash” is likened to a camel passing through an eye of a needle which is an impossibility. Nobody can escape from it. Not even the highly evolved souls like Magav saheb will intervene in Keshash of others. What we take with us from here is only “Neki”, and material wealth is of no use up there, and the rest we have to return it back with interest. All our past “Neki” is stored in our first Chakra which we have to preserve it by covering our head all the time and which remains in jurisdiction of Sarosh Yazad. This achieved mastery over self is known as Path of “Saheb-e-Dilan” or Master of Dil our own consciousness. That is why it is said “Neki Kar Darya me Dal”. Don’t expect any reward for it, just do it and forget about it and you will get reward when we are eligible for it, in its own time and place. That is why in Bhagvad Gita Krishna advices to Arjun not to expect for reward just do your duty or Dharma without any expectations. That is why we see as to why a person who is not leading life as prescribed by our prophet is rewarded by nature. The answer to that is very simple and that is he is receiving fruits of his past actions. The reward or punishment of present action he will get it at its own time and place.

Time will take us to Salvation:-

What has to happen will happen anyway as per Plan of Ahunavar, and we don’t have to react negatively. What we have to understand here is that behind all great upheavals of civilisation the real hidden reason behind all these is that time is not constant and nothing is permanent here. Time is not linear but cyclic in nature, and like a graph there are always ups and downs in it. At one point of time Zoroastrian civilization is at peak at another point there is downfall. What we are talking here is time span stretching up to thousand and thousands of years and is not a History of few hundred years we witness in our life time. The end of one time life cycle meets the beginning of another time cycle. What we are talking here is called as “Hapt Rang e Zaman” or “Tavil e Zarvane Daregho khadat”. Our earth and humanity on it is exposed to seven planetary colours of Zodiac that governs the time and Era we live in. The present time that we live in is the one that comes out of our own past, which will be the future of our own next coming generation. All three are inter-related with one another, that is Past, Present and Future. Then what exactly is this Time made up of ??
Defination of Time:-
“Time is a measured duration, the material of our being, and the index of our progression to Eternity”. ………………Reference:- Pg. 114 Firdausi Tusi Memorial Volume.
Firdausi Tusi says in his Shahnamah Reference:- page 613 Frashogard memorial volume of Firdausi Tusi:-

Na gashteh zamaneh bafsaryadash,
Na az ranjo Timar Bogzaydash.
Na az Zumbesh Aram Girads Hami,
Ne chu ma tabahi Pizard Hami.

Translation:- Zamanah will keep on moving, revolving. And the Celestial Movement in the skies does not get tired or sad or old in its movement and its effects never cease to occur. The era or zamanah manifests as per movement of revolving skies. The movement of the skies is the cause, and its effect is the Zamanah we live in. The movement of skies keeps on moving ceaselessly on and on and it just does not die like us.
Little knowledge more dangerous than having no knowledge at all:-
Firdausi Tusi was emphasising the importance of moving skies movement and how we are helpless to its effects.The above lines Firdausi writes because in those prevailing times the hard liners who had little but not complete knowledge of Astrology and Astronomy branded Firdausi as “Dehri”. This opinion of hard liners comes from ignorance and the Superstitious belief labelling Firdausi as worshipper of the moving skies as some sort of God instead of one God Allah. Dehri= non believer of one god but giving undue importance to the revolving skies as almighty God himself. It takes courage to write such lines when the whole world around you is against you, when he fearlessly writes as below:-

Agar Chasma dari Digar Saray,
Be nezdeh Vali O Nabi Gir Jaye.
Agar Zin Bad ayad Gonah Mansta,
Chuninsta e rasmo rahe Mansta.
Aba Digara Mur marah kar nisht,
Badeshan marah rahe goftar nisht.

Firdausi Tusi says in his lines that “ If you desire to go to desirable place after your death, then make arrangements beforehand and try to go to place where Nabi and Ali dwells. If you, like me are unable to make such arrangements “Bad Ayad”, then just remember the fault is within me and due to my past deeds I am unable to go there. I am not at all concerned with others “Aba Digara” and I am not answerable for others and their deeds “marah kar nisht” . For I do not want to discuss, listen and believe in their fanatical Fatwas or Dos and Don’ts which are driven by superstitious believes.
Thus the hard liners labelled him as “Rafji” or the Heretic. Firdausi Tusi understood the real Mystic part of Islam which others were unable to grasp it. Refer Firdausi Tusi Memorial Volume Page 614
History repeats itself:-
That is why we see history as so repetitive here, when we say as History repeats itself. Even a history of few hundred years is not correctly recorded here, owing to the bias of historians who are writing it. The Greeks and Romans have done so with our History . The reason for their Bias is due to their inevitable defeat on the hands of Persians who they tried to subjugate them with their entire might applied yet with failure. The classic example is the history that goes behind India’s Freedom struggle and how we achieved Independence from the British. What is the Irony of Indian Independence is that although we have achieved freedom from British we have become slaves to their habits and culture. The Hindus have forgotten their own ancient religion, what is said in Vedas and Gita, and have adopted the west and its ways of life. Same is case with every religion here. We Parsees also do not lag behind in not remembering the ancient teachings of our great religion. This is time of Kali-Yuga where all ignorance comes out. This is like a rat in hiding is exposed to materialistic tunes of the Pied Piper. This is nothing short of us falling into ancient trap of Satan which never fails to hit his target with precision. All Satan has to do is lure us into three trap of vices or “The Three Sirens”. The three Sirens are 1) Power, 2) Women 3) Wealth.
After all Satan first works on our thoughts with temptations, so are we helpless ??. The answer is no which will be a relief to many of us. Just as we face problems, so do we have solution for it. As per our Deen the best way to tackle bad thoughts is to speak Truth to break ourselves free from the shackles of Bad thoughts. Druji Buji is prevailing everywhere in our surrounding artmosphere. We follow Meher Patet Traikat, keep our khoreh as much as pure this will set us apart and free us from the shackes. Never to have negative thoughts over our inability to follow Tarikats and continue with our Avesta Mathra. Cleanliness of our inner hidden thoughts – Batein Mithra will keep two third of our khoreh clean, the rest one third Khoreh we have to clean it with druj Parhej Traikats.
Reference:- Parsee Avaz 4.12.1960 page 3

Now let us touch topic of Fasal. Reference:- Firdausi Tusi Millenary Frashogard Memorial Volume Page 132-135.
Difference between Fasal and Rutu ( weather):-
1) Fasal is divine knowledge= Batein, and not worldly knowledge and is based on truths in nature.
2) Fasal is not weather( Rutu)
3) Our Rituals, Prayers and Gahambars as per Bar wakhat ( right time in nature) is not based on weather.
4) Our Rituals, Prayers and Gahambars as per Bar wakhat ( right time in nature) are based on unseen currents of Fasal or “Fasal Khastar” .
5) Fasal are certain and constant.
6) Weather or “Rutu” is uncertain, erratic, and variable.
7) The machinery behind Fasal Is from Minoi world or Jirmani world which is known as Hasti Universe or Immortal world.
8) The reason behind Rutu or weather is Nisti or world which is not permanent and is also called as Arvahi or Jirmani world.
9) Fasal is based on Stoat Yasna.
10) Rutu or weather is based on 4 elements and its combinations with one another. The 4 elements are Fire, Air, water, and Earth.
11) Fasal is based on 12 Zodiac signs which are composed of “27 Manzal”, or 27 Nakshatras, and passing of Sun or “Khurshed” through these
Zodiacs at certain time activate Fasal Currents beneficial for this earth.
12) Weather or Rutu is based on surrounding atmosphere known as “Vayu Upar kairyo”, and Earth’s Geographical positions or its Latitude and
13) The base of Fasal depends solely on Sun and its Movement.
14) The Rituals and prayers in our Zarathosti Deen and its effectiveness or results depends solely on Sun and its movement in the skies.
15) The currents of Fasal falling on any place on earth is of uniform nature and spread evenly on earth.
16) When Sun starts its journey from its own Zodiac sign of Aries first that is on Vernal Equinox near 21st March, and later on when it reaches Cancer Zodiac Sign which is the fourth sign, later to Virgo sign which is the 6th Zodiac Sign, later to Libra which is 7th Zodiac sign, and later to Capricornus or the 10th Zodiac Sign and finally to Pisces which is the 12th Zodiac sign. In the above mentioned Zodiac signs the 6 planets are Sharif( Unch) or in exaltation. At particular time of the year, when sun( Khurshed) passes through the under mentioned particular degree of exaltation, then only Fasal Khastar gets activated and comes down on Earth. That is why Fasal is always at “Bar Wakhat” or right time in nature. In Astrology the Planet in its own exaltation acts as if it was a welcomed guest, having things done for it but not having complete control over the situation. The strength of the Planet is augmented and its virtues are magnified. Refer the table below:-

Courtesy:- This Image is taken from Firdausi Tusi Millenary Frashogard Memorial Volume No. 24 Issue 1- 4.

17) Fasal has got no connection with English, Christian, Hindu, Islamic or Jewish Calendars.
18) Fasal is absolute independent rule governed by Sun moving in 12 Zodiac Signs.
19) As we are supposed to attune with Daena or inner consciousness of our Zarathusti Deen, similarly we are supposed to attune ourselves with Fasal currents and is known as “Ratu-Friti” and “Paiti-Frasao”.
20) The above mentioned names of 6 Gahambars are not any names of “Rutu” or weather, and whenever Fasal currents simultaneously manifest itself at right time in nature on this earth that is time when special Gahambar kriyas can and should be performed. That is what one means when we celebrate Gahambars. The feasting ceremony during Gahambars is only superficial way of celebrating and observing Gahambars.
21) As Mithra ( Thoughts), Mathra ( Spoken words), Yasna ( action, deeds), Asha ( Ashoi), Kharenagah ( Khoreh), Paityoget ( Keshash), Ahu ( Havarashta and Hukhta which is result of Hukhta) Note;- It is through Humata, Hukhata and Havarashta of Yazata that this Universe functions, Khetvodath ( Male and female parts merge and thus forms one whole unit of Ruvan), Stoat ( Various Chanels of Ahunavar working in Nature), Khastar ( There are 81 types of electricity in nature of which Electrical power we see is the most grossest in nature and at lowest level) are all basic and immutable laws of nature through which it functions. Similarly basic laws of Ratu ( Fasal) are exdplained in Ashat Nask ( Pehelvi Pajeh). In other two Nasks namely Dadat Nask ( Pehelvi Hadokht Nask) and Aa Nask ( Pehelvi Husparam Nask) contains details of Fasal and Gahambar. The Pehlevi Dinkard book translated by Late Peshotan Sanjana is analysis of 21 Nasks, and the above explanation of Fasal and Gahamabar can be found in Volume No 8 of Dinkard. But it is just an Analysis whereas actual Tavil can be found from Khshnoomic literature.
22) Just as to understand what is Ashoi one has to actually observe physical purity rules and by observing it meticulously one can understand it later. Similarly the inner Mystic details of Fasal and its real purpose in nature can be understood only if it has been put into actual practice or Amal.From Pahalvi Hadokht Nask itself old Avesta references which are lost can be found luckily in our present extant Pazand prayers of Afrin e Gahambar.
23) High degree of Ashoi is required for one to perform Amal of Fasal and which can be done by none other than an Ashwan of 6 Kash only and not by us. One has to take into consideration the connection between 12 months of our Zarathosti deen from Fravardin Mah to Aspandard Mah and its connections with 12 Zodiac signs of 4 various Zodiac constellations known as Bhachakra.
24) Just as meaning of “Aap” does not limit oneself to waters of well, sea, rain or lakes that we see and that which can quench our thirst, similarly the Atash does not mean the heat producing fire that can ignite the wood, similarly the word “Asp” does not merely mean horse, and so is the case with Gav, which does not merely mean four legged Gospand. Similarly Ratu or Fasal does not merely mean Rutu or Seasons.
25) The source of Fasal and its currents come right from 8th Asman of “Anagra-Raocha” which is even above the 7 eternal Hasti Asmans and it means skies of endless shining lights filled with sparking Stars. Khordad Amesaspand and its jurisdiction is prevailing on 8th Asman who is specially allotted the portfolio of Time just as a minister is allotted a portfolio by Prime Minister, but over here P.M. is dadar Ahura Mazda himself who is himself working in different way as Khordad Ameshpand working on “fasal” currents and “Ratu” so very much essential for upkeep of this Universe.
26) Dinkard, Bundaheshneh, and Afrin E Gahambar has to be studied properly to reach to a logical conclusion.
27) Yaerya and Sared Yazad are two co-workers of Khordad Amesaspand who work on principles of Mazdadat and Ahura Daat as explained in Madayasni Zarathosti deen.
28) In first sign of Aries when Sun arrives on or around 21st March every year as per Sayana Astrology or on 13th April as per Niryana Astrology of Hindus has to be properly understood. “Aspinacha Yavino” as in haptan yasht has to be understood properly. Note:- Yaerya Yazad brings down the Fasal currents on this earth which brings Niyamat , Rutu or seasons and western Ephemeris of Sayana or western Astrology is consulted.Where as Sared yazad brings down Bago Bakht currents down on earth – Keshash of every individual man is brought down and Hindu Panchagna is consulted.
There were/are many Scholars who felt and feel even today that the best calendar is Fasal and not the present Calendar of Hushmordi Shahenshahi Calendar which we are following today. My effort will be in the direction to prove how wrong those scholars of the past were in coming to that conclusion, and by taking help of Dr Saheb F.S. Chiniwala’s and Jehangirji Chiniwala’s writings.

Firdosh K. Sukhia

……………… to be continued

Friday, July 11, 2014

More on "Suva Ni Nirang" and "Sui uthi ne bhanvani Nirang" and meaning of Hoshbam

This Suva ni Nirang is the 13th Nirang of second group on page 53 titled as “Nirang e Khab Kardan” in Ervad Phiroze Masani book of Pazend Nirang Ba Maen. This book is available on line the link for downloading this book is :-

The Nirang for before going to sleep or “Nirang e Khab Kardan” is as below:-

"Naam eYazad, Naam e Ahuramazd Khuda Avazuni Yaz eYaar, Yaze Gushdaar Kasney Paityaar Meher Srosh Yaar Srosh Gushdaar Kasney Paityaar Ahurem Mazdam Ahuramazd va Ameshaspandaan va Meher Srosh Rashne, Naam e Yazad Naam e ahuramazd Khuda Avazuni.” ………Ashem Vohu (1)

Besides Suva Ni Nirang it is beneficial to pray Ung ma thi Jagrat thai ne bhanvani Nirang which is there on Page 55 of the above mentioned book,the Nirang is given below at the end of this mail.
The best time to get up and pray is before Hosbam. One should get up before Hoshbam and be ready after bath for early morning prayers. Nowadays due to our faulty lifestyle after late night sessions and bouts of merry making and football matches it has become a fashion to go to sleep after late nights and get up after sunrise which is detrimental for our Soul, mind and our body.

Pharsi Monajaat is given as below:-

Sobasta vakteh mohsna, Sobasta vakte del-gush,
Sobasta vakteh Jan Feza, Sobasta vakte Sobahdum,
Sobasta vakteh Ashekan, Sobasta vakte Sadekan,
Sobasta vakteh Natekan, Barkhiz vakte Sobahdum,

Khahi ke agah Shavi, Dar hardo alam sha Shavi,
Khahi ke Marde Rah Shavi, Barkhiz Vakteh Sobahdum.


Bamdad is the most auspicious time, Bamdad is the time when our Consciousness can be aroused or developed further,
Bamdad is the most auspicious time in nature when Ushtan or Jaan can be augmented or developed further,
Hence Bamdad is the time when you should be fully awake. Bamdad is the most auspicious time for those on religious path and ideal for prayers for god fearing and “Khoda na Ashek”
Bamdad is the time for those who want to make their heart pure and for pure hearted Saheb dilan, Bamdad is the most auspicious time for human being who has inner conscious and who can speak.
If one is on the path of self realization and are aspiring for unravelling the inner secrets of Nature, and want to rule like Padshah both the spiritual and earthy realms in nature, for those aspiring to tread on prescribe path as per our religion, then Bamdad is the most auspicious time in nature for achieving all that.

Early to bed, and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise. The above Monajat is loaded with deep meaning. During Bamdad time the atmosphere is very subtle and peaceful because at that time there is not much human activity and atmosphere is just right enough for vibrations of our prayers recited and our Mithra Stoat to pass through subtle atmosphere surpassing the seven Meher Dakhyus of Nisti and go further even above to other spiritual realms.
Hence as per Vendidad when the male fowl or “Murg” crows during early dawn at Hoshbam one is supposed to get up, take cleansing bath with tarikat and kindle Atash Dadgah fire at home and pray Hoshbam nu Bhantar prayers and then set upon with our daily prayers. We should pass our Mithras in nature and wish for Salvation of entire human mankind and his progress and pray Satoom prayers for our deceased family members.

For the above Mithras to constantly run in our mind one should develop complete humility also known as “Khaksari” and that can be achieved by praying one ashem Vohu immediately when we open our eyes and then on the bed itself pray Spenta Armaiti Mithra which is the 14th Nirang given below of second group on page 54 titled as “Nirang aj Khab Bidar Shudan” in Ervad Phiroze Masani book of Pazend Nirang Ba Maen.

Nirang aj Khab Bidar Shudan

Ashem Vohu 1.
“Humata, Hukhata, Havarashta Sepas dar hom aj to dadar Ahuramazda veh avajuni, Patet hom aj vanah. Avi Guman Hom aj harvastin Yajdan va din va ruvan, va veheshta duzakh vhamar pa sedosh va bdan e astakhiz tan pasin vavasahinashna e Ahriman divan.
Ahureh Mazdao raevato Kharenaghato ameshanam spentanam. Nemo Zarthushtrahe spitameh ashoneh fravashae”………. Ashem Vohu 1
O Ahuramazda may my faith on good religion of Mazdayasni Zarathosti Deen in which I am fortunate to have been born, increase manifold, and may I try to reach the benevolent currents of Humata, Hukhata, Huvarshta of Yazats which run the cosmos
The above Avesta Mathra prayers protects us and negates the attack of Ahriman on ourselves which naturally deteriorates during course of our sleep.
We get down from Bed and do our small Ahuramazda Kusti. That is without Kemna Mazda untie our kusti knot and recite Ahuramazda Khodai ……… and tie our usual kusti knots and then usual Jasmseh avengeh Mazda.

We can then do our other Tarikats like Nirang Abezar by applying Taro three times all over our exposed parts of our body and take Baaj during course of Bath or Nahti vakhat ni Baaj.

Various Baaj are given as PDF attachment

Reference:- 1) Dr Saheb Faramroze Sohrab Chiniwala in his Khordeh avesta Ba Khshnoom Page 802; 2) Pazend Nirang Ba Maeni series 3 By Ervad Phiroze Shapurji Masani Page 40-41.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Nirang to be recited before going to sleep

This night when I lie down to sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the lord my soul to take.

These are Mithra thoughts every Bastekustian should deliver in their mind before going to sleep and also pray “Ungh ma java agav bhanva ni Nirang” or Nirang to be recited before going to sleep. The above thoughts are not displayed without any relevance. Amal wala saheb can do selfless service of highest order in their sleep. They can also receive answers to their questions in sleep which have been tormenting them in their wakeful state and that is called as “Sezda”. What is Sezda. Whatever lies beneath skies and above it are hidden from normal eyes by nature. It is kept hidden. Nature will reveal to us his secrets just like that,it requires some effort from us, and many sacrifices. Those who are on right track and lead tarikat baaj life with Meher patet, Manthra khani and other things can receive answers to all the secrets or “Rumz” lying hidden in bowels of nature through sleep and in Sezda.

Nirang to be recited before going to sleep is to be prayed by us Bastekustian for it protects us from all kind of onslaughts of Ahriman. It is especially in night time that our mind is at rest and is not active as in wakeful state. This is opportunity that Ahriman with his evil workers of dark forces are waiting for to catch us off guard. We can run above thoughts in mind if we are unable to recite Avesta Manthra of Suvani baaj for it protects us from Passionate onslaughts which Ahriman brings upon us in dead of night. By reciting this Nirang the benefits are immense as it will give Tandarosti to our mind and body which will one day fetch us to Satya sangh one day. Or in other words lead us to Truth one day. This Nirang is the 13th Nirang of second group on page 53 titled as “Nirang e Khab Kardan” in Ervad Phiroze Masani book of Pazend Nirang Ba Maeni.

Many Psychological ailments can be cured by getting good rest and peaceful sleep only and no anti-depressants as written below are needed at all:- Quote:- Chronic sufferers can be prescribed anti-depressants to ease the symptoms (though some of the side effects sound just as scary as the sleeping issue itself).

As a good night sleep is so essential for us to keep out Mind, Body and spiritually fit and healthy so too a good sleep will provide us with “Sharirik, Mansik, Atmik Dorosti.”

Nothing is given in our deen without any reasons and behind this Nirang there is a purpose to be achieved by us, which will make our Khoreh pure and make our spiritual progress easy. In this Nirang itself there is Avesta word as “Ahurem Mazdam” which itself is a potent Isum or a very powerful word which empowers and exhalts the latent Adare Froba of Burjishi currents within us Bastekustian, whose jurisdiction lies under control of Sarosh Yazad.

In order to develop our Khoreh Nirang to be recited before and after sleep is very essential. Certain care to be taken before going to sleep and after waking. The place where we sleep on be should be kept clean and pure. Near our head where we sleep we should keep “GaoMij” or “Abezar” in a cooper or glass vessel. As far as possible one should keep the direction of our head in East or South direction only and possibly sleep on the ground itself with Bedsheet below us to protect us from catching cold. In our sleep we receive only half the Ushtan or “Neem- Ushtan” that we receive during our wakeful state and hence the onslaught of “Gasak” is more during night time which is detrimental for developing our Khoreh. These Ushtan reaches us from above realms whose intricate functions are performed by three Yazads namely 1) Rashne Raast Yazad, 2) Meher Davar Yazad, 3) Asho Sarosh Yazad. We remember them in our Nirang prayers that we recite before we sleep. We receive these 3 Yazads protection during our sleep, hence mandatory for us to recite this Nirang before we sleep. The 3 Yazads keep onslaught of Gasak on us in night during our sleep in check. In sleep our Keherp comes out from our body slightly, and it is at that time that evil spirits or Arvahi try to torment us with Bad dreams, or we sometimes begin talking, shouting, or walking in sleep. This Nirang protects us from all the evil effects we are exposed during our sleep.

During our sleep when our sub-conscious level is active, at that time right level of Mithra or “Radih Mithra” is needed. Hence Sarosh Yasht Vadi is to be prayed in Aivisuthrem Geh only and is a mandatory prayers or “Farajyat” for us. In no other Geh Sarosh Yasht Vadi can be prayed except in Aivisuthrem Geh. Finally before we sleep we should do our Kusti prayers and then recite this Nirang before sleep.



Reference:- 1) Dr Saheb Faramroze Sohrab Chiniwala in his Khordeh avesta Ba Khshnoom Page 801; 2) Pazend Nirang Ba Maeni series 3 By Ervad Phiroze Shapurji Masani Page 37-39.


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Subject: [ilmeKhshnoom] Sleep and dreaming remains one of the more mysterious elements of the human condition

Trapped in Bed Under the Weight of Sleep Paralysis
By Gerald Lynch on 27 Jun 2014 at 5:30PM

My eyes are open, scanning the room for the weight that's holding me down. It is night. I've been sleeping. I try to move, but nothing is working – arms, legs, my body is leaden. I open my mouth to call for help but nothing comes out. I scream and scream, in silence. Am I dead?
I've suffered on and off from sleep paralysis for most of my adult life, and if you don't know what's happening to you in the moment when it occurs, it'll be one of the most harrowing things you can experience.
I was around 18 years old when I first suffered from a bout of sleep paralysis, and remember it vividly. I still lived at home at the time and, as a keen reader, had an exposed, shadeless lightbulb dangling just over my pillow so that I could read with ease into the early hours. I don't remember the moment that I fell asleep (do we ever?), but I remember waking up – or more accurately, half-waking. Though the bulb had been left on, I recall a strange shadow enveloping the periphery of my vision, and a noise that felt at once both completely silent and as though a deafening, high-pitched ring were happening somewhere nearby. Initially I presumed it was just an extension of an incredibly lucid dream, and attempted to flow with it. But though it's near impossible to accurately determine how long I was in this strange state, the prolonged experience made me realise that something was wrong. Soon, an immense panic overtook me – I felt locked in place, weighed down by an unseen force, knowing that I was sending from my brain the message to my tongue and vocal chords to scream, but helpless as to why such a simple motion couldn’t be completed.
And then, as though I'd swam up from the depths of a black, viscous pool, I awoke, gasping for breath, heart pounding as if I'd been wrestling an invisible foe for hours. I was so terrified that, for the first time since I'd been a small child, I woke my dozing mother and asked to sleep the night on her bedroom floor.
It was a uniquely frightening experience, unlike any nightmare I had ever slept through. Curious as to what had happened to me, I did what all modern hypochondriacs do – I googled my symptoms. For once, this was a wise move – rather than filling my worried head with all manner of obscure illnesses, I quickly discovered that my experience was far from solitary. Many people before me had suffered from similar symptoms, and being able to give the harrowing spell the name “Sleep Paralysis” proved a massive relief. I wasn't crazy.
The fact I was at university during my first sleep paralysis episode speaks volumes – it was an incredibly stressful time for me. As an English student, I'd be reading late into the night, mulling over my research, waking early for lectures and (predictably) drinking rather heavily. All of these habits aren't conducive to a comfortable sleep at the best of times, but for someone prone to the symptoms of sleep paralysis, they significantly increase the chances of you falling foul to the problem.
Sleep paralysis is actually a hormonal issue. The hormones your body releases to allow your body to sleep peacefully do not fully wear off by the time you wake, allowing you to be both conscious and paralysed at once. This occurs during the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of sleep, when the brain is most active and conjuring up its most vivid dreams. In fact, the body’s naturally-paralysed condition during this stage of sleep is thought to be a means of preventing sleepers from acting out the events in their dreams -- running away from that fire-breathing robot dinosaur in reality while not fully conscious, could have some potentially-dangerous repercussions. Face, meet wall.
This meeting place between the dream world and a paralysed reality often leads sufferers of sleep paralysis to experience what could be described as hallucinatory states. It’s not uncommon for those roused from a sleep paralysis episode to recall figures being present in the room -- even sitting on them. As such, The Nightmare, Henry Fuseli’s 1781 masterpiece, is often considered one of the earliest depictions of sleep paralysis:

Sleep and dreaming remains one of the more mysterious elements of the human condition, but for our ancestors, it at times seemed outright supernatural. In many cultures and religions, sleep paralysis has been linked with belief in demonic possession. Before It's News states that British folklore recalls the “Old Hag”, a witch-like figure who would leave her physical body during the night and sit invisibly on or within the sleeping victim, weighing them down. Similar explanations for sleep paralysis can be found in Finnish and Swedish lore.
Other cultures believe the paralysis is caused by a demonic, devil-like figure. The Phi Am ghost of Thai folklore is thought to be able to inflict bruises during sleep, while Turkey’s djinn attempts to strangle the paralysed victim. Even the phrase of having “the Devil on your back” is thought to have been in reference to sleep paralysis originally -- and it’s still a common descriptor for the sleep disturbance in Nigeria.
In Fiji, it’s a slightly different story: sleep paralysis is known as kana tevoro, and is actually welcomed as an opportunity to converse with recently-deceased loved ones!
Science, however, has been able to isolate more grounded causes of sleep paralysis -- many of which correlate with my own early experiences with the problem. Irregular sleep patterns or sleep deprivation is a key cause of sleep paralysis, while it’s more likely to occur in teenagers whose hormones are running riot. Narcoleptics often experience sleep paralysis, while having a family history of the issue ups your chances of suffering from it too. Around 6 per cent of the world’s population will experience it at some point during their lives.
Thankfully, there are easy-to-implement ways to relieve the likelihood of suffering from sleep paralysis. Setting regular sleeping times and lengths (adults need at least six to eight hours) helps massively, as can ensuring your sleeping environment is at a comfortable temperature and isn’t too noisy. Avoiding drinking alcoholic or caffeine-rich drinks before sleeping also helps, and sufferers should avoid smoking before settling down for the night too. Making time for regular exercise is also said to be useful. Chronic sufferers can be prescribed anti-depressants to ease the symptoms (though some of the side effects sound just as scary as the sleeping issue itself).
And, from my own experiences, it does get easier with every bout suffered. Though there’s still the lingering fear that one day I won’t be able to snap out of the paralysed state, each successive episode comes with the knowledge that it is widely experienced; it is an understood phenomenon and that, however scary it may be in the moment, it will pass. Sweet dreams.
When Gerald isn't writing for Gizmodo UK, he's probably sleeping. Or at least attempting to. When he's awake, he enjoys reading books about pirates and spaceships, watching films about pirates and spaceships, or playing video games about pirates and spaceships.
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