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.

Today every one wants to die a Martyr's death for Religion, but no body wants to live for the sake of true teachings of Religion. It goes without a doubt that we have let go the true kernel of Mysticism in religion and embraced only the outer shell of a glossy show of Religion. We forget that Religion is not show business but it is a way of living. Your Left hand should not be able to know what Tarikats your right hand is practicing.

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:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius

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 7.30 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:-

What is Hum Mithra:-

Man proposes and God disposes. Hence we requires Dadar Ahura Mazda’s blessings all the time for success and that is known as “Daham Afriti”. Without it we cannot move forward even an inch. But for his Daham Afriti to be assessable to us we require to think with one vibration in Hamoi, only then can we succeed in our purpose. Dadar Ahura Mazda is not happy when there is infighting so how can we receive his Daham Afreeti. This one thought force having selfless single pure vibration is known as Hum Mithra. The Law of cause and effect governs this universe so whatever incidents we see bad or good its cause has to be there. Every action has its reaction. The bad precedent that we are facing now after a crematorium is announced in Worli where innocent public are falling prey to it. Those encouraging Aramgah and such ashmogi are themselves the victims of their own deeds so we have to pity them instead of contempt for them and a calming thought has to be passed by us at a particular time collectively. If love is the language of angels then why should we be harsh to even our so called enemies. For in life there are no enemies, and everything is Karmic. The Bhali Dua is as under:-

Bhali Dua at 0730 am every morning:-

2 Yatha , 1 Ashem Vohu.

Those ignorant brothers and sisters opposing our age old customs of Dokhmenashini and believe in universality of our religion by inviting all to our holy places and Iranshah need our pity and not contempt for they are bitten by the demon of ignorance and arrogance. O Paak Dadar Ahura Mazda shower your choicest blessings upon them that they regain their lost faith and begin realizing that the true nature of religion is humility.

"Let no harm come upon the Traditional Zoroastrian flag and its values which are so dear to us. Let the reformists agenda and their nefarious plans never succeed. 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 reverence towards Holy consecrated Fire(Pavmahal),Dokhmas, Sudreh Kusti, Mathravani which acts as a weapon to thwart evil. Enable us to protect our racial traits of Parsi Panu through Boonak Pasbani. Enable us to maintain our true “Zarathosti Khandani” by not intermarrying and continue with our Aryan Lineage intact. May the advent of Shah Behram Varjawand come soon, and before him may his forerunners arrive at the earliest and grant us spiritual strength to withstand evil around us. 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 Vehdin e Mazdiyasnan" - Let the Khoreh of Mazdiyasni Zarathosti deen protect its faithful followers"

1 Yatha, 2 Ashem Vohu



Best regards,

Firdosh K Sukhia
firdosh.sukhia@gmail.com

Saturday, June 25, 2016

My reply to Parsiana dated 21st June, 2016 Editorial Write up titled A mirror to reality


Mr Jehangir Patel

Editor of Parsiana


The following is in response to your Editorial viewpoint write-up titled "A mirror to reality"in Parsiana dated 21st June 2016


You write:-

If the Parsi traditionalists wish to be taken seriously they have to present a cohesive, persuasive and organized argument. They have to create platforms and institutions. They have to present documentation and scriptures to substantiate their arguments. They have to put in the required, sustained hard work and thought. They cannot be mere armchair conservatives, spouting out random thoughts and fanciful stories. Unless they demonstrate some tangible results, they will continue to remain on the margins of society.

You are interested in persuasive and cohesive organized argument. As if after giving all the proof you will turn to a new leaf, all in favour for our age old traditions and customs. Hasn’t all Vada Dasturjis given umpteen number of times in one voice and in writing that Inter marriage is bad and you cannot increase fold by inter marrying. Now that you know that all present Vada Dasturji barring few are ailing and become Old so you would like to push your reform strategy.Even if our Paigambar saheb will descend to give religious discourses to ignorant people you being rational minded will start demanding a University Degree from him. Do you understand the status of our Paigamaber saheb that he is called as “Aevo” the one and only one, and has divine wisdom known as Asne Vir.The divine senses as mentioned in Doa Naam Setayesh Pazand prayers are Vir, Hos, Kherad. These are divine senses but you sir are refusing to use even common sense. Some of the Hindus saints are known as “Trikal Gyani” or knower of Three Kaals where as our Paigamber saheb is knower/ Seer of seven Eras( Saat Kaal) of vast expanses of mind boggling stretch of time that he can see with his divine eye. And he knew and saw the past, present and future of all the time frames that this earth will be in existence till salvation known as Frashogard. That is why he is called as "SEER", the one who can see much beyond us, where as we with our short sight cannot see anything further than the stock of our nose, somewhat similar to the saying in Gujarati that “Derka ni Duniya tey Kuvani Paar.”

Do you for any practical purpose take all things in life on face value that what you see you believe, and the rest is not to be believed in ?.I would like to ask a counter question to you. You have assumed your parents as your mother and father because you have been told that these are your mother and Father, just because somebody in your family told you so. Now if you are rationalist then won’t you be needing proof of your hereditary existence, or are you going to doubt your parents too ?. There is a limit to rationality and there are many things under the Sun which are done in good faith and you cannot take away the faith from us, however you deformists may try it. Another example I would like to point out is that you are sitting on earth you observe that Sun is moving around earth, but that is only your apparent observation whereas truth is very much opposite to your apparent observation. You also observe that Earth is also Flat but in reality Earth is round in shape, so after all, your eyes can play a trick on your mind.

You feel that we have to reform because our age old practice of Dokhmenashini is defunct because of lack of Vultures which is main agent for disposal for dead body. As if when the vultures were there you deformists called this system as filthy and barbaric which is like a kettle calling the pot Black. Now these are not random thoughts that you would not like to believe in but those who have done some scriptural studies can tell you that for a Zarathosti soul no other method of disposal of dead is allowed if he has to reach Chinvat Pool. Do you at all in first place believe that there is place called Chinvat. Do you believe that there are places a soul has to dwell in after his physical death on earth. The names like Naman, Vees, Jantu, Dakhyu, Varjamkard, Kang Daeza, Ganjesh(Portal) found in our avesta prayers and Afringan Prayers, the seven Dakhyu names that can be found in our Meher Niyaesh Avesta Prayers, does all these mean anything to you ? Or is it according to you a figment of imagination by our past Mobeds that new unnecessary ceremonies are invented after high intoxication of “Chato Pani” merely to sustain their living and extra income. For your information Physical death is not end of everything, for nothing can be destroyed in nature they can merely be transformed from one element to another, that is basis of Alchemy, like lead can be converted to Silver, or Cooper to Gold. Over here we are talking about Spiritual Alchemy of a Soul. That is why Dokhmenashini is called as “Awal Manzil”, which is well oiled machinery of nature for disposal of atoms of dead body in a defined and swift manner where atoms are taken care of by Daham Yazad. In case of other disposal Daham Yazad won’t be able to help the soul. In Bible it is said that “In my Father’s home there are many Mansions”, have you considered all these facts before you arrive at any logical conclusion for reform. You would like to believe that by cremating or burying the body we are expediting the process of getting rid of Putrid matter in a dignified manner and the matter ends there. But you Deformists with your short sight are missing important fact that death is not the end of our Journey but only a step further to it. Besides the 3 physical body of Tanu, Gaetha, Azda there are other 3 Ultra Physical parts known as Keherp, Ushtan, Tevishi and Divine 3 part of the body known as Ruvan, Baodang, Fravashi which has to be taken into consideration. Are you wise enough even to question the authority of our Paigamber Saheb which has shown us the path. These long standing customs are valid for all ages and even today in absence of Vultures we have sun shining all year round which will crumple the physical body to powder form and exposure of body to Sun is known as “Khurshed Nagirashni” which is another side of the same coin. You under the guise of being practical and pragmatic wish reform and would like to do away our age old practices. I would say Keep trying but you will never succeed.

Why did we Leave Iran our Mother Land:-
And for what purpose did we leave our property and home land of Iran ? To preserve and protect our religion and ethnicity of being a Parsee, otherwise did it not occur to you in first place that why did we not merely convert to another religion and take trouble of coming all the way here to India. Remember that amongst Crores of population we have shone like a diamond and that is due to our Parsi Panu and preserving of our seed known as “Boonak Pasbani” and you want to under guise of reform want to give up all that. This Scare Mongering fear tactics adopted by you and brain washing the gullible youngster in HPY Holiday Programme for Youths will not last for long, for our religion is going to last for all the time to come. It may shrink but it can never disintegrate for there is higher Hierarchy taking care of it. What is not going to last will be deformists who thing it is time to change. Certain things cannot be changed. For example you cannot change your children for they are been gifted by god to you, same is the case with the religion, for Religion is not man made but is God made that is why it is called as Ahurish Takesho in Afringan Prayers Daham no Kardo. Translation:- Ahurish= That Belonging to Ahura, Takaesho= Deen= Religion.You cannot change a religion like wanting to change a dress to your liking/preference, nor tell others to forgo their own religion and come in our fold. I shudder to even think what will hardliners in Middle East do when they come to know of your conversion policy. Consider yourself lucky that you are dealing with cultured community. Had you gone ahead with your gimmicks with other community the only solution for them is death to the reformer. To educate how they treat the Blasphemy victims/ Adulterers is they bury the victim in ground with their head above ground, and they are stoned to death, other method is they cage the victim and sprinkle Petrol and cremate/ roast alive. Sounds very revolting and barbarous, does it not ??

It is one thing to believe as you want but it is a sin or “Margarjan Gunah” to confuse the laity/ fence sitters with your distorted and convoluted way of looking at our religion. Please desist from doing that for on the day of judgement one has to answer all our misdeeds. Better to be safe than be sorry.

Firdosh.K. Sukhia

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Only Cream of Cream 11000 will survive



The present Zarvane Daregokhadate(ZDK) of 81,000 years’ time cycle comprises the following seven royal cycles known as Shahenshat. They are as under:-

Jupiter = 11,000 Years( Burjiz Shahenshat)
Mars= 17,000 Years ( Hashemi Shahenshat)
Sun = 4,000 years
Venus= 9,000 Years
Mercury= 13,000 Years
Moon = 12,000 Years
Saturn= 15,000 Years
Total 81,000 Years

We are living presently somewhere in between Hashemi Shahenshat ( also known as Kali Yuga)

If you divide (ZDK) in three parts roughly (around the turn of 21st Century) then the first part is just about to get over soon in our life time, and we are living at that end time. At the end of that 1st part of 3 divisions, Rainidar Shah Behram Varjawand Saheb will descend for our salvation who will revive and refresh this world from the miseries we are surrounded at present. Zarthustra’ s 91 Havisht or his envoys whose work is to guide the souls through Jhirum order in nature are remembered in the Fravardin Yasht prayer, Kardo 25th.

The era of Jupiter time cycle of 11,000 years was during paigambar saheb and his descend. Zarathusti Burjisi ( Jupiter) Shahenshat has already passed through mid period and finally shrunk to minimal size of 1 Lakh practicing Zoroastrians in India with Pav Mahal. After Paigambar saheb established the good religion our forefathers lived in Iran and then during rise of Islam we left Iran and adopted India as our new Homeland. We are now in between Hashemi period but yet many years left for Hashemni (Mars) Shahenshat to get over.

From the main Mazdayasni Zarathosti deen other 4 religions of the book shows its presence and are born (viz Hindu, Islam, Judaism and Christianity). A time will come that out of main group of present practicing zarathusti that have come to India only 11000 true blue blooded Zarathustis who can be called as true staunch followers of our Zarathosti deen will survive and last till end of time when Shah Behram Varjawand will show up. The under mentioned 91 names of Zarthustra Havisht carries the forceful Mithra embedded in their names and they are remembered in Kardo 25th which explains to us as to how they as co-workers of Paigambar saheb are responsible to other above 4 Religions which manifested in their given time. It thus shows how Zarathusti deen can be called as Mother of all religions, explaining law of Jhirum in Kardo 25 of Fravardin Yasht.
The under mentioned 91 names follow:-
1) Maidyomaongahe
2) Asmo- Khanvat
3) Ashno- Khanvat
4) Gavyan
and so on till .......
90) Frayar
91) Asrtavat Eret

Reference:- frashogard Memorial Volume Farvardin yasht ni Tavil Fasli Farvardegan Silver Jubilee Page 123 Part 2



Sunday, June 19, 2016

There is Education and Education


Nature’s laws are based upon truth existing in this Universe and are not based upon what we think as it is. And the right education should be based upon the existing nature’s laws. The object of Education should be spiritual upliftment and today’s Education is based only on one aim, and that is about earning our livelihood and making income, Commercialism and Economics is the only thing that is concentrated upon. Nothing bad about making a hard earned income out of our livelihood but we can call it enough only when it answers all our needs and not beyond that. Anything above our needs should not be amassed but given in charity for nothing can be taken with us once we leave this corporal world.

Baname Yazad Prayers says it all ……….

Ba Marduman ba sepas-dar kardan na tokhshi darad, che aney darvish oy ane Tavangar ……..
Translation:- Do not only work for amassing wealth. Those who are living in penury or those who have amassed wealth should both be grateful for all that is bestowed upon them by the almighty. Those who are ungrateful and do not show gratitude are destined for hell only.

For it is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.

There is Education and Education and is like a double edged sword. Who is objecting to a good education for your child nobody should be denied that by all means give your children good education but what about spiritual education we should never forget and neglect that. For one should not expect a Rose tree when we have sown the seeds of other flower. As per our Mazdayasni Deen if we divide it into 16 parts, out of it 14 parts pertains for our spiritual progress and Education and only 2 parts are reserved for our Mundane life.In the name of Education Moral degradation should not be prevalent in our education by giving undue importance to only economic and commercial prosperity.
In our natural human composition of body there are 5 Kuvat or faculties to be taken into consideration. They are 1) Kuvatey Tani 2) Kuvatey Hum kheshi 3) Kuvatey Eklakhi 4) Kuvatey Zamiri 5) Kuvatey Ruhani. The above 5 faculties of human can only be developed if sixth Kuvat 6) Kuvatey Zari or amassing of wealth is not given much importance.
Three laws in nature are behind any worldly operation that can make one prosperous or otherwise. They are:-
1) Mehrub Bit Tabey= Laws of science that work against nature’s machinery
2) Galeb Bit Tabey= Laws of science that over burden the nature’s machinery
3) Maglub Bit Tabey= Laws of Science that run parallel in attunement and in Harmony with nature’s machinery
Based on understanding these three natural laws our Education, and any Institution, Organizations and our functioning should be based upon.
We will inspect all the above three laws and come to conclusion on which of the above law our Education is based upon.
1) Mehrub Bit Tabey:- Mehrub= Going against, and Taebey= Nature. The natural laws that does not exist based upon that an activity or organisation is constructed and operates upon. In short those activities or organization that does not work upon the established laws and tenets as in prescribed by the Prophet of any religion that go against natural law. It should be known that any activity going against nature and its machinery is destined to be destroyed although outwardly it may seem to be working fine in the beginning. The reason behind it is Gehnamino and spiritual backwardness that go along with it always works fine in beginning but all that glitters is not gold and finally Spenamino victory will finally prevail over Gehnamino. Take example from Hormuzd Yasht as below:-
Kat Ashva Mazd vanat Dravantem= Can a Ashvan finally be victorious over Dravant full of daruji.??? The answer to this query is in affirmative. Ashva vanat Drujem, Ashva Vanat Dravantem= An Ashvan of ashoi will finally be victorious over Dravant or daruji.

2) Galeb Bit Tabey:- Galeb=To dominate, and Tabey=Nature. We are living in today’s world where science tries to imitate, dominate and behave as if it has understood Mother nature by trying to decimate Atoms, electrons, Protons and by experiments like Higgs Boson, Atom Accelerator, very large Hadron colliders and making Atom and Hydrogen Bombs that can destroy this earth 100 times and thus wasting in nature by dissecting four elements known as “Anasar”. Nature abhors wastage or “Ishraf” of any kind especially when one is trying to act like God himself. All these experiments which manipulate nature by Art or science are destined to destroy and plunder nature by force. Thus Galeb Bit Tabey is more dangerous than Mehrub Bit Tabey. Just as the burden of Mehrub Bit Tabey can be found in any time frame but in good times it is of lesser intensity than the bad times we are living in of Scientific Age, simillarly Galeb Bit Tabey need not be present in all ages as it can show its presence only in between two ages of good and bad times. When Galeb Bit Tabey surpasses its boundaries nature sets in and corrects it and thus heralds good times in future. But in all ages we can see science that is pro nature( Maglub Bit Tabey which is explained below) and Galeb Bit Tabey that tries dominance over nature the two opposing force of nature diametrically working against each other.

3) Maglub Bit Tabey:- Maglub=to merge with Asere Roshni white forces, and Tabey=Nature. Without opposing Mother Nature and working shoulder to shoulder parallel along with nature as its Co-worker, and working on constructive principle is the real meaning of Maglub Bit Tabey. It’s foundation is based in Harmony with Mother nature and thus is known as “Radih” or being righteous. It is called as Radih because it supports Asha the order on which this whole Universe operates with Spenamino. Thus Maglub Bit Tabey is ever lasting and those operating in tandem with it the end result is always successful and positive thereby strengthening Asere Roshni aiding the white forces of nature.

Now anybody can guess that on which of above category our education is based upon. For today after earning a degree we get a job and are so busy making a living out of life and one forgets to make a life out of a living.
Note:- Let us study the communities of today who are prosperous and look back at our ancestors too for their past lifestyle. Communities like Sikhs, Bohris, Muslims and Jews although they may be in any field of enterprise or service or even be it Entrepreneurship like business, they make it a point in moving along life in their traditional dress and attire not forgetting the religious principles based on their tenets of religion. They never forget fasting, Roza, Namaz, nor do they intake food that is considered as Haram in their religion. Kosher is for Jews or Halal in Muslims is very much prevalent, and daily attendance in their religious places. No matter whatever may be the situation the Sikhs never let go their religious belief of wearing a Turban and a beard. A family that eats and grows together are the ones who are successful. Today we have copied western culture and let go living in joint families, keep our elders in nursing homes, have separate rooms and even separate stoves for cooking, if at all we cook at home. We are worried about our jobs and its earnings only.

Today’s education without understanding it only cramming the lessons is important as far as examinations are concerned, after that we forget what we have learnt. In our academically inclined studies we acquire knowledge but wisdom can be achieved only if we are true to our religion. For Knowledge is knowing what to say but wisdom is knowing when to say. Thus by cramming for examination our vital energy, time, money all goes to waste for it is all forgotten after examinations are over. All this can be classified under first law of Mehrub bit Tabey which goes against nature.

Any thought, words or deeds outwardly although it may seem as good we have to observe and ask to ourselves that in which of the above three described category it can fit in the slot. The answer to our observations can be given in three different ways.

Observations and three methods of Judging things:-

1) With our god given gift of applying our minds we can see directly by the results of our actions. But sometimes the results are not immediately visible in our life time. For example a seed of a Banyan tree will take long time to grow which we may not see it in full grown capacity in our life time, same goes to our actions which may take some time to fructify. So that method wont serve our purpose all the time.

2) We can observe from our ancestors their way or lifestyle and judge how happy they were in their life time by being obedient to the customs and traditions followed and as given to us by our Prophet Vakhshurey Vakshuran Ramz-Go Ahurana Asho Spitaman Zarathustra Saheb. Thus we can with our observation come to conclusion whether our ancestors who have clung to age old customs were happy or we today who have one by one let go our time tested customs and traditions are really happy.

3) The third and the last method is a full proof method where we can judge whether our actions are conducive and rightfully excepted and in harmony with Nature. This method of observation is known as “Mahiyat”= Right Judgement.By following Ashoi Tarikats we can judge for ourselves by using our high keen sense of Mahiyat developed by following Ashoi all things in right perspective and in which of the above three categories our actions or deeds belong to. For our mode of Ratiocination or reasoning by our senses can come in another three categories described as under:- A) Vujub Bil Gayer B) Imkan Dar Nafs C) Mahiyat.
A) Vujub Bil Gayer:- is the sense of thoughts in which no reasoning is of his own but merely by observing from others which is also known as “herd mentality” and his thoughts are inclined to that thinking merely because other people do think and say so. Gayer=Something belonging to others and not his own. Such a manner of thinking is present in 95 % of humanity and those are lazy people who refuse to think on their own.
B) Imkan Dar Nafs:- is the sense of thought in which a person after hearing from others their reasoning adds reasoning of his own and thus arrives at half-baked conclusion based
on his own assumed philosophy. This type of thinking many people think in that manner which will not give correct results. He thus tries to influence his way of thinking on others by superimposing his belief on others as if it is the truth existing in nature. Such kind of thinking is prevalent in other 5 % of humanity.

The above two manners of thinking and judging at things are arrived at in absence of any Ashoi Tarikats followed by them. In such a confusing state of affairs how can we come to a much needed logical right answer. For who will decide when Doctors disagree ?? when they themselves are unaware of the three above mentioned laws. In such a case Mahiyat comes to our rescue.

C) Mahiyat:- is the highest and correct way of thinking/reasoning in which you can never go wrong in your Judgement and looking at things in a total unbiased way. But it is very difficult to find such a person who thinks in such a manner by following Ashoi Tarikats. Hard to find even 1 person out of 10,000 persons who looks at all things in right perspective and is known as Mahiyat. By following Ashoi Tarikats one can take notice of his true inner voice of his own conscience by developing his own Ahu and thus becomes aware of what is right in nature and what should one abstain from. Only such a person can be called as Mahiyat and has true capacity of Right Judgement, which can never be wrong for he can see through the nature with his inner eye. Thus two persons having Mahiyat powers can never have two different answers for same question. A person having Mahiyat will analyse a question by taking into use 9 rules of higher analytical grammar as under:-
a) Kum (Quantity)
b) Kef (Quality)
c) Azafey (Ascending order)
d) Aen (Body, Draft)
e) Vajeh (Composition)
f) Melk (Essence)
g) Mata (Dominating power of time and right time in nature for any work)
h) Fael (Kriya or inner working)
i) Enfal (Result of the performed Kriya)

In such a way for judging a question and answering it in form of Mahiyat the above analysis is required to arrive at the right conclusion and right answer for it, and he will know immediately what is right or wrong and against Asere Roshni.

All things in nature is made up of as per law of Jooft and Jooz which is explained below in Note form. Similarly Knowledge can also be classified under law of Jooft. The knowledge is as under:- 1) Ilme Sruto 2) Ilme Ataee. Ilme Sruto:- one can achieve by hearing a speech or by reading a book where as Ilme Ataee:- it can be achieved by practicing Ashoi Tarikats as shown by our Paigambar Saheb and by developing Ashoi an inspired Self Knowledge when one can never go wrong that comes out of one’s heart. Thus in ancient times knowledge was imparted by the Master to his disciple from Heart to Heart that is Seena Dar Seena and not by reading books. “Ilme dar Seena dar seena, Neh dar safina” = Real knowledge can be imparted by Guru shishya way, all other way of acquiring knowledge by books is impractical.

“Chati etli sachi, Potha etla thotha” The knowledge imparted through heart is the real knowledge or wisdom that can never be forgotten and bookish knowledge is not true knowledge.

Till one practises Ashoi tarikats the nature is not receptive to our queries or our need to know him. For as long as our passions comes in between our thirst for knowledge will be incomplete and one requires to have control over one’s passions. “Dil Kushad, Dil Azad; Dil azad, Dil Kushad.” The nature is embedded in our heart chakra but till we recognize our original nature lying dormant in our hearts we cannot experience or feel mother nature which is within us and no need to search outside. Ahum Mashim= Avesta word for natural ability within our inert heart to recognize and open up and make it “Kushad”. Till our Heart becomes pure and free = Dil Azad, by freeing from shackles of passion our heart does not recognize nature and Humata, Hukhata, Huvarashta of Yazads existing in nature.

Below reference of Note:- A manual of Khshnoom by P. Tavadia Page 411
Note of Jooz and Jooft Law:- The former is law of Polarity(Jooz) that is produce effect by opposition, and the latter is law of Duality(Jooft) that is producing effect by Co-operation. Both can give results, which may either be of Spenamino which means co-operating with nature in expediting the divine plan of Ahunavar. Or the result may be of Asere Tariki the issue leading to darkness under Gehnamino, the destructive or retarding principle that is temporarily retarding the divine plan. The two sleeves of our Sudreh remind us of these two laws prevalent in nature and we have to follow the path of light.

Regards,

Firdosh

Reference:- Mazdayasni Zarathosti Daen Mujab Zarathosti Tarabyat ni Asal Rudhi – by Ustad Saheb Behramshah Navroji Shroff



Friday, June 3, 2016

Reformists need to change and not the Orthodox



If Change is the constant factor in all times to come then reformists need to change for the good and not the Orthodox for the worst. Change for being better and not for degrading oneself to lower carnal desires. Reform is not a bad word after all, but those who want to reform religion in their ignorance wants to do away all that is sacred in the name of reform without even understanding what they want to discard is the kernel cream of religion and outwardly as a show want to hold onto only the past glory achieved by their forebears who achieved glory by being loyal to the cream and kernel of the religion and its long followed practices of rituals and tarikats known as “Daregyao Upyanao”= meaning long standing rules and regulations observed since ages which cannot be refuted or basic fundamentals of our religion. Today’s Parsees feel they are proud in being a Parsee which demands respect from other communities but they fail miserably to understand that very Parsi Panu for which our forebears were known for. First and foremost rule is they brush aside the very basic rule of Boonak Pasbani or preservation of seed. If we intermarry and cross breed can we ever preserve our Parsi Panu ??. We only cling to our past glory of eating good food like Dhan Saak, Patrani ni Macchi, Berry Pulav, Chicken Mutton Biryani, Kaju na Saus ni Machhi, Jardaloo ma Ghosh, Bhakra, Malido, Kor ni Saree and spacious houses our ancestors used to live in, our so very famous Baugs and colonies which other communities envy and feel how lucky we are. Pride is an antithesis to anything sacred and it is shortcoming of our character rather than a noble characteristic trait of being a Parsi. We should not be proud but be humble to God’s glory for he being merciful has allowed us to be born in such a great religion for our past good deeds. Nature does not forget anything and he being Just and merciful has rewarded us amply be giving us birth in such a noble religion for which we should be ever grateful and not be proud and look down upon other religions as being inferior to us. God in being just and merciful has showered upon our ancestors his countless blessing and we want to discard and let go those blessings in the name of being modern. All these ignorance by modern so called reformists is based on today’s Science who are atheists and who are blissfully unaware that God exists everywhere and thus is called as Omnipotent/Omniscient.

“The present day education has broken the usage of these old customs damning them as superstitious with the result that the community which never had produced a single prostitute during their exile of 12 centuries in India is showing contrary; a community which was honest to the hilt is degenerated, which was industrious is becoming lazy. The present day civilization is material hence it knows nothing about these spiritual things. The civilized of the present day call themselves rational. But the first rule of rationalism is broken by them that one should never pronounce an opinion about which he is ignorant.” ….. Reference:- Sequel to Essential of Zoroastrianism by Dr.F S Chiniwala, page 13

Kindly go through undermentioned thoughts by Late Jehangirji Chiniwala and what he had to say about Science and their so called pride in understanding nature with their rational thinking:-

Firdosh

Science forgets God and his existence – By Late Jehangirji S Chiniwala

So called reformists of new modern thinking have come out with a thinking based upon their own understanding that we in today’s modern technological advanced world we should do away with old out dated way of life which they label it as mere superstition and thus are appealing to faithful followers of our community who still practice what their forebears used to follow in the past. The modern so called reformists at the top of their voice are being fervently vocal to their wrong ideology of being pragmatic and practical and changing with the modern times keeping themselves apace to modern technology of science and thus demand change to old way of religion as practiced in the past. They want to spear head their thinking with one title of “Change and Reform” needed in our religion Some of the so called Reformists want to thrust upon other faithful followers their own way of reformed religion compatible to today’s fast paced life that they would like to follow and practice as per their own faulty thinking. Such modern thinking reformists in their wishful thinking or false conception known as “Dhakharo” even fail to grasp the Basics of our religion, nor do they even care to try and understand what lies in nature and its resources that has been instrumental in building up this time tested and irrefutable customs and long standing traditions that cannot be sacrificed in any times to come in future. The wishful thinking of such so called Reformists think that all that was being practiced in past cannot be done in today’s modern age as it is impractical, hence we should be pragmatic and change with the times by being shoulder to shoulder with the modern times.

Zarathusti deen like all other great religions is being given to us as per the will of God himself known as Divine Ahunavar. It is God made and not human made like many so called modern thinking Pragmatics would like to think their way contrary to the truth existing in nature. That is their false conception that has lead them to such an illogical conclusion. Our religion or for that matter any religion cannot be understood by our worldly logic and five senses. Something more is needed to understand it and that is known as faith.

In last century in Europe there was an exchange of religious ideas between top Scientists and Christian Priests. Scientists argued with the Christian Clergy that whatever that can be seen or experienced by us can be believed and not anything contrary to that. We the scientists do not take for granted the presence or existence of God (Dadar Ahura Mazda, Ameshaspands, and Yazads) as you all take it for granted.

The reply that Christian Clergy gave to the Scientists is worth taking a note of it. The Christian Clergy replied that we may be believing in God and his existence God (Dadar Ahura Mazda, Ameshaspands, and Yazads), but have you ever thought of what you believe in and take it for granted with your muscular lump of brain and its five worldly senses that go along with it, is that you are capable of understanding all the mysteries of nature hidden in bosoms of this world. This is your faulty thinking that has led to such an illogical conclusion for such false pride or illogical conclusion cannot be summed up even by your pet cat at home who also does possess such lump of muscular brain as all humans do have it.

Reference:- Dini Avaz Volume 1 Issue No. 4 June- July 1976 Page 6

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Afrasiyab the Turanian


Afarsiyab was by Dharma belonging to Asere Roshni or white side of nature but by Karma he belong to Asere Tariki or dark side of nature. How can that be possible ??

That we have to understand first:-

Paigambar Saheb mission on Earth:-

Parsee Avaz 13.09.1959
Paigambar Saheb’s mission on this earth was to destroy the Dev’s and the havoc created by them on this earth which was so far kept in check by the “Poryotakesh Nar” and Nar Asho Abeds of Iran but now it had become too hot for them to handle the situation which seemed to go out of control. “Geush Urva” the soul of the earth cried out in pain for the saviour and thus it was time for Paigambar Saheb to descend on this earth. His other mission in the end was to destroy the heavy elemental clouds formed out of Dev’s misdeeds known as “Tur-Bara-Tur” which if unchecked and not destroyed had the potential to destroy this very earth from its existence. Yet another mission was to bind the fiend “Azidahak” on Mt. Demavand. Nature works on as per basic laws which are bonded by divine plan of “Ahunavarya” and that law is known as “Mazda-daat” law on which “Mazdiyansni Deen” is based upon in which all other deen that will come in future are accommodated within. This law of Mazdadat is the first and the primeval law and is also known as “Par-daat” or “Pesh-Daat”. And the Nar Asho doing selfless service under this law of Pardat or Peshdaat were considered as “Pardaat Dahyupat”. The Peshdadyan Dynasty was amongst the first and foremost dynasty that were dedicated in eradicating Devs and their Devyasni to tolerable level as much as they can within their limits. Such “Pardaat Dahyupat Nar” were very advanced souls whose first four Chakras allegorically known as “Mount Ushideren” or their crowning glory were so developed and advanced right from their birth as they had already attained their own salvation but had come down for different purpose. Hence they were born with “Kavem Kharenoh” and “Farreh Yazadi” Khoreh right from their birth.

Aryans, Un- Aryans and Turanians:-

As per divine science disclosed by Ilme Khshnoom we come to know that right from “Gayomard” times till Peshdad Dynasty Padshahs who descended they all had “Kavem Kharenoh” within them. The “Kavem Kharenoh” is khoreh belonging to Dadar Ahura-Mazda himself. This Kavem Kharenoh was possessed and lasted till all the “Zuh” or “Zav” Padshahs. Later on as time passed by changes were found and now from “Kaykobad” times though they also did possess Kavem Kharenoh but slightly of lower sheen and shine and that was known as “Kayan Khoreh”. Thus after Peshdad Dynasty, Kayan Dynasty superseded it.
Poet Firdausi’s narration in his Shahnamah is representation of exact facts during the times of Peshdad and Kayan Dynasty and is a valuable source of ancient Iranian history for us. Such was the greatness and nobility of Peshdad Vansh Dynasty that they had their jurisdiction to “Airi” as well as “Un-Airi” civilizations and ruled both with justice. Later on Aryan foothold on Un Aryan countries began to weaken because they began tilting to devs side and thus they were known as Turanians. Afrasiyab was a Turanian Padshah who did big Amal and took help of “Tur-e-Frangas” powers of dark forces of nature and with its help won the loyalty of Devs only to be sent for their slaughter in hands of Irani Padshahs Pelvans. Such was his way of working though in favour of Devs but in reality his inner will was for the dev’s destruction and eradicating them from surface of the earth. Thus Afrasiyab had a big job at his hand and he was made for that purpose only and that is for sending the Devs to their imminent destruction by them facing Invincible Pehlavan like Rustom and other Asho Nar.

Demand and Supply:-
In nature there was an urgent need or demand for destruction of Devs Juggernaut and keeping it into check till Paigambar Saheb arrives and Afrasiyab supplied the Devs to imminent destruction by sending them one by one to Pehelvan like Rustom and other Poryotakesh Nar of Iran. Thus Afrasiyab was serving white side of nature although apparently it seemed otherwise.
Jehan Pehelvan Rustom:-
Thus on one side were Turanians with Afrasiyab as its general and other side was Rustom of Iran lineage who was invincible for he had protection of “Seen Amru” Abed saheb. On right side of Rustom was protection of Sherevar Ameshaspand, on his left side was victorious Behram Yazad and thus he could never be defeated by anybody, and Dami Upman Yazad protection over his head by which Rustom Pehelvan can never be deceived by deceit of Dev or Pari and its evil magic spell spun like a web. He with his “Rakhsh” horse made a formidable champion of Iran which no Dev however powerful he may be can be of any match to him. Rustom was protected by talismanic leather Armour shield called as “BubreBayan” which was consecrated by King Jamshed himself in past and kept in safe place to be used later by Rustom Pehelvan.
“Seen-Amru Abed” guided Rustam to Alburz Mountains for bringing down Kai-Kobad who belonged to Faredun Padshah blood line or lineage and who possessed Kayan Khoreh also known Fareh Yazaty Khoreh. Kaikobad was thus made Dahyupat monarch of Iran hence forth.



Jehan Pehelvan Rustam with his invincible Babre Bayan armour and his Horse Raksh


Right from the beginning when this earth changed from Garodeman to Drujodeman when Devs and their devyasni created mayhem and destruction on this earth there was constant battle with Spenamino and Gehnamino and Turanians who were once brothers of Iran had a change of heart and thus they came on side of Devs and obeyed them. Thus the constant battle with Turanians and Iranians.
When face to face battle was about to begin with Afrasiyab on one side as Turanian general and Rustom who had to yet prove of his capability to lead Iran faced each other. Afrasiyab considered Rustam as a novice and underestimated his ability and thus brushed him off as a mere youngster.



Rustam and Afrasiyab Face off in battle

Rustam had been warned beforehand about Afrasiyab by “Zalezar” and he gives advice to Rustam to be careful of him in Shahnamah as below:-

Shavad Kuhe Ahan chu Darya e Aab
Agar Beshnavad naam e Afrasiyab

Translation:-
By merely hearing the name of Afrasiyab a mountain of steel will start shivering due to fright and melt into a sea of water.

Rustam with Kaviyani Zanda in hand and a huge army of Iranian accompanied by battle hardened knights like Pehlvan Mehrab, Nodar and Goshtohem equally distributed on his right and left side, and other seasoned warriors like Karan and Keshavan in centre as middle order accompanied by Dahyupat Kaikobad and Zalezar Pehelvan with war cry and battle drums straight away went into enemy within aiming for Afrasiyab himself. Rustam with his bare hands in one heave lifted Afrasiyab from his waist from horse and tried to drag him to Kaikobad Padshah. Afrasiyab realized that he was not dealing with an ordinary warrior but his Turanian army outnumbered Rustam and thus Afrasiyab manged to free himself from the vice like grip of Rustam Pehlvan.



Rustam Lifting Afrasiyab from his waist who was saddled on horse

Rustam with his Kaviyani Zanda and his battle hardened warriors with Kaikokabad Padshah watching the battle scene with Turanians

Afrasiyab thanked his stars for being alive. He knew now he had to manage and keep himself alive and away from Rustam Pehelvan for he had other plan of sending Devs to Rustam and Iran and thus was ready for truce with Iran.


Now to know more about “Azi-Dahak” let us go back in Time Machine and have a peep in pre Rustam Era much before him when this earth was considered as heaven or “Garodeman” and Ahriman had not entered this earth:-

Reference:- Nikhiz Volume 1 Page 457

When this earth belonged to Garodeman of Aeryanem Vaej, Iran was spread on whole of earth. The scenario changed during the reign of evil King Zohak and this earth became Drujodeman. Before Zohak’s period Ahriman would enter on this earth like a thief but did not succeed in his evil intentions for he had no place to dwell on this Earth as whole earth belonged to Iranvaej, but Zohak with his evil intentions was able to turn Earth Chakras and thus allowed rule of Dev to succeed. Thus there was two types of rule on this earth 1) Drujo Deman 2) Aivi thrishwa of Garodeman. Shah Faredoon was only able to temporarily set check on it. This is amply and illustrated by Mythological description in Shah-Namah by Firdausi Tusi as Zohak set as prisoner on Mt. Demavand who is on verge of escape at dawn by sucking the iron shackles in which he was bound but at crack of dawn by crowing of Murg of sarosh Yazad he is bounded again. Thus Shah Faredoon puts his constant check on Zohak and his evil way.

The above Mithra is entwined in “Afrin Haft Ameshahspand” para 8 in our Afringan prayers complied by Rad Dasturan Dastur Adarbad Marespand and is as below:-

Avjayar damey Ahuramazda, va avashinad damey Ahriman …………Hamazor Aurvand koh, Hamazor Raevand Koh, Hamazor Meh-Parseen Koh, Hamazor Daemavand, Ke draavand Bivrasp Andar Aoy Basta Aestad…………..

Translation:- May there be increase manifold in the creations of AhuraMazda, may there be reduction manifold of the creations of Ahriman, may we attune to Mountains of AhuraMazda where Ashoi is practised and so is full of tranquillity over there. May we attune Hamazor to the mountains of Aurvand, Raevand , Meh-Parseen Koh, and Demavand Koh where that evil Ahriman with strength of ten thousand steeds is bonded in Demavand Mountains. Ten denotes perfection, but that was perfection in evil magic.

Above Reference:- Pazend Prayers Series No. 1 Page 30-32 By Late Ervad Phiroze S.Masani

More about Shah Faredoon and Azidahak:-

Reference:- Parsee Avaz 13.09.1959
To understand about Azidahak and its prevalence in this universe is very difficult for us to grasp. This physical earth is made up of 4 elements. The purpose of existence of this Universe is to alchemize and make these 4 elements very subtle first, then it has to be converted first into “Gav-Avo-Mand” and lastly converted to pure Light or “Noor”. “Azi Dahak” tries to prevents this alchemization process of turning 4 elements to Noor. That’s his job because he is agent of Ahriman. His main aim is to further fan these passions lying dormant in our physical body into unholy activity thus preventing alchemizing process in humanity of converting 4 elements to Noor. Thus Azi-Dahak is co worker of Satan due to which ten vices are born. Number Ten denotes perfection, but unfortunately it is perfection of vices. Diagonally opposite force of “Thretaun” which belongs to white forces of “Spenamino” in nature opposing this evil “Azi-Dahak” force. Zohak Padshah was unfortunately the worshipper of these Azi-Dahak force in nature. Shah Faredoon possessed this “Thretaun” force of Spenamino within him.

From our extant Avesta prayers it can be proved that Shah Faredoon used to invoke this “Thretaun” forces of Spenamino with the help of Amal invoking blessing of Avan Yazad and Gosh Yazad. Shah Faredoon, his ancestory and importance of his “Kuniyat” is noted down in our din as blessings of white side of nature, where this Padshah has by amal of Asishvangahu invoked and created a link “Paivand” of Asha in this Kuniyat.

In Ram Yasht there is a mention of Kavirintem Drujitano which is highest form of Azi Dahak force and King Zohak made use of this dark forces by invoking spells of Agha Mantra which was visible in form of evil bird flying in the sky. Shah Faredun with his mighty powers was able to capture this Kavirintem Drujitano but such an act of his took heavy toll on Shah Faredun which cost him loss of his eye sight…………. Ref:- Parsee Avaz 13.9.1958

Note:- The actions of ordinary humans done is known as “Kerdar” which meets us at Chinvat pool after our death. Whereas gigantic actions and deeds of padshahs and Poryotakesh Nar that aids and helps white side of Nature throughout long stretch of time are known as “Kuniyat.” Thus even today from this Kuniyat built by Shah Faredoon which is ever present in “Mino Gaas” built by Paigambar Saheb which helps the white side of nature in their ever tussle against dark forces in nature. This Kuniyat Built by Shah Faredoon is known as “Afsun-e-Shah Faredoon” which we pray in form of Nirang as an Amal of Manthra, because the victory giving Kuniyat of Shah Faredoon Talesam is ever present in “Mino Gaas” built by Paigambar Saheb.

Afsun-e- Shah Faredun:-
Today we have with us prayers of Afsun-e- Shah Faredun which is very effective because it receives its powers from already built Kuniyat of Shah Faredoon ever present in Mino Gaas of Paigambar Saheb. Shah Faredun fathers name is “Athavyan” as can be found in our Avesta prayers. As per Ilme Khshnoom the other name of “Athavyan” ( Avesta) which can be found in Shah Namah of Firdausi Tusi is known as “Aatbin” who was son of Jamshed. So lineage goes like this- Jamshed his son - Atbin or Athavyan( Av.) - his son Faredun. The spiritual status of Athavyan as a Naar was immense, and he managed to create huge kerdar ( Not Kuniyat) of Gaav which had Keherp of Faresta within. The names of kerdar of Athavyan of varied intensity is given below:- 1) RamakGav e Athavyan 2) Jifargav e Athavyan 3) Spetgav e Athavyan 4) Rayagav e Athavyan 5) Borgav e Athavyan 6) Saokgav e Athavyan 7) Purgav e Athavyan 8) Kerdargav e Athavyan 9) Nayok Gav e Athavyan. Such was the immense strength of Gav possesed by Athavyan but who was ultimately killed by the hands of Zohak. Faredun who was the youngest son of Athavyan was reared in Alburz ranges of high mountains who will later with help of “Kaveh Ahangar” defeat and kill Zohak.

More about Aryans, Un- Aryans and Turanians:-

Cont’d From Nikhiz Vol. 1 Page 457 onwards:-

The reigns of Shah Faredoon’s sovereignty was handed over and divided with three of his sons namely Eruch, Salem, and Tur. The Devs when they were unable to get strong hold on this Earth they played dirty as is their true Characteristic trait and tempted two of his sons namely Salem and Tur on their side by teaching them Adha Manthra and powers associated with it thus converted them on their side. Thus 2/3rd of this earth became of Drujo-Deman and 1/3rd which was before of Aar- Mithra of white side ( Aar= Straight) were now belonging to Turya-Mithra. The Devs managed in their game plan to divide and spoiled the Manashni of humans. Grave discord set in amongst human kind. Thus what was before constant tussle between Aryans and Un-Aryans now changed over and now in the un-Aryan group those Aryans who had now been converted on side of Devs became known as “Turya-Aryans” or “Turanians” who now fought against Aryans who were once their own brothers. The Turanians began succeeding because the revolt was from within. Nine Herculean attempts were made in their tussle between the two groups of Aryans and Turanians. In the first instance Eruch one of sons of Shah Faredoon was slaughtered by treachery so Fardoon was grieving loss of his favourite Son Eruch. That was victory for Devs, and Sovereignty of Aryans were weakened, and Devyasni proliferated rapidly after Eruch’s death, which needed to be put in check. This was done by “Minocheher” which turned the battles in favour of Aryans. But in the third attempt Devs again through Turanians managed to have a upper hand. That was the time when Afrasiyab was around. PoryoTakesh Naar of “Sam-e-Savar” Khandan with great difficulties managed to keep Devs under check. Even Afrasiyab himself was inwardly afraid of growing influence of Devs being victorious at that time.

The Lineage of Poryotakesh Nar right from Gayomard the first man on this earth, Peshdadiyan Dynasty and Kayan Dynasty till before Paigambar Saheb descended on this earth for his mission can be seen from the Afrin e Haft Ameshapand prayer (Para 14) from Afringan prayers:-

Anoshe ravan Baad, Ravan e radan, Dasturan, Mobedan, Hervadan,………………. Anoshe Ravan baad, Ruvan e Gayomard, va Hushang, va Temurasp, va Jamshid, Fredun, va Minocher Bami, va hujobeh Tahmaspan, Kai-kobad, Kai-Kaoos, Kai-Shyavux, Kai-Khushru, Kai-Lohrasp, Kai-Vistasp

With help of Kai-Vistasp Padshah Paigambar saheb spread deen by repairing Mazdayasni deen and called it as Mazdayasni Zarathusti deen

Ref:- Pazend Series No 1 By Ervad Phiroze S. Masani Page 34 to 36

Afrasiyab took sweet Revenge on the Devs:-

Now Afrasiyab realized the folly of two sons of Faredoon Tur and Salem who changed sides in favour of Devs and remained in constant Mithra that the Sovereignty of the Devs do not increase any further and wished defeat in their every nefarious deeds. The Turanians who considered Devs as their new Masters created such Havoc with Agha manthra, Black Magic evil spell, concocted Deceit that Afrasiyab found difficult to face them and defeat them. Nor did the Iranians have any full proof plan to negate Devs in their own game plan. Hence Afrasiyab realized the futility in openly siding with the Iranians against the juggernaut of Devs. He decided to have his own “sweet revenge” against Devs by posing as a well-wisher of Devs and Turanians. That was his real purpose for which he was born and nature had made him for that only. Just as Satan can be subjugated by Ghenamino because after all Ghena is a Mino meaning servant serving Dadar Ahura Mazda doing the dirty work of exhuming evil dev and their dirty intentions out of hiding in their Dens. That is tempt the Devs into committing sins by posing as their friend but in reality helping white side of nature of bringing the devs out in the open and their nefarious deeds to consequences. In the same way Afrasiyab with the help of “Tur e Frangas” powers to tempt the evil devs into crossing its limits of evil deeds and thus making it as a spent force and making it impotent and side by side bringing them to consequence of divine justice befalling upon them. All this happens because of law of Limit and Justice operating in nature. Once the evil crosses its limits justice sets in and prevents it going any further.

“Ture e Frangas” powers that Afrasiyab used in aiding and abetting the Sephli Arvahis entities or aliens who spinning web of deceit and their black magic created havoc on earth and thus came out of hiding from their safe hideouts. Thus they were exposed to “Roshan Zamir” of Abeds who thus decimated Devs asunder to pieces. Thus this earth works on Principal of “Skerenyao” liked a screw thread which appears to go inside but in reality the screw is coming out. Thus spreading order out of Chaos, because after all dark forces of evil however strong it may be but is always a shade smaller than white forces. Thus Afarsiyab sacrifice his own progress and himself becomes an active member of the devs and being party to their crimes committed seeming to appear as true friend of the Dev, but in reality he was helping Spena by giving him chance of being a task master for the devs, thus converting Satan and his evil to “Gaavyodad”. All this happens in full acknowledgement through Zarathustra and “Thworestar” Yazad as medium or through their “Marefat”. But Afrasiyab made two grave mistakes due to the fact that he was associated and hand in glove with the Devs, even in reality he was opposing them. That mistake was he killed by treachery Nar Asho Agreras, and Shyavax Nar Asho. Ref:- Parsee Avaz 30.08.1959



Kaikhushru Padshah of Kyan Khoreh executing Afrasiyab on his killing Nar Asho Shiyavux - Shah Namah

Reference(below):- Nikhiz Volume 1 Page 101

Note for Payu Thworestar Yazad:-
“On every day different Yazad functions on this earth working in different way and that is purpose of us saying Roj Nek nam Roj pak naam in all our prayers and they work for alchemizing the Dravao through Payu and Thworestar. A human who is tempted by Angramino sins and thus he receives judgement and is condemned for his Sins This way his druj gets converted to Gav and he moves towards Spenti. Thus Ruvan’s Spenti is developed by Yazat known as Thworeshstar, and Payu checks and prevents the Ruvan in degrading himself from Spenti earned. Thus all Yazats working every day in different way have common objective serving as “PayuThworeshtar” Yazad, and this is known as Humata- Hukhata- Havarshta of Yazata, having Keherp filled with Rai.”

Thus Afrasiyab sacrifices his own progress and becomes party to crimes of Dev, and thus gives opportunity to Spena to convert Druj to spenti by converting Satan to Gavyodad. Afrasiyab becomes so involved with the Devs by his support that he became himself became a Magician so proficient in black Art himself. Although he covered himself up never allowing his true intentions to be known to Dev. But day and Night Afrasiyab inner thoughts or Batein Mithra were inclined towards Roshni, and contemplating how to destroy Devs and their barbaric ways. Hence even offsprings of Afrasiyab were of very high Buniyad or seed having Yazadic characteristic traits of Son Grandeur than his father in all his skills or “Baap karta Beto savayo”. Afrasiyab being related to Iran Monarch Kekhushroo Padshah having Kayan Khoreh. Hence Afrasiyab by Dharma belonged to Asere Roshni but by Karma belonged to Asere Tariki or darkness. By making Devs so self-confident in their evil plan that they came out in open and got caught offgaurd thus Devs getting exposed before Poryotakesh Rathestar Naar of Iran, so were decimated and hunted down one by one.

The secret of imminent success in favour of Poryotakesh Nar was the surprise element and the right moment in nature for the attack against Devs which gave them a upper edge towards their destruction. Thus reasonable balance was maintained and even if they were unable to subjugate the Devs completely surely they were not allowed to proliferate any further.

Thus after victory of Minocheher against Devs, Iran made a hasty retreat twice and they seemed to be losing the grip in their battle against Devs. But fourth time victory was in favour of iran thanks to battle hardened warrior leader by the name of “Auzoebey”. Iran became once again victorious against Devs, and Afrasiyab had to back off.

The fifth time again the devs were victorious or so it seemed and Afrasiyab had a upper hand against Iran. Only to be subjugated sixth time against Kersasp Phelevan but not before death of their valient Rathestar “Nozer”.The Devs and their Turanians supporters were at the top of world feeling with their Sorcery and black Magic spreading everywhere. But Iran not lagging behind refused to accepting defeat. At that time the Poryotakesh Nar regrouped and this time Abeds came to the rescue of Iran and thus Rathestars Nar received a divine boost in their strength against every cunning tricks adopted by Devs. Abeds like “Seemurg” and “Hom” as is described in Shah namah epic came to the rescue of Poryotakesh Naar. At that time “Kaiykobad” Padshah of Kyan Khoreh ascended the throne of Iran , But again the Devs seemed to have an upper hand against Iran. This scale of balance seemed to tilt in favour of Iran when “Kaikaoos” of Kyan Khoreh became the Monarch. During the third Monarch “Kaikhushroo”having kyan Khoreh again the balnce titled in favour of Devs and thus was the time of Paigambar Saheb to descend. It was Kaikhushroo Padshah saheb who was allotted the benevolent powers necessary as tools “ Auzar” for Farshokereti.

Reference(below):- Pg 458 Nikhiz Vol 1

Note for Auzar:-
“When ever Devyasni increases to intolerable limits on earth, Kaikhushru Padshah Saheb is authorized by Paigambar Saheb to keep Devyasni under check with his special powers known as “Auzar“ = tools. These Auzar can be in any manner be it Monetary wealth in gold hiden in Talesmanic place to fight Devs or required Khastar that is hidden in Talesam is made available by Kaikhushroo Padshah saheb to fight Devyasni to be used in right time in nature. Special manpower divinely connected are needed for the protection of Talesam and Kaikhushroo Padshah Saheb is in charge during such difficult times. In all this battles with Iran and Turanians Afrasiyab was very much involved in his special task of bringing the devs into open only to be systematically killed by Rathestar Nar. Note:- In very near future during times of Shah Behram Varjawand Kaikhushroo Padshah will play his part, that is why his name is said in Tandarosti prayers.”
Reference:- Nikhiz Volume 1 Page 561 onwards

Paigambar Saheb who is also known as “Ahura na Zarathustra” descended on this Earth to spread message or “Paigam” of AhuraMazda and thereby making him happy. The “Tevishi”= wish of Ahura pertains to “Khsnothra AhuraheMazda”. And to set that Tevishi in motion “Kaam Anjam”, Paigambar Saheb had to descend on this earth so that he can keep a check on augmenting powers of Ahriman and the Devs along with humans known as Turanians aiding and abetting them. “Khoda Paak Iran” with Rathestar Poryotakesh Nar were performing this duty upto now but they too seemed to be not very effective in curtailing Devs and their ever growing mayhem they created on this earth. The confusion of the Devs had to be cleared and certain Balance or “Putman” had to be achieved and too much of excess and too much of deficieny had to be brought to balance. For that purpose no less than a soul or calibre of Zarathustra having Yazatic powers who can be also called as Neem Yazad had to show up, after the heart rendering appeal by Geush Urva or Earth’s soul to do something about it.

Zarathustra was co-worker or “Nayab” of “Bahman Ameshaspand” in Nisti which is not immortal like Hasti but is destined for destruction after its purpose is served for which Nisti was established. Thus Bahmand Ameshaspand is the Tevishi of Ahura in Hasti that attunes itself to “Khsnothra AhuraheMazda” vibration Mithra of Ahura. The main function of Bahman Ameshaspand is to live and let live which is Gospandi Mithra, so that Ahura is Happy “Khsnothra AhuraheMazda” and this happiness can spread everywhere in Nisti. Hence Zarathustra is called as Nayab of Bahman Ameshaspand. The spiritual progress of complete humanity can be achieved only through selfless service which is impersonated by “Gavyodad” the Godha of Kaikaoos Padshah having Kayan Khoreh. Ahriman is nothing else but an obstruction in developing Gav in a human being. Every human being does poses within himself Gaav powers which are untapped by us and lying latent within. But Ahriman with his weapon of “Kherdastard” places one veil after another towards Gaav powers dormant in human beings. When “Kherdastard” powers of Ahriman works than a human being commits Sin which he repents later. That is real meaning of Gavyodad Godha of Kai Kaoos Padshah having Kayan Khoreh.

A true nature of Selfless and Selfish person:-
Difference between Selfless Gaav or Gavyodad and Selfish “nature of Dev that can only lead to “Azangha”= Misery, is that we out of ignorance begin to attract Ushtan of other Ruvan instead of our own Ushtan hoping that we will gain fast by the addition of that other person’s Ushtan our path and approach towards Noor and progress fast to Frashokereti. This ignorance forces us to snatch things away from others for our own progress using short cut method.

Note:- This selfish nature of varying degree can be found in all humans in our daily chores we do every day. We all do see how we move in jam packed Traffic where even an inch of space is used and snatched from others for the benefit of the person in hope of reaching his destination faster. Our destination is Frashogard and not reaching our office for earning more income. Same case can be found in trains arriving at station and how we make a beeline for snatching a window seat.

The “Mashya” of evil mentality are under this dark spell of ignorance.The Evil powers of “Ture-Frangas” although side with Ahriman but in reality in the end Satan powers will get exhausted and dissolve. That is what is meant by “Skerenyao” effect meaning out of Chaos order will set in like a principle that governs moving of screw as explained above. Just like “Yim” and “Ghenamino” work in pair similarly Ture-Frangas( evil magician of demonolatry skills) and Satan which has been fed by Ture Frangas are two ends of same pole.

Reference:- Khordeh Avesta Ba Khshnoom By Dr Saheb Fararoze Chiniwala see Footnote on Page 107, & also pg. 386

Note for Mashya:-1) (Avesta) humans with ordinary knowledge on path of Frashogard 2) Insan/human however of goodness he may claim to have but yet if bereft of Asha force within him can also be called as Mashya 3) Humans who succumb to passions at the nick of time who are selfish and of materialistic kind can also be included in Mashya category.Hence there is a vast difference between Nar Ashwan and an ordinary Mashya like us.

Reference:- Nikhiz Volume 1 Page 434

Note for Yim:-

“There are three kind of Yim:- 1) The first Yim is that Yazatic powers which we try to attune the Fravashi of “Yim Shaeta” of Ahura the impersonal God which is like a sea of calm blackness which we cannot even imagine. That Yim does its own work of spreading Roshni in this Universe by working along with Ghenamino in pair and thus by reaching the ignorant soul to their inevitable consequence or “Anjam” using Law of Akem Akai.

2) The second Yim is that of Jamshed padshah himself as a Nar whose Ruvan pertains and belongs to this powers of “Yim Kshaeta” ever existent in Universe. This second Yim has been entrusted the constructive work to be done for the next Zarvaneh Daregho Khadat cycle of 81,000 years building a safe haven for those pairs of humans and animals bearing seeds of holiness that has to be rescued from last deluge and which has to be preserved for the next coming Zarvaneh Dareghkhadateh (Z.D.K). Thus this safe haven built by Jamshed is known as “Yimkard Var” or “Mainyavim Gaetha”which is also dwelling place of deceased ruvans which undergoes further training by holy masters in their quest for Frashokereti.

3) The third Yim belongs to Soshyosh Nar who descends at the time of floods or world Deluge that occurs at the end of every 81,000 years cycle of Zarvaneh Daregho khadateh and as is mentioned in other religious books as in Bible before deluge brings the best pair of humans and animals in pair “Noah’s Arch” to safety of high end mountain also known as “Yimkard Var” the Var belonging to Jamshed Padshah or “Varjamkard”.”

Now we continue after Skerenyao effect as explained above before small Note. The Khoreh of Paigambar saheb and Iranian Khoreh and their Ushtan prevents Satan in its path. Thus Ture Frangas co worker of Satan tries to plunder the good Ushtan of Iran and Zarathustra, this is very discreetly written as “Ramz” or coded in Zamyad Yasht.

Tur -e- Frangaz went all the way to Zareh Vourukash another divine protective sea surrounding this Earth and made three attempts to capture the Khoreh of Zarathustra but was unsuccessful, finally he decided to hide in vegetation. Avan Ardivisur Banu Yazad prevents and obstructs all the game plans of Ture Frangas.

All this Ramz are in Avesta prayers of Avan yasht. Avan yazad can grant boon to those who are true to himself and those who does Amal of Avan Yazad for 40 days. The Ramz of Avan Yasht says it all that it can grant wishes but the wish gets fulfilled only if the wish is reasonable lawful and not evil wishes asking for something that can be granted at all. Afrasiyab instead of asking for a boon from Hormuzd Yazad asks for boon from Avan Yazad hence many would consider Afrasiyab as idol worshipper but such is not the case. Afrasiyab demanded Khoreh of Paigambar saheb for his own personal use which Avan yazad could never agree to it for that would lengthen the Frashogard process longer. Hence Afrasiyab’s demands were unlawful and of selfish nature hence he was not granted the boon by Avan Ardavisur Banu.

Afrasiayab asking for boon from Avan Ardavisur Yazad only in vain:-

Reference:- Nikhiz Vol 1 Page 563

Hushang, Jamshed, Kersasp, Kaus Padshah they all performed big Amal of Avan Ardivisur Banoo Yazad and asked for boon from her wishing for 100 horses, 1000 horses, 10,000 small Gospand. That is allegorical machinery of divine Keherp having that much horse power of needed Gav which Avan Yazad obliged them with it for their face off and fight against Devs machinery. Even Hormuzd has been depicted as asking for the boon from Yazad of Abundance and fertility Avan Ardavisur Banu. Dadar AhuraMazda asked for the success of Zarathustra as governed by HIS will pertaining to Hom. Further describing Hom as like Hom Sali used as Barsam, Hormuzd wished success for Hom to be able to entwine around Gav like a Barsam and Hom sali. As per Daena also known as Conscience of Dadar Ahura Mazda where in lies Mithra of Spenti and Hom, that whole machinery Zarathustra be able to shoulder it with success, that was the Murad of Ahura Mazda and that boon was asked by Ahura Mazda from Avan Yazad which was granted.

Although Avan Yazad being Yazat of abundance and fertility will grant the boon only if the demands are lawful. Afrasiyab did Amal of Avan Ardavisur Banu for 40 days but his wish was not granted simply because of his unjust and unreasonable demands which were being driven by Tur e Frangas powers which works opposing Spenti forces and aspiring to rule the Nisti world with one Murad of destruction of it, which Avan Yazad does not grant his unreasonable demands. Afrasiyab’s wish was to control and plunder Khoreh of Paigambar saheb and khoreh of Iran and its Rathestar and thus make Ture Frangas victorious which was an impossible dream, dreamt by Afrasiyab.

Spenamino and Gehnamino continuous battle:-

There is an ongoing continuous battle in “Macro-Cosmic world” between Spenamino and Gehnamino which will last till Frashogard is reached when all evil will be transmuted to Gaav. “As above so Below”. Similarly we too in our tiny Microcosmic world in our body are at war within. Sometimes we listen to good intuition and some times we brush it off and lean towards evil thoughts and thus commit sin. But to listen to our voice of conscience we have to make ourselves available to have a ear to listen to our prick of conscience. And that is where our Deen gives us hope and Tarikats step in. The purpose of observing Tarikats of Ashoi is to sharpen our ability to hear prick of conscience and act accordingly. That is why Sudreh Kusti has been given to us as Bakhtar or shield. The Kusti is worn on our waist near navel which is 12th Chakra of Adar Froba Atash which is exhalted. But above that is 11th Chakra of intestines which is seat of our likes and dislikes, which is seat of all illness. Immediately below our 12th Chakra of Navel is the 13th Chakra of our genitals which is seat of Satan temptations. So a balance has to be achieved and constant battle going on in our body we have to fight our own battle even with failure we have to get up and walk towards our march to Farshokereti where our salvation lies.

“Nar Asho Frajand Jayad, Key Aeran darad, naam Barad, Dushman Janad, va dud afrojad, va Darud. Atha Jamyat yath afrinami”

Translation:-
May Nar Asho offsprings be born that can protect Iran for ever, and vanquish the enemies of Iran and may its lineage increase many times that will herald peace. May my wishes fructify into reality. Amin

Ref:- Pazand Series No 1 by Ervad Phiroze S. Masani Page 24-25 from “Afrin ba name Bujorgan” in our Afringan Prayers.

Firdosh








Thursday, May 5, 2016

Afringan, Baaj, Farokhshi and Satoom prayers

A man however sinful will attract his elements towards him after death which is nourishment of Noor for his soul, and he will get anushehi Ruvan ni in however small doses it may be. That is the real nourishment. Thus by each birth he increases his Rai. ……….. Ref:- Ardaviraf-namah Page 209.

The prayer of Afringan has its purpose. The Murad of Afringan:- Afringan prayers helps the Ruvan in such a manner that Ruvan with its gathered Rai through several births cycles is capable of understanding nature as much as his Rai is developed. Afringan prayers aides and helps the ruvan in that direction and sharpens his Kherad. Thus by conducting Afringan prayers Dadar Ahura Mazda and yazats showers upon us the much needed blessings so very essential to understand our role to be played in nature and our march to Frashokereti as a step in direction to perfection……….. Ref:- Parsee Avaz dated 26.12.1971 Page 4

Ref:- Parsee Avaz 11.04.1971 Page 4:-

Murad of Baaj and its purpose:-

Baaj, Ejashney, Vendidad are Pavmahal Kriya. But Baaj is Hushmordi and Paavmahal Kriya as well or it is the in-between link that joins both. By Baaj prayers the Vasna or undesired negative attraction the Ruvan has developed towards this Earthly attraction is broken or dissolved.

Farokhshi Kriya its purpose and Murad:-


When the Ruvan seperates from his Physical body at the time of death manifests itself slowly on upper part of “Kangdez” near Chinvat and resurrects itself forming similar Physical form as he had during his life time on earth but his form is of very subtle nature having divine wisdom and being enlightened true to nature and his own self. This resurrection of soul at Kangdez is known as “Vizvao Tanu” in Avesta, and in Pazend it is known as “Iristekhiz” or “Ristakhiz”stage of the Ruvan. It is due to this stage of Iristikhiz that Ruvan arrives at Chinvat and meets it Kerdar which elemental form erected out of his deeds on Earth, and by seeing his Kerdar he now realizes his past mistakes and thus develops “Kherad”. Hushmordi prayers of Farokhsi aids in building of Kherad at the time of Ristakhiz.

The Murad of Satoom Kriya and its purpose:-

The “Ajab” or the burden the Ruvan has to bear after his corporal death has to be lifted. Satoom Kriya helps him in relieving Ajab on soul.

Satoom No Kardo: Pages 725 to 727 Parsee Vegetarian and Temperance Society - PVTS Khordeh Avesta

This satoom prayers is taken from Yajashne Ha 26 and certain part taken from Fravardin yasht itself and is from ancient times this prayers of Sattom is a kriya by itself known as Gujrela Ruvan matey Satoom or Astam.
It is not to be prayed like Ruvan ni patet from start to finish. But like Afringan, Baaj and farokhshi Kriyas, Satoom too is an Aipi ni Kriya meaning it is better if you perform at home( satoom) where the deceased resided or in surrounding of his/her Aipi at home. In past when everybody were having faith on important Tarikat of segregation during menses their homes were pinnacle castles of Ashoi and hence such Aipi Kriyas were done in home only but now in absence of observation of such important tarikat such Aipi Kriyas are done in Agiary. With every Kriya performed its Keherp and its Farsehta is manifested if done properly soul is benefitted and its beneficial effects befalls on the Kerdar or elemental formed by deeds of soul when he was alive on earth.
The items necessary for conducting this Kriya is as follow:-Satoom prayers to be done away from Juddins sight and earshot in a pure place selected at home by spreading Setranji and placing Atash Afarganyu over it and side by it a metal elevated tripod stand known as “Anni” and a Khumcha over Anni is placed where home cooked food like Rotli Milk and water kalasyo and simple food and a bit of Fruit Mava is put in a clean washed Khumcha. Caution:- No Non – Veg food should be put in the Khumcha. In olden days at the foot of “Anni” a plate with a small morsel of food is kept reserved for the house pet or the dog known as Kutra no Buk. Wear padan. After satoom kriya is over do Loban and then give morsel from plate to the dog for eating it. The cooked food in satoom should be consumed by family members and holy water in kalasyo poured in plants . If no plants then that holy water can be spilled in Umbar of house. This satoom kriya can be prayed in any Geh and on Rojgar of the deceased at home or on Fravardin Roj. Because it is Kriya for dead. Note:- 1) Ahmai Rascha,2)Part of Jasme Avengah Mazda, and 3) Kerfeh Mozda should not be prayed and has to be skipped. Jasme Avengeh Mazda can be prayed from start Jamse avengeh Mozda, Jasme avengeh Mozda, Jasme avengeh Mozda, ameh utashtey Hurodeh……till ………vanantyaoscha Upartato. (The inbetween line of Ramno Khastraeh…………….till……… yat te asti spento-Maenyoem should not be prayed and omitted.) The last line ……..Thvashe Khadatey, Jarvaney akarney, Zarvaney Darego Khadateh Ashem Vohu 1 has to be prayed in the end.

Patet Ravan Ni: Pages 632 to 642 PVTS Khordeh Avesta

What is necessary for us to know is when a Ruvan ni Patet can be done and when it should be avoided, and the benefits of such prayers.

1) Before last moment of a person dying the Mithra of Patet has to be recited and continuos Ashem Vohu has to be recited in ears of the person.
2) From the moment the person expires till Charam Bamdad when the Ruvan reaches Aval- Manzal in those 3 days one should never do Patet for the Ruvan
3) After Charum on daily basis every day the Farman dictates that Ruvan Ni Patet has to be done for as many years as you can.
4) Every year during Bar vakt Fasli Farvardegan first 10 days Ruvan ni Patet should not be done at all.

Now we go further in details of Ruvan Ni patet:-
1) As per our Mazdayasni Zarathosti Deen just before a Ruvan is about to die during his last breaths are in progress known as “Dam- hafa”, then a Divo batti of Ghee Koprel has to be done immediately and Atash in a small receptacle afarganyu has to be done, and family Panthaki has to be immediately notified for the services of a Mobed known to the family does a sarosh ni kusti, or normal Kusti followed by sarosh Baaj the powerful prayers of Ashem Vohu has to be recited continuously in ears of the person about to die during process of his breathing till the last moment. This can be done immediately by family members themselves before the Mobed arrives. This is very essential as the dying person gets much needed relief and is comforted. At that time the dying person sees before him the cinematographic visuals of his immediate present incarnation and one previous past life incarnation that is last two life incarnations where he has committed all sins of Commission or Omission. This praying of Ashem Vohus till his last breath is purpose or Murad achieved by this process, which should be the solemn duty of every bastekustian towards the ruvan. That this Ruvan receives salvation and release from his past sins is the Mithra to be done by reciting Ashem Vohu’s till the last breath of the Ruvan.

In olden times the Mithra that were done during the process of dying person that Mithra is conspicuous by its absence presently. Knowing well that the present days Generation will be unable to do the required
Mithra at the time of last breadth of a dying person, our Last rainidar Adarbad Marespand complied the present day Ruvan ni Patet with the original Mithras entwined in present Patet prayers we have with us which
is in Pazend Prayers. Hence the extensive list of sins present in Patet prayers that the Ruvan may have done in all of his past reincarnations and the dua for his release in patet prayers. This tradition of doing
Mithra at the time of death which is followed now by reciting Patet is now what we know as tradition of “Akhyanu Bharvu”. In this custom before any sad incident of a family member passing away when his/her
end is near then a family Mobed is intimated before hand and whole wheat is paced and Patet is recited by the mobed in the house. Even this Custom of “Akhyanu Bharvu” with Ashem Vohu prayers is long
forgotten.

2) But the moment a person dies, the ruvan goes through visuals of only his present immediate life that he has passed from it all at once. This visuals of his deeds in his immediate last life incarnation he keeps on seeing it again and again till third day Ushehen Geh. That is from the moment a person dies till last 80 minutes left of Ushehen Geh on the third day or Roj the Ruvan is in Neem-Hosh or semi-conscious state. ( For example Ruvan expires on Behram Roj at 0630 pm in evening so his third day will be 1)Behram Roj, 2)Ram Roj and finally 3) Govad Roj Ushehen Geh). That is the time period when (last 80 minutes of Ushen Geh) his Patli Ratnu Uthamnu is conducted on the 3rd Day Ushehen Geh( on Govad Roj as per example). On “Charum ni Hoshbam” which is the dawn of the fourth day or “Havan ni Hoshbam” that is 36 minutes before Sunrise of Daepdin Roj the ruvan will set on his journey to thresholds of Chinvat Pool and it is at the time that is 36 minutes before sunrise on Daepdin Roj (as per the example), Daham Yazad nu Afargan is conducted. The Ruvan which has been all throughout his physical world existence has been in deep slumber known as “Bund Darosh” or shackles of imprisonment in physical body is now slightly awake but in very drowsy state, in semi wakeful state and is known as “Neem- Hosh”. In this Neem-Hosh state Ruvan through Blue coloured subtle thread like connection gets attracted towards his past deeds circling round his dead physical body. One should note that the Ruvan in its fully alert and wakeful state is capable of seeing all his past incarnations but because it is in semi wakeful state or Neem-Hosh sees only last two incarnations visual scenes one after another like a slide show.

Reference:- Sharuatna Char Divaso ane tyar Pachi karvama avti Kryao – By Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff and Dr saheb Faramroze Chiniwala Page No 6.

Note:- Whatever may be the time of death recorded for the Ruvan the Keherp of the ruvan destined to die on that day begins to ooze out from Thumb of his foot from Bamdad or Hoshbam at Sunrise time. If he is a male then Keherp begins to Ooze out of his right Toe thumb and if Female Keherp starts oozing out very slowly at Sunrise time from her left Toe thumb of the foot. So for all practical purpose the Rojgar day as in our example is sunrise of Behram Roj even though time of his death is at 0630 pm in the evening on Behram Roj. So full Behram Roj is counted as his first day, 2nd day is Ram Roj and 3rd Day is Govad Roj and his Ratnu Uthamnu is conducted on Govad Roj Ushehen Geh and Daham nu Afringan conducted on Daepdin Roj Havan Geh in Havan ni Hoshbam that is 36 minutes before Sunrise.

At that delicate time that is moment of actual death when he breathes his last till last 80 minutes of Ushen Geh on his third day after death is the critical time period when Ruvan is in confused state of “Neem- Hosh” or very much in drowsy state, and not in wakeful alert state. Thus Patet prayers should not be done at all during that period as it will be wasted and of no use to the Ruvan due to its semi-conscious state of Neem-Hosh. Today Patet has been mandatorily prayed during this stage even though technically speaking it should not be done at all in this time frame. However it does not make any difference whether you pray Patet or not at that above mentioned time frame, for the Ruvan is not benefitted nor affected if patet prayers at that time. Best is to avoid Patet prayers at that time.

3) But the moment Amal of Pad- Ruz has started that is period starting from Havan ni Meher on dawn of the Fourth day or Charum that is 36 minutes before Sun rises when daham Yazad nu Afringan is conducted the Ruvan has become very alert and in full Hosh. That is time of Hoshbam when Ruvan sees all his previous incarnations and those scenes revolve in circle around him. When Ruvan is in full Hosh also known as “Hoshedar”, it is from time onwards after Charum that Ruvan Ni Patet can be prayed as many years as is possible. Because the Mithra of Patet becomes very useful for the Ruvan in his onwards journey and performs penitence and Ruvan ni Patet helps him a lot.

4) Except every year during Bar- vakt Fasli Farvardegan first 10 days Ruvan ni Patet should not be done at all. Because it is at that time of the year that Ruvan stops his own personal penitence only to help Mother Nature “Pro-Bono Publico” for the welfare of entire humanity and as a team aiding and in their work of dissolving “Kshafan” or dark elementals accumulated in the whole year and surrounding the earth. These Ruvan assist and help the selfless holy Fravashis known as “Ashaunam Fravashyo” and “Ashaunam Fravashyo ni Tufel ma” ( Tufel= under their guidance or in their “Panah-Poshi”) who are very hopeful for Kriyas from us and thus descend on this earth. But they descend not anywhere on this earth but in “Aivi-Thrishwa” which is encircled in holy Karsh away from the polluted world and mankind. These Ruvan themselves though may not have attained complete salvation and are destined for re birth but they help Ashaunam Fravashis during Bar Vakat Farvardegan 10 days= “Dus Pairi Khshafan” and by kriyas done by its relatives hope for their release from shackles of re births. But those Ruvan who with help of their own Tarikats performed during their earthly physical stay on this earth find it very easy to proceed towards “Dadare Gehan” in South Direction and get maximum benefit of performed Kriyas by their relatives. It is in those 10 days of Bar vakat na Fravardegan when the Ruvan themselves are busy in helping Ashaunam Fravashis in their work forget all about their own salvation is not in keeping with the Mithra of Patet for his own salvation. Hence during that time of Bar Vakat Farvardegan Ruvan Ni Patet should not be prayed.

Except for the above two instances namely 1) during first three days after physical expiry or last Breath and 2) During 10 days of Bar Vakat nu Farvardegan till last day of Fasli Vahishtoisht Gatha when Ruvan Ni Patet should not be prayed. Although It can be prayed daily and at all times especially in the end of Anusheh Ruvan nu Afringan when Ruvan ni Patet is done. This was done in old times by our ancestors but like many things forgotten this too is a forgotten practice. In such a case the relatives may themselves perform Ruvan Ni patet after Afringan Prayers are over. This Ruvan ni Patet can be done at all days especially in Aivisuthrem Geh after our farajat prayers like Atash Niyaesh followed by Sarosh Yasht Vadi of Ruvan followed by Ruvan Ni Patet in the end.

As explained in Satoom prayers above over here too in Patet Ruvan Ni - 1) Ahmai Rascha,2)Part of Jasme Avengah Mazda, and 3) Kerfeh Mozda should not be prayed and has to be skipped. The Ramno Khastrahe till spento Mainyoem line has to be omitted in Jasme Avengeh Mazda as shown above.

Patet Pashemani: PVTS Khordeh Avesta Page 604 to 605 and Pages 607 to 615

This Patet Pashemani prayers should be prayed in the end after all our Avesta Farajyat prayer as it is in Pazend. But if one wants to continue any other Avesta Prayers after Patet Pashemani prayers then Patet should be prayed in Baaj/ Bista or in hush tone. Except for one or two para which are in Avesta full Patet is in Pazend. In Olden times Patet was prayed along with Mithra so it is better for us to see translations from Cawasji Eduljee Kangaji’s Khordeh Avesta and try to pray with translation. For in Patet prayers itself in 5th Kardo it is a sin to pray prayers without its meaning – Avesta pach manashni na Goftan. Even a rough idea and meaning of important words suffice us whilst praying our Farajyat.

Dasturan Dastur Adarbad Marespand Saheb has tried to imbibe in his Pazend Patet prayers word that are in use in our Avesta prayers. For example Farestuye in Avsta its Pazend alternative owrd is Fraj Satayem
Avesta word Humatoibyashcha pazend word for it is Harvespa Humata and so on ………….

Pazend prayers is carbon copy derivative from Avesta, not Avesta by itself but very much connected with Avesta, also known as Farsi- Pehlvi. How dasturan Dastur Aderbad Marespand Saheb has compiled Pazend prayers from Avesta its glaring example is sited as below:-
Marespand Saheb has compiled 30 Roj ni Setayesh in Pazend. Not many of Yasht Niyaesh are with us in Avesta as they are lost but the original Mithra of all 30 Yazads and Ameshaspends can be found in these 30 Roj ni Setayesh in Pazend and is compiled by Aderbad Marespand Saheb. What is taught in Khshnoom is that in nature Stoat Yasna rules are ever present. We have Dadar Ahura Mazda, Ameshaspand, Yazats, and as per divine Ahunavar plan their “Thoughts, Words and Deeds” are classified as Humata- Hukhata- Havarashta in Nature which becomes very useful to run the machinery of nature and the Universe itself is directed towards one common goal of Farshogard which is its main objective. Our Paigambar saheb has compiled 21 Nasks in Avesta language which can be spoken by a Human being in form of Prayers out of nature’s thoughts words and deeds which are known as Humata- Hukhata- Havarashta. It can be further simplified that there are numerable Languages spoken in the world and if a song or spoken words of any language is recorded on record and if played back again it works on one universal language based on science of vibrations and known as Stoat Yasna which creates one type of feeling or inspiration no matter whatever language it is spoken of or sung. Stoat Yasna which can be called as Yazatic language which our Paigambar Saheb has through his divine eyes and Asneh Kherad recognized it as prevalent everywhere in nature. He with his divine eyes and ears compiled Avesta prayers and 21 Nasks from the Stoat Yasna in nature. Ahunavar can be called as Blue print plan of Cosmogenesis also known as divine Will of Dadar Ahura Mazda on which our Universe is made and is composed of 21 words of yatha Ahu vairyo. Each word can be allotted to one of the 21 Nasks and is as per Stoat Yasna.

After Paigambar saheb has accomplished his mission in the world he has organized and appointed Rainidars who will come in future and who will recompile the Prayers keeping in mind the Karmic nature of the human kind incarnating at that time. Rainidar meaning Soshyant e Zaman dar Zaman and Adarbaad Marespand Saheb was our last Soshyant so authorized by Paigamber Saheb who has through Stoat Yasna recompiled our present prayers of Zend Avesta and Pazend prayers. Thus Pazend is copy of our old Zend Avesta all based on Stoat Yasna existing in nature. Never mind if we do not have whole Avesta as we had in the past but Pazend prayers we have in form of 30 Roj ni Setayesh amply describes in a Nutshell the substance in lost orginal Yashts and the working of all Yazads, Ameshaspands and Dadar Ahura Mazda himself.

All original Mithra existing in Avesta was taken into consideration and thus in Pazend language Aderbaad Marespand saheb poetically composed Afrins and patet prayers. Due to which gist of all our kriyas are based in these Pazend prayers.
In Kadmi prayers books one can find more Pazend prayers than we can find in Shahenshahi prayer books. And whatever Pazend prayers Shahhenshahis make use of in their prayers are all authorized by our Paigambar saheb and handed over to us through Shosyant Aderbad Marespand saheb.

The patet prayers says it all in Kardo 12:- Pa aan deen dastur aesta hom, een Ahuramazda Zarthosta Chashta, zarthosta Oey Vistaspa. Pe Pevand Adarbad Marespandan mud …………
Translation:- The deen as shown by dadar Ahuramazda which Zarathustra has tasted and handed over to king Vistasp its Pevand or connection goes all the way to our last Rainidar Adarbaad Marespand who is authorized by Dadar Ahura Mazda himself through Paigambar Saheb.

Since Asho Paigambar saheb’s times the prayers which were mostly in Manthra Spenta Original Avesta prayers were accompanied with necessary Mithra in Avesta or Pehelvi language and now we have Pazend prayers in between our Avesta prayers. Hence Pazend prayers are to be said in Baaj. Applying Mithra whilst praying Avesta prayers is long forgotten by us and we just pray from beginning to end very rapidly. Today’s Scholars only consider Avesta prayers as valid and discard Pehelvi- Pazend prayers as added later. This is wrong approach adopted by scholars now and hence are un able to gain insight of mysticism and true spirit existing in our religion. In nature and in any language any word that is coined and used behind it motive and thought connotation always exists which todays scholars seems to overlook.



Saturday, April 23, 2016

UNIVERSALITY OF ZOROASTRIANISM DOES NOT IMPLY PROSELYTISM - By Late Ervad Phiroze Masani



In this age of rank materialism it is but natural that most of the people can have no idea of the subtle laws of nature working in all human activities. The cumulative Law of Asha implies all the beneficent forces in nature carrying out the Divine Moral Order of the Universe as inculcated in the Zoroastrian Law. When the community begins to decline in its number on account of the inexplicable disturbance caused by the people themselves to this Moral Order by not living a life parallel to and in strict accordance with the Law of Asha, a strange remedy for the increase of the population is suggested by a few of the community viz. that of proselytism. This suggestion has caused much provocation of late in the community when attempts have been made by some philologists to prove the advocacy of proselytism from the extant Zoroastrian scriptures by their usual practice of twisting and perverting the texts so as to render them suitable to their views.

This subject of proselytism and marriage with the aliens is one which can be viewed from many standpoints-Sociology, Biology, Emb¬ryology, Anthropology, Philosophy and Religion. Whether alien marriage is disastrous to the social stability of a community, whether pure species can be continued, whether there is extinction of the generating power by the blending of seeds of different genera and species of mankind, whether there can be harmony of thought compatibility of temperaments resulting from such marriage, – these and many more are the subjects which lie outside the scope of the present undertaking. Here we have to see whether alien marriage and proselytism are advisable, not from the scientific, economic, social or moral point of view, but only from the point of view of religious scriptures and that too from the extant remnants of original Zoroastrian scriptures only. There are also other interesting questions relating to the subject, such as the object of nature in the institution of the different religions of the world according to the various differentiated stages of progress reached in the course of evolution by different groups of souls according to their varying constitutions.

Our task is to make out whether modern proselytism is a Farman or Mandate given by Zoroaster himself or met with in any of the extant Avesta Scriptures, or whether it is only a figment of the imagination of a meagre portion of the present-day community.

Some want to convey without any scriptural evidence that the only remedy for an increase of birth-rate in the community and the panacea for the perpetuation of the Parsee community is proselytism. If proselytism served as remedy against the extinction of a race, why should nature have made so many varieties of the races of men instead of one homogeneous group of all mankind on earth? If only one religion was suitable for the progress of all these various classes of men, why should nature have sent so many prophets with so many different messages of religion? If the extinction of a race was preventable simply by an addition of people or 'grafting' from different races, why should there be rise and fall of nations or races on the earth?

A religion always has its life, so long as it is put into practice in every day life by each individual member thereof. Zoroastrianism seems to die out and is dying out at the present day, not because there are only one hundred thousand souls belonging thereto, but because most of these have imbibed very nasty materialistic views from outside by which their life is guided, and are abandoning day by day all the precepts of Ashoi or Perfect Rectitude worthy of observance in every day life, and are crying for a religion of physical convenience and material ease with no sanctity or spiritual purity or responsibility.

The vitality of Zoroastrianism can never be expected in the nature of things to be upheld by an addition of some Hindus or Mohammedans or Christians into the community and by making an external stamp on their designation as "Zoroastrians". The vitality of Zoroastrianism can only be upheld by making faith a living force and sincerity the basic virtue in every present member of Zoroastrian fold who should be quite willing and ready to observe all the tenets of Purity as taught in that great religion. It is thus by adding to the quality and not to the bulk of the community, that stability can be maintained and increase can be made in the number of the community in the near future. First teach your own religion to the members of your own community, 99% of whom are quite ignorant of the tenets of their sacred religion. In the Yacna Haftanghaiti Ha 35 we find a very fine passage regarding the teaching of religion. There it is stated that –

"Then a man or a woman knowing the Truth may practise it as such, and may teach it to those who are capable of practising the same as it ought to be practised."

From this it is seen that it is the duty of every Zoroastrian first to know the Laws of Ashoi taught by the prophet, then to practise the same himself or herself, and then as a practical observer he or she will have a natural right of preaching the same to other co¬religionists who are capable of practising the same. Thus we learn that without the qualification of strict profession of a religion by its own members, mere number of adherents can never help to sustain the life of that religion. Nature requires truth or intrinsic value of everything, and not mere show of things. Alien people who are nominally styled Zoroastrians by the 20th century innovators of proselytism would not give life to Zoroastrianism but on the contrary take away the life therefrom.

The adoption of Zoroastrianism by King Vishtaspa and other Paoiryo-tkaesha souls of the time was never conversion or change as it is understood at present from the profession of one established religion to that of another, but it was simply an adoption of system where there was formerly no organization in their belief.

In fact there was no prophet nor any form of established religion such as Hinduism, Buddhism etc. before the advent of Zoroaster, and hence it is very improper to say that Zoroaster converted the people of primitive faith to his own faith. The Paoiryo-tkaesha people were Yazdan-Parast or God-worshippers no doubt, and Zoroaster who expounded the entire Law of Nature to them only pointed out the straight path which was the short cut to the goal of highest spiritual progress.

As has been pointed out there was no established form of religion either in Iran or the neighbouring country of Turan before the advent of Zoroaster, and the Paoirya-tkaesha or further advanced souls of Iran, Turan and many other countries are laudably remembered in Avesta scriptures. Just as the Iranian Paoiryo-tkaesha people were put on the track of Zoroastrianism, in the same way the Turanian good people (not all the Turanians of course) followed the path of Zoroaster, but this adoption of Zoroastrianism by the Turanians cannot therefore be termed Conversion. Iran and Turan implied only a distinction of locality or country and not one of religion. The fact that all the holy ones of Iran, Turan, Sairima, Sainina and other places are equally remembered in the Fravardin Yasht, does not show that all those who lived beyond the limits of Iran professed a faith different from that prevalent in Iran then. This memory of those holy ones in the Fravardin Yasht, never for a moment implies the advocacy of the present day proselytism by Zoroaster, but simply points out to us that Mazda-worshippers were not confined to Iran only but also inhabited neighbouring and distant regions alike.

In the first place we admit emphatically that Zoroastrianism is a universal religion, but it must be clearly pointed out wherein the universality of Zoroastrianism consists. This can be explained in two ways. The religion taught by Zarathushtra or the 'Daena-Zarathushtri' is the law of the entire universe, not a fraction thereof as taught by Zarathushtra. The twenty-one Nasks covered all the laws governing all the planes of the universe viz. the Spiritual, the Subtle and the Physical. Zoroastrian Law is universal in as much as it is the law which teaches all the laws of life for the emancipation of the soul out of the physical vesture which imprisons it and dwarfs its powers and it is the law which is the Greatest, the Best, the most Excellent of all the laws that ever taught about the evolution of the soul.

In Yacna Ha 12 or the confession of Faith formula, the Law of Zarathushtra is depicted in the following terms. –

"I attune myself with the Good Mazdayacnian Law, – which is efficient in putting down the dual incessant fight between good and evil principles in man – which helps one to put down the weapon of body by effecting liberation of the soul – which leads to the union of the soul with its self counterpart, divorced so far down here for a purpose; – which teaches the Divine Moral Order governing the entire Universe, – which is the best, the greatest and the most excellent, of all the laws leading to the evolution-stage of the soul, and even to the most advanced goal of the soul – which pertains to Zarathushtra of Ahura".

Thus the universality or rather the universal greatness, because of the universal application, of the Law of Zarathushtra is to be noticed in more than one Avesta passage.

In the Vendidad Fargard V, the Universal Character of Zoroastrianism is depicted very beautifully with the same implication of the greatness of the Law of Zarathushtra. There it is said that the Law Mazdayacnian as taught by Zarathushtra is greater in size, beauty and excellence than any other law, just as the Sea Vourukasha is greater than all other seas or just as a big tree covers all the smaller ones, or just as the sky covers the entire earth round. This idea of the universality of the Zarathushtrian religion from the point of view of its greatness and dignity is to be found also in the Gathas.

The line in the Gathas 44;10 is in the Avesta put thus "Tam Daenam Ya Hatam Vahista" – i.e. 'that Law which is the best of all-laws-leading-towards-the-evolution-of-the-Soul; – thus it is a direct reference to Zoroastrianism as the Universal religion because it is all-exhausting or including each and every law of the universe. It is universal because of its greatness as the Supreme Law including in it all the other laws of nature.

Having understood the universal characteristic of Zoroastrianism from the point of view of its greatness we shall now try to understand why Zoroastrianism is a universal religion from the point of view of its universal efficacy resulting from the observance of all its tenets by its adherents. Every law of nature when observed by the people has its practical effect visible or invisible on the different planes of the universe including the physical. The law of vibration is at the bottom of this effect. Now the laws inculcated in the twenty-one Nasks by Zoroaster are the original Laws of Nature in obedience to which the multifarious activities in nature are carried on; and a Zoroastrian attunes himself with Nature or remains parallel with the functions of Nature, when he observes all the laws of his religion. The effect of this parallelism is accumulated invisibly in Nature, and this effect extends all over the globe as it rotates on its axis and revolves in space as well as over different planes of Nature from time to time besides this material one, thus reaching and affecting each and every member of all the kingdoms-animal, (including human,) vegetable and mineral, on this earth. Thus it is the nature of observance of the tenets of Zoroastrian religion and not the mere quantity or number of nominal adherents, that marks it out as universal in its effect, upon the creation universally, as explained above. The universal characteristic of Zoroastrianism can never be taken to imply proselytism or conversion of all mankind on the earth all at once-from the Red Indian to the greatest scientist – into Zoroastrian faith.

In Gatha fig:6 if the whole context is properly borne in mind the prophet explains what the Law of Asha in a nutshell implies, viz, the recognition of what is Right in Nature through the higher wisdom of the Good Mind, and then the sentence "Yatha-i Sravayaema tam deaenam Ya Khshmavato ahura" which literally implies "thus we can remained ourselves of viz., that law of thine, O Ahura."

In Gatha 53; 1, when the whole piece is translated literally, it is seen that no meaning of proselytism can be deduced from this paragraph – It can be seen that the eternal beatitude is bestowed upon the prophet himself, and not to any underlying or has even remote idea of proselytism.

Zoroastrianism is a universal religion in as much as if it is the complete Law of Nature taught by Zoroaster and possesses universal Superiority or transcendency and efficiency of universal application if properly followed by its adherents.

(DINI AVAZ – NOV.-DEC. 1997 – Vol. 22; No. 6)