Aim of this Blog
There is something very wrong with the world that we are made to see around us. Human Society is not happy, there is
protest, discontentment, poverty, inequality, greed, corruption, Ego, Fanatics’, Agnostics’, natural calamities occurring with frightening regularity and above all Global terrorism which just does not want to call it a day.In short there is chaos everywhere. One word that can describe all this is “Qayamat”. In Jamasphi” and at many places in our Zoroastrian scriptures like“Chithrem Buyaat” prayers, it is mentioned that time is near for Shah Behram Varjawand our Saviour to come in this Qayamat and revive us and our Deen. The Saviours from other religions will also appear and will work together with a common goal for grooming mankind and his spiritual revival.
The Western Astrology call this as Aquarian age and phenomenon that we see today are occuring with lightening quickness. For we never knew that Communist USSR will disintegrate one day and fragment into many small nations, that Germany will one day be united, the revolution in Egypt, Syria, the fall of dictators, and China a sleeping giant awakening to technological boom are all an indicator that we are very much in this Aquarian age. The transition from the Age of Pisces to Aquarian Age is already taking its toll till we roll into Age of peace and calm. We are looking forward to being Optimistic and not being fatally Pessimists. Please see the link provided:- 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
Firdosh K Sukhia
Friday, October 1, 2010
CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR DESTINY.
we have held and the words we have repeatedly used, have created our
life and experiences up to this point .Yet that is past thinking. We
have already done that. What we are choosing to think today, this
moment, will create the next day, the next week, the next month and
the next year. The point of power is always in the present moment.
This is where we begin to make changes. What a liberating idea!
Both, the good and the bad in our lives are the results of
our mental thought patterns which form our experiences. We all have
many thought patterns that produce good positive experiences which we
enjoy. It is the negative thought patterns (which generally out-number
our positive thought patterns) that produce uncomfortable, unrewarding
experiences with which we are afflicted.
We have learnt that for every aspect of our lives, there
is a constant thought pattern that precedes and maintains it. Our
consistent thought patterns create our experiences. Therefore, by
changing our thinking patterns we can change ourselves for a happy and
If we understand the true meaning of metaphysical
causations, and how our beliefs and ideas are often the cause of our
illness, then we can be aware of the connection between the thoughts
and different parts of our body which create our physical ailments.
Replacing Old Patterns:
For every condition in our lives, we have created a need,
a sort of bondage, for it. The symptom is only an outer effect. We
must go within to dissolve the inner cause. This is why mere will
power and discipline cannot work in isolation. They are only battling
the outer effects. It is like cutting off the weeds instead of pulling
the roots out. So, before you begin the new thought patterns, in
addition to will power, and discipline, work on the eradication of the
root cause to release the bondage of your obsessions like smoking,
alcohol, addictions or whatever vices associated with them. When the
need is gone, the outer effect must die. No plant can live if the root
is cut off!
The mental thought patterns that cause most diseases are
criticism, anger, resentment and guilt. For instance, criticism
indulged long enough will often lead to the physical ailment of
arthritis. Anger turns into matters that burn our body. Resentment can
lead to tumors and cancer. Guilt always seeks punishment and leads to
aches and pain. It is easier to get rid of negative attitudes by
positive thinking when we are healthy than to try to dig them out when
we are in a state of ill health. When cancer or any other illness
returns, it is because the patient has made no mental changes and thus
recreates the illness.
"Affirmations are anything we say or think. Our thoughts
create our feelings, beliefs and experiences. Too often they are
negative. We say: "I do not want this in my life", or "I hate my job."
If we want to change or manifest something in our life, we must state
what we do want. Instead of the negative thinking, we must affirm that
we are determined to see ourselves in a different perspective. We can
change our life only by first getting out of the rut and changing our
thoughts with a positive attitude.
Take a little time to listen to the words you say. If you
hear yourself saying something quite often, write it down. It has
become a pattern for you. At the end of a certain period, say a month
or so, look at the list you have made and you will see how your words
fit your experiences. Be willing to change your words and thoughts and
watch your life change. The way to control your life is to control the
choice of words and thoughts. You can put right thoughts in your mind
only by your persistent efforts. Thoughts can make or break
you. Freedom of choice is given to us and it is in our hands to
maneuver our thoughts in the right direction, or allow it to meander
into dark crevices which 'Ahriman' has cunningly dug for us. You take
your pick, and pay for it!
The 'Patet Pashemani' prayer compiled by our last Rainidar
Adarbad Marespand has exhaustive list of sins wherein penance is
possible only if there is a change of heart. In other words, by
changing our way of thinking we can repent for the wrongs committed by
us and turn on the path of righteousness.
If we carefully study the pattern of wrongs committed by
us, we would be surprised to find that the root cause is UNTRUTH.
Hence, truth and penance (Meher Patet) are stressed in our religion
for our spiritual progress.
Our Manashni, Gavashni, and Kunashni can only lead us to
Humata, Hukhata and Huvarashta. .The prefix Hu suggests qualities
equivalent to those of Ahu (i.e.God). In Vendidad Pargard 22 it has
been stated that the ailments were cast upon humanity by 'Ahriman'
through the implantation of wrong thoughts in human beings. "Manthra
Baeshasz" (i.e. healing with the Manthra Spenta prayers) along with
'Ashoi' and observation of 'Tarikats' are considered the highest form
By Firdosh K. Sukhia