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:-

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

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dastur Dinyar

(Original written in Gujarati in Dini Avaz Volume 9 No 2 March - April 1984 page 26)

(This article had appeared in Frashogard magazine 1926 – Editor Late Ervad Phiroze Shapurji Masani. In it the reader will get a good idea as to how Dastur Dinyar was instrumental in establishing the new Hashemi religion of Islam. Dastur Dinyar played a pivotal role and actually laid foundation stone before the religion of Islam was known to the world. And he played that role with many sacrifices pertaining and as applicable to his own personal Keshash which also brought to the forefront the role that Mazdiyasni Daen always plays and is involved when a new religion is established.)

Dinyar Saheb belonged to status of Dasturan Dastur during the reigns of Sassanian empire. There were many like him who also belonged to the great Sassanian Empire. Dastur Dinyar was very much aware of the Tavils of ilme-kshnoom that can unlock the mystic Ramz or coded meanings of Avesta. One very important thing to be noted here is that it was in Dastur Dinyar's destiny to lead many forerunners and those responsible in establishing Islam and to bring them in contact with the mother nature and towards omnipotent God. Mazdayasni Daen also played a very important role in establishing Christian religion and the contact between Christ and four Magians who had come to visit them is a glaring example of the role that Mazdayasni daen plays in establishing other Deens.

As it was the custom and age old traditional followed since ages the court was summoned by the royalty or the Shahi Durbar where all wise men who were ilamdar and amaldar met, discussed and exchanged philosophy with each other with no differentiation of Caste and Colour. Dastur Dinyar was present in one of these gathering of Court or "Mijlas". Dastur Dinyar was awarded the title of Dasturan Dastur during the Reign of Shah Nosherwan-e-Adil. He was steeped in highest order of ilam and Amal and was much acclaimed in Iran of those days. He lead a very pious and Tarikaat Baaj life like a true Athravan and always remained in true Mithra of nature in his prayers. Life of such high souls are extraordinary that cannot be equated to life lead by any ordinary human. We can realize his greatness only when we know that he used to be in contact and talked with a mystic bird known as "Ud-Ud". He used to be deeply entrenched and in unision with God and his nature.

His dwelling place was also worth noting and mentioning here that it had several doors and entrances kept is special order that he only understood it correctly. In short he was no ordinary human and beyond compare that our thoughts cannot grasp his magnamity. He lived in the times of Nosherwan Shahenshah who was known in all four corners of the world at that time. The Shahenshah in his court used to organize international
meetings or "Mijlas" of the wise man known as the "Ulmas". In one of these Mijlas Dastur Dinyar was present. In those days Dasturan Dastur always used to sit in throne made up of solid Gold and that too always on the right side of the Shahenshah, such was the honour given to him. In such a meeting one of wise man who was amaldar himself asked a question in the Mijlas. The Shahenshah passed on the question to Dasturan Dastur Dinyar which had to be answered by him. Dastur Dinyar was taken aback for a moment by the bluntness of the question and was reticent in disclosing the answer in the court. But the curiousity of the Shahenshah was aroused further and he wanted to know the answer. In that Court another wise man known as BuzurchMeher was also present who was Vazir of Shahenshah Nosherwan-e- Adil. BuzurchMeher hinted to Dastur Dinyar that he should answer the question keeping in mind the safety of Zarathosti deen and its followers the people of the book as paramount. Dastur Dinyar with his developed senses became aware that he will be catching up his karma from now and from this very situations he will be excommunicated and exiled from his own country. He was very much aware that due to the new religion that is destined to arise in very near future Iran and Zarathostis will have to suffer much and he will be instrumental in bringing this new religion into existence by giving Amal to the chosen few. Buzurch Meher too was very much aware of future enfoldments and hence his cautioning to Dastur Dinyar.

Dastur Dinyar requested few days to solve the riddle and entered into Meditative mood very much concerned and worried to solve this riddle. Dastur Dinyar's mother noticed the anxiety writ on his face and willingly decided to help him out by keeping a watch at the entrance of his Meditation room so that he wont be disturbed in his meditation. Dastur Dinyar was in Meditation and his Mother keeping a watch outside his room but Dastur Dinyar was disturbed from his mediation by a Durvesh who sneaked inside without the knowledge of his mother. Dastur Dinyar was disturbed by this intrusion and reprimanded his Mother in not taking care of his given instructions. His Mother was unable to understand as to how Dervesh managed to sneak inside in spite of her keeping guard at the entrance. The real “Ramz” or hidden meaning was that the Hashemi Era had managed to sneak in the form of a Dervesh without knowledge of Mother. The Darvesh managed to distract Dastur Dinyar three times even though he being of a stature of an Abed. He got annoyed and threw upon his mother a pen. His mother was taken aback by the sudden outburst and died of shock. Dastur Dinyar immediately realized his folly that the Talisman had worked on the riddle query and he got cornered in the process. He immediately realized that this Darvesh was non other than Hashemi Zamanah, and he remembered the wise words and caution given by BuzurchMeher to him. As per the strict laws of the land he was exiled away from his town on horse back towards Arbastan. He with a very heavy heart repented for his folly and with thousands of thoughts running in his mind was heart broken and asked for forgiveness from his Keshash. Sarosh yazad gave his appearance and directed him to a particular direction where he will encounter a Nomadic tribe and he will meet a person with particular physiognomic marks over his body. Dastur Dinyar was instructed by Sarosh Yazad to revive by Amal that particular Person who will in near future be capable of establishing Islam the new religion. As instructed by Sarosh yazad, Dastur Dinyar met that particular person. The Nomadic tribe was taken aback with the noble features of Abed Saheb Dastur Dinyar which automatically commanded respect and bowed down unto him.

The topic of Amal is a very sensitive matter, and Dastur Saheb in his last days in Iran left with a heart broken. Hashemi zamanah played havoc with the destiny keshash of Dastur Dinyar and he was unable to do many things as he wished it to be done. Today many of ignorant call him as a Renegade priest who was exiled which does not give much credence to his high stature that he really deserved so.

Such matters are better if left closed because if Dastur Dinyar was unable to maintain himself against Hashemi zamanah than who are we puny Zarathosti Dravands, who cannot withstand Hashemi zamanah at all. Such is called as Talesam-e Haft Rang Zamanah or Talisman of 7 moving skies or colours of destiny .

Free Translation into English by Firdosh K Sukhia

Hum Mithra at - 7 a.m. for Peace

2 Yatha Ahu Vairyo, 1 Ashem Vohu

"Let no harm come upon the Traditional Zoroastrian flag and its values which are so dear to us. Let the reformists agenda never suceed and their nefarious plans be upturned. Let no harm befall upon Pavmahal of India that is - our Iranshah of Udwada and all Atash Behram, Atash adaran and dagah of India. The things that we value most like Holy consecrated Fire(Pavmahal), Dokhmas, Sudreh Kusti which acts as a weapon to thwart evil, and let us protect our racial traits of Parsi panu through Boonak Pasbani by not marrying outside. That is how we will be able to maintain our true Zarathosti Khandani. Let the advent of Shah Behram Varjawand and his fore runners come soon and protect us from this mess. Let my Kusti Padiav and my Tarikats be helpful to nature to fight for the cause of Righteousness against the evil negative forces of Drujis, and may it protect us all Zarathustis and entire humanity who live by religion and its tenets"

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


Burzin said...

Very true Firdosh, we need to ensure no further harm comes to our Pav Mahal.

Also very interesting read about Dastur Dinyar.

I could not help but wonder why Dastur Dinyar did what he did, but come to think of it this was already foretold.

This brings to mind another great savant, none less than Dastur Azar Kaiwan - a very spiritually advanced soul. Just like Dastur Dinyar, he had to go through great deal of troubles in the lifetime. As per an article by Er. Marzban Hathiram, such souls are subject to the Manideh-Aze Gunah that affects saints and other spiritually advanced souls.

I am sure these great souls continue to work for the upliftment and protection of the Zoroastrian community in particular and humanity at large.

Firdosh said...

Thanks Burzin,

There is interesting article on Azar kaiwan saheb in Parsee Avaz. Do not promise but i will write on it as and when time permits. You are right, the moving stars do effect human thinking and vice versa human thoughts governs the movements of stars.



Anonymous said...

Are there more details to be found on this great Maghav, Dasturan Dastur Azar Kayvan saheb? Is there still a secret society of his disciples that exists?

He is considered the last of the great Dasturan Dasturs to have set foot on Indian soil, and the spiritual guru & mentor of Dasturji Kukadaru Saheb who could communicate with him on a metaphysical plane!

One wonders why very few Parsis are aware of this Hazrat who was master of "light", the very foundation of a Zoroastrians being! and was often seen at one time in many places having perfected astral travel.

Such elevated souls need to be recognized in our community as supreme examples of the Mazdayasni faith who had walked amongst us around 400 years ago.

Firdosh said...

Dastur Azar Kaivan belonged to a very high class of Magav sahebs from Demavand. It was in his destiny to come to India. Call it good or Bad it depends. Good for People of India who could get a spiritual Mentor of his stature and Bad destiny for Azar Kaivan for he had to leave the Kash of Demavand and could not re-enter it. He was warned by other Magavs not to venture out of Demavand Kash for he cannot get in back once he is out of the kash, but was unable to heed to the warning. This was his shortcoming which cost him very dear for he realized how wrong he was once he ventured out of Kash.

He was enthusiastic of the very Idea that since ashoi Tarikats and the Zoroastrian path can pave way to our own salvation at one go (provided we follow its tenets sincerely), so why not show the same path to faithful followers belonging to other religions so they get salvation directly and do not have to undergo step by step progress and pass through various other religions before they come finally to Zoroastrian religion. He in spite of being a Magav missed his true calling and became victim of combination of Manideh – Aze Gunah. The various types of Gunah and article of Azar Kaivan written by Ervad Marzban Hathiram only makes my task of explaining this complex subject easier.

The link is provided below:-



Firdosh said...

My collegue KK has given further reading link on Dastur Azar Kaiwan:-

Dastur Azar Kaiwan Saheb.[1]

[1] Dini Avaz , Vol.9 No.3, article written by Mr.Gustad Forbes.URL given below.

Anonymous said...

Page 93 of The Shah Behram, carries a short article on Dastur Azar Kaiwan which says that he was accepted back in Baaten. Too many conflicting views on the subject. Please read.

Firdosh said...

If Dastur Azar Kaiwan was accepted back in Baaten, then why is his grave found till today in Azizabad Patna in Bihar. How come a Zoroastrian Magav from Demavand is allowed to be buried. The Masters of Demavand never came in way of Keshash – Karma of any person, neither they tried to alter a destiny of a person for they firmly believed that what we have manifested with our own free will, we have to endure it. It is like an arrow that once it starts it journey from the Bow there is no stopping to it. You cannot reverse, nor alter the direction. Hence the wise have said that words are like an arrow emanating from a bow once said it cannot be taken back, hence advice to us is to wisely and carefully use the words whatever we say to others. Same is the case for our actions once committed we have to take full responsibility of it.

For further reading on Azar Kaiwan sahib we can refer Encyclopaedia Iranica. The link is given below:-

Besides we are doing disservice to such great souls by freely discussing the topic of Keshash which is a sealed book as we cannot discuss it, that too on net. Also would appreciate if you wrote your name instead of sending your queries as anonymous.