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
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Iran Parasti By Late Jehangirji S Chiniwala (Original article in Gujarati)
I have a strong belief that only those who are deen parast can become Iran Parast. The downfall of Zarathusti Iran compelled the pious Zarathusti Abeds to retreat into the abode of Jamshed known as "Jamshed na Vaar" whilst some of them decided to remain within the vicinity of Iran but yet very discretely followed
the Zoroastrian deen. Such "Batein Iran" or hidden Iran exists even now.
Poet Firdausi was publicly practising Islam, the cause of it was karmic in nature but he secretly had immense love and respect for Zoroastrian Deen. During that period Abed Dastur Ardesir Kermani was his mentor. Firdausi received immense help and encouragement and he even received the Amaal of Sarosh yazad from his mentor. Firdausi himself says in his Shahnamah:-
Bagush az sarushem basi Muzdehast
Dilam Ganjeh Gavhar zaban azdehast
I intuitively received help from sarosh yazad any my heart overflowed with immense joy But just as a cobra snake keeps guard to the treasures, so my tongue guards the treasures concealed in my heart.
Mohammed Ghazni Gazi-ul-ul-Islam was a strict proponent of Islam but yet Dastur Kermani in order to prove that Zoroastrianism too like Islam was the revealed religion of the almighty made him experience many miracles. This was the main reason for his tolerance of Shahnamah which glamorized Zarathusti deen with poetic magic woven by Firdausi. Firdausi weaves magical poetry been recited by Gustasp Padshah in his Shahnamah. He says :-
Soeh Gumbad azar arid ruye;
Bafarmaneh paygambareh raastguyeh
Ba Yazdan ke hargiz nabinad Bahesht
Kasif nadarad rahe zardost
King Gustasp admonish his country man to follow Zarathusti Deen which was freshly established by paigambar saheb.
He urges his country man to face the shrine of Atash Padshah and adds further that i swear by the glory of yazdan yazads that your salvation will remain incomplete and the gates of heaven will remain closed for ever, till you become Atash parast and follow the noble path of Zarathusti deen.
Over here none should mistake this as an act of Proselytism but it very discretely speaks for itself the real status of Atash Parasti and Zarathosti deen in nature.
With the blessings of Batein Iran or hidden Iran the bunyaad of the "Jaher Iran" or the known Iran improves, their ancestry improves and hence gave birth to sons of soil who were eager in remembering the Kadim grandeur of ancient Zoroastrian culture. Poet Ishki in his poetic narration known as "Ristakhiz" writes for the present day Iran :-
In Kharaba Kabrastan na Irane masta;
In Kharaba Iran Nist, Iran Kujast ?
Damned this place is like Kabrastan and is not Iran that i know of;
Where is my beloved Iran that i am now yearning for.
In this Ishki's narration of Ristakhiz finally Paegambar Zarathustra saheb arrives as a savior of Iran and admonishes them by saying:-
Kare Niko Gofteh niko dile pak in nadad
Gushe Irani ba badbakhti emruz uftad
Haven't i taught you (nek) good deeds , good words and good thoughts
You have brought upon yourselves these perils (badbakhti) and this fact is no more hidden from anybody.
In the same narration of the play a pram is visible on the stage and it descends gradually, upon which Paegambar saheb says :-
Dar hamin Gehware Khofteh nutfeh ayandagan,
Nutfeh een Mardgani rake goi zandegan.
Vaz hamin gehvareh ta chand digar farzandeh chand,
sar bar arad sarabsar Iran az ishan sarbaland.
Baad azin ekbale Iranna digar afsus nist,
lak kahi dar sarnavesteh keshware Sirush nist.
Mun abar ahrimane Iranian galeb shudam,
Hafezeh Iran Buvad Yazdan O Mun gayab Shudam.
Poet Ishki weaves his poetic tunes been recited by Paegambar saheb in his play Ristakhiz. He says that :-
Rainidar of Paegambar saheb Behram Varjawand who is yet to appear will revive and revitalize old iran into New Iran. Paigambar saheb adds further that in this pram(cradle)Iranians are as good as dead but yet you choose to say that they are alive. But remember that it is through this pram only that new Iran will resurrect and raise its head high up again with pride. And from that day onwards one need not regret for even a strand of hair, for i will terminate Ahreman who is hidden in Iran and once again hand over Iran, in safe hands (hifazat) of Paak Yazdan. I will disappear (gayab) from here now onwards.
The Parsis of India should keep all this in mind and act with responsibility.
Translated by Firdosh K. Sukhia