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
Monday, March 28, 2011
Grief as a Blessing --- Part II
That is why Yasna Ha 12 which is a powerful prescription for destroying Daev is known as Naesme Daev . Naesme means to destroy. Yacna Ha 12 (or Jasme Avangeh Mazda of Kushti prayers)narrates as below:-
Reference (Yacna Ha 12):- Manual of Khshnoom - By P. Tavadia, & Vatlavana sawal mate vadviwad by Dr. saheb Faramroz Chiniwalla.
Astuye Daenam Vanguheem Mazdayasneem Fraspayokhedram Nidasnaithishem Khaetvadatham Ashaoneem ya haetenamcha Bushyaitenamcha Majistacha, Vahistacha, Sreshtacha, ya Ahureesh Zarthustris ahurai mazdai Vispavohu Chinhami aesha asti.
Astuye Daenam Vanguheem Mazdayasneem - I remain commited and worship ( stooti- astuye) my
Mazdayasni Daen which is selfless (Vanguheem)
Fraspayokhedram - That deen or faith which is the terminator of the internal conflict between good and the
evil which exist in me simultaneously and is always at loggerheads with each other.
Nidasnaithishem - That faith or deen that is the liberator from the instrument which is my physical body
which is nothing but a prison for my soul.
Khaetvadatham - That faith of reintegration of sanctified spiritual Masculinity and spiritual feminity into one
asexual Holy whole soul called as Maghavan
Ashaoneem - That faith or deen which is a living, throbing, vibrating Yazatic keherp of ashoi who
operates like a yazat.
Ya Haetenamcha - That faith or deen which will deliver us to Hasti or everlasting happiness and the existing
other deens which will work together in Hamoi and that will make this possible.
Bushyaitenamcha - That faith or deen that will bring Farshogard nearer which will be acheived by other new
deens which will appear in its ordained time and place.
Majistacha - That faith or deen which is Majestic wholly encompassing other deens like an umbrella.
Vahistacha - That faith or deen which is most ideal.
Sreshtacha - That faith or deen that is shraest or that which brings us nearer to beauty that is the keherp of
Dadar Ahura Mazda
ya Ahureesh Zarthustris- That faith which is of Ahuramazda and applicable to Asho Zarathustra and to keherp
of "Zarathustra Gatha" who is the head of other four gathas or deen. Hence Asho
Zarathustra is called as Vakhureh vakhshuran the prophet of all prophets. Hence like
five deens there are five respective gathas which is the keherp of "Zarathustra Gatha"
Hence Ahura's deen is called as that of Zarathustris belonging to Asho Zarathustra.
Ahurai Mazdai - which is for Ahura Mazda and the distant event of Farsho kereti.
Vispavohu - that which will fulfil the divine wish
Chinhami - i accept that deen
aesha asti - such is that , - (meaning Daenyaoo Mazdayasnoish Astoyetish- the stooti of Mazdayasna Deen).
What is mentioned in Gathas, and for e.g. Holy Geeta are universal truths which holds good for all humanity, yet what makes one religion different from from other is the emphasis personified with which each religion chooses to treat and develop a selected spiritual aspect which than asumes pride of place in that religion and
becomes the central message. In this sense, the Zarathusti religion has pioneered and developed the theme of ethics to such a degree that it has earned recognition as the Religion of Righteousnes or Asha or Ashoi. Ashoi Tarikaats are stressed vehemently as cleanliness is next to godliness and cleanliness spiritual and physical are subservient to each other.
"Aevo pathao yo Ashyaeh; veespay anyaeshaanm apantaanm"
There is only one path, that of Righteousness (Asha); all others are non-paths
Mark the words all the other paths are not meant for us. What may be good for other religion may not be suitable for us. For Hindus it may be ideal spiritual excercise to practice pranayama but it can be detrimental to us. For Muslims fasting or Roja is a spiriual excercise for them, where as we eat drink and be merry in all our ferstivals, there is no fasting for us. Rituals and disposal of dead are main differences we have to remain faithful to our own religion because that is what has been practised as mentioned in Sarosh yasht Hadokht Kardo 5th "Keherpem Daregyao Upyanyao Yazmaideh". I attune myself to keherp of long standing customs who is one of the friends of Sarosh yazad. These long standing customs like Dokhmenashini has been given by our prophet and which are like currencies that holds good true for all times. Only a prophet can decide the best suitable practice for us, lest one man's meat is other man's poison.
Let us not forget that every thing we deal is only one thing and interconnected to one intelligence only and nothing else, and whatever comes our way we have to accept it and not flee away from destiny, as every blessing ignored becomes a curse for us. When we desire to fulfil our destiny whole universe joins us in fullfiling our dreams. For acheiving success we have to listen to our heart and do what we are good at. We have to take right decision by listening to voice of our conscience whose seat is in the heart. This can be cultivated by practising Ashoi Tarikaats, and by paying heed to the prick of our conscience.
Firdosh K. Sukhia