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, May 23, 2011
Evil Eye or Nazar
Zarathosti Daen and its Raaz can be understood with only one instrument - The Key of Ilme Khshnoom
by Savak Sheriyarji Madan
There is a common belief that a child becomes ill due to Nazar of another person or Evil eye. Also there is custom of applying black spot (Mesh) near eye of a small child to ward off evil effects of Nazar. Also a child is taught not to eat eatables in front of others. But this not mere discipline or etiquette that is taught to the child but is a precaution and a preventive measure to ward off evil eye or Nazar of others. Also there is a belief that if a child is very attractive bubbling with innocence than there is fear of Nazar befalling upon delicate psyche of a small innocent child from even his/her own mother. Is all these mere superstition or is there any scientific reason behind this belief.
As per ilme Khshnoom those beliefs cannot be brushed aside as mere superstition but are based on natural laws operating in nature. A true seeker of truth will never mock it off as mere superstition. Avan yasht and Avan Niyaesh are avesta prayers.Avan Ardavisur banu is a Yazad presiding over natural element of water so very much essential for any life to survive on this earth. The water that we see is composed of 2 molecules of hydrogen and one molecule of oxygen i.e. H2O, but in these apparent water that we see there are many things not known to us that is explained.
Any work that is done in Hasti by a Yazad is called as "Humata". The work or functioning of a yazad in Nisti is called as "Hukhata", and functions of a yazad in this Geti or our earth is called as "Havrashta". The Havarashta of water and its nature is presided by Khordad Ameshaspand.
Three fourth of Earth is composed of water. Water has 81 types of Khastar or electricity and 6 types of magnetic energies. The water that we see with our eyes is the last basest and grossest form of flowing Khakh. As per Khshnoom as mentioned in Avan Niyaesh the name of" Zantu Frado" is missing in our present Khordeh Avesta books mentioning only 5 Frados. As per late Ervad saheb Eruchshaw Edulji Karkaria possesed an old manuscript by him which gave ample evidence and supported what Khshnoom has to say about one more Frado called as Zantu Frado. Please refer Parsee Avaz dated 8th August 1954 for further details of Zantu Frado.
As said before water is under Jurisdiction of Khordad Ameshaspand right from Minoi to Khakhi water that we see. The water that we see is known as Ab e Rava e Duvvam or second grade of water. Its origin is from 5 Frados known as 1) Adu Frado 2) Vathvo Frado 3) Gaetho Frado 4) Khsaeto Frado and 5) Dahangu Frado. The origin of these 5 Frados is from Zantu Frado. Above Zantu Frado there are 3 more Minoi Frados that exists. The five Frados that emanates from Zantu Frado one of them being known as Vathvo Frado is what we are interested in for understanding our topic of Nazar. The literal meaning of Vathvo Frado is that frado which brings prosperity to a group or Tola. This Frado exists in all human beings and it originates from the eyes, and one can attract other person making use of one's eye. If that Vathvo Frado is very strong than it can attract a group of persons or it can attract even a huge crowd. The magnetic attraction from the eyes can be of hatred or love.
Khshnoom further says that this Vathvo Frado emanates with a greater potency from a women than from a Man. That is why a women can sexually attract and charm a man through her eyes and Vathvo Frado plays an important role. The old Tarikaats that was practiced women used to wear a Net in front of her eyes known as Nikab due to which strength of Vathvo Frado reduces.
What we call as Evil eye is not superstition but bad or evil thoughts can be transported by vathvo frado through our eyes. An evil Black magician can spread his evil dragnet using his evil spell of Adh Manthra making use of vehicle of Vathvo Frado through his eyes, and thus cause harm to his victim. In Mesmerism or Hypnotism they make use of this Frado only. But a man with strong will power cannot be harmed by a Hypnotist. One should not misinterpret from the above explanation that there is any deliberate attempt to deride or degrade women folk in general, but what is explained here is through religious view point of ilmiyat or us trying to unravel the laws of nature.
A Sanskrit literature book also mentions as under:-
"Bhojane Dvigunastrinabudhi: krutya chaturguna Nishchay: shadgunpubhya:kamveg stathathaya:"
A women has twice the capacity than a man for intake of food, four times the capacity to work, seven times the capacity than a man in being steadfast and unwavering and eight times sensuous and passionate than a man.
That a practical anecdote will suffice to confirm the above statement. Napoleon Bonaparte under whose sway and influence whole of Europe was, knew the power Napoleon possessed as a leader with Military skill. Napoleon once tormented intelligence officer in charge of CID or secret agents that he was not doing a good job as a spy is supposed to keep a watch on enemy within and obtain top secret information. The intelligence officer retorted back about Napoleon’s whereabouts at 11 O’clock the night before and the company he kept with a lady with questionable reputation. Napoleon was flabbergasted and was at loss of words before his intelligence officer, because he knew the truth himself.
What has to be noted here is that a man with a strong powerful disposition and will power can be influenced by a passionate women, and the seat of magnetic attraction that draws a man towards a women is through her eyes. The cupid arrow darting a meaningful glances from a women is enough to destabilize even a strong willed man and make him morally weak. Even an Ashwan of three karsh who is on path of Ashoi can fall prey to powers of a woman. (But his Guru rescues him at the nick of time - FKS's note)
The book by the name "The key of Power" by J Abbott B.A. I.C.S. has touched topics of Mesmerism and Hypnotism in his book, and the key of power is through the eyes.
Other references are:- 1) Hypnotic Power - By Colin Benett 2) Vashikarana Fantra by Swami Premanand
Eyes are window of the Soul and from it Positive or negative vibes emanates depending on Manashni of that person, and likewise it spreads its effects to the surrounding atmosphere. Love at first sight is a phrase we often use it and there is lot of truth in it. In "The Aryan Path" August 1938 Volume Mr. P. Pingle writes as below:-
" A man may emanate an evil influence through his various sense organs and his extremities, but the evil transmitted by the eye is most portent and dangerous".
The evil that is transmitted by the eye is further elaborated by Rallo Ahmed an Egyptian in his book "The Black Art". Further reference is available from old Chirag Magazine October 1939 Page 480-481.
Translated from Gujarati by Firdosh K. Sukhia
Dini Avaz May - June 1988 Volume 13 - Issue No. 3
P.S.:- Late Ervad Phiroze Shapurji Masani has written a book on Nirangs and it efficacies. It's name is “Pazend Nirang Ba Maeni”. In that book we can find Nirang for mitigating effects of evil eye on Page No 68. It is the fifth Nirang of third group of Nirangs. This Nirang is especially effective for small impressionable child being of sensitive passive temperament that fall easy prey to evil effects of Evil eye. This Nirang in addition to it being prayed, can also be worn on left arm of a child in form of Amulet or Taviz. Of course, if the child is too small, the Nirang can be prayed by Parents. Care taken to make Amulet with Ashoi Parezgari.
Besides, this same Nirang can also be found in "Bhali Murad Echvani Ejmati Nirango" of Union Press Page 132 to 134. It is the reprint of same Nirang as mentioned above for protection from Evil Eye.
Either get involved or stop criticizing the system. - By Shiv Khera
"Aevo pantaao yo Ashahay, veespay anyaeshaanm apantaanm"
There is only one path, that of Righteousness (Ashoi); all others are non-paths.