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, March 30, 2012
Sixteen Qualities(Virtues) of an Athravan - Part 1
Nature, Tabiyat, Khudrat:- What exactly is Nature ?. The Nature that we know of and can see, the exact technical term to be used is called as “Tabiyat”. The force that is attached with Tabiyat (Nature) can be referred to as Khudrat. …………………Reference:- Khshnoom Harmala No 2 - Buland Gehsarna Kriya footnote Page 15. When we admire Nature and its beauty for example chirping of birds at Hoshbam/Dawn, or crystal clear waters flowing in a stream, or Sunrise/ Sunset viewed from a Hill station, we are awestruck and captivated by its beauty, and tranquillity. For beauty is truth lying in nature, and truth is beauty.
What is Talisman, Pav-Mahal, Pavikut and Mino Gaas:- What is a “Talisman” – Every object that is in this universe contains within it a microscopic part of Dadar AhuraMazda. If such is not the case then the Universe which is destined for Salvation after a very long mind boggling period of Time would not have been possible, as no help would have been available from others. From this fact it is apparent that we require help from others for our spiritual progress, and everything including humans are inter connected with one another and this universe Holistically makes progress together towards Frashogard ( salvation). But the infinitesimal part of Dadar Ahura Mazda that is in every object is well hidden and requires initiative from us to unlock the secrets. With the help of Avesta Manthra and not by our own effort we can unlock the marvels hidden in the object and are able to differentiate and separate the exalted part of Dadar AhuraMazda in object from the baser grossness in it. By drawing a dividing line of Karsh an object can thus be segregated between the positive nature or grade of excellence of Dadar AhuraMazda and faulty negative nature of an object. When whole object is influenced by positive side of Dadar AhuraMazda who is sitting in Karsh than that object becomes a talismanic force to be reckoned with which subjugates and dominates the negative part of the object which is gross. ……….Reference:- Khshnoom Harmala no 2 Buland gehsarna ni Kriya Footnote Page 35-36
Further Mino Gaas can be elaborated as that Talismanic place in Nisti (Non eternal world) in Upairi Dakhyu where full authority of Dadar AhuraMazda flows by presence of Spenamino and absence of Ghenamino. Where there is no tussle between white side and black side of nature and there is Unity over there. That place is also called as Gatu. Although Mino Gaas is in Nisti (non eternal world) but with talismanic protection of Pavi or protective boundary surrounding it behaves as if it is part of Hasti the eternal world and is forever in harmony with nature. The Pavikut of Agiary, Atash Behram is connected with Mino Gaas. Without connection with Mino Gaas, a Pavikut of Atash Behram/ Agiary cannot function on its own. Note:- Hasti= Blissful Eternal World, Nisti= Non Eternal World which will one day (a very far event) be destroyed after salvation of whole universe Nisti will merge with Hasti. Our Earth is somewhere at Fag end of Nisti world ……………….Ref:- Dokhma ni Buland Talesam by Dr. F.S. Chiniwala Page 112
More about Hasti- Nisti and Frashogard(Salvation)
In Patet Pashemani prayers Kardo 12:- Oem Kardeh Hom in Pateti vajorg Umedeh Kerfehra geran Bim Dujakhra ………………. means by doing Kerfeh (Neki) that is Good deeds when one gets hope= Umeed for salvation I who has sinned pray Patet so that I get good guidance and thus will not reincarnate again. Dozak= means to be reborn twice (……….see Yajashne ni Buland Kriya footnote Page 22). First being born in his own time cycle of “Thwash” when he is born with body for alchemizing his druj to Gav. The second time after his physical body is fully alchemized and there is no need for him to reincarnate because veil of darkness has been lifted from his soul and he gets salvation. Of course in between these 2 beginning and final stages he reincarnates many times. Finally there will be no need for Nisti to exist and at the time of Salvation of complete humanity, Nisti will merge into Hasti, and thus Nisti has served its purpose.
Thus the Mystic Bard Rumi says in his couplets as under:-
Rav Neki kun ke Dahar Neki Danad,
U Neki ra za Nikuvan Nastanad,
Mal Az Hameh Manad v a Az Toham Khahad Manad,
Aan Beh ke ba Jaye Mal Neki Manad.
Translation:- Go and do Neki, For Epoch of time or Zamana will remember Neki only,
for that is one thing that Zamana cannot snatch away from a person,
Every materialistic gains will be left here only including yours,
That is why it is better for you to earn Neki or Kerfeh instead of running after materialistic acquisition of wealth.
……………………. Latest Parsee Avaz Vol 4 No 1 October Nov 2011
Birth of our holy Prophet on this earth
Birth of Asho Zarathustra gradually brought relief on this earth from atrocities of Dev’s and the soul of Earth that is “Geush Urva” heaved a sigh of relief. Zarathustra spent thirty years in his father’s talismanic house namely “Dreji-Jabar” where he made communion with Ahuramazda and remained constantly attached to him. He then opened a new heaven – a place full of heavenly splendour namely Gaas in likeness of what he had erected on Upairi Dakhyu before his birth. He brought all the powers of that heavenly Gaas at Upairi Dakhyu into this newly made Gaas of “Dreji-jabar” (Harabarez) Thus he prepared a way from whence he can draw the heavenly munificence right from Gaas at Upairi Dakhyu and through Gaas at Dreji- Jabar into Pavmahal of Iranshah and then to many Atashbehrams and Agiaries and we finally receive heavenly munificence. The purpose of “Pavis” also known as “Pavikat” is to seclude Atashbehrams, Agiaries from outer worldly pollution thereby making them eligible to receive heavenly munificence right from Upairi Dakhyu, and Dreji-Jabar. ……. Reference:- A Sequel to Essentials of Zoroastrianism Page 41 The same holds good for human body also. In order to receive benevolent Asere-Roshni currents from higher realms we have to keep our Aipi clean by following Tarikats of Druj Parhej. Please see the illustration below:-
Illustration taken from Book “Learning Parsi Panu” by Silloo Mehta Page 48
Mission of Asho Zarathustra:-
The mission of our dear Prophet Zarathustra on this earth was to eradicate Devyasni of Devs who had made this earth a living hell. “Gatha Zarathustra” is deputy of Dadar Ahura Mazda and is an elemental in nature bearing same name of our Prophet (To know more about it Press Ctrl +click to follow the link:- The Five Gathas) With overall supervision of Dadar Ahura Mazda and through elemental medium of “Gatha Zarathustra” our dear Prophet before being born on this earth formed a Stage known as Mino Gaas which can also mean as Throne of Dadar Ahura Mazda. Mino Gaas can be defined as visible as well as invisible powerhouse of Asere-Roshni currents flowing where Yazatas dwell. Thus a platform known as “Mazdayasni Daen” is formed which can be also called as Mother of all religions. Different religions will establish itself at its preordained time on this earth and whose roots are connected to Mazdayasni Daen. ….. Reference :- Yajashne ni Buland Kriya by Dr F S. Chinwala Page no 254
The elementary Science of Elements:-
Basic composition of our human body is made up of four elements viz: Fire, Air, Water, and Earth. As fire or heat is required to keep everything in motion, in each of these elements therein lies four types of Atash. They are:- 1) Atash-e - Mino Karko 2) Atash-e- Vajisht 3) Atash-e-Urvajishta 4) Atash-e-Spenishta. In order to nourish the four elements of Fire, Air, Water, and Earth nature has added “Ether” known as “Gao-Chithra”. When four types of Atash mix with one another in different permutation and combination another composite Atash known as “Atash-e- Vohufreyan” is formed. “Vohu” = benevolent, or good and “Fre”= means love, “Yan”= an Affix, meaning the one that proceeds towards goodness. This Atash functions as alchemical agent that lovingly converts in its furnace our elements =“Anasar” made up of Naso into Gav. The Naso in our body is made up of various forms of contagions known in Avesta as “Akhti”, ”Ahiti”, “Paviti but remains in check due to Gav Chithra. Nature has in all its kindness mixed Gav in elements of our body so that potency of Druj or Dravao is reduced and is now known as “Vohun”. It’s like colour Black when mixed with snow white the original colour of black changes into grey. At the time of mortal death when Gav Chithra no more nourishes dead body, the three contagions which were kept in check so far when the body was alive is let loose by Druj- e- Nasu that sets in dead body. Akhti= Direct contagion that arises due to coming in contact with dead matter by sense of touch, Ahiti= Indirect contagion that sets in the air, Paviti= Also Indirect Contagion that has set in air and reaches our physical body through our nostrils and air we breathe. ……….Reference :- footnote of “Dokhma ni Buland Talesam” by Dr. F S. Chiniwala Page 97.
The word Anasar has got at its root “Nas” meaning Naso=ignorance, that is what our elementary body is made up of. Thus after various stages other four higher Roohani Atash are formed whose seat is based in our skull which if developed properly can transform human into semi Yazad. These four Atash are known as 1) Atash-e- Dara 2) Atash-e- Naryosangh 3) Atash-e- Khoreh 4) Atash- e - Frah. As one proceeds further on path of Ashoi he makes a sincere effort of binding Druj in his Anasars made up of 4 basic elements in combination with one another, and thus binds the druj in his physical body. The practice of Druj Parhej now can be fully understood. He thus proceeds on path of Ashoi and his Keherp which is made up of 16 Chakras becomes subtle. The four elements in every Chakra vary. In some lower Chakras earthy, or airy, watery element is more prominent than firey element. By observing Druj Parhej the firey or airy element becomes more prominent than other elements. Our elements now become subtler. That is aim behind all these practices. He thus begins developing the four Atash-e-Dara, Naryosangh Khoreh, and Atash- e-Frah. He becomes semi Yazad now. Today we have Atashe Dara active within us, but it has got 1001 stages. We can be on any one of the rung of ladder out of 1001 rungs. We have yet to develop other three Atash. As long as Atashe Dara is only active and the other three Atashes have yet to be developed, we can be victim of passions within us. The subtle Naso within our body raises its ugly head every now and then and remains unbridled till we have only Atash e Dara developed. But with path of Ashahe Khao and with Manthra Spenta Prayers he can alchemize druj within him very effectively, and further develop Atashe Naryosang. At the end of Atash Niyaesh the devotee requests Atash Padshah and prays for his speedy success in developing other three Atash.
Zarathosti Deen has 1) Erejoish Patha and 2) Ashahe Khao. Erejoish Patha means righteous Path of Truth which can be found common in all other religions but our religion teaches us one more path of Ashahe Khao which is not found in any other religion. The path of Ashoi has been shown in our religion only. By speaking truth only our 8th Chakra of tongue develops where earthy element of “Khakh” is subsided and firey element is strengthened. With his uttered speech anything now becomes possible in reality as it can never fail. In Zarathosti deen “Daham Nar” is that who has control over his tongue by speaking truth only and by further developing Atashe Nairyosang has reached stage of Khetvodat where his Male and female counter parts are merged into one. He is now free from lust and not even an Apsara or Dev can tempt him into forbidden temptations.
To develop Ashoi one has to pass through 72 steps or stages. Each karsh consists of 8 stages. His Atashe Naryosang is said to be developed when he has reached 4th Karsh of Ashoi. Such a Ashwan can bind his druj. The day of Meherangan is very important for an Ashwan because on that day he digests all his druj and converts it into Gav. A Zarathosti Daham Nar besides being truthful is also of Ashwan category. ……….Reference :- Parsee Avaz dated 25.10.1958 page 3
…………………..to be continued