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
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Sixteen qualities(Virtues) of an Athravan – Part 5
Reference (old) Parsee Avaz 22.11.1959 page 4 & 9 “Porso- Pasokh va Nuktechini” column or Question and Answer Column
4) Yazdan-Minidar:- The word Yazdan depicts the flow of benevolent currents of Asere-Roshni, and Minidar means to breath and be fully aware of it. When an Ashwan Athornan breaths he establishes direct contact with benevolent flow of blessings known as Asere-Roshni. The frequency of his breathing and that of Asere-Roshni becomes one thereby fully remain attuned with it. The above quality of Athornan now does not remain merely a quality, but an ashwan can use it as a weapon to fight against dark forces in nature. Whereas ordinary Athornan of Hutox category becomes capable of assimilating Asere-Roshni currents within him. An ordinary Athornan not of Ashwan category but belonging to Hutox who relentlessly day and night remains in Urvisgah or within the circuits of an Atash-Adaran or Atash-Behram becomes eligible and fortunate enough to catch up altruistic “Niruey” and “Puyandi” which are nothing else but various kind of Asere Roshni currents so prevalent in Urvisgah to be retained in Athornan’s Aipi or surrounding field of his physical body. Such a Athravan is now called as “Khup na Dhani” or having achieved Mastery over doing Khup, who is now because of his special powers remains untouched by evil spells of a black magician. Even Athornan of Hutox category who is a family man and yet load bearing his Karma can be capable of such a feat if he is faithful to his deen, following Tarikats sincerely and who has developed his character to highest order which has become his second nature, and epitome of quality breeding. Late Dasturji Faramroze Navroji Kutar being a vibrating example of the above mentioned quality of Athravan, thus becomes a protégé by nature itself, who is now immune to black spells cast by an evil magician. The difference between evil man and god fearing man is that the former is self-gratifying keeping his own interest on priority basis, whereas God fearing man will always strive for selfless duty towards mother nature and he is thus called as Hutox an humble servant of deen who does not complain against all odds.
Late Jehangirji Chiniwala explains further in this article as to how Late Faramroze N. Kutar had narrated to him his personal experience about a Black Magician in Navsari known for his black art who could with his powers locate what was hidden in fist of a person. Incidentally Late Dasturji Faramroze Kutar was passing by and noticed the drama enacted by the magician in front of audience. The magician was trying to show off his powers and Dasturji took it as a challenge. He discretely hid in his tightly clutched fist his holy Padan which he used for his prayers and asked the magician to guess what was in his clenched fist. The Magician was unable to recognize what was in his fist and finally conceded his defeat. From the above mentioned narrated incident Late Jehangirji recognized and saluted the sterling qualities of what a true Athornan like Faramroze Kutar possessed with him, who was known for leading a pious life within the precincts of holy religious institution at Navsari and leading strict Tarikats of Ashoi in his nearby residence. .Late Jehangirji was convinced that Faramroze Kutar managed to keep his Aipi that is surrounding his physical body to the extent that it was surrounded with Asere Roshni fields that protected him from outer pollution.
Whereas an Ashwan Athornan having developed the above mentioned Yazdan Minidar quality of an Athornan as his forte, could actually use it as an asset of special worth and utility wherein he can actually see Asere-Roshni fields with his divinely developed eyes. The above quality of an Athravan now becomes his strength and his forte. He is now able to merge Asere- Roshni currents so prevalent in nature into his own “Ushtan” or Breath force thereby both vibrating with common rhythmical oscillation. Such an Athrawan can manifest Pomegranate seeds from his Sudreh’s Gireban as proof of his piety, and can make Sudreh Kusti as a medium with which he can cure many illnesses troubling a sickly person. Such an Ashwan Athornan can with his divine powers shatter blackest of black fields of “Adha-Manthra” created by an evil Magician.
5) Mino-Vinashneh:- The very word means “being capable of seeing Minoi world”. An Ashwan Athornan having developed this quality of an Athornan can as a special developed power see with his own eyes the hidden Minoi world. He can view with his own physical eyes as to how exactly a Pav Mahal operates and functions in nature. He can even see as to how and where a dead person’s soul goes thereafter his physical death from this world.
An ordinary Athornan who has his karmic debts still pending but having developed the above mentioned quality of an Athravan can only cultivate this quality but cannot use it as a power driven tool as used by an Ashwan Athornan. He cannot see the Minoi world as can be seen by an Ashwan but he can see the other lower worlds of spirits, but is not at all afraid of viewing it. He with help of his Ustad or Master who has given him special gift of Manthra can with his special procedure or “Amal” of “Khup e Ruvan” activate it everlastingly, and can even subdue and mellow down Djinn or “Arvahi” who are evil in nature into submission.
6) Pak- Minashneh:- The literal meaning of this word is pure and holy Manashni or pure thoughts. An Ashwan Athornan having developed this quality of an Athornan can as a special developed power cultivate their thoughts which can be likened to a sharp sword. That sword which can decimate disbelief of Agnostic sceptic and cower him down to submission of true belief and thus instil faith in him. Such an Ashwan Athornan if he suddenly encounters a prostitute, and if he wishes so, can even convert her selfish passions to selfless love for her husband only. He can if he wishes so, with his pure Manashni convert the prostitute making her realize her folly and she thus opts for leading a selfless saintly life, rather than indulge in gratification of lust like before. He becomes semi Yazad if this quality is transformed in powerhouse of Spiritual strength. He with his strength and “vathwo-frado” emanating from his eyes can even turn a ferocious man eating tiger or lion into a pet animal.
But an ordinary Athornan who has his karmic debts still pending but having developed the above mentioned quality of an Athravan with Tarikats of Ashoi can only cultivate this quality but cannot use it as a power driven tool. If a sceptic non believer tries to ridicule him with questions with intent of poking fun and mischief, an ordinary Athravan having developed above mentioned quality can with his sheer Manashni and mere presence, convince the sceptic which will in turn have a positive attitude of admiration for Athravan. The sceptic gets convinced by an Athravan having pure Aipi.
7) Rast-Gavashneh:- The translation of the word imply- truthful speech. An Ashwan Athornan having developed this quality into power can make things happen with his mere uttered words. If he blesses a person than his blessings will come true. He speaks sparingly and he never speaks ill or curse anybody. He can with his special powers of Meher Yazad illuminate into a person’s small world. He spreads along with him Roshni and enlightenment where ever he goes. He can now even converse with Gospandi animals and birds.
Whereas an ordinary Athravan of Hutox category, having developed above mentioned quality can convince a person with his spoken words. He being truthful in his speech, a person back biting or speaking ill of him will be automatically exposed and get caught.
By developing the above mentioned four qualities of Athornan namely Yazdan-Minidar, Mino-Vinashneh, Pak-Minashneh, and Rast-Gavashneh he reaches the stage of Aab- Beretar of Zoroastrian Priesthood. Aaab meaning water but we don’t have to literally translate it as medium for transporting water but it can actually mean that water which is cleansing agent in all kriyas which helps in drawing blessings from Minoi world, and the machinery used by nature itself can be understood by “Sezda” Divine Cinematography seen by divine eye which only a Master can show it to us. Such an Athornan is proficient in all Kriyas. But the above mentioned qualities of an Athornan remains a quality only if an Athornan is having complicated karmic debts to be settled first, till all the past Margarzan Gunah dues are not settled first sincerely and with truth, and till he has absolved his passions by being a family man leading married life, and till he takes trouble of sincerely following “Druj Parhej Tarikats ” that is alchemizing his Druj to Gaav. Only after having settled his Karmic debts can he proceed further and develop these qualities of an Athravan into a store house of divine powers which now becomes a weapon to fight evil. But today we do not see any Athornan who is willing to go through all the trouble of leading a life of Tarikat. The sorry state of affairs is that today’s Athornans now behave like Behdins. They are careless when they have hair cut or pairing of nails, they eat in any vessels or plates in a hotel, they wear clothes washed by others, travel freely in crowded bus, train where people are in impure state. An ideal Athornan should abstain from all these impurities, and concentrate in keeping his Aipi clean by using Aabe Zar or Taro, take Baaj of Druj Parhej like Baaj of Toilet, Pach Tae ni Khavani Baaj, eat food prepared with ashoi by his wife known as “Gorani” or a Zarathusti Cook following cleanliness or even better still preparing food himself, take Baaj even before drinking water, once again washing clothes washed by a Dhobhi by using well waters, remaining within holy precinct of an Atash Behram or Atash Adran, being virtuous and morally strong willed and control on his passions by practicing Tarikats, having implicit faith in his deen and Paigambar saheb’s and his Soshyant’s teachings. Taking all the above into consideration then and only then can he proceed further in developing these qualities of an Athravan, by keeping his Aipi clean and thus pave way for developing “Akheratar Khoreh” in his clean Aipi.
The Western studies and mere philological translation of our scriptures without applying Tavil or inner exposition of Khshnoom can only weaken athornan’s faith on age old time tested oral practices and Tarikats which were followed by our forebears. In a metropolitan city like Mumbai practice of many Tarikats becomes difficult, but a Athornan who will faithfully practice Tarikats as done by their ancestors than he will never discard his prick of conscience which gets strengthened further by practice of Tarikats and he develops habit of listening to his inner voice which is seat of his heart the tenth Chakra. He then develops Akheratar Khoreh when he observes Bareshnoom nahan which will definitely evolve him spiritually. In fact ordinary Athornan who is on path of spiritualism, it does not merely offer him an escape into a so called metaphysical paradise or show business of his own imagination, but it does offers to him a giant opportunity to become Master of the self and doer of the chosen acts and deeds. That is what a highly evolved Ashwan Athornan does; selfless service without making any show, twenty four hours by seven. Today we have in our midst another problematic and faulty studies of Theosophy where in absence of proper guidance from a spiritual leader and unquenched thirst for spiritual knowledge many of Athornan did get drawn to it. Many of us will ask what’s wrong in studies of Theosophy.
Theosophy does indeed have spiritual truths in it but these truths are taken in parts from all religions and the net result is cocktail of all religions which is taboo for us Bastekustian Zarathostis. as it is faulty. Theosophy has generally taken many things from Buddhist religion, even Sanatan Hindu religion warns its followers to apply caution, as they themselves find fault in many of its teachings contrary to Hinduism. Zarathosti Athornan who does study Theosophy will never have faith on certain aspects like Tarikats as explained in Zarathosti religion. It then becomes difficult and hard for them to accept what our religion means when it says Majistamcha, Vahistamcha, Shrestacha. An athornan’s faith gets shattered after studies of Theosophy, and their contact with Ushtan of our Paigabar saheb and his chosen Soshyant gets snapped and disconnected. Hence Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff has cautioned Khshnoom Anjuman to remain away from Theosophy which is elementary path reserved for Atheists who do not even want to acknowledge existence of God. Hence faith is very important factor here, without faith Athornan will never accept what is said above but under false pretext of religious studies of Theosophy will only have inflated Ego. He can never cultivate any of 16 qualities of an Athrawan and will be only namesake Athornan.
................... to be continued