Aim of this Blog

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.

Today every one wants to die a Martyr's death for Religion, but no body wants to live for the sake of true teachings of Religion. It goes without a doubt that we have let go the true kernel of Mysticism in religion and embraced only the outer shell of a glossy show of Religion. We forget that Religion is not show business but it is a way of living. Your Left hand should not be able to know what Tarikats your right hand is practicing.

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:-

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

Best regards,

Firdosh K Sukhia

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A true incident of a Jinn living amongst humans.- Part 1

{ Editor’s Note:- The under mentioned article Reference is from :- Parsee Avaz dated 05.02.1967 Volume 20 Issue 32. This article is in continuation to previous part where in it was explained as to how an Ashwan of Demavand Koh who are bounded in their own Karsh and remain within it and does not venture out of it for they are bounded in their natural functions of fighting against dark forces in nature relentlessly 24 x 7x 365 days throughout the year. That work is best done within the perimeters set by them and bounded by holy Karsh which are invisible to prying human eyes, and ordinary humans like us. They prefer to remain within Karsh and never venture out of it.

There were in past and even now in present who claim to have come in contact with holy Ashwan in polluted atmosphere of Cosmopolitan City like Bombay and who seem to have imaginary guided inspiration from Holy Ashwan saheb. But as per late Jehangirji Chiniwala Saheb as he had written in past that such a person’s claim seems to be false and he could have never had any contact with holy Ashwan Saheb but possibly could have come in contact with an “Arvahi” or Djinn who can easily fool a person into a belief. For such a Djinn has unimaginable powers and today’s science is like a child’s play for them.

An entity known as Djinn also called as “Arvahi” in Khshnoomic parlance can live with humans without us knowing of its true identity. A True incident of Djinn in Aligarh Muslim University is given below and narrated in Gujarati in above mentioned Parsee Avaz by Dinshaw Cawasji Sidhwa of Udwada. I have in my own way translated the article from Gujarati in free flowing English using the first person narrative of the original author. This article had appeared first in “Kismet” Monthly Magazine but was initially and originally written in “The Intermediate College Magazine Aligarh” by Mr M. A. A. Hami. Mr Hami the Original writer had written as to how one Mr. Akhtar Imam Razvi had narrated about his true experience. Such a story seems to be lifted out and out from Persian Nights, Arabian Nights, or Chinese tales. These seemingly appearing fairy tales or folk lore’s which many of us refuse to believe in it are quiet natural as we are living in different period of time frame. But that does not justify of its non-existence, and the fast lifestyle that we are leading only takes us further away from the truth. It is but natural that one would doubt such a thing as possible in age of Gizmos and Gadgets and is logical question a critic would ask these days. But lo behold we have plenty of surprise in stores for us. It does not mean that what we cannot see and understand is not possible in nature. For these Djinn are Masters of many Sciences and are far too advanced creatures. Their elementary body constitution is different than a human being and they try to take help of humans for they too have to evolve spiritually. Man is the best creation of God almighty for it is through Mankind only that this earth will achieve its Salvation. Frashogard of Humanity = Frashogard of Earth, which is a long distant event but nevertheless will definitely occur in very long distant future. During the times of Paigambar saheb when these Djinn were at their meanest best and the mother earth’s soul Geush Urva lamented the torture she had to endure by the evil nature of Arvahi, our Paigamber saheb sealed all the entrances on this earth and defeated these evil Djinns to submission. Earth became free from their evil clutches. But now today with humans inclining towards evil ways some of these Arvahis are set loose by evil deeds of mankind, although they cannot be so rampant as the times before advent of Paigamber saheb. There are two types of Djinn or Arvahi. 1) Ulvi 2) Sephli. Ulvi arvahi does not harm anybody but Sephli Arvahi are evil in nature. In short a Zoroastrian is not supposed to have any association or take any help from both types of Djinn or Arvahi for many reasons. The main reason, they do not help us for free as we have to give it back with tax what we have taken from them and that will put hurdles in our spiritual progress for they dwell in lower planes. To repay them we have to wait in lower planes for eons of years in company of hovering sprits which is not a very good experience, where as we Bastekustian Zarathustis have to move much further up towards Chinvat, and beyond which is our original dwelling place. The above brief explanation is necessary for readers to understand the meaning of Arvahi or Djinn.}

A true incident of a Jinn living amongst humans.- Part 1
By Dinshaw Cawasji Sidhwa (Udwada)

Now coming back to our main article which was narrated by Mr. Akhtar Imam Rizvi in Kismet Monthly Magazine. Mr Akhtar along with his friend Rafeuddin were batch mates studying together in famous Aligarh Muslim University in Intermediate College level. Mr Akhtar was staying with his Maternal uncle in the city, where as Rafeuddin was staying in hostel of Aligarh Muslim University. They had within their friend circle some six to seven class mates along with them. Rafeuddin was known as Rafu within his friend circle. Rafu and Akhtar got acquainted with each other during college days and were like closed knit friends knowing each other’s families also. Mr Akhtar was originally from “Hazaribaug” whereas Rafu was originally from a place known as “Aara” Rafu and Akhtar being very close to each other took part in college sports together. Akhtar was more inclined towards western ways of lifestyle which Rafu showed his dislike towards western ways of lifestyle, and was more comfortable with eastern ideas. Together Akhtar and Rafu passed B.A. University exams, and enrolled their names together for further studies in law. Akhtar noticed that his friend staying in university hostel had a clean and sparklingly tidy room was very finicky about cleanliness surrounding him, and wore sparking clean clothes. He lived in holy atmosphere and the ambience within his hostel room was holy and was surprisingly draped everything with green colour. He had in his room all famous personalities’ photo frames which were covered in green frames. Rafu was obsessed with Green colour, even his window frames, bed frames his Sherwani clothes were all green in colour.

One day when Akhtar went to Rafu’s hostel room for greeting him he was sitting in a depressed mood. Akhtar asked Rafu the reason for his depression and he replied that the very reason for which he was reticent about his father was persistent and indicated that his son Rafu should get married and settled in life soon. His father had written to him in letter that he should marry within this month only. Rafu asked Akhtar not to disclose this small secret to anybody as he will take sick leave for fifteen days from the Principal of the Aligarh University and proceed to his home town of “Aara” for his weddings and will resume his college after the function is over within 15 days. He requested Akhtar to meet him at “Aara” next day and to book for himself Express train ticket for he has to be a witness to his marriage. Rafu requested Akhtar to do everything discreetly. After having taken Principal’s permission Rafu set for his home town “Aara” on that very day. The very next day Akhtar boarded four o’clock Express train and headed for “Aara” where he was to meet his best friend Rafu about to be married. Rafu was ready at “Aara” station to receive him. He had even arranged for a car ready to take Akhtar with his belongings to his place. The car moved along narrow streets and city road westwards towards country side where habitation of humans become scarcer till they reached a very secluded place where a lone bungalow stood on a vacant plot of land. Rafu got down from the car carrying Akhtar’s belonging and Akhtar followed him silently wondering where he is taking him to a lonely spot.

To Akhtar’s surprise Rafu lead him straight to a nearby Cave at a secluded spot. By this time Akhtar was falling short of patience and immediately inquired to rafu where he was leading him to. For surely this cave was definitely not the place where Rafu was supposed to get married as he did not see any trace of guests waiting for him in this secluded lonely spot. He inquired the whereabouts of marriage party and hustle bustle atmosphere that normally accompany a marriage party. Rafu pointed out towards the Cave and indicated with a gesture that they are supposed to go in a Cave where everything required for marriage is arranged in it. By this time Akhtar sensed that something was amiss and doubted Rafu’s sanity for leading him to a lonely secluded spot in front of a Cave.

Rafu’s eyes shone with eagerness for he knew the time had arrived for him to disclose to his close dear friend Akhtar, few facts of which he was ignorant of. Rafu told Akhtar not to be afraid of the cave and with a firm mind once and for all step in it. On seeing Akhtar’s hesitation Rafu blurted out to him that I am about to disclose a very personal secret to you. The very next moment Rafu with a serious face told Akhtar that my dear friend the time has arrived for you to know the truth which I am about to tell you. But you must promise me not to panic and hear what I have to say to you with a calm mind. After saying this Rafu immediately was immersed in his thoughts as he was searching for words to be said to his dear friend Akhtar. Rafu retorted next that “My dear friend Akhtar,I am a Djinn”. Akhtar Immediately after hearing what Rafu had said to him felt giddy and weak in his knees drop on the ground unconscious. What happened next was any body’s guess and when Akhtar regained his self and opened his eyes he saw that he was sleeping on a bed and surrounding him were many beautiful damsels. Akhtar doubted if it was not a dream and he bit his finger to know the truth. He later on was convinced that this was no dream of his but was a reality. He opened and closed his eyes for a few moments and the Damsels surrounding him began giggling at his funny gesture. At that particular moment Akhtar was not ready to accept what was happening to him and believed that his situation was similar to Abu- al-Hassan in fairy tales of Arabian Nights. In Arabian Nights Abu- al-Hassan too was at loss of words as to where he had arrived in some magic spot. With fear writ all over his face Akhtar remained where he was on the couch and shut his eyes tight not knowing what to do. Suddenly he felt a loving caress over his head, when he opened his eyes he saw Rafu standing before him. This made him all the more nervous and he shut his eyes again.

Rafu tried to make Akhtar at ease by pacifying him that he should not be afraid of him when he was pulling just a fast one upon him. He went on further that Akhtar was his guest and he his host. He further pacified and tried to reason out with Akhtar in hope of calming down from his fears. Rafu told him that he should not be afraid of him just because he is a Djinn. Aren’t stories of Jinn mentioned in their holy book of Koran. He said that Jinn does not harm or harass a person without any reason, nor does he cause death or injury to a person. Akhtar became a bit relaxed after knowing the intentions of Rafu was not to harm him. Akhtar immediately realized the surrounding around him and noticed decoration of intricate designs in the room. In one corner of the room was soft Iranian Cotton Dhurrie. Every item decorated in the room was unique and antique in nature with fragrance from various kinds of Attar its whiff spread throughout the many rooms. Akhtar felt as if he was transfixed in some other world as if he was cruising in the enchanted world of Maulana Halim Sharar and had just landed in world of fairy tales as described in “Firdosh e Bari”. The room in which Akhtar was laying on the couch its doors were ajar and immediately facing the open door was another room. Akhtar had a glimpse of other room from his couch and he immediately got the idea of the lifestyle and noble ways the Mughal Badshah used to live in such elegant Grandeur. Akhtar kept on observing the surroundings in awe and admiration.

Suddenly Rafu who was nearby told him that his father has not yet seen Akhtar and is very eager to meet him. He will be very happy to meet Akhtar so now he will introduce Akhtar to his father for which he had come all the way from Aligarh. Akhtar was led by Rafu to another room where his father was seated. Immediately on stepping in that room Akhtar noticed a senior person. His appearance was eye catching. He had long flowing beard, and hair shining like quicksilver and was covered from head to toe by a white dress, having medium size built, and eyes shining like amber and penetrative x-ray eyes that can scan a person and see through his heart. Above all his eyes were full of love and his face sparkled with intensity of childlike innocence and piety writ all over his face. be continued in Part 2


Firdosh K.Sukhia

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