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, November 19, 2012
A true incident of a Jinn living amongst humans.- Part 2
Akhtar’s eyes fell immediately on Rafu’s father, and as mark of respect Akhtar saluted with traditional Muslim Salaam, Rafu’s father reciprocated back with other Salaam to Akhtar. After having greeted each other Akhtar felt humble enough not to look straight in his eyes as he intuitively felt that that he was standing before a pious personality. All three of them then proceeded towards a palatial room decorated with antiques and rich style. Whole room was decorated with Iranian Carpets which prompted Akhtar into belief that he was in the enchanting World of wonderland of Aleef-Laila which reminded him of Castle of Allaudin Badshah in it. As time passed by Akhtar kept on looking at surroundings dumbstruck with awe and amazement. He kept on wondering whether this was not his imagination playing tricks on him but everything looked so real to him. After having a hearty meal together Rafu had a confession to make to Akhtar. He told him as a matter of fact that in reality there was supposed to be no marriage , or get together later but it was just an excuse to bring him here and to introduce to his father, who was so eager to meet Akhtar.
The next day Rafu took Akhtar again to his father. This time the topic of discussion was to be “The Western and Eastern Civilization and various Sciences’ attached to it”. As three of them sat together Rafu’s father started his conversation explaining about Europe and American Civilisation and how they have made materialistic progress by inventing flying machines like jet airplanes, wireless Radio, Zeppelin. He went on further that he will demonstrate to Akhtar as to how Eastern Civilisation and it’s Sciences’ were far superior than Western Sciences’ by actually making him travel in time without help of any aircraft to various places of the world in fraction of a second by merely closing his eyes and thinking about that place in his mind’s eye. Rafu’s father requested Akhtar to close his eyes shut and to sit calmly at one place. Now he requested him to name any City of the world to his liking. Akhtar blurted out the name of Paris. He was told to open his eyes now. To his amazement and surprise the next moment Akhtar saw him seated in a Suite of a very famous Hotel in Paris and immediately next to him was Rafu and his father waving at him with glee seated nearby a window. Immediately Akhtar instinctively took a peek out of the hotel window and what he saw was a bird’s eye view of Paris city busy streets with countless cars moving and shining their lights like diamonds on a necklace, the hustle and bustle of innumerable Tram Cars shuttling to and fro in the Metropolitan city of Paris, and the jostle of sea of humanity on busy streets out to make a living in rat race known as life. The three of them descended from the hotel and came down on the streets of Paris. Upon inquiry of the name of the Hotel they were in he was told that famous hotel was called as Hotel “The Continent” and had more than thousand attached Suites and rooms in it, and was built at the cost of 80 lakhs. Rafu’s father hired a Taxi and all three of them sat in it, Rafus’ father giving instructions to Chauffeur of the destination and speaking in French with him. Akhtar wondered with amazement about proficiency and fluency with which Rafus’ father spoke French with the Chauffeur. Akhtar began recording all his travels in a diary. Later on they also went in Cinema talkies in Paris where door keeper allowed them to go inside without asking them for valid entry tickets.
Hotel Continent Paris, France
Hotel Alexandra City of London
Cathedral of Assumption Moscow, Kremlin
World Tour with a Jinn:-
As if this was not enough Rafus’ father inquired whether he would like to tour City of London. Akhtar gulped air in his dry throat, his Adams apple moving up and down and blurted “yes” as if he had any choice. This time again he was told to shut his eyes and lay still at one place. He opened his eyes and the next moment he was in Hotel Alexandra in City of London sipping hot Coffee with Rafu and his father. They visited all places worth seeing in London which was meticulously recorded by Akhtar in his travel diary.
After London the next stop was New York. They visited Grande Oriental Hotel in New York and from the hotel balcony were able to see the city of New York. Like that they visited California, San Francisco, Hollywood, and Boston where he was introduced to a Bengali Student by the name of Mr. Sarkar. Since it was lengthy trip all was recorded in Akhtar’s dairy but is not shown here. For details one can refer the Kismet Magazine article.
Again Akhtar was made to close his eyes shut, this time they visited Berlin in Germany. The distance between Berlin and America is vast but still the travel between two places took place in fraction of a second with closing and opening of the eyes. Readers can surmise the science possessed by Djinn which today’s western world can never dream of acquiring it. In Berlin they visited famous Central Hotel. The most amazing part was without anybody objecting to their entry they were allowed to enter in any hotel unhindered. The other amazing part was Rafus’ Jinn father was like a Professor able to speak in any tongue the local language as if he had mastery over all spoken languages of the world. From there they went to “Vimer” where they visited the resting place of famous Poet known as “Geteh”. All the details are noted in Akhtar’s diary and many places visited in Germany were taken note of.
The next trip after closing eyes was Russia. Upon opening eyes Akhtar found himself in “Hotel Krusho”, from there they visited Cathedral of Assumption, Moscow. Rafu’s father narrated that the French army when they looted Russia they took all the booty from the Cathedral of Assumption Moscow in terms of five tons of Gold, and five tons of Silver, and plenty of Jewellery. They also viewed one of the wonders of the world and saw the Giant Bell of Moscow with portray of “Tzarelexis” and “Zarinayeni” carved beautifully on the giant Bell itself.
The Great bell of Moscow, Kremlin
The Great Pyramids of Egypt :-
Again Akhtar was told to close his eyes shut, this time he thought that it must be 10 o’clock in the morning and when he turned his head around he noticed himself to be middle of desert where the great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt was visible to his unbelieving eyes. As usual he was told by Rafu’s father who seemed to be knowing the world’s history at his fingertips that this Pyramid wad built by “Pharaoh” the King of Egypt and is thousands of years old structure that he was looking at. The biggest Pyramid was built by king Cheops of Egypt. It occupies 12 Acres of land and is 732 square feet in width and 460 feet in height and is stuffed with 8.5 Crores Cubic feet of material in it. It took 20 years to be built, and it took 6,63,000 (Six lakhs sixty three thousand) workers to build it. They also saw Pyramids of Sphinx which is human headed lion seated near the Pyramids, which is five thousand years old structure.
Pyramids of Cheops
Pyramids of Giza
The Sphinx Pyramid
The ever wise Rafu’s father continued with Akhtar as his tourist Guide and said that the knowledge possessed by the Arabs was much more than all the sciences put together by European world. As per Rafu’s father Arabs were much more advanced in many sciences whereas Europe was still Barbaric.
We all know from where the Arabs got their knowledge that is from the Persians partly by persuasion and mainly by threatening them with force of sword. As in Shahnamah Firdausi Tusi says that Arabs were Bedouins, Nomads living on lizard’s meat and Camel’s milk.
Thus Firdausi Tusi in his Grand Epic Shah Namah or Book of Kings says :-
1) Toh inra darugho fasanah madan;
Ba yaksan ravesh dar Zamanah madan.
You do not consider this narration (in shah namah) as fairy tales, useless or false ;
All Zamanahs are not same (yaksan),they keep on changing from time to time, and things which were possible in one Zamanah is impossible in another Zamanah .
2) Badin Namah Umgraha Boguzard;
Bekhanad haran kas ,ke darad kherad.
This namah (shah namah) will remain vibrantly alive in hearts forever ;
For those who has Kherad will understand what i mean when i say that that today we are incomplete, whilst formerly our ancestors were complete as descended from our original Bunyaad .
3) Paragandah dar daste har mubadee;
Az Barahi Bordeh har beh khradih.
I have collected fragments of narrations(in Pahalvi) from different Mobeds;
All this narrations were destroyed by fanatics ( in 9 th century A.D),which can be observed from history.
4) Pur amad zeh shahan jehanra kafiz;
nehan shud zaroh gasht payda pashiz.
World (jehanra) has experienced deluge and calamities;
wherein the golden qualities (zaroh)like selfless service has disappeared, and selfish attitude which is like shell or kauri (pashiz) has been reinstated or born (payda).
5) Haman zezasht shud khuboh , shud khub zezasht;
Shud raheh-Duzukh padid az Behesht.
What once was considered bad (zezasht) has been legitimised now, and what was considered good (khub) has been condemned as bad now ;
Path to hell (duzukh) became visible,where as golden path to heaven( Behesht) became obscured.
6) Degar gunah shud Charkheh-Gardaan bachehar;
Zeh Azadgan pak bubrid Meher.
The (planetary aspects )Celestial sphere or dome is now spinning (charkeh-Gardaan) in a different manner ;
Those who were free from vices(azadgan) and god fearing (pak),the shelter of meher was lifted away from them.
7) Negunsar shud Takhteh-Sassaneh yan;
Azan zezasht kerdareh Iranian.
The Sassanian throne (which was azadgan) has been overturned ;
The bad( zezasht)deeds (kerdar)of Iranians ( mixed marriage, conversions ) was the reason for their downfall.
8) Zeh shireh-Shutor khurdanoh sus-mar;
Arbara Bajaie rasidast kar.
Those Arabs (Arbara) who drink milk of camel (shireh sutor) and who eat flesh of Lizards;
The fanatism of Arabs (Arbara)has reached upto such unbearable proportion.
9) Keh takhteh Kyanra kunad aarzooyeh;
Tofuh Bad bar Charkheh-Gardaan Tofuh.
That they desire (Arzooyeh) to possess the throne of Kyaniyan dynasty(takhteh kyanra);
Oh Revolving skies or Planets(Charkeh gardaan),it is shameful(Tofuh) that such fanatics are being encouraged.
10) Benahahe abad Gardad Kharab;
Zeh Barano Az Tabesheh-Aftab.
Pay afgandam Az nazma kakhe-Baland,
Ke Az bado Baran neyabad gazand.
Gigantic civilizations consisting of earthy Tall Buildings and Palaces or whatever can be build by Khakh or earth which were once Abad or at its Zenith peak ;
will someday bite the dust due to Rain water (baran) and Sun (Aftab),
But this Palace of epic poetry which i have made will remain immortal in such a way, that cyclonic winds (bado) or Torrential Rains (Baran) cannot even touch or destroy my Shah Namah epic.
That Firdausi Tusi's Poems glorified Zarthusti Din is evident from his poetry ,although he proclaimed himself to be follower of Islam in public, but his Bataen or hidden faith surely belonged to Zarthushti din which is evidently narrated as under :-
11) Sue-Gumbad-azar arid Ruuy ,
Ba farmane-paygambare-rast guuy.
You face in the direction of Atash Kebla (gumbade-Azar) which connects one to Ruuy of Hormuzd ,
It is farman or directive of Paygambar to stand in humility before Holy fire
12) Ba Yazdan ke hargez na binad behesht ,
Kasi ku nadarad rahe-Zardohesht.
I speak with truth of Yazdan, that they will never attain Behesht or heaven,
who do not (nadarad) follow the path (rahe) of Zarathustra ( Zardohesht) .
13) Rahe Boot-parasti parag-dah Shud,
Ba Yazdan-parasti pur agandah shud.
After the spread of Zarthushti Din the path (rahe) of Boot-parasti or Evil Black Magic which is selfish attitude has come to an end,
And Yazdan Parasti has been spread in every particle of this universe.
14) Pur Az Nur-e-Yezad Bebud Dakhmah,
Yaz aludgi pak shud Takhmah.
Let there be free flow of Yazatic Noor in Dokhmas;
so that the contagion (aludagi) associated with Tokham or seed of Zoroastrian becomes pure (pak).
Firdausi Tusi’s above mentioned 12th couplet is so forceful in nature that one would immediately doubt as to how a Poet with a Muslim name praise so much about Zoroastrian religion and that too with such conviction and unfalteringly faith. From where did he get so much faith.
Let us think about it.
Firdosh K. Sukhia
.............. to be Continued in Part 3