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

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mankind and his Cosmic Tryst with other Worlds.- Part 5

The Second Zarvane Akarne – The Past Tense

Out of the original ten parts of Ruvan 9 parts were reformed and Yazats, Ameshaspands, Mino, Dae were formed out of it. The other non-reformed one part of Ruvan was divided equally into two parts. Out of which one part was known as 72 var na Stur or 72 dwelling place of stars were formed.

For the Alchemisation of the other half part of Ruvan it will start in Second kaal which is known as The Past tense. It is from this second Kaal that actual further Cosmo genesis starts from here, also known as “Shrushti Rachna” or “Bundaheshne”. This second epoch starts with the creation of Immortal Universe called as “Haithyeng Asti” in Avesta also known as “Hasti” comprising of seven immortal planes or 7 “Asman” of Hasti. These seven Asman of Hasti were in addition to two heavenly planes formed in 1st Zarvane Akarne ( 9th and 8th Asman of Minoi Universe). It is here in Hasti that the half part of non-reformed part of Original Druj of Ruvan is divided and classified into five Jhirum which is in short classification of souls into 5 parts which will later manifest into 5 different religions at its ordained time later on. So classification of souls is done right from formation of Hasti Universe at the beginning of Cosmo-genesis. This is so because not all souls have Druj within them of equal proportion. These 5 groups of souls have varied degree of Dravao within them and hence need for classification of souls.

Let us see what Shakespeare has to say in his play Cymbeline about classification of souls:-

Brother, stay here
Are we not brothers?
So man and man should be;
But clay and clay differs in dignity,
Whose dust is both alike. I am very sick.

Religion is not man made but by God himself during Cosmo genesis itself and is for man who are made up of varied hues. All religion lead to one goal and it is the method of reaching the goal that is different. One cannot study in University if we are fit to go to school only. Or a second standard student will find 10 standard class beyond his reach. Such is case with every religion and there is no short cut, because in nature there is “Law of Jhirum” prevalent or “Law of Gradation”. As five fingers of our hand are not of equal length, similarly for different grades of Ruvan, different set of rules and prescriptions (Tarikats) are there for their spiritual evolution which are prescribed by spiritual Doctors also known as Prophets of that respective religion. There is no conversion and one cannot jump tracks at your own free will. Progress can only be made one step at a time or “Pae Dar Pae” that is step by step and perfect lessons has to be learnt. “Zarthustra Gatha” is Talismanic station maintained by Sarosh Yazat and Prophet Asho Zarthustra establishes his connection with it before descending on this earth for his mission of “Vedaevodat”= Vendidad (laws to fight Daev). Prophet Zarathustra will be instrumental in bringing five religions on this earth at its ordained destined time. Refer link:- The Five Gathas

Let us take an example that we can understand in our worldly senses. We have so many languages each different from one another. From one root language so many languages are derived. For example Hindi language of Devnagiri script, so many other languages spoken in India have common root, and many other Indian languages are derived from it. The script is almost similar but languages are different. So is the case with Persian Language, out of which many other languages are derived such as Urdu.etc. Now let us try to pick up one word from one language, another word from another language and so on and try to speak what we want to say. Does it make any sense to us. Obviously not. Such is the case with mixing religion and breed of humanity with one another. By mixing one breed with another all we get is Chaos. But nature abhors Chaos, and what we call as Order is the immutable laws existing in nature which is projected to us as Religions, that we do not seem to understand when we say all religions are same. But of course they cannot be same although all lead to one goal. This is so because there is classification of souls. It is because souls are different and to meet their various needs Religions vary from one another.
The topic of “Jhirum” is the key to understanding Cosmo-genesis and whatever manifestations occur during the making of Universe, they all work in harmony towards “One Stupendous Whole, One Harmonious Omnipresence” which is also known as “Veet” which is one of the name of Dadar Ahuramazda in “Hormuzd Yasht” prayers.

Right from “Mazda” till “Khanirathbami”=earth there are total 21 main manifestations which are as under:-
1)Mazda 2) Ahura 3) Ahuramazda 4) Ameshaspand 5) Mino 6) Dae 7) Farokh 8) Yazads 9) 72 Var of Urvan 10) 729 Var of Urvan 11) Gatha 12) Five Jhirum of Urvan 13) Dukhul Ruvan 14) Saboot Ruvan 15) Kharaj Ruvan 16) Sash Keshwar or Six Keshwar 17) Zareh Ruvan 18) Ruvan that manifest from four subtle elements or Anasar 19) Ruvan that manifest from four gross elments or Anasar 20) Ruvan that manifests itself into mineral, Vegetable and Animal kingdom 21) “Gelshah e Salim” or “Kuvat e Yim” that is manifestation of first human being = “Adam” on this earth known as Khanirathbami.

Note:- Where words like Dukhul, Saboot, Kharaj are used, they are actually different stages of Ruvan or Urvan, after step by step alchemy on it. Thus non-reformed Ruvan getting grosser and grosser form spirit to matter whilst descending from spiritual to material world for his own alchemy of Druj, whose final destination is Earth; Var= Dwelling place.

Reference:- Tavil e Sudreh Kusti by Ustad Saheb Behramshah N Shroff Page 50 (Book released by M.M. Moos). The actual manuscript in Gujarati is written by Late Ervad Phiroze Masani.

In Cosmo-genesis the law of infoldment of Spirit into Matter is known as law of Mazda-data; and the Law of Ahura-data is the law of unfoldment of Spirit from Matter. Reference:- A Manual of Khshnoom by P.N. Tavadia Page 114. To fit these laws in our sense we can visualize a folded Carpet when we open it up that is called as law of Mazda-data or coming from up to below, and when we wind the Carpet back to its original position that is law of Ahura-data that is going back to Spirit from Matter (Below to upwards), that is going back to where it came from. It’s just like a Metro train having two tracks one for going up to destination and other to return back to where it originated from. This drama is for alchemization of Druj or dross of Ruvan, which will take mind boggling time frame to finish its task or goal of Frashogard.

“Spena-mino” and “Angra-mino”

This Druj or Dravao within 5 groups of souls was of extreme nature and for alchemy process it cannot be tackled by nature. Yazats cannot touch them for alchemy for it will only reduce their own radiance. For that a special agent or Mino is needed by nature. Mino is authority given by nature to perform special tasks, and that task of him working like a scavenger working with the Daev or primordial druj so prevalent in 5 groups of souls. Yazats cannot touch and handle Druj directly, to handle druj directly another Mino is needed and that is Angramino is appointed for handling putrification. “Angrah” handles dirt, contaminated part of Ruvan that is dross, while Spenamino gives shape and form to the reformed part. Angramino’s job is to aggravate Daev by offering all sorts of temptations. As the Daev comes out of the hiding, has his own way by committing sin and thus slowly this Daev becomes slowly a spend force he gets his dues back, and is punished for sins, thus reforms. This Mino is known as “Angramino”. He is different from Yazats who are made up of brilliance. He is opposite negative pole. But for a negative pole to exist one requires a positive pole. That positive pole is known as “Spenamino”. This Spenamino is Ahuramazda himself but bounds his limitless powers and manifests himself in a limited version as “Spenamino”. Had it not been for Angramino the Daev hidden in Ruvan would not come out in open and hence it could not be reformed. Thus the need for both for they are both known as Mino.

Thus Spenamino and Angramino are two agents appointed by nature who are of opposite nature but both work for Ahuramazda and hence both are called as Mino. Spenamino belongs to white side of nature, whereas Angramino belongs to dark side of nature. Both exists side by side for light to exist one has to have darkness. The Daev hidden in Ruvan has to be tackled by Angramino. Angramino has to work with Daev as if he is co-partner to his crimes, aggravate his weaknesses and take him to task by delivering him to his own evil consequences. Right now for our better understanding we will take Angramino and Ghenamino as one entity only, although technically both varies from one another a bit, and it has no Fravashi within it, unlike Spenamino who has Fravashi within itself.
Note:- Over here the definition of Angra= Sorrow, Dukh and Ghena= Darkness or proceed towards it, or Lackluster = “Temangha” or moving away from Farshogard. Spenamino= Raokhshni= Towards light= moving towards Farshogard. Reference:- Vendidad Dr Saheb F.S. Chiniwala Page 13, and 31

As Ghenamino does not have Fravashi within, hence he does not possess divine wisdom like Yazatas. Had he been with Fravashi then there will be no difference between Ghenamino and Spenamino which would not have served purpose for his appointed task with Dravao of Daev. This Cosmic Drama happened in Hasti Universe on 5th plane or Asman which is where he (Angra) belongs. Our deen says that Angramino is with Daev because he first pretends to befriend him, and works with him by tempting him to commit Sins and thus delivers Daev to his consequences. This role he plays with sincerity like a good actor with perfection.
Having known above facts, we now find and understand whatever is mentioned in our scriptures and everything fits smugly with one another like a complex Jigsaw puzzle solved by us. The references of scriptures are:- Fravardin Yasht Para 76; Jamyad Yasht Kardo 8; Ram Yasht Kardo 11.

Out of 21 main manifestations as shown above when Ruvan manifests itself in stage of Anasar or 4 elements that is its stage of entering into worldly gross state on this earth. The Yazats who are also known as “Payu-Thworeshtar”= the one who shapes, moulds this universe intertwining the original “Aka” = dis-order of the Daev with goodness and thus forming this Universe as per the plan of Ahunavar. All this is as per Meher hence Yazats as well as Meher Yazad is called as “Payu-Thworeshtar”. Ghenamino nourishes this seed of Aka of the Daev, tempting it into committing Sins, and as per law of limit and justice when sins crosses it limits brings it to justice by observing another law of “Akem-Akai” or bringing it to its consequences.
Reference:- Dr Saheb F.S.Chiniwala Vendidad Page 32

Let us visualize the above explanation of how Yazats play their part in the making of this Universe and compare with how original Druj= ignorance of Ruvan in our body can get converted into Gav= enlightenment by giving the example of a Sculptor like Michelangelo shaping his masterpiece creation “David”.

David of Michelangelo

We are all born with divine light within us but which is covered by ignorance or Ego that is preventing us to see that divine light within us. This divinity within us is actually tenth Chakra of our heart. That is why when in crisis we have to listen to what our heart is trying to say to us, and is also called as voice of inner conscience. Let us say Michelangelo starts his sculpting with an original raw piece of block of Marble stone. He carefully chips off the block by applying controlled pressure. Excessive force when imparting blow can disfigure it. The chisel at times needs to be moved as it is struck to get those subtle curves and the finer nuances. The dynamics of the blow also has the philosophy. They are not mere acts of aggression with the intention of shattering the spirit but rather a blend of assertive, controlled passion and tenderness for the one who intends to walk on the path of Tarikats. The follower on the path of Tarikat, will now listen to his inner voice or feel the prick of conscience when exposed to temptations. A person on path of tarikats, becomes alert to all temptations and now knows the difference between right and wrong himself. As his efforts fructifies later, he experiences Bliss known as “Kshato manao” as mentioned in our “Hoshbam” prayers. He is now aware that whatever happens is for his own good so why worry and brood about it. With this process it does not have residual rough edges of pain and grief or remorse but is in fact perfect alchemy of the faults of the flesh. By chiselling away the unnecessary parts that are not required one begins to differentiate all that is David and unnecessary parts chiselled off that are not David. The unnecessary parts chiselled off are imperfection, doubts, indulgence, limitations, emotional baggage and diffidence. All that is non-David is removed painstakingly which is done by nature with gradual process of passage of Time or Zarvan. What remains as David is pure, unadulterated blissful consciousness, the self.

Through this gradual process of gathering experiences, he transcends all worldly experiences till nothing remains but the self. The true self is an exalted awareness, a blissful state of simply being rather than becoming. You are what you are now, you do not imitate anybody. All your talents are expressions of divinity within. That is why nobody is born without any talent. What we have been looking for bliss outwardly had been all the time within us. For us to reach that awareness nature is making every effort day in and day out for us to achieve it, but we are in deep slumber. “Aka” = Disorder , wickedness, ignorance which was initially just a raw piece of block of Marble is converted to “Asha” = Order, a masterpiece known as David by Michelangelo. The migration of Aka to Asha is the final goal behind the making of this Universe.

One of Dadar Ahuramazda’s name out of 101 names, the 56th name is known as “Afrajdum” or “Karigiri” = the moulder, maker, creator, or giving it a shape. If this is not moulding, creating then what else is this Universe made for ? If the end goal is not Alchemy then what else this Universe could be after all for ? This explains Asha or Law of Ashoi which is so very much necessary for our spiritual progress. If one understands the inner import behind tarikats then there is no turning back and tarikats, rituals does not become a Dogma or mere superstition but we derive pleasure in doing it.
So one should not despair if we encounter difficulties in our life. Not brooding over difficulties and to “Let Go” if we are stuck with it, is higher finesse we should cultivate if we want to progress spiritually. Only cowards’ commits suicide which is a Sin and Patet or penitence is required for that. Further difficult period is in store for the one who commits suicide, and he has to go through it all over again. He has to repay again but this time with interest for all his dealings are meticulously recorded by Meher Yazad. Unfortunately Suicide is shortcut trend adopted by film stars, students faring badly in exams and many others in today’s times.

Now that we have understood the purpose of Spenamino and Gehnamino, and for victory of Good over Evil we have been given Sudreh Kusti, Avesta Manthra,Tarikats as a gift by our prophet. There is constant tussle in our body between Angramino and Spenamino and it is up to us to choose the Victor between the two, and which one we are nourishing.

We will continue with Third Kaal in next Part 6. ………………………….to be continued.