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, July 11, 2014
More on "Suva Ni Nirang" and "Sui uthi ne bhanvani Nirang" and meaning of Hoshbam
This Suva ni Nirang is the 13th Nirang of second group on page 53 titled as “Nirang e Khab Kardan” in Ervad Phiroze Masani book of Pazend Nirang Ba Maen. This book is available on line the link for downloading this book is :- https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=A4C89CBD09EB9AFB&resid=A4C89CBD09EB9AFB%21645&app=WordPdf
The Nirang for before going to sleep or “Nirang e Khab Kardan” is as below:-
"Naam eYazad, Naam e Ahuramazd Khuda Avazuni Yaz eYaar, Yaze Gushdaar Kasney Paityaar Meher Srosh Yaar Srosh Gushdaar Kasney Paityaar Ahurem Mazdam Ahuramazd va Ameshaspandaan va Meher Srosh Rashne, Naam e Yazad Naam e ahuramazd Khuda Avazuni.” ………Ashem Vohu (1)
Besides Suva Ni Nirang it is beneficial to pray Ung ma thi Jagrat thai ne bhanvani Nirang which is there on Page 55 of the above mentioned book,the Nirang is given below at the end of this mail.
The best time to get up and pray is before Hosbam. One should get up before Hoshbam and be ready after bath for early morning prayers. Nowadays due to our faulty lifestyle after late night sessions and bouts of merry making and football matches it has become a fashion to go to sleep after late nights and get up after sunrise which is detrimental for our Soul, mind and our body.
Pharsi Monajaat is given as below:-
Sobasta vakteh mohsna, Sobasta vakte del-gush,
Sobasta vakteh Jan Feza, Sobasta vakte Sobahdum,
Sobasta vakteh Ashekan, Sobasta vakte Sadekan,
Sobasta vakteh Natekan, Barkhiz vakte Sobahdum,
Khahi ke agah Shavi, Dar hardo alam sha Shavi,
Khahi ke Marde Rah Shavi, Barkhiz Vakteh Sobahdum.
Bamdad is the most auspicious time, Bamdad is the time when our Consciousness can be aroused or developed further,
Bamdad is the most auspicious time in nature when Ushtan or Jaan can be augmented or developed further,
Hence Bamdad is the time when you should be fully awake. Bamdad is the most auspicious time for those on religious path and ideal for prayers for god fearing and “Khoda na Ashek”
Bamdad is the time for those who want to make their heart pure and for pure hearted Saheb dilan, Bamdad is the most auspicious time for human being who has inner conscious and who can speak.
If one is on the path of self realization and are aspiring for unravelling the inner secrets of Nature, and want to rule like Padshah both the spiritual and earthy realms in nature, for those aspiring to tread on prescribe path as per our religion, then Bamdad is the most auspicious time in nature for achieving all that.
Early to bed, and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise. The above Monajat is loaded with deep meaning. During Bamdad time the atmosphere is very subtle and peaceful because at that time there is not much human activity and atmosphere is just right enough for vibrations of our prayers recited and our Mithra Stoat to pass through subtle atmosphere surpassing the seven Meher Dakhyus of Nisti and go further even above to other spiritual realms.
Hence as per Vendidad when the male fowl or “Murg” crows during early dawn at Hoshbam one is supposed to get up, take cleansing bath with tarikat and kindle Atash Dadgah fire at home and pray Hoshbam nu Bhantar prayers and then set upon with our daily prayers. We should pass our Mithras in nature and wish for Salvation of entire human mankind and his progress and pray Satoom prayers for our deceased family members.
For the above Mithras to constantly run in our mind one should develop complete humility also known as “Khaksari” and that can be achieved by praying one ashem Vohu immediately when we open our eyes and then on the bed itself pray Spenta Armaiti Mithra which is the 14th Nirang given below of second group on page 54 titled as “Nirang aj Khab Bidar Shudan” in Ervad Phiroze Masani book of Pazend Nirang Ba Maen.
Nirang aj Khab Bidar Shudan
Ashem Vohu 1.
“Humata, Hukhata, Havarashta Sepas dar hom aj to dadar Ahuramazda veh avajuni, Patet hom aj vanah. Avi Guman Hom aj harvastin Yajdan va din va ruvan, va veheshta duzakh vhamar pa sedosh va bdan e astakhiz tan pasin vavasahinashna e Ahriman divan.
Ahureh Mazdao raevato Kharenaghato ameshanam spentanam. Nemo Zarthushtrahe spitameh ashoneh fravashae”………. Ashem Vohu 1
O Ahuramazda may my faith on good religion of Mazdayasni Zarathosti Deen in which I am fortunate to have been born, increase manifold, and may I try to reach the benevolent currents of Humata, Hukhata, Huvarshta of Yazats which run the cosmos
The above Avesta Mathra prayers protects us and negates the attack of Ahriman on ourselves which naturally deteriorates during course of our sleep.
We get down from Bed and do our small Ahuramazda Kusti. That is without Kemna Mazda untie our kusti knot and recite Ahuramazda Khodai ……… and tie our usual kusti knots and then usual Jasmseh avengeh Mazda.
We can then do our other Tarikats like Nirang Abezar by applying Taro three times all over our exposed parts of our body and take Baaj during course of Bath or Nahti vakhat ni Baaj.
Various Baaj are given as PDF attachment
Reference:- 1) Dr Saheb Faramroze Sohrab Chiniwala in his Khordeh avesta Ba Khshnoom Page 802; 2) Pazend Nirang Ba Maeni series 3 By Ervad Phiroze Shapurji Masani Page 40-41.