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, December 25, 2014

Why no Entry for Juddin in Agiary, Atash Behram.

The under mentioned article has been written by Late Jehangirji Chiniwala and is translated from Parsee Avaz dated 27 November 1960 Main article Page 1 onwards

It was in the year 1948 to be exact on 18th November 1948 that a session for questions and answers was organized in hope of enlightenment in matters pertaining to what is right and wrong as per our religious practices. The topic to be discussed was can our religious institutions be kept open for people of all faith. In those days Late Phirozeshah N Mehta as Orthodox refused to arrange such a meeting for he was of firm belief that religious matters cannot be based on opinions of an individual, and non-debatable. But in spite of that such a meeting was held and all types of questions were raised. Late Dr Dhalla was asked several questions. One of which was:- Can a Juddin enter a consecrated Atash behram or Adaran. The answer given by him is as under:-
Quote ………“One should be broad minded and not differentiate between any religions of the world. All the religions should be combined and only one religion should be universally followed and then question of not allowing any individual of different faith (Juddin) in our religious institute will not arise at all.”
But he was unable to reply as to what could be the possible reason behind not allowing Juddins in our holy institutions. With one stroke and as per his personal opinion he discarded such restrictions as mere superstition and blind belief. By reading his opinion one can easily understand scant respect he had for Orthodox belief which was followed since ages.

In reply to Dr Dhalla’s opinion, Dr. Maneckji Bomanji Daver M.A. Ph.D ( Berlin) gave a retort in Parsee Avaz dated 28.11.1948 pointing out what could be the reason behind such heretic reply of Dr Dhalla and his reformist mind set so inclined to rebel.

Dr Manekji B. Daver pointed out that Dr Dhalla’s studies and opinions are mainly based on books like 1) Rationalism by Joseph McCabe, and 2) “The Scientific Basis of Morality” by G. Gour. He tries to argue each and every religious matter with his theory of Evolution. Such an explanation becomes very convenient for rationalist minded Rich to suit their beliefs. He seemed to have common and so very convenient answers to all queries and had nasty tendency to discard beliefs and do away with, all that could not be answered rationally and thereby labelling it as mere superstition. Such tangible and faulty thinking can be like poison where faith is the only criteria required here in abundance for matters which requires Mystic outlook. What does Mysticism say? It says that there are many things we never dream of that are under Sun and which cannot be grasped by our mere worldly senses. When religious Mysticism is multi-Dimensional how can we assess it merely by three Dimensional rational mind.
From the above observation by Late Maneck Davar for Dr Dhalla is enough for one to surmise the trend setting up and for coming 5 decades in the beginning of 20th Century. The likes of Dr Dhalla and other reformist colleagues were churning in their mishmash hodgepodge ignorance and remained so enmeshed in their convoluted thinking till the end of their days, and simultaneously robbing others of their faith also. The Parsi Press not knowing difference between right and wrong in fact encouraged such faulty thinking and printed whatever came their way in the name of freedom of speech, not knowing themselves the grave responsibility lying on their delicate head the important role the media plays in making or breaking the faith of the community.

Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff in the end of first decade of 20th century (around 1910) began his herculean task of spreading Ilme-Khshnoom and the hidden Zoroastrian Mysticism so subtly interwoven in our scriptures, and exposing such knowledge to the community folks so eager to know about it. Those who had zeal to know the Mystic truth hidden in our scriptures and in nature were naturally attracted to him, and thus cobwebs of doubts slowly began fading. But for those whom it was in their destiny for rebel and revolt of “Ashmogi” and “Deen Dushmani” were stuck in their faulty ivory tower, simply without making any effort to try and understand the intricacies and even refusing to acknowledge Mysticism in religion which was the main reason for arriving at such an illogical conclusion by rational thinking alone.
The chapter of Cosmogenesis is very important topic and subject to be fully understood if we really want to understand Zoroastrian Mysticism as everything is holistically connected with one another. So for understanding one topic one has to go back and delve further deep inside for us to get required answers.

Gatumcha Ahurai :-

As per our religion, the Zoroastrian Cosmogenesis explains systematically and in details as to how the omnipotent benevolent life supporting currents descends to us here on this visible and hidden parts of the earth. These life supporting currents comes down as blessings to us from spiritual world of Minoi and Hasti world also known as world of evergreen permanence. These life supporting currents cannot and does not descend anywhere on this earth. For that specially consecrated place of religious institutions are required in seen and hidden parts of our earth and Universe. Before Paigambar Saheb commenced his work of eradicating Daev and Daevyasni adopted by a group of mankind on this earth at that time which was threatening the very earth to extinction, HE (Paigambar saheb) introduced in upper invisible realms of Nisti world also known as not permanent world which is inclined to destruction and its ability to merge with Hasti when it has served its purpose and need for Nisti will not be required at the end of Frashogard and mankind has totally evolved. Much above our earth in Nisti world is a place known as “Gatumcha Ahurai”. In this holy institution of “Gatumcha Ahurai” dwell 23 divine forces of “Ratus” known as “Visperad” that will be implicitly obedient working in unison to Yazatic forces dwelling in Hasti world of permanence. They(Visperad) will be directly under administrative boundaries of Yazatic forces residing in Hasti world. This is done by a Divinity known as “Zarathustra na paach Gatha” or “5 Gathas of Zarathustra” which is manifested into our Paigambaer Saheb. One should note that both are separate but are interrelated with one another. Which means that force of “Zarathustra na 5 Gathas” is visible and inhabitant in Paigambar Zarathustra saheb.

The “sequential connecting link” also known as “Silsila” is from Yazats in Hasti, to Gatumcha Ahurai in Nisti with 23 Visperads residing in it. Now Prophet Zarathustra takes over the charge of Gatumcha Ahurai in Nisti before he descends on this earth for his task and further links Gatumcha Ahurai in Nisti with Batein Iran or “Aivithrishva” or hidden unforeseen Iran. It is here in hidden Iran that our Paigambar saheb first establishes Paav Mahal on this earth itself. The Shoshyant that descends from time to time when Druj or ignorance in mankind flares up to dangerous levels of imminent destruction. These Shoshyants who are authorized by our Paigambar saheb does descend on earth from time to time and show us the correct path.

The word “Gatumcha Ahurai” is an Avesta word and can be found in Gatha Ha 28.5 and such is Mystic explanation of it. But the Philological translations done of the word is “Minoi Jalvo” or Divination of the Divine and is unable to explain the real import or Tavil hidden in it. Had the correct Tavil or its interpretation been available then perhaps the outcome of faith could have been more illumined. But alas such was not the case.
A Bastekustian Athravan however much he meticulously practices tarikats of Ashoi and obtains Ashoi from it, is still unable to establish his direct connection with Yazats and Ameshaspands without outer help. Hence Paigambar Saheb had to make all arrangements as mentioned above before he descends in this corporal world with his Vedaevodat or Vendidad. Paigambar saheb with his special gifts bestowed upon him by Dadar AhuraMazda himself, establishes 23 Visperad or Ratus in Gatumcha Ahurai which is also known as “23 Rathavya Chakras”in our deen. The authority given by Dadar AhuraMazda himself to Asho Paigambar Saheb Zarathustra is known as “Dasturi”. And it is this Dasturi itself that functions as a Rathavya Chakra and this Talismanic force of Dasturi is ever present in Paav Mahal.

23 Ratus of Visperad divine forces are related to 33 Aalats for higher Pavmahal Kriyas:-

It should not be very difficult now to understand that the 33 Aalats that are required in higher Paav mahal Kriyas and their connection is directly related to 23 Ratus of Visperad divine forces.

In Kriya Marg when an Athrawan undergoes Bareshnum and rightfully acquires it ownership known as “Bareshnum na Dhani” then they automatically becomes rightful owner known as “Dasturi na Dhani”. Each and every lawfully ordained Athravan who has undergone Bareshnum thus obtains link with Yazatas and Ameshashpands through Rathavya Chakra or Talisman of Dasturi ever present in a Paavmahal.

From the Athornan Anjuman itself, in good old days during the times of Zarathusti Shahenshat a Dastur was chosen by sovereign ruler of Shah of Iran and also approved by Zarathusti Bastekustian Anjuman public. Such a Dastur having attained Dasturi through highest grade of Ashoi is rightfully given the authority and known as Peshwa of deen or “Deen na Pashwa”.

Today also such practice is followed by us and there is connection between Bareshnum and Dasturi on which all our Rituals and Paav mahal Kriyas are based upon. Our holy institutions of Atash Behram, Atash Adaran are not merely concrete buildings but is consecrated places free from worldly pollution spiritual as well as physical pollution so that it can establish its connection through Kriya rituals and Bareshnoom of an Athravan and create Minoi Talisman and thus establish its contact with Dadar AhuraMazda, Yazatas and Ameshahspands.

A believer of “Theosophy” who can belong to any religion can never accept the belief of a personal and impersonal God, nor can it accept the very existence of a Pav-Mahal, can
never be true to their own religion and its beliefs.

Whatever customs are with us and rituals associated with the customs have been followed and practised by our forefathers since ages and behind every customs followed are Principles of Zarathosti deen. These Customs if followed with due faith does not require any explanation like our forefathers practiced, however no explanations will convince those having limited faith.

The five Religions of the world:-

The basic foundation in our Zarathosti deen teachings is that behind the making of our Cosmos Universe there is law of Asha or law of divine order. That divine order is basic on which this Universe is tailor made for humanity to evolve their deficient soul’s weaknesses and that is a lengthy process of birth, rebirth till all our weaknesses are transmuted into enlightenment. These group of souls reincarnating on this earth have been divided into 5 main groups for the deficiency in all the souls are not identical but vary in degree and intensity, just as our five fingers are not of identical length. These five groups of souls can be classified into 5 Veren or “5 Varna” revolving upon type of faith one possesses, also known as “Panj Takesh” or 5 religions and the “Panj Ratu” or 5 Ratus or leaders that lead those souls are the 5 Prophets of the respective groups of souls considered as the Shepherd leading flock of Sheep to their divine destiny so destined to be. In Yajashne Ha 19 as per divine plan of Ahunavar and Law of Asha that is Divine Order the 5 religion manifest and are for advancement of soul to one final goal of merging with God being One with him, and so this plan is revealed to us in form of Manthra of Yajashne Ha 19 and in itsTavil. This is a very deep import one has to understand it thoroughly before we venture into understanding further our religion and working of all religions in harmony with one another.

In Zarathosti Deen it is explained that there are 5 Gatha or 5 Yazatic forces of Gathas that are behind the making of these 5 religions tailor made for those 5 groups of souls. This is also known as “Zarathustra na Pach Gatha” for it is Zarathustra the Prophet who is assigned the task of manifesting these 5 religions at its ordained time. That is after the advent of Prophet Zarathustra on this earth and after his task is completed of eradicating Daevyasni from the surface of this earth, he makes arrangements for other Prophets of other religions to manifest at right time in nature that will assist to evolve those groups of souls in future. These Prophets are spiritual Doctors knowing the deficiencies and the degree of medicine required for them that are handed to them in form of various Tarikats or means to achieve their goal or final destination.
These five religions are as under:- 1) Zoroastrian 2) Hindu 3) Islam 4) Musai – Jews 5) Isai – Christian faith. Each religion having 1001 stages of evolution or steps in it. Every human being is born in this world with his “Rai” or Wattage of his Soul and is also known as Spiritual Intelligence or Knowledge that he has earned in his many incarnations. He along with his “Rai” and pertaining to that particular religion and its belief inheritant in him descends on this Earth for further advancement in his spiritual journey to perfection. This is fixed destiny that he is born with. Just as he cannot change his parents which is his fixed destiny, similarly the religion in which he is born in is his fixed destiny also that is allotted to him as per his “Rai” or Spiritual awareness he has developed so far. One cannot jump from one religion to another but is a gradual process taking several incarnations to reach perfection. No religion is inferior or superior to another all are different paths leading to one Goal only. Mankind and his beliefs changes at every stage of his life from childhood to death, he is progressing gradually step by step to perfection that is why what we are today it is very difficult to imagine how we were before and our views changes from time to time. The lessons learnt are taught to us by life itself through various karmic interaction with other humans. “The Mills of the Gods grind slowly, but they grind exceeding fine” and thus progress is gradual, and step by step, this being slow taking many incarnations.

In today’s prevailing bad times of Kali Yug or Hashmi Zamanah when one becomes victim of conversion by force therein lies the trials, tribulation and retribution the soul has to undergo for all his collective past Sins or Gunah of “Janam Janmantar”, which befalls upon a person as result of his Past Keshash or Karma. All this happens under Karmic debt which can be of an individual soul or collective karma of group of souls.

Whenever a new religion is to be born, or an offshoot from an old religion is to be established then the souls pertaining to the faith of that new religion are born around that period by law of Asha or Divine order and its machinery. These souls adapts to the new faith and acknowledges it willingness to embrace it even though faith of his/her parents can be different from him/her. There is no retribution of Sins involved over here and that person willingly embraces the new faith. Just as water finds its own level similarly the souls pertaining to the new faith willingly embrace the newly declared faith and his Ratu or Prophet. The souls may find initial difficulties in embracing the new faith but in the end may willingly and with full faith adapt the new religion. Such is the mysterious way the classification of souls operates under Divine Law of Asha or Divine Order that only a authorized prophet or a Ratu understands which is understood in Zarthoshti Mystical Science as “Jhirum”. Note the similarity of word “Germ” in English or “Germination of a seed” with that of “Jhirum”. The word “Jhirum” is a Farsi word with deep religious meaning embedded in it, because it is with its connections of various planetary effects in Astrology that such Jhirum and various branches or offshoots of Jhirum are born. Thus various religions come under various effects of planets in Astrology and is thus known as Jhirum.

Similar to the classification of souls that exists in nature so too humans who are born on this earth pertaining to various religions and the composition of elements or “Anasars” through which a human physical body is made up of, varies in its composition from man to man and amongst various followers of faith.
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. ……………… Shakespeare – Cymberline

There is nothing of show or superiority displayed over here but is truth hidden in nature that remains unchanged in any Age. That is why subject of Jhirum is a closed book as far as Divine Masters are concerned.

It is very evident that a human body cannot function without any heat or fire energy in his body and it is only at the time of death his body becomes cold in absence of fire energy. There are different fire energies in nature and these fire energies are activated by various “Zarvan” and “Frado” energies which are related to various planets thus being different from one another. Subsequently various followers of different faiths their fire energies differ too as their planetary Jhirum is different and thus composition of elements and Anasar in their bodies differ similarly.

A human body is made up of four elements – “Anasars”. They are Fire+ Air+ Water+ Earth. These are four basic elements and with various permutations and combinations with one another a human body is finally made up of.

“Rai” or Radiance of a Soul:-

Energy = Radiance

As we are concerned with a Bastekustian Zarathustis who follow Mazdiyasni Zarathosti Deen their Ruvan or souls carries “Rai” or Radiance of a soul measured in “Aspandi” similar as to Wattage of an incandescent electric bulb or Horsepower of an engine is measured Technically in Science. A Zarathosti soul has “72 Aspandi” and above it. {Aspandi= Horse power, Asp= Horse}. And has active or “Savchet” fire energy known as “Atashe- Minokarko” in their body. The other fire energies although in their body are in dormant state. Followers of other four Religions has different Aspandi than ours., and their fire energies are different. The other fire energies active in their Physical bodies are:- “Atashe- Vajishta, Atashe Urvajishta, Atashe- Spenishta” etc. Each pertaining and applicable to followers of a different faith. Apart from one active fire energy, the other fire energies although in their body are in dormant state.

The Science of Zoroastrian Yoga:-

Note that this “Rai” is through his earned “Neki” and directly related to it, passing through several incarnations and this earned Neki is his treasure stored in his 1st Chakra of Lahiyan, also called as crowning glory or scalp which is supposed to be kept always covered by a Cap, this Tarikat is also known as “Sar- Bandi”. The 1st Chakra of Lahiyan is store house of “Panja Zarvikash e Batein” or 5 spiritual senses where Sarosh yazad reside over it, and 5 physical senses of touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell are known as “Panja Zarvikash e Zaher” which makes us experience the physical world having inheritant tendency to lead us astray to “Maya” or “Mirage”an illusion that tricks our eyes and other physical senses. But yet these 5 Physical senses can be channelled in right direction through various Tarikats and self-discipline where Zoroastrian Science of Chakras are involved and can be referred to as “Science of Zoroastrian Yoga”. There are 16 Chakras in Zoroastrian Yoga Science, where as there are 7 Chakras in Hindu Science of Chakras.(1+6=7), but we Bastekustian Zarathustis have to follow our own Zoroastrian Yoga which is a perfect science and has to be understood very thoroughly.

The 5 Physical Senses

The 5 Divine Senses

A Bastekustian Zarathusti who has reached a stage of 72 Aspandis and above belong to “Mazdiyasni Boond of Airi-Chithra” who are required to specially follow Atash Parasti and it is through fire who is considered as son of Ahuramazda that he will be able to connect himself to the blessings of Dadar Ahura Mazda that “Asere Roshni” benevolent currents are attracted towards consecrated Fire of religious institutions of Atash Behram, Atash Adraan, Atash Dadgah with help of Pavi-Cut of established Paav- Mahal. “Pavi-Cut” means certain space cut out by a talismanic ring making it pure ( Pav) and thus not allowing outer agencies of contagion to enter. Thus outer pollution is cut short by Pavis made pure talismanically. To be able to receive such higher forces of Asere Roshni transmitted one requires a special receiver known as Pav mahal, and hence such special care is taken in maintaining Pavi-Cut. Thus institution of Pav-Mahal is the battery to bombard the evil side of Ganamin. The sole object of such bombardment is to bring Frashogard (General and Special) near, which will thus save not only the votary, the race, the humanity, but also the dark side of nature. It is to be remembered that both sides of Nature, that of Spenamino the beneficient and that of Ganamino the destructive have their ceremonial forces. This fact is borne in upon us by the passage in Gatha Ha 32.14. Hence such holy institutions can be erected only by an lawful ordained Athravan having passed through complete Navar and Maratab Kriya and who is observing minutest details of laws of “Bareshnum” and “Khup” thereby segregating outer pollution and maintaining Purity of Ashoi within the permanent talismanic Pavi-cut of Pav mahel. Thus an Athravan is called as “Bareshnum no Dhani”, and whatever an Athravan can achieve is through his Bareshnum which is due to Dasturi.
Also Refer:- Sequence to Essentials of Zoroastrianism by Late Dr Faramroze S. Chiniwalla Page 45

Jadi Rana, Kisseh Sanjan and Zarathusti Atash Parastesh:-

Reverance of fire is mentioned in all religions, and the intensity with which such “Atash Parasti” is followed is as per law of Jhirum only. “Kisseh Sanjan” which is authentic narration of spiritual traits of a Parsi Zarathusti which many modern non-believers would like to discard it as having no historical validity. But if carefully studied by us has many answers to our queries. As is mentioned in Kisseh Sanjan that our Ancestors decided to take refuge on west coast of India. They under leadership of Nar Asho Mobed-e- Mobedan Nairyosang Dhaval decided to establish Holy Pav mahal of Iranshah that will protect the Tola or group of Zarathostis which had set sail from their Motherland Iran and had sacrificed everything for sake of preserving their religion. When the practical question of establishing Iranshah came the then Nar Asho Mobed Nairyosang Dhaval made a very humble request to Jadi Rana the local King for a piece of Land for establishing Iranshah. He further humbly requested Jadi Rana King of not allowing any presence of a Juddin due to the effect of Nirangs be neutralized to null and void thus he will be unable to achieve his end objective of establishing Iranshah.
The classification of Jhirum and Religions attached to it is all based on being conducive to one another for smooth operation and is called as “law of Muafekat” or “Mafak avvu” in Gujarati. Based on this law of Jhirum, followers of varied religion have different Atash and Frado energy within them. The Magnetic Frado energy that emanate from any person’s eyes is known as “Vadhwo Frado” and are different for the 5 Main groups of souls. If magnetic field created by a performed Zarathosti ritual is exposed to a person of other Jhirum having different Frado emanating from his eyes, because both Frados being non conducive to one another will only create disorder and thus neutralize the ritual and its very purpose. In reality such a subject is a matter of faith which our forefathers believed in but has to be brought out in open and explained to community when some faithless western educated so called Parsi Scholar who cannot differentiate from Chalk to Cheese try to poison minds of the faithful.
One should always bear in mind that the Tarikat Marg, Bhakti Marg, Kriya Marg, as shown in zarathosti deen has at its basic foundation law of Jhirum applicable to every thing in consonance to one another as per “law of Muafekat”. To maintain originality of Zarathosti Deen only one way is to be adopted without any hesitation, and that is to follow our long standing time tested traditions and customs known as “ Dareghayao Upayanayao” because running customs like running currency itself is proof of its authenticity and efficiency.

A Dravand and a Juddin are they same ?:-

In those days when a Shawl donning High Priest of an Atash Behram having faith in Theosophy began twisting explanation of the word “Dravand”. According to him playing with the word Dravand, he explains with a fatwa that not all Juddins are Dravands. He further goes on making more mess of his statement that Parsee zarathostis who are Dravand not practicing Ashoi if they can enter Agiary, Atash Behram then surely persons of different faith known as Juddin and who are not Dravand or are pious practicing Ashoi can surely enter Agairy, AtashBehram. With such logic one can shatter the faith of the faithful who are following long standing traditions. Such faulty thinking needs to be exposed and corrected.
Ustad saheb has explained that Avesta words or “Loghat” has nine layers of meaning and can be explained in nine different Mystical ways. Similarly the word Dravand can be explained from different view point in many ways, but a Theosophist will refuse to believe this. As per Philological Avesta Scholars the meaning of Dravand is = “A Juddin not professing Zarathusti faith”, then from where has this Theosophist High priest derived the meaning of Dravand =“as to those who are away from path of Ashoi.” Has he concocted his interpretation of the word Dravand taking help of Ilme- Khshhnoom and then applying his limited common sense over that interpretation? That is drawback of Theosophy taking tits and bits from all religion and then making a mess of its interpretation using their limited common sense.
Finally the high Priest Theosophist has conceded that his interpretation was wrong and as per Zarathosti deen a Juddin cannot enter Atash Behram, Atash Adaran or Atash Dadgah.


Firdosh K Sukhia.