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
Saturday, October 31, 2015
What is Radih Mithra (Righteous Thought) and Radih Sakhavat (Righteous Charity) in nature.
1) “Radih Mithra” or Righteous Thought:-
Afreen E Haft Ameshashpand
Vehan Padshah Bed!
Vatran Apadshah Bed!
Ej Kard Va Kunashneh Khish
Avaksh Pasheman Bed!
Those who are righteous more power to them
Those who are unrighteous make them impotent with no powers being attained by them
And let them be Pasheman for their nefarious deeds
So that they come back and return on the righteous Path.
In order to improve upon the bad mentality “ bud Mithra and Bud Karni” of those who refuse to believe or be obedient to our scriptures and Din, instead of running them down and abusing them deriding them openly in public, we should pass a Good Mithra that is righteous “Radih Mithra” in nature and set that righteous Mithra in motion That Radih Mithra is all about peace reigning in, let the real understanding come upon those who have been astray from righteous path. Till that time comes and dawn upon the evil person, may they be impotent in inducing their bad thoughts upon others and thereby wrongly influencing the innocent who want to remain on righteous path.
Similarly the same Mithra we can find in our Hoshbam prayers:-
“Vaso Khshathro Khyat Ashva;
Avso Khsathro Khyat Dravao.”
Those who practice Ashoi may he receive Khshathra
Those who nourish Dravao (by not practising Ashoi) may he never receive Khsathra.
Khsathra= Righteous Authority on which seal of approval from white side of Nature is implanted by which he receives many powers.
Let the evil thoughts of wrong doers be swept in “Apakhtar” or North Direction where all evil thoughts accumulate. Let Meher Davar take its own course and action through which the evil one will receive divine justice. It will only be through hardships and through silent law of “Akem Akai” working in nature impartial for every one will truth dawn upon the evil one.
Gatha:- “Akem Akai, vanguhim Ashim Vangahaoveh” In Gujarati there is a saying “Varela nahi valey, pun mar khathela valey” meaning it is only through hardships brought upon by bad destiny befalling upon the wrong doer and through the boomerang effect of “Paetoyoget” will he understand the truths lying in nature and redeem himself, or alchemize himself from charcoal to a diamond.
“Anumataey Daenyao, Anukhtaey Daenyao, Anavareshtaey Daenyao”.
Translation:- As per immutable laws in nature on which our Dini laws or Din Mithra is based upon. Those Din Mithra will activate Dini Stoat or vibrations. And what is that stoat that will be activated ?? The Stoat lying in nature is the truth prevailing everywhere, and that is:- “Aevo Pathao yo Ashahe” meaning Ashoi is the only true path that will deliver us to our final goal. That is the real “Radih Mithra” in nature.
Those few who aspire to improve the lot whom they think are not upto the righteous standards as per our Din and have gone astray, if they sincerely want to influence and impose their righteous thoughts on evil person gone astray should have only one thought in his mind that will cool down his anxiety for others. And what is that thought, Mithra :- “Buyam Saoshyanto” Translation:- We all each and every one of us will one day anyway and will definitely reach the level of a Saoshyant. So why worry and crib and cry what we cannot do about it in present tense.
For those who want to make a lasting impression upon those who they feel have gone astray they should as per the law of “Hatam Jijishem” meaning they themselves whilst practicing Ashoi and the tarikats make themselves an living example by which the others will take notice of him and start following what he is saying and thus redeem. That is the “Radih Mithra” in nature.
Radih Sakhavat is the next step that comes after Radih Mithra.
2) “Radih Sakhavat” or Righteous Charity:-
The money spent upon Anusheh Ruvan Kriya of the deceased relatives and Parents is money well spent and is towards “Haverashta” or is a righteous deed or action matching the “Havareshta” of a Yazad. Hence the money spend on Kriya Kaam is known as “Radih Sakhavat”. By doing the Hushmordi Kriyas or Pavmahal kriya like yajashne of a deceased one does not escape from the karma but the kerdar of deceased gets dissolved quickly. Kerdar= One encounters after his/her death, the good or bad elemental cloud that forms and follows the Ruvan like a glue.
Such Mithra can be found in “Rapithvan ni Afreen” and such a Anusheh Ruvan or Jindeh Ruvan Kriya the benefits of which goes not only to the Ruvan and one who is organizing such a Kriya or “Farmayeshna”, but with its beneficial effects Dadar Ahuramazda himself, Amesashpand, Yazad, Vakhshurey Vakhshuran Spitama Zarathost Saheb and all Asho Farohar become happy or “Khushnood” and thus the entire Cosmos and its creations vibrates with joy through Ashaunam Fravashi the Mithra and Manthra stoat of Kriyas.
The Humata of Dadar Ahura Mazda which is reserved for taking Ruvan from Hasti to Nisti and further bringing it back to Hasti after applying lengthy process of alchemization on Ruvan. That Mithra of Dadar AhuraMazda or Humata of Dadar Ahura Mazda is known as “Mithra – Barin”. The objective of Mithra Barin is fulfilled by this Kriyas and the one who organizes such a Kriya or “Farmayeshna” is blessed. Hence performing the Kriya of the deceased relatives and parents are supposed to be the righteous charity in nature.
In “Afreen baname Buzorgan” and “Rapithwan Afreen” it is mentioned that the “Farmayashne” that is the one who organizes the prayers and the Mobed who does it also receives it fair share of benevolent blessings from nature which rejoices from this Universal Charity for the sake of Universal Spiritual Progress.
That is why the Trusts that looks after such Kriya Kaam are known as Charitable Trust, and should come under Charities Act.
Reference:- “Frashogard” Magazine Volume 9: Issue 2, October to December 1919 Editor Ervad Phiroze Shapurji Masani Page 125 to 127