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, March 19, 2016
Food and Zoroastrian Science behind its intake
Now a days there is misunderstanding that Vegetarian diet is best diet for our spiritual progress and Non Veg. food should be avoided by us at any cost.
But tell me do we have any answer to questions like as to why does a Parsi smoke, why does a Parsi remove Sudreh Kusti, why does a Parsi eat Pork, Beef, why does he marry outside even though all this is forbidden in our deen. Why does a Gujarati Baniyas and Marwaris without generalizing and being disrespectful to anybody and who is Shudh Sakahari still have their inner desire to make money at any cost even at the expense of playing with health of his customers add non edible waste to food material sold by him.We have no answers to it because it is all Karmic. Mankind with all given intelligence is yet given a freewill, whereas no free will is given to animals, because their evolution depends upon us humans. Freewill is nothing but God is testing us every minute which path do we choose, because on the day of judgement we are answerable to him and Mino Davar will judge us. Law of “Akem Akai” is at work every moment for rich or for poor, for a king or a Pauper. If we choose a wrong path we have to pay for it, if we stick to our tenets and follow it religiously by being God fearing then our evolution is faster.
But very important fundamental principle we have to know and understand about the topic of eating food or about veg or non veg food and is technically known as “Tarak e Hewanyat”. Eating Non Veg food does not make one inferior to Vegetarians, or by eating Vegetarian food only it does not make one superior to Non Vegetarians, except for Pork and Beef which our religion forbids it absolutely, because food that we eat is of Karmic nature, we receive food on our table as we are worth it. “Layak ne layak malae ne Mafak avey” or law of attraction of the Similar.
Why do we eat:-
Why do we eat ?? To get energy and strength and to physically survive. We eat food we like, our organs absorb nutrition like proteins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, sugar from the food that we eat and assimilate in our body as flesh and blood and throw out waste as fecal matter and urine. That is what science has understood from the process of eating. But what is actual purpose of eating, Why do we feel hungry ?? What does our religion say about it.
As explained before our physical body is made up of atoms and 4 elements or “Anasar” of Fire, air, water, and earth and with it many permutations and combinations form the corporal body. Our elements are scattered in Mineral, vegetable and animal Kingdom and with the process of eating we are supposed to assimilate our own elements within ourselves. With the correct way of leading a Tarikat baaj life we slowly attract our own particles of soul within our body, hence such kind of diet is called as diet of Gav or “Gav no khorak” That is purpose of our survival and intake of food. But with wrong type of leading our life away from the prescribed path as shown in our religion we assimilate elements not of our own self, but that of another soul which produces friction. Such kind of food no matter of vegetable or of animal meat will lead one to passions and lust. The matter does not end there but if the intake of food is that of Vohun then the Ushtan of that food does not rhyme or gel with Ushtan of that person and thus his Ushtan will be inclined to Gasak or dark forces in nature. Those dark forces will impel that person to be attracted to soul particles of others or Haram na vichar.
If one manages to attract his own particles scattered in Animal,Vegetable and Mineral Kingdom then the soul is on right path and finally with final merging of male and female counter parts the soul becomes as one and that is known as Khetvodat. He thus is on path of Anushe Ruvan.
When Ustad saheb Behramshah Shroff was asked as to what is correct diet one is supposed to follow if one wants to follow a spiritual life, he replied that till you are not true to one’s own self and speak truth the question of superiority of vegetable diet against Animal diet known as “Tark e Hevaniyat” does not arise.
Although we as bastekustian Zarathustis one should be careful not to eat Pork or beef. The reason is although pork gives the required heat or Garmotari necessary in its meat the Ushtan of that animal is of Kharfastri Mithra and it even eats dirty fecal matter thus its consumption will lead one to undue passions or Havas-parast. In however sterile atmosphere of pig pans they are bred in they will still eat “Narak” or waste matter. The law of Similar at work here. As far as Cow’s meat is concerned, Cow is venerated in our religion with holy “Nirang” used in all our Pavmahal Kriyas like Nirangdin, Yajashney, Vendidad, evolving around sacred Varasyaji . Apart from that the meat of Cow or Bull has Khushki or meat only increases ailments in our body and does not give needed strength as required in a diet. The other four legged animals that one can eat is Sheep or goat as it has required Garmotari and its Ushtan does not lead one to Kharfastari Mithra. Same is case with Fowl like Hen, but male fowl or “Murgoh” is not permissible to be consumed as it is sacred vehicle of Sarosh Yazad.
When a person is on right path then he automatically becomes a Vegetarian. Even if he unknowingly consumes Non veg food without his knowledge then his system won’t accept the food and he will vomit it out. Today when some of us refuse to eat non veg food thinking that vegetable diet is highly spiritual diet but unknowingly take medical injections which has animal contents in its manufacture. Thus nature forces us to take animal elements within till we have not reached the required spiritual level.
The milk of Buffalo or vegetables, and spices has Arvahi or bad elementals forces which are of dark side of nature.
Food that we eat is Karmic and not spiritually uplifting:-
Today whatever we eat is not at all lawful. The milk of buffalo is full of Vohun. Note Vohun is admixture of Dravao plus Gaav. Except for Hom all types of vegetables has bad elemental of Arvahi full of “Kharfastari Ushtan” because they are everywhere in all kind of vegetation and trees ever since this Earth has become “Drujo Deman” or dwelling place of Druj ever since Ahriman entered this earth. In fact he did not enter all by himself but we allowed him to enter after us succumbing to offered temptations. Even the vegetables that all grow underground like Potatoes, Raddish, and all sort of Spices are no better than eating Non Vegetarian meat and is full of Vohun saturated with selfish evil Mithra of Arvahi leading us to Haram. Even Pulses also carry blue print embedded of Arvahi Evil Mithra particularly red coloured pulses. But Eggs are somewhat less harmful in comparison to others mentioned above.
It has to be noted that Cabbage and Cauliflower neither fit in category of Vohun nor Gaav. It much depends upon the Mithra of the farmer who grows and cultivates it. The saheb-Dilan Masters in Demavand cultivate and farm with their own bare hands and they with their pure selfless Mithra of Gaav. So today the vegetation full of Arvahi selfish Mithra and farmers who cultivate it are not upto the mark and cannot be considered as pure thoughts because there is too much of evil everywhere affecting our thoughts. Even the vegetable vendors who sell vegetables are soaked in druji which further aggravates the vohun in vegetables. Hindus divide the food into Sattvik, Tamasik, Rajsik. Forget human reaching level of Satvik pure mentality but degrades further and further becoming of selfish nature or Haramvati. He cannot differentiate right from the wrong and makes bad choices which leads him to Sins. Any food today is bereft of taste and pale in nourishment. In such a sorry scenario the so called Pure vegetarians or Shudh Sakahari are most common perpetrators are engaged in adulteration of highest order even at expense of consumers health and not caring for the consequences. Particularly the Manashni of a corrupt grocer is questionable even though they claim to be total vegetarians. Hence the food that we eat is of Margarjani Keshash or of Karmic nature and we have no alternative but to eat it quietly without any fuss because it is our own doings that we have to endure it.
Reference:- Ardaviraf namah By Dr Saheb Sohrab Chiniwala Page 193