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, June 3, 2016
Reformists need to change and not the Orthodox
If Change is the constant factor in all times to come then reformists need to change for the good and not the Orthodox for the worst. Change for being better and not for degrading oneself to lower carnal desires. Reform is not a bad word after all, but those who want to reform religion in their ignorance wants to do away all that is sacred in the name of reform without even understanding what they want to discard is the kernel cream of religion and outwardly as a show want to hold onto only the past glory achieved by their forebears who achieved glory by being loyal to the cream and kernel of the religion and its long followed practices of rituals and tarikats known as “Daregyao Upyanao”= meaning long standing rules and regulations observed since ages which cannot be refuted or basic fundamentals of our religion. Today’s Parsees feel they are proud in being a Parsee which demands respect from other communities but they fail miserably to understand that very Parsi Panu for which our forebears were known for. First and foremost rule is they brush aside the very basic rule of Boonak Pasbani or preservation of seed. If we intermarry and cross breed can we ever preserve our Parsi Panu ??. We only cling to our past glory of eating good food like Dhan Saak, Patrani ni Macchi, Berry Pulav, Chicken Mutton Biryani, Kaju na Saus ni Machhi, Jardaloo ma Ghosh, Bhakra, Malido, Kor ni Saree and spacious houses our ancestors used to live in, our so very famous Baugs and colonies which other communities envy and feel how lucky we are. Pride is an antithesis to anything sacred and it is shortcoming of our character rather than a noble characteristic trait of being a Parsi. We should not be proud but be humble to God’s glory for he being merciful has allowed us to be born in such a great religion for our past good deeds. Nature does not forget anything and he being Just and merciful has rewarded us amply be giving us birth in such a noble religion for which we should be ever grateful and not be proud and look down upon other religions as being inferior to us. God in being just and merciful has showered upon our ancestors his countless blessing and we want to discard and let go those blessings in the name of being modern. All these ignorance by modern so called reformists is based on today’s Science who are atheists and who are blissfully unaware that God exists everywhere and thus is called as Omnipotent/Omniscient.
“The present day education has broken the usage of these old customs damning them as superstitious with the result that the community which never had produced a single prostitute during their exile of 12 centuries in India is showing contrary; a community which was honest to the hilt is degenerated, which was industrious is becoming lazy. The present day civilization is material hence it knows nothing about these spiritual things. The civilized of the present day call themselves rational. But the first rule of rationalism is broken by them that one should never pronounce an opinion about which he is ignorant.” ….. Reference:- Sequel to Essential of Zoroastrianism by Dr.F S Chiniwala, page 13
Kindly go through undermentioned thoughts by Late Jehangirji Chiniwala and what he had to say about Science and their so called pride in understanding nature with their rational thinking:-
Science forgets God and his existence – By Late Jehangirji S Chiniwala
So called reformists of new modern thinking have come out with a thinking based upon their own understanding that we in today’s modern technological advanced world we should do away with old out dated way of life which they label it as mere superstition and thus are appealing to faithful followers of our community who still practice what their forebears used to follow in the past. The modern so called reformists at the top of their voice are being fervently vocal to their wrong ideology of being pragmatic and practical and changing with the modern times keeping themselves apace to modern technology of science and thus demand change to old way of religion as practiced in the past. They want to spear head their thinking with one title of “Change and Reform” needed in our religion Some of the so called Reformists want to thrust upon other faithful followers their own way of reformed religion compatible to today’s fast paced life that they would like to follow and practice as per their own faulty thinking. Such modern thinking reformists in their wishful thinking or false conception known as “Dhakharo” even fail to grasp the Basics of our religion, nor do they even care to try and understand what lies in nature and its resources that has been instrumental in building up this time tested and irrefutable customs and long standing traditions that cannot be sacrificed in any times to come in future. The wishful thinking of such so called Reformists think that all that was being practiced in past cannot be done in today’s modern age as it is impractical, hence we should be pragmatic and change with the times by being shoulder to shoulder with the modern times.
Zarathusti deen like all other great religions is being given to us as per the will of God himself known as Divine Ahunavar. It is God made and not human made like many so called modern thinking Pragmatics would like to think their way contrary to the truth existing in nature. That is their false conception that has lead them to such an illogical conclusion. Our religion or for that matter any religion cannot be understood by our worldly logic and five senses. Something more is needed to understand it and that is known as faith.
In last century in Europe there was an exchange of religious ideas between top Scientists and Christian Priests. Scientists argued with the Christian Clergy that whatever that can be seen or experienced by us can be believed and not anything contrary to that. We the scientists do not take for granted the presence or existence of God (Dadar Ahura Mazda, Ameshaspands, and Yazads) as you all take it for granted.
The reply that Christian Clergy gave to the Scientists is worth taking a note of it. The Christian Clergy replied that we may be believing in God and his existence God (Dadar Ahura Mazda, Ameshaspands, and Yazads), but have you ever thought of what you believe in and take it for granted with your muscular lump of brain and its five worldly senses that go along with it, is that you are capable of understanding all the mysteries of nature hidden in bosoms of this world. This is your faulty thinking that has led to such an illogical conclusion for such false pride or illogical conclusion cannot be summed up even by your pet cat at home who also does possess such lump of muscular brain as all humans do have it.
Reference:- Dini Avaz Volume 1 Issue No. 4 June- July 1976 Page 6