Several references can be found for the above mentioned in Fravardin Yasht, and other places of our scriptures. In Fravardin Yasht Kardo 25, 26, 27, 28 at the end of it is mentioned as “Astavat- Ereta Ashono Fravashim Yazmaideh”. Let us also know the difference between Ashonam Fravashinam and Ashaunam Fravashinam which is further elaborated below. Fravardin Yasht Kardo 25 explanation in brief is given as under. “Astavat- Ereta ,Shoshyant and 3 Kayamats( Apocalyse’) Part 1. Only Cream of Cream 11,000 will survive” Click here:- HERE
Let us see what this difference is:-
DISTINCTION BETWEEN PAOURVA FRAVASHI AND ASHAUNAM FRAVASHI
Paourva Fravashi (singular) the executrix of the Ahunavar Plan is located in the heart of the Creator Ahura Mazda (as per Bundahesh). It is referred to in the various passages in Farvardin Yasht as Ashaunam Fravashi and though literally the latter does mean Bountiful Fravashis (plural), yet Ashaunam-Fravashi is a compound technical term and must not be rendered etymologically.
Ashaunam Fravashi is in the plural because it signifies the combined Fravashis of the seven Ameshaspends and of the perfected souls of the numerous Yazadic Intelligences (Ahuraongho) who are attuned with Paourva Fravashi. It must, however, be reiterated that Paourva Fravashi is one single ineffable and indivisible perfect light representing divine Wisdom. And Armaity being the special quality of Pourva Fravashi.
Reference:- Manual of Khshnoom By Phiroze N Tavadia Page 107
The Spiritual pinnacle of our Paigambar Saheb:-
Our Paigambar Saheb who gave us the science of sciences Farhangan Farhang, Manthra Spenta – the knowledge of Knowledges. He who possessed Knowledge of all the planes of the Universe, who have the highest Intelligence ASN-I-VIR; you our Paigambar Saheb who are gone to the advanced stage of souls of the highest NABA NAZDISHT ANAM FRAVASHINAM class of the four classes of souls -1) ASHONAM, 2) ASHAONAM, 3) PORYO DAKAESHNAM and 4) NABA-NAZDISHTANAM; you who are "URURAOST ASTO" gone to the highest stage of prophets; you whom AHURA MAZDA gave "HUDEMEM VAKHEDRAYA" "the certificate of communicating the Word;" You who "alone heard His canons" (AEVOSASNAO GUSHATA); you who are "MAZDO FRASASTA" "taught by MAZDA;" you who are "HATAM HUDASTEMEM, RAEVASTEMEM, KHARENANGHUASTEMEM..." "the Most knower of Good, the Most Wise Professor of RAE or brilliant lustre of spiritual knowledge, the Most possessor of Glorious Light among all the souls that are passing from Infoldment to Unfoldment": -you whose Soul is beyond comparison among the mortals; you who are "superior to YAZADS and equal to AMESHASPENDS: - we turn with hands and eyes uplifted towards you, the RATU, the Representative the Viceroy of AHURA MAZDA! ASHEM VOHU! ! !
Reference:- "The Rationale of Zoroastrian Rituals"-by Ervad P. S. Masani, pp. 37-39.
Note:- To know exactly the difference between Ashaunam Fravshinam and Ashonam Fravashinam, more elaborate explanation will be in offing in Part 3 in continuation to this topic which explains the eight stages of God’s machinery which is considered as white side of the nature in his divine plan of Ahunavar the blue print plan of Cosmogenesis - Firdosh
More about Nar - Astavat- Eret:-
Astavat= That which is in Physical form “hadmund” made up of bones (as in Astodan), Eret= That can be manifested straightened and given life to it. (Eret= Straight, Truthful) That is to revive the physical world from eminent destruction during “Kayamat” straightened realigned and put back on its original course/track towards Frashogard. It has within it Ashoi powers which has affinity to bear the burden of Materialism bend like a rubber band but do not break and get straightened again, and thus entire Universe proceeds towards “Khathravat Noor”.
Shoshyos- The Redeemer:-
Frashogard can be separately in individual capacity of a single person (Juzvavi Frashogard), or of entire group of souls of humanity (Kulyati Frashogard) of which “Eriztakhiz” is the main theme behind Frashogard. The Individual or entire Frashogard of group of souls (Juzvavi Frashogard/Kulyati Frashogard) is the final goal on which our Zarathosti deen is based upon, and the Asho individual souls that carry forward this theme and work upon it are known as “Shoshyos” and are in forefront in number one capacity. He(Shosyos) is considered as “Farzand” or future generation/ lineage of Asho Zarathustra himself that will appear in future. His (Shosyos) mother’s name is “Eredat Fredi” who is supposed to eradicate entire evil seeds in existence and is known as “Vispa Taurvairi”. How it manifests from the seed of Asho Zarathustra is entirely different narration which we will not touch presently. The main helpers as Coworkers of Shosyos are his two brothers known by the name of “Hoshedar-Bam” and “Hoshedar-Mah” who will show up in future. The other six main “Nar” or co workers of Shosyos are as under:- 1) Raochas Chaishman( Roshan Chasma) 2) Havare Chaishman(Khur Chasma of Sun) 3) Fradat Kharenangah 4) Varedat Khare-Nangah 5) Vouru-Nemangah 6) Vouru- Savangah. These 6 co workers will have its base in 6 different directions ( whose names can be found in our prayers) and are known as “Arezahi, Savahi, Fradad- Fshu, Vidad-Fshu, Vouru-Bareshta, Vouru- Zareshta”. But the Shosyos himself will operate from “Khanirath-Bami” which is considered as subtle invisible form of our Earth itself. It is from there that Shosyos and his Co workers will work together in every ZDK from bringing earth near Frashogard. They will all work relentlessly till the end of final Frashogard of whole mankind is achieved in the end. To be noted that Hoshedar-Mah and Hoshedar-Bam themselves will work with Behram Varjawand saheb in very near future whose Apocalyse has already been started as we see the recent world events unfolding before our eyes. Also they(2 Brothers) will work together in every ZDK during Mars rulership ( Hashmi Zamanah)
………………………… (Reference:- Page 156, 198 Fravardin yasht tavil of Frashogard Magazine)
This Nar is recognized as Shoshyos. In Fravardin yasht Kardo 25-26-& 27. There is a long list of Paigambar saheb “Havisht” or his Co-workers totalling to 228 in number divided in 3 Kardas of Fravardin Yasht ………… Reference:- Page 199 Fravardin Yasht Tavil). At the end of these 3 lists of Havisht in Kardo 25, 26, 27 respectively is commonly mentioned the name of Astavat-Ereta, and is described in details in Fravardin Yasht Kardo 28. He is remembered in the end of all these 3 Kardas which has a deep significance behind it. The reason is as under:-
Reference below:- Fravardin Yasht Tavil Frashogard Magazine Page 197 onwards
Zarvaneh Daregho Khadat = ZDK
Considering the fact that 81,000 years of time cycle is known as 1 Zarvaneh Daregho Khadat( ZDK) and there are countless of ZDK this earth has passed through and will continue passing through further. With each passing of ZDK this Universe and humanity moves a step closer to Frashogard. But at the end of Last ZDK this universe and humanity will become very subtle, perfectly immortalized capable and this earth will be fit for immortality of Garothman Behest and the whole of Nisti in which our Universe dwells and is part of it will evolve towards Frashogard. This is not going to happen immediately but after countless of ZDK are over. In this last ZDK where whole of humanity will evolve letting go its Physical existence of body “Jadta nu Tanu” into “Khathravat Tanu” of Noor (Pure Light) and thus touching immortality being “Amar” or whole being “Amaretat ni Gati”. That is known as condition of “Iristekhiz”. This type of progress is achieved at the end of every ZDK and this Universe moves one step closer to perfection that is step by step progress till finally having subtle body of Noor at the end of last ZDK. If a soul is destined to be reincarnated again from Apakhtar North before taking rebirth he temporarily attains this Iristakhiz gathers all his elements and takes rebirth again. But the above Iristakhiz at Farshogard is full and final payment having no reincarnation again proceeding to Dadareh Gehan or South. “Man ano avayad shudan, Dadreh Gehan Dine Mazdiyasnan dade ……” In all our prayers we pray it means finally I have to go there at Dadareh Gehan.
At final Iristakhiz at end of Frashogard the Astomand stage will change into Khathravat Noor. Astomad= Bones = Physical stage, Khathravat = Noorie stage. In every end of ZDK there is slow but sure progress towards Ristakhiz. But due to ignorance and materialism heavy sins are commited by humans which builds destructive elementals of “Saen Druji” and this hail of destructive force that lands on earth as a result of Sins is known as “Kayamat” which befalls upon this earth at the end of every ZDK. From Chaos arises order and Ristakhiz prevails.
Every ZDK is ruled for certain number of years by 7 time frames known as 7 Padshahi. It means that in every ZDK Kayamat or repurcusions “ Paityoget” due to build up of evil elemental of Saen Daruji occurs three times. That is Kayamat happens three times in one ZDK, the last one bringing world deluge and earth receives retributive Nahan.
In all these 3 Kayamats Shoshyos descends on this earth and repairs and revives deen by bringing law and order on this earth. Out of these 3 Kayamats during the first two Kayamats there is a real threat of “Azi Dahak” evil force which has been bounded by Shah Faredoon on Zarathustra’s Mount Demavand set free and going berserk on entire humanity itself. But that is not allowed to happen by Shoshyos and his fore runners or Havisht whose names are mentioned in Fravardin yasht and Zarathustra’s “Talismanic Naesmi Daev” come to its rescue. Naesmi= Smite. But the third Kayamat is very powerful and the world is submerged by floods due to Saen Daruji build up of evil clouds that spills/ over flows on mankind from Sins committed by them. In the end during the 3rd Kayamat the sins committed are of such evil proportion that Zarathustra’s “Talismanic Naesmi Daev” becomes weak and breaks/destroyed and Azi Dahak is let loose from bondage on Mt. Demavand. At the end time of third Kayamat sins of undue proportion are committed and as a repercussion world Deluge occurs. Before the beginning of World deluge Shoshyos with his Havisht (Co-workers/fore runners) of Paigamber saheb rescues the good pairs of humanity out of five Jhirums ( 5 classification of souls) and god’s creations that are taken at a high place known as “Yim Varkard”= Jamshed noh Var, Yim= Jamshed, Zohak= Azi Dahak.
Zohak in ShahNamah bounded on Mt. Demavand
Noah’s Ark as in Bible or good Pairs of animal and Man species saved at “Yim Varkard”
Thus in every 1 ZDK which is divided in 7 time frames= Padshahi three times Kayamat befalls because of sins and disorder arising out of it. The first Kayamat occurs in Hashem(Mars) Shahenshat which will be very soon now and we are living in that period and Shah Behram Varjawand will do his work and bring peace. The second Kayamat will be in Budh( Mercury) Shahenshat and the last which will invite world deluge will be at the end in Shani(Saturn) Shahenshat. The table of ZDK is given in above mentioned article:- “Astavat- Ereta ,Shoshyant and 3 Kayamats( Apocalyse’) Part 1. Only Cream of Cream 11,000 will survive” whose link is given above.
Note:- I have amended this above mentioned Part 1 and put more information regarding Shah Behram Varjawand saheb.
All the above mentioned Havishts of Paigambar saheb totalling to 228 Havishts whose names are mentioned in Fravardin Yasht. In Kardo 25 Havisht that will do its work in first Kayamat that will be now whose 91 names are given in Kardo 25. In Kardo 26 Farvardin Yasht from 92 to 153 Havisht names are given that will do its work in second Kayamat. In Kardo 27 Fravardin yasht Havisht names starting from no 154 to 233 . In all these 3 lists of names provided in Fravardin Yasht Kardo 25-26-27 Astavat Eret will work in all these 3 Kayamats hence his name is repeated thrice. We can imagine the status of Astavat Erat not forgetting the status of other Havisht who are of Yazatic stature in form of humans under whose guidance all the other prophets of other four religion work in harmony and lead their flock. Havisht by the name of “Raochas Chasma” and “Havareh Chasma” will be working twice during 2nd and 3rd Kayamat.
The making of this Universe by Dadar is divided into 8 stages which is divided into 2 main parts as under:- 1) Ashaunam Fravshinam 2) Ashonam Fravashinam. The keherp of Asho Zarathustra was made up Ameshaspands. But when Ruvan of Asho Zarathustra’s had to make his earthly appearance and descend with his Keherp, his Asneh Fravashi belonged to Ashonam Fravashi Category.
……………………………….to be continued Part 3