Parsi prayer hall’s success produces new worries
Mr Manoj Nair
Your article with heading “Parsi prayer hall’s success produces new worries” is something that has to be taken seriously. But not by those who has faithfully stuck to the age old traditions of Dokhmenashini or sky burial against all odds and hurdle but it is surely alarm bells ringing for those advocating Parsi Prayer Hall who are opting for crematorium or burial for they will be only sinking deeper into vortex of Sin where each and every act has to be accounted for. Firstly it is a Sin for going against teachings of our Holy Prophet, secondly more dangerous playing with fire is that the reformists are not happy with that only but are trying to influence others into their faulty belief. Thirdly you sir are on the wrong side presumably writing in their favour for a princely sum, but you are only helping the ignorant few who are raising their ugly head against our time tested custom of Dokhmenashini. In order to increase your viewership you are entering and interfering in zone where it is none of your business to poke your nose in matters of faith and religion where your knowledge is even less than Zilch. It goes even below minus sign. I have never heard you interfering in religious matters of other religion or taking pot-shots at their belief. Have you ever tried to change the belief of those who believe in burial or cremation after death by writing a hot scathing article against their belief. People can come out will all sort of excuses if they want to discontinue Burial by arguments like lack of land available for Burial near Mumbai or lack of fire wood for cremation. Have you ever tried writing against their time tested belief. You want to write all under freedom of speech and belief but dear sir what about freedom of traditional Parsis to continue with their time tested custom of Dokhmenashni. You are only collectively picking on those whom you think cannot defend against their own religious belief, but you are sadly mistaken.
Has it occurred to you even once that you are being used not once, twice, thrice but many times by deformists to spread their propaganda of reform, and an eye to real estate land occupied by the Tower of Silence, whose main aim is to cut the goose that lays golden eggs and reap immense profits.
Let me quote from Bhagvad Geeta as it says below:-
“sukha-duḥkhe same kṛitvā lābhālābhau jayājayau
tato yuddhāya yujyasva naivaṁ pāpam avāpsyasi”
“Fight for the sake of duty, treating alike happiness and distress, loss and gain, victory and defeat. Fulfilling your responsibility in this way, you will never incur sin.”
The times are bad today for the whole world and ignorance is a weapon for deformists to go ahead with their dirty plan. I urge you not to be party to their crime committed for consequences are inevitably not very rewarding. Don’t we read every day brain washing carried out on Net which acts as a fodder to the canon of anarchy going on every corner of the world that too all in the name of religion.
When times are bad we have to hold on to our faith and not to panic and let go, for reform can be done as is promised in scriptures not by any Tom, Dick or Harry but by only the chosen spiritual Leaders who have seal of authority to remove the rot of ignorance.
“Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata
Abhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham
Paritranaya sadhunang vinashay cha dushkritam
Dharmasangsthapanarthay sambhabami yuge yuge”
“Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata,
And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth
For the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers,
For the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age”
A friendly brotherly advice to the reformists is "Take your pick and pay the price" for we have chosen our path in full faith to our holy prophet, unlike your death wish "To Die in haste and Repent at your leisure".
The Link of Hindustan Times by Manoj Nair can be found:- HERE