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, March 30, 2012
Nature, Tabiyat, Khudrat:- What exactly is Nature ?. The Nature that we know of and can see, the exact technical term to be used is called as “Tabiyat”. The force that is attached with Tabiyat (Nature) can be referred to as Khudrat. …………………Reference:- Khshnoom Harmala No 2 - Buland Gehsarna Kriya footnote Page 15. When we admire Nature and its beauty for example chirping of birds at Hoshbam/Dawn, or crystal clear waters flowing in a stream, or Sunrise/ Sunset viewed from a Hill station, we are awestruck and captivated by its beauty, and tranquillity. For beauty is truth lying in nature, and truth is beauty.
What is Talisman, Pav-Mahal, Pavikut and Mino Gaas:- What is a “Talisman” – Every object that is in this universe contains within it a microscopic part of Dadar AhuraMazda. If such is not the case then the Universe which is destined for Salvation after a very long mind boggling period of Time would not have been possible, as no help would have been available from others. From this fact it is apparent that we require help from others for our spiritual progress, and everything including humans are inter connected with one another and this universe Holistically makes progress together towards Frashogard ( salvation). But the infinitesimal part of Dadar Ahura Mazda that is in every object is well hidden and requires initiative from us to unlock the secrets. With the help of Avesta Manthra and not by our own effort we can unlock the marvels hidden in the object and are able to differentiate and separate the exalted part of Dadar AhuraMazda in object from the baser grossness in it. By drawing a dividing line of Karsh an object can thus be segregated between the positive nature or grade of excellence of Dadar AhuraMazda and faulty negative nature of an object. When whole object is influenced by positive side of Dadar AhuraMazda who is sitting in Karsh than that object becomes a talismanic force to be reckoned with which subjugates and dominates the negative part of the object which is gross. ……….Reference:- Khshnoom Harmala no 2 Buland gehsarna ni Kriya Footnote Page 35-36
Further Mino Gaas can be elaborated as that Talismanic place in Nisti (Non eternal world) in Upairi Dakhyu where full authority of Dadar AhuraMazda flows by presence of Spenamino and absence of Ghenamino. Where there is no tussle between white side and black side of nature and there is Unity over there. That place is also called as Gatu. Although Mino Gaas is in Nisti (non eternal world) but with talismanic protection of Pavi or protective boundary surrounding it behaves as if it is part of Hasti the eternal world and is forever in harmony with nature. The Pavikut of Agiary, Atash Behram is connected with Mino Gaas. Without connection with Mino Gaas, a Pavikut of Atash Behram/ Agiary cannot function on its own. Note:- Hasti= Blissful Eternal World, Nisti= Non Eternal World which will one day (a very far event) be destroyed after salvation of whole universe Nisti will merge with Hasti. Our Earth is somewhere at Fag end of Nisti world ……………….Ref:- Dokhma ni Buland Talesam by Dr. F.S. Chiniwala Page 112
More about Hasti- Nisti and Frashogard(Salvation)
In Patet Pashemani prayers Kardo 12:- Oem Kardeh Hom in Pateti vajorg Umedeh Kerfehra geran Bim Dujakhra ………………. means by doing Kerfeh (Neki) that is Good deeds when one gets hope= Umeed for salvation I who has sinned pray Patet so that I get good guidance and thus will not reincarnate again. Dozak= means to be reborn twice (……….see Yajashne ni Buland Kriya footnote Page 22). First being born in his own time cycle of “Thwash” when he is born with body for alchemizing his druj to Gav. The second time after his physical body is fully alchemized and there is no need for him to reincarnate because veil of darkness has been lifted from his soul and he gets salvation. Of course in between these 2 beginning and final stages he reincarnates many times. Finally there will be no need for Nisti to exist and at the time of Salvation of complete humanity, Nisti will merge into Hasti, and thus Nisti has served its purpose.
Thus the Mystic Bard Rumi says in his couplets as under:-
Rav Neki kun ke Dahar Neki Danad,
U Neki ra za Nikuvan Nastanad,
Mal Az Hameh Manad v a Az Toham Khahad Manad,
Aan Beh ke ba Jaye Mal Neki Manad.
Translation:- Go and do Neki, For Epoch of time or Zamana will remember Neki only,
for that is one thing that Zamana cannot snatch away from a person,
Every materialistic gains will be left here only including yours,
That is why it is better for you to earn Neki or Kerfeh instead of running after materialistic acquisition of wealth.
……………………. Latest Parsee Avaz Vol 4 No 1 October Nov 2011
Birth of our holy Prophet on this earth
Birth of Asho Zarathustra gradually brought relief on this earth from atrocities of Dev’s and the soul of Earth that is “Geush Urva” heaved a sigh of relief. Zarathustra spent thirty years in his father’s talismanic house namely “Dreji-Jabar” where he made communion with Ahuramazda and remained constantly attached to him. He then opened a new heaven – a place full of heavenly splendour namely Gaas in likeness of what he had erected on Upairi Dakhyu before his birth. He brought all the powers of that heavenly Gaas at Upairi Dakhyu into this newly made Gaas of “Dreji-jabar” (Harabarez) Thus he prepared a way from whence he can draw the heavenly munificence right from Gaas at Upairi Dakhyu and through Gaas at Dreji- Jabar into Pavmahal of Iranshah and then to many Atashbehrams and Agiaries and we finally receive heavenly munificence. The purpose of “Pavis” also known as “Pavikat” is to seclude Atashbehrams, Agiaries from outer worldly pollution thereby making them eligible to receive heavenly munificence right from Upairi Dakhyu, and Dreji-Jabar. ……. Reference:- A Sequel to Essentials of Zoroastrianism Page 41 The same holds good for human body also. In order to receive benevolent Asere-Roshni currents from higher realms we have to keep our Aipi clean by following Tarikats of Druj Parhej. Please see the illustration below:-
Illustration taken from Book “Learning Parsi Panu” by Silloo Mehta Page 48
Mission of Asho Zarathustra:-
The mission of our dear Prophet Zarathustra on this earth was to eradicate Devyasni of Devs who had made this earth a living hell. “Gatha Zarathustra” is deputy of Dadar Ahura Mazda and is an elemental in nature bearing same name of our Prophet (To know more about it Press Ctrl +click to follow the link:- The Five Gathas) With overall supervision of Dadar Ahura Mazda and through elemental medium of “Gatha Zarathustra” our dear Prophet before being born on this earth formed a Stage known as Mino Gaas which can also mean as Throne of Dadar Ahura Mazda. Mino Gaas can be defined as visible as well as invisible powerhouse of Asere-Roshni currents flowing where Yazatas dwell. Thus a platform known as “Mazdayasni Daen” is formed which can be also called as Mother of all religions. Different religions will establish itself at its preordained time on this earth and whose roots are connected to Mazdayasni Daen. ….. Reference :- Yajashne ni Buland Kriya by Dr F S. Chinwala Page no 254
The elementary Science of Elements:-
Basic composition of our human body is made up of four elements viz: Fire, Air, Water, and Earth. As fire or heat is required to keep everything in motion, in each of these elements therein lies four types of Atash. They are:- 1) Atash-e - Mino Karko 2) Atash-e- Vajisht 3) Atash-e-Urvajishta 4) Atash-e-Spenishta. In order to nourish the four elements of Fire, Air, Water, and Earth nature has added “Ether” known as “Gao-Chithra”. When four types of Atash mix with one another in different permutation and combination another composite Atash known as “Atash-e- Vohufreyan” is formed. “Vohu” = benevolent, or good and “Fre”= means love, “Yan”= an Affix, meaning the one that proceeds towards goodness. This Atash functions as alchemical agent that lovingly converts in its furnace our elements =“Anasar” made up of Naso into Gav. The Naso in our body is made up of various forms of contagions known in Avesta as “Akhti”, ”Ahiti”, “Paviti but remains in check due to Gav Chithra. Nature has in all its kindness mixed Gav in elements of our body so that potency of Druj or Dravao is reduced and is now known as “Vohun”. It’s like colour Black when mixed with snow white the original colour of black changes into grey. At the time of mortal death when Gav Chithra no more nourishes dead body, the three contagions which were kept in check so far when the body was alive is let loose by Druj- e- Nasu that sets in dead body. Akhti= Direct contagion that arises due to coming in contact with dead matter by sense of touch, Ahiti= Indirect contagion that sets in the air, Paviti= Also Indirect Contagion that has set in air and reaches our physical body through our nostrils and air we breathe. ……….Reference :- footnote of “Dokhma ni Buland Talesam” by Dr. F S. Chiniwala Page 97.
The word Anasar has got at its root “Nas” meaning Naso=ignorance, that is what our elementary body is made up of. Thus after various stages other four higher Roohani Atash are formed whose seat is based in our skull which if developed properly can transform human into semi Yazad. These four Atash are known as 1) Atash-e- Dara 2) Atash-e- Naryosangh 3) Atash-e- Khoreh 4) Atash- e - Frah. As one proceeds further on path of Ashoi he makes a sincere effort of binding Druj in his Anasars made up of 4 basic elements in combination with one another, and thus binds the druj in his physical body. The practice of Druj Parhej now can be fully understood. He thus proceeds on path of Ashoi and his Keherp which is made up of 16 Chakras becomes subtle. The four elements in every Chakra vary. In some lower Chakras earthy, or airy, watery element is more prominent than firey element. By observing Druj Parhej the firey or airy element becomes more prominent than other elements. Our elements now become subtler. That is aim behind all these practices. He thus begins developing the four Atash-e-Dara, Naryosangh Khoreh, and Atash- e-Frah. He becomes semi Yazad now. Today we have Atashe Dara active within us, but it has got 1001 stages. We can be on any one of the rung of ladder out of 1001 rungs. We have yet to develop other three Atash. As long as Atashe Dara is only active and the other three Atashes have yet to be developed, we can be victim of passions within us. The subtle Naso within our body raises its ugly head every now and then and remains unbridled till we have only Atash e Dara developed. But with path of Ashahe Khao and with Manthra Spenta Prayers he can alchemize druj within him very effectively, and further develop Atashe Naryosang. At the end of Atash Niyaesh the devotee requests Atash Padshah and prays for his speedy success in developing other three Atash.
Zarathosti Deen has 1) Erejoish Patha and 2) Ashahe Khao. Erejoish Patha means righteous Path of Truth which can be found common in all other religions but our religion teaches us one more path of Ashahe Khao which is not found in any other religion. The path of Ashoi has been shown in our religion only. By speaking truth only our 8th Chakra of tongue develops where earthy element of “Khakh” is subsided and firey element is strengthened. With his uttered speech anything now becomes possible in reality as it can never fail. In Zarathosti deen “Daham Nar” is that who has control over his tongue by speaking truth only and by further developing Atashe Nairyosang has reached stage of Khetvodat where his Male and female counter parts are merged into one. He is now free from lust and not even an Apsara or Dev can tempt him into forbidden temptations.
To develop Ashoi one has to pass through 72 steps or stages. Each karsh consists of 8 stages. His Atashe Naryosang is said to be developed when he has reached 4th Karsh of Ashoi. Such a Ashwan can bind his druj. The day of Meherangan is very important for an Ashwan because on that day he digests all his druj and converts it into Gav. A Zarathosti Daham Nar besides being truthful is also of Ashwan category. ……….Reference :- Parsee Avaz dated 25.10.1958 page 3
…………………..to be continued
Friday, March 23, 2012
Roj Adar, Mah Avan 1381 Y.Z.
Tomorrow on 24th March, 2012 being 84th Anniversary Salgreh of Rustam Faramna Agiary, on that joyous occasion forwarding the under mentioned article which was originally written in Gujarati by Jehangirji S. Chiniwalla paying tribute to Dastur Faramroze Navroji Kutar Dastur Darab Pahlan. This article has appeared in booklet in the year 1958 on 30th anniversary of Rustam Faramna Agiary which coincided exactly with 1st death Anniversary of Dastur Faramroze Navroji Kutar. The oil painting of Dasturji Faramroze Kutar which is presently in the Prayer hall was inaugurated in 1958 on the above occasion, and was painted by late Minocher Patel himself a khshnoomist.
Dastur Dr. Hormuzdiar Mirza of Sanjana Tola or clan connected to Shri Pak Iranshah AtashBehram has given additional information about Dasturji Farmroze Kutar in above mentioned Gujarati booklet worth mentioning and is mentioned below:-
“Dasturji Faramroze became Navar and Maratab at ripe age of 13 years and has done various Pavmahal kriyas like Nirangdin, Hamayasht, Vandidad, Yajashne and also had vast knowledge of consecrating and ijvanu of Pak Makan or Fire temples.
Besides he being an avid student of Zoroastrian literature was also conversant in making beautiful poems in Farsi Language.
Besides translation of Shahnamah in 10 Volumes he compiled Dictionary of Farsi Language in Gujarati script for Gujarati readers composing of nearly 1,75,000 words and its meaning.
Out of his nine decades of worldly life, he spent 70 years of his life in service to two Daremehers in Mumbai, that of Rustam Faramna Agiary at Dadar and another at Tata Agiary situated at Bandra.”
Read on further.
Firdosh K. Sukhia
Late Jehagirji Sohrabji Chiniwalla pays tribute to Dastur Faramroze Navroji Kutar.
My association with Dasturji Faramroze Navroji Kutar extends to over 35 long years. We don’t make any more the likes of him and he is considered as the last of the Dasturs who lead a strict life of Ashoi and tried to follow as much of tarikats as he can. He descended from Bhagarsath Tola Athornan family of Navsari, from bloodline of Dastur Darab Pahlan Faredun family and practiced Yozdathregari right from his early ripe age and also studied Zarathosti Religion in a Traditional method as was the practice in those days.
The first impression that late Jehangirji S. Chiniwala had when he came face to face with Dastur Faramroze was that of instant reverence and respect which automatically came from his heart. Dasturji's radiating nobility which was very much apparent on his face was enough to command respect from anybody. He was very soft spoken and was always cool, calm and well composed when he spoke with sweetness and love, respect towards anybody. late Jehangirji on his first meeting with the Dasturji understood very well that here was a Dastur of great caliber and nobility. In those olden days there were many other Amaldar Yozdathregars of bygone years whom we have forgotten today who used to subjugate Gin, Pari and evil spirits with their power of ashoi and Manthra prayers. Dasturji Mullan Feroze and Kukadaru saheb were those great Dasturs that we know of. Dasturji Faramroze Kutar was the last such Dastur that our community was fortunate to have him with us. He used to religiously practice Tarikaats of Ashoi as much as he can which was the source of his inner spiritual strength.
Today we have with us a school of studying Zarathosti religion known as school of Philology where one tries to understand our scriptures by applying grammar as we understand of. The other older method that Athornan class used to study our religion, was the old traditional way as was practiced by our forefathers which was known as Traditional school of Zoroastrian studies. Dastuji Faramroze had commenced his Zoroastrian studies applying the old method as practiced by our forefathers. Later on he also took help of Philology school to further enhance his studies with much broader spectrum. Finally he studied our religion as per School of ilme-Khshnoom, much to his satisfaction and to his heart’s content he received satisfactory explanations to all his queries.
Parsi community when they settled in Sanjan in India used to speak Persian language also called as Shirin zaban or very sweet language. At that time the present Gujarati language that we speak today was not even in existence than. Parsis of those days had never severed themselves from their ancestral Persian language, but since last century Gujarati has become our mother tongue. The Yozdathregar of those days were very conversant with Persian language. Ervad Behman Kaykobad had written Kisseh Sanjan in Farsi. Learned "Dasturji Mullan Firoze Bin Mullan kaus Jallali" who belonged to kadmi tola was proficient and an expert in Farsi language and literature. He had during the beginning of British rule written "George-Namah" for King George the fourth. A copy of it was sent to King George the fourth who was very happy and as a mark of respect for his efforts generously donated a princely sum which Dastur Mullan will receive throughout his life time.
Dasturji Faramroze Kutar was also proficient in Farsi Literature who used to compose beautiful couplets and poems in Farsi language. He observed that Shahnamah was translated in English, French, Italian, German languages but it was not done so in Gujarati Language which is considered the mother tongue of Parsi Community. Also word to word translation of Shahnamah in Gujarati language was conspicuous by its absence. Hence he decided to take this mighty venture as his own responsibility and he along with his elder Brother Ervad Mahiyar Navroji Kutar came out with 10 volume full of Shahnamah translations in Gujarati with Farsi couplets side by side in Gujarati script. Parsi community owe a lot to Dasturji Faramroze and his brother Mahiyar for translating Shahnamah and making it available for Parsi community who do not know how to read Persian script and understand it. Each and every Parsi household should have Shahnamah in their home and should be considered as holy next to our Pak Khordeh Avesta only.
Dasturji Faramroze Kutar led a strict disciplined life of piety trying to practice as much Tarikats as he can. He meticulously performed all his worldly and spiritual duties and utilized every minute of an hour systematically knowing the value of time. He tried to observe all Tarikats that a Athornan is supposed to follow even under difficult trying times. Dasturji Faramroze had implicit faith on Tarikat Marg, Kriya Marg, Manthra vani and its many benefits as shown in our Zarathosti din. He was very much aware that the school of Philology was unable to give satisfactory explanations to many of doubts that aroused on topics of Tarikats and Kriya. He was prepared to study impartially and was a seeker of truth no matter the source.
When he impartially studied Tarikat Marg, Kriya Marg, Manthra vani, Varna, classification of souls and its vast machinery in nature in form of many religions, many paths but one goal as shown and explained in ilme-Khshnoom, he immediately recognized it as truth that he was seeking for. He thus developed explicit faith on all teachings of ilme-Khshnoom and was its student till the very last. At one instance Late Jehangirji Chiniwala as he continued his narration said that whilst he was in the midst of a lecture on the topic of Avesta Manthravani and its many benefits for a Zarathusti. Dasturji Faramroze being in the midst of the lecture narrated a strange incident that had actually occurred in his own life. Dasturji Faramroze further said that in Navsari there was a Magician who made a claim of recognizing any object hidden in the closed fist of a hand. Dasturji Faramroze wrapped his Padan that he used to wear whilst praying Manthra in his fist and tightly closed it whilst praying Ahunavar kalam. Much to the chagrin of the magician he was unable to guess what was lying enclosed in Dasturji's tightly closed fist.
In another lecture of Late Jehangirji on topic of Tarikat Marg and Ashoi and its many benefits Dasturji Faramroze accepted that he had deep faith in all tarikats and narrated his another experience by saying that one of his colleague was suffering from toe nail infection and refused to heal in spite of Surgically making an incision in it. Dasturji Faramroze prayed Nirang for him and advised his colleague to follow Baaj that is given to us before we pair our nails and before haircut. On following Dasturji's advise the wound got healed very fast.
During Vansda Juddin Navjote controversy a book titled "Vatlavana Sawal Mateno Vadvivad" was written by Dr. Faramroze S. Chiniwalla as an answer to controversy where it was shown that in nature there is existing machinery of various religions. The book contained quotes from Avesta scriptures and its true meanings explained as per ilme-Khshnoom. The reformists had misquoted Avesta, scriptures twisted and misrepresented merely to prove their point that Proselytism being valid in our religion. Dasturji Faramroze Kutar studied Dr Saheb Faramroze Chiniwalla's book with impartially and as per his own knowledge of philology was impressed by Dr Saheb Faramroze Chiniwalla's book. Dastur Faramroze Kutar had at that time written a detailed review in Jame Jamshed paper and challenged the learned scholars to come forward and show their case in contrast to what has been written and proved by Dr Saheb Faramroze Chiniwalla in his above mentioned book. None showed up and accepted the challenge. Dastur Faramroze thus accepted with open arms ilme-Khshnoom and its teachings that Proselytism is not acceptable in our religion.
Dasturji Faramroze had implicit faith towards all the canons as shown in our Zarathosti deen and with his systematic studies strengthened his faith further. He was sweet natured and whenever there were various opinions he never lost his cool and always put forward his explanations and his view point with love and affection which was a sterling quality that he possessed.
Jehangirji Chiniwalla further reiterated that none were able to recognize the gem that we had in our midst called as Dastur Faramroze Navroji Kutar and Magnum Opus Shahnamah that he translated in Gujarati into 10 Masterly Volumes. As a token of appreciation and on behalf of "ilme Khshnoom felavnari Committee" he was posthumously honoured with a Casket and Certificate of recognition or "Maanpatra" for his noble services of translating Shahnameh and other works. Dasturji Faramroze's oil painting frame was also inaugurated and kept open for the devotees to view.
Late Jehangirji Chiniwalla further said that today Samast Anjuman has gathered to pay homage to such a great soul which is itself very heartwarming and satisfactory. Our community has many things to learn from illustrious and distinguished life of Dasturji Faramroze Navroji Kutar.
………………To be continued
What follows next is full serializing in Parts the complex subject of “The 16 qualities of an Athrawan” from Parsee Avaz of 1959. Also detailed explanation is required which I have given from Parsee Avaz dated 22.11.1959. Late Jehangirji Sohrabji Chiniwala has given a beautiful Khshnoomic explanation as to why did the magician fail in finding out what was hidden (Padan) in Late Dasturji Faramroze N Kutar’s hand (fist) and how this miracle was possible. Besides we tend to call any phenomenon that does not fit in our five physical senses as miracle but such is not the case. The tenets of our religion if observed meticulously and sincerely will one day lead us to salvation and the powers that come along with it is no short of miracle to an ordinary human mind with his physical five senses. Detailed explanation will follow the Series in Parts yet to come.
Hum Mithra at 7 a.m.
2 Yatha Ahu Vairyo, 1 Ashem Vohu
"Let no harm come upon the Traditional Zoroastrian flag and its values which are so dear to us. Let the reformists agenda never suceed and their nefarious plans be upturned. Let no harm befall upon Pavmahal of India that is - our Iranshah of Udwada and all Atash Behram, Atash Adran and Dadgah of India. The things that we value most like Holy consecrated Fire(Pavmahal), Dokhmas, Sudreh Kusti which acts as a weapon to thwart evil, and let us protect our racial traits of Parsi panu through Boonak Pasbani by not marrying outside. That is how we will be able to maintain our true Zarathosti Khandani. Let the advent of Shah Behram Varjawand and his fore runners come soon and protect us from this mess. 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 religion and its tenets"
........1 Yatha Ahu Vairyo, 2 Ashem Vohu
Friday, March 9, 2012
Paigambar Saheb himself composed 21 Nasks of Frashusho Mathra of yazatic language, later on under instructions of Dadar Ahuramazda himself, he gave permission to his disciples to compose 21 Nasks of ''Manthra Spenta'' of Avesta, which narrates Cosmogenenesis or ''Shrusti Rachna''. That is why these Manthra are called as Avesta. ''A'' meaning that which has got no beginning nor ending, and ''Vesta'' or VID= to know or an all encompassing knowledge having no beginning or end . Not every Time cycle is same and there is always a difference between each Time frame. At every beginning of such Time cycle a Rainidar also known as ''Deen-Arastar'' under strict permission of nature, is given kshathra or righteous authority by none other than Dadar Ahuramazda and under supervision of Zarathustra. Rainidar who descends observes the Time cycle with spiritual foresight in Sezda or Cinematography and assesses the type of souls that will descend with a certain type of collective kesas or karma which they will have to tackle with during their individual lifetime cycle known as ''Zarvane Thvash Khadat''. Taking into consideration the karma of those souls descending, the Rainidar likewise does arrange appropriately 21 Nasks suitable for them, from Frashusho Manthra and Manthra Spenta. The Rainidar as per Stoat Yasna adds in it the riddle which is in code also known as ''Azaenteesh'' i.e. Avesta along with its original deep import entwined in it. The Rainidar thus hands over such composed Avesta which is ''tailor made'' for those particular souls whose collective karma is entwined in that Time frame. Our last Rainidar Dastur Aderbad Marespand under whose Dasturi we all are living in has himself composed new Avesta and Patet appropriate for our souls transmutation. Hence whatever Avesta we have with us is riddled with deep import known as ''Azaenteesh''. Each word of such Avesta has got 9 different levels of understanding in it which is connected with our nine seams of our physical body. They are composed of 3 physical levels, 3 non-physical levels, and 3 Minoi levels. That is how we progress further towards physical form of perfection or Tandarosti, by keeping our ultra-physical body healthy and thus achieve perfection known as Mun-Darosti, and we will finally achieve perfection of Minoi body known as Ruvan-Darosti. Thus by Ruvan Darosti the Minoi triad of Ruvan-Baod-Farohar within our body is nourished and activated which can connect us straight away with yazatic forces in nature.
For clear understanding let us take as an example of one avesta word - ''SRAOSH''. This word taken from view point of physical body and ultra physical body namely mind (Tan, Mun) the meaning of this Avesta word is complete obedience. Wherever our physical body and ultra-physical body viz Tan, Mun is concerned or it requires to be treated by using spiritual Medicine than according to azaentesh = Mithra of Sarosh this Avesta word can imply – “complete implicit obedience”, the other side of the coin is known as ''Faith''. We find the word ''Saroshem'' in avesta which has same meaning in it. Later on Sarosh Yazat the spiritual Doctor along with its assistant helper yazats develops ''Saroshem'' as a spiritual power in that particular individual. The other meaning of the word Sarosh can be taken as Yazatic force prevailing.
Hence avesta with its Azaenteesh= Mithra, or Gathas with its Azaenteesh=Mithra (which can be recited separately from Yajashne) the word ''SRAOSH'' can either mean complete obedience or it can mean the yazatic power known as Sarosh, and the key to decipher it is by using Stoat Yasna
To sum up “Avesta Ba Azaenteesh”, or “Gatha Mat Azaenteesh” Manthra has been composed by Rainidar of that Time frame from 21 Nasks of Frashusho Mathra and ''Manthra Spenta'' by using Stoat Yasna and as explained above, the Rainidar has been authorized by nature itself having seal of approval from Dadar Ahura Mazda himself. With Stoat Yasna as the base of Manthra and Mithra that goes along with it, Avesta prayers has the capacity of attuning with that particular Yazata for which Yasht is recited thereby fulfilling the objective of prayer. These Manthra has 9 levels of understanding having 9 different shape of stoat, which has 9 different Mithras that can work in 9 different manners. Vendidad and other prayers that we have today with us work in such a manner of Azaenteesh. Meaning those Manthras having 9 different Mithras that can function in 9 different manner, which if recited for a particular occasion does its work flawlessly. In short Avesta Manthra prayed by us has 9 different levels.
Hence Azaenteesh Manthra has within it capacity to revive Tan- Mun- Ruvan- Keherp ''Darosti'' with help of Mithras, those Manthras work as spiritual medicine. When an Adept or skilful Ashvan Dastur prays those same Manthras instead of 9 different ways that it works for us, it works in 9 x 9, that is in 81 different manner and these Manthras now act like a weapon in skillful hands of an Ashwan. Such an Amaldar Ashwan with his power of Ashoi when he prays Vendidad than he gets amazing results out of his kriya. That amazing result is known to us all, that Vendidad if prayed by a Saheb having amal can smite Druj using Vendidad as a weapon. If a person whose physical body and mind (Tan, Mun) is affected with this Druji and falls critically mentally ill, than such a terminally ill person can be revived by such an adept who uses Manthras with special Mithras who finally achieve the desired objective of ''Darosti''.
This is what an adept Amaldar Ashwan with his Ashoi can do with Manthra 9 x 9 times, but we ordinary Bastekustian who have Avesta Manthra with us has got 9 types of Azaenteesh, if those Manthra when lawfully prayed with appropriate Mithra can even achieve similar results but to a lesser extent as compared to an ashwan. The biggest example of such an exercise of decimating Druji is the magical potent Geh-Sarna (Ahunavad Gatha) that a Mobed prays before a body is consigned to Dokhmenashini.
Sarosh Yasht Vadi kardo 3:-
Let us try to see what Sarosh Yasht Vadi kardo 3 says;-
Yo Poryo Gathao ...........FrasastayechaIt literally means that before Zarathustra saheb manifested Gathas Manthra, and before it was recited by anyone Sarosh Yazat first sang Gathas. Gathas which are five in number and are of Asho Zarathustra
those Gathas were first recited by Sarosh Yazat.
The tavil of it has deeper layer of understanding which can be further analyzed. It means that in nature there is a Talismatic force known as ''Zarathustra Gatha'' having special function of running different religions -Varna. One of these Gathic channel belongs to Zarathustra which influences and governs the other four Gathic channels. The 5 Gathas of Zarathustra that we have on this earth are merely an extension of elemental force known as ''Zarathustra Gatha'', the actual 5 Gathic forces existing in nature that assist in running 5 religions of earth which follows ''laws of Jzhirum''. Before Paigambar Saheb actually descends for his mission on this earth he had to work upon this elemental of Zarathustra Gatha which is in nature. The elemental field of this Gatha force is nurtured and nourished by Sarosh Yazat himself, the work of nurturing this elemental is being done relentlessly even before Paigambar Zarathustra began his actual mission on this earth. Sarosh Yazat by singing and reciting Gathas nourishes and nurtures this elemental field of ''Zarathustra Gatha'' in nature. From the above explanation it is apparent that all religions are God made, and are never man made as many of us would like to think it that way.
To be more precise we analyze further that superficially it has not to be taken in literal sense that Sarosh Yazat recites before Zarathustra descends on earth the avesta prayers which we recognize on this earth as 5 Gathas. But it actually means that the 5 Gathas that we pray, the Stoatic vibrations that emanates after its recital are similar to vibrations that float in nature which belongs to Sarosh Yazad whose functions are many and whose vibrations have been repeated before and will continue aiding nature in future. Thus by our small prayers we assist Sarosh Yazad in his Herculean task. In short as the Yazats work in nature through Stoat Yasna similarly Avesta prayers that we have with us and with its recital, its stoatic vibrations aids many functions of Yazads.
Further Sarosh Yazad does not sing and recite the Gathas in one manner only, but in 9 different ways of Mithra - Azaentesh. Again those basic 9 different ways are further multiplied to 9, which are further multiplied in 9 different ways. i.e 9 x 9 x 9 different functions that a Yazad does in nature. Thus Sarosh Yasht Vadi kardo 3 further says
''Afrasmanivan, Vachastivat mut Azaentesh''Translation - Sarosh Yazad sang Gathas in many different ways of Azaentesh.
The Mission of Asho Zarathustra and his Gathas :-
Asho Zarathustra His double mission on this earth was first to make prior arrangements and make way for other 4 Varnas - religions that will manifest later at ordained time for the benefit of mankind, including repairing and reviving old Mazdiyasni Deen and renaming it as Mazdiyasni Zarathosti Deen. All this is based on nature’s law of Jzhirum. ''Zarathustra Gathas'' the Talismanic Yazatic elemental force existing in nature is responsible in nourishing these 5 religions. Paigambar Zarathustra is overall in charge of it, and similar to above mentioned Yazatic elemental of ''Zarathustra Gathas'', part of his mission was to compose by Stoat Yasna similar Mathra of Gathas along with its Mithra as per "Azaentesh" that will assist this Yazatic elemental in nature. Before the actual mission Paigambar saheb will be performing on this earth, Sarosh Yazad relentlessly and untiringly nurture Talismanic divine field of ''Zarathustra Gathas'' existing in nature in different ways of ''Azaentesh''.
Today the Gathas and Avesta with us have been composed by our last Rainidar Saheb as per Stoat Yasna made suitable for us that will assist in our Yasna. So it is quite apparent that present Gathas/Avesta we have with us are different from the original Gathas/Avesta of olden times, this fact we have to bear in our mind.
1) Ahunvad Gatha
The function of Nad of Ahu is to replace the field of ignorance or Devyasni forces bestrewed all over and spread Ahu Parasti in lieu of it. So on this earth where there are pockets of Bete-Noire Devyasni forces more prevailing, and in order to neutralize it the Yazatic Gathic force that acts on it is and spreads order is called as Ahu-na- vad Gatha. The Dravao or ignorance of souls connected to Saturn Varna that will descend later is very gross. They are Atheists, faithless full of arrogance, pride, and worship self only instead of acknowledging Ahu Parasti and its nature. The seeds of Ahunavad Gatha force that will grow later and whose foundation Paigambar saheb nourished and nurtured during his mission on this earth had been sown, and will later work and alchemize ignorance of such souls. Thus our Paigambar saheb apart from being called as Athravan (Magi Priest), Rathestar (Warrior), and Hutox (Servant of Dadar Ahura Mazda) is also called as "Vastriyosh" or farmer who sows seeds and nurtures it.
As Ahunavad Gatha works can alchemize gross Dravao of a ignorant souls, so it can work on any sort of Dravao of Druji. The Druji e nashu which is highest form of druji that takes shape once the "Rigor Mortis" sets in or decay of physical body begins. But behind this Rigor Mortis lies the dark forces existing in nature which gets nourished and multiply manifold, where white side of nature has no place in this process. The last thoughts of dying person aides and abets these dark forces further only to take charge of the body and its surrounding. Ahunavad Gatha by recitation of its Mathra decimates the Druj e Nashu and subtle contagion to a substantial extent. Except for the Ahunavad Gatha no other Gatha can fight against Drujenashu as done by Ahunavad Gatha itself. The functions of other Gathas are different as explained further.
2) Ushtavad Gatha:-
Ushta or bliss can be of two kinds. One is bliss that takes us nearer to almighty. The other is temporary worldly bliss that one enjoys for self gratification which only leads us to further misery. In Adultery there is no place for Divine Ushta.
The Yazatic Minoi force known as Ustavad Gatha will show true path to the souls belonging to Asman of Nahid or Venus Jzhirum and for their spiritual progress. It helps in developing one's Ushtan thereby making one realize the true power of attraction towards nature and its beauty or having eternal intercourse with God, rather than being betwixt Devil and deep blue seas in endless pursuit of fulfilling passion for womanly beauty which tempts us to temptation but it never quenches our eternal thirst to be one. This obsession makes us loose the real path where our attention is diverted. The souls of Varna who believe in not missing any opportunity for sexual enjoyment and thus achieve assumed temporary bliss have forgotten their bearings, and are ignorant of difference between "Ishk e hakiki" or attraction towards God’s beauty and "Ishke Mijaji" or wordly attraction to women’s frail beauty which reduces due to age. Paigambar saheb as a Vastriyosh - divine farmer had during his mission and short stay on this earth
sown the seeds of Ushtavad Gatha which is a copy of that force already existing in Minoi world and capable of developing our "Ushtan" and showing us true path of divine bliss or Ushta.
In future after “Vikhiz” of Paigambar Saheb after he has completed his Mission of laying foundation for other religions, the seeds of Ushtvad Gatha sown by Paigambar saheb will bear fruits at right time in nature and assist in spiritual progress of souls of Shukra (Venus) Varna to be born later.
3) Spentomad Gatha:-
To spread Spenti in the universe is the function of the Yazatic force of Spentomad Gatha. Spenti can't be achieved by violence, forced conversion, fanatism or on assumed philosophy adopted to suit one's own thinking. But the Yazatic force of Spentomad Gatha teaches one to be Pantheist, tolerant and respect the rights of other humans to amicably coexist with one another by living and letting others to live. The Dravao attached to those lost souls belonging to Asman of Hashem or Mangal (Mars) Jzhirum is gross and the Yazatic Gathic force of Spentomad Gatha helps in bringing them on right track by showing true path of Spenti. Paigambar saheb as a Vastriyosh - divine farmer had during his mission and short stay on this earth sown the seeds of Spentomad Gatha which is a copy of that force already existing in Minoi world.
4) Vohukhshathra Gatha:-
The power of Yazatic force Vohukhsthra Gatha existent in minoi world is potent enough for one to realize the futility of running for worldly power for worldly power corrupts which will only add to our rebirths, but if same power used rightly and justly will inspire us to seek for the true power lying dormant and unused within us. The Dravao attached to souls belonging to Asman of Tarad or Mercury (Budh) Jzhirum forces them in unending cycles of Reincarnation. The Yazatic Gathic force of Vohukhshthra Gatha helps in bringing them on right track. Paigambar saheb as a Vastriyosh - divine farmer had during his mission and short stay on this earth sown the seeds of Vohukhshathra Gatha which is a copy of that force already existing in Minoi world.
5) Vahistoisht Gatha:-
The function of this Gatha is to lead one to Khetvodat in which a soul achieves liberation by being whole and complete. Khetvodat is marriage of a soul in heaven when male and female counterpart of a soul merges into one complete soul. Vahishtoish Gatha makes one realize the significance of ''Khetvodat'' or being complete whole ready to merge with supreme Consciousness and will thus pave smooth path for achieving it. We can achieve it with help of khshnoom thereby building for us kherad, hosh, and spiritual valour. The Yazatic Gathic force in minoi world that helps in achieving merging of a soul to be one is called as "Zarathustra Gatha" and Paigambar saheb of Mazdayasni Zarathosti Deen. He besides being first prophet and Ratu is overall in charge of all religions and makes arrangements for other religions which will manifest later after him.
A note of caution for the reader that Ahunvad Gatha should not be recited continuously by a devotee but a small interval gap should be kept in between. This is so because its vibrations are potent enough to break the worldly attraction of a deceased soul so that he can progress further. Similarly a pregnant women where a soul is in waiting to be born on this earth should not be present when Ahunvad Gatha is recited and the mother should abstain from reciting Ahunavad Gatha during pregnancy. Such is not the case with the other four Gathas which can be recited daily.
Especially Vahistoisht Gatha which is very small is beneficial for a Baste Kustian Zarathusti, so that we attune ourselves with Zarathustra Gatha elemental force lying in nature. Our Paigambar Saheb is overall in charge of it. This Zarathustra Gatha force which is on 6th Burjishi Asman – Jupiter Jhzirum and works in tandem with Ahurmazd Ameshaspand. The great Ruvan of our Paigambar Zarathustra Saheb and its lineage is attached with this Asman which will spread throughout Khanirathbami Earth. Our Vakhshure Vakhsuran Paigambar Saheb ( Prophet of Prophets) will work as Ahu and Ratu whose name is also Zarathustra Saheb.
The ultimate goal of Zorastrian on path of tarikat, and Ashoi is in achieving Khetvodat of a soul, or our soul becoming as one where male and female counter part merge and become whole. Our Mazdiyasni Zarathosti deen helps us in achieving this goal and path of Ashoi is the means of achieving it. With this Mithra we should pray Vahishtoisht Gatha. Khetvodat is the first step towards Farshogard of a soul which is considered as the final goal.
Reference:- 1) Khshnoom Harmala No 2 "Buland Gehsarna ni Kriya" Page 17 to 24 by Dr. Faramroze S. Chiniwala
2) Shudha Uchar ni Khordeh Avesta of PVTS page 796 to 799
3) Reference no 1 reprinted in Dini Avaz Volume 6 No 4 July- August 1981 Page 31