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, October 25, 2013
I have further added burning questions that is puzzling our community. I would like you to read with patience for this so called abstract subject on Series of Cosmo-genesis is not at all drab, and abstract, but it can answer so many questions tormenting so called rationalist minds, the answer of all these puzzles will slowly unfold in the end of this series. The questions are :-
1) Why there are different religions ? Why not one universal religion for everybody, when the goal of all religion is same and lead to one almighty God ?
2) How to overcome temptations in our day to day life?
3) Are our rituals, and all religions merely man or God Made ?
4) What about Karmic relations with our near and dear ones ?
5) Can we renounce our responsibilities in life and head for a “Sanyas”, when we are fed-up of this cruel world we are living in ?
6) Can we follow other religious Customs and prayers side by side with our religious Tarikats ?
7) What is aim and purpose of our coming to this earth ?
8) Why there is so much of injustice in this world, when not even a leaf of a tree can move without HIS Consent ? How can God be mere spectator of all this injustice If at all he is there ?
9) Why some people who are dishonest thrive and lead a luxurious life, where as those who try to lead a honest life have to suffer ?
10) Can we intermarry and yet preserve our Parsi Panu and thus solve our problem of dwindling of our race and religion ?
11) Can we convert ?
12) Can we take short cuts by praying only part of Avesta and truncate lengthy prayers for lack of time ?
13) Is Sadro Kusti, Agiary mere symbols ?
14) Is praying Avesta Manthra without understanding any word of it mere waste of time ?
15) What lessons can we learn from life when we don’t know our past, who we are and from where we have come from ?
16) Can we change to different mode of disposal of dead namely cremation, burial when there are no vultures left ?
17) Can we believe in what we cannot see with our three dimensional physical eyes ? Is blind belief good or belief with full faith in Mysticism in our religion by understanding its higher intricacies ? Which one is better of the two kind of belief ?
18) Is it possible to develop our inner spiritual vision by following our Tarikats ?
19) How can Dadar AhuraMazda be Just and yet Merciful both at same time ? How does HE maintain balance between these two Paradoxes side by side?
Now we revise a bit what we have read in the past:-
In the first Kaal 9th and 10th Minoi Asmans were created. Refer the link:- Mankind and his Cosmic Tryst with other Worlds- Part 4 (The Cosmo-Genesis)
In the Second Kaal Immortal world of 7 Asmans of Hasti, Yazats, Ameshaspand etc were created. Refer the Link:- Mankind and his Cosmic Tryst with other Worlds - Part 5
In the Third Kaal Mundane Universe of Nisti world and Earth was created…………. ( As explained in previous release of Part 6 itself)
Everything from our globe to dust particles on this globe and all the entities which live on it present nine fold bodies made up of three trios:-
First Trio of Ruvan, Baodang, Fravashi of Nurani substance.
Second Trio of Keherp, Tevishi, Ushtan of refined elements.
Third Trio of Azd, Getha and Tanu infested with Sins.
Of these, first and second Trios are emancipated. The third Trio is not so emancipated. The first two Trios want to work with nature to elevate the third Trio, which is full of faults. Such was the position of the creation worked out by third Zarvaneh Akarneh epoch with the help of Spenta-Mino, Angra-Mino and Yazats. It thus finished its work and handed the power over to fourth Epoch(Kaal) of Zarvaneh Akarneh which is current now.
The Fourth Zarvane Akarne – The Present of the Present Tense.
Reference Parsee Avaz dated 23.12.1973
The fourth Kaal of Zarvane Akarne which is also known as “Daedoisht Kaal” starts from now, which will be different from the other three kaals of the past. The fourth Kaal is divided into twelve parts also known as “Twelve Hazaras” as referred before. Click on the link to know in details about 12 Hazaras:- Mankind and his Cosmic Tryst with other Worlds-Part 1
Revision in brief
Note:- Out of total Seven Kaals, in the first three Kaals Ghenamino and Spenamino worked together, but from fourth Kaal, Ghenamino treated Spenamino as its sworn enemy.
“In first three Hazaras “Angrah” that is lacking or shortcomings of “Angrahmino” is well kept in check, and the earth is free from clutches of Daev which is also known in Dinkard Volume 13 Chapter 1, Para 15th as “Un Aeb Dadig”. But such is not the case after the end of it (3 Hazaras) and the beginning of fourth Hazara.
………. Reference:- Vicharashne e Vidaevodat Mat Ajanteesh (Vandidad) by Dr. Faramroze S. Chiniwala Page 21
In the third Hazara Souls belonged to “Naman” (Garothman or Garden of Eden) and descended on earth for soul cleansing purpose. They were supposed to be of lesser “Huviyat” or spiritual Dross than the souls who will descend in fourth Hazara later. They did not succumb to Satan’s temptation and thus this earth at that time was not under influence of Satan. But was almost as univewrse of Hasti hence that period was called as “Hastishna”, or similar to that of Hasti. In short souls descending in 3rd Hazara were purely Burjishi souls pertaining to Jupiter Jirum or classification of souls, and “Garonaman” of Hasti was directly related to “Garodeman” of Geti (Earth). Ref:- Vendidad Dr Saheb F.S.Chiniwala Page 22
In the fourth Hazara souls belonging to “Deman” and of other Jirum having more spiritual Dross started reincarnating, more inclined to succumbing to Satan’s temptation, thus this earth became now known as Drujo-Deman.
This planet Earth also known as “Geti” where human being resides is destined to be destroyed and change itself. This planet Earth which is gross and earthy in nature is situated at the end of Mortal world of Nisti.
Initially Adam and Eve were residing in Garden of Eden (Garothman). They were forbidden to taste certain fruits. Satan in form of Snake tempted them into eating that fruit. The moment Adam tasted the forbidden fruit offered by Eve they realized of their nakedness and their folly, this earth now became known as Drujo-Deman”. Mankind succumbing to temptation of Ahriman marked the downfall of him, and thus started his long and hard journey to perfection.
In this fourth Kaal Angra-mino’s dwelling place was not in Hasti or Nisti but a place known as “Zof-Paya” also known as “Patal” or the “Under World”. It does not literally mean the earth hidden from us whom we can excavate by digging it, or proceeding towards Centre of the earth. But it is actually Spiritual Station subtle to human eyes situated at last of the seven Dakhyus that is the “Aipi Dakhyu”. As now in fourth Kaal the method of cleansing the Primeval Ego from the fragmented parts of the Urvan took a new shape. That method is through dealings with one another also known as “Bhogwato”, with men interacting with one another through Thoughts, Words and Deeds following the path of Truth and Righteousness. Hence the work of Angra-Mainyu is completed. He was therefore sent to the lowest region of the Mundane World in “Patal” or “Hades”. Now his innate evil tendencies of disobedience, arising from limited intellect due to lack of “Fravashi” within it when he was projected from Spena-Mino were fully awake and aroused. Angra-Mino now instead of becoming co-worker of Spena-Mino worked against him as his sworn enemy. He now worked with a different goal in mind. He said that he will antagonize the daev and tempt him surely but in his own way and not as instructed by Spena-Mino, for he had no wish of becoming a faithful servant of Spena-Mino as he was before. He did not want Spena-Mino to succeed but was now on warpath against Spena-Mino himself and wished his total annihilation, and siding totally with Daev. The above drama and its reference can be found in Fravadin Yasht Kardo 22 Para 78.
Reference:- Significance and Philosophy of Vendidad by Ervad Marzban Hathiram Page 13
The underworld is in “Aipi Dakhyu” but not to be taken literally as Centre of the Earth.
In Fourth Hazara of the fourth epoch(Kaal) of Zarvaneh Akereneh, when Ruvan of other four Genera(group of souls not belonging to pure Berjish grade) began to descend on the globe with heavy satanic proclivities in their bodies, and men become sinful. Paegambar Zarathustra Saheb had to descend on this Earth for this planet earth had become unbearable to habitat with evil forces of Daev became stronger by the day, and hence need for Him to rescue this earth with “Ve-daevodat” or Laws to fight Daev(Daev Ve datu) or in short Vendidad. In short Daev Ve datu = Daev who oppose Dat or Nature’s laws and goes against it, in order to compensate it put them back on track Zarathustra’s Ve-Daev-Dat=or laws that oppose Daev= Vendidad was necessary.
At the end of 12 Hazaras Ghenamino would have done his job well, there will be no need of him then, for at the end of 12 Hazaras whatever evil present in humanity will be destroyed and alchemized and justice will be given to it by destroying it completely. By that time, Mankind will have developed his “Kherad” and learnt his lessons well. Man will be free by then and thus no need of Ghenamino, and he will merge in Spena-mino. …………..Reference:- Nikhiz Volume 2 Page 362
Presently we are in Fourth Kaal of Zarvane Akerneh inbetween 8th and 9th Hazara out of total 12 Hazaras of fourth Kaal … Ref:- Dr Saheb Vendidad Page 22
Work of 12 Hazaras will be done the Sinful nature of the third Triad of Human body namely Azda, Gaetha, and Tanu will have transmuted-
The Calculation of these 12 Hazaras indicates that the third Trio of Azda, Gaetha, and Tanu which is very sinful in nature will remain entangled in Sin for such a long time. In order to get idea of how the third Trio is being led to redemption we have to take help of vast period of Time which is explained in Part 3, three time frames of Zarvan known as 1) Zarvane Akarneh 2) Zarvaneh Daregokhadateh 3) Zarvaneh Thwashe Khadateh and its division are taken into consideration.
In short 1 Zarvaneh Akarneh or “ZA” = Countless Zarvaneh Daregokhadateh or ZDK.
1 Zarvaneh Daregokhadateh or “ZDK” = 81,000 years’ time cycle.
1 Zarvaneh Thwasheh Khadat or “ZTK” = the beginning and end of a human cycle marked by its birth and physical death and actual death that happens at Chinvat later.
(is called as one life time of a human).
Human brains are not given the capacity to count the number of Hazaras.
Reference:- Sequel to Essentials of Zoroastrianism by Dr. Saheb FS Chiniwala Page 54
The Fifth Zarvane Akarne – The Future.
In this fifth Z.A. whole of humanity will have evolved through Sixth Gahambar after having passed through fifth Gahambar. Now let us know something more about Gahambars as shown below:-
Daev and the 6 Gahambars:-
In the Zoroastrian scriptures and literature, it is stated that the biggest enemy of the entire universe is dravao/daeva. Dravao is the Nominative singular of dravant or dregvant. The root in these words is important. It is Avesta dru = run away, to attack, to be callous, etc. Thus, dravao has the meaning of "to run away from the command of the Lord", "to revolt against the Almighty", etc. How does this trait of rebelling, revolting come about? The answer lies in the term, daeva. This word has two sources or roots: "dub" = to deceive, and to be deceived, and "deev" = to shine.
Thus, the word daeva means to be deceived because of ignorance and in that ignorance lies that knowledge (paradoxically as it may seem) which leads its owner astray. A daeva is, therefore, deceived and, in turn, deceives another. That's why it has been allegorically said that a daeva has knowledge of only 4 of the 6 Gahambars (the stages of evolution of the Universe beginning with (a) the seed of Creation; (b) the sprout of Creation that grows from the seed; (c) the growing of that sprout; (d) the 'fruits' that come up from the grown-up sprouts. These knowledge (of 4 Gahambars) the daevas are aware of. Because of this knowledge of the 4 Gahambars, the daeva shines, i.e. he is illuminated by the knowledge.
But, he just does not know how to eat the 'fruits', i.e. how to tackle destiny, whom to give what in life, what to take from others (the Law of Cause & Effect or Karma). The Gahambar or the evolutionary stage of the Universe, which has this mystery buried in it, is the 5th Gahambar, that of Kharid-Frokht, lit, buying and selling, i.e. fulfilling one's Karmic obligations. The 'dev' has no knowledge of this Gahambar. All he knows and believes in is to steal the fruit that’s why in Avesta, he is described variously as Hazangha = dacoit, Tayu = thief and Un-Ashava = one away from law and order. He is also dubbed a Saasta = tormentor, i.e. an enemy of truth and justice. Because of these highly adverse traits in them, the daevas throw hurdles in the way of Nature, whose final goal is Frasho- Kareiti or the glorious Renovation. That is why the 6th Gahambar of Ereto Keretan cannot take place, or is postponed. To have the 6th Gahambar, one should cross the 5th Gahambar. These things the 'Devs' are ignorant of.
Even after considering the definition of daeva, one is not able to imagine what a daeva is like. To comprehend the daevas, one has to consider their four phases or aspects.
1. The first deals with the Dark Forces of the Dark or Black side of Nature. These forces govern and rule the Dark side of Nature. Vendidad Chapter 19, paragraphs 43, 44 and 45 mention these Blacks. They are called, “Daevanam Daevo” (devil of devils) and their names are also mentioned.
2. The 2nd phase of daeva comprises the sprites and the spirits called “Arvahi” - the evil fairies, the wicked jinn, etc.
3. This phase concerns all of us who have physical, corporeal bodies! Our bodies and minds are full of passions (greed, envy, anger, lust, etc.)
4. The sum of the above three phases combine to form the 4th phase, which in Yasna 29.2 (Gatha Ahunavaiti) is called “Dregwodebish Aeshemem”, which takes the form of, say, “Turbra-tur”, the gigantically monstrous cloud of the Dark Side.
Of the above 4 phases, the first two always go together. They were kept in check and control by our most exalted Prophet. Today, we, who are mostly concerned with the 3rd phase and about which our questioner wants to know in the second part of this question, can keep the 'dev' or 'druj' at bay, by strictly following the practices and procedures given by holy Prophet Zarthosht. They are: Follow always the path of Righteousness (practice truth for the sake of truth); practice druj-parhez (abstinence from druj) every minute of the day, by not only wearing a valid Sudreh and Kushti but performing the Paadiav-Kushti as and when they should be performed; recite the Avesta and Pazend Manthra regularly, particularly the Farajyat prayers; and do all you can to preserve and protect the sacred institutions of the Zarthoshti Deen, like Atash Behrams, Agiaries and their alaats and the Dakhmas.
Reference:- 101 Question Answer book published by Dini Avaz Committee. Answer to question No 31 by Mr Adi Doctor. Page 53 see article When the “Devs” come marching home.
In this 5th Kaal of Z.A. when whole of humanity has evolved through 6th Gahambar then there will be no need of Nisti as its purpose has been served in nature. There will be no Kharfastari left and no mine or thine (Hu Tu Teh) in consciousness of Humanity, and souls will gain mastery of the five senses, whereby Urvans (Ruvan) will be exalted to the level of their respective Baodangahs (Yasna 55.1) and Khetvodat takes place where male and female couterparts merge with one another and become whole asexual soul known as Magavan which constitutes individual Frashokereti (Yasna 13.58). It will be in this fifth Kaal that Lion (Kharfastar), and the Sheep (Gaav) will sit and eat together for Kharfastari and Gaav will have become one, where Primeval Ego will have dissolved, and thus thereby not glorifying self but Thine and Thine alone. Side by side with the individual Farshokereti the last infinitesimal tinge of imperfection in the immortal souls of Zodiacal Heavens (hasti) and of planetary heavens (Nisti). This will constitute the final and total collective Farsho-kereti the total spiritual Renovation whereby the whole Universe will only be of Baodangah or having acquired total Divine Wisdom.
The Sixth Zarvaneh Akarneh or the Future of Futures
In the Sixth kaal of Zarvaneh Akarneh Baodangah will have merged into Paorva Fravashi, the supermost and sublimest light indivisible and ineffable. This will constitute the “Roshan Rooz” or the Glorious day. The one great event to which all the creation moves.
The Seventh Zarvaneh Akarneh or the remotest Future
Finally in the seventh Kaal of Zarvaneh Akarneh Pourva Fravashi will merge through Niru, the screen of Lights, into Ahu, the un-nameable light of Lights, the supreme Diety over Ohrmazd and Ahriman.
Such is the crude yet glorious concept of Zurvan, the Ultima Thule of our existence as taught in Khshnoom, the heart rejoicing commentary knowledge of the Zoroastrian Religion itself.
Reference:- A Manual of Kshnoom, Mr P. N. Tavaria,page.200 -201
In our next Part and hopefully the last Part 8 of this series we will iron out few cosmological terms which require to be grasped correctly.Why is it so very essential for us to understand Cosmogenesis will be explained in our next part.
Please refer to the Bird’s Eye Chart of 7 Kaal in Excel format below.
Firdosh K Sukhia
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Editor’s Note:- The under mentioned article is in continuation from Ervad K.N. Dastoor’s article(presently our Vada Dasturji MeherjiRana) on Cosmo-Genesis in Parsee Avaz dated 16.12.1963 and 23.12.1963. I have skipped the extensive details of part of 12 Hazaras already explained which comes in Fourth Kaal below. It’s detail are in the Link:- Mankind and his Cosmic Tryst with other Worlds-Part 1 . However i have only done revision of it in brief below for continuity of the subject. The remaining parts of 12 Hazaras i will take briefly in next part 7 in continuation of this Series. In between references I am mentioning where it is required. The main explanation of Four Zodiacs or Bhachakra are taken from old Frashogard Volume 30 Issue 1-2 Page 20 dated July- Decemeber 1940 written by Late Dr. Saheb Faramroze S. Chiniwalla, and also from Parsee Avaz dated 19.07.1959 Volume 13, Issue 3 Page 2 written by Late Jehangirji S. Chiniwalla. I have included Cosmo-Genesis Charts of Minoi, Hasti, Nisti and Geti World as an attachment, which should hopefully simplify this difficult topic of Cosmo-Genesis. Surely this topic cannot be put in words, but for understanding you have to be there with help of an Ustad, whose favour we have to earn it. However I have tried my level best and played with words. Just as “Ardaviraf” with his powers of Ashoi and his unique Out of Body Experience or “Khalleh-Badan” which we know today as “OBE”, saw all Cosmic Stations of Heaven and Hell which he later described it in his Magnum Opus “Ardaviraf-Namah”. Cosmo-Genesis is topic of “Sezda” which Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff was shown by his Masters and the Chiniwalla brothers has penned it down. I have merely copied and translated from the above references. Before you go through the article below, I would suggest to the readers to refer to attachment of “Srushti Rachna Charts”, or take out its print out and then refer to the notes below.
Readers can also refer to the images on the Blog itself. If they find it of small print, then they can double click on the image itself and the image will enlarge.
On Page 1 of PDF file of “Srushti Rachna Charts” is “Minoi World Chart”, and “Hasti World Chart”, Page 2 is “Nisti World Chart”, Page 3 is “Ahu Nisti, Hasti and Geti Chart”, on Page 4 is “Flow Chart of Time and Space in Nisti and Hasti World”, and Page 5 is “Flow Chart of The Four Zodiacs”.
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Mankind and his Cosmic Tryst with other Worlds.- Part 6
The Third Zarvane Akarne – The Present Tense
With the beginning of this third Epoch Mundane World Known as “Nisti” will be created. This Kaal is technically called as “Aayanghay Kaal”. An intervening plane known as MinoKarko plane will separate the two universes of Nisti the Mundane World and Hasti the Immortal World. In this third Kaal Angramino and Spenamino both work in partnership with one another. Nisti world has 7 planes also known as Seven Dakhyus or 7 Climes of the mundane world-The Nisti. Over here time and Space seperates.
For further information of Time and space in Nisti refer below.
Between Hasti and Nisti is “Atashe–MinoKarko” fire energy which can convert Hasti “Adui” to Nisti “Dui” that is converting Unity to Duality. Hence in Minokarko Time (Vakhat) and Zamin (Zemo) seperates. In “Zemo” there is pair of “Asman” and “Vayu”.
In Minokarko when Time and Space separates that is called as Miswane Gatu e Awwal, which is surrounded by liquid flowing Sea known as 1) Zareh Vourukash which collects all kind of Chithra or Seeds. Vourukash has other three Zareh in it known as 2) Zareh Frakard where these seeds are given Classification of Varna
3) Zareh Puitik where these seeds gets their Physical appearance and 4) Zareh Kyaseh where these seeds receive the energy of Time which is right in nature also known as “Barvakhat”. These Zareh Kyaseh sets in motion the unit of Time upon every seed. Every Ruvan from the seed that gets its Physical body will be attracting towards it a natural force of nature known as “Khuda” with help of Zareh Kyaseh. This energy of Khuda will henceforth take care of all his interactions of men to men and with nature, also known as “Bhogwato”. Every Human Beings, Animals, Vegetation, Minerals, and even a Spec of Dust and the Nature in it are Holistically interconnected with each other, and they all tend to reach to Zareh Vourukash. And for reaching to Vourukash, Zareh Kyaseh plays a very important part in its functioning to reach out.
In Hasti World which is world of Unity or “Adui” where everything is in Unison with one another, which is the energy required to reach out to our last goal or merging with one supreme God-head in future. Time that will take us to our goal in Hasti, is merged with Space in Unison. Hence in Hasti Time and Space is in “Hamoi” or in Unison. Here in Hasti, Zamin, Asma, Vayu are all one only.
Reference:- Dr. Saheb Faramroze S. Chiniwala Khordeh Avesta Ba Khshnoom Page 104.
Nisti the Mundane world will be made up of “Gav-Chithra” and “Anasar” (for explanation see below).From the first Asman of Hasti forms the basis of “Gavchithra”=Super Etheral and “Anasar”=Etheral. Refer:- To the Chart of “AHU” below for better understanding. Not to be flabbergasted with heavy terminology, we will come to the point below. These are technical terms called as “Logat” or Terminology like in any technical subject. Hasti the World of permanence is made up of “Noor” or pure light. “Nisti” the Mundane World is situated in-between Hasti and “Geti” or Earth. Gavchithra(Super Etheral) is stage in-between “Noor” and “Anasar”. And this Gavchithra is made from 1st Asman of Moon of Hasti (which is base of Hasti from where Nisti will start). Gav=Selfless Cow, Chithra=Seed. The Dome of Nisti world is encompassed with fire energy known as Atash e Minokarko and thus this Dome is known as “Minokarko Dome”, also called as “Miswane Gatu e Awwal”. Note the first three Dakhyus namely Aiwi, Antare and Aa Dakhyu are Super Etheral in composition or made up of GavChithra, and the rest lower four Dakhyus namely Upairi, Adairi, Pairi and Aipi Dakhyus are Etheral in composition=Anasar.
Four Zodiacs or “Bhachakras”
There are four Zodiac Spheres also known as “Bhachakra”. They are in Minoi, Hasti, Nisti Worlds, and Geti or Earth. The actual Spiritual Sun, Moon, Stars and Planets are situated in Minoi World, which is the first Zodaic sphere or “Bhachakra”. The second reflection of spiritual Sun, Moon, stars, and Planets falls on Zodaic Sphere or Bhachakra in Hasti World, the third reflection falls in Nisti World, and finally the fourth projection that we see from our earth on screen of the Blue atmosphere is the visible Sun, Moon, Constellations of Stars and the revolving planets that projects itself on the Celestial Dome covering this Earth which is Blue in colour. So what we apparently see on earth is fourth reflection of Spiritual Sun, Moon, stars and Planets, which are originally located in Minoi World.
The Celestial Dome around Earth
The First Zodiac- Anagra-Raocha Bhachakra:-
In other words these four Zodiacs are inter-related and is the result of one from another, the technical term used in khshnoom parlance is “Silsila”. The First Zodiac or “Bhachakra” is in 8th Asman of Anagra-Raochao in Minoi world, which is the actual dwelling place of Yazats. Meaning when we say that Spiritual Sun is in over there, it means that actually Khurshed Yazad dwells in Minoi world, which ideally does work of Spenamino that is why he is called as “Spento-temo-mino”. Moon is the actual Mahboktar Yazad, and Stars over there are those Ruvans who have reached Salvation in the very first Kaal of “Para-Mazeh-Yangaho” (Gatha Ha 30.2). Each one of those exhalted souls has got their own Star shining over Anagra-Raochao= countless Stars shining with Roshni of its own. Every Soul to be born on this earth including ours also does have their Stars fixed in 8th Asman of Minoi world, but are dim and they do not shine as other exhalted Ruvan Stars, for our Salvation is still underway. The first Zodiac is also known as Anagra-Raocha Bhachakra.
The Second Zodiac- Minokarko Bhachakra:-
In the second Kaal when Hasti was formed those Ruvan which were still to be reformed had to descend down further and Hasti was created for their alchemy.Certian group of souls by applying decimalisation got reformed and dwelled in Hasti. The other non reformed Ruvan for further alchemy had to descend later in “Nisti” and further in “Geti” or Earth. When Nisti will be formed in third Kaal the first dividing plane or station that separated Hasti from Nisti is called as “Miswane Gatu e Awwal”. Miswan= Middle or inbetween, first=Awaal. Over there in Miswane Gatu Awwal the Second Zodiac or Bhachakra was formed which was of “Gav-Chithra”. Gav-chithra is also Noor only but its status and quality is of lesser intensity than original Noor of Hasti and Minoi world. This second Zodiac is fixed and does not move. It hardly moves one second in mind boggling many years. This second Zodiac is also called as “Minokarko Bhachakra” or Zodaic. Minokarko is Atash energy so prevalent in Miswane Gatu e Awwal. The jurisdiction of “Minokarko Bhachakra” extends upto the first three Dakhyus of Nisti which will be formed in third Kaal. These three Dakhyus are Aivi Dakhyu, Antare Dakhyu and Aa Dakhyu. Refer Nisti Cosmos Chart for better understanding.
The Third Zodiac- Upairi Dakhyu Bhachakra:-
In third Kaal when Nisti was formed further and where “Miswane Gatu e Duwam” station lies, and exactly where Upairi Dakhyu starts, Third Zodiac or Bhachakra is formed which is also known as “Upairi Dakhyu Bhachakra” or Zodaic. Note:- Duwam= second grade of Miswane Gatu. This third Zodaic is also fixed in nature, and is formed in continuity=“Silsila” with the upper two Zodiacs already formed. This third Zodaic is made up of “Sukshma Anasar”= Subtle Four elements, which is circumscribed, and surrounded by liquid sea of “Zareh Kyaseh”, just as an Embryo of an human/animal Foetus is surrounded by water known as Aminotic fluids in medical terminology.The special feature of Zareh Kyaseh is that on earth, any spec of a dust or humans or animals whatever thoughts are experienced or vibrations occur are recorded in this “Zareh Kyaseh”. Ref:- Vendidad Dr Saheb F.S.Chiniwala Page 206. There are four Zarehs. Namely 1) Zareh Vourukash 2) Zareh Frakard 3) Zareh Puitik 4) Zareh Kyaseh. In Zareh Vourukash whole of Nisti is accommodated inside similar to many concentric layers or rings as found in Cross section of an Onion, and Zareh Kyaseh is amalgating factor that connects with whole of Nisti. Reference:- Dr Saheb F.S. Chiniwala Khordeh Avesta Page 100. Reference names of these Zarehs can be found in Avan Yasht.
Note: - Sukshma Anasar is one stage lower than that of Gav-Chithra, and Gav-Chithra is one stage lower than that of Noor. In fourth Kaal of twelve Hazaras which we have discussed in Part 1of this series, when earth will change from Garo-deman to Drujo-deman by evil acts of Daev who will tempt humans into sins our Paigambar saheb will descend on this earth to fight Daevs with his Ve-Daevidat or Vendidad. But before Paigambar Saheb starts his mission on this earth, “HE” will charge Talismanic “Mino Gaas” at Upairi Dakhyu. The Jurisdiction of “Upairi Dakhyu Bhachakra” extends upto Aravahi Alaam which starts from base of Upairi Dakhyu, and extending to Adairi and Pairi Dakhyu.Refer:- “Meher Yazad 7 Dakhyus” Parsee Avaz 2.6.1968 Page 9 and Nikhiz Vehdin Volume 2 Page 151-16.
The Fourth Zodiac- Geti Bhachakra: -
In the third Kaal itself Geti or earth is formed after Nisti manifests itself. The Fourth Zodiac or Bhachakra is formed in Adairi Dakhyu which is one of the Dakhyus out of 7 Dakhyus of Meher. Refer Nisti Cosmos Chart for better understanding. This fourth Zodaic is also known as “Geti Bhachakra” which is moving Zodaic and is not fixed. It moves in one zodiac sign of 30 degrees in period of 1,638 years. The co-workers who help this fourth Bachakra is “Geush” nature of this mother Earth Spenta-Armaiti or nature of Gaav which is load bearing the evil presence of Ghenamino which seem to have upper hand in tussle between Spena and Ghena. But there is always victory of Good over Evil in the end when all seems to be lost.This fourth Zodiac is also made up of “Sukshma Anasar”= Subtle Four elements, but inspite of that we on earth can see this Zodiac which falls on blue screen of Celstial Dome surrounding our Earth’s atmosphere. The Jurisdiction of “Geti Bahchakra” is Geti or the Earth itself where we live. Thus whatever planets, sun, Moon, and the stars that we see from this earth is the fourth image starting from Minoi Asman, which are yazatic in nature.
Also refer to the PDF file for Cosmo-Genesis Charts.
The Four Stages of law of infoldment of Spirit to Matter or Law of Mazda-data.
1) The 9th & 8th Asman are Minoi Asman. The 9th Asman is dwelling place of Ahura.The 8th Asman known as “Anagra-Raocha” above Hasti and enveloping it is dwelling place of Yazads, Ameshaspands itself, made up of Noor or pure light=Sublime Lights.
2) The Seven Asmans of Hasti are also made up of Noor or Pure light.
3) Gav- Chithra= Super Etheral is neither absolute Noor nor absolute Anasar=Etheral which is made up of 4 Elements but is rather in-between stage or “Miswan” situated between Hasti made up of Noor and Nisti made up of Anasar.
4) Nisti world of Seven Dakhyus are made up of Anasar or 4 elements, at base end of it lays our Earth, and is formed in this third Kaal.
Thus when we say that initial part of Nisti is made up of Gavchithra, and that Gavchithra is made from 1st Asman of Moon of Hasti (which is base of Hasti from where Nisti will start). Gav=Selfless Cow, Chithra=Seed., and the Moon that we see on earth is the fourth image of the actual Moon in Minoi world where Mahbokhtar Yazad is actually dwelling.The above eternal but elementary truths are reflected in folklores, fables, fairy tales which many of us will brush it off as mere superstition or fantasies and is shown below in image:-
Nature is always nourishing and is so eager for our Salvation even at its own expense. That is why we pray in Mahabokhtar Niyaesh “Nemo Ahurai Mazdai, Nemo Ameshebyo spentebyo, nemo Maonghai Gavchithrai ………” One can easily observe the descending sequence of the order from Spirit to Matter in our prayers above which is all based on Stoat Yasna. When we understand and pray so Mithra develops automatically.
After initial part of Nisti that is Aivi Dakhyu, Antare Dakhyu, and Aa Dakhyu of GavChithra,and 6 Kehwars, and Dadare Gehan are formed over there. Now is the time to form “Anasar” which further Nisti Universe will be made up of.The next coming Dakhyu namely Upairi Dakhyu is formed and is made up of Anasar onwards. The further three Dakhyus namely Adairi Dakhyu, Pairi Dakhyu, and Aipi Dakhyu are made up of Anasar, that is 4 main elements of 1)Fire,2) Air, 3)Water, and 4)Earth and with 64 types of combination between the 4 main elements.
Now that Nisti is formed, now is the time for Earth to be formed in this Third Kaal that we are discussing over here.
Formation of Earth:-
In Cosmo-Genesis this Universe is prepared for dissolving the Druj or Primeval Ego which has come in Ruvan. For that this universe has to be made coarser and coarser for the Soul to habitate. After formation of Nisti, at a certain stage Earth is formed. The Earth after it is formed, the beginning stage of its evolution is firey in nature, then it is of Airey in nature, later of watery in nature, and finally it evolves into earthy form.The Daev in human is gross, and for that different method of Alchemy is used upon it. The cleansing of Soul was to take place in next Fourth Hazara of fourth Kaal in future through thoughts words and deeds of men interacting with other men, also known as “Bhogwato”.
In this Third Kaal we are discussing where Spena-Mino and Angra-Mino work together in close cohesion and cooperation, with former directing and latter executing, this will not be the case later in the coming fourth Hazara which we will see later. Even at this level, Angra Maiyu’s innate tendencies to disobey and create Chaos were kept within strict limits by Spena-Mino and the Augmented nature. In the third Kaal Angra-Mino pretending to be friend of Daev, antagonize, tempt him into committing Sin, later after Daev with his Druj meets consequences of his bad actions is reformed, Spena-Mino makes arrangements of gathering the reformed parts.
Reference:- Significance and Philosophy of Vendidad by Ervad Marzban Hathiram Page 13
After Nisti and Geti is formed, now is the time for humans to descend in this third Kaal.
Descend of Mankind on this Earth:-
The one tenth part of Ruvan that had not reformed in Hasti had to be brought in Nisti for Alchemy to be applied on it. This one tenth part of non reformed Ruvan is further divided into 10 equal parts as per decimalization. Out of 10 equally divided parts, 9 parts got reformed in Nisti. These reformed 9 parts are now to be known as “Ardafravash Ruvan”. The remaining one tenth part not reformed has to be taken care of now. From that one tenth non reformed part of Ruvan, Physical shape has to be given to it. There is so much of Dross of Ruvan which cannot be incorporated alone if physical body is to be formed. For that Gaav from nature is to be added along with Dravao. Thus a physical body is made up of “Dravao” plus “Gaav” which forms “Vohun”. That’s what our physical body is made up of= Vohun, and Anasar= 4 elements of Fire, Air, Water, and Earth.
For a human physical body to be formed on Earth it will be made up of four elements or “Anasar” or “Naso Nas ne patra” or “Anasar” is subjected to destruction. Today’s science recognizes life on earth as “Carbon based Life forms”. Earth, as well everything on earth including Man is made up of 4 main elements or ”Anasar” composed of fire, Air, water, and Earth and 64 types of intermingling of 4 main elements and permutation and combination between them.
This is so very essential for physical body to have shape, which will make work of Spenamino and Ghenamino easy to apply alchemy on it. Both the Mino will work jointly together in this third Kaal. Spenamino will put shape and Ghenamino will add dirt or Dravao in it, for alchemy to take place. Both Minos applied their task in four stages. Their task was to work over Geti =Earth and other Kingdoms had to be formed along with Human kingdom.
Finally four Kingdoms are established on this earth. Now the stage is set for mankind to descend on this earth.His body is made up of Anasar and Vohun. Humans along with other three kingdoms of Animal, Vegetable and Mineral kingdom show up on earth. Each of these four counter parts was further divided into a pair of Male and a Female.
Note:- Now “Man” mentioned from hereon will include Woman also.
Change from Etheral to the Material State:-
Now starts the process of the preparation of this Earth for receiving the Urvan of Man and its counterparts in the Animal, Vegetable and Mineral Kingdoms. Since the progress of Man is interdependent with Earth which will be his dwelling place from now, so evolution of Earth and Mankind will run together. Earth now passes through the various evolutionary stages of “Ushi” = In Avesta means The Early Dawn of Salvation. The Earth first passes through Firey Ushi or “Atashi Ushi” for many Time Cycles of 81,000 years period of Zarvane Daregokhadateh=Z.D.K. The earth is now a ball of Fire and Man on it, evolves too with his firey physical body. After many mind boggling Z.D.K years Cycles and intermingling relation of men to men called as “Bhogwato”, Man had passed through first evolutionary stage and his body of Anasar evolved and thus his “Keherp” was formed. Similarly Earth after having passed through next Airey Ushi stage Man on it evolves after many ZDK and his body of Anasar evolves and thus his “Tevishi” was formed. In Airey Ushi or “Baadi Ushi” state of earth, the earth is like ball of cyclonic winds for many ZDK together. Now the earth passes through the Watery Ushi or “Aabi Ushi” his body of Anasar evolves and thus his “Ushtan” was formed.
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13 ………….Reference from Manual of Khshnoom by P.N. Tavaria Page 215- 216
“CONVERSION OF ETHEREAL STATE INTO MATERIAL
As stated already under head 'Cosmography of the Space', the top three Dakhyus are super ethereal in composition and the rest lower four ethereal. From the lowest sub-regions of the last Zamrir, (transitional region) below the Pairi Dakhyu, begins the top of the earthy globe, which extends downward into the Aipi Dakhyu at the bottom of the Nisti. Thus the largest portion of the earthy globe is in the Aipi Dakhyu, which also includes the infernal regions. This change from the ethereal to the material state was not direct. The earthy globe as we see it today is in its fourth and final evolution, the first being fiery, next airy, and then watery and the last material.
In the fiery stage, the globe and the human, animal, vegetable and material forms were also of a fiery nature. The legendary bird phoenix is said to have belonged to this age. When the final form of this fiery stage called 'Kehrp' had reached, the airy stage came into being, in which the fiery Kehrp remained latent. When this airy stage reached its final form called 'Tewishi', the watery stage came into being, in which the fiery Kehrp and airy Tewishi remained latent. In this watery stage coarse jelly-like forms appeared. When these turned into incognizable steamy forms the earthy envelope came into existence. When the watery stage reached its final form called 'Ushtan', the airy Tewishi and the fiery Kehrp remained latent. Side by side with the coming into existence of the earthy globe, its inhabitant’s viz. minerals, vegetables, animals and human beings which were all hitherto impalpable and incognizable, now appeared in palpable forms in which the fiery Kehrp, airy Tewishi and watery Ushtanic bodies lay in refined beautiful states.
Later on mixed creations came into existence, such as, half fish-like or animal-like with half human form. They were hermaphrodite-like, the male and female bodies joined together (Bd. 15).
In English dictionary, we meet with names of griffin, with eagle's head and wings and lion's body; hippogriff, half-horse and half-griffin; a winged horse; hippocampus, sea horse etc. which are believed to be fabulous, but which probably belonged to some evolution in the distant past. Then came non-fragile separate sexes with one eye (ibid.), one leg, one hand, and tall as tallest trees. Then came to view oceans with islands full of jungles and trees of unimaginable heights. These were inhabited by strange animals of unimaginable size, some seeming half vegetable half animal-like. After innumerable Zarvane-daregho-khadat of 81,000 years each, these islands expanded into continents with symmetrical nature of half fish and half human form, as well as half human half animal form. Then after numerous Zarvanedaregha came into existence earthy symmetrical forms containing Azda, the fluid counterpart of bony skeleton, Gaetha, soft organs and Tanu, the supporting frame of rigid and malleable structure. In this structure Kehrp contained in itself Tewishi, Tewishi contained
in itself Ushtan i.e. life-matter of the Tree of Life, Vane-Zavitbish.
Again after numerous Zarvane-daregha of 81,000 years each, the present condition of the body appeared, which is gifted with powers of speech, conscience and consciousness and the will power of doing right or wrong. This Khaki i.e. material stage began with Machh, a fish form half human and half fish (known as merman and mermaid). Hence humanity is named Mashya in Avesta. (Abridged from "Essential Origins of Zoroastrianism" by Dr. F. S. Chinivala).”
We will continue with Fourth Kaal in next Part 7
Monday, July 15, 2013
The Second Zarvane Akarne – The Past Tense
Out of the original ten parts of Ruvan 9 parts were reformed and Yazats, Ameshaspands, Mino, Dae were formed out of it. The other non-reformed one part of Ruvan was divided equally into two parts. Out of which one part was known as 72 var na Stur or 72 dwelling place of stars were formed.
For the Alchemisation of the other half part of Ruvan it will start in Second kaal which is known as The Past tense. It is from this second Kaal that actual further Cosmo genesis starts from here, also known as “Shrushti Rachna” or “Bundaheshne”. This second epoch starts with the creation of Immortal Universe called as “Haithyeng Asti” in Avesta also known as “Hasti” comprising of seven immortal planes or 7 “Asman” of Hasti. These seven Asman of Hasti were in addition to two heavenly planes formed in 1st Zarvane Akarne ( 9th and 8th Asman of Minoi Universe). It is here in Hasti that the half part of non-reformed part of Original Druj of Ruvan is divided and classified into five Jhirum which is in short classification of souls into 5 parts which will later manifest into 5 different religions at its ordained time later on. So classification of souls is done right from formation of Hasti Universe at the beginning of Cosmo-genesis. This is so because not all souls have Druj within them of equal proportion. These 5 groups of souls have varied degree of Dravao within them and hence need for classification of souls.
Let us see what Shakespeare has to say in his play Cymbeline about classification of souls:-
Brother, stay here
Are we not brothers?
So man and man should be;
But clay and clay differs in dignity,
Whose dust is both alike. I am very sick.
Religion is not man made but by God himself during Cosmo genesis itself and is for man who are made up of varied hues. All religion lead to one goal and it is the method of reaching the goal that is different. One cannot study in University if we are fit to go to school only. Or a second standard student will find 10 standard class beyond his reach. Such is case with every religion and there is no short cut, because in nature there is “Law of Jhirum” prevalent or “Law of Gradation”. As five fingers of our hand are not of equal length, similarly for different grades of Ruvan, different set of rules and prescriptions (Tarikats) are there for their spiritual evolution which are prescribed by spiritual Doctors also known as Prophets of that respective religion. There is no conversion and one cannot jump tracks at your own free will. Progress can only be made one step at a time or “Pae Dar Pae” that is step by step and perfect lessons has to be learnt. “Zarthustra Gatha” is Talismanic station maintained by Sarosh Yazat and Prophet Asho Zarthustra establishes his connection with it before descending on this earth for his mission of “Vedaevodat”= Vendidad (laws to fight Daev). Prophet Zarathustra will be instrumental in bringing five religions on this earth at its ordained destined time. Refer link:- The Five Gathas
Let us take an example that we can understand in our worldly senses. We have so many languages each different from one another. From one root language so many languages are derived. For example Hindi language of Devnagiri script, so many other languages spoken in India have common root, and many other Indian languages are derived from it. The script is almost similar but languages are different. So is the case with Persian Language, out of which many other languages are derived such as Urdu.etc. Now let us try to pick up one word from one language, another word from another language and so on and try to speak what we want to say. Does it make any sense to us. Obviously not. Such is the case with mixing religion and breed of humanity with one another. By mixing one breed with another all we get is Chaos. But nature abhors Chaos, and what we call as Order is the immutable laws existing in nature which is projected to us as Religions, that we do not seem to understand when we say all religions are same. But of course they cannot be same although all lead to one goal. This is so because there is classification of souls. It is because souls are different and to meet their various needs Religions vary from one another.
The topic of “Jhirum” is the key to understanding Cosmo-genesis and whatever manifestations occur during the making of Universe, they all work in harmony towards “One Stupendous Whole, One Harmonious Omnipresence” which is also known as “Veet” which is one of the name of Dadar Ahuramazda in “Hormuzd Yasht” prayers.
Right from “Mazda” till “Khanirathbami”=earth there are total 21 main manifestations which are as under:-
1)Mazda 2) Ahura 3) Ahuramazda 4) Ameshaspand 5) Mino 6) Dae 7) Farokh 8) Yazads 9) 72 Var of Urvan 10) 729 Var of Urvan 11) Gatha 12) Five Jhirum of Urvan 13) Dukhul Ruvan 14) Saboot Ruvan 15) Kharaj Ruvan 16) Sash Keshwar or Six Keshwar 17) Zareh Ruvan 18) Ruvan that manifest from four subtle elements or Anasar 19) Ruvan that manifest from four gross elments or Anasar 20) Ruvan that manifests itself into mineral, Vegetable and Animal kingdom 21) “Gelshah e Salim” or “Kuvat e Yim” that is manifestation of first human being = “Adam” on this earth known as Khanirathbami.
Note:- Where words like Dukhul, Saboot, Kharaj are used, they are actually different stages of Ruvan or Urvan, after step by step alchemy on it. Thus non-reformed Ruvan getting grosser and grosser form spirit to matter whilst descending from spiritual to material world for his own alchemy of Druj, whose final destination is Earth; Var= Dwelling place.
Reference:- Tavil e Sudreh Kusti by Ustad Saheb Behramshah N Shroff Page 50 (Book released by M.M. Moos). The actual manuscript in Gujarati is written by Late Ervad Phiroze Masani.
In Cosmo-genesis the law of infoldment of Spirit into Matter is known as law of Mazda-data; and the Law of Ahura-data is the law of unfoldment of Spirit from Matter. Reference:- A Manual of Khshnoom by P.N. Tavadia Page 114. To fit these laws in our sense we can visualize a folded Carpet when we open it up that is called as law of Mazda-data or coming from up to below, and when we wind the Carpet back to its original position that is law of Ahura-data that is going back to Spirit from Matter (Below to upwards), that is going back to where it came from. It’s just like a Metro train having two tracks one for going up to destination and other to return back to where it originated from. This drama is for alchemization of Druj or dross of Ruvan, which will take mind boggling time frame to finish its task or goal of Frashogard.
“Spena-mino” and “Angra-mino”
This Druj or Dravao within 5 groups of souls was of extreme nature and for alchemy process it cannot be tackled by nature. Yazats cannot touch them for alchemy for it will only reduce their own radiance. For that a special agent or Mino is needed by nature. Mino is authority given by nature to perform special tasks, and that task of him working like a scavenger working with the Daev or primordial druj so prevalent in 5 groups of souls. Yazats cannot touch and handle Druj directly, to handle druj directly another Mino is needed and that is Angramino is appointed for handling putrification. “Angrah” handles dirt, contaminated part of Ruvan that is dross, while Spenamino gives shape and form to the reformed part. Angramino’s job is to aggravate Daev by offering all sorts of temptations. As the Daev comes out of the hiding, has his own way by committing sin and thus slowly this Daev becomes slowly a spend force he gets his dues back, and is punished for sins, thus reforms. This Mino is known as “Angramino”. He is different from Yazats who are made up of brilliance. He is opposite negative pole. But for a negative pole to exist one requires a positive pole. That positive pole is known as “Spenamino”. This Spenamino is Ahuramazda himself but bounds his limitless powers and manifests himself in a limited version as “Spenamino”. Had it not been for Angramino the Daev hidden in Ruvan would not come out in open and hence it could not be reformed. Thus the need for both for they are both known as Mino.
Thus Spenamino and Angramino are two agents appointed by nature who are of opposite nature but both work for Ahuramazda and hence both are called as Mino. Spenamino belongs to white side of nature, whereas Angramino belongs to dark side of nature. Both exists side by side for light to exist one has to have darkness. The Daev hidden in Ruvan has to be tackled by Angramino. Angramino has to work with Daev as if he is co-partner to his crimes, aggravate his weaknesses and take him to task by delivering him to his own evil consequences. Right now for our better understanding we will take Angramino and Ghenamino as one entity only, although technically both varies from one another a bit, and it has no Fravashi within it, unlike Spenamino who has Fravashi within itself.
Note:- Over here the definition of Angra= Sorrow, Dukh and Ghena= Darkness or proceed towards it, or Lackluster = “Temangha” or moving away from Farshogard. Spenamino= Raokhshni= Towards light= moving towards Farshogard. Reference:- Vendidad Dr Saheb F.S. Chiniwala Page 13, and 31
As Ghenamino does not have Fravashi within, hence he does not possess divine wisdom like Yazatas. Had he been with Fravashi then there will be no difference between Ghenamino and Spenamino which would not have served purpose for his appointed task with Dravao of Daev. This Cosmic Drama happened in Hasti Universe on 5th plane or Asman which is where he (Angra) belongs. Our deen says that Angramino is with Daev because he first pretends to befriend him, and works with him by tempting him to commit Sins and thus delivers Daev to his consequences. This role he plays with sincerity like a good actor with perfection.
Having known above facts, we now find and understand whatever is mentioned in our scriptures and everything fits smugly with one another like a complex Jigsaw puzzle solved by us. The references of scriptures are:- Fravardin Yasht Para 76; Jamyad Yasht Kardo 8; Ram Yasht Kardo 11.
Out of 21 main manifestations as shown above when Ruvan manifests itself in stage of Anasar or 4 elements that is its stage of entering into worldly gross state on this earth. The Yazats who are also known as “Payu-Thworeshtar”= the one who shapes, moulds this universe intertwining the original “Aka” = dis-order of the Daev with goodness and thus forming this Universe as per the plan of Ahunavar. All this is as per Meher hence Yazats as well as Meher Yazad is called as “Payu-Thworeshtar”. Ghenamino nourishes this seed of Aka of the Daev, tempting it into committing Sins, and as per law of limit and justice when sins crosses it limits brings it to justice by observing another law of “Akem-Akai” or bringing it to its consequences.
Reference:- Dr Saheb F.S.Chiniwala Vendidad Page 32
Let us visualize the above explanation of how Yazats play their part in the making of this Universe and compare with how original Druj= ignorance of Ruvan in our body can get converted into Gav= enlightenment by giving the example of a Sculptor like Michelangelo shaping his masterpiece creation “David”.
David of Michelangelo
We are all born with divine light within us but which is covered by ignorance or Ego that is preventing us to see that divine light within us. This divinity within us is actually tenth Chakra of our heart. That is why when in crisis we have to listen to what our heart is trying to say to us, and is also called as voice of inner conscience. Let us say Michelangelo starts his sculpting with an original raw piece of block of Marble stone. He carefully chips off the block by applying controlled pressure. Excessive force when imparting blow can disfigure it. The chisel at times needs to be moved as it is struck to get those subtle curves and the finer nuances. The dynamics of the blow also has the philosophy. They are not mere acts of aggression with the intention of shattering the spirit but rather a blend of assertive, controlled passion and tenderness for the one who intends to walk on the path of Tarikats. The follower on the path of Tarikat, will now listen to his inner voice or feel the prick of conscience when exposed to temptations. A person on path of tarikats, becomes alert to all temptations and now knows the difference between right and wrong himself. As his efforts fructifies later, he experiences Bliss known as “Kshato manao” as mentioned in our “Hoshbam” prayers. He is now aware that whatever happens is for his own good so why worry and brood about it. With this process it does not have residual rough edges of pain and grief or remorse but is in fact perfect alchemy of the faults of the flesh. By chiselling away the unnecessary parts that are not required one begins to differentiate all that is David and unnecessary parts chiselled off that are not David. The unnecessary parts chiselled off are imperfection, doubts, indulgence, limitations, emotional baggage and diffidence. All that is non-David is removed painstakingly which is done by nature with gradual process of passage of Time or Zarvan. What remains as David is pure, unadulterated blissful consciousness, the self.
Through this gradual process of gathering experiences, he transcends all worldly experiences till nothing remains but the self. The true self is an exalted awareness, a blissful state of simply being rather than becoming. You are what you are now, you do not imitate anybody. All your talents are expressions of divinity within. That is why nobody is born without any talent. What we have been looking for bliss outwardly had been all the time within us. For us to reach that awareness nature is making every effort day in and day out for us to achieve it, but we are in deep slumber. “Aka” = Disorder , wickedness, ignorance which was initially just a raw piece of block of Marble is converted to “Asha” = Order, a masterpiece known as David by Michelangelo. The migration of Aka to Asha is the final goal behind the making of this Universe.
One of Dadar Ahuramazda’s name out of 101 names, the 56th name is known as “Afrajdum” or “Karigiri” = the moulder, maker, creator, or giving it a shape. If this is not moulding, creating then what else is this Universe made for ? If the end goal is not Alchemy then what else this Universe could be after all for ? This explains Asha or Law of Ashoi which is so very much necessary for our spiritual progress. If one understands the inner import behind tarikats then there is no turning back and tarikats, rituals does not become a Dogma or mere superstition but we derive pleasure in doing it.
So one should not despair if we encounter difficulties in our life. Not brooding over difficulties and to “Let Go” if we are stuck with it, is higher finesse we should cultivate if we want to progress spiritually. Only cowards’ commits suicide which is a Sin and Patet or penitence is required for that. Further difficult period is in store for the one who commits suicide, and he has to go through it all over again. He has to repay again but this time with interest for all his dealings are meticulously recorded by Meher Yazad. Unfortunately Suicide is shortcut trend adopted by film stars, students faring badly in exams and many others in today’s times.
Now that we have understood the purpose of Spenamino and Gehnamino, and for victory of Good over Evil we have been given Sudreh Kusti, Avesta Manthra,Tarikats as a gift by our prophet. There is constant tussle in our body between Angramino and Spenamino and it is up to us to choose the Victor between the two, and which one we are nourishing.
We will continue with Third Kaal in next Part 6. ………………………….to be continued.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Take some time off, sit quietly and find out what your role in life is and what your life requires from you. Are you giving what your life is asking for ? Try to find answer to it. And when you find it you will forget yourself and know yourself. It is very important to know yourself. We need to answer the three perennial questions which can remove all cobwebs of doubt from our mind. The questions are:-
1) Who am I?
2) Where I have come from?
3) Where I have to go to?
Contemplate on it, and ask yourselves why I am going through all this grilling, and why has this universe made for and why I am here. Why is there so much suffering, hardships, inequality? Why some are living with all luxuries while some have to earn his living the hard way and made accountable for every penny. The answers are not simple, and you are not going to get it immediately. For that we have to study Cosmo genesis. ! Now anyone can complain that you are not making it easy for us! As it is one is undergoing rat race every day going to work and here I am telling you to study Cosmo genesis which is abstract and even more difficult than obtaining answers to the above three questions. But my dear readers, if one is asking to find answers to all our problems than we have to really work for it, struggle to get answers. So one must not get disheartened if we do not understand Cosmo genesis initially but have patience, and that too lots and lots of it.
This approach of leading the reader towards the answer is different from the prevailing approach of being forced to believe what you don’t want to. Divine wisdom is within us and it is we who will answer all our questions. No one else !
Few points to ponder upon below:-
1)Those who are wobbly on faith saying that our din is sinking so let us add people from other faith and convert them or take within our fold the intermarried children should study Pre- Cosmo genesis and Cosmo genesis first and learn that there is classification of souls in nature and there are no shortcuts. Only those having no faith will talk like that, for our Prophet was knower of 7 Kaal, whereas there are those in other religion who are knowers of three Kaal and are called as “Trikaal Gyani”. Our Prophet and his disciple Jamasp can see any Kaal with the help of “Jame Jahnumah”= The Mystic wine glass or what we read in fairy tales as Crystal Ball. So our prophet is the most exalted “Seer” who can see future till the end, and our religion will last till end and we have no reasons to doubt him.
2)Again my advice to readers not to listen to rumour mongers who say that times are bad so let us reform the religion. We should first study Zarvaneh Daregokhadat Tavil and know that time is cyclic, and it has its own ups and down. History repeats and we are put in same conditions till we own up our karma and are ready to give its own dues. Today we experience same problems as faced before downfall of Persian Empire. It is we who requires to change and not the religion itself to suit our lifestyle.
3)Those who have reservation in believing the part played by Gehnamino or Angramino in plan of Cosmo genesis and doubt about the origin of evil and Omnipotence of God himself, their arguments are aimless, pointless, mere waste of time and they should study the under mentioned Monajat written by Dastur Darab Mahiyar where he says that not all mysteries can be known to us. “Ahu” who is also called as “Shaedan-Shaed”= mysterious truth hidden in darkness, the real truth about HIM can be known to us in the end only.
I will make it even easier for dear readers and explain like a story narrated. The under mentioned article written by Ervad K. N. Dastoor now known as Vada Dastoorji MeherjiRana and is taken from old Parsee Avaz. Reference:- Parsee Avaz dated 16.12.1973 Volume 2, issue 24 Page 1 onwards.
Mankind and his Cosmic Tryst with other Worlds.- Part 4
To tell Cosmo genesis in form of story narration is like going back to school. But we are students till the end and we learn our lessons well, life teaches us. Time is a good teacher, and the experiences we had in life we cherish it, or try to forget it if they are unpleasant. Time helps us to forget the bad experience but lessons we do learn it anyway.
The under mentioned story will be different from other stories narrated. It is no ordinary story, but in fact is truth that exists in nature and we have to understand it with an open mind. But these truths are like faint lines and I have to shape it in form of story, which is no easy task.
Pre Cosmo genesis:-
Ahu Anamathwa or “Ahu” who is impersonal God who is unthinkable, is formless, nameless, nor of any shape who we cannot even imagine, exists, is there. He is just there, how and where he has come from we do not know. Now what kind of beginning of this story is ? Normally a story goes like once upon a time there was a king and queen living happily, but over here we have made a beginning of a story from something very abstract who does not have any name or shape. If we write that once upon a time lived Ahu and existed is a wrong conjecture. Over here time did not exist. He did not have tense any past, present, future before him or after him. He just existed and was there. To be more technically correct he cannot be described but we can just say that “He is there”, or “IT IS”. He is also called as “Shaedan Shaed”= Darkness, that is lustre of lustres but hidden in tranquil sea of Darkness, who is shoreless and motionless. This is first phase of Ahu which is motionless. In the second phase there is some motion in Ahu, on account of which that part assumes intense brilliancy or “Khshaeta”. (Editor’Note:- The word Shetan also means Dark Prince of negativity which is derivative from root of the word “Shaed”.) This brilliance in Ahu is said to have been caused by the prime most thought for the creation of Universe. As a result of this thought going on in Ahu, there rises from it an emanation caused by ejection, and is referred to in Avesta (Yasht13,14) as Khao Afrazyamna, literally meaning fountain source of eternal freshness.
Editor’s Note:- Just like in Hindu philosophy that One Supreme being is described in Sanskrit Mantra as “Om Tat Sat” meaning the “Supreme Absolute Truth” meaning “All that is”. As per Wikipedia it says:- 'Om Tat Sat' has no physical component. It is purely spiritual and beyond. It starts from the most primordial spiritual form Om and leads to the ultimate Impersonal God, the Formless One (Nirakar Braham), Non dualistic Existence, “Sat”. Wikipedia further says that “Successful grasping and revealing this mantra needs an initiation by a Sadguru (Spiritual Master) who has attained it.” Meaning it is purely subject of Sezda and only an Ustad or Guru can make us visualize it, that is if we are in his good books and he grant us the special favour.
This is not like an ordinary story, but here we are unable to describe the subject which has no name, no form and is very abstract. We go further and say that from that original supreme formless one the “Ahu” which we can say is impersonal God emanates Personal God which we will call as “Ahurmazda”. HE has name, shape and can be referred as Unique One and only one, because that Number “One” is conglomeration of all numbers in it. He is the origin from all numbers emanates and is the keeper of Numbers. All this is very abstract and has to be studied with faith and patience. So naturally a question will arise to the reader about its source of origin, meaning from where has Ahuramazda come from. “Niru” is streak originated in “Ahu Anamathva” = without any label or name, which is also called as impersonal God. Ahu is so purity perfect that the universe, in which there is both Good and evil cannot be created direct from it. “Niru” is the screen of light originating from Ahu the impersonal Godhead from which AhuraMazda has emancipated. Again Niru is abstract which is difficult to imagine.
What is narrated here in form of story is only part of truths that exists in the multi-dimensional Universe and not merely time pass. Many a times the narrator of the story skips many details of the story and put forth the main points to simplify it. Such is the case over here and many a details we will have to assume it in good faith for it is far beyond the understanding of our three dimensional mind. The Journey undertaken by Ruvan is a long one, and its end will only come at the fag end of far off event known as Frashogard. It will be then that the actual Cosmic Drama will be fully understood by us. Till that time we have to assume it in good faith and move ahead. Consequently, even the high immortal existences like Yazata or Angels cannot see Ahu through Niru, and we mortals do not stand any chance in understanding “Ahu”. This fact has been stated by Dastur Darab Mahiyar in his Monajat; 15,29 as under:-
“Na binad Kashaz soorato, rango, fam,
Ne neez een fereshteh sioseh tamam.”
Translation:- Not only human beings, but none of all the 33 Fereshteh(angels) can see HIS face or shape or Colour.
Ordinarily “Niru” means strength or power. But technically it means that Niru as applied to “Anamathvao alam”, the pre-Cosmo genesis world, or the unthinkable world. Niru is mentioned in Pazand Afrin Ardafravash as Aoj, Zoar, Niru, Tagi. Niru which is the super most divine potentially that separates “Khao Afrajyamna” from Ahu the light of lights. To be more precise Niru is the screen of light between Ahu and “Khao Afrajyamna”= The Island of Inexhaustible and Evergreen Consciousness.
Now there is exchange of thoughts and question answer session going on. Niru asks as to how Ahuramazda who has form, shape, name emancipated from him ?? In reply to his question a Cosmic sound or Naad replies that O “Khao Afrajyamna”, you are the source of this Universe and there is some lacking in you which is presently in dormant stage. To alchemize it Ahuramazda or personal God needs to be emancipated from you. Thus Khao Afrajyamna himself becomes Ahuramazda. The “Naad” or Cosmic vibration that answers this question is known as Naad of “Ahunavar” or Cosmic blueprint plan of the Universe in the making.
Reference:- Manual of Khshnoom by PN Tavadia Page 95-96.
Now we proceed further that this “Khao Afrajyamna Ahuramazda” is composed of three Triads. Each Triad consists of a group of three which are technically described as under:-
First Triad:- 1) Athra 2) Niru Khadat 3) Zarvan Yavaecha Yavaetat
Second Triad:- 1) Fravashi 2) Ahunavairya 3) Stoat Yasna
Third Triad:- 1) Keherp 2) Ukhda Vacha (Fountain source head of Origin of Mathematic). 3) Aeva Ahakhshta (Power of Numbers)
Today’s science has concluded that anything can be described in Mathematical equation and numbers is the root of Mathematics.
Totally there are nine branches as we can see from above three Triads. Its description can be found from Nikiz in details and we won’t touch any of them. But we will refer to “Stoat Yasna” briefly which is important for our understanding of Cosmo genesis. The fault or the lacking for which this Universe is going to be made is concentrated in this Stoat Yasna.
Let us use our imagination to understand it. Let us Imagine a Mountain has three Rivers flowing from it. Each river has got three branches of Rivulets coming from it. These rivers flow very silently without any murmur or sound. Suddenly in Stoat Yasna which is one of the three branches of the triad there is some activity in calm flow of water.
Just as ripples are formed when a stone is dropped in very calm waters, similarly it is noticed that a small island is formed at the centre of disturbance in water. This island if carefully observed half of it shines with golden light, whereas the other half of the island is mixture of golden light which is a bit tainted with darkness or black colour. The island which is shining with golden brightness is called as “Baodangh”= Divine Wisdom, and the other half island which is mixture of golden bright colour with tinge of black streak entwined in it is called as “Ruvan”. The Ruvan which is Semi Luminous and mixture of light and darkness carries within it, and the fault which will require rectification later. That defect or fault is known as “Druj”. The machinery of nature represented by “Khao Afrajyamana Ahuramazda” will apply its resources and corrective measures will be taken later to correct this fault known as Druj entwined within Ruvan. This is manifestation and the “Origin of Evil”. The reason for Cosmo genesis and the purpose of making this Universe is to alchemize Ruvan and remove the perennial defect of “Druj” that has crept in it. The other name of “Druj or Dravao” that can fit in our sense is known as the Primeval Ego due to Primeval ignorance.
From the above mentioned three triads “Khao Afrajyamana Ahuramazda” manifests 7 Kaal as mentioned in previous part 3 of this series. This is the basis of “Origin of time” and “Zarvane Akarneh” will be running these Kaals. Let us take these 7 Kaal one by one. The first Kaal starts now.
The first Zarvane Akarne – The Past of the Past Tense
In the first kaal that begins now Alchemy will start on the semi Luminous Orb which is mixture of golden light and dross and is known as Ruvan. The blessings of Manthra Spenta that emanates from Khao Afrajyamna descends on this semi luminous orb known as Ruvan. As a result of this blessings three fourth or 75 % of Ruvan gets separated and is reformed without any Dravao in it. This pure orb is now known as “Manthra-Spenta Ahura Ruvan”.
Further alchemy occurs on the remaining one fourth part or 25 % of Ruvan that has not refomed by applying law of decimalization called as “Daseme-Stutam” in Avesta. This original non reformed one fourth part of Ruvan is further divided into ten parts. Out of which nine parts gets reformed. Out of these nine parts that have alchemized and reformed Yazatas, Ameshaspands, Mino, Dae manifest and form Yazatic group. This occurs in first Zarvane Akarne or first Kaal.
This Cosmic Drama that unfolds in first Kaal occurs in place known as Minoi world that will be made up of two heavens (Asman) and are known as 1) Ahunavar Asman 2) Anagra Raocha Asman. The “Origin of Space” starts from here.
The nineth Asman of Ahunavar will be dwelling place of “Ahura”. So what exactly is “Ahu-ra” ? and from where did it come from ?. It is nothing else but “Ahu” who has pounded (Ra) the dross from main tainted Ruvan by using alchemical process, separated the dross and he himself dwelled in alchemized part . The dwelling place of Ahura is 9th Minoi Heaven.
(Reference:- Nikhiz 2 Page 269 kh). The dwelling place of Yazatas will be the Eight Asman known as “Anagra-Raocha”= Countless shining lights. The Divine attraction of Yazatas towards Ahura, Khao Afrajyaman and Ahu forms “Asere Roshni” currents that will be used later on by Sarosh Yazad and his 1000 channels for the making of further Cosmic world that will follow later on. Editor’s Note:- For wherever Truth is there, beauty follows. For example a Beautiful Sunrise will remind us about eternal truths hidden in bowels of Nature. But not necessarily the other way, for beauty of a fairer sex can be bewitching and is also an attraction, which can lead one astray to abscess of passions also known as “Ishq e Mizazi”, which is only personification of falsehood, and is not complete Truth, but only half the truth. So “Asere Roshni” is the effect of Yazats’ unconditional “Utuiti” “Zarzadaiti”= implicit obedience due to which there is divine attraction also called as “Ïshq e Hakiki” towards “Ahura”. So obviously there is difference between two types of “Ishq”. Now these undercurrents of Asere Roshni will act as Benedictions and henceforth be useful in running the Universe.
As mentioned above out of 10 parts 9 parts were reformed and Yazats, Ameshaspands, Mino, Dae out of it. But the remnant one part that refuses to reform has to be alchemized and needs to be taken care of now.
After the machinery of nature sets to work and alchemize on this original “one part”, half of it gets reformed. This emancipated one-half was divided into innumerable stars which dot the above mentioned two divine Asmans of Minoi world and commenced working in harmony with Yazatas, Ameshaspands. This emancipated one-half is also known as 72 dwelling place of many stars ( 72 var-na Stur) .The other half was also eager to attain holy union, which will be taken care of in second Kaal. The second Kaal starts from here now.
……… Second Kaal to be continued in Part 5
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Before we discuss about Hazaras, let us have a look at what Maneckshaw Phirozshah Cooper said further about how to overcome threat of evil spirit by help of Chromopathy. Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff had told to Late Maneckshah Cooper more about Chromopathy, or Light Therapy, Colour Therapy, healing properties of Sun or Solar Therapy, Oil Therapy, Mud Therapy, Astrology.
We had discussed in last part the 87th name out of 101 Dadar AhuraMazda names for relief from evil spell of a Sorcerer. Another remedy in order to have relief from evil clutches of Sprites is Indigo light and white light therapy which is best suitable as it has calming effect over mind. Besides Light Therapy, Indigo and white coloured glass bottles filled with well water which are solarized and exposed to Sun for specific time period can be taken orally and used for obtaining relief from evil spirits. ………..Reference:- Parsee Avaz dated 9.8.1953 Page 11. How to make solarized charged water and full article on Colour Therapy will be taken later on as it is a separate subject which requires separate attention altogether.
I will also do some revision of Part 2 as it after some time I am writing Part 3 in continuation. Whilst writing about Hazaras I encountered difficulty as I found it difficult to explain about Hazara without going through the basics of Cosmo genesis as everything is holistically connected. Initially I was reticent in going ahead with a topic as complex as Cosmo-genesis for reasons as below:- Firstly it is subject of Sezda and difficult to pen such abstract subject on paper , secondly many will still take it with a pinch of salt thinking it as a fairy tale, and some will find it even boring. But to really understand the whole subject and the very purpose of our existence on this earth one has to catch hold of the bull by his horns. Hence I have made feeble attempt and gone ahead with the explanation in whatever way I can.
Also the Epoch time of Zarvan as explained in our scriptures can be related mathematically to Yugas as explained in Hindu Scriptures which will be taken care of later.
Reference:- For under mentioned article is taken from 1) “Vicharashni e Vedevo-dat Mat Ajaenti” by Late Dr. Faramroze S Chiniwala Page no 15 to 25.
2) Significance and Philosophy of the Vendidad - A Paper presented by Ervad Marzban J Hathiram
Mankind and his Cosmic Tryst with other Worlds.- Part 3
As per explanation in ilme-khshnoom given by Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff, Zarathosti Deen has explained in Bundahesh, can also can be known as Zoroastrian Cosmology or “Shrusti Rachna”, there is mention of 12 Hazara. Hazara should not be taken literally as thousand years or as 12 x 1,000 years. The word Hazara is used in coded form and in Pahalvi it is known as “Hazangrogzim”. Now why in Coded form and not written in comprehensive manner is million dollar question, and we have to go back to past history.
Avesta, Ancient Pahalvi and Modern Pahalvi
Avesta is Manthra and Yasna combined in form of spiritual prescriptions for all maladies and which was never a spoken language, with mysterious combination and to unravel it one requires knowledge of Stoat Yasna, which nobody has in today’s living world we live in. That is why in Pazend “Afrin e Ardafravash” Avesta is known as “Chun andar avesta Garonamanem”= Avesta is medium for one to reach Garonaman. But the ancient Pahalvi language was such that Avesta could be decoded very easily, but is lost today and not known to us. Today the Pahalvi Language that we know of is a shadow of ancient Pahalvi Language or chip off old block and is itself written in coded form and the efforts made by today’s scholars in deciphering today’s Pahalvi that we know of is not strong and competent enough to unearth the mysteries hidden in Avesta also known as “Razengha”= hidden. It’s like trying to feel the trunk, tail, ears and feet of an elephant blindfolded in the complete darkness with the intention of knowing what is in grasp of the hand. Today’s Pahalvi is written in coded form mainly because of several reasons. Iran going in hands of Arabs and Islamic prosecution of Ancient Persia was one of the reason, and also due to fear of key literature going into wrong hands. Also they had to be alert of converted Zoroastrians who had by now turned hostile towards their own religion and could be easily labelled as traitors or deen dushman. All this can be equated to America’s well found fear of Nuclear arsenal going into wrong hands of Jihadists, and their feeble efforts in neutralizing the stockpile. Those Traitors converted Zoroastrians apparently widened the gaping holes in Modern Pahalvi and further made Pahalvi incomprehensible. On the other hand the Islamic zealots sensing rift in the community sided with the converts with intention of widened those gaps. The loopholes laid down by converted Zoroastrians, and zealots in deciphering Modern Pahalvi are still very much apparent and the western scholars do get tripped on it whilst deciphering Modern Pahalvi. The most glaring example of confusion in today’s western world in deciphering Pahalvi is word known as Hazara which is taken as literally meaning “Thousand year period” is actually a misnomer merely to misguide the Deen Dushman “Asmogh” and the zealots of the real meaning behind it. But the word Hazara has deep profound meaning embedded in it, and is explained below.
What is Time or “Zarvan”:-
Time is said to be the king or Padshah who demands respect, that is why in “Afrin Ba Name Burzogan” the blessings or Benedictions intertwined in the prayers goes as under:-
You become as sweet as Rain water, you become as vigilant and observant like Sun or Khurshed who sees with many eyes, you become as auspicious like Zarthosht, you lead a long life like Zarvan who is king or Padshah of time, you become as fruitful like Spendarmard or Armaity the mother Earth which bears fruits from the seeds…………..
Rad Bedchun Tishtar, Charva bedchun varan, Veena Bedchun Khurshed, Vesh kerfeh bedchun Zarthosht, Der-jivashni bedchun Zarvan Padshah, baro-mand bedchun spendarmard zamin……………………….
Reference:- Pazand Bhantar Series No 1 By Late Ervad Phiroze Shapurji Masani Page 22
In Gujarati there is a saying as “Samay balwan che; insan nahi” meaning Time is mightier than mankind. Even a mighty Emperor has to bow down before time as is amply seen in Farsi couplet below:-
Masafeh dow khushru dar aan marz bud;
kaz Asubeh shaan kuh dar larz bud.
On this earth there was a fierce battle between two(dow) powerful Padshahs(Khushru)
Who were so powerful that Mountains(Kuh) trembled before them.
Hanuz ar bejuiand zan khusruaan;
tavan yaftan dar Zamin Ostakhan.
If you want to meet those mighty warriors(Khushruaan) even now;
You can find their bones(Ostakhan) buried in this mother earth(Zamin).
Duniya Khaabist kasha dam tabir Ast;
Saideh ajal ast agar jawan va pir ast.
This Universe(Duniya) that we live in is like a dream(Khaabist) whose end result is destruction;
Where young (jawan) and old (pir) will all finally meet the same fate of death in the end
Ham Rueh zamin pur ast va hum zireh zamin;
In safeh kakh har daor va tasvir ast.
On the surface of this earth there are layers upon layer below;
Each layer(Khakh) representing blueprint or an image(Tasvir) of era or Civilization that once upon a time existed.
In Pahalvi, Dinkard it is said that at the end of 12 Hazara this earth will receive its Salvation or “Frashogard”. In Avesta time is taken as “Zarvan”. Time and space is merged in “Hasti” the immortal world, everything is in unison hence “Hamoi” is denoted by Unity or Numerical figure of “One”. When Time and space is separated then there is “disunity” which is marked as beginning of Nisti world destined to be destroyed in end, also called as mortal world. Nisti is not to remain so as permanent and there is beginning and end of it. This Disunity or duality(numerically denoted by No.2) is shortcoming which requires to be transmuted to Unity. This work is done by Zarvan or Time. The end of Nisti will herald “Frashogard”, and Nisti will merge with Hasti. Hence Time as a measure is necessary for Salvation.
For a Universe to function, energy is required which is given by Firey energy. “Adar Burzin Meher” is Atash or firey energy prevalent in Hasti. Time and space which is united in Hasti is now being separated by “Adare MinoKarko” atash energy, and the place where it gets separated is called as “Miswane Gatu e Awal”. So Miswane Gatu e Awwal is place between Hasti and Nisti. Miswan= inbetween, Gatu=place. This whole thing is encompassed by vast Sea of “Zareh Vourukush”. It is through this Sea of Zareh Vourukush that Nisti world gets emancipated, and Time and space is set free from one another.
…………..Reference:- Khordeh Avesta Ba Khshnoom by Dr F.S. Chiniwala Page 103 -104
“Zarvan” in Avesta are of different types known as below:- 1) Zarvane Akarneh 2) Zarvaneh Daregokhadateh 3) Zarvaneh Thwashe Khadateh. In Pahalvi Hazara is called as “Hazangrogzim” which is used to measure the immeasurable or mind boggling expanse of time. Zarvaneh Daregokhadateh or in short “ZDK” is time frame of 81,000 years which is life span of this earth apparent to us. Meaning at the end of every ZDK there is water deluge as describe in Noah’s Arch which is imminent due to Sins of humans going out of proportion where those who are God fearing and leading a pious life are lead on higher planes known as “Pamar” making them ready for next ZDK. In between the beginning of every ZDK and the end of it is time frame of 20,000 to 25,000 years period which allows waters to recede making this earth again ready for habitation. Just as a new Merchandise is made ready with nice wrapping and packing similarly a brand new earth is ready for the next ZDK to begin with. Man descends from “Pamar” and inhabits this earth again. Pamar is high and Talismanic safe place also known as “Aiwi Thrishwa” in Avesta or one third of this earth free from outer pollution. Mind boggling ZDK are required for perfection and that is what “Zarvan” does and plays its part in process of Salvation.
Just as Earth is measured in time cycle of ZDK, similarly the time cycle of man’s birth and death is measured and is known as “Zarvaneh Thwashe Khadateh” in Avesta or in short “ZTK”. The salvation of man and earth is co-relevant and interdependent, because this earth is Tailor made for Salvation of humanity. That is the purpose of us humans. We are borne so that we become perfect.
This Hazara are of 12 in number. Why twelve and not of any number is explained below:- The number 12 as per numerology is denoted as 1+2 =3. The number three is denoted as this universe is made for man, God has made Adam and to reach out for God is our goal.
“Creation of Adam” Painting By Micheal Angelo
One plus two equals three
Number one is denoted by God himself who is unique and nobody can equal him, but to help HIM are Yazats in Hasti the immortal world and surrounding Him as is described in the above picture. The number two is denoted by Duality and imperfect world of deceit, we humans who are yet incomplete reincarnating “Tanasak” again and again who say something else and do something else and are yet to reach out to HIM. Number three is merging with God after we becoming perfect and thus no Reincarnation thereafter “Tanpasin”. In the above picture just as human is trying to reach out to HIM sitting and in relaxed mood similarly God with all Yazatas (Archangels) helping him is also making every effort to reach out to his creation Adam but in far more animated effort greater than that of mankind’s. So the saying goes “That if you take one step towards God and HE will take 10 steps towards you”. But to reach out to HIM will be our first move and priority and not HIS.
“Ahmi Spenta Thwa Mainyu Urvaese Jaso”
Avesta Translation:- That time (Thwa) in nature will come (jaso) for Urvar ( ruvan) to merge with Minoi world (Mainyo) and to reach out for spenti ( Spenta) Dadar Ahuramazda himself.
Thus 12 Hazaras are measure of time for Salvation of Man as well as the earth itself. But when was this earth born ? . To know that we require to delve further into time in brief. Comparing to whole universe, the earth where we live and is our home is equated to a speck of dust floating in Universe. This Universe has manifested from “Ahu” the Unthinkable, unfathomable. Our mind cannot grasp Ahu who is also called as Impersonal God. This Universe will merge to Ahu in the end from where it has originated. That is the end will merge into the beginning, denoted by under mentioned illustrated description of a serpent swallowing its own tail. The time frame such a phenomenon will occur is called as “Yavaechayavetat” in Avesta. The vast expanse of Time is further divided into 7 parts known as Seven Kaal or 7 Epochs. Each Kaal is made up of one “Zarvaneh Akarneh” in Avesta or in short “ZA”.Akarneh= time frame having no shore or boundary(A- kinara= Akarneh). Each ZA consists of chock a block unimaginable mind boggling sets of ZDK. Each ZDK consisting of 81,000 years’ time cycle. At end of every ZDK this earth experiences water deluge where this earth receives a sort of “Nahan” from sins committed by humanity. It revives again and new ZDK starts. Thus history repeats itself, and time is cyclic and not linear and is denoted by the under mentioned illustration, which means it is a recurring state of affairs in each subsequent ZDK.
Serpent / Dragon swallowing its own tail, a symbol for the cyclic order of the universe
Thus in a nutshell TIME measured from higher to lower order is as under :-
1 Yavaechayavetat = the beginning and end of Universe= 7 Kaal or 7 Tenses in Avesta.
1 Kaal = 1 Zarvaneh Akarneh or “ZA”.
1 Zarvaneh Akarneh or “ZA” = Countless Zarvaneh Daregokhadateh or ZDK.
1 Zarvaneh Daregokhadateh or “ZDK” = 81,000 years’ time cycle.
1 Zarvaneh Thwasheh Khadat or “ZTK” == the beginning and end of a human cycle marked by its birth and physical death and actual death that happens at Chinvat later.(is called as one life time of a human).
From the above explanation we can see how this universe is connected directly to Salvation of humanity. Time is a very complex subject.Time or “Zarvan” in some places of our scriptures is known as Shepherd or leader of “Ashoi”, whereas in some place of our scriptures it is not so. Zarathustra and Vedaevodat are interconnected and corollary tone another.
Note:- Z.A.= Zarvane Akar-neh
………….. Cosmo-genesis to be Continued in Part 4