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
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
What we call as Nisti or invisible but world destined for destruction can be divided into four parts. 1) Nisti e Avval or super ethereal top section, being the first or the sublime Nisti 2) Nisti e Myana or middle intermediate Nisti 3) Arvahi Alam or world of sprites which can be further divided into:- a) Arvahi e Ulvi and b) Arvahi e Seephli 4) Aipi Dakhyu including the earth globe. In the seven Dakhyus (as mention in Meher Yasht; 144) where our earth or Geti is situated at the fag end of the last Dakhyu known as Aipi Dakhyu. …………Ref:- Tavadia’s Manual of Khshnoom Page 142
The third part known as Arvahi Alam can be further divided into a) Arvahi e Ulvi b) Arvahi e Seephli . The word “Arvah” can be taken as Plural of “Ruh” or Ruvan. According to Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff this is technical word which has originated from Pehlvi, which literally means Ruvan or Atman. The word Ulvi means higher grade and Seephli means lower or baser Atman. But evolution and constitution of Ruvans belonging to Arvahi Alam is different from Ruvan of Geti or human being. Ustad Saheb has described in details about human being, but was reticent in giving away much details about Arvahi, for the simple fact that we Bastekustian Zarathustis should stay away from them.
As said before, that Geti or earth in comparison to Nisti is like a drop of water in comparison to the vast ocean of Nisti. The physical constituent of humans as well as Arvahi is made up of elements or “Anasar” but they are arranged in different manner from one another. The spiritual status of a human being born on this earth is higher in comparison to Arvahi. This is because a human however he may be full of evil nature, but there will be at least one part of goodness or virtue within him. Where as an Arvahi can be completely of evil nature which is represented by number Ten and which denotes sum total . AziDahak means Azi= Dragon, and Ten = Dah or Nadir of Evil,Nadir= the lowest peak of evil (which is opposite of Zenith peak), Aka= Evil (In Zoroastrian Numerlogy No. 10 denotes perfection, or complete whole sum) ……….(Reference:- Tavadia Manual of Khshnoom Pg 156, & Dini Gyan na Abdar Gohar by Dr Cawas Gotlaseth Page 50)
Daev and their follower humans who practice Devyasnis are not aware of its limited spiritual capacity. They try to cross their own limits by chewing more than they can eat and thereby create disorder and revolt in nature. In Hom Yasht the term used for above characteristic trait of Dev is known as “Kustroptaad”. That Mountain “Kustra no Pahad” is the mountain peak which is manifested by Devs themselves from their doubt and “Duz Khshatra”=powers used for evil selfish purpose…….. Reference:- Nikhiz Volume 2 Page 188-kh.
Humans cannot see ordinarily the form of Arvahi. As per Zarathusti Deen Bundahesh the evolution of Arvahi is absolutely different from that of humans. Similar to human beings who with their evil ways are prone to be sinful, the arvahi or Dev particularly Seephli Arvahi are very sinful and thus aid and abet “Gehnamino” himself. These evil arvahi take great delight in misleading human beings with their evil ways.
Subsequently as per law of duality there are humans who are spiritually evolved souls and such is the case with Ulvi Arvahis also and they are known as “Arvahi e Ala”. Ala= special. These “Arvahi e Ala” can be of help to Spenamino. They know Avesta also. Ustad saheb has not spoken any further on this topic because we Bastekustian Zarathostis who follow path of Vedaevodat as shown by our Paigambar saheb are forbidden to have any association with any type of Arvahi no matter be they Ulvi arvahi or Seephli arvahi which can be good or bad respectively. This rule does not apply to advanced souls and they do sometime take help of Ulvi Arvahi souls. Note:- Ve-daevo-dat= Law or Daat, Daevo= Daev, Ve=oppose.
Barring highly evolved souls of Zarathosti Deen and more over as an exception rather than rule, the highly evolved souls belonging to other four religions do take help of Ulvi Arvahi with their righteous power or “Kshathra”, and such evolved souls never do take help of Seephli Arvahi at all.
Asho Zarathosti Abed who dwell in protected circuit or Karsh of Demavand are free from any association or interference from Ulvi Arvahi as well as Seephli Arvahi, as they cannot enter into holy Karsh. But a “Arvahi e Ulvi” with great difficulty do manage to have vague idea of happenings within holy Karsh or dwelling place of Abed Saheb.
Late Bahmanshah Dossabhai Hakim who was very close disciple of Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff has recorded in his writings that when Behramshah Shroff made himself known to Parsi community and started his class in Surat, many asked him his source of Knowledge. Ustad saheb made reference of his source of knowledge belonging to Sahebs from holy Karsh of Demavand. At that time Bamanshah Hakim tried to put to test a claim by a hindu friend. The hindu friend claimed that he possessed with him a magical wrist band which was given to him by an Islamic Murshid. With the help of wristband and taking help of Arvahi he can predict what the person is thinking of at that particular moment. As a test late Bamanshah Hakim in his mind asked a question about the whereabouts of holy abeds of Demavand Koh. His hindu friend was unable to guess the answer of Bamanshah’s query he had asked in his mind. His Hindu friend was offered by his Islamic Murshid three Taviz which was to be used only in emergency when he was unable to get the answer by magical Wrist band. The Hindu friend burnt three Taviz over fire with hope of getting the right answer which Bamanshah had asked in his mind. The medium of Arvahi brought a very vague reply to hindu friend that this question is about holy saints who are fire worshippers residing beyond range of Hindukush Mountains.
From the above true incident it is apparent that an Arvahi cannot get any information from within holy karsh of Abed saheb. Seephli Arvahi who are evil in nature can fool a person and play pranks making false claims which is understandable.
After last world deluge the earth was ready for rehabilitation and could support any life on this earth. Humanity that were initially staying in “Pamir” or “Jamshed no Vaar” started descending on Earth. But before human race descended on earth those Daevs took control of earth and began dwelling before human race came down. Those Daevs for four thousand years created anarchy over Earth. The Poryotakesh Padshah and warrior knights – Pehelvans who used to fight battles with these Daevs keeping them in check before advent of Asho Zarathustra Saheb knew very well that only Paigambar saheb will be able to completely subjugate these Daevs into submission. Subjugation of those Daevs residing in Arvahi Alam have been mentioned in our scriptures especially Jamyad Yasht where Paigambar Saheb took to task those evil Daevs into submission and reformed them, but those who showed no remorse over their evil ways were driven deep down into belly of this earth. The Ustadi Lafz or term used in Avesta scriptures is known as “Zemarguzo”.
Those Daevs who were reformed by Paigambar saheb now became co-workers of Spenamino white side of nature and those Ulvi Arvahis were assigned the task of spiritual progress of other four religions and its flock but except for Zarathosti Deen where they had no jurisdiction. Several other Ulvi Arvahi worked under leadership of main Ulvi Arvahi. These Ulivi Arvahis are directed by highly evolved souls who with their righteous authority and Khsathra assign them certain tasks to be taken care of. In return these Ulvi Arvahi gets benefitted and are shown true spiritual path by those highly evolved souls of Asho Naar.
The path of Seephli Arvahi are blocked and openings through which they can make inroad and sneak on these earth are sealed for good by Paigambar Saheb for the remaining period till next world deluge cycle begins. But as time proceeds further and as different time cycles come into play, during detrimental time cycles when Saen Daruji and its elemental clouds are hovering threateningly waiting to strike Earth and various natural calamities strike. At that time those Sephli Arvahis tries to regroup and make attempt to renter earth. Some of them might achieve success in a small way and manage entry, but not that effectively that they used to be before advent of Paigambar saheb, when the very soul of mother earth Geush Urva waited for the advent of Paigambar saheb. In today’s time frame of Kayamat Zamanah these Sephli Arvahi can cast havoc but if it exceeds its limits then nature’s correcting balance sets everything in order.
As per Ustad Saheb Behramshah Navroji Shroff there are Mantras of white side as well as of Dark forces in nature that are present in other four religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism). Hindu religion does possess knowledge of white side Mantra pertaining to Southern direction which is called as "Dakshin Marg". Subsequently Hindu religion do possess Mantras of another path leading towards North direction subservient to gross materialism known as "Vam Marg". Today all Dhantar- Mantar that we hear of is originated from Vam Marg. Similar to Hindu religion possessing those Mantras, other four religions as mentioned above subsequently did possess Mantras of both sides of nature involving Dark as well as White side of nature. Unfortunately even today some of Parsees are involved in Dhantar-Mantar meddling with Arvahis (or Jinn Pari) and becoming slaves to them in hope of getting quick results from their everyday maladies or problems they do encounter. Besides they themselves becoming slaves to those dark forces of nature known as Arvahi they also entice others to same path leading them in wrong direction and thus indulging in Sins of Deen Dushmani or Ashmogi. The Manthras in Zarathosti Deen have only one word for it and that is called as "Manthro-Spento" or Manthras leading towards Spenti or Spiritual enlightenment. Reference:- Parsee Avaz dated 01.09.1968 article of Patet.
Such evil spells or Mantras are called as Agha Manthra in our Zarathosti deen and we are supposed to stay away from it. By its use and Amal one can invoke Sephli Arvahi and with its help can demonstrate certain small and cheap miracles. They can even predict very near future of minor incidence and not of any significance. One should be cautioned that these Seephli Arvahi are masters in manipulating and fooling mankind and derive sadistic pleasure in such acts. Finally they just manage to mislead their victims and the end result is always catastrophic.
A Bastekustian Zarathosti who lead righteous pious life as shown in our religion, and try to follow as much as he can Ashoi Tarikats never do fall in trap or become victim of such Seephli Arvahis. But those having their inner hidden thoughts of cloudy and evil in nature can easily be victims of such onslaughts. An evil Seephli Arvahi recognizes the weakness of its victim and thrives and nourishes on it, thereby never letting go vice like grip over its victim.
Those unfortunate persons who are under vice like grip of Seephli Arvahi become victim of passions and are constantly living in the world of disillusion as provided and fed by the evil Seephli Arvahi. This grip is maintained by a Sorcerer who under influence of Seephli Arvahi treacherously feed the victim with some obnoxious intoxicating stuff mixed in their food or drink. The victims come under influence of high level of Druji which is described in Khordad Yasht as “Druji e Hashi”.Those Sorcerers who aid and abet such Seephli Arvahi, and even its victim also, they all come under influence of Sins of “Aojdisht Parasti”, “Jadooi Jadoo Parasti” as mentioned in Patet Pashemani prayers. After death such unfortunate souls has to suffer a lot.
Late Jehangirji Chiniwala concludes in the end and cautions us never to fall victim of such Seephli Arvahi and their Sorcerer helpers who offer us solutions to our daily problems which seem to us as very appeasing and thus we get tempted in their golden trap laid by them.
Zarathosti deen has forbidden us to Bastekustians Zarathostis to create any new keshash or karma with “Ulvi Arvahi” nor take any help and be victims of Seephli Arvahi as well.
In our Avesta prayers as in Hormuzd Yasht para 5 & 6 Daev and Pairikao are denounced as under:-
Para 5) Aaat aokhta Zarathustra………………. Tabesho-taurvayastemcha, daevnam mashyanamcha.
Para 6) Yath ajem taurvyaeni, vispeh daev Mashyashcha…………….vispeh yatvo pairikaoscha , yat mam nae chischa ……….noit daev mashyo, noit yatvo, naed pairikao.
Translation:- I Zarathustra crush and smite the Daev and Arvahi and his Sorcerer helpers who by deceit spread ignorance darkness or Asare Tariki in place of Asere Roshni, and illness in those who are weak willed thereby defiling the creation of AhuraMazda and his sterling makings of which human mankind is his most skilful and beautiful of all.
And no evil elementals of Daev or Arvahi, or Pari ( Pairikao)= Female Arvahi or his co-worker Sorcerers(yatvo) who rain down on earth like a curse to mankind can harm me Zarathustra and I destroy them from its very root.
Ustad Saheb had given knowledge to many and only to those he felt were eligible. One of his pupils who studied Astrology under him was Late Manekshah Pirojshah Cooper. He has written in Parsee Avaz dated 5.04.1956 Page 10 as under:-
Those who become victim of evil spirit or a Sorcerer who with his evil spells or incantations is harming a weak willed person, then he should daily use “Abe-Zar” which will be his basic Tarikat. He should keep a lighted Divo preferably of Coconut Oil or Cow’s Ghee at all time with light falling over Crown of his head in night time. Should recite Tasbih of name “Ya AhuraMazda” three times that is 303 times. Pray 2 Yatha and one Ashem before the name and in the end pray after reciting Tasbih 303 times 1 Yatha and 2 Ashe vohu. “Ya AhuraMazda” is 87th name out of 101 Dadar AhuraMazda names, and he should regularly visit Atash Behram, offer good quality Sandalwood even though it is a very small piece, as Malabari Sukhad has become very expensive now a days and pray Atash Niyaesh in front of Padshah Saheb and apply holy ash over his forehead. Care to be taken to remove holy ash from his forehead once he steps out of Atash Behram. Also an Ayurvedic medicine under name of “Amarvel” can be used for those who are under evil spell of a Sorcerer.
Next we will discuss more about Hazaras as explained in Part 1.
Firdosh K. Sukhia
…………to be Cont’d to part 3