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
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