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.
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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