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
Monday, February 9, 2015
Basics of Zarathusti Deen in a Nutshell, and its practical use in our day to day life. What are they ?
Reference:- Parsee Avaz dated 22nd October, 1972 an article by Late Jehangirji S.Chiniwalla
Late Jehangirji Chiniwalla narrates as under:- We are the products of present education system and the political government under which we have to exist and survive in today’s times. The present Civilization that we are living in does not fail to make its mark and impression on us. Its effects whether good or Bad show on our outlook and are generally apparent and reflected in all communities, caste and creed. Unfortunately todays Science is under materialistic spell and we are all swaying under its spell whether we like it or not. The history of Parsees and their existence since last eleven centuries here in India too unfortunately does not exist with us. In spite of such shortcomings and surrounding known as “Vasna” the Parsees never failed to tread on the original teachings of their Deen as shown by their forefathers as a result they carved a niche among whole population of India in morality and spiritual advancement thus they shone like a diamond in sea of humanity thereby displaying their original Parsi Panu traits of their ancestors. They were also known to be charitable and large hearted in compassion and love for humanity in general. In the times of British Raj, it was noted in Britannica Encyclopaedia of those days that Parsi Community which was considered as minority, population wise there was not a single Parsi beggar nor a Prostitute in their community. There existed some so called reformists who craved for reform in their lifestyle and do away with ancient religious belief and tried to imitate western Materialism. Ustad Saheb Behramshah Nowroji Shroff when he established the school of Ilme Khshnoom in first decade of 20th Century around that period warned of reformist mentality prevailing in those times which was not reform of orderly manner in real sense, but can be detrimental for our Moral and Spiritual progress, and in the long run will have negative repercussions on the Community member’s character and personal life. Two public figures active during that time were Late Khurshedji Camaji and Late Jehangirji Vimadalal a champion of Orthodoxy. Both of them came in very close contact of Ustad Saheb Behramshah Shroff and were well aware of what Ustad Saheb predicted about future. Several doubts cropped up in their mind after hearing Ustad Saheb’s predictions. The questions in discussion put forth by Camaji to Ustad saheb were as under:- Can destiny of an individual or of whole community be changed for the better ?. Is it possible or not ? That such a discussion between Ustad Saheb and Camaji took place was witnessed by another known personality Late Khudabux Edulji Poonegar who told about its details to Late Jehangirji Chiniwalla somewhere around third decade of 20th Century.
According to Ustad Saheb the basic foundation stone for those who want to tread on Druj Parheji Tarikat-baaz Path and lead an ideal Zarathusti life is Amal of “Rasti” or Righteousness. He added by leading a TarikatBaaz Rasti life one can reduce and change considerably the personal negative Destiny that one has to encounter ahead. Rasti means being truthful to what comes his way and accept what comes his way knowing fully well that it is for his good, and there is no accident in nature and become aware of HIS meticulous ways of keeping records of one’s past Karma. Keeping in mind such assurance his weakness becomes his strength, and he does not become too happy in good times nor does he become dejected and heart broken in difficult times and he takes life as it comes. With such noble thoughts he continues with his Druj Parheji Tarikats.
What goes up has to come down anyway:-
Ustad Saheb had told to his very near Disciples many predictions for himself as well as for the community and times to come in future. He stressed heavily and said that our thoughts and outlook towards life is directly related to the type of life we lead. And likewise synchronising our thoughts the planets do revolve in toto and in concomitance with one another. In another words our thoughts dictates the stars to move in particular manner and subsequently planets and its movements do affect us and descend on us as Bagobakht. Thus instead of blaming destiny for ill-luck we have to blame non another but ourselves for what we encounter in life. If that truth dawns upon our consciousness we can never go wrong, and that truth is known as “Rasti”.
Thoughts, Words, Action, Habit, Character, Destiny all inter connected
“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” ………….Frank Outlaw
So if you want to change your destiny change your thoughts as it is interrelated and based on natural law that every action has equal and opposite reaction.The above principle applies to all human beings and is as per Law of “Akem Akai” as known in the Gathas. Ustad saheb laid great stress on this natural law and disclosed the holistic link between Physical, Mental and Spiritual state of a human being all inter connected with one another. Ustad Saheb further stressed on immutable law of Classification of Souls also known as “Jhirum”. The Ruvan or entire conglomeration of souls is classified and divided into five groups of souls having different level of consciousness. Each group of soul has been assigned 5 different religions. Thus Religion as many would like to think is not man made at all but in order to expedite the process of Frashokereti is gifted to us humans by almighty God himself and as per divine plan of Ahunavar. The Ratu of all five religions being our Paigambar Saheb and is known as “Zarathustra Gatha”. That Gathas are five in number its hidden meaning is behind this explanation.
For Zarathusti Bastekustian souls belonging to Berjish or Jupiter planet Ashoi is top most Agenda they have make it their Goal to be followed in their life time. Ustad saheb laid great stress and explained in details the importance of inculcating Ashoi in our life style, which has to be followed by observing righteousness or Rasti and side by side observing “Druj Parhej tarikats”=Tarikats or procedures to segregate the contamination or Druj from our body. Parhej= means to stay away from. The study of Philology based on western studies has not been able to explain what is Druj Parhej Tarikats. That is because they do not understand first and foremost “what is Druj ?” and from where it has come and its origin. They do not understand what effect it causes on the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual psyche of a Zoroastrian soul and how it is necessary to keep it in constant check.
Vispe dravanto tanu-drujo yoi adereto-tkaesha,
Vispe adero-tkaesho yoi a-sraosho,
Vispe a-sraosho yoi an-ashavano,
Vispe an-ashavano yoi tanu-pereto. ……………………………….Vendidad XVI; 18.
Translation:- All the dregvants that is those who commit a breach of the laws of Ashoi, and who keep their body vibrating with Drujih or evil magnetic influence= “tanu-drujo”, who are not observers of religious canons= “adereto-tkaesha”; all the non-observers of religious canons who are far from Srosh =“a-sraosho” that is the collective yazadic force; all those who are far from Srosh who are not holy or non-practitioners of Ashoi= “an-ashavano”; all the unholy are recurring to the physical tenement or are re-incarnating = “tanu-pereto”. ……… Reference:- Zoroastrianism Ancient and Modern by Ervad Phiroze S. Masani Page 370
The three Khâo:-
The three Khâo common to all other religions are termed in Avesta as:- 1) Asmo- Khâo, 2) Ashno-Khâo, and 3) Erezoish- Khâo which have different intensities according to the different grades of these religions. Besides these three Khâo of supreme intensity, the Zoroastrian religion being the final universal law of unfoldment necessitates a fourth Khâo termed as Ashahe- Khâo in the Avesta.
All these "Khao" require volume-fuls of explanation, and the knowledge of "Khao" is very essential for a student of comparative religions. The three "Khao” above-mentioned are again different in degrees of depth according to the "Jirm" to which the particular religion belongs. The five great religions of the world are inseparably connected with the five "Jirm" or luminaries. The Zoroastrian Law pertains to "Barjis" or Jupiter, the Hinduism and Buddhism - with all its sects belongs to "Tarad" or Mercury, the Islam belongs to "Hasam" or Mars, the "Mosesism" belongs to "Nahid" or Venus, and the Christianity belongs to "Kaevan" or Saturn.
Thus with the exception of the two "Jirm," "Shams" or the Sun, and "Dae" or the moon which play an important part in the religions of all the other "Jirm ", the five “Jirm” are respectively connected with the five great religions of the world as stated above. The Zoroastrian religion, which pertains to the “Jirm Barjis” with the Fire Energy "Atar-Froba" par excellence, requires a strict adherence to “Ashahe Khao” from its followers. It is a law of nature that moral responsibility increases with moral greatness, and the born follower of Zoroastrianism having to undergo the final round of incarnation here on earth is obliged to lead the earthly life in strict accordance with all the scrupulous details of “Ashahe Khao" or seventy-two principles of Ashoi. Hence the Avesta student of philology being ignorant of the fundamental basis of "Khao" of all religions, and having never dreamt of the extra "Ashahe-Khao" of the Zoroastrian Law, laughs out the main springs of "Khoreh"-preservation such as Gaomaeza, Nirang, and other injunctions of "Nish-nash-i-Druj.” A senseless imitation of the life of aliens around us in India-adoption of smoking, removal of cap and head-covering by both the sexes, no observance of rules of magnetic purity during menstruation and seminal discharges, etc. etc., - will ultimately lead the community to its extinction on account of the entire forgetfulness of the "Ashahe-Khao" of the Zoroastrian Law. If the writer of Zoroastrian Theology had learnt about the "Ashahe Khao" i.e. fountain-source of Piety required in the Zoroastrian life-leading, he would not have satirized the most efficacious khoreh-disinfectant by the meaningless phrase “dirty stuff.”
……… Reference:- Zoroastrianism Ancient and Modern by Ervad Phiroze S. Masani Page 436 to 438. This book was written by the author, comprising a Review of Dr. Dhalla’s Book of Zoroastrian Theology, who was a known reformist in those days. Incidentally the Taro, Nirang which has been called as dirty stuff by reformists is referred to as “Abe-Zar” or the Golden water.
Character building, saying Truth at all times, being true, trustworthy, honest in all his dealings with mankind and even towards mute animals, unconditional service to mankind, wishing well for humanity etc are considered as diligence, striving or efforts for achievements which are in fact the true characteristic traits of a Parsi and is known as Parsi-Panu for which our community is known today. Hence the basic foundation stone to be laid behind all this sincere efforts is persevering determination to follow tarikat path which will finally lead us to Ashoi and is considered as final goal behind all these efforts. We all are taking great pride in the past glory of our ancestors but fail to see the reason behind their success, and in fact we are letting go one by one all customs and practices they were observing in the past, till finally we will have nothing left to be followed and no religion left to be practised.
“Aevo pantao yo Ashahe, vispe anyaesham apantam”
“There is only one Right Path- the Path of Truth and Righteousness, all other paths are non-paths” teaches Avesta. A Bastekustian Zarathusti Soul can progress only in above manner and not by any means.
“Satya na paya vagar ashoi ne Nirangno Prabhav shakya nathi”
Reference:- Parsee Avaz Volume 20 Issue 42 Page 8,10
As per Zarathusti Deen behind our Physical body is the Ultra Physical body which nourishes it, also collectively known as Keherp. The Physical body and Ultra Physical body is connected with one another by a substance known as “Azda” which is flowing in nature. Keherp has 16 Chakras or vortex wheels which are always moving and has its connection with Physical body parts. Our Physical body is made up of mixture of Atoms. Every atom of our body is divided in two parts. One part which is nourishing in nature and is known as Jeev Jaan. The other part is negative in nature having tendency to destroy this life supporting Jeev-Jaan. This negative part of the atom is known as “Dravao” from which all sort of “Daruji” can emanate from it. To keep this Daruji in control and binding we Bastekustian Zarathustis have to observe laws of Piety or Ashoi which can only be done through Tarikat Path.
The Five Physical and Divine Senses:-
Our five Physical Senses of touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell, are connected with five Divine Senses in Keherp also known as “Panje Zarvikash e Zaher” and “Panje Zarvikash e Baten” respectively. We can strengthen our five Divine senses or “Panje Zarvikash e Baten” through our brain power of Manashni, Gavashni, Kunashni that is by observing Good thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds. But these Good thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds don’t come out so easily we have to make an effort for it. There is a way of achieving it, and that is by observing laws of Ashoi or Piety which will cleanse our physical, mental being, desires and kerdar or environmental desire field around us. A Bastekustian Zarathusti on path of Ashoi and tarikat Path can up to a certain extent reduce the negative destiny by being confident to himself that whatever is happening is for his own good. He gets strength from his weakness and thus manages new positive Destiny that will expedite his Spiritual progress.
Relation between Sudreh Kusti, Sarosh, Prayers, Five Divine senses and Destiny:-
The effects of planets is received by a human through Ushtan or life supporting breath force in nature being attuned with his personal breath force via Keherp or his Ultra Physical body. If a Bastekustian can develop reasonably his 5 divine senses by strengthening his Sarosh then he receives his hard Destiny in a diluted form through his developed divine senses of “Panje Zarvikash e Baten” . Sarosh Yazad can only come to his protection provided he follows righteous path of Ashoi. The Sudreh Kusti of a Bastekustian is an “Alat” or weapon and with that Amal helps him in extenuating the burden of his negative destiny. The “Girdo” of Sudreh helps him in that process.Thus Sudreh Kusti, Manthra Spenta Avesta Prayers, Druj Parhej Tarikats and Rasti all goes together in making a compound effect for spiritual progress of a Bastekustian, which are collective gifts to us from our Paigambar Saheb. The Sudreh should be of white cotton Mulmul and lawfully stitched with Sarosh Baaj prayers as required by our Farman with proper sleeves and length and nine seams intact along with 72 strands of wool knitted in a special manner for making Kusti. Performing Kusti Padiyav in every change of Geh, and reciting Baaj after every visit from toilet, and being done with purity and piety in mind or “Chokhai Pakhai” will assist us in spiritual progress by quantum leap. Such is science behind “Amal of Rasti” as shown in our deen.
Why Sudreh should be knee Length ?
In the making of a Sudreh, the length should extend from the neck to the knees. In this the idea is of connecting the invisible plexus operating on the neck with that on the knees. The neck is under the influence of Saturn, which (influence) extends up to the knees including the internal organs whereby the latter perform their function smoothly. A Zoroastrian is enjoined always to observe the principle of 'Khshnaothra Ahurahe Mazdaa' i.e.,
May Ahura Mazda be glorified. This means that at every stage and at all times in our life, we have to co-operate with the Blissful Principle of Ahura Mazda and defeat the destructive principle of Ahriman, the Satan, as stated already, by transmuting the effects of spiritual disorder into that of order, for which the Zoroastrian laws of purity must be observed. Our internal organs emit waste-matter which comes into friction with the rays of the Sun. By over covering the internal organs with Sudreh, the Sun's rays enter these internal organs in a refracted manner. Hence the length of the Sudreh should extend from neck to knees so that the waste-matter
emitted by the internal organs may not interfere with the flow of “Saturnian” current from neck to knees. ……………….Reference:- Manual of Khshnoom By P.N.Tavadia Page 414
Late Khurshedji Cama, Jehangirji Vimadalal and Ustad saheb:-
One of the many questions that Khurshedji Cama and Jehangirji Vimadalal had asked to Ustad saheb was what is basic foundation on which our zarathusti Deen is based upon ??. Ustad Saheb replied that “Rasti” or being truthful in every dealings is the basics and which has to be accompanied by Druj Parhej tarikats and its farman. Certain group of Philologists against Druj Parhej Tarikats were not very comfortable with the answer of Ustad Saheb and did not agree with him.
Message for present day Parsees from hidden Masters residing in Mount Demavand:-
The head chief of Magav group residing in Mount Demavand is known as “Sroshaverez Saheb”, for he being attuned to Sarosh Yazad and being able to hear Naad of Sarosh. As we know how Ustad saheb was drawn within Karsh of Mt. Demavand for three and half years and imparted knowledge by his Master “Sroshaverez Marzban Saheb”. At one time when Late Jehangirji Vimadalal in presence of Late Jehangirji Chiniwalla had asked to Ustad Saheb if any message was given to Him to be passed on to the community ? Ustad saheb replied affirmatively and said that message was given to him by Sroshavarez Saheb himself for whole Parsi Zarathusti Anjuman residing in India. The message is as under: -
“You return back to India and pass on the message to each and every Parsi of never to leave Tarikat Marg of Ashoi. For if one let go of the basic fundamental path of Tarikat, all will be lost for that is the very essence of our Zarathusti Deen, and you will lose all your Parsi Panu”. ………..Reference:- Khordeh Avesta Ba Khshnoom by Dr. Faramroze S. Chiniwalla Page 667.
The priceless Heritage passed on to us by our forefathers from our Paigambar saheb is 1) Tarikat Marg of Procedures 2) Bhakti Marg of Manthra 3) Kriya Marg which will fetch us immortality. These three paths described are considered as Royal Road. We as a community will prosper and flourish till we adopt this Royal Road, but the moment we let go of this Royal Path or do away with it; we will encounter all sorts of hardships and difficulties in our life.
Late Jehangirji Vimadalal after hearing Ustad Saheb’s message asked him again if that is the only message Sroshavarez Saheb has given to our community.Ustad Saheb laid great stress and said affirmatively that this is the only message given by Sroshavarez saheb to our community. If one wants to know the true nature and importance of who is Sroshavarez Saheb ? one can refer Parsee Avaz dated 13th September 1959 page No 2
Also refer from this blog site:- Sixteen qualities of an Athravan Part 2 & Part 7 respectively. Click:- Sixteen qualities(Virtues) of an Athravan – Part 2, Sixteen qualities(Virtues) of an Athravan – Part 7
Ustad Saheb also said further to Late Jehangirji Vimadalal as under:- “Nakar-khanneh me Tuti ka Avaz”. Meaning just as Drums being played loudly on a stage, in all the commotion and din of its clanging rattling sound a feeble sound of Parrot will go unheeded and fall on deaf ears.Similarly his advice and Sroshavarez Saheb’s message to the community has been disregarded and not taken seriously.
Prayers, Speech connected with 8th Chakra:-
Our wise ancestors never failed to repeat to us that “Bandagi Do Bakht”, meaning prayers can manifest new destiny for us. Ustad saheb explained to us that very essence of every Avesta prayers is complete obedience and acceptance of natural laws on which this universe is based on, and we are supposed to do prayers along with Rasti and Tarikats. One of the greatest gifts that Dadar AhuraMazda has bestowed upon human beings is the ability to speak out their thoughts in an organized manner and grammer. Our speech is connected with tongue which forms as 8th Chakra and 9th Chakra of voice in our keherp. Every Chakra is made up of 4 elements of Fire, Air, water, and earth or Atash, Baad, Aab, & Khakh respectively of which some out of total four are in active mode and some in dormant mode. In the 8th Chakra of our tongue the Khakh is very much active and thus the tendency and inclination to speak untruth or lies. By speaking truth he converts the Khakh part of his 8th Chakra to firey energy. Thus Prayers uttered with right attitude and aimed in right direction is a must otherwise it’s of no use even if you pray for whole day and “Bhani Ghani ne dyanat Buri” will fetch us nowhere and we will keep on moving in circles with “Apply-apply and no reply” Then we blame our prayers not being effective.
Resolve to always speak truth:-
Our tongue is flexible and has Khahki element in it and can slip at very nick of time to lies. But the very first and natural instinct of Man is to tell the truth, yet that instinct is subdued owing to Khakh in our tongue aided and abetted by our 5 worldly senses or “5 Indris”. A Bastekustian if he so desires can, through his sheer will power pass a resolution in his mind never to utter lies and speak truth only. His tongue should never speak lies but instead only make use of it in reciting Avesta Manthra. But such a resolution is not very easy to keep and requires herculean effort or “Purusharth” from our side. Just as Rubber band when it is stretched heats up and will be elongated, but the moment we reduce the stress it shrinks back to its original shape and form. Our mind too similarly reacts like a rubber band and is elastic in nature. We make a conscientious effort and stretch our minds never to tell lies, but the moment our self-restrain becomes slack we tend to make a mistake and go back to our old habits. The heat in rubber band when stretched is denoted by the effort made by us to speak the truth. So it very much depends upon our resolve and how firm we are and constant effort to be made till we succeed. In a boxing ring defeat is not confirmed till the time when we refuse to get up after the knockout punch. So try-try till we succeed and never to give up.
Stretching of a Rubber Band
Note:- The basic aim behind all our Tarikats is to convert Khakhi parts of our chakras to firey Chakra. In this way by speaking truth, Khakh or Earth in our 8th Chakra which is gross and gravitates downwards is converted to fire which will alleviate upwards, just as a flame of fire always aims skywards. Thus feet of a highly evolved soul will never touch the ground because gross part or Khakh of their elements is converted to fire. The undermentioned image depicts a rock carvings which display a human form called as “Annunaki” having wings and tendency to fly. According to ancient Mesopotamian mythology, Annunaki is a word which means “ Princely Offsprings” and those of Royal Blood.
The only right way to face our Destiny bravely:-
The majority of our community has their faith intact and if they make an effort to follow Druj Parhej Tarikaats, and wear Sundreh Kusti as prescribed in our deen, do Amal Kusti Padiyav regularly, then in future during the worst period of turmoil nature will help us and will receive unseen mysterious help from least expected quarters. Whatever livelihood and income is written in our destiny including good times and bad times we have no alternative but to accept it for this too will pass away, and have patience and faith in God. By adopting Rasti,Tarikats, Kusti Padiyav, Avesta Manthrakhani our destiny won’t be too harsh on us and we will escape from a major crisis by undergoing only little difficulties or as in Gujarati saying “Suli ni vidhan kateh jay” meaning if crucification is imminent in your destiny but with your good conduct you will surpass it with few scratches only, thus avoiding major crisis. This is the only solution and the right way of tackling difficulties coming in our path and as taught by Ustad Saheb. Vidhan=destiny, suli=crucification, katey=mere thorn prick.
Communism - Poison for Society:-
The other question asked to Late Jehangirji Chiniwala is about this country of India which we have adapted as our Karma Bhumi and this soil being linked with our destiny. Late Jehangirji was not very comfortable in answering such a political question. Whatever predictions Ustad saheb has made 25 years after India achieving Independence from British has come true. Congress is the ruling party ever since we have achieved independence. The political “Will” adopted by Congress Party to govern the country were faulty and not in keeping with the natural laws. First and foremost we must never forget our essence of being spiritual in nature in whatever we do and in our physical existence. Basically we are not human beings having a spiritual existence but we are spiritual beings having a human existence.
Let us see what William Boetcker has to say about “Common Sense” in ten different ways.
The Ten cannots :-
Rev. William John Henry Boetcker(1873 – 1962) – Presbyterian, conservative and inspirational public speaker, from a pamphlet produced in 1916, called “The Ten Cannots.”
1) You cannot bring about prosperity by encouraging thrift.
2) You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
3) You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
4) You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
5) You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
6) You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
7) You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
8) You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
9) You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
10) And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.”
We will be only inviting chaos, anarchy and misery if we ever forget our spiritual purpose of our existence. Just as Iran is considered as cradle of Civilization so also many of present day ills have also been borne from it. In fact one of many reasons and cause for downfall of Iran was due to faulty policy adopted by Mazdak during King Kobad’s reign and what we know today as “Communism or Samyavad.” The other reason was inter marriages and no regard for preserving purity of our seed or Boonak Pasbani.
Ustad Saheb had predicted that rulers of independent India will adopt many materialistic policies of the west, the end result will be failure to govern the masses in organised manner. We as Parsi community meniscal in quantity as compared to entire population of India are bounded to obey the law of the land as far as politics is concerned. Those of us Parsis who have derailed themselves from the path of Tarikat and let go the path of Ashoi are equally at fault similarly those in political circle who have adopted faulty administrative and political principles will encounter failure in the end. There is so much fascination for Communism and its faulty principles have been adopted without thinking about its consequences to the masses, just because of easy income at expense of State. Some of the Industrialists of Independent India with their greed have distorted the finely tuned balance in nature and “Law of Akem Akai” and karmically invited as per “law of Paityoget” faulty materialistic Communism in mainstream politics. As per law of Akem Akai one gets what one deserves and there is no free lunch, we have to work for everything what we wish for. But as per Communism wealth is equally divided amongst the masses irrespective of one having worked for it or not. Similarly along with the wealth even women was divided disobeying the “law of Jhirum” which finally paved way for downfall of Iran. The definition of a “Parasite” as per dictionary is Noun 1) An organism that lives on or on other organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense. 2) Derogatory- A person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return.
One of the basics that Communism encourages is “Parasitism” who keeps on forgetting is that if you want to give rights to all, then they should be made accountable also with responsibility which is conveniently forgotten by them. If anything is given free of charge and without one making any effort to achieve it then it is not appreciated and one becomes lazy and takes things for granted. What we hear today is rights of Gay LGBT, the rights of a rapist or a child molester, the human rights of terrorists to have all facilities in jails, but they themselves forget the basics of humanity. Those who attempt to explain that homosexuality is considered as Sin in all religions are considered as superstitious and backward. We are living in “Andher Nagri, Chopat Raja Zamana”.
Lamb:- Why are people so fascinated with the State ? Wolf:- Well, State gives us a single possibility to live on account of other people.
Nature’s law of limit and justice:-
The aim of Congress party to eradicate poverty in Independent India was really commendable but it cannot be merely achieved by adopting faulty policies. Nature works in different way and ignoring the way nature functions is inviting disaster. The “law of limit and justice” exists in nature also known as “Hud ane Insaf no kaydo” which cannot be overlooked if you want to run a huge country like India with its vast population.
Today we are living in times of turmoil and we are all getting swept in its waves finally all’s well that ends well and net result will be after all good but the coming events in near future cast its dark shadows as we can see by daily events unfolding before our eyes as we watch in media and press. Parsis when they migrated from Iran to India adopted farming and toiling of plough which made them self-sufficient and independent besides they also took profession of business in which they prospered like anything. Parsis of today will prosper if they stick and adopt to the ways of their forefathers. In beginning of Khorshed Niyaesh Dadar Ahuramazda is known as “Khalek-Makhalukh”= Creator of the Created; “Alarejak Roji Dehandeh”= The giver/dispenser of Roji –Razak. We can ask ourselves, is it possible for him to fail us ? The omnipotent=”Harvespa-Agah” Dadar AhuraMazda never fails in his duty and there is enough food and water for every one of us and even mute animals and livestock never has to worry about food. The only problem that crops up is when greed replaces our basic needs and one solely works over time for accumulating wealth even at expense of one’s health…..Reference:- Khordeh Avesta Ba Khshnoom Dr Saheb Faramroze Chiniwala Page 193.
Not a Penny more or less than what is in one’s Destiny:-
In hope of earning extra income if we become impatient and greedy and work over time we are not going to get anything in excess of share in our destiny because whatever is in our destiny we will receive it anyway, not anything more nor less, however much in excess we try. In Gujarati there is a saying “Phoreh Mathu ne karey ratu”= break head and work overtime whole night=ratu. It is a mistake to even think that with immense wealth the problem of feeding humanity will be solved. Nature just does not work that way and meticulous account is maintained of Neki and Karni recorded in Meher Dakhyus. There is no free lunch and one has to work for anything we want to acquire.
We should have implicit faith on divine justice, lead righteously= Rasti, simple living and high thinking and just enough for our basic needs, with Tarikats, Manthra Khani and Meher Patet. The only solution for removing individual and collective poverty is Meher Patet. Meher= truth, Patet= resolve never to repeat. Only misery awaits if one wants to follow path of Communism which is going against natures law of Justice and limit. We are slaves of our greed and real freedom is only by freeing us from our inner carnal desires of greed. Any righteous person on path of divine grace will stay away from poisonous faulty thinking of Communist propaganda. The future is awaiting us to repay back with every dues what we have taken from it, no denying about it, but can anybody stop us from leading a Zarathusti life of Rasti and Ashoi. It all depends upon us in the end.