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
Sunday, June 19, 2016
There is Education and Education
Nature’s laws are based upon truth existing in this Universe and are not based upon what we think as it is. And the right education should be based upon the existing nature’s laws. The object of Education should be spiritual upliftment and today’s Education is based only on one aim, and that is about earning our livelihood and making income, Commercialism and Economics is the only thing that is concentrated upon. Nothing bad about making a hard earned income out of our livelihood but we can call it enough only when it answers all our needs and not beyond that. Anything above our needs should not be amassed but given in charity for nothing can be taken with us once we leave this corporal world.
Baname Yazad Prayers says it all ……….
Ba Marduman ba sepas-dar kardan na tokhshi darad, che aney darvish oy ane Tavangar ……..
Translation:- Do not only work for amassing wealth. Those who are living in penury or those who have amassed wealth should both be grateful for all that is bestowed upon them by the almighty. Those who are ungrateful and do not show gratitude are destined for hell only.
For it is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.
There is Education and Education and is like a double edged sword. Who is objecting to a good education for your child nobody should be denied that by all means give your children good education but what about spiritual education we should never forget and neglect that. For one should not expect a Rose tree when we have sown the seeds of other flower. As per our Mazdayasni Deen if we divide it into 16 parts, out of it 14 parts pertains for our spiritual progress and Education and only 2 parts are reserved for our Mundane life.In the name of Education Moral degradation should not be prevalent in our education by giving undue importance to only economic and commercial prosperity.
In our natural human composition of body there are 5 Kuvat or faculties to be taken into consideration. They are 1) Kuvatey Tani 2) Kuvatey Hum kheshi 3) Kuvatey Eklakhi 4) Kuvatey Zamiri 5) Kuvatey Ruhani. The above 5 faculties of human can only be developed if sixth Kuvat 6) Kuvatey Zari or amassing of wealth is not given much importance.
Three laws in nature are behind any worldly operation that can make one prosperous or otherwise. They are:-
1) Mehrub Bit Tabey= Laws of science that work against nature’s machinery
2) Galeb Bit Tabey= Laws of science that over burden the nature’s machinery
3) Maglub Bit Tabey= Laws of Science that run parallel in attunement and in Harmony with nature’s machinery
Based on understanding these three natural laws our Education, and any Institution, Organizations and our functioning should be based upon.
We will inspect all the above three laws and come to conclusion on which of the above law our Education is based upon.
1) Mehrub Bit Tabey:- Mehrub= Going against, and Taebey= Nature. The natural laws that does not exist based upon that an activity or organisation is constructed and operates upon. In short those activities or organization that does not work upon the established laws and tenets as in prescribed by the Prophet of any religion that go against natural law. It should be known that any activity going against nature and its machinery is destined to be destroyed although outwardly it may seem to be working fine in the beginning. The reason behind it is Gehnamino and spiritual backwardness that go along with it always works fine in beginning but all that glitters is not gold and finally Spenamino victory will finally prevail over Gehnamino. Take example from Hormuzd Yasht as below:-
Kat Ashva Mazd vanat Dravantem= Can a Ashvan finally be victorious over Dravant full of daruji.??? The answer to this query is in affirmative. Ashva vanat Drujem, Ashva Vanat Dravantem= An Ashvan of ashoi will finally be victorious over Dravant or daruji.
2) Galeb Bit Tabey:- Galeb=To dominate, and Tabey=Nature. We are living in today’s world where science tries to imitate, dominate and behave as if it has understood Mother nature by trying to decimate Atoms, electrons, Protons and by experiments like Higgs Boson, Atom Accelerator, very large Hadron colliders and making Atom and Hydrogen Bombs that can destroy this earth 100 times and thus wasting in nature by dissecting four elements known as “Anasar”. Nature abhors wastage or “Ishraf” of any kind especially when one is trying to act like God himself. All these experiments which manipulate nature by Art or science are destined to destroy and plunder nature by force. Thus Galeb Bit Tabey is more dangerous than Mehrub Bit Tabey. Just as the burden of Mehrub Bit Tabey can be found in any time frame but in good times it is of lesser intensity than the bad times we are living in of Scientific Age, simillarly Galeb Bit Tabey need not be present in all ages as it can show its presence only in between two ages of good and bad times. When Galeb Bit Tabey surpasses its boundaries nature sets in and corrects it and thus heralds good times in future. But in all ages we can see science that is pro nature( Maglub Bit Tabey which is explained below) and Galeb Bit Tabey that tries dominance over nature the two opposing force of nature diametrically working against each other.
3) Maglub Bit Tabey:- Maglub=to merge with Asere Roshni white forces, and Tabey=Nature. Without opposing Mother Nature and working shoulder to shoulder parallel along with nature as its Co-worker, and working on constructive principle is the real meaning of Maglub Bit Tabey. It’s foundation is based in Harmony with Mother nature and thus is known as “Radih” or being righteous. It is called as Radih because it supports Asha the order on which this whole Universe operates with Spenamino. Thus Maglub Bit Tabey is ever lasting and those operating in tandem with it the end result is always successful and positive thereby strengthening Asere Roshni aiding the white forces of nature.
Now anybody can guess that on which of above category our education is based upon. For today after earning a degree we get a job and are so busy making a living out of life and one forgets to make a life out of a living.
Note:- Let us study the communities of today who are prosperous and look back at our ancestors too for their past lifestyle. Communities like Sikhs, Bohris, Muslims and Jews although they may be in any field of enterprise or service or even be it Entrepreneurship like business, they make it a point in moving along life in their traditional dress and attire not forgetting the religious principles based on their tenets of religion. They never forget fasting, Roza, Namaz, nor do they intake food that is considered as Haram in their religion. Kosher is for Jews or Halal in Muslims is very much prevalent, and daily attendance in their religious places. No matter whatever may be the situation the Sikhs never let go their religious belief of wearing a Turban and a beard. A family that eats and grows together are the ones who are successful. Today we have copied western culture and let go living in joint families, keep our elders in nursing homes, have separate rooms and even separate stoves for cooking, if at all we cook at home. We are worried about our jobs and its earnings only.
Today’s education without understanding it only cramming the lessons is important as far as examinations are concerned, after that we forget what we have learnt. In our academically inclined studies we acquire knowledge but wisdom can be achieved only if we are true to our religion. For Knowledge is knowing what to say but wisdom is knowing when to say. Thus by cramming for examination our vital energy, time, money all goes to waste for it is all forgotten after examinations are over. All this can be classified under first law of Mehrub bit Tabey which goes against nature.
Any thought, words or deeds outwardly although it may seem as good we have to observe and ask to ourselves that in which of the above three described category it can fit in the slot. The answer to our observations can be given in three different ways.
Observations and three methods of Judging things:-
1) With our god given gift of applying our minds we can see directly by the results of our actions. But sometimes the results are not immediately visible in our life time. For example a seed of a Banyan tree will take long time to grow which we may not see it in full grown capacity in our life time, same goes to our actions which may take some time to fructify. So that method wont serve our purpose all the time.
2) We can observe from our ancestors their way or lifestyle and judge how happy they were in their life time by being obedient to the customs and traditions followed and as given to us by our Prophet Vakhshurey Vakshuran Ramz-Go Ahurana Asho Spitaman Zarathustra Saheb. Thus we can with our observation come to conclusion whether our ancestors who have clung to age old customs were happy or we today who have one by one let go our time tested customs and traditions are really happy.
3) The third and the last method is a full proof method where we can judge whether our actions are conducive and rightfully excepted and in harmony with Nature. This method of observation is known as “Mahiyat”= Right Judgement.By following Ashoi Tarikats we can judge for ourselves by using our high keen sense of Mahiyat developed by following Ashoi all things in right perspective and in which of the above three categories our actions or deeds belong to. For our mode of Ratiocination or reasoning by our senses can come in another three categories described as under:- A) Vujub Bil Gayer B) Imkan Dar Nafs C) Mahiyat.
A) Vujub Bil Gayer:- is the sense of thoughts in which no reasoning is of his own but merely by observing from others which is also known as “herd mentality” and his thoughts are inclined to that thinking merely because other people do think and say so. Gayer=Something belonging to others and not his own. Such a manner of thinking is present in 95 % of humanity and those are lazy people who refuse to think on their own.
B) Imkan Dar Nafs:- is the sense of thought in which a person after hearing from others their reasoning adds reasoning of his own and thus arrives at half-baked conclusion based
on his own assumed philosophy. This type of thinking many people think in that manner which will not give correct results. He thus tries to influence his way of thinking on others by superimposing his belief on others as if it is the truth existing in nature. Such kind of thinking is prevalent in other 5 % of humanity.
The above two manners of thinking and judging at things are arrived at in absence of any Ashoi Tarikats followed by them. In such a confusing state of affairs how can we come to a much needed logical right answer. For who will decide when Doctors disagree ?? when they themselves are unaware of the three above mentioned laws. In such a case Mahiyat comes to our rescue.
C) Mahiyat:- is the highest and correct way of thinking/reasoning in which you can never go wrong in your Judgement and looking at things in a total unbiased way. But it is very difficult to find such a person who thinks in such a manner by following Ashoi Tarikats. Hard to find even 1 person out of 10,000 persons who looks at all things in right perspective and is known as Mahiyat. By following Ashoi Tarikats one can take notice of his true inner voice of his own conscience by developing his own Ahu and thus becomes aware of what is right in nature and what should one abstain from. Only such a person can be called as Mahiyat and has true capacity of Right Judgement, which can never be wrong for he can see through the nature with his inner eye. Thus two persons having Mahiyat powers can never have two different answers for same question. A person having Mahiyat will analyse a question by taking into use 9 rules of higher analytical grammar as under:-
a) Kum (Quantity)
b) Kef (Quality)
c) Azafey (Ascending order)
d) Aen (Body, Draft)
e) Vajeh (Composition)
f) Melk (Essence)
g) Mata (Dominating power of time and right time in nature for any work)
h) Fael (Kriya or inner working)
i) Enfal (Result of the performed Kriya)
In such a way for judging a question and answering it in form of Mahiyat the above analysis is required to arrive at the right conclusion and right answer for it, and he will know immediately what is right or wrong and against Asere Roshni.
All things in nature is made up of as per law of Jooft and Jooz which is explained below in Note form. Similarly Knowledge can also be classified under law of Jooft. The knowledge is as under:- 1) Ilme Sruto 2) Ilme Ataee. Ilme Sruto:- one can achieve by hearing a speech or by reading a book where as Ilme Ataee:- it can be achieved by practicing Ashoi Tarikats as shown by our Paigambar Saheb and by developing Ashoi an inspired Self Knowledge when one can never go wrong that comes out of one’s heart. Thus in ancient times knowledge was imparted by the Master to his disciple from Heart to Heart that is Seena Dar Seena and not by reading books. “Ilme dar Seena dar seena, Neh dar safina” = Real knowledge can be imparted by Guru shishya way, all other way of acquiring knowledge by books is impractical.
“Chati etli sachi, Potha etla thotha” The knowledge imparted through heart is the real knowledge or wisdom that can never be forgotten and bookish knowledge is not true knowledge.
Till one practises Ashoi tarikats the nature is not receptive to our queries or our need to know him. For as long as our passions comes in between our thirst for knowledge will be incomplete and one requires to have control over one’s passions. “Dil Kushad, Dil Azad; Dil azad, Dil Kushad.” The nature is embedded in our heart chakra but till we recognize our original nature lying dormant in our hearts we cannot experience or feel mother nature which is within us and no need to search outside. Ahum Mashim= Avesta word for natural ability within our inert heart to recognize and open up and make it “Kushad”. Till our Heart becomes pure and free = Dil Azad, by freeing from shackles of passion our heart does not recognize nature and Humata, Hukhata, Huvarashta of Yazads existing in nature.
Below reference of Note:- A manual of Khshnoom by P. Tavadia Page 411
Note of Jooz and Jooft Law:- The former is law of Polarity(Jooz) that is produce effect by opposition, and the latter is law of Duality(Jooft) that is producing effect by Co-operation. Both can give results, which may either be of Spenamino which means co-operating with nature in expediting the divine plan of Ahunavar. Or the result may be of Asere Tariki the issue leading to darkness under Gehnamino, the destructive or retarding principle that is temporarily retarding the divine plan. The two sleeves of our Sudreh remind us of these two laws prevalent in nature and we have to follow the path of light.
Reference:- Mazdayasni Zarathosti Daen Mujab Zarathosti Tarabyat ni Asal Rudhi – by Ustad Saheb Behramshah Navroji Shroff