Being a good Parsi, even in hospital – part 5

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 Camil Tulcan via CompfighRoj Dae-pa-Din Mah Tir, 1382 Yz.

On the day of the operation, relatives and friends should be requested to offer a few pieces of sandalwood at the Agiary or Atash Behram closest to their house. If the patient is a regular visitor at a particular Fire Temple, then arrangements should be made to offer sandalwood at that Agiary too. If ...

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Being a good Parsi, even in hospital – part 4

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Roj Mohor, Mah Tir 1382 Yz.

Having understood the importance of maintaining a  Saabet Kusti, we now turn our attention to the prayers to be done. One may think that in the pain and distress, tension and stress of the hospital surroundings, the last thing on a patient’s mind would be prayer. But that is not true. For those of us, for whom prayer is a daily routine at multiple points of the day, the inability to pray or to perform ...

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Being a good Parsi, even in hospital – part 2

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Roj Dae-pa-Adar Mah Spendarmad, 1381 Yz.

Another issue which arises in these times of crisis is our inability to properly understand the cause and nature of human suffering. I remember an article in the Times of India which was very critical of a modern day Godman. The reporter found it perplexing that hundreds of thousands of believers came to him to get rid of their ills, yet the Baba himself was confined to a wheelchair. But the nature of suffering endured ...

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Being a good Parsi, even in the hospital – part 1

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Roj Bahman Mah Spendarmad, 1381 Yz.

Rare is the person who has not, at some point in his life, had to be admitted to a hospital. It can be one of the most terrifying experiences of our lives. The Zoroastrian religion emphasizes that each trial and tribulation must be faced calmly and firmly. We must strive to learn something new from every experience, whether good or bad. I recently underwent surgery to repair a spinal injury and spent one week in ...

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