The real meaning of Patet-part 3

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Roj Khorshed Mah Spendarmad 1384 Yz/ Kadmi Khordad Sal/Baj of Dr. Saheb Framroze S. Chiniwalla

To answer this let us try to understand what exactly our body is made up of. A very long time ago, just at the beginning of time itself, there existed two Divine Bodies. They knew they had been brought into existence by a Creator but they could not perceive Him or understand Him and His purpose of creation. One of those Divine Bodies accepted the situation ...

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The real meaning of Patet – part 2

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Roj Amardad Mah Dae, 1384 Yz.

There are two keys to open the locks to the road to salvation, to exit from this world of endless returns and misery forever and to get nearer to the House of God. These two keys are known in the Zoroastrian tradition as Meher and Patet. They can open our eyes to the real truth that exists in Nature, not the illusory truth that is seen or perceived by our senses, which are very easily ...

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The real meaning of Patet

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Roj Hormaz Mah Dae, 1384 Yz.

[Editor’s Note: To say that the last few months have been challenging would be a gross understatement.

Buffeted by personal issues, workplace issues, medical crises, over-busy schedules and a fundamental questioning of the reason for one’s very existence, it has been an interesting time, to put it mildly. During such times, the mind oscillates between varying degrees of sanity, or otherwise. Myriad thoughts, not all pleasant, invade the deep personal space, where no one else is ...

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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 possible, a ...

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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 3

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Roj Spendarmad Mah Khordad, 1382 Yz.

In the first part of this series, we analyzed the mental setup of a person who goes through a medical crisis.

In the second  part of the series, we delved into the spiritual reasons which cause disease and the role of the Sudreh and Kusti. We emphasized that the Sudreh Kusti should not be removed from the body at ...

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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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How to come to terms with a tragedy – part 1

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Roj Din Mah Amardad, 1380 Yz.

Tragedies have a habit of sneaking up on us. One minute we are laughing, content and full of plans for the future. An occasional visit to the doctor, a casual observation, a blood report, the next moment, brings all this to an end. Our carefully built edifice based on our best laid plans, years of hopes and aspirations – all comes tumbling down. Rare is the person who has not looked up to his Creator ...

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