2 new video recordings added

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Roj Avan Mah Avan, 1383 Yz.

We had posted the audio recordings of 2 lectures:

1. The Secret Treasure of Manthra, Nirangs & Isams in our Religion [http://www.frashogard.com/the-secret-treasure-of-manthras-nirangs-isams-in-our-religion] and

2. The Power of the 101 Names of God [http://www.frashogard.com/the-101-names-of-god]

a few days ago, along with their brief timeline notes.

We are now pleased to present the video recordings of both these talks on the Frashogard You Tube channel, the links of which are given below:

1. Manthra, Nirangs and Isams: Total video time 1 ...

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The 101 Names of God

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Roj Govad Mah Meher, 1383 Yz.

Yesterday, 6th March 2014 was the Annual Baj of Sorab Jehangirji Chiniwalla.

On this occasion, I gave a talk on the Power of the 101 Names of God. I am uploading the MP3 audio file of the recording, along with the time line of points discussed in the lecture for the benefit of those Frashogard readers who could not attend the talk.

Time from Time to Details

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The real meaning of the 5 Nyaeshes

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Roj Aneran Mah Fravardin, 1380 Yz.

The Prayers of the Khordeh Avesta can be categorized into two main groups – Nyaeshes and Yashts. Those who may have noticed the curious incidence of having Khorshed Nyaesh as well as Khorshed Yasht may have wondered at this. Why have a Nyaesh as well as a Yasht for the same Yazata? Our scholars and religious teachers have not been able to give a plausible and reasonable explanation for this anomaly. However, when this query ...

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An introduction to Zoroastrian Yoga – part 1

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Roj Tir Mah Adar, 1379 Yz.

The earlier post on Parsis, yogic exercises, and pranayam introduced readers to the Zoroastrian concept of Dum, or spiritual breath and the divine truth that the number of a person’s breathes are predetermined in nature. It was shown that any attempt to elongate, prolong or extend the individual breath cycle causes spiritual regression for the Zoroastrian soul. This was one of the main reasons for the prohibition of pranayama ...

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When to visit the Agiary

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Roj Gosh Mah Fravardin, 1379 Yz.

My previous post on Parsis and religious adultery got many responses and some queries. One of the questions asked was: “if you say not to visit the Agiary only for a purpose, like an exam, then on which days is it necessary to visit the Agiary?”

My simple answer: “On the day you feel it is not necessary to offer thanks to God for all that He has given you, don’t visit the Fire ...

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What is prayer – part 5

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Roj Sarosh Mah Bahman, 1378 Yz.

 

When man consciously decides to go along with the Gav side of nature, speaks the truth and increases day by day the practice of Manthravani, a subtle change begins to occur in him – on the physical, emotional as well as spiritual level. One of the first characteristics which is developed through the practice of Manthravani is CONTENTMENT. Contentment implies offering thanks to Ahura Mazda for whatever condition He may put us in. This is ...

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What is prayer – part 4

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Roj Meher Mah Bahman, 1378 Yz.

We have seen earlier that our mind is constantly in the process of originating, analyzing and processing various thoughts. These thoughts, which can be either good, or Gav encouraged; or bad, or Vohun encouraged give rise to a sublime body which forms around our physical body. This sublime body is called ‘Tevishi’ – the emotions, or desire body. Thus our every thought and the resultant word and deed gather around our physical frame in a ...

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What is prayer – part 3

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Roj Tir Mah Bahman, 1378 Yz.

Prayers are known in the Avesta as ‘Manthra Spenta’. Manthra means Divine Words, a revelation, while Spenta implies something which gives spiritual progress and benefit. The Avesta Manthras are thus not compositions of a human, but are the essence of the Divine Wisdom received by Zarathushtra from Ahura Mazda, condensed and formulated into a language that can be spoken by the human tongue. These original Avesta Manthras were of various categories, which were then further ...

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What is prayer? part 2

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Roj Avan Mah Bahman, 1378 Yz

Khshnoom – which is the mystical knowledge of the Zarathushtrian religion explains that man’s soul, called Urvan in Avesta or Ruvan in Pahlavi is on a long journey. This journey took the Ruvan from its original destination, which was very close to the Supreme Lord Ahura Mazda, to very far away. Currently, the Ruvan is on its way back ‘home’ – to Ahura Mazda. Why did the Ruvan have to set out on this journey? ...

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What is prayer – part 1

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Roj Dae-pa-Adar Mah Bahman, 1378 Yz.

Of the many gifts given to Parsis by their Prophet Zarathushtra, that of the Manthras is one of the most significant. Manthras are the divine words of the Prophet and His appointed disciples which form what we loosely call today the ‘Avesta’. Over the thousands of years that have passed since the time of the advent of Zarathushtra, the great majority of the Manthras have been, unfortunately, lost. What we have left is not more ...

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