The tragic life-story of King Khusrau Parvez – part 3

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

First comes glory, then destruction. This is nature’s truth and it played out in case of Khosrau Parvez too. The 38 years of prosperity and peace brought a slight arrogance in the King. But now the tide turned. A severe outbreak of plague struck the empire, killing thousands of citizens and destroying crops. This caused the tax collection to falter, rousing the King’s ire. Given his uncompromising nature, the taxes were forcibly collected, causing much ...

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The tragic life-story of King Khusrau Parvez – part 2

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Roj Spendarmad Mah Adar, 1381 Yz.

Putting aside the long standing rivalry between the Byzantines and the Iranians, Caesar Maurice agreed to help Khosrau raise an army to defeat the usurper Behram Chobin. His main condition was that Khosrau would marry the Caesar’s daughter, Miriam. Being aware of the nature of Kings, the Caesar further laid down the condition that the King would not take another wife till Miriam had passed away. The Caesar’s strategy was not only to halt the ...

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The tragic life-story of King Khusrau Parvez – part 1

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Roj Bahman Mah Adar, 1381 Yz.

Readers of Frashogard may be familiar with the name of the Sassanian dynasty, which ruled over Iran and much of the civilized world during its days of glory.

Indo-Sassanid

The dynasty was founded by Ardeshir Papakan (r. 224 – 241 AD) and had 35 rulers, the last being Yezdezerd Shaharyar, who ruled from 632 to 651 AD and from whose name our calendar (Yazdezardi, or Yz.) is derived. Thus Yz. 1 marked ...

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Two very valuable books added on the Frashogard SkyDrive

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Roj Govad Mah Ava, 1381 Yz.

I am happy to present before readers two new and extremely valuable books on the Frashogard Ilm-e-Khshnoom SkyDrive. These two books have long been out of print. In fact even physical copies are very rarely available, since the books are nearly over 100 years old. But both books contain such a wealth of information that they deserve to be digitized and presented before the community. Hence, even though these are not Khshnoom books, I have ...

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The Mahatma and his miracle – part 9

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Roj Sarosh Mah Ava, 1381 Yz.

As we sat dumb founded in our seats in the maidan that morning, we realized that besides the Mahatma we had been fortunate to meet, there were others like him in different parts of the country who helped and guided all of God’s creations. The Mahatma arose from his chair and addressed the birds: ‘my dear children, you are now free to roam this garden and forage for your food. Fifteen days from today, I ...

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The Mahatma and his miracle – part 8

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Roj Khorshed Mah Ava, 1381 Yz.

The Mahatma looked down with great compassion at the myna and replied: ‘Dear one, your freedom and re-uniting with your mate is not due to me, but it is solely due to the wish of the Lord, who sees all, who knows all, who is everywhere and who is all powerful. I am merely his lowly agent. It was my good fortune, that I could help you. Offer your gratitude to Him, not to me.’

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The Mahatma and his miracle – part 7

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Roj Ardibehesht Mah Avan, 1381 Yz.

On the following Sunday we got up early and departed for the Ashram in the commissioner’s car and reached there at about 9 am. We introduced the commissioner to the Mahatma, who received him very graciously. We were shocked to hear the Mahatma converse with the commissioner in flawless English! As we started talking, Rustomji inquired about his myna. The Mahatma asked us to walk with him to the verandah of his bungalow. As we ...

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The Mahatma and his miracle – part 6

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Roj Jamyad Mah Meher, 1381 Yz.

As we approached we saw that there was a massive iron frame on the ground where the boulder had stood. This was obviously a strong door leading to an underground place. To our surprise we saw that there were steps leading down and the steps were illuminated by electric lights on the side, even though we had seen no evidence of electric poles or cables on the entire way. The Mahatma started climbing down the ...

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Fasli Muktad prayer & lecture program

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Roj Dae-pa-Din Mah Meher, 1381 Yz.

The Fasli Muktad will commence from Friday 9th March, 2012. The main centre of prayers will be the Ustad Saheb Behramshah N. Shroff Daremeher at Jogeshwari, where the preparations for the 95th annual Muktad program have been completed. The special area where the Fasli Muktad are enthroned has been cleaned and washed, fresh wheat grass has been planted and the 27 glasses representing the Hama Anjuman have been made ready.

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The Mahatma and his miracle – part 5

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Roj Fravardin Mah Meher, 1381 Yz.

Thereupon, the Mahatma delivered a sermon to us on the great sin of keeping animals and other creations of god as pets. ‘Every creation of God is born on this earth with a particular function and destiny. But never does any creation of God have the destiny of being put in a cage for entertainment of others.

pet in prisonbird in cage

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