The miraculous life of our Master – part 9

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Roj Dae-pa-Adar Mah Ardibehesht, 1379 Yz.

 

It was late in the afternoon one pleasant day in Firdaus, Behramshah was in the house of one of the resident farmers, chatting with the family, when a message was sent that the Sraoshavarez wanted to see Behramshah. The eager student immediately set off to meet the Master, who had just emerged from his afternoon prayers. Taking Behramshah by his side, the Sraoshavarez began to speak to him in a very kind and gentle voice: ...

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The miraculous life of our Master – part 8

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Roj Ardibehesht Mah Ardibehesht, 1379 Yz.

 

The education of Behramshah continued at an intensive level, given his short stay. The following description may seem a little complicated some of my readers but I am going into some deep details to give you an idea about the depth of knowledge which was imparted to Ustad Saheb.

 

According to the Zarathushtrian mystic revelation, the all-encompassing knowledge or Ilm, can be grouped under four main categories:

  • Ilm-e-Simia
  • Ilm-e-Kimia
  • Ilm-e-Rimia and
  • Ilm-e-Limia

 

All knowledge, whether discovered in this current Zravane Daregho ...

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How to have a Nahn at home

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Roj Din Mah Fravardin, 1379 Yz.

 

We normally have a bath every day to keep our body physically clean. But the human body is composed of more than just the physical parts which we see. The Avesta says that the human body is made up of nine parts (see Yasna 55.1) – which are grouped in three parts of three bodies each:

The physical group comprises of :

  1. Tanu – the fleshy body and skeletal system
  2. Gaetha ...
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The miraculous life of our Master – part 6

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Roj Rashne Mah Fravardin, 1379 Yz.

 

The effects of the pristine environment of Firdaus, and the cleansing effect of the Nahns soon began to influence Behramshah in a positive manner. His own personal habits were changed by monitoring the daily observances of the general population, in particular the great emphasis they laid on the ‘Tarikats’ or spiritual disciplines of the Zarathushtrian faith. After these preliminaries, the Sraoshavarez asked Behramshah what he would like to learn in particular, to which Behramshah disclosed ...

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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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Parsis and religious adultery

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Roj Khordad Mah Fravardin, 1379 Yz.

 

 

A very happy and prosperous 1379 to all Parsis and a radiant Khordad Sal too!

 

My apologies for not updating the blog for the last few weeks since I was tied up in the Muktad preparations and prayers in our Daremeher at Jogeshwari. Now that the Muktad are drawing to a close and just one night’s prayers remain, I thought it apt to pen a few words on one of the most auspicious days of the ...

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The miraculous life of our Master – part 5

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Roj Spendarmad Mah Spendarmad, 1378 Yz.

 

 

In his three and a half year stay at Demavand, the Abed Sahebs took Behramshah to various expeditions in the regions of Firdaus. Within the Kash, or spiritual boundary of Demavand there exist various regions protected by their own separate Kash, which remain out of bounds even for the residents of Firdaus. One such area situated in a remote and very high region of Firdaus is home to the Atash Behram of Demavand. The Padshah ...

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The miraculous life of our Master – part 4

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Roj Aneran Mah Bahman, 1378 Yz.

 

So what is the general area of Firdaus like? How many people live there and what do they do? Ustad Saheb gave his disciples detailed knowledge of the surroundings where he was destined to stay for about three and a half years. The secluded enclosure of Demavand is situated in the region of Mount Demavand, about 45 miles northeast of Tehran. Mount Demavand is actually an extinct volcano and, at 18602 ft, the highest peak ...

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The miraculous life of our Master – part 3

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Roj Asman Mah Bahman, 1378 Yz.

 

While we have now partly understood the reason for the young Behramshah to be taken to meet Sraoshavarez Marzbanji Saheb, just who are all these strange persons, roaming around in Pathan clothes in the lawless North West Frontier Province? What is Demavand and where is Firdaus? It all seems a bit unclear and almost fairy-tale like.

 

In the Avesta and Pahlavi Pazend scriptures, as well as in the history of Iran, the name of Demavand has ...

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The miraculous life of our Master – part 2

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Roj Ashishvangh Mah Bahman, 1378 Yz.

 

In this manner, young Behramshah began his eventful journey to Iran under the protection and guidance of Rashidji Saheb. From Peshawar, the caravan moved towards Kafiristan (now Nurestan). From Kafiristan, the caravan reached the boundaries of Afghanistan and moved north on the road to Khorasan. From Khorasan, the caravan moved south towards Azerbaijan before finally reaching the plains of the Elburz mountain range near Mount Demavand in Iran. There was a hidden reason behind taking ...

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