Zoroastrianism, homosexuality & LGBT issues – a lecture recording

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Roj Avan Mah Shehrevar, 1383 Yz.

As announced earlier, a function was held at the Mahella Patel Agiary at Grant Road, Mumbai, on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 to commemorate the 4th death anniversary of Vada Dasturji Meherji Dastur Kekobad Meherji Rana of Navsari.

After the Jashan and other prayers, I gave a talk on: “Zoroastrianism, Homosexuality and LGBT issues”.

The video recording of the above talk will be put up on the Frashogard You Tube channel shortly.

An audio recording of the lecture has been uploaded on to the Ilm-e-Khshnoom Sky Drive. The entire talk is given in Gujarati only.

Readers of Frashogard can click the link below to download the MP3 fle of the lecture.

The total talk time was 1 hour and 32 minutes. The audio file size is 11 MB.

I give below a short summary of the talk with time pointers for the use of readers. A written version of the talk will be posted on Frashogard later.

Time from Time to Details

00:00

1:00

Introduction by Mr. Gustad Forbes

1:00

8:20

Tribute to Vada Dasturji Meherji

8:20

16:00

Introduction. Why was this topic chosen?

16:00

21:00

Three categories of Sex in the Zoroastrian religion

21:00

36:34

References to Homosexuality in Avesta scriptures

36:35

45:00

References to Homosexuality in Pazend & Pahlavi

45:00

47:00

Commentary on the above references

47:00

52:17

Introduction to Ilm-e-Khshnoom’s understanding of homosexuality

52:17

58:00

Khshnoom understanding of how Semen is produced

58:00

1:01:00

Understanding the Nirang prayer to be recited after sexual activity

1:01:00

1:08:00

The Khshnoomic understanding of Homosexuality

1:08:00

1:13:00

The Daevic conection: the 5th Gahambar

1:13:00

1:15:00

Four types of Homosexuals

1:15:00

1:17:00

State of the Ruvan of a Homosexual after death

1:17:00

1:22:00

Understanding Gatha 51.12 on Homosexuality

1:22:00

1:28:00

Refuting points raised by the LGBT movement

1:28:00

1:30:00

Conclusion

1:30:00

1:32:00

Thanksgiving & conclusion by Mr. Gustad Forbes

Please click the icon below to download the MP3 file:

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Comments

  1. P.D. Magol  January 26, 2014

    Well presented with proper references!

    Z’ism is quite clear on this issue.

    Regrettably this phenomenon is on d rise in our community.