Excerpts From ‘Homage Unto Ahura Mazda’

Parsi Times is pleased to share with our readers a new column of religious and inspirational excerpts from the acclaimed book, ‘Homage Unto Ahura Mazda’.

Foreword by Dr. Viraf Minocher Dhalla:

Viraf Minocher Dhalla
Viraf Minocher Dhalla

“My grandfather, Dasturji Dr. Maneckji Naserwanji Dhalla, the author, possessed a doctorate in Literature and was the High Priest in Karachi. Born on 27th September, 1875, he believed in the power of Ahura Mazda, our religion and prayers, and worked towards spreading the message. This week, on his 60th death anniversary (25th May, 1966 marking his death), I wish to share his writings, under his three-part book series – ‘Homage Unto Ahura Mazda’ – which includes translations from the Avesta – with the hope that it will serve all in terms of knowledge and peace.”

‘Thou Art The Same From Age To Age, Ahura Mazda’
Dasturji Dr. Manekji Naserwanji Dhalla. Changeless art thou, Ahura Mazda, the same now and forever. Thou art the transcendent being moving all yet moved by none. Thou alone dost remain changeless and unaffected in the midst of the manifold changes. Everything all around waxes to wane, grows to decay, is born to die and everywhere is witnessed the ever-changing phenomena. Thou alone art never changing, O immutable Lord!

After the day the night, after the spring the summer, after the storm the calm, after health the sickness, after prosperity the adversity, after youth the old age, after life the death.

Name and fame, greatness and glory, shine but a while and fade; castles and palaces, turrets and towers raise their heads to heaven, to totter and topple; thrones and empires gory in their rise, but to fall to dust forgotten.

Changeless amid changes, art thou. Unmoved mover of all, art thou. The same from age to age art thou, the same to endless time art thou, the same forever and aye shalt thou be, O immovable Ahura Mazda!

Dasturji Dr. Manekji Naserwanji Dhalla.

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