May The Fire Burn For Ever In My House Ahura Mazda


Start your weekend with positive vibes with inspirational excerpts from the acclaimed book, ‘Homage Unto Ahura Mazda’ by Dasturji Dr. Maneckji Naserwanji Dhalla of Karachi.

Dasturji Dr. Manekji Naserwanji Dhalla.
Dasturji Dr. Manekji Naserwanji Dhalla.

Fire in its various manifestation, whether as the fire of the hearth on earth or the fiery substance in the bowls of the earth or as the genial glow of the sun in the azure vault of heaven or the silver sheen of the crescent moon in the sky or the flickering brilliancy of the stars in the firmament or in the form of the life giving energy distributed in the entire creation, is emblematic of Ahura Mazda.

The Fire-Temple is the symbol in stone of the Mazdayasnian religion and the Atharavan. The Fire-Priest feeds at every watch of the day and night. I shall raise an altar unto Thy divine fire burning in my heart and make it Thy sanctuary. My own athravsn will I be and I will tend the holy fire within, O Thou supremest Athravan.

When the Fire of the hearth in my house calls me to rise on the third part of the night and exhorts me to cleanse my body and bring fuel to the Fire that it may burn bright, dutifully will I do it, and more I will do. With the purity of my mind and the cleanliness of my hearth, will I burn incense of good thoughts of Vbhu Manah and the righteousness of Asha with the full hearted devotion of Armaiti on the sacred fire flickering on the altar of my heart and kindle it into a blazing flame. May my soul rise upward unto Thee Ahura Mazda, as the flame on the altar leaps heavenward.

Thy face is hid from my sight. But Thou hast said to Zarathushtra that whoso with pious intent, sees Thy light can see Thee. I shall then keep the portals of my inner temple ajar that Thou mayest step in when Thou dost think me worthy of the vision of the radiance and glory of Thy face. As Fire consumes, frankincense’s devotion melts my heart in my adoration for Thee and I am buoyed up by the hope that through Thy Fire and in Thy Fire will I see Thee with the eyes of faith, Ahura Mazda!

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