Thou, Ahura Mazda, hast put love of one’s country in every human breast. Thou hast made the land of his birth dear to man. Airyana Vaeja, the stemland of the Aryans, was the best of all lands, says the Vendidad, that thou didst create. Airyana, Iran became the primitive fatherland of our ancestors… Here was […]
Let Me Live My Time Aright
Zrvan Akarana, ‘Boundless Time’, ever was with Ahura Mazda. Infinite alone is time in this finite world. Time knows no birth. It ever was and it ever shall be. Time rolls its incessant course. The caravan of Time is ever on the forward move. Never does it turn backward. Countless are its stages on the […]
Let ‘Trust Flats’ Not Become ‘Tryst Properties’
Over the past few months, the BPP’s renewed and assertive efforts – to retrieve Trust flats, in Parsi colonies and establishments under its purview, which are being wrongly kept unused yet locked by some Parsi beneficiaries – is bearing fruit. In a heartening and much appreciated turn of events, a number of such ‘holiday flats’, […]
Let Me Make A Name For Me In My Life
On his wedding day, is invoked upon the bridegroom, the blessing that he may make a name for himself greater than one made by his father for himself. Thy devotee beseeches Thee through Thy fire, that Thou shouldst help him to win name and fame for himself in life. In the rock inscriptions at Mount […]
Let Me Not Forget Thee When Fortune Smiles On Me, Ahura Mazda!
Thou, Ahura Mazda, didst desire me to follow Thee faithfully. But forgetfulness fell upon me and I failed Thee. The stately swan arches his neck with majestic pride. Drunk with the pride of my prosperity and sitting in the lap of luxury, I fluttered from pleasure to pleasure, basking in the joys of frivolous life, […]
Let Me Fight And Live Down My Misfortunes
The farmer knows not what the year will bring forth on his field. Men know not what will befall them. Many a misfortune comes upon men unawares. When fortune plays them false, difficulties assault them from all sides and dangers come from all directions. Life heaps woe upon woe on them. Misfortune weighs heavily upon […]
Upping The Happiness Quotient
As children it only took a lollypop or video game to bring that smile back to our face. It was so easy to be happy. Small things made us happy, but with time, we move the goal posts. It takes a balance of successful careers, relationships, financial security and other determinants to make us happy. […]
Quest for Ushta – Happiness!
In 1776, the introduction to America’s ‘Declaration of Independence’ proclaimed, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Closer to home and almost two centuries later, the doyen […]
Sports: Cultivating Positivity And Happiness
. Gujarat’s Glory – ARZAN NAGWASWALLA Parsi Cricketing prodigy Arzan Nagwaswalla is the toast of the Community, rising from the junior ranks and now cementing his place in the senior Gujarat Cricket Team. His talent has won accolades and his golden moment arrived sooner than he imagined. During the recently concluded Ranji Trophy season when […]
Happiness – Then And Now
That one man scorned and covered with scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star Man, by and large is an optimistic creature. He lives and dreams of achieving happiness even when he is stuck in the depths of the worst circumstances. Yet, as the above lines by Miguel […]
Let Not Anger Enslave Me, Ahura Mazda!
Aeshma, the Demon of Wrath, is the impetuous assailant of man. He stirs up strife and hostility and spreads discord and disturbances. Anger breeds vindictiveness and revenge. When anger puts man out of his wits, he is all on fire with excitement. He flies to anger, flings prudence to the winds and forgets himself. His […]