Peremptory is the summons of death; none can resist it. When the hour sounds and death knocks at the door, nothing in the world can keep it out. Not priest, nor prince, nor peasant can ever retard the hour of death. Grim death is ever at man’s heels. It is closer to him than […]
Gift A Pictorial ‘Present’ Of Our Rich ‘Past’ On Navroz!
A compilation of over a hundred pictures depicting our rich Zoroastrian culture and heritage, ‘Like Sugar In Milk’ is a photographic compendium authored by Italian photojournalist, Majlend Bramo. Commencing this project back in 2014, 30-year-old Majlend states, “While working for the Florence based newspaper, ‘Corriere Della Sera’, I came across an Italian book by Terzani […]
Living the Zoroastrian Way Of Life – Part I
. One often hears Parsis say that they are proud of their religious roots. However, try asking the average Parsi in the street what it means to be a Zarathushtrian and you’re likely, at best, to hear the over-simplified and stereotyped message of, “Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds”. Though these principles form the […]
Man Eats To Live; He Lives Not To Eat
Man who eats not, has no strength to work for righteousness and fight against wickedness. Man must therefore eat. A healthy and a strong body is indispensable for the soul to live strenuous life upon the earth. Wholesome food is the first essential to prevent the body from languishing and to give it the necessary […]
Progress Is The Zoroastrian Watchword
Progress is the rule of life. Progressive movement is the law of the universe. Life presses on and onward in its incessant march. Life is progress. Progress is the glorious unfolding of the design of Providence. The world works out its great purpose and moves towards a definite goal. The history of the world is […]
Let Me Not Lack Will, O Mazda!
The man of character and the man of talents and the man of intellect accomplish great things in the world, but it is the man of resolute and indomitable and energetic will, that towers above all and works wonders. He rouses peoples from their lethargy, acquaints them with their latent powers, radiates a hopeful and […]
I Glory In Activity, Ahura Mazda!
“Up with your feet and up with your hands and keep your minds in readiness to do lawful and timely deeds and for the undoing of unlawful and untimely deeds,” exhorts us he who is Zarathushtra, Thy prophet, Ahura Mazda. Life, he says, is activity. Industry is a priceless virtue. An active life of hard […]
Bahman’s Blessings for Divine Wisdom
In the Zoroastrian calendar, the second day of every month as well as the eleventh month of every year is dedicated to Bahman Amshaspand. Bahman is the Persian form of the Pahlavi word Wahman and the original Avestan – Vohu Manah, a term which most scholars translate as the ‘Good Mind’, though there are more […]
Great Is The Dignity Of Work
It is never below the dignity of any one to work by his own hands, Ahura Mazda. There is no shame to put one’s hand at the plough, there is no shame to set one’s shoulder to the wheel, there is no shame to dig a trench, there is no shame to work as a […]
‘Shekaste Shekaste Shaitan!’
Zoroastrian religion is a monotheistic faith and Zoroastrians believe in one God – Ahura Mazda, the Wise Lord. He is also referred to as Dadar-e-gehan Daman or creator of the Universe. He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient; the fount of all things good and beautiful, all things wise and wonderful; He is just and good, […]
Tribute: Dasturji Kukadaru Saheb’s 186th Birth Anniversary
26th May, 2017 marks the 186th Birth Anniversary of one of our most revered, prayed-to and loved saints, Jamshedji Sohrabji Kukadaru Saheb. Known as the Zarthosti Saint of the 19th Century, Dasturji Kukadaru’s life is exemplary about unparalleled devotion to Ahura Mazda, Zarathustra and their beautiful creation – the Mazdayasni-Zarthosti Religion. Born on 26th May, […]