Monajat – Bandagi before sleeping


Monajat – Bandagi before retiring to bed at night

O dadgar daadaar, tamari khoobi chhe apaar,

 Tame kidha humne paeda tumne yaad karye sadaa,

 Shoo jaanwar ke zaad, shoo dariya ke pahaad,

 Tame sarvena saaheb tame pote chheo gaayab.

 Tame bakshyo hamne jaan, tame didhoo sukhnu daan.

 Dadar tame ek, malek tame nek

 upkar chhe tamaro moto, abhaar maanu chhu apaar

 O daadgar daadaar tamaro chhe abhaar.

Courtesy : Zenobia & Marzban Giara

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The Poor Woodcutter and the Royal Jashan


The Sasanian king Anushiravan- e Adel
(Khosrow I) always held a great Jashan, on Nowruz day. The mobeds and all the
people of Iran were invited to attend. A poor
woodcutter in a far away village, not knowing of the king’s Royal Jashan, was
very anxious to have a Jashan performed in his meager dwelling. Being too poor
to buy the requisites for the ceremony, he broke down the front door of his
house and sold it as firewood. He requested an old lame priest from a
neighboring village to perform the ritual. Collecting the fresh spring flowers
and some fruits, and carrying the old priest on his own back, he had the Jashan
performed in his own house. He knew naught of the splendor, pomp and ceremony of
the Jashan at the Royal Palace .

In a dream that night, Yazata Sraosha told Anushiravan- e Adel that in
the court of Ahura Mazda it was noted that the jashan performed by a poor
subject of the nation was higher than his Royal Jashan. This strange dream
disturbed the monarch, who ordered his empire searched to find the man who had
not attended the Royal Jashan. His soldiers found the man and brought him,
quaking in his shoes, into the king’s presence. The poor wood-cutter trembling
with fear truthfully narrated that he had merely done his duty as a Zarathushti
to perform a Jashan in his home that day. Anushiravan was a just and merciful
monarch. Instead of punishing the old woodcutter for disobeying the royal
invitation and failing to attend the Royal Jashan, he rewarded him
amply!

From Mazdayasni Connection 2006
spring Edition

Courtesy : Firdosh K Sukhia

Patram Pushpam Phalam Toyam Yo Me Bhaktya Prayacchati; Tadaham   Bhaktyupahritamasan ami Prayatatmanah”
 
Translation:  ” Whoever offers a leaf, a flower, a fruit or even water with devotion, that I accept, offered as it is with a loving heart“. [1]
Courtesy : K.F.Keravala

Reference:
[1] Lord Krishna, Holy Geeta (Chapter 9 Verse 26.)

9/11 Unity Walk


2010 Unity Walk – June 8 Launch Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, June 8 for a planning meeting to launch the 6th annual Unity Walk – scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2010.

This year’s theme “Building Peace by Serving Each Other”  builds on last year’s focus on service, as the Unity Walk continues to empower diverse individuals to come together for dialogue and volunteer opportunities.  Participants are invited to visit a variety of religious congregations for open houses and celebrations located along Washington, DC’s picturesque Embassy Row. Stay tuned for more instructions and details on location of the meeting.

June 26 – Unity Walk to Launch Pilot Program

We are looking for enthusiastic youth to participate in a pilot initiative in the Washington, D.C. area that empowers high school students from diverse backgrounds to become leaders in interfaith dialogue and service.  In partnership with ML Resources Social Vision, a venture philanthropy that invests in innovative initiatives, the Interfaith Youth Action Group (IYAG) will build on previous efforts by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faiths Act Fellows and the Interfaith Youth Core.

IYAG has four main objectives:

GUIDE selected Youth Action members (also known as the leadership core) to design year-long community service initiatives with both a global and local expression, using the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as their platform.

EMPOWER and build capacity of these youth members to become leaders and role models in their respective faith communities and schools.

FOSTER dialogue among participants on issues of faith, ethnicity, and race.

CREATE momentum and deliver impact of these efforts in the Washington, D.C. area.

If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact Meg Poole, 9/11 Unity Walk at meg@911unitywalk.org .

To find out more, visit www.911UnityWalk.org 

Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

Vacancies for Hostel


M.N. SETT CHARITIES BOYS’ HOSTEL
160, MODY STREET, NEAR FORT MARKET, ~.
FORT, MUMBAI – 400 001.
ONLY FEW VACANCIES FOR HOSTEL
ACCOMMODATION (DORMITORY TYPE) WITH ALL
NECESSARY AMENITIES IS AVAILABLE FOR
ACADEMIC YEAR JUNE ‘2010 TO 2011′ AT VERY
NOMINAL CHARGE FOR DESERVING OUTSTATION
PARSI BOYS STUDENTS ADMITTED / STUDYING AT
ANY COLLEGE OR INSTITUTION IN MUMBAI.
RECOGNIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND I OR
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY (FREE FOR REALLY
DESERVING STUDENTS).
ONLY BONAFIED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT
IMMEDIATELY FOR APPLICATION FORMS AT THE
ABOVE ADDRESS OR ON TEL .. NO. 22659224
HOSTEL SUPERINTENDENT / 22626763 TRUST
OFF-ICE BETWEEN 10.30 A.M. TO 12.30 P.M.
ADMISSIONS ARE·SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE
TRUSTEES.
sd/-
A. K. COOPER’
(SECRETARY)

Essentials of Zoroastrianism – Global Live Webinar Series


Pa Nam- I Yazdan  In the Name of One Supreme God Ahura Mazda

***Tune in from the comfort of your home***

Essentials of Zoroastrianism – Global Live Webinar Series

Date and Time of the Webinar as per popular locations

Location Local time
San Diego (U.S.A. – California) Saturday, 29 May 2010 at 8:30:00 PM
Brisbane (Australia – Queensland) Sunday, 30 May 2010 at 1:30:00 PM
Auckland (New Zealand) Sunday, 30 May 2010 at 3:30:00 PM
New York (U.S.A. – New York) Saturday, 29 May 2010 at 11:30:00 PM
London (U.K. – England) Sunday, 30 May 2010 at 4:30:00 AM
Toronto (Canada – Ontario) Saturday, 29 May 2010 at 11:30:00 PM
Mumbai (India – Maharashtra) Sunday, 30 May 2010 at 9:00:00 AM

For all other time zone press link ® http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Webinar Link below (To be clicked 5-10 minutes prior to the event)

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http://AttendThisEvent.com/?eventid=12937521

Hi Everyone

Please mark your calendars for some important dates above when we host our live webinar for all global Zoroastrians.  I am absolutely enthusiastic to share some amazing content that is going to benefit you in your daily life.  Please click the link 5-10 minutes prior to the webinar to ensure your get your spot as I am expecting high numbers this time.

http://AttendThisEvent.com/?eventid=12937521

After communicating with Zoroastrians frequently, I am surprised that a vast majority of people are unaware of what is the meaning of our powerful manthras, the relevance of Sudreh Kusti.  You could be missing out on benefits in areas of your life that you could not even be aware of.  I would therefore encourage you to tune in for this all important webinar, with your family and learn the eternal truths of our divine faith.

In this webinar you will learn:

ü The Importance of Sudreh Kusti in your daily life

ü The scientific truths of human thought and emotions

ü How our prayers have a positive effect on every area of your life

ü Why Mazdayasni Zarthosti Din is called “Science of all Sciences”

ü Basic meaning of Kusti prayer and how it positively impacts your mind, body and spirit

ü Your role as a global Mazdayasni Zoroastrian

ü Your purpose and journey here

I will share with you how easy it is for you to implement these basic and simple principles in your everyday life that will benefit you and your near and dear ones.

I look forward to welcoming you and please do an awesome deed by sharing this email and the webinar link with all your Mazdayasni Zarthosti friends and family.

Sending you and your family energy of Tandrosti and abundance.

Dainaz S Illava

“In 5 years you will become the sum total of the THOUGHTS you will think, the WORDS you will speak and the DEEDS YOU will do.” What would you choose?

Zarthosht No Deeso


Zarthosht No Deeso

A Day to Rededicate Ourselves to His Message of Spreading Happiness

By Noshir H. Dadrawala

Just as Roj Khurdad of Mah Fravardin is traditionally celebrated as Khurdad saal – the day when Asho Zarathushtra was born; Roj Khurshed of Mah Dae is observed as Zarathosht no Deeso – the day on which our dear Prophet Zarathushtra passed away from this material world to the spiritual world.

Click Here to read the full article

Blood required urgently


4 donors required for ‘O’ Negative blood group on Monday, 24 May 2010 between 9am and 1 pm at the Asian Heart Institute, Bandra Kurla Complex.

To and fro taxi fare will be reimbursed if required  . Please call on 9821214280 and confirm pls.

Patient – Firdosh Buchia, DPC resident.

Courtesy : Shireen DAVAR

Appeal – Mazgaon Agiary


Fund Raising / Donation for Mazgaon Agiary (the Batliwalla / Anjuman Fire Temple

Dear Zarathushti friends,

We have received an appeal from the Trustees of the Batliwalla / Anjuman Agiary from Mazgaon.

This is a sincere appeal for funds and the trustees have also suggested a money-box collection scheme where a group of people can gather and collect funds.

The appeal letters of the Trustees are in the enclosed PDF file attached herewith.  Appeal_Mazgaon Agiyary

We are also sending beneath the original letter which was sent by Mrs Zaver Bomanbehram, and it describes the efforts put in by Mrs Kashmira Homi Cooper. Perhaps this is for Parsis who are based in North America. Thank you Mrs Bomanbehram.

Please respond to the trustees’ appeal by making a donation (if you can) or assist in raising funds for this historic agiary.

Sincerely

TZML Admins

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Folks:

We have been requested to network with our friends, as Mazgaon Agiary is requesting your Critical Financial Assistance to support their Maintenance Program. This Maintenance is a genuine requirement known to Karishma Mirpuri and her family. This particular Agiary is in the proximity of Karishma’s home in Mazgaon, Mumbai and has supported many Parsi Families for generations! !

May be now it is our turn to consider a PAY BACK!!

Enclosed is the Official Request Form from the Mazgaon Agiary Trustees.

To ensure seamless Financial Integrity for this monumental responsibility, Karishma and Sunil have agreed to undertake the Reconcilement of Funds Collections Cummulatively in North America; to transfer of the Funds to Agiary Trustees and to provide a Tax Exemption Receipt to the individual Donors. If you directly provide your donation or by walk-ins; kindly keep us informed also, to receive your Receipt.

To streamline Mazgaon Agiary Funds Collection Process at a Central Location, please send your generous donation checks in any currency, as indicated in the enclosure to:

Kashmira Homi Cooper

157-25 Rose Avenue,

Flushing, New York 11355.

Tel #: 718-762-0295.

Feel free to forward this Appeal to your friends & families Worldwide, so that we can deliver significant Financial Assistance for this Agiary.   

As you know for the Fire Temple; no amount is too small or too large!!!!

Thanking you.

Best wishes,

Kashmira & Homi Cooper.