Museum of World Religions (MWR)
Brief report on MWR
Who raised the consciousness of all humanity to One Divine?…….. Zarathushtra.
Who was the first Great Poet of epics even before the Mahabharata?…….Zarathushtra.
Who was the one who revealed the attributes of the Almighty?………….Zarathushtra.
Can we ask why His name, His deeds, His wisdom is not recognised amongst the Greatest.
This was my feeble attempt to take up the project of representing “The Religion of
Zarathushtra” in the Museum of World Religions.
Observe the writing on the main board, The Religion of Zarathushtra is not mentioned.
It broke my heart. I was persistent in my attempts. It finally paid of.
The Religion of Zarathushtra is now represented in the Museum of World Religions.
The Dharma Master Hsin (heart) Tao (the way), originated the idea of the museum of world religions. A way to show the beauty of all religions. The museum is not just a collection of artefacts, it employs modern technology to reveal the truth in every religion. It is a living breathing entity, that can stir the visitors heart. His dream is to create a world Global body of Tolerance, Love and Peace.
MWR Decennial Celebrations, were celebrated on Nov. 9th, 2011, with affection, pomp, style and genuine Taiwanese hospitality. May I mention here that the Taiwanese people are one of the most affectionate people in the whole world.
The Master’s message was “…. nothing is impossible for a true heart.” His life proves it. He laid stress on the plans for the next ten years. He invited experts from all over the world to share their ideas and make his dream of having numerous museum of religions in major centres of the world. There is one group whose plans are already on the way for making one in Birmingham, UK. I believe the Zoroastrians are involved. There are hopes for museums mushrooming in India, Middle East, China etc.
The MWR authorities were kind enough to inaugurate the display of our Zarathushtrian stand in this event. Over a 100, 000 people local & foreign visit every year. It will give our religion a much needed exposure.
An international symposium on: How to create a Museum of World Religions was held. Many experts gave their views. The hope is that the symposium will be the starting point of strengthening collaborations of similar ventures between various countries and cultures.
As with all births, there were birth pangs in starting a venture like this. Sometimes it looked like an impossible task. One lady came to the rescue. Her name is Alison Liu. She is the Asst. Curator of the museum. She took up the task. The global Zarathushtrian community owes her a lot for her devoted effort to our cause.
Finally the day arrived. The Religion of Zarathushtra is now represented in the Museum of World Religions.
Many, many Zarathushtrians helped from all over the world, one way or another. This is truly a Zrathushtrians United effort.
…… Perviz Dubash