Religions are a like

An orchard where

Delicious sumptuous

Fruit trees abound

Each “fruit tree” is unique

In Nature with

Different shapes &

Sizes are found

When they start

To “ripen”

It gets rid of the

“Foul smell that abounds”


Religion is not muttering

Mambo Jumbo from the

Prayer book or

Visiting Atash Behrams

Or agiaries

Nor praying near the

Holy Fire

Or for that matter

Performing religious ceremonies

But, its on’s thoughts

Words Deeds that counts


Zoroastrianism is a

Religion which gives

One the Choice

To lead one’s life

The way one wants

But, apparently there

Always be Bad rotten apples

Misleading innocent  in the name

Of our Religion.


Religion is not

A mound of clay

To be twisted turned

Inside out  as well

Abused in anyway

It’s a road map

For you to renounce evil

And stay away



Religion teaches one

To do no evil, hear no evil

And speak no evil

Yet gossip, hypocrisy

Dog us every step of the way!!!


Listen to no one

Just use one’s

Power of Reasoning

These “ignorants'”

Do not have any power

As to who gets to go

To the land of Dreams



I respect all religions

I give my hands to many

But  my heart to one



Choicest Happiness

Farida Bamji

Sept 20th 2021
















  • Farida,
    Wonderful poem! Captures the spirit of religious practice! Just a few days ago I received the attached on WhatsApp from a friend. It captures the same spirit so I wanted to share it with you, and thank you for your poetic contributions!
    Do you Pray? I loved this interpretation of Prayer.

    What is a prayer?

    Prayer doesn’t only happen when we kneel or put our hands together and expect things from God…

    Thinking positive and wishing good for others is a prayer.
    When you hug a friend. That’s a prayer.
    When you cook something to nourish family and friends. That’s a prayer.
    When we send off your near and dear ones and say, ‘drive safely’ or ‘be safe’. That’s a prayer.
    When you are helping someone in need by giving your time and energy. You are praying.
    When you forgive someone sincerely by your heart. That is prayer.
    Prayer is a vibration. A feeling. A thought.
    Prayer is the voice of love, friendship, and genuine relationships.
    Prayer is an expression of your silent being..✍

    Prayer is NOT just Burburing without understanding.

  • Thank you.

  • Absolutely right

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