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HUMANITY VS ZOROASTRIANISM 2

Violence to the right of me

Violence to the left me

Surrounded by violence

Screwing Humanity

 

Do not listen to gossip

Ignore what people

Say about you

Design your own life

Look for good in

Every situation

Develop an attitude

For gratitude

Laugh more

Once its past

Let it go!

 

Everything is temporary

Thoughts emotions people scenery

Do not become attached to it

Just flow with it

 

There are rewards

As well consequence

I am myself is

Not above the Law

Trying to make  sense

By fixing the flaw

 

Nobody knows too much

Or to little

As they say

Nobody has

Monopoly over wisdom

As nobody is right or wrong

 

Zoroastrianism preaches

Kindness Tolerance Equality

Treat people with Respect

No matter who she/he be

Add a dash of love as

Well understanding

Uphold the law of Dignity

 

Choicest Happiness

Farida

 

 

 

 

END…..

As Shakespeare once quoted

“All the world’s a stage”

We  are all actors

End misogyny patriarchy

discrimination inequality

stereotypes racism bigotry

If one want  to live

In a free safe happy society

 

Your focus on

Hating yesterday

Is killing your

Opportunity to

Love tomorrow

(Gary Vaynerchuk)

 

No matter how

Talented educated

Or rich you are

One takes nothing when

We leave this earth

How you treat people

Ultimately tells all

“Cause one becomes

Ultimately a  pile of dust

 

Keeping people

Behind “barb Wires”

Isn’t solving anything

Let the knowledge run free

Let people decide for themselves

Let them live and breath free.

 

Turning deaf ears is

To the Prophet’s message

And pretending to be

His follower

Praying the Gathas

From end to end

Isn’t that mockery?

As  well as sacrilege?

 

None of you are higher

Nor the anointed ones

Wearing priestly robes

Will never earn respect

So many of you have lost respect

Forget Ahura Mazda

Finally  He will meet your soul

At the “Gate”

That’s when you realize

Your biggest mistake!

 

Choicest Happiness

Farida

 

PRAYERS FOR PEACE

 

To all the

innocent victims

I offer my sincere condolences

As well deepest sympathies

Praying may there sweet

Innocent souls rest

In eternal peace

 

For all the survivors

it must be gut wrenching

Causing excruciating pain

Wondering when one shall

See there loved again?

 

I do hope you have

Learn’t your lesson

Shutting the blinds

As well as the drapes

And fencing us in

Does not bring peace

But hatred Racism

Discriminatory Bigotry instead

 

No amount of tears shed

Is going bring

The loved ones back

So, accept, tolerate

Treat people with respect

Understanding as well as dignity

In the end Peace can return

To  every community

All over the world

Whether it be a Hindu Muslim

Sikh Jewish  Ba’hai Christian or

A Zoroastrian one

 

Farida

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Insolence

A real leader is someone who gives a damn about you…..anonymous

This quote fits very aptly where some of our Z leaders are concerned

 

Inspite of Zoroastrianism

Dwindling away

Yet the attitude

Is Laissez faire

Let the Religion crumble

To dust

Why do do we care?

 

“As long as people

Idolize  us

Put  put us on a pedestal

Fan our Ego  and Pride

Proudly claiming:

We have nothing to hide”

 

You should be barred

From practicing the religion

Including performing rituals

To all of you who are setting

A very  bad example

Of course unless you are

Hand in hand with the Devil

 

I will never idolize

Nor ever have respect

If one cannot preach

If one cannot guide us

On the Right Path

It`s a slap in Ahura Mazda`s face.

 

 

Choicest Happiness

Farida

 

PS Don’t Deny it. It;s the Truth

 

 

Unite to Fight Hatred ( Not Giving in) 2l

The golden age,the silver

And the bronze, have all gone by

And the heroes who fought at Troy

And mankind is now in the iron age

And ” will never cease by day or night

From weariness and woe”– Hesiod

Reminds me of our

Beloved Asho Zarathushtra

Who put His own life on the line

For all of  human kind

Your Faith can move mountains

And your doubts can create them

Stick to your faith

Listen to no one

If one is a true Zoroastrian

I am not your “brother’s keeper”

Guarding the gates of Heaven

Or  for that matter Hell

I believe to each their own

Only Ahura Mazda can foretell

 Strutting into the Place of Worship

Praying mumbo jumbo

Near the Holy Fire

Expecting Him

To grant you boons?

(You must be kidding)

Alas! He is not all pleased

Au contraire He is more than

Displeased.

I am not showing off

My prowess in Poetry

But trying to bring sense

Following the rules

LIke meek little lambs

Is not going to guarantee

A place in Heaven or hell

But using one’s

Power of Reasoning

Will be the stupid

Bigoted Fatwa’s undoing

Choicest Blessings

Farida

TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS 2

Always Hope

But never expect

Cause what you

Pray for you

Ain`t gonna get

He may hear you

Loud and clear

Choose to ignore

Testing your Faith

If one is sincere

You can beg as

Well as plead

Even go on

Bended knees

Even one

Happen to make a deal

If He chooses

He will ignore

Your pleas

Just `cause

Prayers don`t get answred

Don`t mean to go Temple hopping

If our efficacious prayers

Do not answer the call

One has to have

Patience after all.

He is trying and testing you

Putting you through a

“Ring of Fire

Even if it means

Your cause is dire

So have in our

Efficacious Prayers

They will lead one

Right up to “His Gate”

Choicest Happiness

Farida

Happy Mother’s Day!

STAMPEDE OF STUPID 2

The title I chose

May have crossed the line

Knowingly deliberately

 Screwing a Pristine Religion

That is “yours & mine”

Tho’ we don’t  own the religion

‘It’s a universal religion

That’s the uniqueness of

Zoroastrianism

What a hooplah was created

With the extension of

The Railway line

Passing under the

Sacred Atash Behrams

Did one ever stop

Pause and think?

If the Zoroastrians 

Ever became a Vanishing Breed

Who is ever going to come?

What will ever become of them

( Sacred Atash Behrams)

So get one’s priorities straight

Don’t live in one’s cocoon

Open one’s mind

Take some “fresh air in”

Atash Behrams can be built

The Sacred Fire consecrated

But, the only one’s missing

Will be the Zoroastrians in it

Choicest Happiness

Farida

BORN FREE!


” I ask you to  judge me by the enemies I have made” FDR.

It seems some Scholars

As well Religious leaders

Have become “Lion tamers

Holding Zoroastrian women

In cages by not treating

Them with respect

As well dignity

As though they are

Circus animals

I can almost hear

Asho Zarathushtra say:

“I am not impressed by your

Money position  or titles

But I am impressed by

 how one treats others`

The attitude towards women

Has to change

By wearing priestly robes

Performing ceremonies

Praying near the Holy Fire

Is sheer mere Sacrilege.

Rise Up Ye Women folk

Take destiny in your own hands

And stop acting like meek little lambs.

Great Leaders do not

Set out to be a leader

They set out to make

A make difference

Its never about the role

Always about the goal

(Lisa Haisha)

PS Heed the message

Choicest Happiness

Farida

POWER OF A WOMAN


One is aware of the saying

“Woman has her wiles“

She can bring about total ruin

Or make one smile

Cleopatra ( Queen of Egypt)

Brought about the

Destruction of Rome

So too you can

Bring about change

Where there is no hope

Do not underestimate

The power of a woman

Whether she be of

Any religion

She doesn’t have

To bow to human egoistic  men’s dictates

Which are total & utter disgrace

The “people” who practice

Racism Discrimination & Bigotry

Should be ones to be excommunicated

As they are to our religion

A utter  total disgrace

Staying silent is emboldening them

Enabling them to Subjugate many more

Have a spine

Stand up & take back

One’s religion

In which one was born

They may dictate terms to you

You should know

We have No Rules

One may be married

To a Non-Zoroastrian

You are still  Zoroastrian to boot

Asho Zarathushtra it seemed

Sacrificed His Life for nothing

Apparently to His Message

We are deaf dumb & blind

As we continue down

Slippery slope

This beautiful religion

Will be lost to all human kind

Lastly:

Do not let them intimidate you

Go on practicing your religion

One does not have

To go to a Fire Temple

To light the Light & pray

One can do it in the

Comforts of your home

That is the Zoroastrian Way

Follow what one thinks its best

Let the Power of Prayers

Take care of the rest.

Farida Bamji

The Good The Bad and The Ugly2

“Truth and Trust are

Two pillars of relationships

If you don’t trust a person

You won’t speak the  Truth

If you don’t say the truth

The person won’t trust you”

Mentor is someone who sees your potential even when others don’t, and helps to bring it out in you, someone who believes in you and wants you to succeed.

A New Year has dawned

“Not a soul is stirring

Not even a mouse”

Everything is quiet

Through the “House”?

Don’t you all like to

Right the wrong?

Do justice to Asho Zarathuhstra?

Which includes His Divine Message?

I truly must state that’s committing

Total & utter sacrilege!

I am not a zealot nor a bigot

Trying to bring some sense

To the people who call

Themselves Zoroastrians

Followers of Asho Zarathushtra

Give up your Sudreh Kushti

And stop going to Fire Temples

or pray near the Holy Fiire

When you guys cannot

Follow a message so simple

Of Humata Hukta Harvarshta

Please stop being a hypocrite

And proudly declare that

“We are Racist as well

Misogynist Including

Narsistic.

Choicest Happiness

Farida

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