BANAMEH AHURA MAZDA
FROM: MEHER AMALSAD, WESTMINSTER, CALIFORNIA, USA
IN HONOR OF ZARATHUSHTRA
We are not only what we eat
Recently, there is prevailing wave of Z-Emotion, which is radiating that:
Our Community is dead, not buried yet.
It is getting persecuted, not executed yet.
We are facing an ASIAN INVASION!
And guess what? !!!
BY OUR OWN PEOPLE !!!
Are we building bridges or burning bridges?
Are we UNITED or getting UNTIED because the “I” has shifted?
We've gone through the SHAKE-UP
& the WAKE-UP.
“DESH TOH UP-NA HO GAYA HEH LAY-KIN LOGH PARA-YEH HO GAAYEH” ???
translated: Do we want a DIFFERENT community inhabited by people of
INDIFFERENT attitude towards each other?
So... ARE WE ROWING OR ROCKING OUR COMMUNITY BOAT???
My daughter Anahita was 3-years old when one day I was talking to her about the season of joy and peace during Christmas time.
To which she remarked:
What a wise piece of advice!!!
Likewise, many people throw away the Christmas Spirit along with the Christmas Tree.
"Love is what's in the room
with you at Christmas
(NOTE: SILENT & LISTEN HAVE THE SAME LETTERS)
(May be there is a reason for
As two people were planting a bomb, one asked the other:
What happens if this bomb explodes while we are planting it?
To which the other responded:
Don’t worry; I have a second one ready to go.
We don’t need additional bombs to throw at others because the first one has already caused enough destruction.
We need to stop planting bombs that are detonating on ourselves.
A wise person once said:
Not to speak ill of another requires
I recognize that all this communal
bombing is taking place in the name of LOVE FOR
THE RELIGION between the SENIOR GENERATION
and the FUTURE GENERATION
Not realizing the difference between
BECOMING A ZARATHUSHTI
It takes a SPECIAL PERSON
LET THAT SPECIAL ONE BE YOU!
SO… HOW DO WE BRIDGE THESE
that having a communal problem does not mean community will not work.
It simply means community will require some work.
And only when we choose to work with love that we will love our work towards creating unity within diversity in our community.
So, before we take a stand let us make sure that we understand
We have a Senior Generation who I admire because they display a notable characteristic:
Booreh Bazoo Baal Puckay, Purr Himmat Hai Jahvan Reh
Suchaee Pay Aat-aal Khureh Yeh Bun-deh Hai Kamal Reh.
Loosely translated: These remarkable people are standing on the grounds of integrity with youth-like vigor in spite of oldish arms and whitish hair because they truly love their religion.
On the other hand, we are raising a Future Generation who dont want to go along just to get along.
They are seeking flexibility within the context of:
What we dont permit, we prohibit
What we dont prohibit, we permit.
It is because they want to be interesting and interested; stimulating and stimulated.
They believe that spirituality is not threatened but strengthened by an inquiring mind.
They want to reflect with a kind mind, not a blind mind.
They want a communal feeling of
HOME: A PLACE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL YOU.
So, how can we keep the Senior and the Future Generations together in the same communal home?
The first thing is to recognize that the cosmetics of the home could change but the foundation does not have to, in order to accommodate
Furthermore, before we choose to discriminate, we need to first contemplate, with a reflective mind, a kind heart and an enlightening spirit.
We need to exercise the spirit of
NAMASTE: THE SOUL IN ME HONORS THE SOUL IN YOU.
With that in mind, let us examine what I call the LADDER FOUNDATION.
People build the ladder of success, which others use to climb.
While some prefer to keep the foundation intact others choose to make a shift to create a balance for themselves.
It is when we choose to remove the foundation that the equilibrium is disturbed and we end up in a floating state.
The Senior Generation does not want to see our community in a floating state while the Future Generation is choosing to create a shift in the foundation of our communal ladder.
It is because it is easier to hold a ladder that is grounded rather than the one that is floating.
On the other hand the Future Generation recognizes that either the climbing angle of the ladder or the size of the ladder has to change if we were to climb a growing communal building to ascertain continuous measurable improvement.
And if we dont accommodate that change then we will end up in a state of stalemate.
It is because the past should be a spring board, not a hardboard.
Thus, for communal progress, both Generations owe each other the courtesy of respect and trust.
The Future Generation has to extend the courtesy of respect to the Senior Generation.
The Senior Generation has to extend the courtesy of trust to the Future Generation.
It is in this special handshake that we can transform a starving community into a striving community.
As we make this handshake the Future Generation must recognize not to create a shift that could tilt the ladder in a horizontal position --- floating state or ground zero
A possible scenario where we can all end up getting grounded to the bones.
It is because the Senior Generation has dedicated their lives to build this ladder of communal success and we ALL owe it to them for not only to preserve the dignity but also honor the integrity of their laudable sacrifices.
For this MARRIAGE OF THE GENERATIONS to take place, both parties need to fully recognize that
YOU CANT TAKE SOMEONE TO THE ALTAR TO ALTER THEM.
we need to create a PARENT-CHILD relationship
in which the CHILD says:
Mom/Dad, I may not believe in everything you do
BUT I DO BELIEVE IN YOU
And that’s how we will be able to further beautify the FACE of our community with a FAITH-LIFT.
A faith that will lift, shift and uplift the consciousness of our Senior Generation as well as our Future Generation.
A faith that will allow the Future Generation to LOOK UP AND THINK UP AS THEY GROW UP.
And a faith that will inspire them to abide by the wisdom in the axiom:
TOO AGAR KAI-DA
MAH REH-SAY TOH FAI-DA MAH REH-SAY.
And in doing so, we will transform the personal waves of adversity into the communal ocean of prosperity.
will change the dimension of our communal consciousness from
MAY IZZUT HAI
INSTEAD OF KHUNJAR OR TALVAR
There is no HOPE
We say: Lets INVENT it
IN IT LIES THE SPIRIT OF Z-PHILOSOPHY
In the spirit of LIFE
be with you and your family.
2007, Meher Amalsad, Author of Bread For the Head
miss you so much
I am a child of God
One is All, and All is One
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