Mehrfar, Dr. Khosro
time was ticking away. Most of the nations of the world celebrated the
beginning of the new millennium all over the planet in major cities with
songs full of joy and promises. Ironically, the symphony performing in
Bethlehem and the surrounding areas the birthplace and holy shrines of the 3
major religions of the world with the same Abrahamic root was the acclaimed
composition of the late German composer, Richard Strauss. Was it a
coincidence or was it intentional? It was a symbolic gesture as to the
future of our tiny planet and where we may be heading in the new millennium.
Strauss composed his masterpiece that is internationally known as the
“Splendid of God” based on Frederick Nietzsche's book “Thus Sprauch
Zarathsuhtra”. He adapted the title of Nietzsche's book for his
composition, and thus gave a vocal representation to the contents of the
book. For me, as a believer in the universal framework of Zarathushtra,
which was laid out in his grand vision, about 4000 years ago and so aptly
manifested in his ever-lasting, ever-fresh Gathas, it was a confirming
moment was an affirmation of a conviction that based on the very essence of
the Zarathsuhtra’s messages, ethical forces of perfection and progressions
are at work and are leading us to that ideal world. The world that we shall
all be a part of in love and affection, in caring and passion, in joy and
sorrow. A new world for us and generations to come.
moment was a reflection of a belief system that is built upon the
ever-lasting principles of “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds”. It was
a time to realize that, the progression of our human society about 6.8
billion strong is towards, enlightenment, understanding and knowledge. It
was about realizing the current state of human accomplishments and trying to
make progress to even higher grounds. This precious moment was an
affirmation to respecting the nature and this tiny planet we call mother
Earth, a place to preserve, cherish and prosper
moment was about the state of Humanity with all its Good and Evil. It was
about the principle of “Freedom of Choice” so powerfully and so eloquently
advocated by Zarathushtra, in many pages of his Gathas. A principle so
profound in Zarathushtra’s vision that a baby born into a Zarathushtrian
family who have been faithful for millennia, is not considered
Zarathushtrian, until he/she reaches an age to “Ponder and Think” about the
belief and then either “Choose” or “Not to Choose” it.
moment was a point in time, to prove that we are moving towards the wisdom
based on knowledge and understanding and away from prejudice, bigotry and
superstitions. It was a time to tell us all, that the new world to come,
wants all her citizens to be equal in all rights. There will be no
divisions among citizens of the new world. This world will not and cannot
be divided into two camps of masters and slaves, Men and Women.
was a proof that, we all are here to help God who knows nothing but Good, to
make a better world in many different ways that each one of us can. It was
a proof that eventually Good will pay off and evil will go down to defeat.
<<It was about this remarkable statement that the most famous physicist or
perhaps most famous scientist of the last century delivered. A remarkable
statement in one of his speech, which in my personal opinion resembles the
basics of the Zarathushtra’s vision. When asked about his idea and belief
on religion, Albert Einstein this great scientist of the 20th
"The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain
it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the
fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving
after rational knowledge."
Zarathushtrianism, there exists no such thing as a “Blind Faith”. There is no
“Fear of Death” neither “Fear of Life”. All is based on logic and morals.
The vision is based on an ethical and rational progression towards
perfection of knowledge and humanity.
faithful moment in
for me, was about the “Law of Righteousness”, or “Ultimate Truth”, one of
the most fundamentals of Zarathushtra’s vision. It reminded me of the great
works of Steven Hawking of
and the amazing resemblance between what Zarathushtra called “Ultimate
Truth” and what Hawking called “Remarkable Truth”, which for the sake of
reference, I have presented it below. "Where do we come from?
How did the universe begin? Why is the
universe the way it is? How will it end?”
All my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and
have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked
at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started
to wonder what makes the universe exist. The questions are clear, and
deceptively simple. But the answers have always seemed well beyond our
reach. Until now.
The ideas, which had grown over two thousand years of observation, have had
to be radically revised. In less than a hundred years, we have found a new
way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we
now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of
millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. And our galaxy itself is just
one of billions of galaxies, in a universe that is expanding. But this is
far from the end of a long history of inquiry. Many more questions remain
to be answered, before we can hope to have a complete picture of the
universe we live in.
want you to share my excitement at the discoveries, past and present, which
have revolutionized the way we think. From the Big Bang to black holes, from
dark matter to a possible Big Crunch, our image of the universe today is
full of strange sounding ideas, and remarkable truths. The story of how we
arrived at this picture is the story of learning to understand what we see."
is the collection of these moments as proof that beneath the “Supreme
Intellectuality” of Zarathushtra’s God, Ahura Mazda, there are divine
attributes that collectively bring about the all Goodness of “Supreme
it was a moment to once again, prove it is the “Universalism of
Zarathushtra” that is conquering the hearts and capturing the minds of all
citizens of the world who happen to know him, read his manifest, ponder on
his philosophy, analyze his doctrine and choose for themselves free of any
pre-built dogma or prejudice what each one of them think is the best for the
ethical and rational progression of our human society towards perfection.
And, the time is ticking away taking us to where we all will be one with the
God of Zarathushtra, the God of all Good, Bliss and Happiness.