Date: Dec 5, 2007 5:26 AM
Subject: Why SHOULD WE PRAY even if we can't understand a single word
of our prayers
To: TZML <TraditionalZarathushtris@yahoogroups.com>
This is very inspiring and true.
Tehemton B. Adenwalla
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Why SHOULD WE PRAY even if we can't understand a single word of our prayers ?
I RECEIVED THIS AS AN E-MAIL FROM SOMEONE and am presenting this to
you , in my way, - feel free to throw it , you know where , if it does
not appeal to you ; if it does , send it to others and a copy to me.
An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson.
Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading
from his KHORDEH-AVESTA . His grandson wanted to be just like him and
tried to imitate him in every way he could.
One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the KHORDEH-AVESTA
. just like you , but I don't understand it . What good does reading
the KHORDEH-AVESTA do ? "
The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and
replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a
basket of water."
The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got
back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to
move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with
the basket to try again. Every time the boy ran faster, but again the
basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he went to
get a bucket instead. The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of
water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough;
try again " .
The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he
reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he
said, "See Grandpa, it's useless ! " "So you think it is useless ? "
The old man said, "Look at the basket."
The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the
basket was different. It had been transformed f rom a dirty old coal
basket and was now clean, inside and out.
"Son, that's what happens when you read the KHORDEH-AVESTA. You might
not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will
changed, inside and out. That is the work of Daadaar Ahuramazda in our lives."
"Celebrate Life. Care for others and share whatever you have with
those less fortunate than you. Broaden your vision, for the whole
world belongs to you."
FAITH CAN TAKE US PLACES.