Friday, December 16, 2011
From: Rustom C Chothia
Date: 12/15/2011 7:23:17 PM
Subject: Zarathusti = Parsi
Reading your mails I have one comment to make.
We cannot keep tearing to pieces the translations and the extant Scriptures.
Firstly they were destroyed twice. What we have left today is just one nask
and some fragments of other nasks.
Disputing Sahib's word is nothing less than a sin.
His teachings are quite clear to any sensible person.
The controversies created are manmade.
They come from 2 sources:
1) a lack of Faith.
Our prayers and His Teachings are divinely inspired.
So as the saying goes: IF YOU HAVE FAITH NO EXPLANATION IS
NECESSARY WHILE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE FAITH,
NO EXPLANATION IS POSSIBLE.
PRAYER AND LOVE FOR GOD EMANATE FROM THE HEART.
Some main controversies people harp upon are:
1. Conversion - Dasturji Mirza, and Pervin Mistry (To name only 2)have given
answers quoting scripture, chapter and verse.
2. Intermarriage - This is nothing but selective conversion which will wipe us off the
face of the earth in 3+ generations.
3. Dokhmenashini or other means of disposal. - There are no two ways about this.
The extant Scriptures are clear on this. No defiling nature.
4. Why people of other faiths cannot enter our Fire Temples.-
For the same reason no non-Muslim cannot enter the whole city of Mecca.
For the same reason no non Hindu cannot enter the Jagganath Temple in Orissa,
and some Temples in South India.
For the same reason that non Christians cannot enter certain coptic churches.
Let us all discard our egos and bow down in humility and pray from our heart
whatever is in our Scriptures.
Remember "A MAN CONVINCED AGAINST HIS WILL, IS OF THE SAME OPINION STILL"
Let us not question the word of GOD.