Class started with 3 oms
We had a great pleasure to have guest speaker, Katy to come and share a short presentation to class on Zorastrianism.
Students enjoyed the class and the presentation. Of course our students had a very good questions to ask and get the answers too.
Here are some of the Amazing things we learnt:
The faith Zorastrianism is believed to be originated about 3000 years ago in Iran. They believe in one God Ahura Mazda.
Ahura=mighty,lord Mazda= wisdom.
Symbol : Fire.
The presenter shared with us a story about Milk and sugar. About 1400 years ago,Iran was attacked by Foreigners and some people moved to Gujarat, India.
Milk and sugar story: when the Zorastrian people came to the king of Gujarat, the king showed them a glass filled with milk and told them that we are already full and there is no space for others. Then one Zorastrian (priest) took some sugar and mixed with the milk in the glass. Like the sugar mixed with the milk and brought sweetness to the milk, we the zorastrians also will be like sugar and get mixed with the people of India and add to the sweetness. The King felt very happy and gave them permission to settle down in Gujarat, India.
The Faravahar is one of the vital symbols in the Zoroastrian religion. Each part of the faravahar has a significant meaning.
1)The Faravahar’s face represents the face of human being, and therefore shows a connection to mankind.
2) The faravahar has two wings, each of which has three main feathers. The feathers indicate three things, “good thoughts”, “good words”, and “good deeds.”which are at the same time motive of flight and advancement.
3)The lower part also consists of three parts. The meaning of these three feathers are opposite to that of the wings. The represent “bad thoughts,” “bad words,” and “bad deeds.” This will bring misery and misfortune to humans.
4) There are two loops on the Faravahar. One on each side. They represent “Sepanta Minu,” and “Ankareh Minu.” The former is directed toward the face and the latter is located at the back. It indicates to us that we must look forward for the good in life, and turn away from the bad.
5) There is a circle in the middle of the Faravahar’s trunk. This symbol indicates that our spirit is in a way endless, having neither a beginning, nor an end.
6) One of the hands on the Faravahar points upwards, showing that we have to struggle to prosper.
7) The other hand holds a ring. Some interpreters consider that it is perceived as the ring of covenant. This ring represents loyalty and faithfulness
Fire is the symbol of Zoroastrianism. Fire—along with water—are seen as symbols of purity in Zoroastrian religion.
Zoroastrian places of worship are sometimes called fire temples. Each fire temple contains an altar with an eternal flame that burns continuously and is never extinguished.
They pray 5 times a day.
Here is the link to the presentation.
The faravahar has two wings, each of which has three main feathers. The feathers indicate three things, “good thoughts”, “good words”, and “good deeds.”which are at the same time motive of flight and advancement.
please have good thoughts, words and deeds and come and share with us how you flew upwards with the feathers of good thoughts,good words and good deeds.
Here are some pics .
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PARENTS:
1. We would like all the students to be on time by 3.25pm we are staring the class by 3.30pm.
Class room door closes at 3.30pm.
If any students come late they have to wait outside the door till we finish prayers and meditation.
2. As a parent your responsibility to check the home work ( life application ) which we give them to follow through while week.
Once you as a parent commit to the follow up with your kids the results are impactful.
3. Treat this spiritual learning as a beautiful foundation to your kids who are the future generations of leaders.
Swami has given us the opportunity to be the part of this huge responsibility. Let’s stand up to build this great future leaders.