A Manual of Khshnoom

The Zoroastrian Occult Knowledge

by Phiroz Nasarvanji Tavaria | 1971 | 160,667 words

An introduction to the mysteries of Khshnoom, an ancient occult movement. Khshnoom stands for 'Divine' or 'Spiritual' knowledge and originated from Zarathushtra. This book contains knowledge not to be found in Zoroastrian religious works. The second part contains documentaion of the life of Prophet Zarathushtra....

Supplement No. 6

Staota Yasna, the Supremest Seed of the Universe

The term Staota Yasna occurs throughout the Avesta in Gathas Yasna 30; in Meher, Farvardin, Ashishvangh and other Yashts; in Avan Nyaesh and Hadokht Nask; 2, in Yasna 54, 58 etc., and in different places in Visparad.

In Visparad; 23,1 it is stated:

"Vahishta chithra yazamaide ya Staota Yasnya,"

which means:

"We attune ourselves with the most excellent FUNDAMENTA (lit., seeds) viz., those of Staota Yasna i.e., of the laws of attunement relating to colours produced by vibrations".

"We see From this most beautiful sentence which gives in an aphorism the original Law of Creation - the law of vibrations which gave rise to the manifestation of the Entire Universe visible and unseen."

(p.16 "The Rationale of Zoroastrian Rituals" by P. S. Masani).

It (Staota Yasna) is the fundamental and sublimest law for the creation of the Universe brought into operation right from the consciousness of Ahu, the Light of lights, the absolute One in oneness. Technically speaking, when any luminous consciousness or intelligence issues vibrations by its Mithra, thought forces, and performs the ceremony (Yasna) of attuning itself with the natural fire-energy (Manthra) possessed by it, colours visible or unseen are produced.

In Avan Nyaesh; 8, we come across the words "Staota Yasnya Sravayeni" meaning 'I may sing Staota Yasna'. With regard to this Staota Yasna the learned Ervad Kanga says in footnote:

"It (Staota Yasna) is the Avesta name of one of the 21 Nasks of our holy religion. It is called "Satud Yasht", in Pahlavi. It is eulogized in Yasna 71. Staota Yasna literally means 'Yazashne (Yasna) deserving praise'. Ordinarily this name is applied to the five Ha (chapters) of the Gathas and to the seven Ha of Yasna Haptanghaiti"

Thus we see that Staota Yasna is not at all understood in philology and the above literal meaning 'Yazashne deserving praise' carries no intelligible sense, while the Khshnoomic exposition that it is a technical term, and means 'the Law of Vibrationary Colours pertaining to the origin of the Universe', is clearly and immediately understandable. In science also it is known that the diffusion of vibrations created Sound, Light, Colours, Heat etc.

'Staota Yasyna Sravayeni' means "I may sing Staota Yasna". Being unaware of the invisible colours produced by the Law of Vibrations in singing the sublime Manthra (holy Spells), philological scholars believe that the above sentence merely refers to the singing of the five Ha of Gatha and seven Ha of Yasna Haptanghaiti, but they do not know why Staota Yasna should be recited with a tune. The vibrations of the most sublime spells of Avesta Manthra create extremely exquisite, invisible colours. The holy Prophet has formulated the Avesta Manthra on the law of this Staota Yasna and it is enjoined to recite them musically because it is intended to cause beneficent effect in atmosphere.

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