Little Sparks from the Anvil

“Accept nothing unless you can give an equivalent in return,” is a principle governing all planetary life.

The Mazdaznan teaches religion from a universal point of view emerging into individuality. Recognition of the All and realization of the One is its principle.

Strange as it may seem, the Mazdaznan recognizes no authority other than God — and God in All.

Mazdaznan is the only system that claims no God, no creed, no textbook, no authority. Mazdaznan lives it all.

The unbeliever says, “there is no God;” the Believer claims “there is a God,” and in their controversy neither can get into the presence of God. For a Maz­daznan it is enough to see them quarrel and call out “my God,” which the others can never comprehend, for they lack the sense of knowledge and understanding.

Not with belief in creeds and dogma, and the con­fession with our lips and our hearts far from God, but “with deeds” that follow us throughout all life cycles we prove the “presence of God.”

The Mazdaznan is an institution that surpasses in age anything known to antiquity and yet it was pos­sible for the philosophy, religion, science and sociology taught by that system to come down to our generation pure and undefiled.

The infallible textbook of the Mazdaznan, to which believer and unbeliever alike must resort for substantia­tion of their claims, is the Open Book of Nature, to be interpreted in accordance to the innermost desires of one's own heart. The reference book is a life of ex­periences pure and undefiled. The law is the one of love to God, and the commandment like unto it, “Love thy neighbor as thyself,’’ and “Do unto others as thou wouldst wish to be done by.’’

“Mine is the earth and the fulness thereof,’’ and as a child of God I am an heir to the wealth of God’s do­minion. “There is plenty and to spare.’’

If remarks made by your neighbors against you affect you it is because of some truth back of them. If you leave them unnoticed they will be dispersed as chaff before the winds, and your accusers will come to naught.

Only when we “take to heart” the unpleasant things spoken of us by our neighbors, we will suffer and perpetuate conditions of trouble, while if considering the source of gossip rather than gossip itself, we shall be charitable enough to treat the gossiper with silent contempt.

NEVER yield to temptations placed before you and laid in your path by those about you, but be de­termined to hold your own, always remembering that you are big enough to decide for your ownself irrespec­tive of suggestions. You may be thought odd, yet it is better to be odds than ends.

Religious and Political Liberty.

WE are supposed to have perfect freedom of thought and speech, religious, political and otherwise, and yet, if we do not entertain our neighbor’s opinions, views and belief we are ostracised from his association. There is contradiction and inconsistency in our claims. We marvel about the existing inharmony between nations, tribes, societies and families. We plead for abolishment of crime, cruelty, class distinction and injustice, yet at the same time we are determined to have it brought about in our own way, inconsiderate as to a possible infringement upon the rights of individuals thinking otherwise.

That old preconceived idea of “free agency” has rooted itself well into our hearts, which guarantees us a will of our own — not be used. To live a life of duplicity is the consequence of such doctrine and “diplomacy” is a close friend. What a sad condition it must be to lead a life of slavery and yet be compelled to confess it an “exercised liberty” — of one’s own free will and choice. Had we common sense and sound reason we would naturally accord equal recognition to every individual, thereby removing all thoughts of differences. The expression of our ideas is as much characteristic of our being as the ideas expressed by others. After all, they are merely ideas, expressing conditions of time according to the desires of the heart and the demands of the mind.

As the grass draws from out the atmosphere elements peculiar to its own kind, and the tree gathers unto itself from the soil, the air and the sunshine elementary conditions suitable for the perpetuation of its species, so does man form unto himself ideas from that realm of thought most appealing to his nature. That which does not agree with the make-up of a plant is not attracted by it, and although drawn into its system, it will not be retained for any length of time. Just so the human being. When we shall have sense enough to know when we have enough reason to decide as to the advisability of our reaching out for ideas, we shall have recognized that to every being comes what he seeketh in its own due time. That opportunities to learn and to know are ever before us, and that we merely need to take advantage of them and make use of them in as far as our capabilities correspond with our abilities. Recognizing the same right for every individual, we shall be able to continue to live in peace individually and prosper collectively.

from US Mazdaznan Magazine 1903 March p. 20

What Is MAZDAZNAN Breath and Health Culture?

IT is the only method of breathing that has for its object the restoration of the nervous system to perfect regeneration thereby insuring normal organic action, conducive to perfect health.
A mind, conscious of its functional needs, and tranquil upon all occasions, well-centered and concentrated, and with perfect control of will, directing everything for its own individual good and at all times polarized, enjoys a state of perfect health and understands rythmic breathing. Since all life becomes conscious of existence through the breath, this breath when properly directed will accomplish everything that our mind may desire.

Breath Culture Studies

The Importance of Breathing.
NOT only in our present day but from time immemorial, the wise, awakened to their better self, have attempted to fathom the secret of life and in their anxiety for the truth, delved into the very bosom of nature with the purpose in view of finding a key with which to unlock the mystery of man’s destiny. The more observant we become, profiting by the experiences gained and applying them to the conditions of our being as we follow the course of investigation, the more readily we shall perceive that life and manifestation of life is a continuous perpetuity of inspirational revelation or inbreathing and outbreathing, involution and evolution.
The more we get an understanding of the power of breath and its importance in the perpetuation of one’s own species, the sooner we shall become conscious of a factor that decides our happiness and our woes in accordance to the power or ability of directing vibrations. The peculiarities of individuals may be determined by the lengths and depths of the breaths taken, as well as by the attitude of the body when breathing. Thus even the life of the manifesting existence or length of days, may be determined by one’s breath and breathing. Not the size or weight of a body or its muscles decide the ability of being, but the activity of the functions.

What Can We Eat?

THIS is a question asked and handed to us at our classes or even in our meetings more than a thousand times out of three hundred and sixty-five days. Again and again it is answered, and those who have advanced a little beyond it in the Mazdaznan studies oftentimes forget that there was a time when they asked the very same question and now wonder at our patience in answering the same many times over during the day. We love to answer the question, and every one who has caught the Mazdaznan spirit will do the same.



GA-LLAMA is a term used by the Mazdaznan to de signate the substance contained in the air we breathe during waking hours, and has for its purpose to perpetuate the existence of the individual cell of our composite frame by virtue of its centralizing the intelligence to the respective individual cell. With the concentration of mind upon the breath, we take into our form Ga-Llama, the centralizing Life-principle,— Ga- (centralizing) Llama (Life-principle).

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