What is Mazdaznan?
It is one of the oldest and most comprehensive System of Body and Mind Culture ever devised by man or revealed by God.
Mazdaznan is a message and revelation that comes to meet the call of the world. For this reason it is not confined to any particular groove or limited to any particular platform. First of all it is the "the thot that masters all things for good."
Mazdaznan reveals to us origin, purpose and destiny; reminds us that "self-preservation is the first law in nature," and that health is one of our assets which is due in accordance with laws of nature, and we need not beg for health, strength, vitality, vim, gumption, energy, power and the many more attributes of the physical side of life. If robbed of all these requisites necessary to make life worth living, we have to arise in all our majesty and set out to regain what is ours by birthright.
Mazdaznan is an educational system based upon the fixed laws of regeneration. Once familiar with the modus operandi of the creative energy and the graduations of evolutionary processes, man may know with absolute certainty the momentum which determines his destiny. To correct, modify and adjust the planetary and gestative influences which mark uncertainties in the daily walks of life is the aim of every thinking man. That time may prove profitable, Mazdaznan offers to mankind a plan of redemption.
What does the word Mazdaznan mean?
Mazdaznan is a compound word of Mazda and znan, the latter an abbreviation of yasnian. Mazda itself is the highest ideal of man or Supreme Thought,which is God with His innumerable synonymous attributes, while yasnianstands for worshiper who most masterly performs his religious or conscious duty. Thus, in short, Mazda is Thought and znan is Master, or Master Thought.
Where is it from?
From out of the depths of the Infinite Source, founded upon experience and observation as guided by intuition and reason, embracing every essential truth upon which all the systems of religion, philosophy, science and sociology are based.
Who is it for?
For you and for me, and every other intelligent, thinking individual whose aim in life is Health, Happiness and Success, which are requisites essential unto perfection.
How can one attain to this?
By devoting just a fraction of one's spare time to the exercise of the incomparable Mazdaznan practices, which teachings come to one and all irrespective of creed, caste or color, and are expounded in regular courses without obligation, money or price.
What guarantee is given to the student?
The unfolding and developing of your own individuality—the highest, the noblest and the best that is within you—body, mind, soul and spirit—and thus by saving yourself from sickness, ignorance and error you learn to "Stand alone and—Mind your own." In this way you not only unfold all your attributes, endowments, gifts and talents unto the realization of higher attainments and better ends, turning the Daily Walks of Life into a continuous sweet, melodious Song with all the Objects in Nature for an accomplished Accompaniment, but at the same time contribute to the commonwealth one more member who has emerged from blind egoism, shallowness and narrow selfishness into that enlightened altruism and broad service for humanity on which the ultimate salvation of Society depends; in short, by redeeming yourself from inherited tendencies and ancestral ties of past antiquity, physically and morally, you do your just part toward annihilation of class consciousness and learn that "I am here upon this earth to reclaim the earth; to turn the deserts into a paradise, a paradise most suitable unto God and His Associates to dwell therein."
What is my obligation to Mazdaznan for these wonderful instructions?
None other than that of proving yourself an irreproachable character and an honor to the commonwealth: to be considerate, reasonable, logical, discriminative, deductive, just, and to religiously follow regime, method, rhythm and duty, prompted by respectful obedience and interest, giving honor to whom honor is due and giving God (Principle) the glory, as there is no authority greater than God and no religion higher than Truth.
Is not Mazdaznan a cult?
It is neither cult, sect, creed nor denomination; it is absolutely free from the influence of authoritative institutions, or any man or set of men. In the stricter sense the Associates impart the knowledge of Life they possess unto the world in general, and feel that they have done their just share and part towards the world's progress.
May I ask what information I am to expect in these lessons?
It is impossible to enumerate all the subjects touched upon in the first course, which consists of six lessons, but we wish to mention a small number of them which must interest an intelligent mind, namely: Self-Culture, Power of Mind over Matter, Will, Determination, Tenacity, Rhythmic Breathing. Determination of the length of life of the individual as calculated by breath and brain capacity; development of man's seven lower and five higher senses—mental and spiritual; Ga-Llama (the centralizing life principle permeating all atmospheric space); Ganglionic action of the nervous system and its relation to the heart, disclosing the abode of man's soul, ego, spirit; Memory, memnotechnics, sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, feeling and intuition.
When my studies are finished what am I expected to do?
To live the Simple Life by practicing and demonstrating the truth and value of every Good Thought, Good Word and Good Deed, that others may see the light and follow in the footsteps of a Perfect Life.
What does Mazdaznan stand for?
For True Individualism united with Determinationalism.
What is the object of Mazdaznan in giving its work free, demanding no obligation from pupils?
Its object is to have the declaration realized, viz.: "Glory to God in the highest, Peace on earth, Prosperity to all mankind!"
Will Mazdaznan interfere with my religion or business?
Most assuredly not. Mazdaznan is not destructive but instructive and constructive. Mazdaznan is a Mission which seeks no adherents but desires to mend the broken link of kinship.