March 19, 2018

Nowruz, the Renewal of Heartaches for Iranians

Boroujerdi, the founder of monotheism without borders, congratulates the celebration of traditional Nowruz to all Iranians in our deprived and oppressed homeland, and our dear compatriots throughout the world, as well as all those who celebrate this day in the neighbouring countries and in the entire world.
This national celebration belongs to all those who celebrate and appreciate it, however, it is a real pity that the joy of Iranians in the homeland has become tainted with sadness due to poverty, grief due to discrimination, tears due to violence, and sighs of insecurity, moans of untreated pain, and anguish due to endless suffering and difficult times, which are pouring on the defenceless, wandering and the concerned people in our sacred country.

For the overwhelming majority of our compatriots, the place of the Holy Book on the Haftsin table (=arrangement of seven symbolic items starting with the letter ”S” traditionally displayed at Nowruz)  has been replaced with the unfulfilled vows that were made, the boycotted promises; instead of placing the books attributed to the Lord, and instead of a container filled with water, there is drought and lack of water, and the small candle that had a special emotional significance has turned into a burning fire consuming the hearts of the underprivileged. The garlic (seer in Farsi= symbol of contentment and not to invade the rights of others) on this table is now bearing the message of being tired of life. At a place where people are blessed with the privilege of having the best conditions in terms of natural resources and underground reservoirs, yet they are living in the worst financial and economic conditions; can a nation who is constantly mourning the plundering of its inherited capital, and has never attained its deserved rights, show happiness and eat sweets and drink, while all the preoccupations resulting from the pressures on their lives have deprived them of the possibility of having a peaceful mind and enjoying their lives?  
Boroujerdi, the Founder of Monotheism without Borders
Iran, Tehran, Under Constant Surveillance,
March 2018

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