07. Girbhavas No Chanto
(Seeking forgiveness for promises made prior to birth)
When a child is conceived in a mothers womb it has a soul. In this state the soul is fully aware of its origin, its destination and the purpose of its life on earth, i.e. what it has to do in this life to advance to the next stage in its quest for salvation. Prior to birth, the soul promises to live according to the farmans of Hazar Imam. As we grow up, we become engulfed in worldly affairs and tend to forget our purpose in this life. Moreover, we do not always live according to the farmans. This Chanta is taken to seek forgiveness for not having fulfilled our original promise. It also reminds us of the importance of living our lives according to the teachings of our faith and the farmans of Hazar Imam.