Monthly Archives: June 2010

To make true/realize wonder & beauty; ashá/artá, Vedic ŗtá


“ashá” is a fascinating concept in Zarathushtra’s teachings, and is the most repeated in the enchanting Gathas or the poetic songs of the seer/prophet. Yasna 27.14 or “ashem vohü” manthra is dedicated to ashá, and is the second most effective … Continue reading

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What is truth/asha and the meaning of “ashem vohü” manthra???


If a child tells you a beautiful dream, a wonderful story in which he/she has many wonderful powers and all things are amazing. If you tell him that life ought to be just like that, and it will be like … Continue reading

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Armaiti, the Perfect Contemplation, the Genius of Earth


The declaration of faith for the Zoroastrians is contained in Yasna 12. There are 72 Yasnas or adorations and they constitute the holiest part of the “Avesta” or the book of unknown wisdom.We read in Yasna 12.2; “We have intelligently … Continue reading

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Zarathushtra, a rishi, a prophet/seer, a traveler


Zarathushtra calls himself in the poetic gathas, in the second line of  Yasna 31.5, an “ereshish.” The Avestan “ereshish” is the same as Sanskrit “rishi” and O.E. arisan/risan, O.S. arisan, Goth. urreisan, P.Gmc. us-risanan, O.N. risa; Ger. reisen “to travel,” … Continue reading

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The enchanting doctrine of the Auspicious Immortals


Ameshá Speñtá is a beautiful gathic concept of profound importance. It refers to the eternal spirits of ahurmazd or aspects of his wit/profound understanding/mind/spirit. The term appears in the poetic Gathas as “Mazdá and his power supremes or ahurás/plural,” (See … Continue reading

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Fravashis, Divine Speech, Novel Ideas and Progress/Growth


The first month of the Zoroastrian calendar is named after the “fravashis,” and April 8th is the feast of the “fravashis in the Zoroastrian calendar. The beautiful concept of “Fravashi” is truly unique to Zoroastrianism, and has its roots first … Continue reading

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Sraóshá, Inspiration, Intuitive Feelings and Divine Poetry


To us Zoroastrians Sraóshá or the “angel of inspiration” is very dear. Sraóshá comes from the root “sru;” to hear O.E. hyran, O.Fris. hora, Du. horen, Ger. hören, to hear, listen, to notice, feel. The vedas or the books of … Continue reading

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Daäná, spiritual insight, din and religion


In the poetic gathas and avesta the sacred writings of the zoroastrians ; we encounter the concept of “daäná,” a term that has been translated as “religion” in most translations. “daäná” is related to Lithuanian “diena;” O.C.S. “dini,” Polish. “dzien,” … Continue reading

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The Buddhist, Vedantic and Zoroastrian Conceptions of the World


1. In Buddhism the world is an illusion, a field of suffering due to ignorance. The one and right thing to do is to to get out of this delusion as soon as possible and to dissolve into the original … Continue reading

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Mazdyasna a Spiritual Wisdom, NOT a Proselytising Religion


Anyone familiar with the Zoroastrian religion is aware that the issue of conversion or the C word as we call it, is the most contentious issue in our community. It is a sensitive subject and emotions run real high when … Continue reading

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