Monthly Archives: August 2011

Yasna 26.4 and the fivefold division of being/becoming/existence


According to Avestá or the book of “unknown wisdom;” being/becoming/existence is divided into 5 dimensions: ahü, daäná, baóðá, urván and fra.vashí ahü is the same as ás; the first element in the norse term æsir. ahü is the “GLOWING ENERGY,” … Continue reading

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Why does the parsi nauvrooz fall in summer instead of the first day of spring???


In light of the auspicious parsi new year falling on or about August 19th, the question arises why the difference??? Shall not “nauvrooz” begin with the vernal equinox, according to the ancient Avestan calendar??? The answer is yes, according to … Continue reading

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yathá ahü vairyö, the most sacred mánthrá, the blueprint of creation


Copyright: @2011 Ardeshir Farahmand ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. … Continue reading

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Vis o Rāmin; a possible major contributor to the story of Tristan and Isolde???


VIS O RĀMIN, is an 11th-century Persian verse romance by Gorgāni,  This amazing verse romance is a witness to Iranian Pre-Islamic mores and literary production, and has ensured Gorgāni’s position, along with Ferdowsi, as one of the two most significant … Continue reading

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ashem vohü/ashem vohuu; the second most sacred manthra;


Copyright: @2011 Ardeshir Farahmand ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. … Continue reading

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