We read in the ancient Várshtmánßar commentary of the poetic gathas concerning Yasna 31.7 and the creation of the worlds:
About establishing the universe through spirit/mind (maínögíg dahishna), through the original thinking power of Ahúrmazd (fratüm minishna í Aúhrmazd;) The above passage relates to mañ.tá paöúrúyæ in the gathic original, “the pristine formulation through spirit/mind, and the original measuring.”
Ahúrmazd first creating the universe in mind/spirit (Aúhrmazd dám fratüm maínögíg ávöridan), and after passing/undergoing of the spiritual stage, the physical making of the existence (ud pass ham stih kardan;)
And establishing the worlds by Ahúrmazd in mind/spirit, (Ud madam-ich dahishna í Aúhrmazd dám pavan maínög,) then from that their formation in the physical form (fraz bréhínídan zyash öl stih;)
And the blending, molding of mind/spirit into the physical form, (ud maínög öl stih gú-míkhtan;)
And advancing the universe thereby, (ud padash dám rúbág-ínídan;)
And harboring Vohüman and Virtue into the creation through his seer will/wisdom (ud pavan zak í ölá khratü Vohüman aharáyíh baén dám mahmání-hastan,)
Thereby spearheading all the good creatures into purity and happiness, (padash harvispa dám í neek öl avížagíh ud aúrvakh-maníh zakhamí-hastan.)
We live in a universe which emerges from the interplay of consciousness and physical reality, the mental/spiritual and physical realms. According to the poetic gathas everything comes down to consciousness/mind, meaning that all things physical are reducible to mind energy.
Consciousness or minoo is not an accidental by-product of the physical realm but is the primary meaning/purpose of reality. All is based on mind/spirit and it is consciousness that is at the very core of physical reality. Each creature in the universe is a creature of mind/consciousness. Every particle in the universe, each star, each one of the countless galaxies, every world not yet discovered, is packed with consciousness/mind.
That mind energy is always flowing, spreading throughout the endless worlds. Consciousness/mind literally shapes our universe and reality.
There is a Spiritual Wisdom/Seer Will (khratü) who created the worlds and through his beautiful mind/Vohüman and Superb Virtues, holds them all together, (See the 2nd rhymed verse line of Yasna 31.7.)
I have enjoyed many of your posts – thank you kindly for your efforts. I am curious as to whether there are any worthy English translations of the origin texts?
Unfortunately almost all the English translations are either too old and product of missionaries or the modern ones are tainted by pseudo-intellectual thoughts and a forced attempt to import 20th century values in to the text.
So how can we learn the texts for ourselves? There are so little resources it is frustrating!
Many thanks for your efforts! I enjoy your posts thoroughly.
How did you manage to learn so much? Were you taught or did you learn yourself?
I really wish to learn more myself.
ah ok, thanks 🙂
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