Yasna 28.3 based on the ancient commentary


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I am your own (literally from your woven fabric) ashavahisht, (asha is brilliance, excellence, virtue)
vohüman without a beginning, the original (I am from your own self;) {vohüman is the awe-inspiring, superb, wondrous spirit/mind}

Ahúrmazd and the embodiment of his qualities (their own shall I be;) whose godly powers are inexhaustible (whose kingship over/through the Auspicious Immortals is firm, stately;

she also, that is the serene flow of thoughts, is the giver of verdure, increase, growth (Her own shall I be;)
she comes to me with much joy when invoked (when I invoke her tangible manifestation she comes towards me with great happiness.)

ýé váv ashá úfyání
kih shümá ashavahishtö khvísh (báfte) hasténd

I am your own (literally from your woven fabric) ashavahisht (asha is brilliance, excellence, virtue)

úfyání comes from the root vaf; Old Norse vefa, German weben, Dutch weven, Farsi báftan, Proto Indo European webh, “to weave”

manas-chá vohü apaöúr.vím
vohümanöich fratüm (kü pah khvíshí shümá éstém)

vohüman without a beginning, the original (I am from your own self)

vohüman is the awe-inspiring, superb, wondrous mind of GD. The epithet apaöúr.vím in the poetic gathas is identical to apaúruṣeya in the Vedas; “without a beginning, first cause.” In the poetic gathas apaöúr.vím refers to the awe-inspiring, superb mind of GD (vohüman) and implies that the mind/wisdom of GD has no beginning and is co-eternal within Ahurmazd. The Auspicious Immortals are facets of the brilliant,wondrous mind of GD and are therefore eternal, with no beginning. The ancient commentaries connect the above rhymed verse line to Yasna 39.3.
In the Vedic religion, the term is used to describe the Vedic manthras, implying that the Vedas are not authored by any agency and are co-eternal with the wisdom of the divine.

mazdánm-chá ahúrem
Ahúrmazdöich (ash khvísh hasténd)

Ahúrmazd and the embodiment of his qualities (their own shall I be;)

The ancient commentaries link the above rhymed verse line to Yasna 30.9, 2nd rhymed verse line, Yasna 31.4, 1st rhymed verse line; where the talk is of Mazda (Genius, Foresight) and his Ahúras/powers supreme; and Yasna 33.14, 2nd rhymed verse line where there the talk is of the prime gifts of vohüman, the awe-inspiring, superb mind of GD.

ýaæibyö khshathrem-chá aghžaón.vam.nem
kish án öshán khüdáyíh pah a-nizár vindishníh (küsh pádisháhí avar ameshö-spendánö stavar/buzürg)

whose godly powers are inexhaustible (whose kingship over/through the Auspicious Immortals is firm, stately;

Khshathrá, Sanskrit kshatrá, Old Norse styra; is to guide the course of a vehicle, rule, steer. Amesha Spentas are inexhaustible godly powers that steer, navigate the voyage of spirit/mind; and are the eternal facets of the awe-inspiring, brilliant mind of Ahúrmazd, called vohüman.

varedaití ármaitísh
ü ham várishn dádár Spenta-armaiti (ash khvísh hasténd)

she also, that is the auspicious flow of thoughts, is the giver of verdure, increase, growth (Her own shall I be;)

ár-maití is made up of two parts; ár meaning “serene flow” maití “to meditate, think, reflect.” ár-maití is the “serene flow of thoughts, calm meditation.”

á möi rafeðrái zavéñg jasatá
án man pah rámishnö pah khvánishn raseed (kih tanö án khvánand ma rá pah rámishnö avar ü raseed)

she comes to me with much joy when invoked (when I invoke her tangible manifestation she comes towards me with great happiness.)

ardeshir

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One Response to Yasna 28.3 based on the ancient commentary

  1. rainlightningwind says:

    Hello,

    I am curious as to whether there is anything similar to Brahmacharya in Zoroastrian texts? or Norse for that matter… knowing of some strong connections between these things…

    Kind regards,

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