Yasna 51.15 based on the ancient commentary


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Yasna 51.15

The prize of (me who am) Zarathushtra

Is the choice of the magnificent spirits foremost (pairing with greatest works)

 

In the abode of music/songs of the god-powers, ahúras

Mazda came as first

 

This your awe-inspiring, superb mind (vohüman)

Through excellence/luminosity gives the taste of good fortune, advantage (that is it realizes success/speed through betterment, progress)

hyat míždem zarathushtrö

mozd kih zarthusht hast.am

The prize of (me who am) Zarathushtra

maga.vabyö cöisht pará

avö mínavadán chásham pish (pah hávand Kirfakí)

Is the choice of the magnificent spirits foremost (pairing with greatest works)

Cöisht; “choose, seek out” Old English ceosan, Old High German kiosan, Old Norse kjosa, original meaning is “to taste, relish, savor,” other derived meangs are “to perceive, understand, have insight”

Pará; “at the front, before in time, rank, position” Old English fore, Old High German fora, Old Frisian fara, German vor, Old Norse fyrr from Proto Indo European pr-, from root per

garö demánæ ahúrö

kü avö garödmánö ahúrmazd

In the abode of music/songs of the god-powers, ahúras

Compare with Ásgard, Ásgarðr, Ásgarður; “home/abode of the æsir” in Norse Mythology

mazdáv jasat paöúrúyö

rasad (vel ání) pish

Mazda came as first

Jasat from jam; Vedic gamaiti, “go, walk, step, come”

Paöúrúyö: “first, earliest, the original,” It also means “the most prominent, excellent.” Mazda is the Gd of wisdom and foresight, the Gd of discovery, mind voyage and imagination.

tá vé vohü man.ang.há

án í shümá vohümanö

This your awe-inspiring, superb mind (vohüman)

Vé; “You” Compare with Latin vos, French vous,

ashái-chá saváish chivíshí

pah aharáyí südö cháshid (kü süd pah frárünöí vádünyin)

Through excellence/luminosity gives the taste of good fortune, advantage (that is  it realizes success/speed through betterment, progress)

saváish from savá; “speed, success, swiftness, prosperity, good fortune, advantage” Compare with Proto Indo European spe-“ to succeed, thrive, prosper” Sanskrit sphayate “increase,” Old High German spuot “success,” Church Slavonic spechu “endeavor, to set oneself in motion” Lithuanian speju to have leisure”).

chivíshí from chi; “choose, seek out” Old English ceosan, Old High German kiosan, Old Norse kjosa, Also “to taste, relish, savor,”

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One Response to Yasna 51.15 based on the ancient commentary

  1. John Easter says:

    Great article!

    Ahura Mazda is primordial. Not the two Mainyus/Manahs.

    “Mazda came as first”
    “mazdáv jasat paöúrúyö”

    “Jasat from jam; Vedic gamaiti, “go, walk, step, come””

    “Paöúrúyö: “first, earliest, the original,” It also means “the most prominent, excellent.” Mazda is the Gd of wisdom and foresight, the Gd of discovery, mind voyage and imagination.”

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