Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ármaiti “melodious flow of thoughts and ideas, perfect meditation”


In the seasonal Avestan calendar, February 18 marks the feast day of Speñtá Ármaiti. It is a kind of the Zoroastrian earth and woman day. Ármaiti is one of the Immortals. In poetic allegory, Ármaiti is the daughter of Mazdá … Continue reading

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Yazatás “adorable god beings” to adore and unite with


In Zoroastrianism Yazatás are adorable god powers. Yazatá comes from the root yaz “to honor as holy, adore, worship.” The Avestan root yaz “to adore, fuse, unite” is the same as Graeco-Aryan root *yag’, Vedic yaj-, Old Persian yad- Greek házesthai … Continue reading

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Yasna “burning desire/intense longing” to manifest and create


YASNA is the name given to the 72 holiest hymns, the foremost god invocations in the Zoroastrian worship. The word Yasná comes from the root yas/ya and means “intense desire, fervent wish, yearning.” The ancient commentary translates it as xvastan. … Continue reading

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The worship of the sun, moon, stars, fire and all the good creation


Zoroastrianism teaches that the countless spiritual and material worlds are made of the same substance as God. Mazdá Ahûrá creates the infinite worlds from his “own self,” (xweš xwadîh) from his own essence of “mind energy and passionate bright will … Continue reading

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Dualism in Zoroastrianism and why Goodness is independent of evil


Dualism in Zoroastrianism and why Goodness is independent of evil Before we examine dualism in Zoroastrianism, I shall emphasize that the ancient Zoroastrian religion like any other philosophy and/or religion must be understood on its own terms and context. To … Continue reading

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