# Zoroastrianism

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## INTRODUCTION

Zoroastrianism was the first monotheistic religion. Zarathushtra was the first Zoroastrian prophet who is said to have written the Song of Zarathushtra, the Gatas. The main moral for this religion today practiced by Zoroastrians around the world is “Good thoughts, Good deeds”

About the Zoroastrian Persian King, we can be read in  2 Chronicles 36:22-23

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,  Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:

All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May the Lord his God be with him, and let him go up!”

# INDEX

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## Books

Gathas, the Holy Songs of Zarathushtra

A good friend of mine introduced me to Zoroastrism and helped me get this book.

www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2017/09/26/being-interreligious/#Gathas

## Life

“The purpose in life is to “be among those who renew the world. To make the world progress towards perfection. Its basic maxims include: Humata, Hukhta, Huvarshta, which mean: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.” ( wiki )

Scan from my book  from song 47, vers 1-3

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## Afterlife

http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/death/index.htm explains most of this issue. It says among others:

“The soul remains in the vicinity of the body for three days and nights after the person has passed away.”

“At the dawn of the fourth day, the soul is guided to the bridge of judgment and separation, chinvat peretum (later called chinvat pol)”

“The Zoroastrians of Yazd, Iran, hold that since they know the fate of the soul and spirit after death, there is no mourning when a loved one dies – only celebration. Their memorial stones state the date of a person’s passing from this existence to the next, as the date of that person’s second birth.”

“When all is said and done, the soul receives in the afterlife what it has given out in this life. In other words, the soul creates its heaven or hell, both of which are a state of spiritual existence and not places.”

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## Reincarnation

“the subject of reincarnation is a divisive and controversial issue in the Zoroastrian community” “Reincarnation has been an inherent part of the ancient Aryan beliefs among the Pre-Christian Germanic tribes and the Celts. ” Read more in authenticgathazoroastrianism.org

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## Notebook of a pluralist

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