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Zarathustra – Instituted Monotheism and fire worship (Persia c. 1800 BC)


Shri Zarathustra, also known as Zoroaster, was a primordial master who lived in ancient Persia over 2,500 years ago. He is considered a seminal figure in the history of spirituality, as he was the founder of the Zoroastrian religion and is credited with instituting monotheism and fire worship.


Shri Zarathustra received a series of divine revelations that led him to understand the nature of God and the purpose of existence. He taught that there was only one God, Ahura Mazda, who was the source of all wisdom, goodness, and truth. He also taught that this God was opposed by an evil spirit, Angra Mainyu, and that the purpose of life was to choose between these two forces and to live a virtuous life in service to God.


In addition to his teachings on monotheism, Shri Zarathustra also instituted the practice of fire worship. Fire was considered to be a symbol of the divine and was used in religious ceremonies and rituals. This was a radical departure from the polytheistic religious practices that were prevalent in Persia at the time, and Shri Zarathustra's teachings had a profound impact on the spiritual landscape of the region.


Shri Zarathustra's teachings have continued to be influential and have inspired many spiritual movements throughout history. His message of monotheism, his focus on moral virtues, and his emphasis on living a life in service to God have all had a lasting impact on spirituality and religion.


What is monotheism ?


Monotheism is the belief in the existence of one God, as opposed to polytheism, which is the belief in the existence of multiple gods or goddesses. In monotheistic religions, God is usually considered to be the ultimate creator and ruler of the universe, as well as the source of moral authority and guidance for believers. Monotheistic religions include Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, among others.


Quotes Time:


"Good thoughts, good words, good deeds." - Zarathustra, Yasna 48.3


"The Wise Lord created the world and all good things." - Zarathustra, Gathas 44.11


"The person who speaks the truth is worthy of all honor." - Zarathustra, Gathas 28.7


"We must strive for truth, righteousness, and good deeds." - Zarathustra, Gathas 43.4


"He who sows the seeds of evil will reap a bitter harvest." - Zarathustra, Gathas 30.4


"Wise men speak only of what they know." - Zarathustra, Gathas 28.4


"The path of the righteous is like the sun, shining brighter and brighter until full daylight." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 4:18


"The path of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 4:19


"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" - Zarathustra, Psalm 27:1


"As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." - Zarathustra, Psalm 23:4


"He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 10:9


"The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 10:20


"He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 22:11


"The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 12:10


"Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 15:16


"The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 15:8


"A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 22:1


"Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 3:3


"The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 10:14


"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 15:1


"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 1:7


"The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love." - Zarathustra, Psalm 145:8


"The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 9:10


"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 22:6


"A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 11:1


"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 16:3


"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." - Zarathustra, Psalm 23:1


"Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm." - Zarathustra, Proverbs 13:20


"The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd." - Zarathustra, Ecclesiastes 12:11

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