“That nature alone is good which refrains from
doing unto another whatsoever is not good
for itself”

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....................... Dadistann-i-dink 94:5

Ateshkadeh or Fire Temple from Ancient Zoroastrian Worship
Asfahan (IRAN)

 

“Whatever is disagreeable to yourself
do not do unto others"

............................................................................................................................... Shayast-na-Shayst 13:29

According to the Zoroastrianism faith Zarathushtra Spitama was the first Prophet to teach monotheism, belief in one God. He preached a new doctrine of goodness and retribution. And he gave the world the triple motto of Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds.

Zarathustra's proclaimed one Omniscient, Omnipotent God as the creator, sustainer and promoter of the universe. His teachings explain how God's divine attributes are reflected in the universe and in our living world. He advises people to acquire and cultivate divine attributes, particularly “good mind” and righteousness; to elevate themselves in harmony with God and to listen to God's guiding voice within them; to establish a universal fellowship in an ideal society chosen by the people for peace and prosperity; to attain perfection and immortality; and to become godlike and live in divine happiness for ever.

Zarathustra called the religion he founded the “Daena Vanuhi” (Good religion). A person when initiated as a Zarathushtrian and thereafter when praying, declares:

“I , with my appreciation and conviction choose for myself to be a worshipper of Omniscient God and a Zarathushtrian. I appreciate Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds. I appreciate the Good Religion of worshipping Omniscient God, which overthrow yokes yet sheaths swords, teaches self-reliance and is righteous.”

Zarathushtra tells us that Ahura Mazda created everything based on the 6 Amesha Spentas, which are in fact divine emanations or aspects of the creator. These are:

1. Vohu Mano The spirit of the Good Mind

2. Asha The spirit of Truth and Right

3. Khshatra The spirit of Holy sovereignty

4. Spenta Armaiti The spirit of Benevolent Devotion and Love

5. Haurvatat The spirit of Perfection and Well-Being

6. Ameretat The spirit of Immortality.

According to Zarathushtra not only the universe was created on the basis of these six, but also they permeate every aspect of creation including ourselves.