11 Facts About Zoroastrian


Zoroastrian is known as Zartosht and Zardosht in Persian and Zaratosht in Gujarati.

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Zoroastrian theology includes foremost the importance of following the Threefold Path of Asha revolving around Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds.

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The ultimate purpose in the life of a practicing Zoroastrian is to become an ashavan and to bring happiness into the world, which contributes to the cosmic battle against evil.

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In Zoroastrian tradition, life is a temporary state in which a mortal is expected actively to participate in the continuing battle between Asha and Druj.

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Zoroastrian'stories is a primary source of information on the early period of the Achaemenid era, in particular with respect to the role of the Magi.

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Manichaeism's basic doctrine was that the world and all corporeal bodies were constructed from the substance of Satan, an idea that is fundamentally at odds with the Zoroastrian notion of a world that was created by God and that is all good, and any corruption of it is an effect of the bad.

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Zoroastrian had a wife, three sons, and three daughters, the numbers of which are gathered from various texts.

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Zoroastrian opposed cruel animal sacrifices and the excessive use of the possibly hallucinogenic Haoma plant, but did not condemn either practice outright, providing moderation was observed.

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Similarly, predestination is rejected in Zoroastrian teaching and the absolute free will of all conscious beings is core, with even divine beings having the ability to choose.

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Traditionally, Zoroastrian rituals have included shamanic elements involving mystical methods such as spirit travel to the invisible realm and involving the consumption of fortified wine, Haoma, mang, and other ritual aids.

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Zoroastrian prayers, called, are conducted usually with hands outstretched in imitation of Zoroaster's prayer style described in the Gathas and are of a reflectionary and supplicant nature believed to be endowed with the ability to banish evil.

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