Zarathustra

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  1. Bruce Michael

    Bruce Michael New Member

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    Fellow Travelers,
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    Each of the great Cultural Epochs have had a great Master. For the Persian, it was Zarathushtra (another spelling!). There were many Zarathustras which followed the original in disciplic succession, so confusion can arise over this.

    As to the meaning of the name: I have one as "keeper of yellow camels" but we mainly prefer "Golden Star". (The Greek being Zoroaster, which does suggest "star".)

    The Zarathustrian god/adversary, Ahriman, makes frequent guest appearances in Steiner's work.

    He who was Zarathustra, is still to be highly regarded in our current Western spirituality. Together with Master CR they are the two great Teachers of this time.

    Of course the religion still exists in the fire worshiping Parsis (Arabic for "Persia"). They still carry on the beautiful traditions, like carrying a candle around the house as a blessing and purification every day. It was one of the first religons to understand that "cleaniless is next to Godliness".
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    It had to be Zarathustra, who long before witnessed the descending Christ Spirit, who then took such a crucial role in the Incarnation.

    William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience" gives us a wonderful picture of the two Jesus children.



    -Br.Bruce
     
  2. arthra

    arthra Baha'i

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    Zoroaster is accepted by Baha'is as a Manifestation of God and many Zoroastrians in Iran became Baha'is and have Zoroastrian backgrounds. I would say that as a religion Zoroastrianism had a great influence on Judaism and later on Christianity. We Baha'is celebrate the ancient Zoroastrian New Year "Naw-Ruz" on March 21st, the vernal equinox.

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  3. Bruce Michael

    Bruce Michael New Member

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    That is the best time to start the year, Art.


    Zarathustri Ignorance of Atash Behram/ Adaran Karsh: by Ervad (Dr.) Hoshang J. Bhadha
    It is interesting that Zarathustrians recognise the withering nature of electricity when it comes to spiritual endeavours.
    From the above page:

    There is more on the page.

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