Zarathustra – Zoroaster BW 860/1000 (2.-1. Jtd. v. Chr.)
Iranisch-persischer Prophet, Philosoph, Stifter des persischen Zoroastrismus (Mazdaismus oder Parsismus)
Detail der Stanza della Segnatura,
Zoroaster (Pietro Bembo, links hinten)
aus Die Schule von Athen, 1509-1510
Raphael (1483-1520) italienischer Maler
im Auftrag von Papst Julius II.,
Wandfresko, Vatikan, Rom, Italien
Zitate zum Thema Zarathustra / Zoroaster
Zitate von D. Hawkins
Quotes by D. Hawkins
Zitate von Zarathustra
- Tut keinem etwas an, was euch selbst nicht gut erschienen wäre.
Zoroaster [BW 1000/860] (18.-6. Jht. v. Chr.) iranisch-persischer Prophet, Philosoph, Reformator, Stifter des persischen Zoroastrismus (Mazdaismus oder Parsismus), Shayast-na-shayast, XIII, 29 (vor ~3000 Jahren)
Quotes by Zoroaster
- One need not scale the heights of the heavens nor travel along the highways of the world to find Ahura Mazda. With purity of mind and holiness of heart one can find Him in one's own heart.
Zoroaster [LoC 1000/860] (18-6th century BC) Iranian Persian prophet, philosopher, founder of Zoroastrianism, cited in: Igor Kononenko, Teachers of Wisdom, S. 36, Dorrance Publishing, 27. June 2010
- Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness. Zoroaster [LoC 1000/860] (18-6th century BCE) Iranian Persian prophet, philosopher, founder of Zoroastrianism, cited in: AZ Quotes
- When power becomes gracious and descends into the visible – such descent I call beauty.
And there is nobody from whom I want beauty as much as from you who are powerful: let your kindness be your final self-conquest.
Of all evil I deem you capable: therefore I want the good from you.
Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) German classical scholar, critic of culture, philologist, philosopher of nihilism [LoC 120], writer, philosophical novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra [Also sprach Zarathustra], Second Part, "On Those Who Are Sublime", Ernst Schmeitzner, 1883-1891, Viking Press, 1954; cited in: Out of the Darkness
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- Zarathustra spoke of a single Universal God, the core beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Zarathustra is the prophet of the belief systems that hel-
ped shape the European Enlightenment, the Middle Ages, the Dark Ages, and the beginning of the Christian. There is little explored on Zarathustra as his teachings for thousands of years were passed down by word-of-mouth before the pre-Clas-
sical form of Sanskrit known as Vedic Sanskrit, with the language of the Rigveda being the oldest and most archaic stage preserved, its oldest core dating back to
as early as 1900 BCE. The traditional Parsi people of India place the Prophet as older than 6000 BC.
The second group coming from the area of the Caspian Sea migrated through the Himalayas to India. These people were known as Aryan or exalted ones for they carried with them the knowledge of a great civilization. These Aryans carried with them a language of mind very clearly expressed in mathematical terms. This lan-
guage is called Sanskrit. It is closely allied to the language in which the Zend Avesta was written. The Zend Avesta is the Holy Book of the followers of Zara-
thustra. The Jewish and Christian Bible is a later adaption with additions of Persian, Babylonian, Chaldean, Egyptian and Indian Holy Books. A Holy Book is a book that is written in the language of mind and explains creation. The early written languages of Sanskrit, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and the language of the Avesta, are all picture languages.
Those Aryans who migrated to India conquered the native peoples. They kept the teaching of the ancients alive by producing the Vedas. Later, they produced Holy works known as the Upanishads, the Ramayana, the Mahabarata,
of which the Bhagavad Gita is a part, and others. Dr. Daniel Condron, School of Metaphysics
- Zoroastrianism is the Persian philosophy of dualism which was not held by the Gnostics. It's a dualism in which both the good and the evil in the world come from God. And this is a formula for schizophrenia, a crazy proposition that can drive people insane. The Gnostics of course saw this and created such an outrage when they came out in public and argued with the early Christian philosophers called the church fathers who had adopted this view. They said, 'This dua-
lism that you are proposing that good and evil come from the same source is a sick, demented idea. And if you make this a part of your religion then your religion will drive people insane.' They paid very heavily for being so honest and
so brutal in refuting this view.
They had their own entirely different explanation of evil which was much more common sense and grounded and hu-
man scale. Audio interview with John Lash (*1945) US American self-educated scholar of comparative mythology, metahistoric researcher, mystic, author, Direct Access to The Divine, presented by the radio show The Stench of Truth, host Ted Torbich, recorded 16. December 2011, YouTube film, minute 24:40, 1:46:41 duration, posted 12. July 2012
- Zarathustra was the first to consider the fight of good and evil the very wheel in the machinery of things: the transposition of morality into the metaphysical realm, as a force, cause, and end in itself, is his work. […] Zarathustra created this most calamitous error, morality; consequently, he must also be the first to recognize it. […] His doctrine, and his alone, posits truthfulness as the highest virtue; this means the opposite of the cowardice of the "idealist" who flees from reality […] –
Am I understood? – The self-overcoming of morality, out of truthfulness; the self-overcoming of the moralist, into his op-
posite – into me – that is what the name of Zarathustra means in my mouth.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) German classical scholar, critic of culture, philologist, philosopher of nihilism [LoC 120], writer, Walter Kaufmann, translator, autobiography Ecce homo. How One Becomes What One Is [Ecce homo. Wie man wird, was man ist], chapter 3 "Why I Am a Destiny", written 1888-1889, C. G. Naumann, Leipzig, 1908
Englische Texte – English section on Zoroaster
Good thoughts, words, actions – tiles on the path to completeness
- Zarathustra teaches that it is through the paradoxical medium of the material world that human beings achieve spiritual completeness. Thoughts, words and actions have to be expressed through the material medium. The Zarathushti maxim is:
- good thoughts,
- good words and
- good actions.
The advancement of each individual spiritually towards haurvatat, (perfection
, completeness) comes along with each good choice
in thought, word, and action. Eventually the world
will become a better place.
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