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Criticism of Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism portal Zoroastrianism, [n 1] or more natively Mazdayasna,  is one of the world's oldest religions, "combining a cosmogonic dualism and eschatological monotheism in a manner unique [ Zoroastrianism was suppressed from the 7th century onwards following the Muslim conquest of Persia.
Its basic maxims include: Humata, Hukhta, Huvarshta, which mean: There is only one path and that is the path of Truth. Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do, and then all beneficial rewards will come to you also. The most important texts of the religion are those of the Avestawhich includes the writings of Zoroaster known as the Gathasenigmatic poems that define the religion's precepts, and the Yasnathe scripture.
The full name by which Zoroaster addressed the deity is: He proclaimed that there is only one God, the singularly creative and sustaining force of the Universe. He also stated that human beings are given a right of choice, and because of cause and effect are also responsible for the consequences of their choices.
Zoroaster's teachings focused on responsibility, and did not introduce a devil, per se. The contesting force to Ahura Mazda was called Angra Mainyu, or angry spirit. Post-Zoroastrian scripture introduced the concept of Ahriman, the Devil, which was effectively a personification of Angra Mainyu.
The Zoroastrian name of the religion is Mazdayasna, which combines Mazda- with the Avestan language word yasnameaning "worship, devotion". In Englishan adherent of the faith is commonly called a Zoroastrian or a Zarathustrian.
In Zoroastrian liturgy the term is used as a title for an individual who has been formally inducted into the religion in a Navjote ceremony. In older English sources, the terms Gheber and Gueber both deriving from Persian for infidel, compare giaour were used to refer to Zoroastrians; however, these terms are considered offensive and have fallen out of use.
Zoroastrian philosophy is identified as having been known to Italian Renaissance Europe through an image of Zoroaster in Raphael 's " School of Athens " by Giorgio Vasari in The first surviving reference to Zoroaster in English scholarship is attributed to Thomas Browne —who briefly refers to the prophet in his Religio Medici followed by the Oxford English Dictionary's record of the Warburton, Pope's Essay.
Ahura means "Being" and Mazda means "Mind" in Avestan language. Zoroaster claimed that Ahura Mazda is almighty, though not omnipotent. Other scholars assert that since Zoroastrianism's divinity covers both being and mind as immanent entities, it is better described as a belief in an immanent self-creating universe with consciousness as its special attribute, thereby putting Zoroastranism in the pantheistic fold where it can be easily traced to its shared origin with Indian Brahmanism.
The resulting conflict involves the entire universe, including humanity, which has an active role to play in the conflict. It is through Spenta Mainyu that transcendental Ahura Mazda is immanent in humankind, and through which the Creator interacts with the world.
As expressions and aspects of Creation, Ahura Mazda emanated the Amesha Spentas "Bounteous Immortals"that are each the hypostasis and representative of one aspect of that Creation.
These Amesha Spenta are in turn assisted by a league of lesser principles, the Yazataseach "Worthy of Worship" and each again a hypostasis of a moral or physical aspect of creation.
Zoroastrian theology includes a duty to protect nature. This has led some to proclaim it as the "world's first ecological religion. Others have responded that, since the scripture calls for the protection of water, earth, fire, air, as once of its strongest precepts, it is, in effect, an ecological religion: The reverence for Yazatas divine spirits emphasizes the preservation of nature Avesta: This active participation is a central element in Zoroaster's concept of free willand Zoroastrianism rejects all forms of monasticism.
Ahura Mazda will ultimately prevail over the evil Angra Mainyu or Ahriman, at which point the universe will undergo a cosmic renovation and time will end. In the final renovation, all of creation—even the souls of the dead that were initially banished to "darkness"—will be reunited in Ahura Mazda, returning to life in the undead form.
At the end of time, a savior-figure a Saoshyant will bring about a final renovation of the world frashokeretiin which the dead will be revived. Prior to being born, the urvan soul of an individual is still united with its fravashi guardian spiritwhich has existed since Mazda created the universe.
During life, the fravashi acts as a guardian and protector.
On the fourth day after death, the soul is reunited with its fravashi, in which the experiences of life in the material world are collected for the continuing battle in the spiritual world.
For the most part, Zoroastrianism does not have a notion of reincarnationat least not until the final renovation of the world. Followers of Ilm-e-Kshnoom in India believe in reincarnation and practice vegetarianism, two principles unknown to Orthodox Zoroastrianism,  although Zoroaster was himself a vegetarian.
In Zoroastrian cosmogonywater and fire are respectively the second and last primordial elements to have been created, and scripture considers fire to have its origin in the waters. Both water and fire are considered life-sustaining, and both water and fire are represented within the precinct of a fire temple.
Zoroastrians usually pray in the presence of some form of fire which can be considered evident in any source of lightand the culminating rite of the principle act of worship constitutes a "strengthening of the waters".Exempted Commodities[Schedule I] Print.
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