Zoroaster, aka Zarathustra or Zarathushtra Spitama

Zoroaster, aka Zarathustra or Zarathushtra Spitama
c. 628 B.C.
c. 551 B.C.

Persian Prophet, Founder of Zoroastrianism, Author of Yasna Haptanghaiti and the Gathas, Zoroastrianism is based on achieving six ideals: a good mind: a positive attitude and gaining wisdom, principled living: honesty, honest work, helpfulness, moderation and balance, independence: self-reliance and leadership, serenity and happiness, wholeness: healthy and holistic living, and an undying spirit

Author Quotes

Do not hold grain waiting for higher prices when people are hungry.

I who have set my heart on watching over the soul, in union with Good Thought, and as knowing the rewards of Mazda Ahura for our works, will, while I have power and strength, teach men to seek after Right. I have become an alien in a foreign land.

The teacher of evil destroys the lore, he by his teaching destroys the design of life, he prevents the possession of Good Thought from being prized. These words of my spirit I wail unto you, O Mazda, and to the Right.

A good deed is like peeing in your pants. Everyone knows you did it, but only you can feel it's warmth.

Doing good to others is not a duty, it is a joy, for it increases our own health and happiness.

In doubt if an action is just, abstain.

The three greatest concerns of men are these: to make him who is an enemy a friend, to make righteous him who is wicked, and to make the ignorant learned.

A knife of the keenest steel requires the whetstone, and the wisest man needs advice.

Error is frail.

In the beginning there were two primal spirits, twins spontaneously active, these are the Good and the Evil, in thought, and in word, and in deed.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

A reflective, contented mind is the best possession.

Excessive liberty and excessive servitude are equally dangerous, and produce nearly the same effect.

It is the Path of the Good Mind which Thou hast manifested to me, O Ahura! Whereby the well-doers, in accordance with the teaching of the Spiritual Guides, acting in harmony with Truth alone, Shall pass onward to the assigned reward of which Thou art the bestower, O Mazda! This precious reward of Thine, O Mazda, Thou givest by way of the Good Mind, Thou givest to those who perform actions through knowledge and pure thought; who attempt for the progress and development of the world; fulfill God's desire and try for the progress of God's Will through truth and righteousness.

Things divine are not attainable by mortals who understand sensual things.

A righteous government is of all the most to be wished for, bearing of blessing and good fortune in the highest. Guided by the law of Truth, supported by dedication and zeal, it blossoms into the Best of Order, a Kingdom of Heaven! To effect this I shall work now and ever more.

For a thinking man is where Wisdom is at home.

It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world.

Thus leaving us free to choose our faith at our own will.

A thousand people cannot convince one by words to the extent that one person can convince a thousand by action.

For any human being, the purification of character is done thus . . . with good thoughts, good words, good deeds.

Let us be such as help the life of the future

Thus to the Lord doth Asha, the Truth, reply: “No guide is known who can shelter the world from woe, none who knows what moves and works Thy lofty plans.”

Abiding happiness and peace is theirs who choose goodness for its own sake - without expectation of any reward.

Form no covetous desire, so that the demon of greediness may not deceive thee, and the treasure of the world may not be tasteless to thee.

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Zoroaster, aka Zarathustra or Zarathushtra Spitama
Birth Date
c. 628 B.C.
Death Date
c. 551 B.C.
Bio

Persian Prophet, Founder of Zoroastrianism, Author of Yasna Haptanghaiti and the Gathas, Zoroastrianism is based on achieving six ideals: a good mind: a positive attitude and gaining wisdom, principled living: honesty, honest work, helpfulness, moderation and balance, independence: self-reliance and leadership, serenity and happiness, wholeness: healthy and holistic living, and an undying spirit