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

Blessed is one who adds to the happiness of another.

Hearken with your ears to these best counsels, reflect upon them with illumined judgment. Let each one choose his creed with that freedom of choice each must have at great events.

Suffer no anxiety, for he who is a sufferer of anxiety becomes regardless of enjoyment of the world and the spirit, and contraction happens to his body and soul.

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.

But thus I counsel you, my friends: Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

I praise good thoughts, good words, and good deeds and those that are to be thought, spoken, and done. I do accept all good thoughts, good words, and good deeds. I do renounce all evil thoughts, evil words, and evil deeds.

Taking the first footstep with a good thought the second with a good word and the third with a good deed I entered Paradise.

When you doubt, abstain.

By Thy perfect Intelligence, O Mazda Thou didst first create us having bodies and spiritual consciences, and by Thy Thought gave ourselves the power of thought, word, and deed. Thus leaving us free to choose our faith at our own will.

I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance.

That which is good for all and any one, for whomsoever- that is good for me. . . What I hold good for self, I should for all. Only Law Universal is true law.

With an open mind, seek and listen to all the highest ideals. Consider the most enlightened thoughts. Then choose your path, person by person, each for oneself.

Devotion, like fire, goeth upward.

I tell you: one must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star.

The resolute one who moved by the principles of Thy Faith extends the prosperity of order to his neighbors and works the land the evil now hold desolate, earns through Righteousness, the Blessed Recompense. Thy Good Mind has promised in Thy Kingdom of Heaven.

You great star, what would your happiness be had you not those for whom you shine?

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.

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First Name
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