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T urn yourself not away from three best things: Good Thought, Good Word, and Good Deed.




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D oing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.




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W hen the Good Mind came to me and told me assuringly, That a reflective, contented mind is the best possession. Let not a leader compromise with, or propitiate evil-doers, For they treat the righteous as enemies.




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Source : Ushtavaiti Gatha; Yasna 43, 15  








Y our good thoughts, good words and good deeds alone will be your intercessors. Nothing more will be wanted. They alone will serve you as a safe pilot to the harbour of Heaven, as a safe guide to the gates of paradise.




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O ne good deed is worth a thousand prayers.




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H appiness be the lot of him who works for the happiness of others. May the Lord grant him health and endurance.




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Source : Ushtavaiti Gatha Yasna 43, 1  








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




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




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W hen we are in doubt whether an action is good or bad, abstain from it.




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H e who teaches others the righteous path of truth and happiness, Both in the material world and also the spiritual, The path leading to Thy abode, O Ahura; He attains an end better than good.




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Source : Ushtavaiti Gatha Yasna 43, 3  








V erily I believed Thee, O Mazda Ahura, to be the Supreme Benevolent Providence. For I beheld Thee as the primeval source of creation. For by Thy perfect wisdom Thou shalt render just recompense for all actions, Good to the good, evil to the evil, At the last turning of creation.




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Source : Ushtavaiti Gatha Yasna 43, 5  








W ith Thy Sovereign Power, and with Thy Good Mind, The Good Mind which brings prosperity to the world. Right dedication shall teach the Eternal Laws of Thy Wisdom, The Wisdom which none can deceive.




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Source : Ushtavaiti Gatha Yasna 43, 6  








W hen the Good Mind came to me and asked: “What wouldst thou choose?” Before Thy Fire in veneration, I replied: “So far as it is in my power, I shall cherish the gift of Righteousness”.




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Source : Ushtavaiti Gatha Yasna 43, 9  








B eware of lust; it corrupteth both the body and the mind.




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T hen let none give ear to the words of the evil liar, The liar bringing woe and destruction to house and clan, to the province and the land. Resist him, then, with force.




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Source : Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 31, 18  








F orm 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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H e who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of ten thousand prayers.




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W hen at the time of awarding, men, with the help of Truth shall vanquish the Lie.




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Source : Spenta Mainyu Gatha Yasna 48, 1  








T he evil-liars feel afflicted, but not so the righteous. Whether a man’s possession be great or small Let him ever aspire to righteousness and abjure the wicked.




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Source : Spenta Mainyu Gatha Yasna 47, 4  








O ne 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.




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D o not lose joy in life as you grow old in years. Let not your joie de vivre be crushed under the weight of years.




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T o the wicked rulers, To the men of evil deeds, of evil words, of evil thoughts; Their depraved souls shall go to meet them with that which is foul. In the House of the Lie, they shall verily find their abode.




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Source : Spenta Mainyu Gatha Yasna 49, 11  








A nd thus the liars defrauded humanity of a life of happiness and immortal bliss; For the Evil One preaches with Evil Mind and Evil Word Evil actions to the lying soul promising supremacy, But bringing it to ruin.




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Source : Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 32, 5  








T hese sinners, none of them, know the end in store for them. None of them know of the destruction of evil with the flood of glowing metal. The final end is indeed known to Thee, O Most Wise Lord!




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Source : Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 32, 7  








D evotion, like fire, goeth upward.




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