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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.




Zoroastrianism 7472 | 
Ushtavaiti Gatha Yasna 43, 1 







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.




Zoroastrianism 7469 | 
Ushtavaiti Gatha; Yasna 43, 15 







H e who first through the mind filled the blessed spaces with light,
He it is who by his will created Righteousness,
Whereby he upholds the Best Mind.
This thou hast increased, 0 Wise One, by the Spirit
Which is even now one with thee, 0 Lord!





Zoroastrianism 3922 | 
Yasna' 31, 7, Translation and introductory note by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, in his The Hymns of Zarathustra (London, 1953) pp. 108-17 







W hoever stands by the righteous man, to him shall future glory
appear,
Long lasting darkness, ill food, and wailing-
To such an existence shall your conscience
Lead you by your own deeds, O wicked ones.





Zoroastrianism 3921 | 
Yasna' 31, 20, Translation and introductory note by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, in his The Hymns of Zarathustra (London, 1953) pp. 108-17 







S eek to glorify him for us with hymns of devotion.




Zoroastrianism 3920 | 
Yasna'45, 10, Translation and introductory note by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, in his The Hymns of Zarathustra (London 1952), pp. 90-7 







S eek to win him by praises of veneration




Zoroastrianism 3919 | 
Yasna'45, 8, Translation and introductory note by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, in his The Hymns of Zarathustra (London 1952), pp. 90-7 







A nd when their punishment shall come to these sinners,
Then, 0 Wise One, shall thy Dominion, with the Good Mind, Be granted to those who have delivered Evil into the hands of
Righteousness, 0 Lord! (8)

And may we be those that re-new this existence!
-0 Wise One, and you other Lords, and Righteousness, bring
your alliance,
That thoughts may gather where wisdom is faint. (9)

Then shall Evil cease to flourish,
While those who have acquired good fame
Shall reap the promised reward
In the blessed dwelling of the Good Mind, of the Wise One, and of
Righteousness. (10)

If you, 0 men, understand the commandments which the Wise
One has given,
Well-being and suffering-long torment for the wicked and
salvation for the righteous-
All shall hereafter be for the best. (11)





Zoroastrianism 3918 | 
Yasna' 30, Translation and introductory note by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, in his The Hymns of Zarathustra (London 1952), pp. 102-7 







H ear with your cars that which is the sovereign good;
With a clear mind look upon the two sides
Between which each man must choose for himself,
Watchful beforehand that the great test may be accomplished in
our favour, (2)

Now at the beginning the twin spirits have declared their nature, The better and the evil,
In thought and word and deed. And between the two
The wise ones choose well, not so the foolish. (3)

And when these two spirits came together,
In the beginning they established life and non-life,
And that at the last the worst experience should be for the wicked,
But for the righteous one the Best Mind. (4)

Of these two spirits, the evil one chose to do the worst things, But the most Holy Spirit, clothed in the most steadfast heavens, joined himself unto Righteousness;
And thus did all those who delight to please the Wise Lord by
honest deeds. (5)

Between the two, the false gods also did "not choose rightly,
For while they pondered they were beset by error,
So that they chose the Worst Mind.
Then did they hasten to join themselves unto Fury,
That they might by it deprave the existence of man. (6)





Zoroastrianism 3917 | 
Yasna' 30, Translation and introductory note by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, in his The Hymns of Zarathustra (London 1952), pp. 102-7 





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