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O Ahura Mazda, and O Spirit of Truth and Right! Do Ye grant me and my followers such authority and power through Truth, That with the Good Mind, we may bring the world peace and happiness, Of which, Thou, O Lord, art indeed the first possessor.

Zoroastrianism quote 7514  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 29, 10 

T hus 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.

Zoroastrianism quote 7513  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 29, 3 

U nto Thee, O Lord, the Soul of Creation cried: For whom didst Thou create me, and who so fashioned me? Feuds and fury, violence and the insolence of might have oppressed me; None have I to protect me save Thee; Command for me then the blessings of a settled, peaceful life.

Zoroastrianism quote 7512  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 29, 1 

T ruth is best (of all that is) good. As desired, what is being desired is truth for him who (represents) the best truth.

Zoroastrianism quote 7511  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 27, 14 

I n humble adoration, with hands outstretched I pray to Thee, O Mazda! First of all, through Thy Holy spirit vouchsafe to me All righteousness of action, all wisdom of the Good Mind, That I may thereby bring joy to the Soul of Creation.

Zoroastrianism quote 7510  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 28, 1 

D o not to others what ye do not wish Done to yourself; and wish for others too. What ye desire and long for, for yourself. This is the whole of righteousness, heed it well.

Zoroastrianism quote 7509  |   Zoroaster

A s you hear our prayer, O Lord, Give us the Truth, Give us the help of the Divine Spirits, Give us the blessing of Armaity, the Spirit of Benevolence, And through the work of the Best Mind, give us the mighty Dominion, That we may overcome, thereby, the Evil Spirit of Untruth.

Zoroastrianism quote 7508  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 31, 4 

A s you realize not the eternal truths, and recognize not the better life, I come to you all to guide you in the right selection between the two sides That we may thence live in accordance with Truth and Right.

Zoroastrianism quote 7507  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 31, 2 

T aking the first footstep with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed. I entered paradise.

Zoroastrianism quote 7506  |   Zoroaster

T hat 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.

Zoroastrianism quote 7505  |   Zoroaster

A lways meet petulance with gentleness and perverseness with kindness. A gentle hand can lead even an elephant by a hair. Reply to thine enemy with gentleness.

Zoroastrianism quote 7504  |   Zoroaster

T he good deeds that we shall perform as those we have performed, The things that are precious to the eye illumined by the Good-Mind, The radiance of the sun shimmering down which heralds the day, They all, in accord with Truth, testify to Thy glory, O Mazda Ahura!

Zoroastrianism quote 7503  |   The Avesta
Spenta Mainyu Gatha Yasna 50, 10 

B e good, be kind, be humane, and charitable love your fellows console the afflicted pardon those who have done you wrong.

Zoroastrianism quote 7502  |   Zoroaster

T he Wrong of the wicked shall perish before the Right of the truthful. Standing at the Bridge of Judgment, The evil soul beholds the path of the righteous, But the evil of his actions, the words of his evil tongue, prove to be his fetters, In fear, he finds that he fails.

Zoroastrianism quote 7501  |   The Avesta
Vohu-Khshathra Gatha; Yasna 51, 13 

M azda knows best what works have been wrought by the perpetrators of Evil and their followers; And He knows what shall be wrought by them ever hereafter. The Lord, Ahura is, the sole discerner; For us, let it be as He ordains.

Zoroastrianism quote 7500  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 29, 4 

T he man of devotion is beneficent to all. He is beneficent because of his wisdom, Because of his realization of truth, Because of the goodness in his thoughts, in his words, in his acts. Unto him Ahura Mazda shall grant the Kingdom of the Good Mind, And verily, this blessing I too long for!

Zoroastrianism quote 7499  |   The Avesta
Vohu-Khshathra Gatha; Yasna 51, 21 

A t the last turning of life, To the faithful making the right choice according to His norm, Doth Ahura Mazda, the Lord judge, in His sovereign Power, Bestow an end better than good. But to him who shall not serve the cause of good He giveth an end worse than bad. At the last turning of life.

Zoroastrianism quote 7498  |   The Avesta
Vohu-Khshathra Gatha; Yasna 51, 6 

L et the evil-doers stand foiled in their wish, Let them be abandoned to confusion and ruin! Let those of virtuous principles frustrate them, prevent their harm, And make way for the advent of happiness and peace on our humble dwellings! Let the Great Upholder of virtue bring the evil to naught. And let it be quick!

Zoroastrianism quote 7497  |   The Avesta
Vahishto-Ishti Gatha Yasna 53, 8 

O f these Twin Spirits, the Evil one chooses doing the worst, While the most bountiful Holy Spirit of Goodness, clothing itself in the imperishable heavens, chooses Truth and Righteousness. And so will those who would please Ahura Mazda with righteous deeds, performed with faith in Truth.

Zoroastrianism quote 7496  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 30, 5 

A nd when these Twin Spirits came together at first, They established Life and the Denial of Life; And so shall it be till the world will last. The worst existence shall be the lot of the followers of evil, And the state of Best-Consciousness be the reward of the righteous.

Zoroastrianism quote 7495  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 30, 4 

I n 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. Between these two, let the wise choose aright. Be good, not base!

Zoroastrianism quote 7494  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 30, 3 

A ll flows out from the Deity, and all must be absorbed in Him again.

Zoroastrianism quote 7493  |   Zoroaster

S atisfaction linked with dishonour or with harm to others is a prison for the seeker.

Zoroastrianism quote 7492  |   The Avesta
Vahishto-Ishti Gatha; Yasna 53, 6 

D evotion, like fire, goeth upward.

Zoroastrianism quote 7491  |   Zoroaster

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!

Zoroastrianism quote 7490  |   The Avesta
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 32, 7 

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