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InfluenceandRoleofIraniansinotherReligions
By:FariborzRahnamoon

lmostallscholarsandtheologistscreditZarathustism,onewayortheother,withtheintroductionof someorallofthefollowingconceptsintoallreligions.

HeavenandHellOnesupremeGodTheMessiahtocomeforthefinalrestorationResurrectionandthefinal judgmentSatan,Paradiseetc. Butwhatisimportantis,didsuchconceptsasinterpretedtoday,existintheoriginalteachingsof Zarathushtra? Weshalldiscusstheseconceptsalittlelater,afterwehaveseentherealroleoftheteachingsofZarathushtra, inotherreligionsasdocumentedbytheholyscripturesofthoseconcernedreligionsandtheirhistory. Iranianshavethroughouttheirrecordedhistoryplayedanimportantroleindevelopingandintroducing religions.ZarathushtismexistedlongbeforetheBibleandTorahcameintoexistence.ThustheOldTestament andtheTorahhavefaithfullyrecordedtheroleoftheZARATHUSHTIESandtheNewTestamenthasrecorded theteachingsofZarathushtrabutvestedinterestsandscholarshavechosennottoseeorunderstandthe Truth.ThosewhohaveseentheTruthandrecognizedthesignsintheBible,haveevengonetotheextentof tryingtoremovethemfromtheBible,asisdoneinLuke10.1whichhasafootnotetothateffectinmost copiesindicatingthechange.UnexceptionallytheroleoftheZarathushtieshavebeenplayeddowninthe interpretationsofthesescripturesandevenvillainized,likeintheinterpretationofthestoryofDanielandthe lion(Bible:DanielChapter6).Butifwedonotpayattentiontotheinterpretations,theBibleandtheDeadSea Scrollsintheirun interpretedformhaveremainedfaithfultotheirauthors. oleAndInfluenceOnReligions TheZarathushtieswhentheycametotheIranianplateausawthemselvessurroundedbypaganandsemi

paganreligions,Babylonians,Assyrians,Armenians,Egyptians,Greeks,Romans,Jewsetc.Theydidnot believeinforcingasuddenchangeuponthepeople.Zarathushtrahasrecommendedthat Throughwordsexcellent Weshallturn(convert) Thosewhodonotknow (withtongue)byspeaking [Zarathushtra GathaHa28.5(FR)] 'Winoveropponentsbydiscussionandpersuasionandnotbypersecutionandilltreatment.'wasthe maxim. Forpracticalpurposestheydividedthesepeopleintogroups.TheBabyloniansandAssyrians,their immediateneighboursthattheyhadconquered,theJews,theEgyptians,theGreeksandRomans.Eachof themhaddifferenttemperamentsandrequireddifferenttreatments. ncientPaganism AsfarastheBabyloniansandAssyrianswereconcerned,initiallyCyrustheGreat,togaintheir

confidence,respectedtheirgodsofclay.ThiswasagainsttheexistingpracticeamongtheBabyloniansand Assyriansthemselves,whodestroyedeachother'sgodsinwarandtheconqueror,wouldreplacethe conqueredgodwithhisownclaygod.TheZarathushtiesinitiallyrespectedtheclaygodsoftheconquered nationtherebygainingtheirconfidenceandrespect,afterthattheystartedworkingontheirbeliefs,with words.WithintwogenerationstheBabyloniansandAssyrianshadabandonedtheirgodsofclayandtheir temples.TheZarathushtiwayoflifehadnostatuesortemplestoreplaceitwith,sowhenHerodotuspassed thrutheEmpirethisiswhatherecorded. 'ThefollowingarecertainPersiancustomswhichIcandescribefrompersonalknowledge.Theerectionof statues,temples,andaltersisnotanacceptedpracticeamongthem,andanyonewhodoessuchathingis consideredafool,because,presumably,thePersianreligionisnotanthropomorphicliketheGreeks.....' Hefurtherstates 'Asforceremonial,whentheyoffersacrificetothedeitiesImentioned,theyerectnoaltarandkindleno firelibation,theflutemusic,thegarlands,thesprinkledmeal allthesethings,familiartous,theyhave nouseforbutbeforeaceremonyamansticksasprayofleaves,usuallymyrtleleaves,intohis

consideredafool,because,presumably,thePersianreligionisnotanthropomorphicliketheGreeks.....' Hefurtherstates 'Asforceremonial,whentheyoffersacrificetothedeitiesImentioned,theyerectnoaltarandkindleno firelibation,theflutemusic,thegarlands,thesprinkledmeal allthesethings,familiartous,theyhave nouseforbutbeforeaceremonyamansticksasprayofleaves,usuallymyrtleleaves,intohis headdress,takeshisvictimtosomeopenplaceandinvokesthedeitytowhomhewishestosacrifice. Theactualworshipperisnotpermittedtoprayforanypersonalorprivateblessing,butonlyforthe kingandthegeneralgoodofthecommunity,ofwhichheishimselfapart.Whenhehascutupthe animalandcookedit,hemakesalittleheapofthesoftestgreenstuffhecanfind,preferablyclover,and laysallthemeatuponit.Thisdone,aMagusuttersanincantationoveritinaformofwordswhichis supposedtorecounttheBirthofthegods.Thenafterashortintervaltheworshipperremovestheflesh anddoeswhathepleaseswithit.' WeshouldrememberthatHerodotussaweverythingfromtheGreekviewpointandlookedforparallels,forhe waswritingfortheGreekswhowerehisreaders.Forexamplehesays: 'Zeus,intheir(Zarathushti)system,isthewholecircleoftheheavens,andtheysacrificetohimfrom thetopofmountains.' ThuswhenwestudywhatHerodotushassaidaboutthePersians,withourknowledgeoftheancientformof Zarathushtism,weseethathehasmentionedthetruth.Butheisatalossheseestheircustomsandintrying toexplainthem,tohisGreekreaders,hedoeshisbesttomatchitwiththeirbeliefssothattheywould understandit. Theuseofthenaturallawsforthebenefitofmankind,thereverencefornaturebynotpollutingthem,isall consideredasworshipbythenon scientificmind. InAvestawehavethreedifferenttypesofreverence'Satayesh'(Vahmyam)whichmeansworthyofAdoration, 'Niyayesh'(Yesnyam)whichmeansworthyofPraiseand'Parastesh'whichmeanstoCareFor.Thosewhodo notunderstandthedifferenceseealltheseasWORSHIP. TheGreekswereusedtosacrificinganimalstogodssowhenHerodotusdoesnotfindastatutewherethe Zarathushtiesslaughteredananimalforfood,hethinksitwassacrificedtothenaturalsurroundingstheearth, water,wind,sun,moon,fireetc.Buthesooncontradictshimselfbysaying,'...Theykindlednofire...'during sacrifice.Howcouldonesacrificetothefirewithoutthepresenceofthefire? Againhedoesnotfindtheritualofprayingandaskingfavoursofthegodsduringthesacrificesohesays,'The actualworshiperisnotpermittedtoprayforanypersonalorprivatebenefits....'Whythenshouldone sacrifice,isn'ttheverypurposeofsacrificetopleasethegodsforpastconsiderationsorforanticipated favours? AllthiscontradictstheverypurposeofGreeksacrificebuthecallsitso,forthisistheonlyparallelHerodotus couldfindtoexplainwhathesawtohisreaders. WealsoseethattheanimaliscookedwithoutanyceremonyexceptforthepresenceofaMajus,soalsoforthe useofthemeattherewerenorulesorrestrictions,andtheownercoulddowhathepleasedwithit.This couldn'tbesoifitwasareligioussacrificeforallreligioussacrificeshaveasetritual.Thedescriptiongivenby Herodotusistruebutitisclosertothatofabutcherslaughteringananimalforsaleandthepresenceofthe Magushasadualpurpose,oneasanhealthinspectorbeingpresenttocontrolandapproveitforuse.Two duetotheirknowledgeofthesecretlifeofanimalsandplantsandinrespectfortheanimalsfeelings,theMagus waspresenttoensurethattheslaughterwasperformedaccordingtosetstandards,likeitisdonetoday. ThusweseethatPaganismhadbeenwipedoutoftheBabylonianregion. udaism ThenextgroupwastheJewishprisonersoftheBabylonians,whohadaprivateGodJehovah,whodidnot

haveastatuebuthadahousewherehedwelt.TheTorahandtheOldTestamenttellsusinfulldetail,aboutthe roleofZarathushtiesasfarastheJewsareconcerned. ApartfromthewellknowtreatmentgivenbyCyrustheGreattotheJewishpeopleandhissupporttotheir wishtobuildatemplefortheirGod.WeseefuturegenerationsofZarathushtiesstillcontinuingtoinfluence andsupporttheJews.AspertheOldTestament(Ezra7:25 26).ArdeshirIcommissionedEzra,theleaderof theJewishcommunityofBabylontogotoJerusalemandbringorderandgoodregulationamongtheJews. 'Andthou,Ezra,afterthewisdomofthyGodthatisinthinehand,appointmagistratesandjudges,whichmay judgeallthepeoplethatarebeyondtheriver,allsuchasknowthelawofthyGodandteachyehimthat knowestthemnot.AndwhosoeverwillnotdotheLAWOFTHYGOD,andtheLAWOFTHEKING,letjudgment beexecuteduponhimwithalldiligence....'(Ezra7:2526) TheZarathushtieshadapprovedthelawthatwastoreplacetheexistinglawinJerusalemtobringgoodorder amongtheJewslivingontheothersideoftheriver.Thiswasdirectinfluence. TheZarathushtiesusedallpeacefulmeansofpersuasiontochangethepaganisticwaysofitssubjects.Wecan clearlyseethisintheOldTestament(Ezra7:25 26).ItisimportanttonotethatthoseJewsundertheinfluence oftheZarathushtieshadchangedtheirwaysandthoseontheothersideoftheriverwerenowtargeted.This

TheZarathushtieshadapprovedthelawthatwastoreplacetheexistinglawinJerusalemtobringgoodorder amongtheJewslivingontheothersideoftheriver.Thiswasdirectinfluence. TheZarathushtiesusedallpeacefulmeansofpersuasiontochangethepaganisticwaysofitssubjects.Wecan clearlyseethisintheOldTestament(Ezra7:25 26).ItisimportanttonotethatthoseJewsundertheinfluence oftheZarathushtieshadchangedtheirwaysandthoseontheothersideoftheriverwerenowtargeted.This differenceinbeliefandtheinfluenceofZarathushtiesonthemcanalsobeseeninEzraChapter4 'ThentheycametoZerubbabel,andtothechiefofthefather,andsaiduntothem,Letusbuiltwithyou: forweseekyourGod,asyedoandwesacrificeuntohimsincethedaysofEsar haddonkingofAssur, whichbroughtusuphither.'(Ezra4:2) 'ButZerubbabel,andJeshua,andtherestofthechiefofthefathersofIsrael,saiduntothem,Yehave nothingtowithustobuiltanhouseuntoourGodbutweourselvestogetherwillbuiltuntotheLORD GODofIsrael,askingCyrusthekingofPersiahathcommandedus.'(Ezra4:3) AlthoughthetemplehadtheblessingsoftheKingofKingsCyrustheGreatitwasnotbuiltforsometime.The 'ChildrenofCaptivity'onreturntoJerusalemweretryingtoinfluencetheJewsontheothersideoftheriver andchangetheirwaysandsothetemplewasstalledtillthedaysofDariusandArdeshir. Ezra5.16:ThencamethesameSheshbazzar,andlaidthefoundationofthehouseofGod,whichisin Jerusalem:andsincethattimeevenuntilnowhathitbeeninbuilding,andyetitisnotfinished. RememberwhatHerodotushadtosay,ifnothereisareminder. 'Theerectionofstatues,temples,andaltersisnotanacceptedpracticeamongthem,andanyonewho doessuchathingisconsideredafool,because,presumably,thePersianreligionisnot anthropomorphicliketheGreeks.....' Butpaganismhaddeeprootsontheothersideoftheriverandtheycameafterdecadeswithanappealtothe king.Ezra5.17:Nowtherefore,ifitseemgoodtotheking,lettherebesearchmadeintheking'streasure house,whichisthereatBabylon,whetheritbeso,thatadecreewasmadeofCyrusthekingtobuildthishouse ofGodatJerusalem,andletthekingsendhispleasuretousconcerningthismatter. Thesearejustexampleswhichshouldsufficetoprovethepoint. hristianity ThemostimportantgroupweretheGreeksandtheRomans,theyhadawell integratedandadvanced

systemofgodsandbeliefs.Everythingthattheyneededtodowasdoneonlyafterofferingsacrificesand provokingthegodstoshowthemthepath.Theuseoftheirbrain(Vohumana)wasnotwhattheybelievedin. TotheextentthatGodinGenesesissaidtohaveforbiddenAdamandEvetousetheirbrain. 2:16:AndtheLORDGodcommandedtheman,saying,Ofeverytreeofthegardenthoumayestfreely eat. 2:17:Butofthetreeoftheknowledgeofgoodandevil,thoushaltnoteatofit:forinthedaythatthou eatestthereofthoushaltsurelydie. ConvertingpeopletoZarathushtismrequiredtimeandhadtobedonestepbystep.Firstofall,knowledgethat wasintherealmofgods,hadtobebroughtwithinthereachofhumans.Thiswasattemptedbyexporting philosophyintotheirpaganworld. WhenCyrustheGreatconqueredBabyloniahereleasedPytogarusfromBabylonianprisonandbroughthimto PersianandtrainedhimandsenthimbacktohishomeinGreece.Pytogarusissaidtohavedrawntwo columnsundertheheadingofGoodthingsandBadthings.Hehadlearnedhisgeometryfromthe Zarathushties,heputintowords,asatheorem,whatwascommonworkingknowledgeamongthe ZarathushtieswhousedittobuilttunnelscalledQhanatstocarrywaterandirrigatethefertilelandsinthe dessertsfarfromthesourceofthespring. In449BCEArdeshirconcludedapeacetreatywithAthensknownasthePeaceofCimonsorCallias,under whichtheroadsteadofthePhaselisinLyciawasdesignatedastheboundarybetweenthespheresofactionof thenavies. ThattheageoflearningandscholarlyworksstartedinearnestamongtheGreeksafterthePeacetreatyof449 BCE,isaproofofZarathushtiinfluence.Themostfamousphilosophers,historians,poetsandmenoflearning allthrivedafterthisdate.AmongthemwereSocrates,Plato,Xenophon,HerodotusandDemocritus. DemocritusofAbderastudiedMathematicsandAstronomyandHerodotuswhowasraisedinHalicarnassus,a VassalstateoftheZarathushtiEmpirebeganwanderingintheEmpirecollectingfirstandsecondhand informationandstoriesandsystematicallywritingthemdown,whichhecalledhis'Researches'. Socrates,whowasinthearmyattheageof18,becameahoplitewithheavyarmorattwenty.Havingbeen bornin469BCE,in449whenthepeacetreatywassigned,hemusthavebeen20yearsoldandhavinglosthis armyjobasahopliteheenlistedasaphilosopher.SocrateswasastudentofZarathushtra'steachingsandhad achievedKhordad(perfection)andbecomeAmordad(freefromfearofdeath).Socrates,metwithatragicend forhavingsaid,'KNOWTHYSELF''KhodAh'

Socrates,whowasinthearmyattheageof18,becameahoplitewithheavyarmorattwenty.Havingbeen bornin469BCE,in449whenthepeacetreatywassigned,hemusthavebeen20yearsoldandhavinglosthis armyjobasahopliteheenlistedasaphilosopher.SocrateswasastudentofZarathushtra'steachingsandhad achievedKhordad(perfection)andbecomeAmordad(freefromfearofdeath).Socrates,metwithatragicend forhavingsaid,'KNOWTHYSELF''KhodAh' WhatSocratessaidwasalientohiscountrymenandfinallythedemocraticlegalsystemofAthenscondemned himtodeathbyconsumptionofpoison,in399BCE.Wearetoldheagreedtoacceptthemajorityverdict againsthimanddrankthepoisonhandedovertohimwithoutfret.Althoughhewasofferedachanceinitially bytheJurytodenyhisideasandbuyhisfreedomandagainlaterhisfriendsarrangedforhisescapefromthe temporaryprisonbutdeathtohimwasmeaningless,hehadnofearofit(Amordad)andhepreferredtodrink thepoison. ThechargesagainstSocrateswere: 1. 2. Corruptingtheyoung,ofnotrecognizingthegodsrecognizedbythestate,ofbelievinginspiritsand practicingritesforeigntotheAthenians. Meddlinginthethings,whichareoutsidehiscompetence,ofenquiringintothingsundertheearthand thingsabovetheskyandarguingwitheverybodyonallsubjects,tryingconstantlytomaketheweaker argumentsappearthestronger. 3. Notbelievingingodsandbelievinginsupernaturalbeings.[1]

TheZarathushtieswhowereabletospreadAshaVahistatoallcornersoftheEmpirehadnowintroducedthe goldenageofknowledgeintoEurope.AlthoughalltheseknowledgewerealientotheGreeksinthosedaysand menlikeSocrateswereputtodeathforintroducingZarathushtism,todayweknowitasGreekmathematics, GreekmedicineandacorruptedformofitsphilosophyasGreekphilosophy,etc.. Plato(born428BCE),Antristhenes(born446BCE),Euclides(born435BCE),andXenophonbecamestudents ofSocrates.ItisinterestingtonotethatthemajorityofthesocalledGreekScholarswerebornandgained theirknowledgeoutsideAthensawayfromGreekinfluenceandalmostallofthemlivedinthePersianEmpire beforegoingtoAthens. Withpeacehavingitsswaymorepeoplewereengagedinlearning.Khash athra Vairyu(laws,rules)were madetoguidethedailylifeofthepeople.ItwasbasedontheAshaVahista(Truth)withregardtoecology, environment,needsandpracticesofthepeople. Thelawswerethereforedividedintotwogroups,thenaturallaws(Khashathra Vairyu)basedonAsha VahistawerecalledthelawsofGod,whilethoseconcerningtrade,commerce,taxes,landrights,punishments etc.wascalledthelawsoftheking. Inspiteoftheintroductionofsomanyphilosophers,thegeneralpublicwasstillintheirpaganisticmode.In theWesternworld,Aristotlewasthefirsttoacknowledgethattheworldwasroundbuthestillthoughtthatthe earthwasstationaryandthesun,moon,planetsandthestarsmovedaroundtheearth.InsuchanErathe teachingsofZarathushtrawouldbeconsideredblasphemy. Asamatteroffact,evencenturieslaterwhenJesustriedtointroducetheteachingsofZarathushtrahewas stoned. TheZarathushtiesusedallpeacefulmeansorpersuasiontochangethepaganisticwaysoftheirsubjectsand neighbours. ThePaganisticWorldcouldnotdigesttheZarathushticonceptofGod.TheZarathushtrianGodwasanon AnthropomorphicGodandwasnotconfinedtoatemplenorneededsacrificemoreoveranindividual,who wasbornastheimageofGod,couldbecomeunitedwithGodifhedevelopedhimself.KNOWTHYSELF(KHOD AH). Allthiswashardtoconsume,andconsideredatrespassintotherealmofgodsbythepaganworldheadedby theGreeks.ButtheadvisertoAlexanderwasnoneotherthanhisteacherAristotleandAristotleunderstood theimplicationoftheZarathushtriancultureandwayoflife.HefeareditinthehandsofRome'senemyandis reportedtohaveadvisedAlexanderthat: 'Ifyoudestroythem,youwillhaveoverthrownoneofthegreatestpillarsofexcellenceintheworld.' ThusAristotlehadinitiatedaconflictofadifferentnature,awarofthebrainsandasecondfronthadbeen openedawayfromthemilitaryfront.NowAristotlethroughhispupilAlexanderhadlaunchedadirectattack onZarathushtra'sphilosophy.Tostartwiththeydidnothavetodestroytemples,fortheZarathushtieshad none,butinsteadtheyhadtobuildone.ThefirstreportedactofAlexanderonenteringBabyloniawasto restorethetemples,whichwerelefttodecaybyneglect.Thuslayingthefoundationofthedestructionof HumanExcellencebybringingbackthegodsofclayandstone,thistimewithmorepowerfornowthesegods werewiser,theyhadmoreknowledge. HavinglosttheircountrytoAlexandertheZarathushtiesweresubjectedto,aculturalandreligioustorture. ThetypeofinalienationthatwouldputHitlertoshame.Ittookthemsomeyearsbutin250BCEthe Zarathushtieschangedtheirapproach:theologywasdevelopedmakinguseofCaldean,Sumerian,Babylonia andJewishhistoryandEpics,andweseeanaturaldevelopmentratherthanimpositionorrevolution.Thus thedevelopmentofGodfromtheGodofAbraham,whotriedtodoawaywithhumansacrificepracticedin

werewiser,theyhadmoreknowledge. HavinglosttheircountrytoAlexandertheZarathushtiesweresubjectedto,aculturalandreligioustorture. ThetypeofinalienationthatwouldputHitlertoshame.Ittookthemsomeyearsbutin250BCEthe Zarathushtieschangedtheirapproach:theologywasdevelopedmakinguseofCaldean,Sumerian,Babylonia andJewishhistoryandEpics,andweseeanaturaldevelopmentratherthanimpositionorrevolution.Thus thedevelopmentofGodfromtheGodofAbraham,whotriedtodoawaywithhumansacrificepracticedin Babyloniabyreplacingitwithanimalsacrifice,totheGodofChrist,withwhomevenanimalsacrificewasdone awaywithandJesusChristwassupposedtobethelastsacrifice,theLamb,washingawaythesinsofmankind. ThelawsgivenbykingslikeHammurabiweremadedevineinstagesbythelawgivenbyGodthrougha prophet,soMoses,Daniel,Ezekielandtherestactasdivinemediatodoawaywiththeunwantedlaws. Moreoverforbreakingthelawsofthekingtheywerepunishableonlyifcaught.Butforbreakingthelawsofthe GodtheywerepunishablebyGodwithoutfail,anditwasonlyamatteroftime,butifhefailedtopunishGod wasconsideredmercifulandwassaidtohaveforgive.Exampleofsuchpunishmentsandforgiveness,ofthe charactersinhistory,wereusedtoprovethepoint.Inthiswaysocietywasmadehealthy.Transmissionof Khashathra Vairyu(goodrules),weredonethroughdivinemediaforthepaganisticworld. TheZarathushtieswhohadtakenuponthemselvestochangethewaysoftheworldduringthethreecenturies thattheywereinpower,haddonesowithoutencounteringorganizedopposition.ButnowtheZarathushties werepowerlessspeciallyinsideRomeandthusintheareasundertheRomancontrolPaganismwas flourishing.TheZarathushtiesfinallydecidedtorootoutpaganismmakinguseofpaganisticways,soaThree GenerationPlan(TGP)wasmade.Thisplanwouldspanoveraperiodofthreegenerationwherethe groundworkwouldbelaidandanattackmadeonpaganismfrominsidetheRomanEmpire.ThusHeliofthe houseofKingDavidthegrandfatherofJesusChristwasgivenafootholdinRomebyputtinghiminchargeof theJewsinRome. TheJewswereawaitingaprophetbutthedatehadpassed.TheZarathushtiesintroducedthesolarcalendar andthusrearrangedthedate. 'TheQumransectrejectedthisseeminglyartificialsystem(ofdating)andadoptedinsteadachronological reckoning,PROBABLYOFPRIESTLYORIGIN,basedontheSun.'[2] WhenthedaycameagroupofwisemenwassentouttowardsBethlehemtosupportthenewprophetthatwas tobeborn.ItisinterestingtonotethatallthedeedsoftheZarathushtiesreportedintheBibleareeither referredtowisdomorjustreportedasordinarydeeds.Evenknowinginadvancethataprophetisbeingborn isnotconsideredprophetic.ThisistoshowthedifferencebetweenZarathushtismwhichadvocatestheuseof Vohumana(GoodMind)andtheotherpeoplewhowere,asifforbiddentoeatofthetreeofknowledge.Allthe informationandknowledgewasfromGodandtheywerejustmessengers,Prophets. TheTreasureoftheMagi's,thegiftstheygavebabyJesus,wastheirwayoflife,theEternalLaw,whichhas ThreethingstobeachievedVohu Mana(gooduseofthemind),AshaVahista(acquiringTruth,knowledge) andKhashathra Vairyu(makingrighteousrules).Havingachievedthesethreetherest,thatis,Righteousness (SpentaArmaiti),Perfection(Hurvatatat),FreedomfromtheFearofDeath Immortality(Ameretatat)and AhuraMazda(beingonewithGodbySelfRealization)becomesachievable. AfterreceivingthesegiftsJesuswasneverleftalone,hehadthesupportoftheMagi'sthroughouthismission. TheBiblerecordsthisinLuke2:4652: 46'AfterthreedaystheyfoundhiminthetemplesittingamongtheTEACHERS,listeningtothemand askingthemquestions." Andseeingthathisparentshadbeenanxiousabouthiswhereabouts,Jesus 49....saidtothem,"Howisthatyousoughtme?DidyounotknowthatImustbeinmyFather's house?" 50 Andtheydidnotunderstandthesaying,whichhespoketothem. 52AndJesusincreasedinwisdomandstature,andinfavourwithGodandman. InthemeantimeJohntheBaptistwasdoinghisbit.(Luke3)Finallythetimeforachangehadarrived,Jesus hadbeenpreparedtoleadtheassaultandbeforehetookchargehehadtohavehisfinaltest. 'ThenJesuswasledupbytheSpiritintothewilderness,tobetemptedbythedevil.'(Matthew4:1) TheuseoftheThreegiftsoftheMagi'sGold,FrankincenseandMyrrhVohu mana,AshaVahistaandKhash athra Vairyu,wastobeputtoatest,soalthoughthistestlasted40days(Mark1:13Matthew4:2 Luke4:2)it comprisedofonlythreequestions.(Matthew4:3 11 Luke4:313) ThetestwasfromwhathehadlearnedfromtheScripturesgiventohimbytheZarathushties(Magi's)as againstthepaganisticscriptures... 'Buthe(Jesus)answered"Itiswritten,...'(Matthew4:4)andthepaganisticscripturewasbeingusedbythe devil(theexaminer).'.....IfyouarethesonofGod,throwyourselfdownforitiswritten...'(Matthew4:56) ThefirstsymbolictestforJesuswaswithregardtoVohumana,theuseofthepowerofhismindinthe righteousway.

againstthepaganisticscriptures... 'Buthe(Jesus)answered"Itiswritten,...'(Matthew4:4)andthepaganisticscripturewasbeingusedbythe devil(theexaminer).'.....IfyouarethesonofGod,throwyourselfdownforitiswritten...'(Matthew4:56) ThefirstsymbolictestforJesuswaswithregardtoVohumana,theuseofthepowerofhismindinthe righteousway. [Matt.4:3]AndtheTemptercameandsaidtohim,"IfyouaretheSonofGod,commandthesestonesto becomeloavesofbread." [Matt.4:4]Butheanswered,"Itiswritten'Manshallnotlivebybreadalone,butbyeverywordthatproceeds fromthemouthofGod.'"(Matthew4:3 4) Thetempterwantedtheuseofthebrainlimitedtoearningbread.(Likeitisdonethesedaysbycreating patentsandcopyrightsandbuyingknowledgeandlimitingitsuse tomakemoney)ButJesussaysthatthe mindshouldnotbeusedjusttofeedoneself,insteaditshouldbeusedintheVohuwayforthebenefitof mankind,asdesiredbyGod. NexthisAshaVahista(knowledge,Truth)wastested,atestbetweentheNaturallaw thelawofgravity,and thePaganasticbeliefsofanglesanddevils. [Matt.4:5]ThentheTemptertookhimtotheholycity,andsetonthepinnacleofthetemple,[Matt. 4:6]and saidtohim,"IfyouaretheSonofGod,throwyourselfdownforitiswritten,'Hewillgivetheangleschargeof you,andontheirhandstheywillbearyouup,leastyoustrikeyourfootagainstastone'".' Jesusknowshisscience,heknowsthetruth,heknowsthattheforceofgravitywillpullhimdownandnoangle canstopit.Thushesays,sorryTheTruthcannotbechangedtherearenoexceptions. [Matt.4:7]Jesussaiduntohim,"Againitiswritten,'YoushallnottempttheLordyourGod'".'(Matthew4:5 7) ThefinaltestwasonKhashathra Vairyu(makinggoodrules).Hewasgiventhechoiceofmakingbadlawsand reapingtheadvantagebuthechosetomaketheRighteouslaw. [Matt.4:8]Again,thedeviltookhimtoaveryhighmountain,andshowedhimallthekingdomsoftheworld andthegloryofthem[Matt. 4:9]andhesaidtohim,"AlltheseIwillgiveyou,ifyouwillfalldownand worshipme." JesusrejectstheofferandsaysoneshouldservetherighteouslawofGod. [Matt.4:10]ThenJesussaid,"Begone,Satan!foritiswritten,'YoushallworshiptheLordyourGodandhim onlyshallyouserve.'"'(Matthew4:810) Hecameoutofthetestwithflyingcolourshavingusedthethreegifts(VohumanaAshaVahishtaandKhash athra Vairyu)successfully'thenthedevillefthim,andbehold,angelscameandministeredtohim.'(Matthew 4:11) NextJesuswentouttopreachtheprinciplesoftheteachingsofZarathushtrabyspreadingTruthand banishingignorance. 'thepeoplewhosatindarknesshaveseenagreatlight,andforthosewhosatintheregionandshadowofdeath lighthasdawned.'(Matthew4:16) WiththeendresultofSelfRealization,whichhesaid,wasachievable. "Repent,forthekingdomofheavenisathand."(Matthew4:17) Verysoonhehadmanyfollowers, 'AndgreatcrowdsfollowedhimfromGalileeandtheDecapolisandJerusalemandJudeaandfrombeyondthe Jordon.'(Matthew4:25) AndhewantedthemtobebetterthanthePersian JewsandthescribeswhohadfailedtospreadtheTruth. 'ForItellyou,unlessyourrighteousnessexceedsthatofthescribesandthePharisees,youwillneverenter thekingdomofheaven.'(Matthew5:20) JesuspreachesGoodThoughts,GoodWordsandGoodDeedsandcorrectssomeoftheoldbeliefs.(Matthew 5:1 48)HedropsthebarrierbetweenmanandGodbyshowingthewaytoachievementofHurvatatat (Perfection).HeclearlystatesthatGodlyPerfection(Hurvatatat)isachievable. 'Beyethereforeperfect,evenasyourFatherwhichisinheavenisperfect.'(Matthew5:148) (MatthewusesthewordFather,MyFather,YourFatherandHeavenlyFather,whichmeansthathewas indicatingdifferentidentities.ExampleisMatthew10:26 33.) Allthissurprisedthosethatheardhim'forhetaughtthemasonewhohadauthority,andnotastheir

'Beyethereforeperfect,evenasyourFatherwhichisinheavenisperfect.'(Matthew5:148) (MatthewusesthewordFather,MyFather,YourFatherandHeavenlyFather,whichmeansthathewas indicatingdifferentidentities.ExampleisMatthew10:26 33.) Allthissurprisedthosethatheardhim'forhetaughtthemasonewhohadauthority,andnotastheir scribes.'(Matthew7:29) Zarathushtismplacedhumansonafootingneverbeforeknowntothesescribesandwhereverthe Zarathushtiesventuredtheylefttheirsignature,theirmark,inhistoryinasymbolicway,bywayofthefigure seventy two.Theseventy twopartsofAvesta,theseventy twopartsinthefeathersoftheFravaharatTakthe Jamshid(Persepolis)whichisabovetheheadofDaryush,theseventy twocolumnsintheHallofNations (Persepolis)andnowintheBibleinLuke10ithasbeenleftforthosethatcanrecognizeit. 'AfterthistheLordappointedseventy twoothers,andsentthemonaheadofhim,twobytwo,intoeverytown andplacewherehehimselfwasabouttocome.'(Luke10.1)(MostofthemodernBibleshavechangeditto70) 'Theseventy tworeturnedwithjoy,saying,"Lordeventhedemonsaresubjecttousinyourname!"(Luke10: 17) Regardingthisseventy twoJesussays: 'AllthingshavebeendeliveredtomebymyFatherandnooneknowswhotheSonisexcepttheFather,or whotheFartherisexcepttheSonandanyonetowhomtheSonchoosestorevealhim.'(Luke10:22)Here JesusisnotspeakingofGod. (InLuke2:4950Jesusreferstohisteachershouse(Magi's)asFather'shousebuthisparentsdidnot understandwhathemeant.SomeinterpretthisashouseofGod.Onlypagangodshadstatuesandhousesnot theGodofChristhecouldnotbeconfinedtoahouse.) UnfortunatelywhateverJesussaidwaspaganizedandistodayinterpretedandfollowedlikewhatthescribes wouldhavesaidandnotlikewhattheZarathushtieshadintended. TheZarathushtiesbelievedinfamilyvalues,andbasedontheirAshaVahista(knowledge)ofhuman psychologytheyforbidthepracticeofdivorce.Theybelievedthatthefirststeptowardsrighteousnesswasa morallyhealthysociety,whichcouldnotbeachievedbutthroughaclosely knitfamily.Eventodayamongthe Zarathushtiesthepracticeofdivorceisforbiddenexceptincaseofun chastityandadultery. JesusintroducedthisZarathushtriandoctrine,overridingtheageoldlawofMoses.(Matthew19:3 9Mark 10:2 12Luke16:18) 'AndIsaytoyou:whosoeverdivorceshiswife,exceptforunchastity,andmarriesanother,commits adultery.'(Matthew19:9) Andwhen'Theysaidtohim,"WhythendidMosescommandonetogiveacertificateofdivorce,andputher away?"' 'Hesaidtothem,"ForyourhardnessofheartMosesallowedyoutodivorceyourwife,butfromthebeginning itwasnotso."(Matthew19:7 8) Jesusteaches,TheSevenAmshahSepantas(EternalLaw),inasimplelanguagemeantforthepagansbutits meaninghasbeenlosttousbecauseithasbeenpaganized,thustheTruthhasbeenlost. 'BlessedratherarethosewhohearthewordofGod(Truth)andkeepit.'(Luke11:28) AcquiringAshaVahista,(Knowledge,Truth)wastheforemostconsiderationintheteachingsofJesus. 'Woetoyoulawyers!foryouhavetakenawaythekeyofknowledgeyoudidnotenteryourselves,andyou hinderedthosewhowereentering'.(Luke11:52) ThishastobereadinthelightofthepracticeamongtheGreeks,theRomansandotherpaganisticreligions whereknowledgewasintherealmofthegods.TheOraclesstoppedpeoplefromattemptingtomakeuseof theirbrainsandwhateverlimitedknowledgewastheretheykeptittothemselvesanddidallthethinkingand decisionmakingforthepeople. ThesamewasthecaseinancientBabyloniabeforethecomingofthePersiansin550BCE,whichhadleadto thebeliefintheGenesis2:1617 TheaimofJesuswastheGreeksandtheRomans thegentiles,andthewipingawayofpaganism. 'NowamongthosewhowentuptoworshipatthefeastwereGreeks.(John12:20) 'Ifanyone(gentiles)servesme,hemustfollowmeandwhereIam,thereshallmyservantsbealsoifanyone servesme,theFatherwillhonourhim.'(John12:26) OneofthemostimportantamongtheZarathushties,contemporarytoJesus,wasSimonMajus(Magi).'Simon

'NowamongthosewhowentuptoworshipatthefeastwereGreeks.(John12:20) 'Ifanyone(gentiles)servesme,hemustfollowmeandwhereIam,thereshallmyservantsbealsoifanyone servesme,theFatherwillhonourhim.'(John12:26) OneofthemostimportantamongtheZarathushties,contemporarytoJesus,wasSimonMajus(Magi).'Simon Maguswasatoweringfigureinhistory,themajorplayerafterJesus.HispositionwastheheadoftheMagians oftheWestManasseh,orSamaritansandsuccessortoMenahem(Manuchehr)whohadbeentheactual instigatorofthemission'.(JesustheManbyBarbaraThiering1992Doubleday,BatmanBooks1993ch 12pp 105) AccordingthepreshergivenintheDeadSeaScrollsBarbaraThieringhastracedtheactualhistoryofSimon Magus,shewrites. 'Simonwastheheadofoneofthemissionaryorders,amanofextraordinarypersonalgiftswhocouldattract followerstohisversionofthedoctrine,anamalgamofliberalizedJudaismandGreekphilosophyandscience. AsaSamaritan,hehadnoloyaltytoJerusalembutsawJudaisminnorthernterms,syncretisticandDiaspora oriented.FollowingthedeathoftheBaptistandtherisetopoweroftheHellenists,Simon,afterashortperiod, becamePope.' TheClementineliteraturepresentsSimonasamagician(literalmeaningofMajus)whoperformedmagical tricksandevenadoptedtheidentitiesofothers.Simoncultivatedthereputationofthaumaturgeinorderto gaintheadherenceofthousandsofsimplefollowers. SimonissaidtohaveacceptedJesusasthetrueDavidandinadditionheldtheviewthatalaymancouldactas aLevite.Thus,asaPope,hewasmakingitpossibleforJesustoactasaLevitewhenhechose. SimonMaguscanbetracedthroughouttheNewTestamentunderdifferentnamesgiventohimdependingon thecircumstancesandbasedonthepositionheheld. SomeofthenamesaccordingtoBarbaraThieringare: ANANIASastheservantoftheSamaritanhighpriestAnanias(takingthenameofhismaster).Ananias theMerchantdidnotwantGentileconvertstobecircumcised. DEMERTRIUSTHESILVERSMITHwhenactingasbishopinEphesus. LEPERwhenexpelledfromthecelebratecommunity,ashewassentdowntothelevelofthelepers,who werenotpermittedonholypremises. LIGHTNINGasPope,succeeding'Thunder'JonathanAnnas. ZEBEDEEmeaning'MYGIFT'tocontrasthimwiththeotherSamaritan,JonathanAnnas,whosename meant'GIFTOFGOD'.ZEBEDEEwasalso'Father'ofJamesandJohnashehadinstructedNicetaand AquilabeforetheyturnedtoZacchaeus. TheothernamesareLAZARUS(John11),SIMONTHEPHARISEE(Luke7:4446)SIMONZEALOT (Luke6:15)SIMONAMAGICIAN,SIMONCANANAIOS... BarbaraThieringinherbookJesustheMan,believesthatJesus'ssupportofSimonwasthecauseofthe crucifixionofJesus.TherealculpritaccordingtoRomanswasSimonMajusandJesuswasanaccomplice whomtheRomangovernorPontiusPilatedidnotwanttocrucifybutdiditjustbecausetheJewswanteditso. (Matthew27:23 24Mark15:13 15) 'AndPilatesaidtothechiefpriestsandthemultitudes,"Ifindnocrimeinthisman."(Luke23:4) WhenlaterSimonMajusseesthattheZarathushtismhehadworkedsohardtointroducehadfailed,whenhe seesthepaganizationoftheteachingsofJesus,hefightsagainsttheveryChristianity,whichhehadhelpedto setup. 'Inthefinalstateofthepartiesabout50ACE,he(SimonMajus)wastheheadofalleasternfactions,andthe bitterenemyoftheChristians,whohadseparatedoutfromthepeace Hellenists.Simonwas,fortheChristians, theAntipope,theAntichrist,conductingarivalcampaignfortheheartsandmindsofGentiles,tobringthem intowhatwasstillanessentiallyJewishfaith.'(JesustheManbyBarbaraThiering1992Doubleday,Batman Books1993ch 12pp106) Jesus'slikingandrespectforSimonMaguscanbeseeninthathesharedthecommunionmeal,calledthe agape,or'lovefeast'withhim.(John11:5JesustheManbyBarbaraThiering1992Doubleday,BatmanBooks 1993ch 12pp106) TheteachingsofJesuswerewhathehadlearnedfromhisteachers,theFather,theMagi's.Mostofthesewere consideredblasphemyintheeyesofthepagansandtrueZarathushtismisconsideredblasphemyeventoday. AshoZarathushtrashowsthewaytoperfection(Hurvatata),immortality(Amertatat)andselfrealizationand onenesswithGod(AhuraMazda)andJesussays:

TheteachingsofJesuswerewhathehadlearnedfromhisteachers,theFather,theMagi's.Mostofthesewere consideredblasphemyintheeyesofthepagansandtrueZarathushtismisconsideredblasphemyeventoday. AshoZarathushtrashowsthewaytoperfection(Hurvatata),immortality(Amertatat)andselfrealizationand onenesswithGod(AhuraMazda)andJesussays: "....theyfollowmeandIgivethemeternallife(Hurvatata),andtheyshallneverperish,andnooneshall snatchthemoutofmyhand(Amertata).WhatmyFatherhasgiventome,isgreaterthanall,andnooneisable tosnatchthemoutofmyFathers'shand.IandtheFatherareone."(John10:2730) Tothepagansthiswasblasphemyand,'TheJewstookupstonesagaintostonehim.Jesusansweredthem,"I haveshownyoumanygoodworksfromtheFatherforwhichofthesedoyoustoneme?"TheJewsanswered him,"Itisnotforagoodworkthatwestoneyoubutfortheblasphemybecauseyou,beingaman,make yourselfGod."(John10:31 33) ThisisexactlywhatZarathushtrahaspreachedandJesuswasrepeating.Whatisalsoimportantisthatthe peoplerefertotheclaimof"MakeyourselfGod"andnotaboutbeingtheSonofGod.ThereplygivenbyJesus removesalldoubt,ifanyonehasany. 'Isitnotwritteninyourlaw"menaregods".(John10:34) HewasreferringtotheOldTestament(Genesis1:26) 'ThenGodsaid,"letusmakemeninourimage,afterourlikeness.' AlthoughthisfactisintheAvestathepresentdayZarathushties,liketheJewsinthosedays,donotbelievein itandcallitblasphemy. ThewarsoftheTwoSpiritsthusleadtoadraw.Thethree generationplaneradicatedPaganismbutnot completely.Zarathushtismwasspreadbutunderpaganisticcolours.Christianityhascometostaybutthe wordsofChrist,althoughveryclearlystatedintheBible,arenotfollowedbecausethepaganisticminddoes notpermitittobelievethatonecouldachieveperfection. TheZarathushtisdecidedtowaitandseetheresultsandthengiveanothertry.Thisistheveryreasonthatall religionsbelievethatattheendoftimeasaviourwillcometospreadthetruereligion.Whichmeanswhatwe believeisnottrue.Otherwisewhyshouldasaviourcome? ChristianitymovedintothepaganWestandlefttheJewstothemselves.ThedeathofpurePaganismleadsthe westernworldtoanewera.ThereweregreatchangesintheirWayofLifebutthechangewasnotcomplete,it wasmixedwithpaganism.Knowledgebecamefreetomanbutnotcompletely.Thechurchplayedtheroleof theOracleandputtodeathwhosoevercrossedthenewlimitssetforknowledge.Eventodayinthetwentyfirst centurythisfunctionisstillperformedalthoughtheyhaveextendedthelimitsforknowledgealittlefurther everyfewcenturies. TheDeadSeaScrollsinconjunctionwiththelargenumberoftabletsfoundbyarchaeologistdatingbackto over3000yearshelpustounderstandtheroleplayedbytheZarathushtiesinthereligiousdevelopmentin thispartoftheWorld.Butthecurtainthatcoversithasbeenwovenwithoverathousandyearsofpaganistic thinkingandhasdeeprootsineverythingthatwedotoday,thusitcannotbeeasilyrolledasidetouncover theTRUTH.StilltodaytheRealteachingsofZarathushtrawillbeconsideredblasphemyandifonetriesto removethecoverplacedonit,thatpersonmaywellbecrucifiedeventoday. TheveryfactthatallmodernreligionsstartedinareassurroundingthePersianEmpire,wheretheyhadno politicallyinfluence,isamatterforresearch.Ofcoursethiscanonlybeunderstoodandstudiedifthe teachingsofAshoZarathushtraareunderstoodandstudiedastheywerefollowedinthoseancientdays. WithintheEmpirefromIndustoOxustoEuphratespeoplemadeuseoftheirVohumaneachaccordingtohis capacityandcapability,beyondtheseborderstherewasneedforaction.Theologiesofthepeopleoutside theircontrolwerestudiedbytheZarathushtisandwaystodevelopthemtowardsachievingthefinalgoalwere envisaged.Theresultoffurtherstudiesinthetheologyoftheirneighboursinordertofulfillthepromise, resultedinthetheoriesofMani,MazdakandZurvanisminalatterperiod. ThenewGodwasnotastatuteandwasnotconfinedtothetemplebutwaseverywhere,sothereligionsbegan tospreadandbecamestrongerdaybyday,totheextentthat,inacoupleofcenturies,itstartedinfluencing Zarathushtism.In100ACEtheAvestawaswrittendownforthefirsttime.Thefirestartedappearingforthe firsttimeonthebackofthecoinsissuedbytheParthianKings.TheweaknessoftheParthiangovernmentand theconstantattackoftheRomansweakenedthenationandZarathushtismwasatitslowestebb.Duringthis periodinParsthehouseofSasanwasbecomingactiveandthefoundationoftheSasanianEmpireandits uniqueformofZarathushtismwasbeinglaid. ThesearetherealinfluencethattheIranianshadonotherreligionsandarenevertalkedabout. NOWLETUSCHECKTHECONCEPTS,WHICHSCHOLARSANDTHEOLOGIANSCLAIMTOHAVEBEEN CONTRIBUTEDBYZARATHUSHTISM. neSuppremeGod Inthepaganisticworld,beforeduringandafterZarathushtra,godshadhumanformsbutwerepowerful

andcontrolledeveryactionofthehumansonearth.TheseGodshadtheirlovelifeandevenfoughtwarsand

ThesearetherealinfluencethattheIranianshadonotherreligionsandarenevertalkedabout. NOWLETUSCHECKTHECONCEPTS,WHICHSCHOLARSANDTHEOLOGIANSCLAIMTOHAVEBEEN CONTRIBUTEDBYZARATHUSHTISM. neSuppremeGod Inthepaganisticworld,beforeduringandafterZarathushtra,godshadhumanformsbutwerepowerful

andcontrolledeveryactionofthehumansonearth.TheseGodshadtheirlovelifeandevenfoughtwarsand hadenemies.Godshadtobepleasedwithsacrifices,housedintemplesandbribedwithpromises. HerodotussaysthePersianGodwasanonAnthropomorphicGodunlikethatoftheGreeksandRomans.It wasnotconfinedtothetemplenorneededanysacrifice.Whathedidnotunderstandorifhedidhedidnot daretosaywasthatanindividual,whowasalreadytheimageofGod,couldbecomeunitedwithGodifhe developedhimself.KNOWTHYSELF(KHOD AH). GodfortheancientZarathushtrianwastheforceofnaturewhichencompassedthewholeuniverse,something whichthewholesystemwasmadeupof,somethingwhichwehumansarealsopartof.Noshapeorformor symbolwasascribedtoAhuraMazda TheCreatorofWisdom.Zarathushtra'sAhuraMazdawouldnotaccept bribesanddofavours.Sacrifice,rituals,prayerswouldnotmaterializetheirwantsforthem.Everyonehadto usehisVahuManaGoodMindandprogress.EveryhumanbeingcanbeonewithAhuraMazdaifhefollowsthe sevenstepscalledAmshaSepantastheEternalLaw. IntheGathasYasna28.9Zarathushtragoestotheextendofsayingthatmanisresponsibleforallhisactions andthatweshouldnotblameitonAhuraMazda. These,you,notAhuraMazda Knowledgealsobringsevil Mindalsoisthebest Thatwhichstrivestocreategoodguidance Foryoutobeworthy Mighty,satisfied,alsoworthyofpraise [Zarathushtra GathaYasna28.9(FR)] AsfarascreationisconcernedAhuraMazda(theCreatorofWisdom)onlycreatedMazdaAhuratheWisdom inCreation,theBigBang.ItisthisWisdominCreationMazdaAhura thatissincethenexpandingand evolving,multiplyinganddestroying,creatingnewstarsandgalaxieswhileotherstarsandgalaxiesare disappearing. UnfortunatelythePaganisticgodsevolvedinto'TheGod'inwhomwebelievetoday.Whohasstilltobehoused intemplesandneedssacrifices.Whoisalmightyandmadetheworldinsevendays.WhocreatedAdamand EveMhashiandMhashiyana.Thefollowersof'TheGod'outnumberedthefollowersofZarathushtraandsoas timepassedby,theGodofZarathushtralostgroundandduringtheSasanianErahewastotallyreplacedby 'TheGod'.TodaymostZarathushtisandmanyscholarsdonotliketobelievethetruthinHerodotusreportand stampitasbiasedwhenhesays. "Theerectionofstatues,temples,andaltarsisnotaacceptablepracticeamongthem(Persians),andanyone whodoessuchathingisconsideredafool,becausethePersianreligionisnotanthropomorphicliketheGreek. ..............theyerectnoaltarandkindlenofirethelibation,theflutemusic,thegarland,thesprinkledmeal allthesefamiliartous,theyhavenousefor." TheGodofZarathushtraisinyou,noonecandescribeittoyou,youcanreachityourselfandfindoutabout it,understanditandbeonewithitKHODAH.AndtoknowGodonedoesnothavetorenouncetheworldand beahermit.SpiritualityisnottheonlyroadtoGod.OnehastoprogressinalldirectionsMental,Physicaland Spiritual.Acomputerengineeroranarchitectstandsanequalchance,comparedtosayahermitorasaint. NowletsgototheBibleandtheQuranandseeifthescholarsareright. TheBibleintroduces"TheGod"asthecreatorwhocompletedhiscreationinsixdaysandrestedonthe seventh. Nowletsgothroughthesequenceofhiscreationtounderstandhimbetter. Ondayone Hefirstcreatesheavenandearth.NexthecreateslightanddarknessandcallsthelightDayandthedarkness Night.Gen.1:1 5 Ondaytwo Hedividesthewatersintotwoandcallstheoneaboveheaven.Gen. 1:6 7 Ondaythree Hecreateslandinthealreadyexistingwater,bygatheringthewatertogether.Hecallsthisformationlandand hecallsthewatersogatheredSea.Hethenmakesgrassandtrees.Gen.1:912 Ondayfour Hemadetwogreatlightsthelesseronetorulethenightandthegreateronetoruletheday.Gen. 1:14 19 Ondayfive

Hecreateslandinthealreadyexistingwater,bygatheringthewatertogether.Hecallsthisformationlandand hecallsthewatersogatheredSea.Hethenmakesgrassandtrees.Gen.1:912 Ondayfour Hemadetwogreatlightsthelesseronetorulethenightandthegreateronetoruletheday.Gen. 1:14 19 Ondayfive Hemadefishandbirds.Gen.1:20 23 Ondaysixth Hemadeanimalsandman.Gen.1:24 28 WeseethatHehascreatedtheearth,thetreesandtheplantsandevenlightbythethirdday,thenontheforth hecreatesthesunandthemoon. SometimepassesandGodisnothappywithwhathehascreated. [Gen.6:7]:AndtheLORDsaid,IwilldestroymanwhomIhavecreatedfromthefaceoftheearthbothman, andbeast,andthecreepingthing,andthefowlsoftheairforitrepentethmethatIhavemadethem. TheGodintheBiblegoestothosepeoplethathechooses.Thepeoplecannotgotohim. [Gen.17:1]:AndwhenAbramwasninetyyearsoldandnine,theLORDappearedtoAbram,andsaiduntohim, IamtheAlmightyGodwalkbeforeme,andbethouperfect. [Gen.17:2]:AndIwillmakemycovenantbetweenmeandthee,andwillmultiplytheeexceedingly. NowletsunderstandAllahtheGodintheQuran. IquotefronSuraXVIHAHL: 16:4 Hehascreatedmanfromasperm dropandbeholdthissamemanbecomesanopendisputer. 16:10 Itishewhosendsdownrainfromthesky:foryoutodrink,andoutofitgrowsthevegetationonwhich youyefeedyourcattle. 16:11 WithitHeproducesforyoucorn,olives,datepalm,grapes,andeverykindoffruit:verilyinthisisa signforthosewhogivethought. 16:77 ToAllahbelongththeMysteryoftheheavensandtheearth.AndtheDecisionoftheHour(of judgement)isasthetwinklingoftheeye,orevenquicker:forAllahhaltpoweroverallthings. 16:78 ItisHeWhobroughtyoufromthewombofyourmotherwhenyeknewnothingandHegaveyou hearingandsightandintelligenceandaffectionthatyemaygivethanktoAllah. 16:80 ItisAllahWhomadeyourhabitationshomesofrestandquiteforyouandmadeforyououtofthe skinsofanimals,(tentsfor)dwellings,whichyefindsolightwhenyetravelandwhenyestopandoutofthe wool,andtheirsoftfibersandtheirhair,richstuffandarticlesofconvenience(toserveyou)foratime. 16:81 ItisAllahWhomade,outofthethingsHecreated,somethingstogiveyoushadeofthehillsHemade someforyourshelterHemadeyougarmentstoprotectyoufromheat,andcoatsofmailtoprotectyoufrom your(mutual)violence.ThusdoesHecompleteHisfavoursonyou,thatyemaybowtoHisWill(inIslam). Forthosethatdon'tbeliveinwhathasbeensaidtheQuransays. 16:88ForthosethatrejectAllahandhinder(men)fromthepathofAllahforthemwillWeaddpenaltyto penaltyforthattheyusedtospreadmischief. 16:89OnedayWeshallraisefromallPeoplesawitnessagainstthem,fromamongstthemselves:andWebring theeawitnessagainstthese(thypeople):andWehavesentdowntotheetheBookexplainingallthings,a Guide,aMercy,andGladTidingstoMuslims. InQuranalsoweseethatitisAllahWhochoosesthepersonhewanttoguide. 16:93 IfAllahsowilled,Hecouldmakeyouallonepeople:butHeleavesstrayingwhomHepleases,andHe guideswhomhepleases:butyeshallcertainlybecalledtoaccountforyouraction. Thesearebutjustafewquotestherearemanymoreforthosethatwant,canrefertotheBibleandQuranfor themselves. ComparethesewiththewordsofZARATHUSHTRAwhosaysGoodandEvilarebothcreatedbytheHUMAN MIND.[Zarathushtra GathaYasnaHa28.9(FR)] heMessiah EveryreligionincludingmodernZoroastrianismhasthiselementoftheMessiah,theResurrector,theone

whoisgoingtocometosavemankind.Theonewhoisgoingtobringgoodreligion.

ComparethesewiththewordsofZARATHUSHTRAwhosaysGoodandEvilarebothcreatedbytheHUMAN MIND.[Zarathushtra GathaYasnaHa28.9(FR)] heMessiah EveryreligionincludingmodernZoroastrianismhasthiselementoftheMessiah,theResurrector,theone

whoisgoingtocometosavemankind.Theonewhoisgoingtobringgoodreligion. Thefactis,ancientZarathushtismdidnothavethiselement,andZarathushtraneverclaimedthathewould comeback.HegavetheguidelinehisprincipleofthesevenAmshaSepantas,andeveryonewastobea Messiahforhimself.IntheefforttoeradicatePaganismthegoodreligionwasinsteadpaganised. 'Woetoyoulawyers!Foryouhavetakenawaythekeyofknowledgeyoudidnotenteryourselves,andyou hinderedthosewhowereentering'.(Luke11:52) ZarathushtismstartswithVohumanatheuseofwisdom.Whilepaganismforbidstheuseofit,JustasAdam andEveweredrivenoutofParadiseforusingit.Itwasconsideredasinforwhichthewholeracewas punishable. Somedaywhenthehumanracewaswiserallthishadtobecorrected.Butthepeoplehadtobetoldthatthey werenotfollowingtherightpathandsoweareconstantlytoldthatonedayaMessiahwouldcometoset thingsright. IstheworldreadytodaytoreceivetheMessiah?Nonotifheisgoingtoteach'themasonewhohadauthority, andnotastheirscribes.'(Matthew7:29)Theresultwillbearepeatperformance.'TheJewstookupstones againtostonehim.Jesusansweredthem,"IhaveshownyoumanygoodworksfromtheFatherforwhichof thesedoyoustoneme?"TheJewsansweredhim,"Itisnotforagoodworkthatwestoneyoubutforthe blasphemybecauseyou,beingaman,makeyourselfGod."(John10:31 33) IfonceagainanyoneisgoingtopreachtheteachingsofZarathushtra,thesevenAmshaSepentas,thewayto perfectionandgodlinesshewillendupwiththesamefaithasJesusChrist.Butevenifsomeofthepeople realizethetruthitwillnotbeinvain. esurrectionandtheFinalJudgement Reincarnation,ResurrectionandtheFinalJudgmentareasalientoZarathushtra'steachingasareHeaven

andHell.Youhaveonlyonechancemakethebestofit.Therewardofgoodandbadisrealizedwhileyoustill live.TheChinavatPollortheBridgeofJudgmentwasinfactthelastmomentsofoneslifewhenallthedeeds goodandbadflashbeforetheeyesofthepersonwhoisdying.Apersonwhohasdonegoodspendstheselast momentinpeacewhiletheywhohavedoneevildieinturmoil.Thereisnoexternalbridgetobecrossedto anotherworld.LatterintheZoroastrianreligionmanythingswereadded. atan,Devil,Angel WhenwesaySatanorDevil,oneatoncethinksoftheAhrimanaasitsparallel.Butthisisnotcorrect.In

Zarathushtra'sphilosophyAhrimanahasnoformlikethedevilandisnotapowerbyitselfwhomanipulates theworkofGod.AhrimanaistheoppositeofVohumana.ItistheeviluseoftheManathemind.Eachoneofus hasthefreedomtouseourmindintherightorthewrongwayandmakeourlifeandthelifeofothershappyor miserable.DevilorSatanhasnoplaceinZarathushtra'steachings. Everyoneisbornwiththemindthemanawhichneedstobeusedandcanbeusedeitherinabadorgood wayorinacombinationofboth.Ahrimanaistheevilstateofthemind.Einsteinusedhismanaanddiscovered theatomaslongasitisusedtocreateelectricityandputtootherpositiveusesitisthegooduse,whenitis usedtomakeabombthatistheAhrimanicstage.Ahrimanaisnotanexternalforcelikethedevil.Itisan internalforcewithineachpersonanditspowersislimitedtothepowersofthatindividual.Thusabadleader candisturbtheworldandabadstorekeeperhisneighbourhood.InZarathushtra'sphilosophy'TheDevil'with hornsandaspearinhanddoesnotexist.NordoesanangleapersonwhouseshisManainagoodwayisin facttheangle.ZarathushtrasaysthatitisthehumanmindthatdoesgoodorevilnotevenAhuraMazda. onclusion ThusweseethatZarathushtra'steachingshadtheirinfluenceonallmajorreligionsdirectlythruthe

prophetsofthesereligionsbuttherealinfluencehaseithernotbeenunderstoodorplayeddownandthe wrongconceptshavebeenattributedtotheinfluenceoftheteachingsofZarathushtra.Theuninterpreted BibleandtheDeadSeascrollsareatestimonytotherealinfluenceoftheTeachingsofZarathushtraonworld religions. MullaNasrudin (asatiricalcharacterinPersianliterature) wassittingatthecornerofhisstreetandwas gettingbored,aneighbourwaspassingby,Mullacalledouttohimandsaid:"Ihaveheardthattheyare distributingfreeAash(aPersiansoup)inthenextvillage". Verysoonthewholevillagewithpotsandpaninhandweregoingtowardsthenextvillageandastheypassed byMullatheytoldhimaboutthefreeAashandaskedhimwhywashenotjoiningthem. Afterseeingthewholevillagegoing,Mullasaidtohimself,"Maybeitistrue"andwenthometookapotand startedonhiswaytothenextvillagetogethisshareofFreeAash.

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