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  Zoroaster - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Zoroaster was nearly related to both: his wife, Hvovi, was the daughter of Frashaoshtra, and the husband of his daughter, Pourucista, was Jamaspa.
Zoroaster taught a new religion; but this must not be taken as meaning that everything he taught came, so to say, out of his own head.
The last things and the end of the world are relegated to the close of a long period of time (3000 years after Zoroaster), when a new Saoshyant is to be born of the seed of the prophet, the dead are to come to life, and a new incorruptible world to begin.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Zoroaster   (5387 words)

 TEMPLE OF ZOROASTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Zoroaster was born into a modestly situated family of knights, the Spitama, probably at Rhages (now Rayy, a suburb of Tehran), a town in Media.
Zoroaster, however, goes beyond this, announcing an end phase for the visible world, "the last turn of creation." In this last phase, Ahriman will be destroyed, and the world will be wonderfully renewed and be inhabited by the good, who will live in paradisiacal joy.
Zoroaster rejected the cults of all the gods except one ahura, Ahura Mazda, the "Wise Lord." It is not certain that Zoroaster was the first to proclaim Ahura Mazda.
sangha.net /messengers/zoroaster.htm   (2905 words)

 Zoroaster Zarathustra - Crystalinks
Zoroaster apparently was opposed in his teachings by the civil and religious authorities in the area in which he preached.
Confident in the truth revealed to him by Ahura Mazda, Zoroaster apparently did not try to overthrow belief in the older Iranianreligion, which was polytheistic; he did, however, place Ahura Mazda at the center of a kingdom of justice that promised immortalityand bliss.
Zoroaster forbade all sacrifices in honor of Ahriman or of his adherents, the daevas, who from pre-Zoroastrian times had degenerated into hostile deities.
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 Zoroastrianism, Zoroaster, Zarathusthra, Zarathustra
During the 7th and 6th centuries BC the ancient polytheistic religion of the Iranians was reformed and given new dimensions by the prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathusthra).
That Zoroaster used Vedic materials found in early Hinduism can hardly be denied; that he was a polytheist like Darius, Xerxes, and others who were probably Zoroastrians (at least, their inscriptions pay homage to Ahura Mazda) seems most likely.
Zoroaster calls upon human beings to join in this conflict on the side of Ahura Mazda, the key words of such religion being "good thoughts, good works, good deeds." The ultimate victory of Ahura Mazda, however, was not to be accomplished by human assistance but by the advent of a messiahlike figure, the Saoshyant.
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 Religions of Iran: Zoroaster and Zoroastrians in Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Zoroaster came to the understanding that wisdom, justice and goodness were utterly separate by nature from wickedness and cruelty.
Zoroaster offered humans a purpose in life (defeating the forces of evil) and a reasoned explanation for their sorrow and hardship in life.
Zoroaster and Kavis were placed in these lands that was identified with the legendary home of the Iranian peoples i.e.
www.iranchamber.com /religions/zoroaster_zoroastrians_in_iran.php   (5646 words)

 The Magus, Book II: Biographia Antiqua: Zoroaster
ZOROASTER, the son of Oromasius, flourished in the reign of Darius, the successor of Cambyses.
Zoroaster, king of the Bactrians, was vanquished by Ninus, and passed for the inventor of magic
Zoroaster afterwards made some alterations in it; but it is said he made no manner of change with relation to the doctrine of one sole uncreated principle, but that the only innovation in this particular was the giving the name of Light to the good principle, and that of Darkness to the evil one.
www.sacred-texts.com /grim/magus/ma254.htm   (2246 words)

 Zoroastrianism - Hindu Customs in the Parsi Community in India
Zoroaster was born in 660 B.C.E. He was born into the Spitama family.
Zoroaster's mother Dughdova was said to be a virgin since she conceived after she had been visited by a shaft of light.
Zoroasters four fold fee, included that the king accept the new religion the king's son Isfendiar become a crusader for the new faith, the Queen be converted; and the plotting priests be put to death.
hindubooks.org /sudheer_birodkar/hindu_history/zoroastrianism.html   (2827 words)

 Zoroastrianism and the Baha'i Faith
Zoroaster spent years trying to get the people to accept his religion, but he finally felt it was to obstruse for them.
When they were all in the room, Zoroaster pointed to a statue of a god up on a shelf in the throne room with his walking stick, he said, O King is this the god these priests have told you about.
Zoroaster said, have these priests O King told you this god is all powerful, tapping it again with his stick.
www.alaska.net /~peace/zoroaster.htm   (1103 words)

 AllRefer.com - Zoroaster (Ancient Religion, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Zoroaster, the name by which he is ordinarily known, is derived from the Greek form of Zarathushtra (or Zarathustra) [camel handler?], his Persian name.
Zoroaster is believed to have been born in NW Persia.
The circumstances of Zoroaster's death are not known.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/Z/Zoroaste.html   (234 words)

 Zoroaster Biography (Religious Figure/Philosopher) — Infoplease.com
Zoroaster was a religious reformer of ancient Persia (now Iran) and the founder of the pre-Islamic religion of Zoroastrianism (sometimes called Parsiism).
Thought to have lived about 300 years before Alexander the Great, Zoroaster (Zarathustra in Greek) had a religious vision when he was about 30 years old, and for the next decade travelled throughout Persia preaching and running afoul of the established religious authorities.
Zoroaster - Zoroaster, c.628 B.C.–c.551 B.C., religious teacher and prophet of ancient Persia, founder...
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/zoroaster.html   (307 words)

 Zoroaster ~ Zarathrustra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Zoroaster began preaching his message of cosmic strife between Ahura Mazda, the God of Light and the principle of evil.
Once successful in this lifestyle Zoroaster felt he was qualified to dedicate his life to the preaching of truth, the guidance of his fellow human beings and the preservation of nature.
Zoroaster is said to have had seven revelations, or divine visions, that formed the basis for his teachings.
home.comcast.net /~theseeker/ZOROAS~1.HTM   (2805 words)

 THE founder of Zoroastrianism, Zarathushtra, or Zoroaster as the Greeks rendered the name, cannot be ascribed any ...
WHAT made Zoroaster's ideas radical was firstly his revelation that there was one creator, Ahura Mazda, the Wise Lord, at a time when it was commonplace to worship the numerous natural elements as gods in their own right.
Zoroaster's message is basically that we should be aware of the struggle these two forces engage us in and know the consequences of following one rather than the other.
Zoroaster specifically exhorts men and women to use their own unclouded judgement to decide if what he, Zoroaster, advocates has a relevant message for them.
www.w-z-o.org /Z_Zoroastrianism_shahin.htm   (2548 words)

Zoroaster was already famous in classical antiquity as the founder of the widely renowned wisdom of the Magi.
So soon as the point of view is clear—that in the Gathas we have firm historical ground on which Zoroaster and his surroundings may rest, that here we have the beginnings of the Zoroastrian religion—then it becomes impossible to answer otherwise than affirmatively every general question as to the historical character of Zoroaster.
Zoroaster was nearly related to both: his wife, Hvövi, was the daughter of Frashaoshtra, and the husband of his daughter, Pourucista, was J~maspa.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /zoroaster.htm   (4457 words)

The "biographical" data on the fictitious Zoroaster in Greek and Latin sources were gathered and analysed in the fundamental two-volume study of the "Hellenized magi" by Joseph Bidez and Franz Cumont (data on the life of "Zoroaster", vol.
Zoroaster was the first to dedicate a natural cave in honor of Mithras, the creator and father of all; it was located in the mountains near Persia and had flowers and springs.
The literary corpus of this fictitious Zoroaster was immense.
www.iranica.com /articles/sup/Zoroaster_Greeks.html   (2143 words)

 Zoroaster - article from 1899 - fadedpages.com
The name Zoroaster is a Greek form of Zarathustra, the name of an ancient sage, or prophet, who stands in the traditions of Persia as the founder of the national religion—now represented by the religion of the Parsees of India—and as the author of the sacred writings of the Persians.
Some modern scholars have questioned whether Zoroaster was an historical personality, and not rather a fictitious character, to whom tradition had found it convenient to refer work which was really done by a priesthood, and which probably extended over a long series of years.
But in the times of Zoroaster this religion must already have lost much of its primitive character, and must have advanced far in its development into a theological creed, as it did in India; but its course of development in the two countries seems to have been somewhat different.
selfinger.com /fp/art/zoroast.htm   (2331 words)

Zoroaster, or one may call Him, Zarathustra, was the founder of Zoroastrianism.
Zoroaster was a philosopher, astrologer and healer par excellence.
Zoroaster was born, in what is now, a suburb of Teheran.
www.dalsabzi.com /Books/kids_kahaani/Religions/zoroaster.htm   (233 words)

Zoroaster was born in the west of Iran in Takht-e-Suleman in the district of Azerbaijan.
Zoroaster conversed with Khehathra Vairya, the archangel of good royalty who is the presiding Lord of metals.
Zoroaster disliked the Kavis and the Karpans, who were the chiefs of the demon-worshippers.
www.sivanandadlshq.org /saints/zoroaster.htm   (1602 words)

 Zoroaster and Brahma Temples – Minion Style
This would require climbing Zoroaster in 30 minutes and this means either as a single simul-climbed pitch or as a solo, unroped ascent.
Then if they did a fast roundtrip on Zoroaster of say 3.5 hours (we did 4.5 hours), they’d be at 11 hours total and 15-16 hours would be consistent with their pace up until then.
Zoroaster Temple from the summit of Brahma Temple.
www.wwwright.com /climbing/tripreports/2005/ZoroasterBrahma.htm   (4869 words)

 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Zoroaster
Zoroaster was probably born in the north eastern part of Iran, though there is also a tradition that he came from Balkh in modern day Afghanistan.
Zoroaster is generally accepted as a historical figure, but efforts to date Zoroaster vary widely.
It is important to note the differences between the Zoroaster of the later Avesta and the Zoroaster of the Gathas.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Zoroaster   (777 words)

This mentioning of the Magi does not help to identify Zoroaster or his religion because in the history the Magi have been "associated with the highest speculation and the most base-charlatanism; the mixed resources of religion and magic; a mysterious origin and an authority that endure across a succession of beliefs" (Settegast 215).
They led a strict ascetic life; the wearing of personal jewelry, especially gold, was prohibited; their beds were made on the ground; their diet consisted of cheese, herbs, and coarse bread; the apparently worshipped fire, water, and both the celestial and chthonic gods; and they practiced exposing their dead to scavenge of vultures.
From comparisons of the teachings of the Magi and those of Zoroaster the following possible assumptions have been made: the Magi and their Zervanite religion must have been in existence before the birth of the prophet because the mentioning of the "twin spirits" appears in the Gathas, a proof that Zervanite existed before Zoroaster's time.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/z/zoroaster.html   (1028 words)

 Nick's Baha'i FAQ, part 3, section 5 (Zoroaster)
Zoroaster was the third of five brothers and He became a priest.
Zoroaster called upon His followers “to control all their desires in accordance with the ordinances of Ohrmazd...
Zoroaster prophecied that in the future there would be a Resurrection and and the coming of a Promised Saviour.
klausjames.tripod.com /bahai3zoroaster.html   (1741 words)

 Zoroaster Speaks on Topics to Aid Humanity in The 21st Century
Although Peter has made his transition from the physical plane, the teachings of Zoroaster, spoken through him, are timeless and timely.
Though he usually taught as the kind, loving, fatherly Zoroaster, he also incarnated on this earth as Zarathustra, Buddha, and Jesus (whom he referred to as "The Young Rabbi").
Zoroaster's teachings contain nothing that is in disagreement with the essence of these masters.
www.wisdomofzoroaster.com /index.htm   (370 words)

 ZOROASTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Zoroaster, also called Zarathustra, was an ancient Persian prophet who founded the first world religion - Zoroastrianism.
According to the 'Zend Avesta', the sacred book of Zoroastrianism, he was born in Azerbaijan, in northern Persia, probably in the seventh century BC, although some scholars put the time-frame for Zoroaster much earlier.
Zoroaster began preaching his message of cosmic strife between Ahura Mazda, the God of Light, and Ahriman, the principle of evil.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/people_n2/persons1_n2/zoroaster.html   (180 words)

 Jesus, Zoroaster, Buddha, Socrates and Muhammad, by Edwin Yamauchi
Zoroaster (or Zarathustra) was born into the Spitama clan, evidently in northwestern Iran though he ministered in northeastern Iran.
Zoroaster served as a priest of the polytheistic Iranian religion before he was converted at age thirty to the sole worship of Ahura Mazda.
Zoroaster also denounced the intoxicating cult of the haoma plant and exhibited great concern for the care of cattle.
www.irr.org /yamauchi.html   (5642 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Zoroaster: Zoroaster's vision
Zoroaster was born in Northeast Iran or Southwest Afghanistan in approximately 1200 BCE.
Zoroaster rejected the religion of the Bronze Age Iranians with their many gods and oppressive class structure, in which the Karvis and Karapans (princes and priests) controlled the ordinary people.
When Zoroaster was thirty years old he had a divine vision of God and his Amesha Spentas during a ritual purification rite.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/zoroastrian/history/zoroaster_1.shtml   (367 words)

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