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Are Zoroastrians Abrahamic or Dharmic?

Discussion in 'Zoroastrianism DIR' started by ronki23, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. ronki23

    ronki23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I only know one Zoroastrian family who are Gujaratis from Mumbai and they believe in Jesus and go to Infant Jesus in Czech Republic. But they also celebrate Diwali and Ganesh Chautri. In addition to this they believe in Sai Baba of Shirdi.

    I read the story of the Zoroastrians who travelled from Iran to India and the Maharaja presented a full glass of milk saying there was no room for the Zoroastrians ; the Zoroastrians in turn provided sugar and said they are the sugar in the milk. Does this mean Hindu-Zoroastrian marriages are permitted/ that the Zoroastrians of India have Dravidian blood?
     
  2. Rival

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    Zoroastrianism is neither Abrahamic nor Dharmic. It's Zoroastrian. It sounds like this family you know are syncretists.
     
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    What Rival said r.e. are they Abrahamic or Dharmic. But Sai Baba of Shirdi has been basically adopted as a spiritual figure within Indian Zoroastrianism.
     
  4. MD

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    Neither, but they contributed greatly to Abrahamic religion. However customs are more in tune with the vedic faith.

    Many Parsis are syncretists, while others are not. I am not.
     
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    In just reading zorastorian writings they are very similar to jewish linghistic structures. It paints out the Same linguistically.
     
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  6. MD

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    Sai Baba has been adopted as a spiritual figure in many Indian communities, including some Muslims.
     
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  7. Kirran

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    Yeah, he's great :)
     
  8. MD

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    I don't see him as a God, but many people do. I respect him as an enlightened person though, like Buddha or Jesus.
     
  9. Kirran

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    I don't believe in deities, so yeah neither do I. I see him like the Buddha and Jesus too. It's nice to agree with you on something MD!
     
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    I'm very open minded and pluralistic when it comes to most religions. I just don't like one particularly and don't like seeing political philosophies support its expansion.
     
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  11. Kirran

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    You're OK with Rumi, right?
     
  12. MD

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    Yea lol, there's debate on whether he was even Muslim
     
  13. Kirran

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    I'm not sure what it would mean if he was or wasn't. He operated in that framework, at the least.
     
  14. MD

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    I doubt he would be considered a true Muslim today, his views were drastically different from most Shi'a and all Sunni madhabs. Maybe a Sufi, but remember most Sunnis believe Sufis practice shirk. Hence why their shrines are bombed regularly.
     
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    True. But that doesn't make Sufis any less Muslim. I know some Sufis, great bunch generally.
     
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    I don't think Sufis practice Islam. They practice syncretism and pluralism, which goes against the very concept of the rasoolallah and the nature of their prophet.

    True Islam is expansionism imo, the rest of it is basically a more civilized, neutered or watered down version of that.
     
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    Question: Was this thread moved to the Zoroastrianism dir? There should be a mod note, so we can figure out who is breaking rule 10 and who is abiding by rule 10. Only Zoroastrians should be posting answers in this dir, and I cannot tell at what point or if this thread was moved. I think it was moved.
     
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  18. Kirran

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    I've been part of the problem.

    It was always in the Z DIR, but as is often the case with DIRs with low populations, others have come in and answered the OP or expanded on its points. In this case, we've forgotten where we are and gotten into conversation.
     
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    As the only Zoroastrian on RF, I want to publicly state that I am okay with debate and dialogue in my thread. I don't believe in censorship.
     
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    The Zoro DIR should be open to non Zoroastrians who are partial to the faith and ex Zoroastrians
     
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