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Where in the Avesta...

Discussion in 'Zoroastrianism DIR' started by Hawk Flint, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Hawk Flint

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    I came across some claims on the Internet, and I've wanted answers for this but I don't want to read the entire avesta, so I want to ask if anyone knows were in the avesta I can find the following:

    (1)Zoroaster's birth

    (2)His encounter with an archangel on the banks of a river that he crosses

    (3)His youthful astounding of wise men with his wisdom.

    (4)His temptation in the wilderness by a 'devil".

    (5)His ministry at age 30.

    (6)His baptism with water, fire, and "holy wind."

    (7)His casting out of demons and restoration of the sight of a blind man.

    (8)His teachings about heaven and hell, his revealing of mysteries, including resurrection, judgment, salvation and the apocalypse.

    (9)His possession a sacred cup or grail.

    (10)His death.

    (11)His eucharist (I had to Google this word).

    (12) That Zoroaster was the "Word made flesh."

    (13)Reference to a "second coming" in the virgin-born "Saoshyant" or Savior, who is to come in 2341 CE (how do they know this?...??) and begin his ministry at age 30, ushering in a golden age.

    I can't navigate through the avesta like I can navigate through the bible, and I don't have a avesta book, only an online website. Thanks for any and all answers.
     
  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Some translations that you can refer to:
    Avesta (Kanga): http://www.avesta.org/kanga/ka_english_kanga_epub.pdf
    Avesta (Dermestater): http://www.sacred-texts.com/zor/sbe04/index.htm
    Zoroastrian scriptures: http://www.sacred-texts.com/zor/index.htm

    "Ardashir (Arđaxšēr from Middle Persian and Parthian Artaxšaθra, Pahlavi ʼrthštr, "Who has the Divine Order as his Kingdom") is also known as Ardeshīr-i Pāpagān ("Ardashir, son of Pāpağ"), and other variants of his name include Latinized Artaxares and Artaxerxes."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardashir_I

    For Zoroastrians: If the name of Artaxerxes (ʼrthštr) were to be translated in Sanskrit, it will come out as 'Rita Sthira' - one who stands firm in divine order. That is the meaning or Ardeshir.
     
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  3. Hawk Flint

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    Are there any references directly or indirectly to Christ and Muhammad as the Magi were said to have seen or followed a star to the birth place of Jesus.

    Is there any reference to the Arabs or Islam appearing to overtake Zoroastrianism? Thank you very much
     
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    No, not in the Avesta. Any links are at best conjecture and guesses.
     
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    Many thanks
     
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    I also have a question regarding if something is in Avesta or similar Zoroastrian writings ; regarding King Jamsheed introducing the 4 level professions system and the wearing of the thread . I was directed to a source, but it only spoke of the thread but not the systems of priests and learned (athravan), nobles and warriors (rathestaran), farmers (vasteryosan), and artisans (hutokhshan) .
     
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