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DA'WAH TO ZOROASTRIANS (PARSIS)

CONCEPT OF GOD IN ZOROASTRIANISM



God in Zoroastrianism is known as ‘Ahura Mazda’. ‘Ahura’ means ‘the Lord’ or 'The Master' and ‘Mazda’ means ‘the Wise’; hence ‘Ahura Mazda’ means ‘the Wise Lord’ or ‘the Wise God’. Ahura Mazda stands for God, in a strictly monotheistic sense.



Qualities of God according to the Dasatir:



According to the Dasatir, Ahura Mazda has the following qualities:




  • He is One.

  • He is without an origin or end.

  • He has no father or mother, wife or son.

  • He is without a body or form.

  • Nothing resembles Him.

  • Neither the eye can behold Him, nor the power of thinking can conceive him.

  • He is above all that you can imagine.

  • He is nearer to you than your own self.



Qualities of God according to Avesta

According to the Avesta, the Gathas and the Yasna give various characteristics to Ahura Mazda such as:









Creator





Yasna 31:7 & 11

Yasna 44:7

Yasna 50:11

Yasna 51:7
Most Mighty



the Greatest

Yasna 33:11

Yasna 45:6
Beneficent



Hudai.

Yasna 33:11

Yasna 48:3
BountifulSpenta;

Yasna 43:4,5,7,9,11,13,15

Yasna 44:2

Yasna 45:5

Yasna 46:9

Yasna 48:3
Thus, in Zoroastrianism too, we find a concept of an eternal, omnipotent God. Several verses of Yasna praise the Lord as a Bountiful Creator.



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