Avesta Volume 3; the religious books of the Parsees

9780217180504: Avesta Volume 3; the religious books of the Parsees

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ...as Thy debtors, Mazda-Ahura. 13. With all good thoughts, with all good words, with all good works, we draw nigh unto Thee. Gloss, "they shall also spread it abroad further." t Gloss, "the protection of cattle is (next to the worship of the Ame'sha-cpe'ntas), the best work a man can perform in this world." t Gloss, "through the protecting and rejoicing the same." $ Gloss, "whoever inflicts an injury upon the fire, it returns upon him agaiu." According to the Gloss, the Resurrection is here meant. 14. This Thy body, the fairest of all bodies, we invite, MazdaAhura, 15. The greatest among the great lights: 16. That which they call the Sun. XXXVII. (3). 1. Here praise I now Ahura-Mazda, who has created the cattle, who has created purity, the water and the good trees. 2. Who created the splendour of light, the earth, and all good. 3. To Him belongs the kingdom, the might, the power. 4. We praise Him first among the adorable beings, 5. Which dwell together with the cattle. 6. Him praise we with Ahurian name, Mazda, 7. With our own bodies and life praise we Him. 8. The Fravashis of the pure, men and women, we praise. 9. The best purity (Asha-vahista) we praise. 10. What is fairest, what pure, what immortal, 11. What brilliant, all that is good: 12. The good spirit we honour, the good kingdom we honour, 13. And the good law, and the good rule, and the good wisdom. XXXVIII. (4). 1. This earth, together with the women, we praise, 2. Which bears us, which are Thy women, Ahura-Mazda, 3. Whose wishes arise from purity, these we praise.-4. Fullness, readiness, questioning, wisdom.f 5. The good holiness (which arises) through them, the good wish. 6. The good fullness, the good blessing, the good Parendi, praise we. 7. The waters pra...

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