This issue is dedicated
to the Zarathushtrian ideal of good and positive mentality driving
our mindset and behaviors as we go through life.
Zarathushtra’s Conception of Good and Evil as
Expounded in the Gathas (Mehta,
A lucid and insightful
discussion on the context for comprehension of Good and Evil. A
logical and independent thinking person can follow the recommended
approach to arrive at optimal ethical decisions in life.
The Future as a Zarathushtrian Invention
The fundamental concept in which Zarathushtra changed the humanity with
was "future" as an idea. By inventing this concept man was removed
from a static world view and responsible for improvement of his/her
condition as a function of time.
Domains of Belief (Pourbahrami, Trity
and Peter Capac)
An in-depth and educational interview with one
of the foremost scholars of Zarathushtra's Philosophy and Western
Philosophies, Professor Kaikhosrov Dinshah Irani captured on tape
expanding of matters of great philosophical interest to students of
Bai Jerbai Nusherwanji Wadia
(Kerr, Dr. Sam)
A socially conscious and visionary lady who
despite her family means to live a lavish life dedicated her life to the
service of those less privileged than herself. She became
the first Zarathushti to think of building affordable homes, offering
security for migrant families from Gujarat in search of a better future in
the large metropolitan city of Bombay.
The Last War Dakhma of Iran
(Soroushian, Dr. Mehrborzin)
attack on Kerman on 1721AD brought catastrophe to Zarathushti farmers
living in villages in the region. Facing this massacre, survivors had to
quickly create a make shift dakhma. Remnants of this site still stand on
the road from Kerman to Mashad.
Zoroaster – Politician or Witch Doctor? (Lecture 1
of 3) (Henning,
Which image is closer
to Zarathushtra in Avesta, Politician or Witch Doctor? The foremost
scholar of ancient Iranian studies, late Walter B. Henning, analyzes the
two images portrayed by scholars Herzfeld and Nyberg in their earlier
works. Henning's conclusions were ground breaking in order to further
this field of study.