A frank discussion of the tragedy of
September 11, 2001 that unfolded in the USA questions just
how far civilization has really come from ages past, while an account
of Zarathushtra's teachings chart a new course to a better world.
Any friend of Zarathushtra is a friend of ours
Abreu, Jose Luis
this thought-provoking article the Zarathushtrian perspective on what
constitutes the basis of friendship and the camaraderie of the
righteous is presented.
Generative conversation is
what changes the world. Zarathushtra was an innovator who brought one
such revolutionary conversation. But for his conversation to have a
transformative impact, we must all take part in it. We must continue
that conversation in a dynamic and organic way to keep it alive and
effective. The question is what conversation, and how?
Defining Zarathusthrian Identity: Discovering
Strength through Diversity
Personal perspective of an
upcoming North American Zarathusthrian of the 21st century raised by
first generation immigrant parents who had to come to terms with her
unique identity is presented in this paper. The uniqueness of
the Vision of Zarathushtra and how it helped answer the question of her
identity is brought out in this paper.
From Wilderness to Light
An insightful and thought
provoking perspective on the author's hope and aspirations for the role
her ancestral faith can play in our lives. Cast against the back-drop
of prevailing view towards the practice of Zarathushtrian religion in
India, the author makes a strong case for the changes she likes to see.
Happiness as a humanity promoting quality, and its
spiritual implications for the individual and the human society at large
is explored in this insightful article.
Leading a Good Life
Individuals inspired by
the principle of promoting righteousness in life stand to benefit from
the outcome of their actions. This article highlights how one can lead
a productive and uplifting life based on leading a good life.
Love and Peace in Zarathushtra's Voice
An insightful perspective
on Zarathushtra's vision for humanity is given. The question of what
it means to be good in words, deeds and thoughts is explored, as well
as the question of what can Zarathushtra offer to the humanity in the
May We Not Lose the Vision
The significance of
Zarathushtra's Vision meant for enlightenment and empowerment of all
humans and free from ethnic bias or tribalism is explored in this
Messages for the Ages: The Uniqueness of
The author shares his
thoughts and views on the uniqueness of Zarathushtra's Vision and the
promise it holds for humanity. In his informative review, the author
brings out interesting points as to the impact of this spiritual journey
of discovery on his life.
On becoming a Zoroastrian in Italy
Author takes us on
his personal journey of discovery as he explores human spirituality,
philosophy and psychotherapy that led him to the study of
Zoroastrianism. Michele provides valuable insights on the similarity and
differences of different schools of thoughts he explored in his personal
Inappropriate perception of real values many cause forms of social
malaise. Instead individuals and communities earnestly pursue substitute
shadow values. Wisdom tells us we should reflect on what we truly hold
dear, clearly articulate, and sincerely put into action. Only then will
we find happiness and genuine success.
Reflections on September 11, 2001
McIntyre, Dina G.
This article written
in September 2004 on the third anniversary of the events of September
11, 2001 discusses issues that very much dominated the national debate
in the United States since the terrorist attacks launched against the US
on Sept. 11, 2001. Parallels between the Zarathushtrian ideals and the
ideals of America are presented in this thought provoking article.
Response to Terrorism: A Zarathushtrian
McIntyre, Dina G.
The author discusses some thoughts on terrorism and how we might
respond to it, within the framework of Zarathushtra's teachings.
Rresoration Constructive, not Destructive
Jafarey, Dr. Ali Akbar
The author presents
his view on the transformation of the Good religion necessary to get
it closer to its origin. The concise presentation provides good
insight into the "Good Conscience" a defining term
for the religious consciousness presented by Zarathushtra for the
benefit of humanity at large.
The case for Zarathushtrianism at the turn of the
Mehrfar, Dr. Khosro E.
The progressive human
society is gradually overcoming the fear of life and death and the
unpredicted. The faiths appealing to human's fear-based existence may
not hold as significant a grip on man in the third millennium as was the
case before. Faiths based on logical and rational thinking calling
on humans to take control of their destiny and assume responsibility
for their actions will be more in keeping with the evolving human
society in the third millennium and beyond. The author makes the case
for Zarathushtrianism by considering the relevant factors at the
entrance in the third millennium.
The Choice to Renovate and Renew the World
Awareness of the
circumstances surrounding our choices and the consequences of our
choices can be an important factor in bringing about social reform and
helping renovate the world. The significance of the contribution we
make through our choices is discussed in this paper.
The trials of life are somewhat of a
rite of passage, an opportunity to experience the fullness of ourselves,
and much like any initiation, we can come out of it triumphant and
transformed, or we can be crushed to pieces. In this thought provoking
article, the author gives us a unique Zarathushtrian perspective that
can help us reach great heights in life.
Uniqueness of Zarathushtra's Vision and its Impact
said Rousseau, Father of the French Revolution, “was born free. But
every where he is in chains.’’ The uniqueness of Zarathushtra's vision
aimed at freeing human beings from their various bondages including the
worst of all "superstition" is discussed in this article.
What does it mean to me to be a Zarathushti?
Patel, Armaity Suresh
This article shows the spiritual journey
of the writer from an orthodox to a universal view of the religion of
her birth, Zoroastrianism, and the courage and humanity with which she
has met the challenges of her life.
What Zarathushtra Has Given To All Mankind
Nelson, Robert Scott
The concept of One God of
Light and Wisdom is a gift from prophet Zarathushtra. This concept has
influenced the mind of man immeasurably re-introduced by other
prophets and philosophers. Novruz is a time to celebrate the gifts
from the prophet Zarathushtra, also a time to celebrate his people.
The author traces his
personal journey of discovery into Zarathushtrianism, and provides very
informative perspective into the aspects of the philosophy of
Zarathushtra that appealed to him.
Zarathushtrian Formula For Success In Life
The Gathas lay out a simple, yet profound, guide for living our life.
Following these concepts, we
can empower ourselves to change our lives moving toward success.
Zarathushtis: Future Challenges
Udvadia, Jamshed R.
The author shares his views of the
challenges that Zarathushtis will face in the 21 century and beyond.
Zarathushtra's vital Message
In this insightful article, the
interconnectedness of humans' actions from a Zarathushtrian perspective
is discussed. Doing what is good or
"best" in each situation is often different than doing what is
advantageous or convenient to an individual. A butterfly flaps its
wings in one part of the world and sets into motion events causing a
hurricane far away: Zarathushtra's message can be the wing moving
people's minds - changing the life they lead from focusing on what's
best for one alone, towards a life improving the world for all people