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  1. Domains of Belief
    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 Zarathushtrianism.  
  2. Heritage of Humanity
    Soroushian, Dr. Mehrborzin

    Some of the great contributions of Zarathushtra to development of human thought and human civilization are outlined in this article written in connection with the UNESCO declared 3000 anniversary of Zoroastrianism.
  3. Historical perspective on Zoroastrianism
    Soroushian, Dr. Mehrborzin
    As the oldest and one of the most influential religions, Zoroastrianism has been at the basis of the first world empire, has helped the evolution of other faiths, and has shaped human thoughts in significant ways.  A historical perspective on the evolution of World's oldest religion is presented.
  4. Moral Philosophy of Zarathushtra
    Sakhai, Dr. Kambiz

    Zarathushtrian moral philosophy is unique in emphasizing rationality, happiness and freedom of choice. However, the happiness it emphasizes is not narcissistic,  nor is its freedom impulsive. This article discusses the subtleties of these points.
  5. New Scope on some Aspects of Zoroasrtrian History and Philosophy
    DuBreuil, Professor Paul
    The author discusses the shortcomings of the scholars in acknowledging the contribution of Zarathushtra's thoughts to the evolution of human civilization. He outlines his view of the course of action the followers of this religion ought to adapt to enhance the welfare of humanity in keeping with the vision of their prophet.
  6. Of Means and Ends
    McIntyre, Dina G.

    In this thought provoking article, the author examines evidence from the text of the oldest religious philosophy and comes up with very deep and significant observation on the purpose for life and the relationship between individuals and the human wholeness.
  7. Suhrawardi, Hafiz and Zoroaster
    Sakhai, Dr. Kambiz
    In this insightful article the author draws comparison between the philosophical outlook of two of Iran's Islamic-era well-known intellectuals with that of Zarathushtra. Suhrawardi, one of the leading 12th century Sufi leaders, and 14th century Hafiz whose disillusionment with Islam comes through in his poetry seem to have drawn inspiration from Zarathushtra's thought, but at the same time have divergence of thought on some key points.
  8. The Enlightenment Message of Zarathushtra
    Kerr, Dr. Sam

    Zarathushtra generated an extraordinary transformation in the history of human thought by promulgating a vision more than 3500 years ago. He emphasized that religion is not a matter of membership of an institute but a matter of personal conscience. This article tries to illustrate the parallels between Zarathushtra's insight and ‘The Enlightenment’ movement in Europe of late as the 18th century.

  9. The Gathas and Contemporary Moral Philosophy
    Vania, Dr. Natalie H.

    An in-depth analysis of the Gathic perspective on morality requires an understanding of the concepts of contemporary moral philosophy. In this paper, Dr. Natalie Vania conducts a very informative discussion and presents constructive positions on Zarathushtrian episteme necessary for moral choice, normative standing of the Gathic moral choice, and the nature of moral failing, utilitarian and deontological strains in the Gathas, and sociological comment on the study of moral philosophy.

  10. The Nature of Zarathushti Commitment
    Kerr, Dr. Sam
    The question of acceptance of the belief system of a faith and its relation to a described view of life and a prescribed way of life is discussed in this thought provoking article.

  11. The Philosophical Concept of “Consciousness” in Zarathushtra’s Teachings
    Kerr, Dr. Sam
    The author tries to transmit, step by step, the prophet's philosophical notions in the matters of the Human Mind and its Conscious senses. Zarathushtra's amazing vision of a slow but Progressive Evolution through an endless change in the thought processes, inducing a better and better way of life (focusing inward within each self, i e Self-Consciousness and outward on society, i.e. Communal Consciousness) is actuated under the constant supervision of a Perfectly Good Influence. This most ancient thought has, in modern times, been acclaimed by humanists and philosophers alike, as a new paradigm - a concept of Universal Consciousness, a form of shared humanity, if you will, in the push towards Globalization and Universality.

  12. The Proposal of Zarathushtra- Beyond Religion and Philosophy
    Abreu, Jose Luis
    This thought provoking article explores the scope of Zarathushtra's message for humanity beyond  simple theological and philosophical bounds and into other domains that  influences human behavior.

  13. The Simplicity of Zoroastrian Religion
    Bamji, Dr. Soli S.

    Zarathushtrianism can be termed as a "natural religion" as compared to supernatural religions that deem mystical union with the divine. More than 3000 years ago, Zarathushtra introduced the unique idea that the purpose for human life is to emulate the attributes of Ahura Mazda and help move His creation towards perfection. For every Zarathushti, relationship with Ahura Mazda can only be expressed in terms of moral behavior.

  14. The Vision of Zarathushtra
    Irani, Professor Kaikhosrov Dinshah

    In this article, the author explores the purpose of life and existence from the perspective of the bigger picture based on the philosophical formulation of the World's oldest standing religion.

  15. The Zarathushtrian Foundations of Human Civilization
    This article presents a brief review of the Zarathushtrian concepts that have shaped human thoughts and influenced our religions and cultures. The subtlety of concepts of freedom of choice and moral responsibility for promoting the rightful order is discussed.

  16. What is the Zarathushtrian Commitment?
    Irani, Professor Kaikhosrov Dinshah
    An insightful discussion of what constitutes the Zarathushtrian Commitment is the subject of this thought provoking article. Is it that Individual and social attitudes and resolutions, taken rationally, constitute the 'Zarathushtrian Commitment'?

  17. Zarathushtra’s Genetic System
    Insler, Professor Stanley

    This insightful article draws on the analogy to the networking of living cells and their underlying DNAs to illustrate the relationship between Vohu-Mano (good thinking), Asha (truth), Vohu-Xshathra (good rule), Armaiti (respect) and other attributes central to Zarathushtra's philosophy.

  18. Zarathushtra's vital Message
    Antia,Mazda K.

    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 and beings.


  19. Zarathushtrian Commitment
    Bagli, Ervad Dr. Jehan

    Since the advent of Asho Spitama Zarathushtra the way of life based on the teachings proclaimed by that Great Manthran have demonstrated an unbroken chain of continuity through millennia. 

  20. Zarathushtrianism: An Ancient Faith for Modern Man
    Bode, Dasturji Framroze Ardeshir
    An enriching article touching upon some of the main principals of Zarathushtra's Philosophy and its outward manifestation relative to human's relation with Ahura Mazda and the rest of creation.

  21. Zoroastrianism in the 21st Century
    Bard, Alexander

    The author critically examines the existing religions from a perspective of their ability to appeal to a highly educated and discerning global audience likely to become more of the norm in the twenty first century. The rigorous set of criteria applied in assessing the applicability of the various traditions, provides profound insight into the basis of such religions.

  22. Zoroastrianism -- A vanishing Faith?

    In today's world every ancient religion, as well as Zoroastrianism, faces this question. Zoroastrianism as a faith has never vanished; its great ideas lived on with continued influencing major philosophical and social developments in modern world.

  23. Zoroastrianism - An Ancient Religion with a Pure Philosophy and Rich Traditions
    Anoshiravani, Dr. Ardeshir
    Historical background of the Zoroastrian religion founded by prophet Zarathushtra, and the core beliefs of the religion and its philosophical and traditional basis are all discussed.