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Religion and Science

  1. A Salute to the "Lay Dastur" Khurshedji Rustomji Cama
    Daruwala, Jehan
    An effective reformer, this 19th century priest of the Parsi community of India was able to start a campaign of awareness along with other well known community leaders.  The forces they set in motion had the impact of creating awareness about the need to restore the religion of Zarathushtra closer to its original focus and away from the dogmas that had come to plague it. The services of this scholar priest must be acknowledged.
  2. A Zarathushtrian Perspective in Eco-Theology
    Irani, Professor Kaikhosrov Dinshah

    Regardless of one’s belief, there is no doubt that there is not, nor can there be, a conflict between science and religion in the Enlightened Faith of Zarathushtra. It is open to scientific understanding as the revelation of Asha inspiring us to respect this grand design on its path to eventual perfection.
  3. Cherishing the Ecosystem -- Then and Now
    Bagli, Ervad Dr. Jehan
    This article discusses the Zarathushtrian perspective on the need to protect the environment; it prescribes a harmonious relationship between humans and nature.
  4. Medicine in Avesta and Ancient Iran
    Jahanian, Dr. Daryoush
    References to herbal medicine in ancient Zoroastrian literature and use of the same in Zoroastrian ritual observations is discussed in this insightful article.
  5. Mind and Heart
    Jafarey, Dr. Ali Akbar

    This article discusses Zarathushtra's view on human behaviors attributable to the Mind and the Heart as their significance.
  6. Notes on the Amesha Spentas and New Science
    Nelson, Robert Scott

    The concept of Amesha Spentas is a theme of the Zoroastrian  religion. Amesha Spentas are usually translated into English with a single word. The Avestan concepts, taken in context, are often much deeper than a single word can convey.  In this article the author shares some of his notes on the fuller meanings of the Amesha Spentas as they have been variously described by Avestan Scholars and then applies them to the concepts of New Science.
  7. The Being of Zarathushtra in the light of Anthroposophy
    Bana, Aban

    The initiator of Anthroposophy was inspired by an large by their understand of the essence of Zarathushtrianism. In this article, the author shares her understanding on this subject as it relates to matters of human spirituality.
  8. 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.

  9. Vohu Manah, The Precious Gift of Mazda
    Bagli, Ervard Dr. Jehan

    Vohu Mano, the good mind capable of comprehending Asha is a concept very central to the Zarathushtrian theology. The relationship between the mind, reasoning ability, comprehension, and consciousness, was not well understood by science until millennia later than the time Zarathushtra. In this article, the in-depth appreciation of these concepts from Zarathushtrian perspective is discussed.
  10. 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.
  11. Zarathushtra’s Genetic System
    Insler, Professor Stanley

    An insightful article drawing on the analogy 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.
  12. Zoroastrianism and Science
    Cama, Dr. Lovji D.

    The law governing the evolution of the World and its structure that has fascinated scientists for ages, and what Zarathushtra has called Asha seem analogous. In this insightful article, Dr. Lovji Cama discusses the consistency between Zarathushtra's vision and the scientific-centric view of the World. 
  13. Zarathushtrian Perspective on the Spiritual Needs of the Senior Citizens
    Bagli, Ervad Dr. Jehan
    In this thought provoking paper the process of ageing in the context of the immutable law of Asha is analyzed, and the vitality that humans can draw on as they advance in age is discussed. 
  14. Zarathushtrianism, Good Mind, Freedom of Choice
    Abreu, Jose Luis

    The question of racial or cultural requirements for followership of Zarathushtrian is examined in this paper.  Well established data is presented to  support the conclusions drawn.