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Commonalities Among Faiths Project - ZOROASTRIANISM

2020-08-23 8:26 AM | Stephanie

Zoroastrianism – Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds

Major Tenets of Zoroastrianism

Comparative Passages from The Urantia Book 

The Religion of the Free Will Choice Between Good and Evil

“..the dedication of free will is man’s choicest gift to God” (Paper 1:1.2). Free will is defined as “the ability to know God and power to worship him: to choose eternal survival” (Paper 3:1.12; Paper 62:7.6, Paper 65:0.3; Paper 66:0).

There is One True God – Ahura Mazda (which means “Wise Lord”)

“Of God, the most inescapable of all presences, the most real of all facts, the most living of all truths, the most loving of all friends, and the most divine of all values, we have the right to be the most certain of all universe experiences.: (Paper 102:7.10).

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds – use a Kusti – knotted rope to remind them of

“The contact of the mortal mind with its indwelling Adjuster, while often favored by devoted meditation, is more frequently facilitated by wholehearted and loving service in unselfish ministry to one’s fellow creatures.” (Paper 91:7.1)

Less emphasis on ritual worship –instead Central ethics of Good thoughts, good words, good deeds

“Worship is the technique to looking to the one for the inspiration of service to the many.” Paper 143:7- Teachings about. Prayer and Worship. “The cross is that high symbol of sacred service, the devotion of one’s life to the welfare and salvation of one’s fellows.” 

(Paper 188:5.1).

Fire represents God’s Light or Wisdom as well as “an Illuminated Mind”

“After all, the greatest evidence of the goodness of God and the supreme reason for loving him is the indwelling gift of the Father-the Adjuster who so patiently awaits the hour when you both shall be eternally made one.” “Though you cannot find God by searching, if you will submit to the leading of the indwelling spirit you will be unerringly guided, step by step, life by life, through universe upon universe, and age by age, until you finally stand in the presence of the Paradis personality of the Universal Father. (Paper 2- The Nature of God: Section5. Paragraph 5)

Fire and Facing the Sun represents Ahura Mazda’s divine light and energy

“Adjusters are true light that lights every man” (Paper 40:5.16; Paper 101.0.3).

Spiritual luminosity of the Father’s personal presence (Paper 1:3.3; Paper 1:5.3; Paper 2:1.1)

Navjote – Internal Ceremony

Spiritual Communion which leads to Worship (Paper 144:2.2; Paper 114.4.4; Paper 146.2.15). “The kingdom of God is within you” was probably the greatest pronouncement Jesus ever made, next to the declaration that his Father is a living and loving spirit.” Paper 195. Section 10. Paragraph .

Archangels appeared to Zoraster

Archangels (Paper 37.3). Seraphic Hosts (Paper 39). Ministering Spirits of the Local Universe (Paper38). Seraphic Guardians of Destiny (Paper113). Seraphic Planetary Government (Paper 114).

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