Hearken with your ears to these best counsels,Reflect upon them with illumined judgment.Let each one choose his creed with that freedom of choice each must have at great events.
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 30, 2.
Unto Thee, O Lord, the Soul of Creation cried:"For whom didst Thou create me, and who so fashioned me?Feuds and fury, violence and the insolence of might have oppressed me;None have I to protect me save Thee;Command for me then the blessings of a settled, peaceful life."Zoroaster
Thus to the Lord doth Asha, the Truth, reply:"No guide is known who can shelter the world from woe,None who knows what moves and works Thy lofty plans."Zoroaster
In the beginning there were two primal spirits,Twins spontaneously active,These are the Good and the Evil, in thought, and in word, and in deed.Zoroaster
For a thinking man is where Wisdom is at home.Zoroaster
He who upholds Truth with all the might of his power,He who upholds Truth the utmost in his word and deed,He, indeed, is Thy most valued helper, O Mazda Ahura!Zoroaster
He who abhors and shuns the light of the Sun,He who refuses to behold with respect the living creation of God,He who leads the good to wickedness,He who makes the meadows waterless and the pastures desolate,He who lets fly his weapon against the innocent,An enemy of my faith, a destroyer of Thy principles is he, O Lord!Zoroaster
A reflective, contented mind is the best possession.Zoroaster
A righteous government is of all the most to be wished for,Bearing of blessing and good fortune in the highest.Guided by the law of Truth, supported by dedication and zeal,It blossoms into the Best of Order, a Kingdom of Heaven!To effect this I shall work now and ever more.Zoroaster
Satisfaction linked with dishonor or with harm to others is a prison for the seeker.Zoroaster