2008/9/19 Special Kain
Another two cents:
I've just found an essay on Spinozism and existentialism (haven't read it all) by Fahim Khan (don't know him at all). Maybe you'll like it, maybe you'll leave it.
--- Special Kain
Von: Special Kain
Betreff: AW: [Ushta] Asha vs Karma
Datum: Freitag, 19. September 2008, 13:51
I just stumbled upon another nice analogy. :-)
Asha is the truth and righteousness. So it could be TRUTH and JUSTICE. The Egyptian goddess Ma'at has a similar meaning: She represented TRUTH and JUSTICE, equating the two as essentially the same 'thing'.
My two cents, Dino
--- Alexander Bard
Von: Alexander Bard
Betreff: [Ushta] Asha vs Karma
An: Ushta@yahoogroups. com
Datum: Donnerstag, 18. September 2008, 9:22
What makes Zoroastrianism distinctly different from Hinduism and Buddhism is the priority we give to asha (the truth about existence, the laws of the universe, and the laws in accordance with which we exist; asha can also mean rightfulness, as in living in accordance with asha) rather than karma. You are very unlikely ever to hear Zoroastrians - even the Parsees in India - speak about karma. But the term asha is in constant usage. As Zoroastrians (or Mazdayasni), we often debate what asha means to us in our daily lives and in our beliefs. The closest thing to asha I could think of in any other religion or philosophy is the concept of "dao" in Daoism.