Ahura is that which has existence and Mazda is that which is transforming, changing within existence, that through which existence shows its many expressions?
Because what is the art of asking a question (which always forgoes the capacity to make a decision) if not the fundament of consciousness? And thereby the ultimate foundation of Mazda?
Just a proposal...
Please note one important thing that makes Mazdayasna different from all classic philosophy: In Mazdayasna being is not superior to becoming and becoming is not superior to being, the two are completely intertwined, each one would be pointless without the other, could not even exist without the other.
And while it is true that we still know very little about The Universe, we know quite a lot about The Observer of this Universe, namely ourselves and our perception of The World we live in. And that is where The Divine appears to us, in the awe we feel towards Existence, in our capacity of materialising Mazda in relation to Ahura.
2009/1/28 Parviz Varjavand
What is Mazda ?
I think that the ability to make a choice is Mazda.
Ahoora is that which simply IS.
Is Ahoora Good? The answer is "Yes".
Being is better than not being. That's the only goodness we can bestow upon Ahoora. Ahoora can not hold the other adjectives that we associate with goodness, such as justice or compassion…Etc.
Most of what is in the Ahooraic state does not have the luxury of choice. There are laws that govern the behavior of the Ahoora and those laws are called Asha. The Earth has no choice but to rotate around the Sun and this Asha governs its behavior.
In Time, a very small part of Ahoora comes to life, and with life begins a process of Choice. This choice is the struggle of the life-form to secure greater Ushta or rewards for itself. The earth worm goes towards moister and away from the dry place. The naked Asha of the situation is that if the worm goes to the dry place, it will die, and if it goes towards the moister, it will live. So the worm chooses the Vahishtayi Ashem or that Asha that will give it the Ushta or reward of staying alive. It chooses one Asha over another.
As the life form evolves from the earth worm to the human, the choices of which Asha to choose over another also become complex. What are the Ashas Obama should choose to fix the economy and create more peace? Any Asha he chooses will have consequences, but what is the Vayishtayi Ashem in each case, that best of Asha that will result in the greatest of Ushta. That ability of the Mind to have consciousness and choose one Asha over another, I call Mazda.
Is Mazda present in all life forms? I don't know.
Is Mazda present in beyond earthly life forms? I don't know.
Is there an Ahoora Mazda? Yes
What is it? I don't know, but I just described the form of it that makes sense to me.
The formula I just described, makes my mind celebrate and so it is Mazdayasna to me, I call it "Mazdeism".
The way the mind celebrates when it understand something complex, I call Mazdayasna. The way the mind celebrates when it can not understand something complex, yet it clings to some "Sacred" old text for guidance, I call Div-Yasna or celebrating the Div. The majority of humans on earth follow Div-Yasna, so be very polite to them so that they will let you live. Otherwise the most insignificant of them can latch on to you and make life miserable for you.