måndag 11 maj 2009

Zoroastrianism and Existentialism

Dear Iris

Dino is absolutely right.
Let me just add that we usually recommend people who are familiar with Western thinking to read Baruch Spinoza as a reference. Spinoza is the European philosopher whose thoughts are most reminiscent of Zarathushtra. Many Spinozists regard themselves as Zoroastrians, and vice versa.
Also, our ethics is very important to us. We are what we think, what we say and how we act. We totally identify ourselves with what we do and how we appear to ourselves. This is what we mean with the Zoroastrian saying "good thoughts, good words, good deeds" where we also believe that it is the order and not just the queality of those things which is important. This is why thinking is so important to us. Our religion is called Mazdayasna (the worship or celebration of Mind) and we call ourselves Mazdayasni.


2009/5/11 Special Kain

Dear Iris,

As far as I know it's not merely about existence as such: the biological fact that both you and I are alive and breathing. It is about Existence (with capital letter), which is Ahura. We're amazed by the fact that there is something, rather than nothing. Throughout the Gathas, Zarathushtra is speaking of actions and deeds, so it's about doing and not about un-doing. We're obliged to enjoy life as it is and live to the fullest. In a way we are celebrating the capacities and faculties that evolution gave us. Remember that there's no asceticism in Zoroastrianism, we're not opposed to our passions and desires. It's existentialism without Sartre's "gloom 'n' doom". While French existentialists are desperately trying to deal with the absurd, we maintain a constructive mentality, continually increase our understanding of existence, cultivate good feelings and good thoughts, actively and creatively contribute to the world (as it is), etc. See, we don't condemn this world, because there's no hierarchical relationship between heaven and earth - both heaven and earth are governed by the very same principle, which is Asha. It is a philosophy of joy.


2 kommentarer:

liebera sa...

What are scientists Children of the knowledge Primal seed of cosmical machine Schemes and terms from sky laboratories Investigation‘s brought by Creator‘s wit
Physical aspect and lace of metaphysic
Supreme touch urges to create
Science wit knows sense of moving
But Divine can’t be proved by theme

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liebera sa...

ARMY OF LOVERS’ CLONES are as French résistance. French communist Michael romances with positive lad from positive French Gestapo. Local stripper Sarah is busy worker. Female Polizei is in jealousy. Unhonest Owner of Milk Factory is only one negative person. There is no blood and horrors in the story that is the result of mobilistic philosophy. Do you want Whole Clip script, Alex? And what about the Romanovs and The communists who live in complete peace or BWO, VACCUUM and ARMY OF LOVERS members as heroes of fancy tales?

PS there may be some silliness in my first commentary. I was shy that time. It’s my explanation…