måndag 2 november 2009

Asha vs Druj (seeing druj through asha)

Dear Parviz

Thank you!!!
I could not have answered Georgios any better.
I would add that if you see disease you must honestly also see health.
If you only see disease then I guess you have chosen not to see health. And you have not viewed the world honestly.
This is precisely what Zarathushtra means with constructive mentality (asha) as opposed to destructive mentality (druj).
The trick is not to deny druj, according to Zarathushtra, but to see druj THROUGH asha.
Georgios chooses himself what he wants to see and HOW he wants to view it.
That is where we are left with Zarathushtra's strong ethics. Nietzsche called it "amor fati" (the love of destiny) but Zarathushtra invented it.

Alexander/who consequently has no problem with euthansia whatsoever if that is what WE choose to practice to define ourselves...

2009/11/2 Parviz Varjavand

Dear Georgio,

The is a "war" and there is an "art of war" or "martial arts". You admire the martial arts of a warrior who is good even when you are dying by his blow. This takes the power of abstract thinking, and not every one is capable of having it.

Ahoora is sacred because all that has existence is sacred. Sacred here means something that you stand in awe looking at rather than something that you have to fall down in front of and lick its boots. How can you look at the Himalayas and not have a feeling of Awe come over you? That is the kind of sacredness we are talking about. It again takes the power of abstraction to look at a small pebble and see a Himalaya there and bow your head in respect there too.

With life, Mazda begins and the feeling of Awe increases much more. Just think of the scientists that are working on a vaccine for the swine flue. I am sure their feeling is one of amazement of how complex this new virus is rather than one of disgust. Yes, there is Mazda, a kind of a Mind, in the virus of the swine flue. It tends to protect its own survival against all our medications. Is that not fantastic? So it may kill you, so what, it is still amazing that it does what it does to survive and protect itself. I salute the Mazda in the swine flue virus,I will do all I can to kill it but I still stand in awe of it, so go ahead and sue me if you do not like what I have to say!?

Ushta te,
Parviz Varjavand

--- On Mon, 11/2/09, Georgios wrote:

From: Georgios
Subject: [Ushta] asha & disease
To: Ushta@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, November 2, 2009, 12:07 PM

Dear Alexander,

Reading your messages, I'm still trying to understand your kind of amazement at the universe. The universe is what it is, in the macro scale it would be the same without us humans around. It's not good or bad. It's not perfect.
You have stated many times that you hold the world as sacred. This keeps my mind busy. Would you be kind enough to explain it to me? I have a specific topic: diseases.
How can we venerate a world full of (lethal) diseases? If Asha or Ahura Mazda is everywhere, in every molecule of our bodies, why are there diseases that kill us, or at least make us suffer?
I'd like to see as well other people's opinions on this subject… How about euthanasia?

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