Zoroastrians believe in ONE God whose name is Ahura Mazda, the Wise Lord. Ahura Mazda has created everything and all Its creations are good and perfect.
Zoroastrians believe in TWO forces of Good and Evil. Zarathushtra (Zoroaster) teaches us that we are free to choose between good and evil but only those who choose the good will be blessed.
Zarathushtra had THREE good friends who became his first followers. One was King Vishtaspa who was the first king who converted to Zoroastrianism. His wife Queen Atoosa (Hutaosa) and his minister Jamaspa.
There are FOUR sacred elements in every Zoroastrian Thanksgiving Ceremony-Fire, Water, Metal and Flowers. Fire is the symbol of Truth, water is the symbol of perfection, metal is for strength and flowers symbolize immortality.
The Sacred Songs of Asho Zarathushtra are called the Gathas. The Gathas have FIVE chapters, Ahunavad, Ushtavad, Spentomad, Vohukhashathra, Vahishtoisht.
Zoroastrians celebrate SIX seasonal festivals. Every festivals celebrates one of God’s creations, Sky, water, earth, plants, animals, man and fire.
The Gathas teach us that Ahura Mazda has SEVEN Aspects or Characters. These Aspects collectively are called AmeshaSpentas, and they include: Truth, peace, immortality, perfection, good dominion, good mind and progressive mentality.
There are EIGHT different Niyayesh or prayers in the Khordeh Avesta. One important prayer is Atash Niyayesh, the prayer to fire.
In the 9th century AD, a Zoroastrian priest wrote a book called Denkard. The Denkard has NINE books or chapters. The book 7 talks about Zarathushtra’s life and childhood.
Zarathushtra wandered in the wilderness for TEN years. Then he returned to his village and preached for another TEN years until he turned 40. After that he had to flee his village because of persecution and threats to his life.
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