Zarathustra the prophet
Zarathustra, or in the form of the Greek name, Zoroaster, was an old Iranian prophet and priest. His birthplace and its potential area of working are now limited to three areas. Firstly, the area around Bactria (Bactria), secondly, the area around Sistan and thirdly the region of Lake Urmia (media). There is no consensus between researchers about his lifetime. His birth is sometime between 1800-568 BC. Zarathustra created the new world of Zoroastrianism (also called Mazdaism or Zoroastrianism). Today there are about 120,000 members of this religion, mostly in India.
Zarathustra service consisted of rejection of any type of sacrifice. The devotional activities were held outdoors, where the priest was singing around a fire altar with his hands raised to praise.
According to the story, the Islamic scholar al-Biruni Zarathustra suddenly awoke after years of meditation on the top of Ushidarena to a cosmic consciousness and presents himself from then on as the reformer and prophet of the new light of faith.
He called his message the “pure theory”. Purity inside and outside remains until today the keyword of the Parismus. Zarathustra went back to the capital of Bactria, and convinced the king Vishtaspa of his message. This helped him to spread the faith in one God throughout the country. The belief of light of Zoroaster sends the good news of God and immortality of the soul. Right thought, speech and action will cleanse the soul, redeem from evil and lead to happiness. Only the victory of the Arabs uprooted the old Mazda faith of the Persians in favor of Islam.
“I praise the well-conceived, well-spoken and well-executed good thoughts, good words and good deeds. I strive for right thought, right speech and right action. I adore You, Spirit of Light, with all thy mind, word and deed and with a believing heart. I strive to ward off the evil to multiply the good work and give salvation! Spirit of life, let me live eternally in the shelter of thy righteousness and purity! Thy will is the law of my work!” (From the Avesta, wisdom teachings of Zarathustra)
Using materials from www.wikipedia.org and K.O. Schmidt: “In you is the light”