Unlike Tipler's Physics of Immortality, Thirring provides no grand view of how science and religion meet and support each other, nor is there any explanation of why one should believe that Thirring's God is the God of the Bible, rather than Spinoza's God, or even Ahura Mazda
To Xerxes, this was the commandment of the god Ahura Mazda
He explores both the initial conquest under Cyrus and his sons, but more significantly the consolidation under Darius and his legitimisation of himself as the agent of Ahura Mazda
, the Zoroastrian god, in a cosmic battle between Truth (right/good) and the Lie (wrong/evil).
It ties together the iconography depicting royal power in the shape of lions and the wings associated with the divine Ahura Mazda
(the Zoroastrian deity) that feature prominently in the royal and aristocratic art of the period.
Through a personal encounter with and revelation from Ahura Mazda
, the god of light and truth, Zoroaster learned of Ahura's opposition from evil forces led by Angra Mainyu, the principle of darkness and the lie.
anayra raoca: the place where Ahura Mazda
dwells), in which alternating Pahlavi renditions of the Avestan cinuuat.
Schmitt also adheres to the now surely outdated interpretation of Mazda in Ahura Mazda
as a noun "wisdom," rather than as an adjective, Old Avestan (trisyllabic) mazcla'ah- (no.
In chapter ten, "Uses for Avestan Incantations," the author points out that particular deities were invoked in both spells and curses, but Ahura Mazda
was not, evidently, invoked in such a manner; rather he instructs others in the use of magic (p.
One should be reminded of the fact that Ahura Mazda
in the Gathas of Zarathushtra and all the Avestan scriptures is never envisaged in any physical form; only He is to be realized in mind.
The world would once again become perfect as it had been, and the blessed would live there in happiness, in the presence of the Almighty, Ahura Mazda
2 the Amesa Spentas, including Asa Vahista, followed by Fire, the son of Ahura Mazda
, all appear in the dative after the same verbs niuuae[delta]aiiemi hankaraiiemi, and here Kellens supplies genitive ahurahe mazda from Y1.
7) The seasonal combat between Tistriia and Apaosa took the place of the cosmic one between Indra and Vrtra, on the one hand, in order to illustrate [Zarathustra's] new moral dualism prevalent in the Avestan religion; on the other hand, in order to integrate the now seasonal myth in a cosmic conflict dominated by Ahura Mazda
and the Evil Spirit ([section]372).