Zoroaster


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Zo·ro·as·ter

 (zôr′ō-ăs′tər) or Zar·a·thu·stra (zăr′ə-tho͞o′strə)
In Zoroastrian tradition, the Iranian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism. The Avesta describes his reception of a revelation from Ahura Mazda and other events in his life, traditionally dated to the 6th century bc.
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Zoroaster

(ˌzɒrəʊˈæstə)
n
(Biography) ?628–?551 bc, Persian prophet; founder of Zoroastrianism. Avestan name: Zarathustra
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Zo•ro•as•ter

(ˈzɔr oʊˌæs tər, ˈzoʊr-, ˌzɔr oʊˈæs tər, ˌzoʊr-)

n.
fl. 6th century B.C., Persian religious teacher. Also called Zarathustra.
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Noun1.Zoroaster - Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)
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Zoroaster

[ˌzɒrəʊˈæstəʳ] NZoroastro
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Zoroaster

nZoroaster m, → Zarathustra m
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The solitary hired man on a farm in the outskirts of Concord, who has had his second birth and peculiar religious experience, and is driven as he believes into the silent gravity and exclusiveness by his faith, may think it is not true; but Zoroaster, thousands of years ago, travelled the same road and had the same experience; but he, being wise, knew it to be universal, and treated his neighbors accordingly, and is even said to have invented and established worship among men.
An awe that cannot be named would steal over you as you sat by the side of this waning savage, and saw as strange things in his face, as any beheld who were bystanders when Zoroaster died.
Then he had penetrated further, lower, beneath all that finished, material, limited knowledge; he had, perhaps, risked his soul, and had seated himself in the cavern at that mysterious table of the alchemists, of the astrologers, of the hermetics, of which Averroès, Gillaume de Paris, and Nicolas Flamel hold the end in the Middle Ages; and which extends in the East, by the light of the seven- branched candlestick, to Solomon, Pythagoras, and Zoroaster.
Nevertheless, virtue is of herself so mighty, that, in spite of all the magic that Zoroaster its first inventor knew, she will come victorious out of every trial, and shed her light upon the earth as the sun does upon the heavens.
In the first place, I must tell you that I was born in Omaha, and my father, who was a politician, named me Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, Diggs being the last name because he could think of no more to go before it.
The order was founded at different times by Charlemagne, Julius Caesar, Cyrus, Solomon, Zoroaster, Confucious, Thothmes, and Buddha.
How easily these old worships of Moses, of Zoroaster, of Menu, of Socrates, domesticate themselves in the mind.
Jeremiah, and Billings and Buddha walk together, side by side, right behind a crowd from planets not in our astronomy; next come a dozen or two from Jupiter and other worlds; next come Daniel, and Sakka and Confucius; next a lot from systems outside of ours; next come Ezekiel, and Mahomet, Zoroaster, and a knife-grinder from ancient Egypt; then there is a long string, and after them, away down toward the bottom, come Shakespeare and Homer, and a shoemaker named Marais, from the back settlements of France."
The baffled intellect must still kneel before this cause, which refuses to be named,-- ineffable cause, which every fine genius has essayed to represent by some emphatic symbol, as, Thales by water, Anaximenes by air, Anaxagoras by (Nous) thought, Zoroaster by fire, Jesus and the moderns by love; and the metaphor of each has become a national religion.
Then the chants of the worshippers of Zoroaster arose in the fire temples of Persia, and the Achaemenid rulers raised the buildings of Iranian civilization over the rubble of Babylon and Nineveh.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi in a statement congratulated the birthday of Zoroaster, the prophet of ancient Persia whose followers still practice the faith in Iran.
Zoroaster said that, as spring begins, the souls of the dead return to their homes to visit prosperity and happiness upon the living inhabitants.