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The Gospel of Zarathushtra

The Gospel of Zarathushtra (New)

by Greenlees, Duncan

Publisher: Theosophical Publishing House

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9788170592587, 8170592585

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Part of the World Gospel Series, this book tells of the prophet Zarathrustra, of Iran, and of the Zoroastrian faith, as it is known today. The author describes his writing as "edited and in part newly translated from the Gathas and from the Avesta and Pehlevi Books, with a running commentary and historical introduction."

From the foreword: "God, the infinite Source of all good, made this Universe all good and fair, but into it an evil spirit of pride and jealousy brought sin and pain.. Man's duty here is to make his final choice for good, to dedicate hismself and all he is and has and does to God, to fight against all evil, darkness, ignorance and suffering, and help the world to its perfection."

An Adyar book, imported from India.

Duncan Greenlees (1899-1966) was educated in England and spent much of his life in India. He was associated with Dr. Annie Besant in her educational work for India and served as Principal of one of the many theosophical high schools she founded. He participated in the Indian national struggle for freedom, was associated with Gandhi, and drafted into the Indian National Education Policy. Later, withdrawing from all worldly and political activities, he made a study of the religious scriptures of the world.

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