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The significant other Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy is a different one- quantity reference paintings which makes a wide diversity of richly diverse philosophical, moral and theological traditions obtainable to a large viewers. The better half is split into six sections protecting the most traditions inside Asian proposal: Persian; Indian; Buddhist; chinese language; jap; and Islamic philosophy.

Each part encompasses a number of chapters which offer complete assurance of the origins of the culture, its methods to, for instance, good judgment and languages, and to questions of morals and society. The chapters additionally include worthwhile histories of the lives of the major influential thinkers, in addition to a radical research of the present tendencies.

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The last vestiges of evil will thereby be destroyed. Then the world will be made ‘wonderful’, an approximate rendering of fareša (Y. 15), restored, that is, to its pristine state of wholeness and goodness. The resurrected bodies of the righteous will be made immortal, and they will live for ever joyously in the kingdom (khshathra) of Ahura Mazdā to be established here on earth. This will be stable, enduring, with no more mutability or corruption. The concept of an absolute end to the processes of birth and death and change is not the least radical and influential of Zarathushtra’s innovative thoughts; and it appears to have been wholly original, not traceable anywhere in the world before his time (Cohn 1993).

Similarly, the Zand, ‘elucidation’, survives only in Pahlavi and takes the form of glosses in the translated text of the Avesta or independent expository works which are compilations of Zand on various subjects. There Later Zoroastrianism 23 were presumably other such ad hoc exegetical passages in other Middle Iranian languages, but these have not survived. The most important work of this mythological, expository type is a text in Pahlavi called the Bundahishn, ‘The creation’, known also as Zand Āgāhīh ‘The knowledge of the Zand’.

Hinrichs, repr. 1966 (much learned matter, but a generally rejected interpretation of Zarathushtra’s teachings: see Henning 1951 above). D. C. (1926) The Zoroastrian Doctrine of a Future Life from Death to the Individual Judgment, New York: Columbia University Press, 2nd edn 1929. Schlerath, B. ) (1970) Zarathushtra, Wege der Forschung 169, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (a valuable collection of articles, in or trans. into German, including, pp. 336– 59, the editor’s ‘Die Gathas des Zarathustra’).

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