Zoroastrianism (circa 500 B.C.E.) is one of the world’s oldest religions that is still active today. It is a faith that believes in a deity of wisdom, Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord), as the Supreme Being. With possible roots dating back to the second millennium B.C.E., Zoroastrianism enters recorded history in the 5th century B.C.E. The central scripture of this religion is the Avesta, which includes the Gathas, enigmatic poems that define the religion’s precepts. The Gathas consist of seventeen hymns composed by the ancient Iranian prophet Zoraster (Zarathushtra).
Quotations from Zoroastrianism…
That nature alone is good that refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself.
To do rightly by the cosmos depends on timing: right doing, right being at the right time and place. This right guidance, found in every heart, finds its source in the universal Heart. This rightness is ultimate good, ultimate happiness and joy. The joy comes naturally to and through a life lived in moment-by-moment contact with the truth behind all nature, for its own sake and not for anything else.