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There are small Zoroastrian communities all over the world.
  a religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; based on concept of struggle between light and dark (good and evil)
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  • There are small Zoroastrian communities all over the world.
  • Some believe Zoroastrianism was the first monotheistic religion.
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote

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  • Let him humbly commune with Zoroaster then, and through the liberalizing influence of all the worthies, with Jesus Christ himself, and let "our church" go by the board.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The precious words of these Adepts—Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, Zoroaster, and countless others—had been transmitted through history in the oldest and most precious of vessels.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • These descendants of the sect of Zoroaster—the most thrifty, civilised, intelligent, and austere of the East Indians, among whom are counted the richest native merchants of Bombay—were celebrating a sort of religious carnival, with processions and shows, in the midst of which Indian dancing-girls, clothed in rose-coloured gauze, looped up with gold and silver, danced airily, but with perfect modesty, to the sound of viols and the clanging of tambourines.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Such a crisis is described in the Zoroastrian Persian legend of the Emperor of the Golden Age, Jemshid.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • …Wednesday prayer-meeting and listened to store-keeping elders giving their unvarying weekly testimony in primitive erotic symbols and such gory Chaldean phrases as "washed in the blood of the lamb" and "a vengeful God"; when Mrs. Bogart boasted that through his boyhood she had made Cy confess nightly upon the basis of the Ten Commandments; then Carol was dismayed to find the Christian religion, in America, in the twentieth century, as abnormal as Zoroastrianism—without the splendor.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "To the persevering mortal," said Zoroaster,[232] "the blessed Immortals are swift."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays

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  • That at least was Jehan’s idea, when he heard him exclaim, with the thoughtful breaks of a dreamer thinking aloud,— "Yes, Manou said it, and Zoroaster taught it! the sun is born from fire, the moon from the sun; fire is the soul of the universe; its elementary atoms pour forth and flow incessantly upon the world through infinite channels!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • ] [Footnote 232: Zoroaster, a Persian philosopher, founder of the ancient Persian religion.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Where the inherited symbols have been touched by a Lao Tze, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ, or Mohammed—employed by a consummate master of thespirit as a vehicle of the profoundest moral and metaphysical instruction—obviously we are in the presence rather of immense consciousness than of darkness.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Early in the first millennium B.C., Persian belief was reorganized by the prophet Zarathustra (Zoroaster) according to a strict dualism of good and evil principles, light and dark, angel, and devils.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • 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.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • 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 sevenbranched candlestick, to Solomon, Pythagoras, and Zoroaster.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Zoroastrianism [9] , Buddhism [1] , Hinduism [2] , Mormonism [4] , Taoism [4] , Zen [4] , Confucianism [7]
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