Now Playing:Teachings of Zartushtra ( آموزه های زرتشت), Part 1
Description: A brief introduction of the Zoroastrianism (Religion of Prophet Zartushtra) Zoroastrianism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra). The term Zoroastrianism is, in general usage, essentially synonymous with Mazdaism, ie the worship of Ahura Mazda, exalted by Zoroaster (Zarathustra) as the supreme divine authority. Along with Hinduism, Zoroastrianism is considered to be among the oldest religions in the world and the very first monotheistic religion in the world. Mary Boyce a British scholar who is a recognized authority on Zoroastrianism, says: "Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed world-religions, and it has probably had more influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith." - Mary Boyce, Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979, p. 1) Also: "Zoroaster was thus the first to teach the doctrines of an individual judgment, Heaven and Hell, the future resurrection of the body, the general Last Judgment, and life everlasting for the reunited soul and body. These doctrines were to become familiar articles of faith to much of mankind, through borrowings by Judaism, Christianity and Islam; yet it is in Zoroastrianism itself that they have their fullest logical coherence.... - Mary Boyce, Op. Cit. p. 29.