To The Bountiful Immortals





I would worship these with my sacrifice, those who rule aright, and who

dispose of all aright, and this one especially I would approach with my

praise (Ahura Mazda). He is thus hymned in our praise-songs. Yea, we

worship in our sacrifice that deity and lord, who is Ahura Mazda, the

Creator, the gracious helper, the maker of all good things; and we

worship in our sacrifice Spitama Zarathustra, that chieftain of the

rite. And we would declare those institutions established for us, exact

and undeviating as they are. And I would declare forth those of Ahura

Mazda, those of the Good Mind, and of Asha Vahista, and those of

Khshatra-vairya, and those of the Bountiful Aramaiti, and those of Weal

and Immortality, and those which appertain to the body of the Kine, and

to the Kine's soul, and those which appertain to Ahura Mazda's Fire, and

those of Sraosha the blessed, and of Rashnu the most just, and those of

Mithra of the wide pastures, and of the good and holy Wind, and of the

good Mazdayasnian Religion, and of the good and pious Prayer for

blessings, and those of the good and pious Prayer which frees one from

belying, and the good and pious Prayer for blessing against unbelieving

words. And these we would declare in order that we may attain unto that

speech which is uttered with true religious zeal, or that we may be as

prophets of the provinces, that we may succor him who lifts his voice

for Mazda, that we may be as prophets who smite with victory, the

befriended of Ahura Mazda, and persons the most useful to him, holy men

who think good thoughts, and speak good words, and do good deeds. That

he may approach us with the Good Mind, and that our souls may advance in

good, let it thus come; yea, "how may my soul advance in good? let it

thus advance."





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