Guidance for Life

Zoroastrians are not required to accept specific creeds, but broadly to follow the prophet Zoroaster, who taught a code of ‘good thoughts, good words and good deeds’.

Zoroastrians believe that people were created by Ahura Mazda (God – the Wise Lord) to be his fellow workers (hamkar) in the fight against evil. The world is the battleground between good and evil and therefore it is their duty to fight against all manifestations of evil, both in the spiritual world (seen as cruelty, violence and greed), and the material world (for example, suffering, disease and decay). Equally it is each person’s duty to care for the Good Creation (Bundahishn) whether in the form of the environment, ensuring justice or care for other people.

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