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The Pahlavi Widēwdād

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Ohrmazd said to Spitama Zarathushtra, that he created a place producing peace, where no comfort was produced. He fashioned forth second, as the best of places and settlements, Gawa, inhabited by Sogdians. At times he says he will carry and bring all kinds of foods from the harvest to the creator when it may be possible, everything that may be good will bring unto the creator first. He questions the creator and asks what is the penalty when dead dogs and dead men are buried in the earth, for half a year without being dug up. The Mazdayasnian religion throws away whatever sin is committed. One should not incur debt, because if that debt is not repaid, the debtor becomes a thief. Good thought destroys bad thought, good word destroys bad word, good deed destroys bad deed. Ohrmazd blesses Spitama Zarathushtra with the beautiful pious blessing.

Keywords: Gawa; Mazdayasnian religion; Ohrmazd; Sogdians; Spitama Zarathushtra



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