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Behram Yasht

Behram Yasht — A Translation

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Behram Yasht is in praise of a 'mazdadhate' meaning a giver of knowledge. Knowledge which assists us to live in the way and within the Law of Ahura Mazda-- the 'Ahuirish Jarthutrish' ; and thereby vanquish all evil from within and around us and make us impervious to hurt and harm. In the Behram Yasht this omniscient knowledge is described metaphorically to take on different forms from the gentle breeze and growing over time into a great invincible warrior. The ten Kardas of the Behram Yasht speak in metaphors of the growing strength of the knowledge given by Behram  eternally safeguarding from all harm, the true believer and practitioner of Asha and Ashoi (rectitude) the Natural, Eternal Law of Ahura Mazda brought down to us by Zarathustra ----- the 'Ahuirish Jarthutrish'. Writers have often remarked that the ten forms of knowledge correspond to the ten avatars of Vishnu in the Puranas. I'd say, well, how different can the one and only truth and the greatest knowledge ever be?!

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