Zaratusztra – perski kapłan, prorok i reformator religijny, twórca jednej z najstarszych na świecie religii monoteistycznych, nazywanej od jego imienia zaratusztrianizmem.
„He who abhors and shuns the light of the Sun,
He who refuses to behold with respect the living creation of God,
He who leads the good to wickedness,
He who makes the meadows waterless and the pastures desolate,
He who lets fly his weapon against the innocent,
An enemy of my faith, a destroyer of Thy principles is he, O Lord!“
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 32, 10.
„Unto Thee, O Lord, the Soul of Creation cried:
"For whom didst Thou create me, and who so fashioned me?
Feuds and fury, violence and the insolence of might have oppressed me;
None have I to protect me save Thee;
Command for me then the blessings of a settled, peaceful life."“
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 29, 1.
Ushtavaiti Gatha; Yasna 43, 15.
Vahishto-Ishti Gatha; Yasna 53, 6.
„The resolute one who moved by the principles of Thy Faith
Extends the prosperity of order to his neighbors
And works the land the evil now hold desolate,
Earns through Righteousness, the Blessed Recompense
Thy Good Mind has promised in Thy Kingdom of Heaven.“
Spenta Mainyu Gatha; Yasna 50, 3.
„Truth is best (of all that is) good. As desired, what is being desired is truth for him who (represents) the best truth.“
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 27, 14.
„A righteous government is of all the most to be wished for,
Bearing of blessing and good fortune in the highest.
Guided by the law of Truth, supported by dedication and zeal,
It blossoms into the Best of Order, a Kingdom of Heaven!
To effect this I shall work now and ever more.“
Vohu-Khshathra Gatha; Yasna 51, 1.