A Theology of Children by Nove Vailaau PDF

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However, have laudably suggested another cast of meaning "forever they are citizens of the Druj's abode/' But AVESTA ESCHATOLOGY. 4O the Sanskrit ast'i which renders an ast'ayah "bodies") well with Avesta corresponds probable, astayo (ast'ayah) ="bodies," and "bodies," i. " "Citizens" of itself is a "good" term in Avesta word for "augmentation" of itself almost im"Citizens plies "holiness," in ancient Parsi conceptions. of Hell" is not therefore of itself a natural Avestic expresjust as the sion; for without further explanation we should understand the word "citizen" to imply normal good character,* so that my rendering above cited remains and affords us the idea of "bodies" does the later but still the most rational, in the future world as genuine Avesta; moreover, the evil souls receive evil food, endure darkness, hear evil speech, all of which, unless wholly figurative, implies bodily or- gans; and last of all it is a law of exegesis that the most objective rendering should be first suggested.

But again and more wonder incisively expressed next scene immediately following, where the image is a holy maid who appears in the bloom of her beauty. " And 12 she answers "It is thou, thou hast loved me and desired me hither, O youth, even thy good thoughts and words and deeds. For when thou sawest idol-worship thou didst desist. chanting the Gathas and sacrificing to the good waters and to Ahura Mazda's fire, contenting [that is to is, : . say, 'showing hospitality to'] the righteous who came man [i.

Forever," as well as in the entire build and organic unity of the works which substantiate our claim for the Avesta that it is the first document of this concept. "Immortality" of another kind must have been thought of times without number wherever the human race appeared ; AVESTA ESCHATOLOGY. 38 common visions of the dead in cerebral hyperin as dreams. In our natural anxiety to do justice action, to the initiative of the Avesta upon this particular, we recall the must by no means make light of this.

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