Pahlavi Texts, Volume 24

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Contents

The impossibility of going from region to region
35
The dwelling of the understanding intellect seed
48
Living in fear and falsehood is worse than death
50
A blind mind is worse than a blind eye and an illinformed
56
The most forgiving strongest swiftest happiest and most
66
Aharman can hardly disturb a wise and contented man
70
Whose power is most seemly wisdom most complete dis
76
The three kinds of man
82
Aharman considers no injury complete unless he seizes
88
The duties and motions of the stars Tijtar Vanand
90
Why an ignorant man will not learn
96
Though an ignorant king is esteemed by man a wise poor
105
The best good work which requires no trouble
113
Why Aharman advanced towards the light though of
123
Wisdom without goodness and skill without wisdom
137
Those who believe in the unity of creation also believe
166
The inconsistency of those who trace both good and evil
173
Criticism of the Jewish account of the creation of
208
Other statements of the Old Testament and Jewish tradi
221
Criticism of many statements of the Christian scriptures
229
Criticism of some of the doctrines of the Manichaeans
243
Introduction
255
Advantage of Navazu and GStikharu
262
should be properly celebrated
273
How nailparings should be treated and why 275
275
How we should salute anything agreeable and why
276
A pregnant woman and newborn infant require the pro tection of a fire or burning lamp with other precautions
277
Why a toothpick must be cut free from bark
278
Advantage of attending to agriculture
281
Advantage of feeding the worthy
282
Advantage of performing Gadago1
285
Tethered animals must be restrained
286
Why promises must not be broken
287
Everyman of fifteen years must select a patron spirit and a priestly guide whom he must obey
288
When it is doubtful whether an action be right or wrong a highpriest must be consulted
290
Why liberality must extend only to the worthy
291
Water must not be poured away or drunk in the dark
292
Why a hen or cock must not be killed for crowing
293
Why search must be made where a corpse is supposed to be buried
294
Animals must not be often killed and some never also certain parts should be consecrated 295
295
Prayers to be used when washing the face
296
Why the ten days of the guardian spirits must be celebrated
298
3 Any one travelling twelve leagues must have a sacred cake consecrated before he goes and every Bahiram day during his absence
315
54 If a mans serving wife has a son he may adopt it but if only a daughter he must adopt a relations son
316
56 Precautions and prayers necessary when evacuating water 37
318
59 The only Nyayu for women is obedience to their husbands
320
Steadfastness in the religion leads to heaven and helping others to be steadfast is the best good work
321
Evils of falsehood
322
Advantages of truth in word and action
323
63 Regarding the sin of adultery
324
Penalties for theft with and without violence
326
65 Duties of thanksgiving and doing good
328
All women must have the Dvazdahh6mast celebrated
330
Why women must abstain from adultery
331
Precautions to be taken by menstruous women
332
Allowing the sun to shine on a fire even through holes is sinful
334
Precautions to be observed in carrying the dead
335
71 Punishment for eating dead matter as medicine
336
73 Any cow goat or fowl that eats dead matter is impure and its produce cannot be used for a year
337
75 Cultivators must be careful that irrigation water is not defiled with dead matter
339
Purification and precautions after stillbirth
340
Why meat must not be eaten for three days after a death in the house
341
Advantages of liberality
342
Different values of Ashemvohu on different occasions
343
duties and good works till tomorrow
344
The sacred threadgirdle must be retied when dressing before moving from the spot
347
Proper fasting is from sin not from food
348
Advice must always be asked of the wise and relations
349
Beavers must not be killed
350
Ceremenies to be celebrated after a death 35o 88 Polluted wood must not be used or burnt
353
Nothing is to be given to a sinner
354
The sacred fire must be properly maintained and an attendant provided see Chap 39
355
Slander a sin and how to atone for it
356
Benefits must be reciprocated
357
Mourning for the dead is improper
358
Priests instructions must be treated with respect
359
Pahlavi must be taught to priests only
360
Any one molesting a harmless person in this world will be delayed on his way to the other world
361
Index
363
Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets adopted for the Trans lations of the Sacred Books of the East 373
373
Proof of the existence of a creator derived from
5
The sin of unnatural intercourse to be punished by
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The business of the three classespriests warriors
31

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