Pahlavi Texts, Volume 24

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Contents

CHAP PAGB
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 Twtar 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
Those who believe in the unity of creation also believe
166
n The inconsistency of those who trace both good and evil
173
Other inconsistencies in the assertions of various sects
202
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 Navazurf and Gtkharta
262
should be properly celebrated
273
How nailparings should be treated and why
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 ?adag6i
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
Prayers to be used when washing the face
296
Why the ten days of the guardian spirits must be celebrated
298
Ceremonies must be celebrated after the death of a child of seven to liberate its soul from those of its parents
310
A cookingpot must not be more than twothirds full for fear of boiling over
311
How the morning ablutions must be performed
312
Why it is necessary to send a child to school
313
Why a sacred cake must be consecrated every year on the day KhurdaV of the month Fravardin
314
Any one travelling twelve leagues must have a sacred cake consecrated before he goes and every Bahiram day during his absence
315
If a mans serving wife has a son he may adopt it but if only a daughter he must adopt a relations son
316
Precautions and prayers necessary when evacuating water
317
A hedgehog must not be injured and why
318
Advantages of a ceremony for the living soul 7 y1U 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 62 Advantages of truth in word and action 63 Regarding the sin of adultery 64 Penalties for theft with and without violence 65 Du...
334
Precautions to be observed in carrying the dead 335
336
Any cow goat or fowl that eats dead matter is impure and its produce cannot be used for a year
337
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
Hormazd admonishes Zaratujt not to postpone todays 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
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
Proof of the existence of a creator derived from
366
Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets adopted for the Trans lations of the Sacred Books of the East
373
o The impossibility of peace and affection between Aharman
1
thing and from which no one can escape 89
4
Wisdom without goodness and skill without wisdom
11
Why a household fire should be properly maintained 270
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