Pahlavi Texts, Volume 18

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Contents

Where a righteous soul stays for the first three nights after death and what it does next
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Where a wicked soul stays for the first three nights after death and what it does next
55
The nature of heaven and its pleasures
56
The nature of hell and its punishments
57
Why ceremonies in honour of Srosh are performed for the three days after a death
58
Why Srosh must be reverenced separately from other angels
60
Why three sacred cakes are consecrated at dawn after the third night from a death
61
How a righteous soul goes to heaven and what it finds and does there
63
How a wicked soul goes to hell and what it finds and suffers there
70
The position and subdivisions of hell
74
The two ways from the Daitih peak that of the righteous to heaven and that of the wicked to hell
76
The preparers of the renovation of the universe
77
The contest of the good and evil spirits from the creation till the resurrection and the condition of creation after the resurrection
80
TRANSLATIONS
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DAfllSTANi Dinik i
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The effect of doing more good works than are necessary for attaining to the supreme heaven
120
Reasons for wearing the sacred threadgirdle
122
grace
133
The sin of apostasy and how to atone for it 136
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The good works of him who saves others from apostasy
139
The separate duties of priests and disciples
151
The advantage and proper mode of celebrating
159
Whether it be lawful to buy corn and keep it long so
174
Whether a man who bargains to deliver wheat in a month
180
Whose duty it is to order the ceremonies after a death
187
The merit and demerit of familyguardianship
193
The origin of Gay6marf Mashyiih and Mashyay6ih
197
The origin of nextofkin marriage
199
Regarding the cost of religious rites and whether a priests fees can be reduced when others will take less
201

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