CONCEPT OF GOD IN ZOROASTRIANISM (PARSIS)
God in Zoroastrianism is known as ‘Ahura Mazda’. ‘Ahura’ means ‘the Lord’ or 'The Master' and ‘Mazda’ means ‘the Wise’; hence ‘Ahura Mazda’ means ‘the Wise Lord’ or ‘the Wise God’. Ahura Mazda stands for God, in a strictly monotheistic sense.
Qualities of God according to the Dasatir:
According to the Dasatir, Ahura Mazda has the following qualities:
· He is One.
· He is without an origin or end.
· He has no father or mother, wife or son.
· He is without a body or form.
· Nothing resembles Him.
· Neither the eye can behold Him, nor the power of thinking can conceive him.
· He is above all that you can imagine.
· He is nearer to you than your own self.
Qualities of God according to Avesta
According to the Avesta, the Gathas and the Yasna give various characteristics to Ahura Mazda such as:
Yasna 31:7 & 11
Thus, in Zoroastrianism too, we find a concept of an eternal, omnipotent God. Several verses of Yasna praise the Lord as a Bountiful Creator.