Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Freedom to Choose

The Freedom to Choose.

And the Moral Responsibility
To make the right choice

No other religious tradition emphasizes the central importance of freedom of choice, and the need for each human being to assume responsibility for his or her choices, more than the religious doctrine of Zarathushtra.
In the Gathas, the religious hymns that he composed as the founding text of his religion, Zarathushtra describes how he came to select Ahura-Mazda as the Lord of Wisdom and light. He makes it very clear that this was a selection he made; it was not made for him, and the basis for his selection is also of great significance. He goes on to point out the need for each individual to use his or her judgment and select his or her path in life consistent with Asha (the natural law of righteousness), as well as excluding wrong life-paths. Read more