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  • user 4:09 am on 30th November 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: The Name Zarathushtra, Zarathushtra   

    Etymology: Zarathushtra 

    From an article published in “Nameh Mah”, September 2005, by Dr. Khosro Khazai Pardis:

    “Zarathustra is not a name given by his parents. ZARATHUSHTRA (its real pronunciation) is an epithet (a farnâm in Persian) and not a name. Therefore it is an adjective and not a noun. It means Golden Shining Star (Zara= golden, Thu= shining, Shtra= star).
    The epithet “Golden Shining Star” which is a praise expressing great admiration and high esteem and respect was given to Zarathustra by his followers from the days of his youth. It was adopted by Zarathustra himself and used 16 times in the Gathas. This epithet that was used throughout his life over shadowed completely the name given to him by his parents that we don’t know. But what we know for sure is that no one, either before or during his time was called Zarathustra. This single observation is enough to prove that this was not a common name.”

    Here are some further ideas: http://zoroaster-zarathushtra.blogspot.jp/p/etymology-of-name-zoroaster.html?spref=fb

  • user 8:05 am on 11th November 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chairman mao, paper tigers, reactionaries   

    Mao Tse-Tung on Paper Tigers 

    Imperialism and All Reactionaries are Paper Tigers

    « All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality, they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are powerful. »

    « Imperialism will not last long because it always does evil things. »

    « I have said that all the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? » 

    All the Chairman Maos and Adolf Hitlers in the world are paper tigers. They appear very frightening, but in reality they are distractions from the real tiger, our punishment in the hereafter. No matter how bad Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton might be, they probably won’t compete with Mao in terms of horribleness.

    « [Ch’in-shih-huang] only buried alive 460 scholars, while we buried 46,000. » 

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