By Dr Brian Carr, Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam
" ... a special one-volume reference paintings which makes a extensive variety of richly various philosophical, moral and theological traditions available to a large viewers. The better half is split into six sections protecting the most traditions inside of Asian suggestion: Persian; Indian; Buddhist; chinese language; eastern; and Islamic philosophy."--Publisher's description.
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Since its rituals are essentially those of the Brahmanic yajña, the yasna evidently goes back to proto-IndoIranian times. At it three main offerings were made: a blood sacrifice devoted to one of the divine beings, an oblation to fire from that sacrifice, and a libation to water, the parahaoma, from the expressed juice of the haoma mixed with water and milk. The intention of the service appears to have been to gratify and strengthen the divinity to whom it was offered, and to purify and strengthen the life-giving creations of fire and water and through them the whole natural world.
At it three main offerings were made: a blood sacrifice devoted to one of the divine beings, an oblation to fire from that sacrifice, and a libation to water, the parahaoma, from the expressed juice of the haoma mixed with water and milk. The intention of the service appears to have been to gratify and strengthen the divinity to whom it was offered, and to purify and strengthen the life-giving creations of fire and water and through them the whole natural world. As priest, Zarathushtra speaks of sacrifice (izhā-) and of the spirit or power within the sacrifice, Izhā (Vedic I ā).
Companion encyclopedia of Asian philosophy by Dr Brian Carr, Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam