Asha

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Asha is a Zoroastrian term syncretic with the LP term Alignment. It refers to the "order of the cosmos" as well as proper human conduct.[1]

Syncretic Terms

Alignment > Asha, Brahmacharya, Conversion Experience, Divine Perfection, Ethical Perfection, Gonennoncwal, Heavenly Marriage, Holiness, Ondinoc, Perfection, Purification, Purity, Rectitude, Renunciation, Repentence, Righteousness, Samyaktva, Sane Living, Taubah

Notes

"The concept of 'asha' had ethical implications also, in that it was through that it should likewise govern human conduct. Truth, honesty, loyalty, and courage were felt to be proper for mankind. Virtue, that is, belonged to the natural order, and vice was its betrayal."[2]

An Ashavan is somebody who is in alignment. A Drugvant is someone who is not.[3]

Footnotes

  1. Boyce, Mary. Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Routledge, 2001
  2. Boyce, Mary. Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Routledge, 2001. p. 7.
  3. Boyce, Mary. Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Routledge, 2001. p. 7.