Pahlavi Texts Pt 2 (SBE Vol. 18): The Dadistan-i Dinik and the Epistles of Manuskihar (Sacred Books of the East) (v. 2)

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Published between 1880 and 1897 as part of Max Müller's Sacred Books of the East series, this five-volume translation of Pahlavi texts was the work of Edward William West (1824-1905). Largely self-taught, West developed his knowledge of ancient oriental languages in India, where he worked as a civil engineer. After returning to Europe, West focused on the study of sacred Zoroastrian texts and prepared these translations of Pahlavi manuscripts. His writings and editions are still referenced today in Indo-Iranian studies. Volume 2 contains the ninth-century Dādistān-ī Dīnīk and Epistles of Mān-skīhar. The former are religious judgments or decisions given by Mān-skīhar, a high priest of Iran, in answer to ninety-two queries put to him by fellow Zoroastrians. Along with the Epistles, relating to complaints made to Mān-skīhar about his brother Zād-sparam, these texts give the reader an insight into the Zoroastrianism of the period, its tenets, and its relationship with the developing Islamic faith.

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Volume 2 of Pahlavi Texts was published in 1882 and includes histories of the manuscripts of the ninth-century Dādistān-ī Dīnīk and Epistles of Mān-skīhar, as well as noting their relevance to scholarship and Zoroastrian history. Their scope provides an insight into the nature of Zoroastrianism in the period.

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Book Description Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 5th or later edition. 15 x 23 cm. Contents I. INTRODUCTION : 1. General Remarks 2. The Dadistan-i Dinik 3. The Epistles of Manuskihar II. TRANSLATIONS : A. DADISTAN-I DINIK : 1. Introductory 2. Why a righteous man is better than all creatures, Spiritual or worldly 3. Why a righteous man is created, and how he should act 4. Why a righteous man is great 5. How temporal distress is to be regarded 6. Why the good suffer more than the bad in this world 7. Why we are created, and what we ought to do 8. Whether good works done for the dead differ in effect from those ordered or done by themselves 9. How far they differ 10. The growth of good works during life 11. Whether the growth of a good work be as commendable as the original good work 12. Whether it eradicates sin equally well 13. Whether one is made responsible for au his sins and good works separately at the last account, or only for their balance 14. The Angels who take account of sin and good works, and how sinners are punished 15. The exposure of a corpse does not occasion the final departure of life and is meritorious 16. Whether the Soul be aware of, or disturbed by, the corpse being gnawed 17. Reason for the exposure of corpses 18. How the corpse and bones are to be disposed of 19. Whether departed souls can see Auharmazd and Aharman 20. Where the souls of the righteous and wicked go 21. The Daitih peak, the Kinvad Bridge, and the two paths of departed souls 22. Whether the Spirits are distressed when a righteous man dies 23. How the life departs from the body 24. Where a righteous soul stays for the first three nights after death, and what it does next 25. Where a wicked soul stays for the first three nights after death, and what it does next 26. The Nature of heaven and its pleasures 27. The nature of hell and its punishments 28. Why ceremonies in Honour of Srosh are performed for the three days after a death 29. Why Srosh must be reverenced separately from other angels 30. Why three Sacred Cakes are consecrated at dawn after the third night from a death 31. How a righteous soul goes to heaven, and what it finds and does there 32. How a wicked soul goes to hell, and what it finds and suffers there 33. The position and subdivisions of hell 34. The two ways from the Daitih peak; that of the righteous to heaven, and that of the wicked to hell 35. The continuance of mankind in the world till the resurrection 36. The prepares of the renovation of the universe 37. The contest of the good and evil spirits from the Creation till the resurrection, and the condition of creation after the resurrection 38. The effect of doing more good works than are necessary for attaining to the supreme heaven 39. Reasons for wearing the sacred thread-girdle 40. On the sacred shirt and threat-girdle, grace before and after eating, and cleansing the mouth before the after-grace 41. The sin of apostasy, and how to atone for it 42. The good works of him who saves others from apostasy 43. The distance at which the Fire can be addressed, the use of a lamp, and the proper order of the propitiatory dedications, when consecrating a sacred cake 44. Whether a skilful priest who is employed to perform ceremonies, but is not officially the priest of the district, should be paid a regular stipend 45. The separate duties of Priests and disciples 46. When a priest can abandon the priesthood to obtain a livelihood 47. Whether a priest who knows the Avesta, or one who understands the commentary, be more entitled to the foremost place at a sacred feast 48. The advantage and proper mode of celebrating the ceremonial 49. Whether it be lawful to buy corn and keep it long, so as to raise the Price for the sake of profit 50. Whether it be lawful to sell wine to foreigners and infidels 51. The sin of drunkenness, and what constitutes immoderate drinking 52. Whether a man who bargains to deliver Wheat in a month, and takes a de Printed Pages: 514. Bookseller Inventory # 38948

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Book Description Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 5th or later edition. 15 x 23 cm. Contents I. INTRODUCTION : 1. General Remarks 2. The Dadistan-i Dinik 3. The Epistles of Manuskihar II. TRANSLATIONS : A. DADISTAN-I DINIK : 1. Introductory 2. Why a righteous man is better than all creatures, Spiritual or worldly 3. Why a righteous man is created, and how he should act 4. Why a righteous man is great 5. How temporal distress is to be regarded 6. Why the good suffer more than the bad in this world 7. Why we are created, and what we ought to do 8. Whether good works done for the dead differ in effect from those ordered or done by themselves 9. How far they differ 10. The growth of good works during life 11. Whether the growth of a good work be as commendable as the original good work 12. Whether it eradicates sin equally well 13. Whether one is made responsible for au his sins and good works separately at the last account, or only for their balance 14. The Angels who take account of sin and good works, and how sinners are punished 15. The exposure of a corpse does not occasion the final departure of life and is meritorious 16. Whether the Soul be aware of, or disturbed by, the corpse being gnawed 17. Reason for the exposure of corpses 18. How the corpse and bones are to be disposed of 19. Whether departed souls can see Auharmazd and Aharman 20. Where the souls of the righteous and wicked go 21. The Daitih peak, the Kinvad Bridge, and the two paths of departed souls 22. Whether the Spirits are distressed when a righteous man dies 23. How the life departs from the body 24. Where a righteous soul stays for the first three nights after death, and what it does next 25. Where a wicked soul stays for the first three nights after death, and what it does next 26. The Nature of heaven and its pleasures 27. The nature of hell and its punishments 28. Why ceremonies in Honour of Srosh are performed for the three days after a death 29. Why Srosh must be reverenced separately from other angels 30. Why three Sacred Cakes are consecrated at dawn after the third night from a death 31. How a righteous soul goes to heaven, and what it finds and does there 32. How a wicked soul goes to hell, and what it finds and suffers there 33. The position and subdivisions of hell 34. The two ways from the Daitih peak; that of the righteous to heaven, and that of the wicked to hell 35. The continuance of mankind in the world till the resurrection 36. The prepares of the renovation of the universe 37. The contest of the good and evil spirits from the Creation till the resurrection, and the condition of creation after the resurrection 38. The effect of doing more good works than are necessary for attaining to the supreme heaven 39. Reasons for wearing the sacred thread-girdle 40. On the sacred shirt and threat-girdle, grace before and after eating, and cleansing the mouth before the after-grace 41. The sin of apostasy, and how to atone for it 42. The good works of him who saves others from apostasy 43. The distance at which the Fire can be addressed, the use of a lamp, and the proper order of the propitiatory dedications, when consecrating a sacred cake 44. Whether a skilful priest who is employed to perform ceremonies, but is not officially the priest of the district, should be paid a regular stipend 45. The separate duties of Priests and disciples 46. When a priest can abandon the priesthood to obtain a livelihood 47. Whether a priest who knows the Avesta, or one who understands the commentary, be more entitled to the foremost place at a sacred feast 48. The advantage and proper mode of celebrating the ceremonial 49. Whether it be lawful to buy corn and keep it long, so as to raise the Price for the sake of profit 50. Whether it be lawful to sell wine to foreigners and infidels 51. The sin of drunkenness, and what constitutes immoderate drinking 52. Whether a man who bargains to deliver Wheat in a month, and takes a de Printed Pages: 514. Bookseller Inventory # 38948

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