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Artāy Virāf - Chapter 8 - The Route to the Moon

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022434

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

THE BOOK OF ARDA VIRAF   - Translated by Prof. Martin Haug, of the University of Munich, revised from the MS. of a Parsi priest Hoshangji. From The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Volume VII: Ancient Persia, ed. Charles F. Horne, Ph.D., copyright 1917.

Chapter 8.1. When I put forth the second footstep, it was to Hukht of the moon track, the place where good words (hukht) find hospitality;
(2) and I saw a great assembly of the pious.

Chapter 8.3. And I asked Srosh the pious, and Adar the angel, thus: 'Which place is this? and whose are those souls?'

Chapter 8.4. Srosh the pious, and Adar the angel, said
(5) thus: 'This place is the moon track; and these are those souls who, in the world, offered no prayers, and chanted no Gathas, and contracted no next-of-kin marriages;
(6) but through other good works they have come hither;
(7) and their brightness is like unto the brightness of the moon.'

The source of the experience

Zoroastrian

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Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Taking drugs

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