Q: What is Mazdaism?
A: Mazdaism is the belief in the Mind.
Q: Mind of what?
A: Mind of Man.
Q: Why mind of Man?
A: Because it is the highest mind that we know of.
Q: Is Mazda not God?
A: Maybe, but it means “That which has the power of having a Mind”. If that is God, so be it.
Q: But must God not have a much bigger and more complex mind than Man?
A: As a wish, we often assume this, but we can not be sure of it. Yet we know the mind does exist because we can at least recognize that we have one.
Q: Is there no higher mind than ours in the Universe?
A: The only higher mind than the mind of a man as an individual is the collective mind of men as a group. The “Barsam Mind”.
Q: What is the Barsam Mind?
A: It is when persons put their minds together and collectively solve problems rather than individually.
Q: What is Ahura Mazda?
A: Ahura is the beginning of creation and Mazda is the culminating point or the final apex.
Q: By the final apex, do you mean the End?
A: No, we do not know where the End is. But as far as we can use our mind, we see that having a conscious mind is really the apex of all creation.
Q: Does anything else other than man have a mind?
A: Not one capable of complex thought like ours that we know of. Some say that Gaya or Gaavosh Orvan has a mind greater than ours. I love that imagery as a poetic statement and try to surrender my busy mind to the greater mind of the Gaav. But I am afraid that I can not know in a scientific way if our sacred mother the Cow has a mind. Yet I personally presume and assume that it does in a poetic sense while I suck at her sacred breast because otherwise the spectrum of my loneliness and helplessness in the universe becomes too overwhelming. This is what I believe in and I call it Mazdaism. I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter.
Mehr Afzoon, Parviz Varjavand