“Everyone underestimates their own life. Funny thing is, in the end, all our stories...they're the same. In fact, no matter where you go in the world, there is only one important story: of youth, loss and yearning for redemption. So we tell the same story, over and over. Only the details are different.”
"The First Parsi to arrive in Singapore – a Crown Colony founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 – was Mr. Muncherjee. When he fell seriously ill in 1929, an Armenian named Aristarcus Sarkies persuaded the Parsis in China to buy a burial place for Zoroastrians in Singapore. Funds were raised by the Parsi Traders to buy a plot of land in the most prestigious banking area of Shenton Way. In 1948, more land was bought adjacent to it to build a bungalow as a Parsi Lodge for Parsi Traders from China to rest and to hold Zoroastrian Religious Ceremonies."
The Zoroastrian religion is over 3,500 years old. Originating in Persia, the Zoroastrians were refugees who fled to India in the 10th century to escape oppression.
The Prophet Zarathustra predated Christ.
Nietzsche had a lot to say about Zarathustra … While Nietzsche's concerns were less about Zoroastrians and more about religion and the nature of man, there was clear intent and meaning in the choice of Zarathustra as his mouthpiece.
"My brother had the figure of Zarathustra in his mind from his very earliest youth: he once told me that even as a child he had dreamt of him. At different periods in his life, he would call this haunter of his dreams by different names; "but in the end," he declares in a note on the subject, "I had to do a PERSIAN the honour of identifying him with this creature of my fancy. Persians were the first to take a broad and comprehensive view of history. Every series of evolutions, according to them, was presided over by a prophet; and every prophet had his 'Hazar,'—his dynasty of a thousand years.""
The Zoroastrian version of the Golden Rule: "What you don't want done to you, don't do to others." Who can disagree with that?
- Freddie Mercury was a Zoroastrian. Analyse the influence of Zoroastrian belief and theology on Bohemian Rhapsody.
- WB Yeats is said to have contacted Zarathustra through automatic writing. Spend a few hours automatic writing. Speak to Zarathustra and ask him for his views on Nietzsche and Easter 1916.
- Zarathustra was said by some to be the son of an alien god. Watch Ridley Scott's Alien and list all arguments in favour of such celestial speculation.