Ancient Aryans saw fundamental unity with all good creations in the world forming bonds with the good creations.. The Ancient Iranians and followers of our Aryan religion -Zoroastrianism regarded the creations of Ahura Mazda such as waters, earth, Fire, plants, animals, sun, moon, etc. as Divine and Indeed praised all Ahura Mazda's earthly creations.
It was only the arrival of Aryan way of thinking which changed the focus of peoples, and religion to spiritual and humanly ideals, and created bonds between humans and nature. The fact which is reflected in many Aryan and Zoroastrian costumes of revering the godly creations, and the Yazads (Yazatas: Guardians of Ahura Mazda’s earthly creations);
… Since Ancient times our Zoroastrian Ancestors paid homage to and praised the Yazads, good creations of Ahura Mazda, and mother earth for blessings she has bestowed upon us while worshiping the great god Ahura Mazda, highest in holiness & righteousness..
Herodotus on the issue of Respect for the "waters" among ancient Iranians, writes: " There is another peculiarity about the Persians that they never defile and contaminate a river, nor do they ever wash their hands in a river; and neither allow others to do so, as they have a great reverence for water. " (Herodotus, Greek historian 484 BC-425 AD)
In our sacred book of Avesta, Yzad Anahita (Aredvi Sura anahita) is mentioned as the yazata of waters and a prayer is also devoted to her (Ardvi sura nyayesh) where she is mentioned as worthy of prayers..
In our ancient religion, sacrifice of animals was also blamed, and our Zartoshti ancestors raised the beneficial animals, so did they consider taking care of them as part of the dutifulness of a righteous person. Accordingly, harming or killing them was considered and evil act only performed by karapans and evil doers.
In our Aryan Zoroastrian religion and in accordance with the laws of reverence of nature, polluting the soil and earth was strictly prohibited … In specific was bringing of the earth in contact with pollution.. and thus, instead of burying or attempting to preserve their dead with complex rituals and tombs, the Zoroastrian Aryans performed Dakhme rituals where they exposed the deceased' body in towers of silence (dakhme) instead of burying it directly to avoid polluting the soil, And indeed what better way we had to dispose off a corpse than a Dakhma, since burial lays to waste thousands of square kilometers of Ahura Mazda's good creation, the Earth.. The Aryans instead of viewing humanity as distinct from the rest of the living world, saw fundamental unity with all good creations under the sun, developed bonds with them and considered taking care of them as part of their dutifulness
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