By Dr Brian Carr, Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam
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Accordingly he took Spenishta Mainyu to stand here for Spenta Mainyu, and the word yema, ‘twins’, to mean not ‘pair’ but ‘born of the same birth’, arguing from this an implication that Mazdā was ‘father’ of both the Holy and Evil Spirits, good and evil having thus a single source, as in the three Semitic monotheisms. There is no trace of such a doctrine anywhere in orthodox Zoroastrianism before the nineteenth century, when some reformist Parsis, living under Christian rule and anxious to rid their faith of the slur (as Christian missionaries presented it) of dualism, adopted Haug’s interpretation (see Chapter 4 below).
3–5). With regard to the hereafter, Zarathushtra, as we have seen, inherited beliefs in two possible fates for the soul: a blissful, reincarnated one on high with the gods, or a joyless disembodied one in the underworld kingdom of the dead. There was thought to be a crossing place between this world and the next, perhaps originally a ford or ferry to the underworld, but a bridge to heaven, reaching from earth to sky. This is called in the Gāthās the Chinvat Bridge. Probably according to the old religion heaven was to be reached only by great men, but Zarathushtra taught that it was attainable by all who accepted his teachings and were ashavan, while the underworld kingdom was to him a place of retributive punishment, the worst existence, that is, hell, which awaited the dregvant.
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Companion encyclopedia of Asian philosophy by Dr Brian Carr, Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam