was the founder of Persian religion, Zoroastrianism. The Parsis are the
adherents of this religion. Zarathustra was a sage, who lived in Iran
6th century BC and gave the message of compassion, love and tolerance.
exact date of birth is not known but historians believe that he was
600 BC in Iran. He was born in a royal family and all type of worldly
was at his disposal. He was endowed with exceptional abilities. He
enjoyed the worldly pleasure and renounced them at the tender age of 15
Like Gautama Buddha, he also went into deep meditation for several
then got enlightenment. Thus he got the divine vision of 'wise lord'.
found that people were surrounded by
superstitions and religious ignorance. People believed in several Gods.
Zarathustra opposed polytheism (belief in many Gods). He talked of two
spirits in life-the spirit of good or light and the spirit of evil or