Spenta Mainyu GATHA
(6 stanzas -- Days 170th to 175th)
speńtâ mainyű vahishtâcâ mananghâ
To him who, through progressive mentality, performs his duties
(Gathas: Song 12.1)
Summary Substance:The progressive mentality is the creative and promotive faculty endowed in our mind by Mazda Ahura, the Super-Intellect Being. It makes us renovate and promote our environment, our world. One, who performs his duties in the best righteous manner, is granted wholeness, perfection, immortality and eternity through his/her sovereignty, independence, serenity and tranquility.
Pondering Points:Progressive Mentality leads to Perfect Immortality.
ahyâ manyęush spęnishtahyâ vahishtem
He receives the best from the most progressive mentality
(Gathas: Song 12.2)
Summary Substance:Here is a creative person who utilizes best his progressive mentality and then translates good thoughts into words and deeds - deeds that give serenity, provide tranquility. That shows such a person's perception. Righteousness, the Universal Law of Precision is the creation of Mazda. One should always be right and precise in thoughts, words and deeds.
Pondering Points:Progressive mentality gives stability, stability helps perceive God and comprehend the divine precision.
ahyâ manyęush tvęm ahî tâ speńtô
You are the promoter of this mentality
(Gathas: Song 12.3)
Summary Substance:Mazda is the promoter of the progressive mentality, the creative faculty. It fashions the joy-bringing world for human beings. It gives them serene peace and prosperity in settlements. All this happens only after humans consult their good mind.
Pondering Points:Consult good mind, live in peace, progress and prosperity.
ahmât manyęush râreshyeińtî dregvańtô
Wise One, it is the wrongful, not the righteous,
(Gathas: Song 12.4)
Summary Substance:It is clear that the righteous consult the progressive mentality. The wrongful do not.
As far as relations are concerned, a person of small means can be helpful to a righteous person and so can a rich person. Both can be bad for the wrongful. (note the poetic mastery: Poor is good to the righteous and rich is bad to the wrongful)
Pondering Points:Poor or rich, use the progressive mentality and be righteous.
tâcâ speńtâ mainyű mazdâ ahurâ
Wise God, it is through this progressive mentality
(Gathas: Song 12.5)
Summary Substance:The loving Wise God has endowed us with the progressive mentality. If utilized well and righteously, it leads to a life that is the best. But one who chooses to think evil, simply cannot share the divine love. He/she lives a wrong living.
Pondering Points:God loves us, wants us to have the best of life. Do we human beings?
tâ dĺ speńtâ mainyű mazdâ ahurâ
Wise God, You grant good to both these parties
(Gathas: Song 12.6)
Summary Substance:The Divine Fire symbolizes the progressive mentality. It means creativity and promotion through "light, warmth and energy. It is "Fire' that guides the righteous and the wrongful to light, warmth, energy - a blissful life. The righteous reach sooner. The wrongful with painful delays. The progressive mentality promotes stability and righteousness - a perfect atmosphere to convert every wrongful who seeks to convert into a righteous person.
Pondering Points:Seek light, warmth, and energy to convert into a righteous person.
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