I praise well-thought, well-spoken, and well-done thoughts, words, and deeds. I embrace all good thoughts, good words, and good deeds; I reject all evil thoughts, evil words, and evil deeds.
'Ashem Vohû: Holiness is the best of all good. Well is it for it, well is it for that holiness which is perfection of holiness!'
Unto AHURA MAZDA, bright and glorious, be propitiation, with sacrifice, prayer, propitiation, and glorification.
Yathâ ahû vairyô: The will of the Lord is the law of holiness: the riches of Vohû-Manô shall be given to him who works in this world for Mazda, and wields according to the will of Ahura the power he gave him to relieve the poor.
Zarathustra asked Ahura Mazda: ‘O Ahura Mazda, most beneficent Spirit, Maker of the material world, thou Holy One!
'What of the Holy Word is the strongest? What is the most victorious? What is the most glorious? What is the most effective?
Ahura Mazda answered: 'Our Name, O Spitama Zarathustra! who are the Amesha-Speṇtas, that is the strongest part of the Holy Word; that is the most victorious; that is the most glorious; that is the most effective;
‘That is the most fiend-smiting; that is the best-healing; that destroyeth best the malice of Daêvas and Men; that maketh the material world best come to the fulfilment of its wishes; that freeth the material world best from the anxieties of the heart.’
Then Zarathustra said: ‘Reveal unto me that name of thine, O Ahura Mazda! that is the greatest, the best, the fairest, the most effective, the most fiend-smiting, the best-healing, that destroyeth best the malice of Daêvas and Men;
‘My seventh name is the One with understanding.
‘My eighth name is Knowledge;
‘My ninth name is the One with Knowledge.
‘My tenth name is Weal;
‘My eleventh name is He who produces weal.
‘My thirteenth name is the most Beneficent.
‘My fifteenth name is the unconquerable One.
‘My seventeenth name is the All-seeing One.
‘My eighteenth name is the healing One.
‘My nineteenth name is the Creator.
My twentieth name is MAZDA (the All-knowing One).
‘Worship me, O Zarathustra, by day and by night, with offerings of libations well accepted I will come unto thee for help and joy, I, Ahura Mazda; the good, holy Sraosha will come unto thee for help and joy; the waters, the plants, and the Fravashis of the holy ones will come unto thee for help and joy.
‘My name is the bestower of health; my name is the best bestower of health.
‘My name is Ahura (the Lord).
‘My name is Mazdāu (the all-knowing).
‘My name is the Holy; my name is the most Holy.
‘My name is the Glorious; my name is the most Glorious.
‘My name is the Full-seeing; my name is the Fullest-seeing.
‘My name is the Far-seeing; my name is the Farthest-seeing.
‘My name is the Protector; my name is the Well-wisher; my name is the Creator; my name is the Keeper; my name is the Maintainer.
‘My name is the Discerner; my name is the Best Discerner.
‘My name is the King who rules at his will; my name is the King who rules most at his will.
‘My name is He who does not deceive; my name is He who is not deceived.
‘My name is All weal; my name is Full weal; my name is the Master of weal.
‘My name is He who can benefit at his wish; my name is He who can best benefit at his wish.