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ZARTIRUNA - ("Secret concepts of Zoroaster")

The word LOGOS had various meanings in Greek philosophy. In the modern 'Zartiruna' we distinguish four separate concepts related to the word:

1. HYPOLOGUS - The underlying law, the principles on which the universe works, the scientific law, the law of cause and effect.
2. ARTALOGUS - The righteous law, the moral law, the word of God. The Artalogus is what you need to do to achieve ASHA - the harmonious world order.
3. LOGICA - Reason. Logica is the activity of discovering new facts by a process of reasoning from existing facts or beliefs.
4. DIALOGIA - Discussion, Dialogue. Socrates was famous for his belief that a rigorous process of open discussion was needed to challenge peoples' assumptions and develop better thinking.