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ZOROASTER THE CHRIST (Zartus Chrestus)
Chrestus is the Good One. He lives where the human mind is consciously focused on producing The Good.
In the natural state living beings seek their own selfish benefit according to a restricted view of the world. Sometimes their sense of self can extend beyond their individual self to their family or wider community imagined as extended family. However it doesn't come naturally to make pursuit of the general good one's foremost value.
When things go wrong in the world ordinary people's selfishness and blinkerdness (or blindness) prevents them from putting things right. They seek out a saviour (or Chrestor) to help them. The ideal saviour is Chrestus, who is clear-thinking and unselfish and desirous of seeing life flourish.
In our Age of human history, the divine Chrestus incarnated first in human form in the person of Zartus or Zoroaster. He was the first person to conceive of the drama of existence as a battle of Good and Evil. He was the first to articulate the possibility of the human person becoming an agent of the Good. With the genesis of the idea of the perfectly Good person , Christ was born on Earth,
Zoroaster and his immediate followers spread the idea of Christ in their time and place. Many were inspired to become more christlike in their thoughts and words and deeds. As time rolled on other historical people were inspired by the Spirit of Zoroaster to create new additional teachings of Christ appropriate to the lives of their own communities and the situations they faced.
In our own time we need a Chrestor or saviour to sort out the chaos and bring good order to the world. This divine saviour we need is Chrestus, the divine Good One, who incarnates on Earth through the word of the teachers of Christ and the actions of their followers. In fact the good teachers and their faithful disciples all become individual chrestors or people working for the benefit of the world.
EUNOIA - the first 'mark of Christ'
Both the Divine Christ and the Incarnated Christ are united by their common Good Will. This is a doctrine known to Jesuchristians from the teachings of Nestorius . However Zoroaster taught first of the Good Will which he named Vo-Hu (Vo=Will Hu=Good). The Mind-which-Wills-the-Good he called Vo-Hu-Manah. In Greek we translate this as Eunoia.
Eunoia is the mind of Good Purpose, a mind which wants to do the right thing. Its opposite is Kakonoia or the Bad kind of Mind.
Metanoia is a transformation of the state of mind (the 'Hexis' of the mind) from one state to another. Our work as Zorochristians is to change minds (our own and other peoples') from Kakonoia to Eunoia.
ANHITA CHRESTA (Anahita the Good)
Zoroaster is the Chrestogene (source of Christ on earth) or 'first human incarnation of Christ', or earthly 'avatar of Christ' for our age. In the purer heavenly realm though it is Mithras and Anhita who represent Christ.
Mithras, as archangel, promotes the will of Christ and can be both encouraging and severe. Anhita, by contrast, shows the unending, unconditional love and care of Christ. Associated with water she provides the most essential needs of life. She nurtures and looks after all. She also has a defensive warrior aspect and will protect from harm.
Ad Bonum Tendimus!
May 4020 HE