Front Page Titles (by Subject) BLESSINGS OF CULTIVATING THE SOIL * - The Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion
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BLESSINGS OF CULTIVATING THE SOIL * - Zarathushtra (Zoroaster), The Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion 
The Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion, ed. S.A. Kapadia (London: John Murray, 1905).
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BLESSINGS OF CULTIVATING THE SOIL*
“He who would till the earth, . . . with the left arm and the right, . . . unto him will she bring forth plenty, like a loving bride, on her bed, unto her beloved; the bride will bring forth children, the earth will bring forth plenty of fruit.
“He who sows corn sows holiness: he makes the law of Mazda grow higher and higher.
“When barley is coming forth, the Daêvas start up; when corn is growing ripe, then faint the Daêvas’ hearts; when the corn is being ground, the Daêvas groan; when wheat is coming forth, the Daêvas are destroyed. In that house they can no longer stay; from that house they are beaten away, wherein wheat is thus coming forth.
“He who tilling the earth, . . . would not kindly and piously give to one of the faithful, he shall fall down into the darkness . . . down into the world of woe, the dismal realm, down into the house of hell.”
[* ]Sacred Books of the East.