'Typical' Parsi-Zoroastrianism

Doctrines Typical Parsi-Zoroastrians emphasize the ethical qualities of the religion of Zoroaster. They also attempt to remain neutral in the religious debates which divide the Parsi community into various schools of thought. By remaining neutral, alien terms are not introduced into religious writing, whilst at the same time, nothing is included which is likely to offend the modern Parsi. Therefore, a popular middle position is expounded. As a basis for a Zoroastrian life ethic, the emphasis is on Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds.

History In recent years a number of Parsi scholars have attempted to present a more popular understanding of Zoroastrianism to the Parsi community, particularly addressing the young men and women who are so vital to the community's future existence in the next millenium. In what John Hinnells has termed contemporary 'typical' Parsi-Zoroastrianism (Hinnells, 1978), scholars such as M.B. Pithawalla and J.J. Modi emphasize the ethical qualities of traditional Zoroastrianism.

Symbols The movement shares the same symbol system as the rest of the Zoroastrian community. (See Zoroastrianism.)

Adherents There are no figures for the number of adherents of this movement.

Main Centre
 Bombay, India.