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Ashem Vohu (/
- aṣ̌əm vohū vahištəm astī
- uštā astī uštā ahmāi
- hyat̰ aṣ̌āi vahištāi aṣ̌əm
There are many translations and all attempts done by scholars do not give an authentic translation of the original with all its possible more deeper significance(s), because they all differ significantly.
- "Righteousness is best (of all that is) good.
- As desired, what is being desired
- is truth for him who (represents) best truth."
- "Truth is best (of all that is) good.
- As desired, as desired, truth
- is for him who (represents) best truth."
- "Holiness (Asha) is the best of all good:
- it is also happiness.
- Happy the man who is holy with perfect holiness!"
- "Righteousness is the best good and it is happiness.
- Happiness is to her/him who is righteous
- for the sake of the best righteousness."
Boyce, Mary (2001). Zoroastrians:Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Routledge.
The main point to be noted in the translation is that the word HOLINESS, can also be replaced with Righteousness.
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