FATHER OF SUFISM
Kalyan and Arjuna were the beloveds of their Beloved Masters, Swami Ramdas and Lord Krishna; but Jesus Christ had none. The Avatar descends on earth for his beloveds, his real lovers, and he works for them side by side with his working for the entire universe. But it is not necessary that all Avatars must have a beloved.
Prophet Zarathustra lived some six thousand years ago. His Master was a Hebrew. But what the world knows about the religion that came from him is practically nothing. All these Zoroastrian rites, rituals and ceremonies have come down from the Dasturs (Parsi priests) and Zarathustra's followers who began them centuries after his death. For example, those ornaments of the Zoroastrian religion the sadra and kusti are the outcome of the preachings of the Dasturs centuries after Zarathustra's advent. The sadra and kusti have no connection with his teachings. They are nothing but after-creations. I am revealing to you the absolute truth.
Zarathustra was the greatest Sufi. He was the Father of Sufism, and its very foundation owes its creation to him. Sufism began with Zarathustra and ended with Muhammad.
LORD MEHER, 1st ed, Vol. 4, p. 1196, Bhau Kalchuri
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