This statement was prepared by the Athravan Education Trust and Zoroastrian Studies, the two main academic bodies responsible to the Zoroastrian faith for theological developments and study.
These actions, according to Zoroastrianism, will lead toward “making the world wonderful,” when the world will be restored to a perfect state. In this state the material world will never grow old, never die, never decay, will be ever living and ever increasing and master of its wish. The dead will rise, life and immortality will come, and the world will be restored to a perfect state in accordance with the Will of Ahura Mazda (Lord of Wisdom).
Whoever teaches care for all these seven creations, does well and
pleases the Bounteous Immortals;
then his soul will never arrive at kinship with the Hostile Spirit.
When he has cared for the creations, the care of these
Bounteous Immortals is for him,
and he must teach this to all mankind in the material world.
—Shayasht ne Shayast (15:6)1
The role of humanity in the world is to serve and honor not just the Wise Lord but the Seven Bounteous Creations of the sky, water, earth, plants, animals, man, and fire—gifts of God on High to humanity on earth.
The great strength of the Zoroastrian faith is that it enjoins the caring of the physical world not merely to seek spiritual salvation, but because
1. The Shayasht ne Shayast is a compilation of miscellaneous laws dealing with proper and improper behavior.