The Ethical Religion of Zoroaster

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CHAPTER XXIII RIGHTS OF THE DOG

"IF those two, my dogs, the shepherd dog and the watch dog, pass any house of mine, let them not be driven upon it; for upon the earth created by God ( Ahura Mazda) could no house abide, were it not for these two, my dogs, the shepherd dog and the watch dog."

Thus the Zoroastrian scriptures ( Vendidad, Fargard XIII, c. IX, 49) enjoin, as a prime duty, the exercise of the Good Mind, of the benevolent disposition, of fostering care, toward that other faithful friend and companion of the plainsman, his dog. He seems, next to the herd, the first of their claimants upon man.

In another place in the same Fargard (c. II, 8) the following warning is given against beating one of these friends of man:

"Whosoever shall strike a shepherd dog, a house dog, a stray dog or a hunting dog, when the soul of that man shall pass into the other world, it shall go howling louder and grieved more sorely than goeth the sheep in the great forest where the wolf rangeth."

In another place ( Vendidad, Fargard XIII, c. VI, 39) the following account of the virtues of the dog is ascribed to God, himself:

"The dog, oh Spitama Zoroaster, I, God ( Ahura Mazda), have created self-clad and self-shod, watchful and wakeful, sharp-fanged, born to accept his sustenance at the hand of man and to safeguard the goods

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