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Vohu Manah is one of the Amesha Spentas, the seven great emanations of Ahura Mazda, the one Wise Lord. Though there is no hierarchy among the seven Emanations, Vohu Manah is often ranked first by Zoroastrian thinkers, because it is so important in the Zarathushtrian revelation.It means "Good Mind".

Meaning and PurposeEdit

Zoroastrianism is almost unique among ancient faiths for its reliance on reason

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and the mind, rather than faith, non-rational experience, and the "heart." It puts tremendous emphasis on reason, (called Vohu Manah, or Good Mind in the Gatha hymns of the Prophet) rather than the arbitrary and mysterious will of an all- powerful God. Vohu Manah is one of the ways that God communicates with us - through the use of our reason. Whenever we use our Vohu Manah, we are actually entering into communion with God. Through Vohu Manah come our best ideas, our inspirations, our finer thoughts.