Shayest Na-Shayest (Proper and Improper)

Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrianism

Translated by E. W. West

"Shayest Na-Shayest (Proper and Improper) is a compilation of miscellaneous laws and customs regarding sin and impurity, and other memoranda about ceremonies and religious subjects in general." It quotes many times from Avesta texts which are no longer extant.


Part 1. The Original Treatise

Suggestions for Further Reading

Source: Translated by E. W. West, from Sacred Books of the East, volume 5, Oxford University Press, 1885.

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