Kolesnikov A. [Review:] To Know the Ways and Routes of the Righteous. Didactic Texts in Pahlavi. Introduction Transcription Translation Commentaries Glossary and Indices by O. M. Chunakova). Moscow: Nauka Publishing House 1991. – 192 pp. (Literary Monument of the Orient XCIV) // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 1, No 2, October 1995. P. 67.
The book under the intriguing title represents the publication
and a translation into Russian of the so called
“small” didactic Pahlavi texts. They are included in the
manuscript known as MK (the 14th century A.D.) which
was published by a Pharsee scholar J. Jamasp-Asana
(J. Jamasp-Asana. Pahlavi Texts. 1–2, Bombay. 1897.
1913). About one half of the 40 published stories and
fragments belong to didactic literature — Pers. handarz.
They were composed by priests and mentors — the adepts
of the Zoroastrian doctrines, this is why they include a
number of religious instructions and aphorisms on ethics,
which determine the behavior of their adepts in the material
sphere of this world (getig) aimed at obtaining eternal
happy life in the ideal, non-sensual sphere (menog)...
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