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Varstmânsar Nask.

1. The thirteenth fargard, Ustavaiti 4, is about the great reward of him who, through virtuous procedure, may occasion the benefit of a man 5 and of the religion of righteousness also. 2. This, too, that the maintenance of righteousness 6 is through the practice of it.

3. About the tokens of a righteous man—that is, the evidence of him—and his reverence for duty and good works; also his imperceptible perversion (kastârîh)—that is, not a single sin is manifest

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in him—and he is an accomplisher of the stipulations of Vohûman 1, good thoughts, good words, and good deeds, and a comprisal of every goodness in the propitiation of the righteous. 4. About 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


269:4 See Chap. XIII, 1 n.

269:5 See Pahl. Yas. XLII, 1 a.

269:6 Ibid. 1 d.

270:1 See Pahl. Yas. XLII, 2 d.

270:2 Another folio of B is here lost, containing the end of this chapter and the beginning of the next. The passage missing was equivalent to about 100 lines of this translation, of which perhaps three-fourths belonged to this chapter and one-fourth to the next.

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