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1. The ninety-seventh subject is this, that it is expedient for 1 those of the good religion, that they converse, according to their own ability, in the presence of officiating priests, high-priests, spiritual chiefs, and priests, and hearken cordially to whatever they say. 2. And they should understand their statements, and, during them, they should not utter any reply or question (sûâl).

3. For in the commentary of the Avesta it says, as to every one who brings altercation (‘huggat) into any statement of the elders of the religion, 'one breaks out his tongue, or he goes out from this world abortively (mubattalâ).'


359:1 Lp, B29 insert 'all.'

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