"The best life is for the one,
who turns towards light,
and sheds light to others." Zarathustra
Zoroastrian's Magi (The Kings, The Wise Men)
The Three Magi (Zoroastrian's priests), Byzantine mosaic c. 565, Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy (restored during the 18th century). As here Byzantine art usually depicts the Magi in Persian clothing which includes breeches, capes, and Phrygian caps.
Zoroastrian's Magi (The wise man- "The King," has attended the highest level of consciousness, the crown chakra.
Since Jesus was raised and protected by Magi after his birth due to the threat of his life, he also claimed himself as "KING " later. Unfortunately, he was misunderstood.
Perhaps, we all heard the story of the three Magi (Zoroastrian priests-Wise men) travelling from Persia following a shining star (Zarathustra- Golden Star) to welcome the birth of Jesus in the Bible. Their first gift given to Jesus by the Magi was Gold (Zar in Persian -Zar (the golden) athustra (Star) - Zarathustra: The Golden, Shinning star). (Three) Wise Menor (Three) Kings, were – in the Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition – distinguished foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth. Magi were Zoroastrian's priest (Mohan in Persian).
The magi were renowned for their wisdom beyond the borders of Iran. They were unsurpassed in their knowledge of philosophy, history, geography, plants, medicine and the heavens. The efficacy of their beliefs and faith was demonstrated in their actions. Their high moral standing, their wisdom, their ability to heal the sick and their years of learning made them legendary throughout the Middle East. As Zoroastrian priests, the Magi became bearers and keepers of the Zoroastrian spiritual flame as well. They immersed themselves in the quest for wisdom grounded in goodness.
The Magi Visit the Messiah- Matthew 2:1-12
2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]”
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
Le Trio Joubran- Safar (The Journey)