1) We read in the famous book of “Zand”, after mentioning the everlasting battle of “Yazatas” and “Daevas”:
… And then the great victory is for the side of Yazatas, and exterminates the Daevas…
After the victory of Yazatas and exterminating the Daevas, universe reaches its genuine felicity and humans will sit on the throne of happiness!
2) “Jamasp” quotes from the Zoroaster in the book “Jamasp Namag”:
A man will rise from the land of Arabs… A man with a great head, great body and great legs and following the religion of his forefather and with great army and moves toward Iran and constructs the lands and fills the earth with justice.
1) It is written in the book “Vasishta Yoga” from Hindu scriptures:
At the end, the world will return to the one who loves God and is from his special servants. And his name is “auspicious and blessed”!
2) It is mentioned in another book called “Didah”:
After the destruction of the world, a king will appear in End of Days who is the leader of all creatures, and his name is “Mansour” and conquers the entire world; and converts to his religion.
3) It is written in the book “Ddatek” from Brahman scriptures:
… the hand of God will appear and the last successor “Maitreya” will rise and conquers the east and the west of the world; and guides creatures.
4) It is mentioned in “Patikel” from Hindu scriptures:
When the day ends and the old world begins anew; and becomes alive and the king of the new kingdom appears; from the children of two great leaders of the world, one of them honor of End of Days and the other one and even his guardian whom his name is “Pashan” and the name of that new kingdom is “the guide”; he becomes the king rightfully and is the successor of Rama and rules and has many miracles.
5) It is written in the book “Basek” from Hindu scriptures:
Kalpa ends to a just king in End of Days who is the leader of angels, fairies and humans; and indeed he is rightful king, and gains whatever is hidden in the seas, the earth and in the mountains, and informs from the heavens and the earth whatever it is, and nobody will be born greater than him!
1) In “Psalms of David”, psalm 37, we read:
9 For the wicked shall be cut off; but those who wait for the Lord shall possess the land.
10 Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look well at his place, he will not be there.
11 But the meek shall possess the land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
2) Also we read in the psalm 37 (from the Psalms of David), in the sentence 22: for those “blessed” by the Lord shall possess the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off.
3) It is also mentioned in the sentence 29 of the same psalm:
The righteous shall possess the land,
and dwell upon it forever.
4) In the Book of Habakkuk, chapter VI, we read:
… If it seem slow, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.
… He gathers for himself all nations, and collects as his own all peoples.
5) We read in the Book of Isaiah, chapter XI, in a discussion full of metaphors:
1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse1, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
… and a little child shall lead them.
9 They shall not hurt or destroy in my entire holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
1) We read in the Gospel of Mathew, chapter 24:
27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
30 … and they will see “the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven” with power and great glory.
31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect …
2) And it is written in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 12:
35 Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit;
36 are like those who are waiting for their master, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks.
1) We read in the book “On Advent and Signs of Advent” (collected by one of the friends of Sadeq Hedayat), page 47:
Major part of translations of Pahlavi texts by “Sadeq” is about the advent and the signs of advent and if we totally consider the entire Pahlavi texts of Sadeq then we should say that all of them have religious aspects.
… the issue of the advent and the signs of advent is the issue which is especially important in all major religions of the world … according to “Sadeq”: Regardless of faith which forms the basis of this hope, when, any person who is interested in the destiny of humanity and demands its spiritual perfection, becomes hopeless and sees that unfortunately the ignorant and negligent humanity is still moving toward corruption and destruction day by day and avoids the almighty God and disobey his orders more and more by having this much amazing intellectual and scientific developments, turns to the presence of the almighty God based upon his nature and asks for his help in order to remove oppression and corruption!
Accordingly, the hope for a great universal peacemaker had been available in the hearts of all monotheists and not only this hope has record in the followers of major religions, like Zoroastrians, Jews, Christians and Muslims, but it is possible to find its signs in the ancient books of the Chinese, beliefs of Hindus, among Scandinavians and even between ancient Egyptians; also Mexican aboriginals and like them.
It should be reminded that the book “Zand va Human Yasan” and some other Zoroastrian texts, also the last two chapters of Jamasp Namag including the prediction of Zoroaster by the words of the Sage Jamasp to “Goshtasp”, king of the time who converted to religion of Zoroaster, about the Promised One of End of Days, have been translated to Persian from Pahlavi by Sadeq Hedayat, and has been published by “Hassan Ghaemian”, friend and colleague of Sadeq Hedayat, under the title of “On Advent and Signs of Advent”.
Believing in the advent of a Great Savior and disappearance of oppression and injustice among the people, and government of truth and justice is not exclusive to the eastern people and religions, but it is a general and universal belief which its different features can be seen in the faiths of different nations and all of them clarifies this truth that the source of this ancient belief is innate human nature and prophets’ invitation.
In the book “A Preface to Leadership”, while talking about the existence of waiting for the advent of a great savior among different western nations and manipulation of such general belief by some persons, the writer mentions the name of five claimants who arose from Britain: “James Naylor”, “Joanna Southcott”, “Richard Brothers”, “John Nichols Thom” and “Henry James Prince”; and quotes the existence of such belief, even among the North American Indians, from “Bernard Barber”, American sociologist, in the paper “Acculturation and Messianic Movements”: Among the North American Indians … this belief is prevalent that one day, the Great Spirit will come and guide them to the heaven of the earth …
Only until 1890, about twenty types of these movements have been recorded in American history.
In the discussion, which was quoted before from the book “On Advent and Signs of Advent”, it was affirmed, that: It is possible to find the signs of this belief among Scandinavians, Mexican aboriginals and like them.2
Totally, according to what was said, and other several matters and evidences which was not mentioned for observing the abstraction, we conclude that this waiting is has logical aspect, it is expanded, pervasive and universal, and finally it is an evidence of the innateness of this belief.
In the next discussion, we will see that this belief is much expanded in Islamic beliefs under the title of “the Advent of Mahdi” and has been considered as a fundamental belief.
Also, we will see that how noticing and believing in this innate reality, which reason and wisdom also support that, removes the dark clouds of disappointment and pessimism from the sky of human soul and prepares him for a bright future:
Makes the powers more ready,
The thoughts more awakened,
The readiness more increased,
The revolutions faster,
The affections more fiery,
And makes the way easier for achieving a human society with its certain meaning’
A society which oppressions do not burn it like fire, discriminations do not destroy it from the inside like termites, and injustices do not take it to destruction.