Religion is duty and life is duty. The sense of duty is ingrained in man. Man owes duty to his creator and the creator’s creatures. God’s will is man’s duty. Life is a pledge to the giver of life to do life’s duties.
Let me not neglect or fail to do my duty. Let me not disregard or deviate from my duty. Let me not swerve or shrink from my duty. Let me not shirk the duties that I have to perform in life.
Let me discharge my duty to the best of my ability and power. Let me do my duty as duty demands and dictates. Let me be watchful of my duty. Let me do my duty willingly and cheerfully, justly and faithfully. Let me follow with alacrity where duty leads me. Let me sacrifice my comfort and happiness and my personal considerations to duty. Let me remember that respectful regard to the rights of others is my duty.
I will consecrate my life to duty. Guide me to tread the rough and rugged path of my duty, Ahura Mazda! Show me my duty and help me to do it to the day of my death. Let me die with the happy consciousness that I have done my life’s duty and done it well.