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Institute for Jedi Realist Studies - Collection of Codes

Collection of Codes

Jedi are guardians of peace.
Jedi defend and protect,never attack others.
Jedi respect all life,in any form.
Jedi serve others rather than rule over them.
Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.

A Light Jedi Code

There is no emotion;there is peace
there is no passion;there is serenity
there is no ignorance;there is knowledge
there is no death;there is the force

A Dark Jedi Code

There is no peace; there is anger.
There is no fear; there is power.
There is no death; there is immortality.
There is no weakness; there is the Dark Side.

A Grey Jedi Code

There are emotions; yet we have Serenity.
There is Chaos; yet Harmony is produced.
There are passions; yet there can be Balance.
There's often hurry; still we cultivate patience.
There's much ignorance; this knowledge is wisdom.

A Shadow Jedi Code

I am at peace; for I know emotion.
I have power; for I also have knowledge.
I have passion; for I am serene.
I can embrace mortality; for I know death.
I am balanced through the Force.

This code is an excerpt from a much longer Wiccan code entitled the Inter-Tradition Guidelines:

Chivalry must be followed by all (Honesty, bravery, generosity and kindness).

One's oath is one's sacred pledge. Pledge sparingly, for it must be of iron.

Speak no ill of another for all truth may not be known.
Pass not hearsay.

Be honest with all - and demand the same.

The fury of a moment plays folly with truth. Keeping one's head is a virtue.

Wisdom brings power. Apply discretion in its use.

Pledge friendship to those who warrant. To strengthen your brother or sister brings strength to you. Pledging friendship to the dishonorable brings dishonor to you.

Reveal not the secrets of others, lest your own secrets be lost.

Have pride in self. Seek perfection in body and mind, for you cannot honor another unless you honor self.

In all things, moderation.

Revere the God(s) and Goddess(es) of your tradition.

Respect the religion of others.

Accept the Laws of return (Karma).

Accept personal responsibility.

Respect the Laws of the Gods, humankind and nature.

Respect the inner self.

Honor your succession of teachers.

This code is a darker Code of Honor and focuses on the individual rather than a group as a whole:

Never desert a comrade in need, in danger or in trouble.

Never withdraw allegiance once granted.

Never desert a group to which you owe your support.

Never disparage yourself or minimize your strength or power.

Never need praise, approval or sympathy.

Never compromise with your own reality.

Never permit your affinity to be alloyed.

Do not give or receive communication unless you yourself desire it.

Your self-determinism and your honor are more important than your immediate life.

Your integrity to yourself is more important than your body.

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.

Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.

Don’t desire to be liked or admired.

Be your own adviser, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions.

Be true to your own goals.

Tenets of Taekwondo

The philosophy of Taekwondo is based upon constant striving for excellence. The goal is to become an honourable person with perfect character and physical condition. To realise the ultimate benefits of Taekwondo, one must practice it daily and commit to it for a lifetime. Though none of these goals is absolutely attainable, the key is in one's endeavours.

Courtesy - Ye ui
Students must show respect to their instructors, to higher ranking students and to all others. Students must be polite and encourage a sense of justice. Students must constantly look within themselves and not be quick to judge others.

Integrity - Yom
One must be able to define right and wrong and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel remorse. Within the do-jang, one must honestly attempt to do whatever the instructor asks. If you are asked to do 20 press-ups, do not do only 10 because the instructor is not watching you. Outside the do-jang, students must not misrepresent themselves or rationalize their behaviour.

Perseverance - In nae
Nothing of any true good comes easy. Perseverance and patience are required to excel at anything. Perseverance means sticking to it. If you fail the first time, or even the hundredth time, try again, confident that you will succeed as long as your purpose is worthy.

Self Control - Jah Jeh
This tenet is extremely important inside and outside the do-jang, either conducting oneself in free sparring or in one's personal affairs. Good self-control in free sparring enables you to execute stunning techniques without injuring your partners. Good self-control in daily life allows you to work comfortably and confidently with others.

Indomitable Spirit – Baekjool
Never be afraid to be yourself and trust your judgment. Indomitable spirit is what enables you to keep your ideals and your identity in the face of overwhelming pressures. It is the strength to reject the things that "everyone else is doing" if you believe them to be wrong.

Scouting Code:

A Spiritual Dimension - a commitment to seek the spiritual value of life beyond the material world.

A Social Dimension - participating in the development of society, respecting the dignity of others and the integrity of the natural word. Promoting local, national and international peace, understanding and co-operation.

A Personal Dimension - developing a sense of personal responsibility and stimulating the desire for responsible self-ex-pression.

Bushido was the guiding philosophy of the samurai, or bushi (military gentry), as they were commonly called. It has often been compared to the code of chivalry followed by European knights. Perhaps bushido's aim was the same, namely to provide a code of honor and rules for living for the country's armed forces. But bushido is uniquely Eastern. It was born of a blend of Buddhism, Chu-Tsu, Confucius and Shinto, and -- though officially introduced in the seventeenth century, it was ingrained in the bushi from the time of their origin.

Following are the eight principles of bushido:

Jin - to develop a sympathetic understanding of people
Gi - to preserve the correct ethics
Chu - to show loyalty to one's master
Ko - to respect and to care for one's parents
Rei - to show respect for others
Chi - to enhance wisdom by broadening one's knowledge
Shin - to be truthful at all times
Tei - to care for the aged and those of a humble station

Precepts of a Peaceful Warrior by Ch'onsa Kim

The martial arts have always been deeply rooted in Buddhism and Taoist practice. This is evident in the warrior codes, precepts and tenants of the various martial arts traditions. The following precepts are combined from the various warrior mind philosophies that I have been taught during the 28 years of my training in martial arts. The original sources are unknown to me. When I am often questioned about the violence and negative karma that may be generated by training in an art of war, I find myself reflecting back to these words that I have learned to keep close to my heart. These words that remind me, that the martial arts, although translated literally to mean "the art of war", is truly an art of peace.

The Warrior strives to reach above himself, his false perceptions, his adversaries... His highest achievement is not one of victory, but one of absolute truth.

A warrior, once a warrior, will always be a warrior.
A warrior is the epitome of controlled compassion & controlled violence.
A warrior speaks from the pure heart and mind, transcending the ego.
A warrior is one of great discipline.
A warrior is a man of few words, refraining from speaking without reason.
A warrior has not the luxury for excuses.
A warrior recognizes the differences between the meaningful & trivial.
A warrior can never afford fear, he lives in poverty of fear.
A warrior learns how to defend before the attack.
A warrior continues to develop the skills of his trade without end.
A warrior seeks unity of mind, body, & spirit.
A warrior understands the merits of compassion.
A warrior pursues a knowledge of all things, regardless of nature.
A warrior's profession is war, his product is peace.
A warrior integrates the practice of truth within all his day to day activities.
A warrior sees the truth within himself, within his adversaries, within the world.
A warrior is not separate from all things, but strives to flow as one with all things.
A warrior is as water taking the shape of its container.
A warrior places the lives of those innocent & weak above himself.
A warrior knows pain, sadness, joy, & solitude.

Have compassion for all beings, causing them no unnecessary hurt, nor needless harm.

Refrain from needless competitiveness, from contriving for self-advantage, and from subjugating others.

When accepting authority over others, know also that you accept responsibility for their well being.

Value true friendship, and fulfill your obligations, rather than striving with egotistical motive.

Seek liberation from the negative passions of hatred, envy, greed and rage, and especially from delusion, deceit and sensory desire.

Learn to let go of that which cannot be owned, or which is destroyed by grasping.

Seek the courage to be; defend yourself, and your convictions.

Accept transience, the inevitable and the irrevocable. Know that change exists in everything. Negate the barriers to your awakening; discover the positive in the negative, and seek a meaningful purpose in what you do.

Be just and honorable; take pride in what you do, rather than being proud of what you have accomplished.

Having humility and respect, give thanks to those from whom you learn, or who have otherwise helped you.

Act in harmony with your fellow beings, with nature, and with inanimate objects.

Know that a thing or an action which may seem of little value to oneself, may be a priceless treasure to another.

Help those who are suffering or disadvantaged, and as you yourself become awakened, help those who seek to make real their own potential.

Know that there is no shame in questioning.

Be diligent in your practice, and on hearing the music of the absolute, do not be so foolish as to try to sing its song.

Remember to renew the source, in order to retain good health.

Seek neither brilliance nor the void; just think deeply, and work hard.

When still, be as the mountain; when in movement be as the dragon riding the wind.

Be aware at all times, like the tiger which only seems to sleep, and at all times let the mind be like running water.

When you are required to act, remember that right motive is essential to right action, just as right thought is essential to right words.

Beware of creating burdens for yourself or others to carry.

Act with necessary distinction, being both creative and receptive, and transcending subject/object dichotomy.

Know that you are not the center of the universe, but learn to put the universe at your center by accepting the instant of your being.

Seek security within yourself, rather than in others.

Know that even great worldly wealth, and the accumulation of material things are of little worth, compared with the priceless treasures; love, peace and the freedom to grow.

Allow yourself to be, so that your life may become a time of blossoming.

Warriors Creed
I have no parents- I make the heavens and earth my parents.

I have no home-I make awareness my home.

I have no life or death-I make the tides of breathing my life and death.

I have no divine power-I make honesty my divine power.

I have no means-I make understanding my means.

I have no magic secrets-I make character my magic secret.

I have no body-I make endurance my body.

I have no eyes-I make the flash of lightening my eyes.

I have no ears-I make sesibility my ears.

I have no limbs-I make promptness my limbs.

I have no strategy-I make"unshadowed by thought" my strategy.

I have no designs-I make"seizing opporotunity" my design.

I have no miracles-I make right action my miracles.

I have no principles-I make adaptability my principles.

I have no tactics-I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.

I have no talents-I make ready wit my talent.

I have no friends-I make my mind my friend.

I have no enemy-I make carelessness my enemy.

I have no armor-I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.

I have no castle-I make immovable mind my castle.

I have no sword-I make absence of self my sword.

Jediism 21 Maxims

I. Prowess ~ To seek excellence in all endeavors expected of a Jedi Knight, martial and otherwise, seeking strength to be used in the service of justice, rather than in personal aggrandizement.

II. Justice ~ Seek always the path of 'right', unencumbered by bias or personal interest.

III. Loyalty ~ Be known for unwavering commitment to the people and ideals you choose to live by.

IV. Defense ~ The ideal Jedi Knight is sworn by oath to defend the light. Seeks always to defend you nation, you family, and those to whom you believe worthy of loyalty.

V. Courage ~ Being a Jedi Knight often means choosing the more difficult path, the personally expensive one. Be prepared to make personal sacrifices in service of the precepts and people you value.

VI. Faith ~ A Jedi Knight must have faith in his beliefs, for faith roots him and gives him hope against the despair that human failings create.
VII. Humility ~ Value first the contributions of others; do not boast of your own accomplishments, let others do this for you.

VIII. Fearlessness ~ Fear leads to the Darkside. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. There is so much superstition and hypocrisy around that one is afraid even to do the right thing.

IX. Nobility ~ Seek great stature of character by holding ot the virtues and the duties of a Jedi Knight, realizing that though the ideals cannot be reached, the quality of striving towards them ennobles the spirit, growing the character from dust towards heaven. Nobility also has the tendency to influence others, offering a compelling example of what can be done in the service of rightness.

X. Franchise ~ Seek to emulate everything here as sincerely as possible, not for the reason of personal gain but it is right.

XI. Pure Motive ~ It is true that actions speak louder than words. However, behind every action is motive and purpose.

XII. Discipline ~ A Jedi's mind is a calm ocean, like a sea of glass. He realizes that it is in conquering the tides of the emotions as well as reactions to stimulus that allows a Jedi to be victorious in all things, for he is a Chalice of the Force, an extension of the Will of the Force.

XIII. Focus ~ A Jedi's focus is in the moment, in the now, realizing that the stylus of time cuts in the present, and that history is perpetually in the making. A Jedi Knight realizes that past is important, as well as the future, working to develop the spiritual faculties to preceive and discern such, but not at the expense of the present, of the here and now.

XIV. Discretion ~ It is sometimes necessary for a Jedi to practice discretion. Jedis do not actively interfere with the lives of the common people.

XV. Meditation ~ "Every Jedi should spend time meditating each day on the will of the Force. The reason for this is simple: if on has unwittingly acted contrary to the will of the Force, recognising the mistake soon after may still give one time to make amends."

XVI. Training ~ A Jedi's training in the Force never ends. A wise Jedi should strive to remember that there is always something more to learn about the Force.

XVII. Integrity ~ A Jedi's responsibility to the Force is to be honest with himself.

XVIII. Morality ~ Jedi Knights practice noninterference with differing cultures and while Jedi can bring or restore order and justice, they do not themselves sit in judgment of others as a rule.

XIX. Engaging in Conflict ~ Conflict is a fact of life in the galaxy for far too many beings, and no Jedi can hope to remain apart from it.

XX. Intervention ~ A Jedi Knight must not allow evil to take place once they become aware of its working.

XXI. Harmonizing ~ The path of a Jedi Knight is more than just a system of techniques for controlling, sensing, and altering the Force.