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10 Principles Of Arya Samaj

Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj, framed 10 principles of Arya Samaj. These principles or commandments as they are called are as follows.
  1. Parameshwara (God) is the fountain of all true knowledge and the primeval cause of all things knowable.
  2. Worship is due to Ishwara (God), who is all truth, all knowledge, all beatitude, incorporeal, almighty, just, merciful, unbegotten, infinite, unchangeable without a beginning, incomparable, the support and the Lord of all, all pervading, omniscient, imperishable, immortal, exempt from fear, eternal, holy and the cause of the Universe.
  3. Vedas are the books of true knowledge and it is paramount duty of every Arya to read or hear them read, to teach and preach them to others.
  4. An Arya should always be ready to accept the truth and renounce untruth when discovered.
  5. Dharma, after consummate deliberation should be his guiding principle in all actions.
  6. The primary object of the Samaj is to go to the world for improving the physical, intellectual, spiritual, moral and social condition of humankind.
  7. An Arya should manifest love for all and appreciation of justice in his behavior towards others.
  8. He should endeavor to diffuse knowledge and dispel ignorance.
  9. He should not be content with his own improvement, but look for it in that of others as well.
  10. In matters which affect the general social well being of humanity, he ought to discard all differences and not allow his individuality to obtrude; but in strictly personal matters, everyone may have his own way.
The first three principles deal with the existence and nature of God and with the doctrine of Vedic scripture and are theologically the most important. The rest (seven) are ethical principles.

Source - 
Encyclopedia of Hinduism Volume I page 433 - IHRF
An English Translation of the Satyarth Prakash (1970) Durga Prasad - Jan Gyan Prakashan New Delhi



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