O Almighty, we pray that we may see nothing evil with our eyes, hear no evil with our ears. With a contended heart in a healthy body, may we live this life given to us by YOU

Yajur Veda 25.21

The 10 Principles of Arya Samaj

One

God is the primary source of all true knowledge and all that is known by its means.

Two

God is existent, formless and unchangeable. He is incomparable, omnisicient, unborn, endless, just, pure, merciful, beginningless, omnipotent, the support and master of all, omnipresent, unageing, immortal, fearless, eternal, and holy, and the creator of the universe. To him alone is worship due.

Three

Vedas are the scripture of all true knowledge. It is the paramount duty of all Aryas to read them, teach and recite them to others and hear them being read.

Four

All persons should always be ready to accept the truth and to give up untruth.

Five

All our actions should be according to the principles of Dharma, i.e. after differentiating right from wrong.

Six

The primary aim of the Arya Samaj is to do good to the whole world i.e. to its physical, spiritual and social welfare.

Seven

All ought to be treated with love, justice, and according to their merits as dictated by Dharma.

Eight

We should all promote knowledge (vidya) and dispel ignorance (avidya).

Nine

One should not be content with one's own welfare alone, but should look for one's welfare in the welfare of all.

Ten

In matters which affect the well-being of all people the individual should subordinate any personal rights that are in conflict with the wishes of the majority; in matters that affect him alone he is free to exercise his human rights.