The Five Principles of Tog Nar Sok Ti


Correct judgment or procedure for the resolution of righteousness. “To die when it is right to die, to strike when it is right to strike.”


A virtue only in the cause of righteousness. Death for an unworthy cause was termed a dog”s death. “It is true courage to live when it is right to live, and to die only when it is right to die.”


“Truthfulness.” Lying is deemed cowardly, and it is regarded as dishonorable. Indeed the word of a Tog nar sok ti follower guarantees the truthfulness of an assertion. No oath is necessary.


A vivid consciousness of personal dignity and worth is implicit in the word honor. “Dishonor is like a scar on a tree which time, instead of effacing only helps to enlarge.”


In the conflict between loyalty and affection the way never wavers from the choice of loyalty. “A Tog nar sok ti practitioner is obliged to appeal to the intelligence and conscience of his sovereign. In extreme cases a practitioner might demonstrate the sincerity of his words with the shedding of his own blood.”

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