Righteousness

Definitions: (1) acting in a just, noble, or honorable manner; upright; virtuous; ethical rectitude; (2) morally right or justifiable, reasonable; scrupulous; (3) satisfying the precepts of a code of behavior; fair; good; excellent; (4) pleasant; (5) authentic

Derivation: Anglo-Saxon, “wise, right”

Proverb: Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world. — Chinese
     Note: This is one of several translations. The original author may have been Confucius.
     See Also: Investigative

Symbol: the tiger

Theological Figure: Varuna, the Hindu god of the cosmos is the guardian of righteousness and goodness. The Vedic god of natural and moral law.