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The Jediism Code


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





You will find many different interpretations of each line of the code. Below is listed a few different intrepretations. For the most part they all have the same core meaning just worded diffirently.


There is no emotion; there is peace.

I.  To an experienced Jedi, this is a pretty self-explanatory line, but for those who might not know its meaning, this line of the Jedi code talks of keeping a state of Jedi Calm. Jedi Calm is different from normal calm in many different ways. A person is calm only when the situation needs it. They have to try to be somewhat calm in the face of tragedy of excitement, which usually only lasts for a moment, of fails completely. The Jedi, on the other hand, rely on their calm to access the knowledge the Force has to offer them. They must strive to keep this calm at all times so that they might act upon the will of the Force. This calm is taught early on, and strengthened during combat training of the young Jedi. The peace brought on by true calm is the only way to fully access the power of the Force.

II.  This does not mean that we are emotionless, just that we do not let our emotions guide our actions. The Jedi's actions come from compassion for our fellow man. By keeping our emotions in check, recognizing them, but not let them guide us, we find peace. This statement is a reminder that our actions do not come from our emotions, but from the compassion that comes from our peaceful state of mind.



There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.

I.  This is a line that means many things to a Jedi. First, the surface meaning is that a Jedi should strive for rounded intelligence in all things they have to deal with. They cannot be ignorant of the places they go or the situations they try to help if they can avoid it. This means study hard all aspects of life, not just the Force and the Jedi Way. Learn about anything that one may find useful in some dispute. Learn the law, which is a very important one. A Jedi can do not good if they are in jail. As I said, this line has more than one meaning, and one of its hidden meanings is that through trust in the Force, knowledge is attained. The Force tells us what we need to know when the need arises. It may not come in the form of just instantly knowing, but it might come in the form of stumbling on a book on the ground, or being drawn to read a pamphlet Even just seeing something can help bring knowledge, helping to "connect the dots" in your mind. Trust in the Force, and it will teach you much.

II.  Ignorance is the absence of knowledge. By keeping a closed mind to things we become ignorant to the things the world has to offer us. If we keep open minds to things we gain knowledge. Keeping an open mind on things allows us to take in information, separate fact from fiction, and research what we don't know.



There is no passion; there is serenity.

I.  This line reads as if it meant the same as the first. Sorry to say, it doesn't. This line speaks of the physical attachment a person usually has to other people and things. It is good to have drive to do certain things, but to let that drive run everything you are, that is allowing to become a passion, and to overrun you. If you cannot control yourself, how can you ever hope to control the Force or your own inner darkness? This also forbids attachment and possession to other people. To have an emotional tie is to have something blinding you from the greater good. The Jedi cannot afford to let personal feelings invade their thoughts and actions. Their duty is to the Force, and to the Jedi Order. If you were to have to choose between saving a person you cared for from dying, or saving ten people you did not know from dying, chances are, you would choose to save the one you love. To anyone who has ever been in love and said they would save the ten, quit kidding yourself.

II.  Passion comes from the Late Latin word passio "to suffer." By giving in to our emotions, becoming passionate about something, we suffer. Emotions are irrational and unpredictable, but letting them guide us, we become irrational and unpredictable. We then struggle for peace within and suffer for it. We then make others suffer from our irrational behavior. Serenity comes from, of course, serine, which means to be "marked by an utter sense of calm." Controlling our emotions, we are at peace and thus we become serine.



There is no death; there is the Force.

I.  This line can be misleading to some. This does not mean being a Jedi will make you live forever. Sorry, folks, hate to break it to you like that. No, this shows that through the Force, our essence will never die. Our soul, our energy, it is part of the Force. As such, we are luminous beings encased in a shell tissue and organs, skin and bones. When the body dies, we do not die, but rather we move on to a higher plane of existence. We become one with the Force. Through this, we live on as Jedi...in all life. What better fate could a child of the Force have, but to live on for all time as part of all its children? The same is true of you. You are made up of an infinite number of the Force's children, their energies recycled back into the Force itself, maintaining its strength.

II.  This I feel is self-explanatory. To the Jedi, death is a continuation of life. The Force is life itself. From The Force life comes and to The Force life returns. So when we "die" we become one with The Force, therefore there is no death.




This is the code that the membership as agreed on but
it does not limit the notions that there are other
versions of the code that exist. Here is a list of
some variations that we have found on the code.






Other variations of the Code

There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no doubt; there is resolve.
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no hatred; there is compassion.
There is no death; there is the Force.


There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no chaos; there is harmony.
There is no death; there is the Force.