Justice

I hold the miraculous mechanism powered by Justice to move the universe, and thus life has to evolve in cycles so that the process of purification would lead to the perfection of humanity and the transformation of the Earth into Heaven.
God's Divine Message, 7 Mar 1927)

I have established the divine laws according to divine justice. I am heartbroken to see living beings led astray by evil, but I cannot bend the universal laws.
(God's Divine Message, 11 Nov 1926)

Teachings of His Holiness Hộ Pháp (Head of the Legislative Body) on the topic of Justice

  1. The Divine Law of Justice (PDF)

  2. The governing law and power of the universe (PDF)

  3. The Law of Love and the Right of Justice (PDF)

  4. The Law of Love, the Dharma of Justice and the Divine Covenant (PDF)

  5. Compassion and Justice (PDF)

  6. Physical suffering relief (PDF)

  7. Mental suffering relief (PDF)

  8. The Diêu Trì Festival (PDF)

Justice in Buddhism

"He who does not judge others arbitrarily, but passes judgment impartially according to the truth, that sagacious man is a guardian of law and is called just."

(Dammapada XIX - The Just)

"What is kamma that is neither dark nor bright with neither dark nor bright result, leading to the ending of kamma? Right view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration."
(AN 4.237)

"I believe in justice and truth, without which there would be no basis for human hope."
(His Holiness the Dalai Lama)

Justice in Christianity

"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow."
(Isaiah 1:17)

Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.

(Proverbs 28:5)

Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.
(Isaiah 56:1)

Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!
(Psalm 106:3)

Justice in Confucianism

The Master said: “The noble man (Junzi) takes justice as essential. He actualizes it through propriety, demonstrates it in humility, develops it by truthfulness. This is the noble man!”
(The Analects of Confucius)

The Master said: “I can live with coarse rice to eat, water for drink and my arm as a pillow and still be happy. Wealth and honors that one possesses in the midst of injustice are like floating clouds.”
(The Analects of Confucius)

The Master said: “The noble man is aware of fairness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.”
(The Analects of Confucius)

FURTHER REFERENCES

Buddhism

  • Basic Buddhism: Karma (Ref)

  • Karma: A Study Guide (Ref)

  • Toward a Buddhist Vision of Social Justice (Ref)

Christianity

  • Biblical Justice - the Bible Project (Ref)

  • Justice and the Christian (Ref)

  • Office of Social Justice (Ref)

Confucianism

  • Making Sense of Confucian Justice (Ref)

  • Confucian and Rawls' Sense of Justice (Ref)

  • Two Senses of Justice (Ref)