The world stands on three things: On justice, on truth, and on peace.
“Rabban Shimon ben Gamaliel used to say: On three things does the world stand. On justice, on truth and on peace, as it is said: ‘Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates’ (Zechariah 8:16).”
Tractate of Avot 1:18
The world can only survive if truth, justice, and harmony between communities and social strata are pursued. To become righteous, we need to aspire to attain ethical integrity and inner purity.
Pursuit of truth means not only looking outward, but also inward; our life’s mission is to discover truth.