Friday, January 11, 2008

N.O.LA - NOBLESSE OBLIGE LA - THE DESIRE TOUR - ABUNDANCE COURT

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Historically, the concept
{NOBLESSE OBLIGE}
finds its roots in nearly all of the major religions of the world.


It frequently appears as a requirement to take care of those less fortunate by leaving small amounts of standing grain in the fields (Old Testament), ensuring everyone is treated equally in the distribution of joint possessions (New Testament), or giving a portion of your wealth to charity (Koran). In Indic traditions of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, a person belonging to the Householder or Grihasta stage of life (Ashrama) is expected to provide for and maintain students, retired persons and those in the renounced order of life (Sanyasa) as well as animals, plants and insects. It focuses on the voluntary redistribution of wealth in these cases. In other situations where power is an issue, it can be seen in the role of the knight to protect those who could not protect themselves, or in the Code of Hammurabi (the king imposing his obligation), c. 1780 BC, to provide recourse for all people before the law. Thus, the concept is very old, but the phraseology is relatively recent. WIKI


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