This article is about a fictional group in the Star Wars universe. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Sith philosophy lionizes conflict as a catalyst for growth and as a tool for purging the unworthy. Light Side” of the Force to promote peace and the book of wars of the lord pdf welfare throughout the galaxy.
Over their long history, the Sith have established great empires, come close to realizing their ambitions of galactic conquest, and nearly eradicated the Jedi. Ultimately, however, they are self-defeating, their grand plans undone time and again by internal strife, rebellion inspired by their vicious tactics, and the psychologically noxious effects of their dark arts and philosophy. Sith, by contrast, embrace emotion, conflict, unfettered self-interest and their instincts. Dark Lord of the Sith”. Expanded Universe products usually considered the “evil Jedi,” those who joined the dark side of the Force, as “Dark Jedi. Dark Jedi,” and the term “Sith” was never mentioned in the series until later reprints of the novels. The concept of “Dark Jedi” is not endorsed anywhere within the movie trilogies.
Following centuries of interbreeding and mixing of cultures between the aliens and the exiles, the Sith would no longer be identified by their race, but by their dedication to the ancient Sith philosophy. With proper training, the Force may be called upon by rare individuals capable of “sensing” or “touching” it to achieve extraordinary feats such as telekinesis, precognition and mental suggestion. However, both quietude and focused, intense passion alike can be effective. Fully embracing this approach, they became defined and corrupted by it. The Jedi Order sought to use the powers of the Force to help defend the weak and advance the rule of law across the galaxy, in keeping with their ethics of self-sacrifice and service to the common welfare. The Jedi creed mirrored their method of utilizing the Force, and Jedi doctrine favored states of serenity, detachment, compassion, and humility as the proper means of accessing its power.
When members of the Jedi Order began to experiment with passion as an alternative, controversy emerged. The Jedi establishment saw these innovations as a threat to the ethos of the Jedi, opening members to the seduction of aggrandizement and cruelty. Eventually, this controversy led to a sectarian conflict in which the heterodox Jedi were defeated and exiled. In exile, the dissident Jedi were free to explore the relationship between passion and the Force. They concluded that the martial and ethical disciplines of the Jedi establishment were foolish and misguided: Passion, not quietude, was the most potent means of accessing the Force, and conflict, not peace, was the natural and healthy state of the universe.
Rejecting the self-abnegation of their forebears, the exiles now embraced ruthless personal ambition, believing that power belonged to those with the cunning and strength to seize it. In their training, the dissidents would seek to master the Force by cultivating dark passions such as anger and hate, a practice anathematized by the Jedi as taking recourse to the Force’s “Dark Side. Dark Side techniques, the former Jedi exiles would reemerge to menace the galaxy as the Sith Order, aiming to conquer the Galactic Republic and exact revenge against the Jedi. A succession of Sith-led regimes would arise to challenge the Jedi and the Galactic Republic. However, internal power struggles would prove decisive in thwarting the Sith’s designs. The paradox of reconciling endless personal ambition with corporate action would become a great practical and philosophical concern for the Sith.