The underlying principle of Rireinu society is ñi
, which has been variously translated as propriety, social order, hierarchy, or religion. [snip] Ñi
does certainly include all of these aspects; it can also be seen as an all-encompassing view of the world, where everyone (and everything) has her own place, with duties to those above her and responsibilities to those below her; where civic virtue is also spiritual merit and an act of kindness to a stranger is also an act of religious worship.
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