Basic Description: Literally
refers to the divine order. Also
termed as moral order, cosmic order, or cosmic law. Humans are not the only ones who are subordinate to Rita; the gods are
as well. They are said to be its guardians. There are three
aspects of Rita: Satya (truth), Tapas (heat, passion), and Yagna (ritual offerings). Satya gives good conduct the power
to produce results.
and Gert Woerner. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and
Religion. Boston: Shambhala, 1994.