Judge yourself in the same light as you judge others -
- consider both actions and motives.
Is the man a thief who steals a loaf of bread for his
Balance, heart, columns, sages, Tetractys.
The Thirty -First Degree
The central teaching of this degree is justice.
To be free, a Mason must begin by passing judgment
on himself. He presents himself for examination. By
acting honestly in first giving judgment on himself
within the principles of justice and equity, it should
not be doubted when he shall do the same to his
brothers. The brother who finds mercy in himself,
who has not been too lenient towards himself, or
punish himself too severely, can also judge his
brothers. In so doing, he can be certain that he has
not acted contrary to his former obligations. He has
Though no apron is worn in the Tribunal, there
was an apron that was to be worn when the
Inspector Inquisitor visited an inferior body. That
custom has been dispensed with but the apron is
still a part of the history and symbolism of the
degree; so it is displayed here. It is of pure white
lambskin with a Teutonic Cross embroidered in
black and silver upon the flap.
The collar is white and at the point upon the breast
is a gold triangle emitting rays with the letters 'XXXI'
in the center.
The jewel of the degree is a Teutonic Cross of silver
worn with a white watered ribbon around the neck.
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