Master Rajivari's surviving ideas have been the subject of much debate by Jedi scholars, and the records left by his apprentices give new insight into Rajivari's philosophy. His second principle, “all life is a battle, even to the last breath” appears to be an extreme interpretation of the natural survival instincts all beings share. The seventh principle, “to sacrifice strength is the act of a fool” is a clear attempt to break from Jedi teachings, which view self-sacrifice, especially in the service of others, as one of the noblest actions a Jedi can take.
Rajivari's fifth principle, “mercy creates a spiral of destruction,” is the most controversial. Jedi are encouraged to take the merciful path wherever possible. However, it can be argued that if a Jedi shows mercy to those who don't comprehend it‒such as violent predators‒this may cause greater harm in the future.