Why not write your own 10 commandments?!

In the Bible, and probably in other ancient scriptures, there are 10 commandments for how humans should behave. Most of them seem reasonable to me:

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.


However we are all different, so perhaps they are not equally relevant to all of us. Killing, stealing and working on a Sunday is not something I see myself having big problems with. These 10 commandments seem to be appropriate guidelines for how we can live peacefully together in a society. But personally I don’t see how they can take me much further in self-understanding and realization. So I decided to write my own 10 commandments. Rules that make my inner and outer life better, plus the lives of those close to me I hope. The list changed quite much in the beginning, but it got more stable and also more rewarding when I started using more of the advices I have got from my Guru.

In the coming posts I am going to explain my current 10 commandments. They will probably be different a year from now, since the idea is that they will become a natural part of my life and then make room for new rules (or guidelines). Hopefully you’d be inspired to write down your own 10 commandments and if you feel like sharing them as a comment below or somewhere else – please do. Here is the list:

  1. Be absolutely Selfish (not Egoistic).
  2. Remain Innocent by Bowing In Honour to The Truth (known and unknown).
  3. Don’t be Serious.
  4. Don’t ignore Intuition.
  5. Don’t bother about Other’s Business.
  6. Don’t Compare.
  7. Don’t bother about Becoming (Enlightenment).
  8. Don’t Conclude (it stops what’s happening).
  9. Don’t believe you are This or That (but let people have their opinions).
  10. Remain Curious (especially about yourself).


I like it that the first word in every commandment is either Be, Remain or Don’t. This clearly indicates it is Not a Doing.

Read about 1. Be absolutely Selfish (not Egoistic) here.

Commandment 1 - Be absolutely Selfish (not Egoistic)
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  • Anonymous
    Posted at 08:15h, 05 August

    We live in a sad world where the population does not have a healthy fear or respect for God which created everything, infinitely in all directions without end. No big bang theory explains the clusters of planets light years in all directions and that the explosion created round planets. I mention space existing infinitely in all directions and the flawed big bang theory not that it pertains to the blog on the “revised” 10 commandments, but as food for thought that we all better be really positive that God does not exist, because if He does then we will be held accountable to His truths and requirements to live in heaven after we die and not go to hell for eternity. And that truth, if He exists, is accepting what His son did for us on the cross by dying for our sins and that believing in Jesus Christ and following Him is the only way to heaven. Our opinions, which there are millions of them around the world, cannot all be true. If there is one true God, it will be the biggest mistake of our entire lives if we choose to ignore that just so we can live life how we want to now in our own “truth”, be it a new set of 10 commandments or any other set of “guidelines” for humanity. Is this really what we want to believe in if we are wrong? There is no God? I would not want to be the individual that chooses to not truly search for that answer and finds out after he/she is dead that they were wrong. It’s worth pursuing the truth…wouldn’t you say?

  • Lars B
    Posted at 13:28h, 01 March

    Interesting! Although No.7 makes me think about the movie “Tommyknockers” (Knackarna) by Stephen King..

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