22 Feb 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:
- You shall have no other gods before Me.
- You shall not make idols.
- You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
- Honor your father and your mother.
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- 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:
- Be absolutely Selfish (not Egoistic).
- Remain Innocent by Bowing In Honour to The Truth (known and unknown).
- Don’t be Serious.
- Don’t ignore Intuition.
- Don’t bother about Other’s Business.
- Don’t Compare.
- Don’t bother about Becoming (Enlightenment).
- Don’t Conclude (it stops what’s happening).
- Don’t believe you are This or That (but let people have their opinions).
- 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.