Many many many years ago, according to the holy scripts God has given us 10 commanfments which we humans should follow to as result be able to reside in the realms of God after end of our human life. All religions have different point of view when it comes to these rules that were said to be decided by God. Hinduism and Buddism teaches about re-birth and the bad and good effects of deeds and thoughts. The Abrahamic religions like Islam, Jewdism and Christianity have quite many similiarities since they belong to the same family tree. The world we live in has dozens of interpreations of the holy scripts. Some become very radical to the point of having a dictatorial mind, other tend to talk in a very deep way, creating images like in science fiction stories, discussing realms and mindfullness.
1.You shall have no other God’s before me
When I was a kid I was teached that the there is hell, heaven and a world of redemption. In that case the theory about a cycle of re-birth wouldn’t be a complete lie. You will never hear me saying that my God is the best because to me there is one God with hundreds of different faces. God is almighty, I don’t understand why common people try to make God smaller and less significant by making categories of Gods. There is only one God and a religion is just a life style that one chooses to implement. In some countries it correlates with cultural values as well. We cannot be close-minded and create a gap between people just because of our personal issues.
Secondly, when people focus on fighting over whos religion is better we end up being quite ignorant. Just look around. There are people chosing computers over going to school or spend time with family. There are people chosing sex rather than commit to one person. When you make materiality your God, you obviously did not understand what God has asked from you. If you don’t understand let me explain.
God has created us humans as a recreation of himself. We are meant for greater things than being enslaved by television and addictions of all kinds. Being humble and generous would be the first step. Not to show the society how great you are but rather to feel at peace with yourself that you did something that may not have much of significance for your life but would mean the world to others.
2. You shall not take the name of the God in vain
You should never use the Gods name for your benefit. God is almighty as I mentioned. I tend to tell people that I got a godly gift. I have many talents and skills but I know my limitations. There will be always someone better than me and I respect that. But you will often hear people use Gods name when criticizing others or blaming them without evidence. That’s not following the words of God. We as humankind should be scared of even using the word GOD in day to day circumstances. What does God have to do with your orgasm? What does it have to do with your issues? Why do you try to be above God and act like all know it when you just have a glimpse of knowledge compared to God?
3. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy
In our modern society where money and technology devices has completely taken over our brains, we had forgotten what is a day of rest or celebration of God. Many people work over time. If not then they are busy with watching TV or playing games instead of doing something that would be good for our minds and bodies. Many people especially the young ones go to church, mosque or temples just because their parents and grandparents tell them to. They don’t understand why they are doing it and whats the benefit of it. We are creating a world filled with people that go further and further away from God. Many young people feel that going to church or learning all the holy books is some kind of punishment and thats all because they were forced. True obligation cannot be forced, it has to be felt and wanted if we don’t want to create a world filled with hard core muslims, christians than remind more of atheists than christians and so many other examples.
4.Honor your father and mother
This one can be quite tricky because does honoring your parents mean letting them beat you up and not do anything? In my understanding it means respecting their efforts to bring you up, forgiving them and being by their side when they are of old age or when sick. Being at your best and doing your best I feel that’s honoring your parents giving you a life too. By doing good deeds to pay for them being bad parents we may reverse their jar of sins into a less painful death and afterlife.
5. You shall not kill
In today’s society where the the law doesn’t punish people due to lack of evidence, many take justice in their hand not understanding that they will bear twice as much of a sin than the killer. Even though the surroundings will support them because no one likes rapist and killers, we should find other solutions. I know I may be naive but not everyone is born a killer or rapist. I possibly cannot understand the true pain of loss due to rape or murder because I’ve never experienced it on my own but I know one thing. Our loved ones once gone will never return. Killing someone is a sin no matter what is the reason and it feels like we are punishing ourselves for loving someone to the extent of destruction. God is the only rightful judge, that punish for the evil and rewards for the good. Have heard of the story about Cain and Abel?
6. You shall not commit adultery
Adultery is common in all religious paths. In Islam you can actually get sentenced to jail. In Europe it’s bad but people still do it and act like they are the most religious people on earth. Probably all people in the world try to justify the act of cheating, nevertheless adultery is adultery. Until you state to your partner that you are not happy and want to end your relationship you probably will commit this sin.
7.You shall not steal
Stealing is a big problem in our modern society. It actually does not matter if you are poor or rich. Even the rich feed on the poor by cheating and doing frauds. I feel like the God would prefer if we asked for water or food than steal it. In Christianity we have something called Works of mercy.
- Feed the hungry.
- Give water to the thirsty.
- Give clothes to the naked.
- Welcome the travelling ones.
- Cheer up the jailed.
- Visit the sick.
- Bury the dead.
Which means that if we had more generosity in us there would not be any need for stealing. Nevertheless stealing is bad, let’s find other solution for the problem. Work in exchange for food and accomandation?
8.You shall not give false statements about others
This one is something that actually many people break. Rumors and gossiping are huge problems of the humankind. It involves deceit, greed and ego issues.
9.You shall not desire for other’s wife
As much as the person cheating on their spouse, the one that helps you to cheat knowing you are married is also commiting a sin. Don’t think that just because you save someone from an unfortunate marriage you are doing something good. Ending things is important before commiting to a new relationship.
10. You shall not desire for any of other’s property and things which he/she owns
People born today are divided between those having prosperity and no true friends and those that don’t have much but are robbed by people that never have enough. Greed does not find place in heaven.
The 7 deadly sins, have heard of it?
I strongly believe that life on earth for many of us is a place of redemption, repeating life until we make all things right. I am not even going to guess where I will end up by the end of this life … let God decide.
Thank you for reading & peace !