The Ten Commandments – The Gateway to the Spiritual World


Contrary to common belief, the main requirement of a religion is not the word, but the faith and practice, that its people need to follow. Many religions, like Buddhism and Sikhism, are without any deity, yet no religion is without faith and ritual. Religious practices are often called religious practices because they are often followed mechanically without understanding. Denying these practices is often treated very badly. These practices are considered sacrosanct, and their followers can be observed at any cost. Beliefs are in the nature of belief or belief in a supreme reality called the Supreme Shabad or Spirit.

An example of this national belief and practice is the Ten Commandments, which occupy three main places of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These are orders

You have no god before me.

2. You do not make carved images for yourself

৩. The name of the Lord your God will not be in vain.

৪. Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy.

৫. Honor your father and mother.

You. Don't kill

You. Do not commit adultery.

8. You do not steal.

৯. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

১০. You shall not covet your neighbor's house, wife, servant or property

There are also ten commands in Hinduism which are prescribed in the yoga system as to do and do (yam and niyam). These are non-violence (speech, thinking and thinking), truthfulness, not wanting others' wealth, accumulation of material possessions, avoidance, cleanliness (body, mind and spirit), contentment, meditation, self-study and Are leaving

There are also five commands in Buddhism that are:

1. Avoid taking life. (Non-violent towards sensitive life forms)

2) Refrain from accepting what has not been given. (Not stolen)

৩. Avoiding sensual misconduct. (Abstaining from sexual immorality)

৪. Refrain from lying (Always telling the truth)

৫. Abstain from drugs

Therefore, each religion determines certain rituals for its followers. These practices, if followed from infancy, gradually become internalized by the individual and become second nature to him. The person who fails to internalize these commands cannot feel the spiritual pleasure of religion.

What is common to all orders?

Orders may differ from one religion to another and may differ from one another, but they have a common theme কি What is a common theme or a summary of all commandments?

All orders seem to have only one goal – to break or control the desires of the body and the senses and to develop faith. Orders give directions that are the complete opposite of natural reactions or basic instincts of people. The goal of all commands is to discipline the body and the mind.

For example, the orders tell the person not to steal or look for another person's assets. This means that you must resist the urge to take another person by force. People are told not to commit adultery in order to learn to control their sexual desires. You are asked to be truthful and to lie, which means controlling illegal and immoral acts because they are punishable and someone can avoid punishment by lying. In Hindu religion, it is forbidden to provide wealth in order to ensure that the person does not feel physically comfortable with the physical possession and does not feel physically comfortable. Respect for elders is asked because it is not a natural instinct though the love of children is such a primary instinct that exists in every animal.

Other parts of the order ask people to raise faith or develop values ​​or to believe in an existence that is invisible and unknown, that is, the physical representation of God Shabda beyond the concept of the body and the senses.

So we see that all the commandments that follow these beliefs and practices tell people to rise above the body and to the senses. What is the real purpose of the commandments that seek to torture the body and mind in the first analysis?

Body discipline

All religions believe that all beings were created from the fusion of body and soul. The soul is the law of the soul, or the universal soul, while the body and body of the body are the elements of the world which are the elements of the world. Thus, it is believed that the body is the reflection of the spirit of the material world.

According to Indian philosophy, all organisms are at different stages of evolution. While plants are at the body level, animals evolved at the body and mind level. The human body is at the highest level of evolution, that is, the evolution of the body, mind and soul. Destination is the destination of evolution, attaining the state of the soul or God, when one attains salvation, that is, his soul becomes one with Shabad and he is free from the cycle of life and death.

Christ said that people will not live for bread alone. Because man's destiny is not just to survive as an animal and he does not feel happy and satisfied only by the senses and the satisfaction of the body. Animals can live their entire lives simply by eating and living. They survive to eat. But people need more. He seeks spiritual development and regains his regular consciousness. He eats only to survive.

However, spiritual growth is always limited by the desire of the body which always influences the body and mind to meet its physical needs. However, the physical demand is such that he can not fulfill it even if he gains the kingdom of the world. Thus, man has a natural desire to move from body to soul in the next stage of spiritual evolution. However, spiritual evolution is not possible if man is not able to restrict body, senses and mind. This mystery is explained in the following verse of the Gita (VI VI)

The person who wins the self (physical entity means mind and body) with the help of his (higher soul, ie soul or soul), is the friend of the soul soul. Otherwise the human spirit behaves like an enemy of the soul.

So the key to a person's spiritual development is keeping the body and mind disciplined by following the commands laid down in the religions, which help him control his body and mind.

Internal commands

Observing the commands mechanically does not always lead to spiritual goals until the spirit of these commands is internalized by the individual. Almost every human learning process begins with some physical activity or behavior. One must first start by following certain "predetermined" steps until he / she is able to internalize them. When you learn to drive, you first learn all the rules, but gradually you will internalize these rules to a level that you do not have to think about before putting the brakes or pressing the accelerator. Your desire is directly transformed into the desired movement of the vehicle.

Whether you are learning the piano, or doing math or swimming or walking, the same is true for other things in life. You start with certain "standard" steps and gradually you learn the essence or spirit from your self (spirit).

Likewise, commands are the "standard" step of spiritual growth. Someone may not understand them correctly at first and can only begin to follow these steps mechanically. Yet slowly he began to internalize them. Soon these actions became his natural reaction. Once internalized, these steps can be followed naturally and instinctively. So a spiritually developed person does not get distracted by another person's wealth because he loses the desire to accumulate wealth. He does not have the desire to covet another's wife or commit adultery. Spiritual evolution is complete when all the commands are so internalized by the person that all actions flow naturally from him.

Why Be Spiritual?

For an ordinary person, the spiritual can present a dull and boring life without any thrill and joy. Most people may question the very need to be spiritual. What do we gain by becoming spiritual?

The truth of the matter is, you have no choice. All men and women are destined to develop in a conscious way. Spirituality is a human's natural destination rather than a matter of choice. People suffer in life because they ignore his soul and listen to his body. All guilt and pain in this world exists solely for this reason. Man's desire to render physically comfortable and sensual pleasures brought him to the animal level from which he developed. Evolution is a one-time process and no one can go back in time, just as humans can never be children again or an old man can never be young again.

Therefore, unlike other animals, humans fail to find happiness even after receiving everything they want. His destiny is to become one with the Lord and all His creatures. He cannot avoid the pain that is in the body of another as all beings have the same attitude. He cannot help feeling sad when he sees the pain, injustice and suffering in this world. This kind of desire is not only in animals but also among the most natural, even the lower and middle of people. A tiger can happily kill and devour without any guilt or guilt without pain, but a human being experiences this kind of cruelty on earth.

The soul's journey towards evolution goes to the level of the soul. Here the person perceives the truth as "within" and not "outside." The person who is able to discover his true self or his soul, also called the stage of enlightenment, is able to understand the whole world through the knowledge of the soul. In the final stage, that is, the soul is able to manifest itself when its identity is submerged with God.

The importance of the Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, or the commands of other religions, thus mean the realization of the knowledge of knowledge that develops in the knowledge and spirit of the soul. The orders themselves do not end but are only the means of spiritual evolution. Therefore, the true significance of the commandments will be known only if this journey of spiritual evolution takes the person and acquires knowledge. He who just sits and thinks about it with logic and reason will never find its meaning. A well-known Indian Sufi saint poet has rightly said

Gin dhadha three paiya, deep water pith,

Maine Modak looked at Bhaiya, Raha shore

The person who searched for the time to sink deep water (or spirit) found God Shavar

An idiot like me watched from the right as I could not dare to dive into the water