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    The Ten Commandments

    Post  Violet on Sat May 23, 2009 1:08 am

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      1. The Earth is our Mother; care for Her
      2. Honor all your relations.
      3. Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit.
      4. All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect.
      5. Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
      6. Do what needs to be done for the good of all.
      7. Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each day.
      8. Speak the truth but only for the good in others.
      9. Follow the rythms of Nature.
      10. Enjoy life's journey; but leave no tracks





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    Re: The Ten Commandments

    Post  1antique on Sun May 31, 2009 5:31 pm

    It is amazing how similar, yet so different the Native American 10 commandments are to ours. Ours focus too much on the material and theirs focuses much more on nature and Mother Earth. These 'savages' as we were so apt to call them, have always been so much wiser than we could ever dream of being. While they have strove to protect the earth and it's inhabitants, we have done all we could to destroy all we touch. Personally, I think it is we who are the savages.
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    Re: The Ten Commandments

    Post  Violet on Sun May 31, 2009 6:33 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly, it is us who are the savages.



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    Re: The Ten Commandments

    Post  Crystal on Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:59 am

    I was expecting the more traditional ten commandments and so I have copied one version here from King James Version. How brutal they are and how restrictive, almost as if the 'God' here is some superior being that wants and needs worship, rather like a fictional god in Star Trek?




    And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
    2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
    3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
    4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
    5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
    6. Thou shalt not kill.
    7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    8. Thou shalt not steal.
    9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
    10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
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    Re: The Ten Commandments

    Post  Native spirit on Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:24 pm

    The ten commandments Violet has posted are the Native american commandments
    i prefer the Native version rather than the other

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    Re: The Ten Commandments

    Post  Crystal on Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:50 pm

    I suppose they are but they are a different version to the one I am used to seeing. And of course the NA also rule saying do not kill etc


    The Ten Native American Commandments












    1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.

    2. Remain close to the Great Spirit, in all that you do.

    3. Show great respect for your fellow beings.
    (Especially Respect yourself)

    4. Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.

    5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.

    6. Do what you know to be right.
    (But be careful not to fall into self-righteousness)

    7. Look after the well being of mind and body.

    8. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.

    9. Be truthful and honest at all times.
    (Especially be truthful and honest with your self)

    10. Take full responsibility for your actions
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