Monday, November 21, 2011

Hindu's Ten Commandments

It is not that only Jews have their 10 Commandments, Hindu also have their 10 Commandments. What are those 10 Commandments and who gave them? Bheeshm gave them in Mahaabhaarat, Anushaasan Parv, Chapter 13. Yudhishthir asked Bheeshm - "Pitaamaha, What a man should do to pass his life comfortably in this world and in the other world? What conduct he should adopt and what practices he should follow so that he can live pleasantly?"

Bheeshm replied - "One should avoid three physical actions; four speech actions and three mind actions - these are the ten paths of action one should never ever take.

The three physical actions to be avoided at all are - 
(1) Hinsaa (violence) - never kill other creatures;
(2) Theft - never steal others property
(3) Adultery - never enjoy with other women than your own wife.

The four speech actions which should never be even thought of are -
(1) Evil conversation - never talk bad about anybody
(2) Harsh words - never speak such words that one feels bad
(3) Pointing other people's faults - never point out other people's faults
(4) Lying - never lie

The three actions performed by mind to be avoided are -
(1) To wish for others property - contentment with mind that you never ever think about others things
(2) To do injury to others - follow compassion for all creatures
(3) Disbelief in the words of Ved - that all actions whether good or bad bear fruits

In short, one should never do any evil by mind, speech and action (Manasaa, Vaachaa and Karmanaa), because by doing good or evil actions, one is sure to enjoy their fruits, there is no doubt about it.

Sushma Gupta

1 comment:

  1. If one could practice these ten commandments seriously and sincerely, life would be pleasant for the individual and world would be much better place to live with peace and happiness.