The Ten Commandments of Elegion

the ten commandments of elegion
Natural stone formations where ten commandments of elegion originated

What are the Ten Commandemants of Elegion

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The ten commandments of Elegion build the base of Elegion ethics. It is a guideline on how to live in harmony with the earth, in past, present, and future. The ten commandments of Elegion, or the Decalogue, build the base of Elegion ethics, but take reference to Moses Book of Exodus as well as to the Book of Deuteronomy.

Other than in Christian Religion it was not a prophet like Moses who wrote the Ten Commandments on the stone tablet. The first believers themselves wrote the Ten Commandments of Elegion.

The God of Elegion teaches us that we are just now and here, but the earth – Elegionia – is always and everywhere. To become eternal, we have to understand, respect, and follow the laws of Elegion. See the full Commandments List here:

  1. You shall give more than you take
  2. You shall eat less than you grow
  3. You shall create more than you destroy
  4. You shall own less than your hands can carry
  5. You shall not take joy in what harms others
  6. You shall treat all beings as living, sensitive creatures
  7. You shall respect all beings for what they are
  8. You shall be thankful for every second earth is hosting you
  9. You shall not lie to yourself
  10. You shall decide every day anew, to understand, respect and follow

Here you read more about the background of every single one of the Ten Commandments of Elegion.

1. Give more than you take

The first Commandment of Elegion states: As long as you give more than you take, there will always be plenty and no one has less than he needs. Most of us take more than we need and certainly more than we give. Of course, we give a lot to our loved ones – although what our loved ones need, is just love – but at the same time we often take it from others. Others outside of our limited view.

2. Eat less than you grow

The second of the ten Commandments of Elegion states: Eat less than you grow. We are gourmets and foodies, culinary artists, and connoisseurs. We are – let´s no longer lie to ourselves – greedy for food en masse and class, and we make whoever cannot defend themselves, pay for it. Let us pay more respect to the great creation that we profit from and eat only what we can regrow.

3. Create more than you destroy

The third of the Commandments says: We are guests on Elegions blue surface. Guests are welcome in the eyes of God. As long as they know how to behave. We don´t want to destroy our host home. Yet, it happens. Yet, we have to. To make new creations. We cannot not destroy.

What we can do, though, is being conscious about it. Only then can we stop our trail of destruction. We can stop destroying more than absolutely necessary and start creating. For only by creating do we give Elegion something back.

4. Own less than your hands can carry

The fourth of the Ten Commandments of Elegion states: Abstinence is the only possible way to ensure that all beings have enough to live. We are simply too many.

5. Don´t take joy in what harms others

Don´t look a gift horse in the mouth? Do look, says the fifth of the Don´t look a gift horse in the mouth? Do look, says the fifth of the Ten Commandments of Elegion! Nothing is free of charge. Find out who is paying for your gift! And who you steal from. Find out, who is getting harmed by your gift.

6. Treat all beeings as living, sensitive creatures

Just because we can, doesn´t mean we have to. Just because we can, doesn´t mean we have a right to. As we can read in Moses book of Exodus in the Old Testament tells us, and as Jesus Christ tells us, any living creature deserves respect, any living creature is holy.

The fact that we use animals to feed ourselves, does not mean that we should make them suffer beyond losing their lives.

7. Respect all beings for what they are

The world is colorful and so are the creatures living on God’s earth. The seventh of the Commandments knows: Every creature is different – may it be in appearance or needs. Don´t judge. Don´t feel superior. Arrogance and self-righteousness are false gods.

8. Be thankful for every second earth is hosting you

In the eight of the Ten Commandments of Elegion we have already learned, that we are only guests. With our birth, we have been given time on this earth. A very short time in relation to eternity – but a lifetime for a human being. Be grateful for the time, God has given you – and take it for what it is: a gift, not a right, to which you are entitled.

9. Don´t lie to yourself

Lie to yourself, and you are lost. Lie to yourself, and the world is lost. Don´t commit false witness Lying to yourself is the first step into self-surrender, for you give all decisions out of your hands. You disarm yourself from your most powerful tool. Be conscious, and be merciless with yourself.

10. Decide every day anew, to understand, respect and follow

Last, but not least is the Tenth Commandment of Elegion.

Our God is not a jealous God. You may have other Gods. You may observe other religions. This is not spiritual adultery. You may observe Sabbath on the seventh day, you might accidentally take the name of the Lord in vain, you may covet your neighbor’s wife or husband.

We are not guiltless, but we have to decide every day anew that we will not let us distract from trying to live in harmony with the earth and with God.

In Egypt the people praised the Pharaoh in biblical times, in Hebrew religion, the Book of Exodus Moses was a prophet. In Elegion we don´t praise prophets. The holy God for us is the spirit of the Earth.

The Elegion Commandments compared to others:

What are the 10 Commandments of Christianity?

The 10 Commandments of Christianity are:

  1. I am the Lord your God. You shall not have other gods before me.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
  4. Honor your father and your mother.
  5. You shall not kill.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

How do they compare to the 10 commandements of Elegion?

The Ten Commandments of Christianity and the Ten Commandments of Elegion center around very different things:

The Ten Commandments of Christianity center very much on the Christian God itself. Also they give a strict moral code as to how to worship the Christian God. Furthermore, it tells Christians how to respect other peoples lives and property, including the wives.

The 10 Commandments of Elegion center around earth and its nature and thus around worshipping it by respecting and protecting it from human arrogance and self-centering.

Did the Catholic Church change the 10 Commandments?

Yes and No.

The Ten Commandments first appear in the Book of Exodus. According to the Book of Exodus Moses, following Gods orders, freed the Israelites from physical slavery in Egypt. God offered a covenant to also free them from the “spiritual slavery” of sin.

The Ten Commandments further reappear in Deuteronomy. The version in Deuteronomy is basically the same. There are some differences, though.

What are the commandments of Jesus?

There is one central commandment of Jesus: The New Commandment in Christianity describes Jesus’s idea to “love one another”. This commandment of Jesus was given to his disciples after the Last Supper, and after Judas Iscariot had departed.

Who wrote the 10 Commandments?

Moses wrote the 10 Commandments – following the orders of God. It was on the sixth day of Sivan 6, some 3,500 years ago. It happend on the Mount Sinai, where Moses was staying for 40 days.

According to the story in the Tanakh, God appeared to Moses on Mount Horeb in the burning bush to give him the task of leading the people of Israel out of Egypt.

Where is Moses buried?

Moses is buried on Mount Nebo. According to the Bible Moses lived out his final days here. A purported grave of Moses is located at Maqam El-Nabi Musa, in the West Bank, close to Jericho and Jerusalem. Of course, nobody knows for sure, since it has never been proven. But why would you want to know, if you as well may believe.

And what does Moses have to do with Elegion?

Moses has absolutely nothing to do with the Religion of Elegion. In the religion of E we don´t want the bush to burn, we want it to thrive and grow.

Why are there 2 versions of the 10 Commandments?

There are 2 versions, because the Hebrew Bible contains two slightly different versions.

Which is the greatest commandment?

The first commandment is the greatest. This is whay it is the first. The Ten commandments are written in the order of priority. You start with the most important and finish with the least important. Of course, that does not mean, it is ok to break them.

How can I remember the Ten Commandments?

The most simple way to learn it is by using the most simple words. you can find for it. Here you go:

  1. I am the only God. Don´t worship false Gods.
  2. Don´t take my name in vain.
  3. Do keep the sabbath day Holy.
  4. Do honor your parents.
  5. Don´t kill.
  6. Don´t cheat.
  7. Don´t steal.
  8. Don´t lie.
  9. Don´t want others wifes.
  10. Don´t want others goods.

Also, remember: 2 Dos, 8 Dont´s