The Ten Commandments
The Eternal Light
The Ten Commandments
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"Mosses, Prophet of the Law"
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day and to keep it holy.
Honor thy Father and thy Mother; that thy days may be long upon the land.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, wife, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
FROM THE ESSENE BOOK OF MOSES I
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THE ETERNAL LIGHT
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Command the children of Israel that they bring unto thee pure oil olive, beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually in the tabernacle of the congregation, and it shall be a statute forever in your generations.
Behind every phenomenon of nature is a law governing all manifestation in the universe; this Law is the totality of all other laws and is written with a capital "L". Everything in the universe operates under the iron law of cause and effect. Everything created as a result of deviation from the Law destroys and disappears.
In the ancient teachings, the Law was symbolized by a tree, the Tree of Life, its seven branches representing spiritual powers and its seven roots terrestrial forces. Man was represented at the central point of the tree, the upper part of his body above the earth and surrounded by spiritual powers, and the lower part within the earth encompassed by earthly forces. Man can both receive and transmit the forces of the universe and create contact with the infinite ocean of cosmic energy.
The angels which the patriarch Jacob saw in his dream ascending and descending the ladder represent the natural and cosmic forces connecting man to heaven and earth.
The fourteen communions with the angels of the heavenly and earthly forces were engraved on two stone tablets which Moses brought down from Mount Sinai. The bulk of mankind was not ready for these communions three thousand years ago and is not ready for them today. They are like the Burning Bush which Moses saw in the desert, symbolizing two things: the fire of life, vitality; and light, the light of wisdom as opposed to the darkness of ignorance.
The ten Commandments given to the multitude by Moses when he came down from Mount Sinai teach man he is not ruled by his intellect but by his subconscious impulses, and these must be transformed into conformity with the Law. The Commandments are in two groups: the first, instructions governing man's relationship with the cosmic forces, the other regulating relationships between man and man.
Man's duty and goal is unity with the Law which governs the universe, with all the forces of nature, and with his human consciousness, unity with the Cosmic Consciousness.
Everything moves and evolves; there is no static point either in nature or in man. "Egypt" is the aspect of bondage of man's life when the free flow of vital forces is obstructed. Many forms of bondage, emotional chaos, disease, possessions, economic limitations and harmful habits chain man throughout his life, but there is always the Eternal Light showing the way to the Exodus. For each of us there is always an Exodus, a way of creating harmony from in harmony, by following the Law in all we do.
The symptoms of the Egypt in which the majority of mankind live are ignorance, violence, intolerance, persecution and destruction. Canaan is not some mythical utopia; it is a reality. The Exodus of the Law is the pathway leading to Cannan.