Ten spiritual commandments — from Jack Phillips

Perhaps better called advices than commandments, the statements below are derived in a general way from Buddhism and Hinduism,, and less clearly perhaps, from the Bible. They are means of liberation from the ego trap.

  • Realize that you are at one with everyone and everything.
  • Realize that your sense of being a separate ego is illusion.
  • Learn to give up this and your other illusions.
  • Learn not to crave things or loathe things.
  • Learn not to fear.
  • Fear can be dispelled by love, or at least by appreciation.
  • Appreciation is discernment, then amazement, then gratitude.
  • Discern, and answer to, that of God in every person.
  • Experience lovejoy, and communicate it.
  • Know unity and feel unity, to be motivated to serve unity.

Jack Phillips, 9-7-06

3 Responses to Ten spiritual commandments — from Jack Phillips

  1. Ceil Wirth September 11, 2006 at 9:47 pm #

    Thank thee, Friend Jack for these wise “advices”.

  2. Richard Fuller September 13, 2006 at 3:27 pm #

    Very nice. Jack. I hope to respond in more depth. later.

  3. James Riemermann September 15, 2006 at 12:55 pm #

    Indeed, Jack, these advices are gentle, true, and refreshingly simple. Easy as they are to understand, some of them are immensely difficult to live. Craving, loathing, fearing…I can see their uselessness, the way they undermine me, but so often they overwhelm my better judgment.  Nonetheless they are something to aim for.

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