Now that you (hopefully) remember (with reason) your true identity, where you came from, and your ultimate life purpose, let me now take you to what you need to know to make sense out of life once again.
Today you will not learn something new, but rather resurface what you have kept suppressed in your soul for so long for lack of support.
It is my most profound intent that by the end of these sets of lectures, you begin a new life void of uncertainties and looking forward to changing your ways as you learn The Universal Law of Conduct to its full extent and help you detach. At the same time, you will find peace within yourself as you practice detachment, one step at a time.
These are not rules to follow, dogmas, or laws imposed by those from The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom but guidelines to keep you from further erring and help you detach and transcend.
By learning the scope of your present behavior and as you familiarize yourself with your NEW self, you will find a peace you never felt before while you keep clearing from karmic debts as you transcend. And after fixing a lifetime of wrongful behavior, you will find true peace, knowing you are finally leaning towards a better You as you head back home.
So, let’s begin:
If you haven’t noticed, I purposely wrote the word “Rule,” under The Universal Rule of Conduct, in singular tense when conversely, you can read over twenty aspects within that rule.
In fact, it is only one rule, commonly known by many religious and spiritual groups, as The Golden Rule, or The Golden Law.
But, to stay away from theological ties, those from The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom have prompted me to find another term to avoid any conflict, comparison, or correlation with those previously known, and the word “Universal Rule of Conduct” came about.
The Golden Rule can be read in many ways, from positive form such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” to negative form such as “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want to be done unto you,” and many other variances found in our ancestor’s texts.
This rule is not to be taken as ‘punishable’ but a moral philosophy to follow. This rule seems prominently in Christianity, Judaism, Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, and Humanism, among other major religions across the globe.
This is even written in non-biblical texts such as The Urantia Book where this rule is termed as the Sum of Duty: “Let no man do to another what would be repugnant to himself; cherish no malice, smite not him who smites you, conquer anger with mercy, and vanquish hate by benevolence.
Although The Golden Rule can be considered an ethic of reciprocity to some, it is not, since the ethic of reciprocity would allow you to reciprocate to one another any harm done to you.
The primary reason why this Universal Rule of Conduct has been split in over twenty aspects is that although this concept has been spread worldwide across all nations and practically all religions and ways of life, humanity has not yet understood or followed the extent of this rule.
Now its time to wake up and lead by example and not by how much you know.
Now, since 86% of the population in the Western Hemisphere adheres to Christianity, that means that I must speak to them as I speak to you:
If you know that the Golden Rule is clearly stated under Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31: Why is it that practically no one adhered to Christianity follows that rule?
If you read carefully through the Old Testament, in its Ten Commandments, you will find how:
-Commandment #4 “Honor thy father and mother.”
-Commandment #5 “Thou shalt not kill.”
-Commandment #6 “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
-Commandment #7 “Thou shalt not steal.”
-Commandment #8 “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
-Commandment #9 “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.” and
-Commandment #10 “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods;” they are all related to human errors (sins) as transgressions against one another.
Aren’t the Ten Commandments part of The Universal Rule of Conduct expanded through ten specific precepts, decrees, mandates, written instructions, directions of a remedy, or teachings?
From what I’ve gathered from history, there are 613 commandments in the Torah. By commandments, it means commands or mandates, just as those found in the Christian Bible where Jesus taught and is written in the New Testament as to what to do and what not to do to get to the Father.
Those were the rules or mandates given in those days, to those people and through their culture to follow as it built the noble conduct and character of the just as directed by a deity or its messenger.
On the other hand, Buddhism presents The Four Noble Truths as guiding Principles with no deity or messenger but within ourselves:
—There is suffering in life.
—The cause of suffering is desire.
—End desire to end suffering.
—Follow a controlled lifestyle to end desire, therefore, suffering.
To achieve these goals, the Buddha presented The Noble Eightfold Path:
By following The Noble Eightfold Path will ultimately result in being liberated from Samsara, the cycle of rebirth and suffering.
I GET IT. Following The Noble Eightfold Path, the Ten Commandments or The Universal Rule of Conduct is not an easy task when you live in a world driven by money, cultures, societies, and rules to follow.
Neither is easy to live a righteous life when we are constantly encouraged to follow the latest diet, entertainment, and trends in this fast-paced world of technological advancement. For the spiritually enlightened or those seeking for the awakening of their soul, it is like living a paradox.
-I get it because I was submerged in the earthly world following the masses.
-I get it because I saw the many faces of inequality in the poor and the lavished life of the wealthy.
-I get it because I had to follow the latest trends while working in the financial industry.
-And today, I get it because I still live through it every day of my life.
Why would someone want to change their ways when I see how gratifying the life of this physical world can be with so many options and freedom? Well, while the way to pleasures is broad and open, the gate to the righteous is narrow. And through that narrow gate is where true freedom is found.
That is why there are Principles and rules to follow; because the gate is narrower, and only the just can fit in. I will show you precisely what I mean with those words by the end of this course. Therefore, below you will read the first set of rules, duly given by those from the Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom:
Do not lie, deceive, steal, take advantage or transgress against one another; for every transgression you do to others, you are bound to experience yourself as the rebalancing of the self must take place. Likewise, for any good you do to others, reciprocity will set upon you.
This first set of precepts, rules, mandates, commandments, or whatever name you may want to give to this type of conduct is among the least followed in this world of constant achievement, wealth, and self-gratification.
Coming from the insurance industry, I saw how many of my colleagues employed deceiving practices to make a sale. Taking advantage of the uninformed and how the naive trusted the deceiver was one of the most damaging aspects I saw happening on a daily basis.
But you don’t have to go that far to see it happening in your daily life. Ask yourself how many times have you lied to someone, just because you wanted to get out of a situation or achieve something? Have you ever been dishonest, even over petty stuff? Think.
Even as children, we all at one point or another have taken something that didn’t belong to us and today take refuge in believing that it was ignorance on our part or too young to know? Think again. I bet you knew all along it was a bad judgment; nevertheless, you pursued it and crossed your fingers not to get caught—and as adults, we tend to do the same.
Even as adults, we all keep transgressing against one another when we wrongly judge. I’ve been around long enough to see families judging others as gossip fills the room in a get-together, family reunion, or cookout, especially when the victim is absent. Have you ever been part of gossiping or witnessing and not done the right thing to have them stop?
I have seen the victims and the sadness in their eyes, and I have even been a victim myself of the thief, by deception, while lending money to someone and never being repaid. Have you ever took a loan, or asked for money and never paid it back? I have known those who have gone bankrupt, got their debt wiped out, and gone in bankruptcy for a second and even a third time in a perpetual spending spree—that is theft in any language.
I have seen transgression in the abusive parent to their innocent child, in the abusive husband to the vulnerable spouse, in the abusive alcoholic, in the abusive boss, and in the worse of all: The animal abuser.
Have you ever been a victim or the transgressor yourself? There is a Karmic Law, commonly known as “What goes around comes around,” or “You reap what you sow.” In fact, this is no other than The Law of Cause and Effect: “…for every transgression you do to others, you are bound to experience yourself as the rebalancing of the self must take place.”
We all have seen this Law taking effect throughout our daily lives, happening to us and others and more often than not, dismissed as being “chance,” or “bad luck” when it is no other than the rebalancing of the soul due to our wrongdoings from our actions or inactions.
These are not to be taken as punishment or retribution, but lessons as we all should be learning not to do to others what we don’t want them to do to us rather than blaming others for what happens to us as many of us do. And take counsel: Much of our present is a reflection of our good deeds as well as wrongdoings from our distant past. Reflect on that while you keep emerging from the deep state sleep we all have been subjected to this world.
These are only a few of many and extensive examples I can give of ways we all have lied, deceived, stolen, taken advantage, or transgressed against one another. Make a list of your wrongdoings and see for yourself how much you need to slim down to fit through the narrow gate to righteousness.
The path to righteousness will lead you to think twice before you transgress against others, and although you might stop erring, there is much healing to do. It starts with remorse—the first step to repentance.
As you grief over your wrongdoings, more events from your past will resurface as you clean your soul. I have personally brought to surface many wrongful acts I have done in the past that never thought to be transgressions but common practices from our daily lives.
Today I still feel remorse as past events keep resurfacing, and it is good because now I know the extent of my wrongdoings and would find ways to make up for what I have done in the past. Today I help, support, extend a hand, voice, and prevent further wrongdoings as I slim down my way to righteousness.
And as those good deeds add up, the grief diminishes, and reciprocity fills the void left from my wrongdoings. But not before I understand that grief was the catalyst and reminder not to do to others what I don’t want them to do to me, for whatever harm I do to others I’m doing to myself.
And as you move-on through the path of righteousness, starting with this first set of precepts, you will begin to notice a slight transformation in you as your new YOU resurfaces. But that is all for now because we have a long way before I render my final thoughts and the transformation you will see in yourself by the end of this course.