commandments

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on commandments, boring, boredom, and 11

The 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore God.
The 12th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore Thyself.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 219

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Earon on religion, cautionary tales, sacred texts, commandments, garden of eden, and tower of babel

Those who teach sacred texts as the word of God often dishonor the wisdom of our ancestors and distract us from self-awareness.  The stories are often cautionary tales about human ego - calcified into commandments, bones without flesh, which distort, misinform and mislead those with good intentions.  Examples include the Garden of Eden and the Tower of Babel, and are found in all religions.  These are about human nature - not God.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Dr. Kent M. Keith on paradox and commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Dr. Kent M. Keith

Source: Anyway, The Paradoxical Commandments -- Do It Anyway: http://www.paradoxicalcommandments.com/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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