The Original Commandments….

The Original Commandments

the 42 laws of ma’at

I WILL NOT DO WRONG
I WILL NOT STEAL
I WILL NOT ACT WITH VIOLENCE
I WILL NOT KILL
I WILL NOT BE UNJUST
I WILL NOT CAUSE PAIN
I WILL NOT WASTE FOOD
I WILL NOT LIE
I WILL NOT DESECRATE HOLY PLACES
I WILL NOT SPEAK EVIL
I WILL NOT ABUSE MY SEXUALITY
I WILL NOT CAUSE THE SHEDDING OF TEARS
I WILL NOT SOW SEEDS OF REGRET
I WILL NOT BE AN AGGRESSOR
I WILL NOT ACT GUILEFUL
I WILL NOT LAY WASTE THE PLOWED LAND
I WILL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS
I WILL NOT SPEAK AGAINST ANY PERSON
I WILL NOT BE WRATHFUL & ANGRY
I WILL NOT LAY WITH A MAN’S WIFE
I WILL NOT LAY WITH A WOMAN’S HUSBAND
I WILL NOT POLLUTE MYSELF
I WILL NOT CAUSE TERROR
I WILL NOT POLLUTE THE EARTH
I WILL NOT SPEAK IN ANGER
I WILL NOT TURN FROM WORDS OF TRUTH
I WILL NOT UTTER CURSES
I WILL NOT INITIATE A QUARREL
I WILL NOT BE EXCITABLE OR CONTENTIOUS
I WILL NOT BE PREJUDICE
I WILL NOT BE AN EAVESDROPPER
I WILL NOT SPEAK OVERMUCH
I WILL NOT ACT AGAINST MY ANCESTORS
I WILL NOT WASTE WATER
I WILL NOT DO EVIL
I WILL NOT BE ARROGANT
I WILL NOT BLASPHEME THE ONE MOST HIGH
I WILL NOT COMMIT FRAUD
I WILL NOT DEFRAUD TEMPLE OFFERINGS
I WILL NOT PLUNDER THE DEAD
I WILL NOT MISTREAT CHILDREN
I WILL NOT MISTREAT ANIMALS

(from the shrine of Ptah)

Selanit_Maat

The 42 Ideals of Ma’at of the Temple of Isis

by Loreon Vigne

1. I honor virtue
2. I benefit with gratitude
3. I am peaceful
4. I respect the property of others
5. I affirm that all life is sacred
6. I give offerings that are genuine
7. I live in truth
8. I regard all altars with respect
9. I speak with sincerity
10. I consume only my fair share
11. I offer words of good intent
12. I relate in peace
13. I honor animals with reverence
14. I can be trusted
15. I care for the earth
16. I keep my own council
17. I speak positively of others
18. I remain in balance with my emotions
19. I am trustful in my relationships
20. I hold purity in high esteem
21. I spread joy
22. I do the best I can
23. I communicate with compassion
24. I listen to opposing opinions
25. I create harmony
26. I invoke laughter
27. I am open to love in various forms
28. I am forgiving
29. I am kind
30. I act respectfully of others
31. I am accepting
32. I follow my inner guidance
33. I converse with awareness
34. I do good
35. I give blessings
36. I keep the waters pure
37. I speak with good intent
38. I praise the Goddess and the God
39. I am humble
40. I achieve with integrity
41. I advance through my own abilities
42. I embrace the All

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