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The Cosmic Commandments
(Discovered and Expressed by Guyus Seralius – 2012, 2015)

Here are the universal guiding principles of life and an eternal code of ethics I refer to as The Cosmic Commandments.    If you want to live a good, harmonious, worthy life, you would do well to follow them. If not, the universe will sooner or later, one way or another, punish you by its own natural unchangeable laws to serve as the natural consequences of your actions. 

Although I actually chose and wrote down the specific words to personally express them, I am not the true author of these eternal principles; I merely discovered them through personal experience and deep contemplation, for they have in essence always existed and always will. Therefore, they did not evolve into existence, they were not invented by men, nor created by any god or some first time big bang event. They can essentially be found throughout the universe on any developed planet, where civilized men are allowed to evolve and advance themselves. They are universal and timeless. 

Great historical figures like Moses, Buddha, Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Marcus Aurelius, Leonardo da Vinci, Spinoza, Jefferson, Gandhi, Einstein, Alan Watts, and others have already discovered some of these eternal principles. There are many others, even beyond what I have listed, branching off into many directions and in varying weights like the branches and roots of an eternal moral tree. It would be impossible to list them all. However, I tried to include some of the most meaningful ones. The broader the branches, the more meaningful the principle. The master principle, Strive To Be Good, which all other principles stem from, may serve as the main trunk of that eternal moral tree. It branches off into three main sub categories; Be Good to Others, Be Good to Yourself, and Be Good to the Environment, which themselves branch into more detailed principles, and so on.

In essence, when we walk a straight path and always try to do the right thing, it increases the odds that the universe will be good to us in return by its own natural unchangeable laws. The more good a person is the more he or she increases the chances of getting naturally rewarded by the universe in a timely fashion. But there are never any guarantees of being rewarded or punished exactly as expected, for the universe is somewhat elastic in the eyes of the perceiver who must at times experience delayed rewards and postponed punishments. And at times, our rewards and punishments will be entirely undeserved. We all know there are those who do wrong, yet immediately get rewarded for it and those who do good, yet immediately get punished. Thus, a righteous man may still have his house torn down by a tornado. However, rest assured that all will be paid in full for all their suffering and forced to fully pay for all their wrong doing, sooner or later. The universe, overall, always remains balanced and conserved and is the great equalizer. But one can at least increase the odds of getting rewarded in the manner that one prefers. For example, if you take the time and effort to keep your kitchen clean, you will decrease the germs and, therefore, increase your chances of not getting ill. But if you fail to keep your kitchen clean, the universe, by its own natural mechanisms, will try to punish you. Your home will likely become covered in germs and infested with roaches. If you lie frequently, others will stop trusting you. If you do not exercise caution, you will eventually trip and fall or encounter some other mishap. These are the type of universal laws that serve as the eternal Cosmic Commandments of the universal being, which include most of the ten commandments of the Judeo-Christian Bible. God may not have spoken to a man named Moses with an actual audible human-like voice to tell him, “Thou shalt not kill,” but the universe does communicate to man through his life experiences, his emotional sensations, and his mental processes that it is wrong to kill another human being in cold blood. The universe, which is the constant causation of your existence, is constantly communicating many valuable lessons if only you are ready to listen, understand, accept, and abide.

Again, these principles are expressed in my own unique human way and can never be perfectly communicated. This particular presentation of the eternal principles represents only one of many possible versions. There may be some slight overlap and redundancies, here and there, in terms of the way I categorized and listed them, which was nearly impossible to completely avoid, for that is the nature of the universe; it does overlap itself and is redundant. I publicize them for all to read and share. Please spread these cosmic commandments far and wide for all our sakes. Knowing the laws helps us to live by the laws. The more of us who know and live by the laws the better our corner of the universe will be.

 ~Guyus Seralius
(The Forever All)

 

*STRIVE TO BE GOOD*
(This is the Primary Principle which all others fall under)

To be good, you must be good to others, to yourself, and to the environment by doing what is right and just. The more you strive to be good, the more it increases the odds that the nature of the universe will immediately respond in a positive way. When you do wrong, knowingly or unknowingly, you must sooner or later suffer the natural consequences. All will eventually be fairly paid or punished in due time.

I
Strive To Be Good To Others
(The Principle of Community, Family, and Brotherhood)

Man was not meant to live alone to be fully independent like an island onto himself. We need others, and so we must learn how to get along and live side-by-side. A wise spiritual leader once reportedly said, “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.” The better you treat others the better they will treat you. If you continuously and intentionally harm others, they will try to harm you. Even if others never learn of your transgressions, your own conscience likely will, and the universe will sooner or later even the score. Life is a circle. What goes around comes around. Ultimately, we are all brothers and sisters of the same family. Try to treat others with respect and kindness. Try to be tolerant, understanding, and considerate to everyone.

1. The Principle of Non-Violence and Non-Force: Strive to never unjustly raise your hand or your voice or your will against others.

Do not take life from others unless it is absolutely necessary and justified as in self-defense or in the justified defense of others who are judged to be more deserving.

Do not unjustly force your will or beliefs upon others. Thus, do not rape, beat, intimidate, enslave, confine, or intentionally harm others unjustifiably in any way unless it is truly unavoidable.

Do not verbally abuse others or cause any psychological harm.

Do not unjustly destroy or damage the property of others.

Note: Some force is of course necessary in a civilized society by legislated law and by those we have allowed to enforce the law or when it comes to self-defense or the justified defense of others.

 

2. The Principle of Tolerance and Non-Discrimination: Strive to be tolerant of those who are different.

Try your best to accept those of another race, culture, religion, gender, sex, age, or sexual preference, and do your best not to discriminate against others based on their tolerable differences.

Try to appreciate and celebrate our tolerable differences. Understand that variety is good and should be welcomed and encouraged. Know that our differences, as well as our similarities, can strengthen us.

Try to be good, kind, and caring to animals and to all other lesser developed forms of life to a reasonable degree; mowing the grass, spraying a trail of ants in your kitchen, killing fleas on your pets, swatting flies and mosquitoes, or destroying harmful bacteria is of course all excusable.

 

3. The Principle of Decency and Civility: Strive to be decent, moral, and civil to others.

Try to be kind, respectful, polite, considerate, and well mannered.

Try not to offend or insult others unjustifiably. Learn how to defuse a situation rather than inflame it and make it worse. Try not to be a negative instigator.

Try to trust others as often as possible if they deserve it and have earned it, and try to trust others who have not earned your trust or who have abused it when you can afford to.

Try to forgive others for any and all transgressions, for it is ultimately not their fault they do not know better or cannot be motivated to do right.

Try not to gain pleasure by intentionally taking it away from others, rather gain pleasure in providing it.

Try to always follow and obey the laws of man, even when those laws are ill conceived or poorly designed. Try to always use the laws of man to justifiably change the ill-conceived laws of man.

Try not to form inappropriate, incestuous, or indecent relationships or be sexually active with minors, relatives, or lower forms of life.

Try to be as decent as possible when you’re being intimate or making love to others, though it’s okay to be a little playfully naughty as long as your partner fully consents.

Try to dedicate your heart to one lover at a time. Do not divide your love and attention into too many directions, not with sexual partners and not with your offspring or the children you raise.

Try to remain faithful to the one you truly love, and try to remain loyal to friends and family if they are truly deserving.

Try to love and respect your parents, guardians, mentors, siblings, and children, regardless of their flaws. Know that we are all flawed, yet still need and deserve lots of love and attention and opportunities to improve.

 

4. The Principle of Honesty and Integrity: Strive to be honest, trustworthy, and fair.

Try not to unnecessarily deceive others or distort the truth.

Try not to unjustly accuse others of wrong doing.

Try to judge others responsibly and fairly.

Try not to turn a blind eye to wrong doing or injustice.

Try not to unjustly punish others, nor seek unjustified revenge.

Try not to cause others to have to pay for your carelessness or negligence.

Try not to unjustly take from others, nor destroy or harm the property of others.

Try not to exploit or take advantage of the less fortunate, the uneducated, the naïve, or the desperate.

Try not to profit off of the sick, the desperate, the dying, the imprisoned, or the impaired.

Try to pay others what they have truly earned or deserve to be paid, based on their true efforts and contributions, and give them a percentage whenever possible. Try to give credit where credit is due.

Try to admit when you are wrong and to apologize when you wrong others. No one is infallible. We are all flawed or capable of error and take turns making mistakes. Our willingness to make up for those mistakes is what’s important.

Note: There are times when deception may be necessary like against an enemy during wartime, to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, or to entertain or to instruct a child.

 

5. The Principle of Charity, Goodwill, and Shared Sacrifice: Strive to help others who are truly in need.

Try to care about your fellow man, for we are all truly brothers and sisters of the same family. In any civilized society, it should be all for one and one for all and not every man for himself.

Try to donate goods and services to those who are truly in need whenever you can. Most importantly, try to help feed and clothe the less fortunate, to provide them with the bare essential necessities of life. Ironically, those in need are usually the hardest working. At the same time, be careful not to spoil them with free handouts or allow your generosity to be abused.

Try not to brag, show off, or make others jealous of what you have or feel ashamed of what they do not have. The universe is the master giver and taker of all things and is ultimately responsible for all your talents, abilities, and knowledge and, therefore, deserves all the praise and all the blame.

Try to contribute your fair share to the communal pot to provide improved infrastructure, safety nets, and needed support. You are receiving something of great value in exchange for your contributions and that is a better community and a healthier, more functional nation.

II
Strive To Be Good To Yourself
(The Principle of Self-Defense and Self-Preservation)

It’s easy to assume that to be good to yourself you must do whatever it takes to bring forth immediate pleasure, but it doesn’t. Being good to yourself must mean doing all that which proves in the long run to be good for you. This often involves immediate sacrifice. Try to find wellness and try to achieve well-being.

6. The Principle of Health and Fitness: Strive to take care of your health and well-being.

Try to take care of your physical, mental, and emotional health. Try to exercise your mind and body on a regular basis. Applied knowledge will be reinforced. An applied body will be strengthened.

Try to eat a healthy balanced diet. Try to avoid harmful sugars, artificial sweeteners, grains, toxins, emulsifiers, and most processed foods as much as possible, along with unhealthy fats and refined oils. Try not to eat too much or too little. Try to drink plenty of non-contaminated water.

Try to get enough vitamins and minerals and other nutrients, such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, vitamin B-12, vitamin C, and vitamin D3 from the sun.

Try to only put things that are good for you into your body. Do not do harmful recreational drugs or consume too much alcohol or abuse mind altering substances.

Try to avoid staying indoors too long. Try to find time to go outside to get plenty of fresh air and adequate levels of sunshine.

Try to be hygienic and groomed and try to keep your home clean, for your home may become infested by roaches and ants and other creepy crawlies and filled with harmful germs and molds that could affect your health.

Try to properly electrically ground yourself as often as possible, so your body can be adequately negatively charged. The process of grounding, also known as “earthing,” has been scientifically shown to reduce harmful free radicals and inflammation and has many other health benefits.

Try not to become over stressed and over worked. A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body. Try to find moments to calm your mind and your body, and try to laugh at least once a day.

Try to get plenty of sleep and rest, though not too much, and try to follow a consistent wake and sleep schedule.

Try to defend yourself when necessary. Try to defend your views and your body whenever they are seriously threatened to an intolerable point. At the same time, try to be stoic, try to endure and accept unavoidable hardships, insults, and injuries that are beyond your control.

Try to be somewhat social to avoid being too reclusive by associating with those who are good and decent and may have a positive influence. Try to be interdependent, for no man should try to be an island onto himself. We need others, so try to be communal.

Try to find positive companionship. Try to find similar others to love and who will love you back, possibly that special someone who you could place above all others to share your life with, and try to stay close to true friends and family for mental and emotional support.

Try to open up and bond with your lover on a mental and emotional level and not just on a physical level.

Try to be a spiritual person, one who is emotionally stimulated and motivated by art, literature, music, and the beauty of the natural world.

Try to like yourself. If you can’t, try to make all the right changes so that you can like yourself.

 

7. The Principle of Knowledge and Wisdom: Strive to become educated and wise.

Try to learn as much as you can about the world and yourself, and in the process search for truth. Don’t be afraid to ask simple questions or to reexamine old established ideas. Question everything and everyone and try to be a responsible thinker.

Try not to allow your emotions or what you want to be true to cloud your judgement. Though, one can never completely avoid all wishful thinking.

Try to view the world and its mechanisms as completely natural and never of the supernatural. Know there is always a rational explanation for everything, even though man may not be capable of understanding or explaining it. The universe can never be fully understood by anyone, but enough evidence of the universe is available for us to understand it well enough in realistic terms.

Try to use logic, reason, and the scientific method, involving experiments, observations, data collecting, and responsible interpretations when analyzing the world. These methods have proven to be the most effective ways to understand and to predict the world.

Try to learn as much of what modern science has already discovered and established, even though it is and always will be somewhat flawed and incomplete. Responsible scientists will admit we can never know or prove anything for certain. The best any of us can ever do is to take all that we think we know to be true, based on the available evidence, and extrapolate a worldview. All conclusions are always subject to change.

Try to learn the concepts of mathematics, for the universe will be better measured and understood. Mathematical constructs are fixed and eternal. They help to express and communicate reality. The language of mathematics may lead to great accuracy and predictability.

Try to become well informed using multiple reliable sources, for there is no such thing as a flawless source, providing substantiated facts and figures and valid evidence. Try to pay close attention to the news and current events, so that you can make informed decisions and discover where you stand on the important political issues.

Try to learn as much history as possible to learn the lessons it teaches, so as not to repeat the mistakes of the past and to understand and appreciate the story and the sacrifices of mankind.

Try to learn the story and meaning of life and try to experience its ugly side as well as its beautiful side through art and literature. Learn to express yourself and to share your talents.

Try not to pretend to know things that you don’t or fool yourself that you are more knowledgeable in certain areas that you are not. Be mature enough to admit to yourself and others that you don’t know certain things. A wise man knows he knows nothing.

Try to always genuinely look at both sides of an argument, and learn how to change your positions and views in the face of new information, even if it means publically admitting you were wrong.

Try to look at the bigger picture from a bird’s eye view, so as not to get lost within the details, and try to fill in all the missing pieces to the overall cosmic puzzle the best you can. Do not wait around for science to fill in all the gaps with provable pieces, for they never will.

Try to express and communicate your knowledge and wisdom to share it with others. It is the responsibility of those who know better to teach and guide those who do not. We should all be teachers as well as students, so try to spread your knowledge and wisdom far and wide.

 

8. The Principle of Rewards, Ownership, and Self Worth: Strive to earn or deserve all that you receive, including your sense of worth and good reputation.

Try not to acquire that which does not or should not belong to you.

Try not to be greedy, selfish, or a hoarder. However, it’s relatively fine to be a reasonable collector.

Try not to take what you have for granted. Try to be thankful and grateful for all you have or ever will have.

Try not to see yourself above others or more worthy or more deserving, even if for the moment, in certain ways, you may be.

Try to be a very virtuous, responsible, and trustworthy person who others can trust and rely upon.

Try not to be too egoic or over confident. Learn your limits, but don’t be limited by false doubts.

Try not to focus too much on acquiring material wealth at the expense of needed spiritual wealth.

Try to value your life greatly, and try not to foolishly risk it on dangerous, thrill-seeking stunts.

Try not to be lazy, sedentary, or too idle, and try not to procrastinate. Try to be productive, useful, hardworking, and try to be a participant and an active member of society. Try to do all things well.

Learn how to serve others well with dignity and pride no matter how low the position may be perceived to be. Be a good servant. We should all take turns serving and being served.

Try not to resent the success of others or be too envious of them. Though, some jealousy may serve as a healthy motivator and can help us thrive and succeed.

Try to improve yourself as much as possible; improve your mind, your views, your morals, your body, and your skills to the best of your ability.

Try to do well and excel, but also be careful not to desire too much. Know that for every gain there is a loss and for every loss there is a gain. It all balances out, eventually, if not right away.

Try not to selfishly strive only for your own personal gain. Try to consider the interests and well-being of others. May many of your good deeds serve them as well.

Try not to reap the rewards of others or excessively inherit. If you do, try to earn and deserve it in time to come. Small gifts, modest winnings, and/or finding things of mild value are excusable and acceptable. You should want to earn your lot in life.

Try to find your purpose in life, and try to make a positive change and a difference in the world.

Note: If you’re currently living within a system that is far more competitive than it is cooperative, then inheriting, winning, finding, or acquiring unearned wealth is understandable and excusable.

 

9. The Principle of Balance: Strive to be balanced by avoiding the extremes.

Try to avoid the extremes. When one pushes towards the extremes, whether it’s trying to acquire too much wealth, too much fame, even too many friends, the universe will push back with equal, yet opposite force. For instance, if we become too selfish then the universe, by its own natural laws, responds in a way so as to reverse our greedy behavior, like causing us to lose friends who have been taught by the universe to hate selfish behavior. If we are too giving, then again the universe will respond in such a way that pushes our excessive behavior back into balance, such as allowing others to take advantage of us when we are too generous. If one follows a balanced path, it increases the odds that the universe will immediately respond in a kinder, more balanced way. But know that perfect balance can never be achieved by the living, only approximated, so only try to gently undulate between the extremes. Those who are out of balance will sooner or later be punished by the natural laws of the universe until he or she becomes balanced. In this way, the overall universe tries to protect and guide us.

Try to find a healthy balance between egoic pride and humility.

Try to find a healthy balance between idealism and cynicism.

Try to find a healthy balance between optimism and pessimism.

Try to find a healthy balance between introversion and extroversion.

Try to find a healthy balance between independence and dependence.

Try to find a healthy balance between inner beauty and outer beauty.

Try to find a healthy balance between cowardice and over confidence.

Try to find a healthy balance between seriousness and silliness.

Try to find a healthy balance between work and play.

Try to find a healthy balance between taking and giving.

Try to find a healthy balance between production and consumption.

Try to find a healthy balance between ambition and indifference.

Try to find a healthy balance between material wealth and spiritual wealth.

Try to find a healthy balance between high expectations and low expectations.

Try to find a healthy balance between open-mindedness and close-mindedness.

Try to find a healthy balance between science and philosophy or spiritual faith.

 

III
Strive To Be Good To The Natural Environment
(The Principle of Environmental Protection and Preservation)

We must try to take care of the natural environment to the best of our ability. In doing so, the environment will be more likely to be good to us in return. If we continuously mistreat the natural environment to an intolerable degree, it will surely respond with equal magnitude to discourage our harmful behavior.

 10. The Principle of Resource Consumption: Strive to consume only what is needed.

Try to fairly divide and share all the available natural resources.

Try to replenish all the natural resources you consume, such as planting new seeds, breeding new life, and allowing non-living resources to reform.

Try not to be wasteful. Be as efficient as possible. Try not to throw away things that others could benefit from. One man’s trash may be another man’s treasure.

 

11. The Principle of Waste Management and Disposal: Strive to recycle, reuse, and not pollute.

Try not to pollute the earth, the waters, or the skies or introduce manmade chemicals that may prove to be harmful to the natural environment. Try to properly manage all waste.

Try to use the cleanest and safest forms of energy that have proven to cause the least amount of harm to the natural environment.

Try to clean and filter out any existing harmful waste from the environment as much as possible, whether it’s manmade or nature-made.

Try to provide only those products and services that have proven to be environmentally and eco-friendly.

Try to recycle and reutilize all resources and products, both natural and manmade as much as possible.

 

12. The Principle of Wildlife Protection and Preservation: Strive to protect and preserve all valuable life.

Try not to harm valuable life in any way unless it becomes absolutely necessary. Valuable life is that which most intelligent beings judge to be needed or highly developed or worth preserving. However, in truth, all life is, to some degree, precious.

Try to only end life for its flesh or body parts or materials when truly needed, and end such life as humanely and as painlessly as possible.

Try to allow life to reproduce and repopulate, so as to replenish their needed presence and to avoid the threat of their extinction.

Try not to disturb the natural habitats of the needed wildlife or upset the natural balance of the ecosystem in any way.

Try to be good and caring to deserving lifeforms as much as possible and never be cruel to them.

Try not to manipulate, mutate, or genetically modify living things, especially crops within our food supply, unless it is unavoidable and thoroughly tested to the satisfaction of experts and we the people to be extremely safe.

Note: Mankind may need to use technology and artificial means to aid the natural environment if it is suffering and in danger of falling out of balance.

~Guyus Seralius
(The Forever All)

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About Guyus Seralius

I am one among many, but at the same time, I am unique and alone. I am a reflection of all that which surrounds me and all that deep within. I am a perceiving mind in human form. I am a metaphor for life itself, a representative of all things, and I am doing as the universe dictates. I am the forever traveler who wonders upon all grounds at all times. Though, I rest upon a rock that never moves. I am the infinite, cosmic tree, whose branches and roots never end, whose fruit is uncountable. I am the personification of The Forever All. In short, I am an artist, writer, philosopher, pantheist, and centrist, who hopes to make a positive change in the world.
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