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The Divine Code of Human Behavior

The 77 commandments are our guide as Kem (one who

has agreed to live in accordance with knowledge of the
universe). They are the greatest gift that humanity has
received from the Divine World. When human beings
came into existence we were very animal like, and
portrayed very barbaric behavior. There was a lack of
values. Instances of murder, robbing, rape, and
cannibalism ran rampant.
In a short time our human world was sat down by the
Divine World (the World of the Gods) and was asked
“What will be your agenda on Earth – What do you
This was a very significant event in the becoming of
humanity. In order to fully comprehend this event, the
honest student of life should strive to understand the
nature of the human mind. The human mind does not
invent. Everything that we can contemplate is based on
what we have seen, heard or otherwise experienced.
Since the human mind cannot create, it is left to imitate.
This explains why our behavior was such before contact
with the Divine World. It also explains why, after contact
with the Divine, the only thing we could think of when
asked such a question by the Gods was to imitate what
we had seen in them.
We wanted our world to be like the Divine World. We
were true to our nature. We wanted to reproduce the
World of the Gods (be like the Gods). The World of the
Gods became what we call the perfect model – a model
we lay our eyes on while we build our world.
This is not an easy task. There is much difference
between the human world and the Divine World. The
Gods knew this when they heard our plea. They assured
us that this would be a very challenging goal.
The human world is dirty; it is full of corruption. Humans
are liars, we are cheaters, we are thieves, we die, we get
sick, and our body produces its own filth. Gods are pure,
perfect and immortal, they are incorruptible beings, how
is it that we could imitate such perfection?
Wsr the first God of the second trinity, our ancestral God,
assisted us by gathering a list of guidelines of what not to
do, what we would have to stay away from in order to
achieve perfection. The Gods gave a set of
commandments so we will not decay spiritually. The
Goddess Nwt, the mother of Gods, provided us with
forty-seven of the commandments. A separate individual
deity gave each the other thirty commandments. The
majority of these commandments have nothing to do
with you and others; they have only to do with you and
yourself. These commandments provide guidelines to
help you improve as an individual. Some are rules that
are beyond our understanding but we follow them
because the Gods gave them to us. If our goal is to copy
their world, until we reach that goal, there will be many
things about that territory that are beyond our
understanding. It is part of the individual evolution to
seek out that understanding.
Nowadays the idea of what is good and bad is set by
political systems. These systems are pushing the world
into barbarism, they want to claim that good and evil
exist, but they won’t tell you why good and evil exist or
give you an objective definition of either.
A Kem recognizes that good and evil are based on what
behavior is or is not in line with the 77 commandments.
By following the commandments, humans are placed in a
position to trust each other. When following the 77
commandments a human will refrain from doing evil
because he or she is aiming at being a good person for
themselves, and there is no human law or police state
necessary to enforce them since each individual relates
to the commandments on their own terms. The
commandments are provided to us by the Divine World
for individuals to improve themselves. There are
consequences to breaking these commandments, but
each person must take the responsibility for those
consequences individually. There can be no value to the
individual evolution without each individual striving to
achieve the goal that the commandments represent. No
external person, organization, or nation state can force
you to follow the commandments. You must choose to
follow them for yourself.
The commandments are the greatest tools in building a
more perfect human being that can reproduce a perfect
world. It is up to every individual to build the world that
we want to see.

The Divine Code of Human Behavior

1. Thou shall not cause suffering to humans

2. Thou shall not intrigue by ambition
3. Thou shall not deprive a poor person of their
4. Thou shall not commit acts that are loathed by Gods
5. Thou shall not cause suffering to others
6. Thou shall not steal offerings from temples
7. Thou shall not steal bread meant for Gods
8. Thou shall not steal offerings destined to sanctify
9. Thou shall not commit shameful acts inside the
sacro-saints of temples
10. Thou shall not sin against nature with one’s own
11. Thou shall not take milk from the mouth of a child
12. Thou shall not fish using other fish as bait
13. Thou shall not extinguish fire when it should burn
14. Thou shall not violate the rules of meat offerings
15. Thou shall not take possession of properties
belonging to temples and Gods
16. Thou shall not prevent a God from manifesting itself
17. Thou shall not cause crying
18. Thou shall not make scornful signs
19. Thou shall not get angry or enter a dispute without
just cause
20. Thou shall not be impure
21. Thou shall not refuse to listen to words of justice
and truth
22. Thou shall not blaspheme
23. Thou shall not sin by excess of speech
24. Thou shall not speak scornfully
25. Thou shall not curse a Divinity
26. Thou shall not cheat on the offerings to Gods
27. Thou shall not waste the offerings to the dead
28. Thou shall not snatch food from children and thou
shall not sin against the Gods of one’s city
29. Thou shall not kill divine animals with bad intentions
30. Thou shall not cheat
31. Thou shall not rob or loot
32. Thou shall not steal
33. Thou shall not kill
34. Thou shall not destroy offerings
35. Thou shall not reduce measurements
36. Thou shall not steal properties belonging to Gods
37. Thou shall not lie
38. Thou shall not snatch away food or wealth
39. Thou shall not cause pain
40. Thou shall not fornicate with the fornicator
41. Thou shall not act dishonestly
42. Thou shall not transgress
43. Thou shall not act maliciously
44. Thou shall not steal farmlands
45. Thou shall not reveal secrets
46. Thou shall not court a man’s wife
47. Thou shall not sleep with another’s wife
48. Thou shall not cause terror
49. Thou shall not rebel
50. Thou shall not be the cause of anger or hot tempers
51. Thou shall not act with insolence
52. Thou shall not cause misunderstandings
53. Thou shall not misjudge or judge hastily
54. Thou shall not be impatient
55. Thou shall not cause illness or wounds
56. Thou shall not curse a king
57. Thou shall not cloud drinking water
58. Thou shall not dispossess
59. Thou shall not use violence against family
60. Thou shall not frequent wickeds
61. Thou shall not substitute injustice for justice
62. Thou shall not commit crimes
63. Thou shall not overwork others for one’s gain
64. Thou shall not mistreat their servants
65. Thou shall not menace
66. Thou shall not allow a servant to be mistreated by
his master
67. Thou shall not induce famine
68. Thou shall not get angry
69. Thou shall not kill or order a murder
70. Thou shall not commit abominable acts
71. Thou shall not commit treason
72. Thou shall not try to increase one’s domain by using
illegal means
73. Thou shall not usurp funds and property of others
74. Thou shall not seize cattle on prairies
75. Thou shall not trap poultry that are destined to Gods
76. Thou shall not obstruct water in the moment it is
supposed to run
77. Thou shall not break dams that are established on
current waters
2 Laws of Maat, or 42 Negative Confessions, or
42 Admonition to Goddess Maat, or 42
Declarations of Innocence or Admonitions of
Maát, 42 Laws of Maat of Ancient Egypt, or the
Laws of the Goddess Maat

Hieroglyph of Goddess Maat iconography, i.e.,

feather of truth (Shu) on top of her head

The purpose of ma'at (law/justice/truth) among

the Kemet (Kmt Khemet) people of ancient Upper
and Lower Egypt was to divert chaos (Isfet). In
Spellbook/Chapter 125 of The Papyrus of
Ani (also Book of Coming Forth By Day or The
Egyptian Book of the Dead, as edited by E.A.
Wallis Budge) the viewer of this hieroglyphic
picture finds the petitioner led by Anubis into
duat (underworld/the gate).
Image of Goddess Maat

Anubis, The Scale Setter

In Spellbook/Chapter 30B of The Papyrus of

Ani titled “Chapter for Not Letting Ani’s Heart
Create Opposition Against Him, in the Gods’
Domain,” we find a petitioner of ma'at
(justice/truth) before the scales of justice
(iconography ma'at/goddess maat). Anubis, the
setter of the scales, has placed the petitioner's
heart-soul (Ka) on one side of the scale, its
counter-weight is the feather of truth (Shu). The
Spellbook/Chapter for Not Letting Ani's Heart
Create Opposition Against Him in the Gods'
Domain is where the petitioner must pronounce,
and his/her weighted heart/soul (Ka) will reveal
the truth or non-truth of each affirmative of the 42

Petitioner's heart-soul (Ka) being weighed on the

scales of justice (Goddess Ma'at) by Anubis
(scale setter) against the feather of truth (Shu)

The 42 Divine Principles of Maat in Budge's

native English follows:
1. I have not committed sin.
2. I have not committed robbery with
3. I have not stolen.
4. I have not slain men or women.
5. I have not stolen food.
6. I have not swindled offerings.
7. I have not stolen from God/Goddess.
8. I have not told lies.
9. I have not carried away food.
10. I have not cursed.
11. I have not closed my ears to truth.
12. I have not committed adultery.
13. I have not made anyone cry.
14. I have not felt sorrow without reason.
15. I have not assaulted anyone.
16. I am not deceitful.
17. I have not stolen anyone’s land.
18. I have not been an eavesdropper.
19. I have not falsely accused anyone.
20. I have not been angry without reason.
21. I have not seduced anyone’s wife.
22. I have not polluted myself.
23. I have not terrorized anyone.
24. I have not disobeyed the Law.
25. I have not been exclusively angry.
26. I have not cursed God/Goddess.
27. I have not behaved with violence.
28. I have not caused disruption of peace.
29. I have not acted hastily or without
30. I have not overstepped my boundaries of
31. I have not exaggerated my words when
32. I have not worked evil.
33. I have not used evil thoughts, words or
34. I have not polluted the water.
35. I have not spoken angrily or arrogantly.
36. I have not cursed anyone in thought,
word or deeds.
37. I have not placed myself on a pedestal.
38. I have not stolen what belongs to
39. I have not stolen from or disrespected
the deceased.
40. I have not taken food from a child.
41. I have not acted with insolence.
42. I have not destroyed property belonging
to God/Goddess
Left to Right: Goddess Ma'at, Thoth/Tehuti, The
Petitioner of Maat,
Scales of Goddess Ma'at (Lady Justice), and

The ibis-headed Thoth is the patron saint of Maat

scribes and priests. He is also known as Tehuti.
In the Duat (place for judgment/underworld) and
the Hall of Two Truths, Thoth/Tehuti holds a
tablet and writing tool and records the scale's
reading of the 42 affirmation of the petitioner.
The successful petitioner will be led from Duat to
Arus (the Field of Reeds) where Osiris sits as the
last gatekeeper judge.
Image of Thoth (Thovt, Thot) aka Tehuti
(Djehuti, Djewhuti), Patron of Scribes


There seems to be a similarity between the moral
codes of the ancient Egyptians and the early Israelites.
The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses on
the top of Mount Sinai are clearly set in an Egyptian
tradition and would seem to have common roots with
the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Except for the first
two commandments, we find the same moral rules in
the Hebrew Bible that are also found in the Egyptian
hieroglyphic writings. Egyptian religion was a
polytheistic belief, and hundreds of gods and
goddesses were worshiped in the Nile valley. These
deities were believed to manifest themselves in certain
images and the artists of that time captured these
images in pictures and statues. This was completely
forbidden by the Monotheistic God of Moses in the
first two of his commandments given in Chapter 20 of
the Book of Exodus: "Thou shalt have no other gods
before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven
image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven
above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the
water under the earth."
Also, unlike the Israelites, Egyptians believed in a
second life after death. They believed that every
person has, other than his physical body, a dual
spiritual nature, which they called the KA and the BA.
They also regarded the name and shadow of a person
as living entities, part of the spiritual existence, not
just linguistic and natural phenomena. Thus
Egyptians regarded death as simply a temporary
interruption rather than a complete cessation of life,
and believed that after their death, they faced a trial in
the underworld before the god Osiris and his forty-two
judges in the Hall of Judgment. In the Egyptian
culture, eternal life had to be ensured by various
means, including the preservation of the physical body
through mummification, the provision of funerary
equipment, and the presence of magical spells in the
tomb to protect the dead person in his journey in the
Their composition of the texts relating to death and
afterlife went back to the Pyramid Texts, the first
examples of which were inscribed in the 5th dynasty
pyramid of Unas (2375 - 2345 BC) at Saqqara. By the
time of the 18th dynasty, about 1500 BC, these spells
were copied on rolls of papyrus and placed within the
coffins. These rolls have come to be known now as
copies of the Book of the Dead. This is, nevertheless, a
modern term, as the Egyptians themselves called it
"Going Forth by Day."
The Ten Commandments represent God's orders to
humans given in the imperative form; the Egyptian
texts use this form:

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shat not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Spell 125 of the Book of the Dead, contrary to the
Book of Exodus, contains a moral code represented in
a form of Negative Confession that the dead person
has to recite when he descends to the hall of the Two
Truths. He shall say:
Hail to thee, great God, Lord of the Two Truths. I
have come unto thee, my Lord, that thou mayest bring
me to see thy beauty. I know thee, I know thy name, I
know the names of the 42 Gods who are with thee in
this broad hall of the Two Truths . . . Behold, I am
come unto thee. I have brought thee truth; I have done
away with sin for thee. I have not sinned against
anyone. I have not mistreated people. I have not done
evil instead of righteousness . . .

I have not reviled the God.

I have not laid violent hands on an orphan.
I have not done what the God abominates . . .
I have not killed; I have not turned anyone over to a
I have not caused anyone's suffering . . . I have not
copulated (illicitly); I have not been unchaste.
I have not increased nor diminished the measure, I
have not diminished the palm; I have not encroached
upon the fields.
I have not added to the balance weights; I have not
tempered with the plumb bob of the balance.
I have not taken milk from a child's mouth; I have not
driven small cattle from their herbage . . .
I have not stopped (the flow of) water in its seasons; I
have not built a dam against flowing water.
I have not quenched a fire in its time . . .
I have not kept cattle away from the God's property. I
have not blocked the God at his processions.