Ten Commandments of Paramacharya


  1. One of our duties as human beings is to avail ourselves of every opportunity to do good to others. The poor can serve others by their loyal work to the country and the rich by their wealth to help the poor. Those who are influential can use their influence to better the condition of the lowly. That way we can keep alive in our hearts a sense of social service. 
  2. Man by himself cannot create even a blade of grass. We will be guilty of gross ingratitude if we do not offer first to God what we eat or wear – only the best and choicest should be offered to Him. 
  3. Life without love is a waste. Everyone should cultivate “Prema” or love towards all human beings, bird and beast. 
  4. Wealth amassed by a person whose heart is closed to charity, is generally dissipated by the inheritors: but the family of philanthropists will always be blessed with happiness. 
  5. A person who has done a meritorious deed will lose the resulting merit if he listens to the praise of others or himself boasts of his deeds. 
  6. It will do no good to grieve over what has happened. If we learn to discriminate between good and evil, that will guard us from falling into the evil again. 
  7. We should utilize to good purpose, the days of our life-time. We should engage ourselves in acts, which will contribute to the welfare of others rather than to our selfish desires. 
  8. We should perform duties that have been prescribed for our daily life and also be filled with devotion to God. 
  9. One attains one’s goal by performance of one’s duties. 
  10. Jnana is the only solvent of our troubles and sufferings. 


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3 replies

  1. I seek the blessings of Sri Chadrasekerendra Saraswathy Swamigal to give me mental strength so that I could atleast follow some of these commandments.

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  3. if we all obey and practice this ten commentments we should be treated as human being in the next generation. if not the future generation never praise our living nature
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