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Native American 10 Commandments

Version One

  1. The Earth is our Mother; care for Her

  2. Honor all your relations.

  3. Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit.

  4. All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect.

  5. Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.

  6. Do what needs to be done for the good of all.

  7. Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each day.

  8. Speak the truth but only for the good in others.

  9. Follow the rhythms of Nature.

  10. Enjoy life's journey; but leave no tracks. 

Version Two

  1. Treat the earth an all that dwell thereon with respect.

  2. Remain close to the Great Spirit.

  3. Show great respect for your fellow beings.

  4. Work together for the benefit of all humankind.

  5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.

  6. Do what you know to be right.

  7. Look after the well-being of mind and body.

  8. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.

  9. Be truthful and honest at all times.

  10. Take full responsibility for your actions.

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