MA'AT ~ LAWS of THE GODDESS
For 3500 years of recorded his-tory before the advent of christianity, the Ancient Egyptians lived by a moral and ethical code that has NEVER been surpassed. Western civilization rejected the laws of the Goddess, made abstenance from sex the touchstone by which morals would be judged and thus chose the christianization of the mosaic Law which includes the so called, "Ten Commandments."
Fortunately, most modern governments have rejected all of the so-called commandments, except for the proscriptions against murder, stealing and perjury, which were COMMON to all civilized nations long before the Jews.
The TRUE Goddess DOES NOT accept the ten commandments as either god-given, or as a code by which one should govern their lives. And for good reason. Under mosaic Law, violation of any of the ten commandments was punishable by death. When the ten commandments are compared with the principles by which the Ancient Egyptians governed their lives, the laws of the judaeo-christian-moslem world are BARBARIC and MEANINGLESS.
The principle that governs the Afrikan Woman and Man is MAAT -- a principle which is MORE than justice, it is DIVINE-JUSTICE, personified in the Goddess, (NTRT) Maat, who exemplifies the eternal laws of the universe as, RIGHT and TRUTH.
In the weighing of the wrongs man does in this life against the INTENT of his heart, MA'AT makes a distinction between sins and transgressions. A sin is a violation of the laws of the GODS and GODDESSES. That is, laws pertaining to the ordinances and requirements which the Gods and Goddesses have given for their worship. This also extends to the commitment one makes to the Neters or Gods and the respect one holds for their gifts.
Transgressions on the other hand, are offenses against our fellow mortals, their possessions, or the earth -- or that portion of the earth on which we live. Thus, one sins against God or Goddess, but one transgresses against mortals.
All transgressions may be forgiven by the priestesses of The Goddess, but NOT all sins. As one progresses in KNOWLEDGE of SELF and.orThe Goddess, one is taught the principles of Maat. The further one progresses, the more he or she is expected to incorporate those principles into his or her life.
Egyptologists have termed these principles "Negative Confessions" because they usually begin with the negative, "I have not." In the principles of Right and Truth, they are in fact affirmations of what one has not done in her or his life to live by Maat.
MAAT - RIGHT AND TRUTH (Transgressions Against Mankind)
1. I have not committed murder, neither have I bid any man to slay on my behalf;
2. I have not committed rape, neither have I forced any woman to commit fornication;
3. I have not avenged myself, nor have I burned with rage;
4. I have not caused terror, nor have I worked affliction;
5. I have caused none to feel pain, nor have I worked grief;
6. I have done neither harm nor ill, nor I have caused misery;
7. I have done no hurt to man, nor have I wrought harm to beasts;
8. I have made none to weep;
9. I have had no knowledge of evil, neither have I acted wickedly, nor have I wronged the people;
10. I have not stolen, neither have I taken that which does not belong to me, nor that which belongs to another, nor have I taken from the orchards, nor snatched the milk from the mouth of the babe;
11. I have not defrauded, neither have I added to the weight of the balance, nor have I made light the weight in the scales;
12. I have not laid waste the plowed land, nor trampled down the fields;
13. I have not driven the cattle from their pastures, nor have I deprived any of that which was rightfully theirs;
14. I have accused no man falsely, nor have I supported any false accusation;
15. I have spoken no lies, neither have I spoken falsely to the hurt of another;
16. I have never uttered fiery words, nor have I stirred up strife;
17. I have not acted guilefully, neither have I dealt deceitfully, nor spoken to deceive to the hurt of another;
18. I have not spoken scornfully, nor have I set my lips in motion against any man;
19. I have not been an eavesdropper;
20. I have not stopped my ears against the words of Right and Truth;
21. I have not judged hastily, nor have I judged harshly;
22. I have committed no crime in the place of Right and Truth;
23. I have caused no wrong to be done to the servant by his master;
24. I have not been angry without cause;
25. I have not turned back water at its springtide, nor stemmed the flow of running water;
26. I have not broken the channel of a running water;
27. I have never fouled the water, nor have I polluted the land;
28. I have not cursed nor despised God, nor have I done that which God does abominate;
29. I have not vexed or angered God;
30. I have not robbed God, nor have I filched that which has been offered in the temples;
31. I have not added unto nor have I minished the offerings which are due;
32. I have not purloined the cakes of the gods;
33. I have not carried away the offerings made unto the blessed dead;
34. I have not disregarded the season for the offerings which are appointed;
35. I have not turned away the cattle set apart for sacrifice;
36. I have not thwarted the processions of the god;
37. I have not slaughtered with evil intent the cattle of the god;
38. I have not acted guilefully nor have I acted in insolence;
39. I have not been overly proud, nor have I behaved myself with arrogance;
40. I have never magnified my condition beyond what was fitting;
41. Each day have I labored more than was required of me;
42. My name has not come forth to the boat of the Prince;
It should be obvious that the Forty-two Affirmations of Right and Truth are FAR MORE inclusive than the so-called ten commandments. Even when the rest of the jewish laws are considered, they PALE in the light of the Ancient Egyptian Law.
Punishment for the Personal Transgressions was reserved for the judgment of the Gods -- not in this life, but in the judgment of MAAT. The punishment for sins in Ancient Egypt was banishment -- which usually meant banishment from the community. That could mean banishment from the nation as well.
As for the Transgressions against mortals, the punishment was exacted to fit the crime. In Ancient Egypt, the death penalty was seldom used, and then only under UNUSUAL circumstances. Periods as long as 150 years went by without a single execution. Yet Egypt, for the most part, was WITHOUT crime. Crime rose ONLY when immigrants brought their BARBARIC customs into Egypt.
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