WHAT ARE THE LAWS OF GOD
MA’AT, The 11 Laws Of God
Let’s begin by making clear that the Laws of God bear no resemblance to man’s laws. They are not injunctions or commandments to be obeyed. They are not rules, prohibitions, or regulations prescribed to govern the behavior of man. Neither are they conventions that sages have met and agreed upon.
They are Principles that explain the nature and interaction of the forces and principles that influence man’s life—his/her thinking, feelings, actions and destiny. The observance of these Principles will enable the individual to live in harmony with these principles and forces, thus gaining access to God’s wisdom and spiritual power—all else that is needed or is important in life will follow. They apply to the 11 spheres of spiritual influence operating in man’s spirit and the world.
The presentation of the laws does not appeal to belief, faith or comprehension through some, as yet unmanifested, “higher spiritual” faculty. They appeal to man’s reasoning power and common experience.
They aim at providing man with an unshakable conviction based on logically derived understanding, given that it is thus that the power of the spirit is mobilized to fully act in the world. There might seem to be a contradiction in the presentation of the Laws of God as being based on logical reasoning. The contradiction exists only in the minds of people who have failed to understand the foundations of science and of religion.
The word “science” comes from the Latin “scire”, meaning “to know”—actually rules for determining that something is truly known. To oppose and exclude science from the spiritual and religious domain is to say that there is incapacity to attain true knowledge regarding God and the shaping factors of spirituality and religion. This may be true of some religions, especially those that have been erected upon belief and faith.
It is simple. If you can prove a point, especially with the certainty provided by the scientific method, then you wouldn’t have to ask someone to believe or to have faith in your presentation. We do not say that we have faith or believe that combining two atoms of hydrogen with one of oxygen will result in the formation of water. We know.
The erroneous argument that places religion and spirituality in a separate category from science, mathematics and logic—belief and faith versus reason and knowledge—will be fully refuted in the course of this book [Ma’at, The 11 Laws of God].
This is not the first time that such knowledge has been unveiled. It is well known to a few scholars that several religions of antiquity were not based on faith or belief, but on knowledge. Some such were the Gnostic (gnosis is Greek for knowledge) religions of Greece (the mysteries of Orpheus, Eleusis), Mithraism of the Persians and ancient Roman Empire, and many others—most of which were derived from the religious systems of Kamit (ancient Egypt).
The connection between religion with logic, law and science can be inferred from the coining of some relevant words. The term “religion” is related to the Indo-European root “leg”, which means “to collect, or connect”, from whence the Greek “legein”, and the Latin “legere”, meaning “logic” and “legal”. The men who coined these words connected religion to law and logic (which determines the legitimate connection between things). There was no thought of separating religion from the domain of logical thinking. This book will make that clear.
Taken as intricate parts of a whole, the 11 laws work together to support the fact that man is a divine being—the likeness of God, or better yet, God’s vehicle of manifestation in the world.
It is clear from the preceding [see section on reasoning under each Law] that reasoning taking the 11 Laws of God as the premises—in reality one premise with 11 angles—provides man with the understanding that allows her/him to joyfully consent to choose to follow God’s Will and Word. How else can man achieve salvation? We have almost 6000 years of recorded history to bear testimony to the disastrous result of man following his intellect and feelings as guides to living. In the Hebraic version of the Qabala, understanding (Binah) is cataloged at the 3rd sphere. In the Kamitic Tree of Life, understanding is the conclusion of reasoning that occurs at the 6th sphere (Heru), while the 3rd sphere corresponds to spiritual power (the Shekhem division of the spirit). The apparent contradiction is resolved when it is understood that the Word of God as embodied in divine revelation at the 2nd sphere, Tehuti, or in the 11 Laws of God must be subjected to the deductive reasoning process. In other words, it is not enough to grasp or believe the Laws of God; their logical understanding, thus achieved, sets the spiritual power of God in motion. Another way of looking at this is to understand that to live the 11 Laws of God with love and understanding is to be the image of God. At some point in life, the “image of God” as a beneficent father or mother, or both, must be replaced with the “vision” of God “as” the laws governing the world. You must walk, talk, breathe the Laws of God—they are the image of your Being.
Observing the 11 Laws of God is to be as God and to become the vehicle of God in the world—God’s living and true temple. This was stated in a more poetical manner in the spiritual literature of Kamit. The fact that the Godliness within man is not manifest at first was portrayed in the death of Ausar (man’s divine Self). It was the function of Heru (man’s Will) to resurrect Ausar by defeating the forces of evil within man (Set), which prevented the appearance of man’s divinity in the world.
© Ra Un Nefer Amen