Ten commandments

Ten commandments

धृति: क्षमा दमोऽस्तेयं शौचमिन्द्रियनिग्रह:
धीर्विद्या त्यमक्रोधो दशकं धर्मलक्षणम्
(मनुस्मृति ६.९२)

Dhritih kshamaa damosteyam
shaucham indriya-nigraha.
Dheer-vidyaa satyam-akrodho
dashakam dharma lakshanam
(Manusmriti 6.93)

Patience, forgiveness, control of mind, control of senses, non-stealing, cleanliness, intellectual evolution (wisdom), acquisition of knowledge, truthfulness, absence of anger – these are the ten signs of Dharma.

ValuesDharmaOpposite ValueAdharma
DhritiPatience, Confident, RespectfulAdhritiimpatience, irritable
KshamaForgiving, kind, compassionateAshamafights, destruction
DamaCalmness, self-control, awareness, control of mindAdamyaRestlessness, lack of control
AsteyaContentment, non-stealing, non-covetingSteyaMistrust, stealing, corruption
SauchaRespectful, pure in thoughts and actionsAsauchadisturbed, hurtful, vengeful
Indriya-nigrahacontrol senses, disciplineAnigrahacovetous, no self control
Dhiintellect, wit, charm, assertivenessAdhilack of assertiveness, abrasive
Vidyagood choices, knowledgeAvidyagullible, lack of knowledge, poor decision making
SatyaTruth, confidence, peaceAsatyaSuperficial, insecure, lies, conniving
AkrodhaAt peace, respectful, lack of angerKrodhaintolerant, vindictive, angry