Adaptation of Billy Meier's "Rules"

Meier calls these rules. But I would call them guidelines.

Think of the difference between guides and rulers. A guide is more someone that you choose. For example a tourist guide. There are many to choose from. If you don't get along with one, you can choose another, or choose to stop being guided by that one at the earliest practical moment. A guide typically will not threaten or punish you for not following his guidelines. There are probably more differences...

I have only read thru number 4 as of Dec 17, 2007 and edited them slightly, but so far they look helpful. They look like the result of a lot of thinking.


1. Each human being must ask himself for, search for, and find his own meaning of life, and must want to use it (the meaning of life) for the improvement of his life and actions.

2. Each human being must be himself and be his own "guiding personality", who therefore develops his own resounding ideas and pursues and realizes them.

3. Each human being must let his own reason and his own understanding be exercised in such a way that he demands from himself that which is the most healthy; (and) that he forms himself according to his own will, and that he identifies and attempts to meet his own needs in his own free way.

4. Each human being must form himself in such a way that he always is himself, has originally-own (unique), intensive experiences, (and) that he never lets himself be enslaved or subjugated in any other way and, consequently, preserves his internal and external freedom in every respect; in his thoughts and feelings as well as in his decisions, views, opinions, emotions and actions, etc.

5. Each human being must show towards himself the friendliness and love that is necessary for him, and (must) feel safe and secure within himself as well as being honest towards himself in such a way that he may understand his own thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions and opinions, etc.

6. Each human being must direct his thoughts, feelings, ideas, wishes, needs and actions etc. in such a way that he feels capable for high-reaching goals that, however, shall always be in accordance with his abilities and possibilities and, therefore, shall not be exaggerated and too highly elevated.

7. Each human being shall see and know himself as he really is; therefore he shall not think of himself as a perfect world for this is not possible for any person because each one must learn and, consequently, is exposed to mistakes and imperfection. Therefore, it is not possible that everything is clear within the human being, (and) that everything is right and that he is better than his fellow-human being.

8. Each human being must always be fully aware that there are consciousness-related differences between each human being. Consequently, no one can be exactly equal in intelligence to another. But this does not entitle anyone to see their fellow-human beings as blind and to classify them as a human being on a lower level. This entitlement also does not exist if fellow-human beings are even labouring under a religion or sect, because they are all the same human beings who are within the creative-natural laws of life and evolutional learning like all the others.

9. Each human being by himself shall endeavour through his own efforts to form and fulfil his existence and existential duties in all forms of justice, honesty, reason and intention etc., namely in the spheres of consciousness, character, virtue, thoughts/feelings, and the psyche. In this way the human being shall create a firm motivation for rising within himself, without humbling himself in any way, not even in a religious or sectarian manner.

10. Each human being shall not use neither his idealism for unworthy nor un-provable and questionable things, but shall direct his idealism especially towards recognizing within himself his own true being, and to improve, complete and realize it outwardly, because the true being is the actual nature of everything that is directed towards progress and success, and that, therefore, is the source of the forming of life.

11. Each human being shall not believe in any thing, but shall always search for the basic truth, which he can only find within himself if he searches and thinks about everything, and by using his reason, his understanding and his sound logic. Thus the human being may find the truth only within himself, but only if he is free of any belief in things he can never prove within himself. Belief is not proof, but simply something that is assumed to be kind, desirable and right, without any provable content of truth; consequently, a belief can never be cogent because of the fact that the provable truth is missing.

12. Each human being can never find the real truth for which he searches for years or an entire life if he simply surrenders to a belief and does not explore and recognize the factual truth through logic, understanding and reason within himself, so as to implement and comply with it through his life and lifestyle.

13. Each human being shall see as his highest goal to progressively mould and implement his knowledge, his ability, his true love, his real happiness, his capabilities and opportunities as well as his wisdom and humaneness in such a way that he can lead a truly evolutional and just, humane life and can also assist the fellow-human beings in such a way.

14. Each human being&rsquos prime concern shall be to pay his own attention on himself, i.e. to his personality, his character, his virtues, thoughts, feelings and actions, in order to align everything in such a way that all things are right, and not chase misleading goals which end in a belief in unreal things.

15. Each human being shall manage his income and assets in a reasonable way and shall not waste them on unreal, belief-related things, for each person shall do what&rsquos right and take care of himself if the opportunity and existence are available to him, so he does not unjustly become a burden on the fellow-human beings and he does not behave as a parasite.

16. Each human being shall always live in the present, but he shall look into the future and care for its shaping, while also considering the past and learning from it, in order to attain success, realizations and progress.

17. Each human being needs rest and peace, and consequently, he also needs his quiet hours and shall not be constantly busy, neither when alone, nor when in the company of his fellow-human beings, the family or in communities. Each human being needs times of leisure because only through this is he able to compose and recover himself. However leisure time shall always be in appropriate amounts and not be exaggerated, so as not to become a burden to, and an annoying influence on one&rsquos own thoughts and feelings, nor to his fellow-human beings.

18. Each human being shall at all times pay heed in forever searching for the truth only, and never for a doctrine of salvation because truly there is no such thing, neither in a philosophical, religious, secular, sectarian or other ideological direction, nor can a doctrine of salvation be found in science. A doctrine of salvation is always a belief-related deception, or at least charlatanry or criminal profit-making. In truth, the only thing that always counts is reality, which is based on the use of sound understanding and reason as well as on real logic.

19. Each human being shall always be frank and honest towards his fellow-human beings, and he shall never presume &ndash whatever may be the reasons &ndash to control his fellow-human beings in such a way that it results in harm to them. This shall be the case both in the family as well as in every community, in order that neither backbiting nor discrimination (disadvantage) or other wrongdoings occur.

20. Each human being shall pay heed to his internal and external freedom and shall never bind himself to any things from which he may not be able anymore to detach himself, or (things) that frighten him of the step toward freedom; be it concerning purely material things and values or a human relationship, or concerning a family or a community of any kind.

21. Each human being shall be intent on never accepting and understanding any doctrines of a political, philosophical, sectarian, secular, scientific, religious or other ideological form as &ldquotrue truth&rdquo or as &ldquoreal, true knowledge&rdquo, etc., for &ndash truly &ndash each teaching shall be examined down to the last detail because only in this way the effective truth can be grasped and reality experienced.

22. Each human being must always be clearly aware that the life he lives, no matter how many years it may have lasted, has never been pointless or senseless. Consequently, nothing has been lost in the life lived because each second lived has surely fulfilled its intentionality and brought about evolutional success, even if the result may only have been minimal.

23. Each human being shall always be of clear and reasonable senses and shall not expose himself to the constant influences of any teachings through which the possibility of one&rsquos own (independent) thinking, pondering, reasoning, ascertaining and understanding is taken away. If the human being wants to occupy himself with some things or a teaching, he must always think about the possibility of finding enough time to let his thoughts and feelings, his considerations and ideas, etc. unfold, so he can ascertain everything, and can find the conclusions and the truth within himself.

24. Each human being must be intent on fostering interpersonal relationships, to devote attention to familial relationships as well as friendship, comradeship and acquaintances. Parents, brothers and sisters, friends, acquaintances and the fellow-human beings in general must always be a source of joy and of peace, in the form of a freedom which has a unifying and expanding effect in each and every way.

25. Each human being must always be intent that life will impart to him a sense and a feeling of being secure and protected to him. This must find expression both in the company of fellow-human beings and when being alone (aloneness).

26. Each human being must shape his life by creating events, so as to find in it love, happiness, joy, peace, harmony, balance and freedom.

27. Each human being who wants to live according to reality must give to himself a sound sense of self-esteem and self-confidence and preserve it; in this way &ndash regarding oneself &ndash healthy, self-sustaining and progressive thoughts, feelings and actions can be best realized.

28. Each human being shall at all times behave in a decent and virtuous manner and also in regard to his work and opinion, his knowledge and his learning in such a way that he will be recognized and respected as a true human being in his nearer or further surroundings.

29. Each human being shall live his life in such a way that &ndash after having passed away &ndash good memories result from his life which let him live on in good thoughts posthumously.

30. Each human being shall live in such a way that the fellow-human beings take an interest in his life and honour him in their thoughts and feelings. It may well be that there are enemies who take interest in evil ways, but they shall be forgiven because peace and forgiveness shall be the work of love, not hatred.

31. Each human being shall feel embedded into the good company of fellow-human beings in order that a common experience of life may promote love, peace and freedom as well as harmony and the happiness of each individual.

32. Each human being shall be eager in such a way as to let develop that in his life which is thoughtful-feelingful as well as spontaneous and full of love in a &ldquoempfindungs&rdquo-like manner. So it is given that each human being&rsquos life finds new, good, pleasurable and positive directions again and again, both spontaneous and also well-considered in many ways.

33. Each human being shall in every respect endeavour during his whole life to fulfil it: with learning and gathering knowledge, with working for wisdom, with performing satisfactory work, with true love and harmony as well as through being intent on keeping peace and freedom.

34. Each human being shall always be open for all things, so he may constantly find much that is mysterious and exciting in his life, that which brings him surprise and astonishment, perhaps even robbing him of his breath in joyful shock and letting him be forever young.

35. Each human being shall always foster an open, good, loving, peaceful, harmonious and liberal relationship with all human beings, even if they are hostile towards him. As a rule, hatred doesn&rsquot harm the other person, but the hateful person himself because taking satisfaction in hatred becomes his own disgrace.

36. Each human being must always be open to questions about the meaning of life and the human being&rsquos existence, and he shall be in need of them, so as to ponder and to talk about them with his fellow-human beings, to gain cognition of truth therefrom.

37. Each human being must have the feeling and certainty that he can communicate and explain to the fellow-human beings that which is important to him, and in return understanding is given to him.

38. Each human being must have the feeling and certainty that his fellow-human beings do understand what depresses and burdens him, and that he may expect useful advice or some other help.

39. Each human being shall lead his life openly in such a way that it is of use and an advantage for himself in every positive way, and also for his family, his relationship as well as the community.

40. Each human being shall be intent to not avoid problems and conflicts, but to search for solutions (for them), and to overcome them.

41. Each human being has the obligation to build up sufficient self-confidence and healthy self-esteem so he can meet and master all tasks and difficulties that arise in life.

42. Each human being shall always make an effort to not let himself be upset, feel uneasy nor become unsure by any tensions that appear within himself or his fellow-human beings.

43. Each human being shall endeavour to shape each situation in his life in a conscious and carefully-considered way, if this opportunity is given to him.

44. Each human being shall form himself in such a way that he doesn&rsquot fall victim to shattering thoughts and feelings through unclear, confused and unpleasant situations.

45. Each human being must always be forearmed to meet thoughts and feelings of reluctance in a relaxed way, in order to deal with them correctly and not to be at their mercy.

46. Each human being shall endeavour to communicate with his fellow-human beings in order to express his own attitude and to represent his own opinion or &ldquolearning interests&rdquo.

47. Each human being shall determine goals in his life that he shall strive for and attain with forethought, attention, interest, motivation and self-confidence.

48. Each human being must consider his life worth living in every situation.

49. Each human being must always determine his behaviour by himself, and not by external circumstances, nor by fellow-human beings or by religions, sects, philosophies, science or and other ideologies.

(* In the spiritual teachings the German word Empfindung and derivations like empfindungsmässig describe that factor in the human being&rsquos spiritual part which is called &ldquofeeling&rdquo or &ldquofeeling-related&rdquo in his material part. There is no word in English for Empfindung, just as it is also the case with the Gemüt, whose counterpart in the material body is the psyche.)