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The Ten Commandments of God & The Lord's Prayer

About the Book

Abd-ru-shin offers insightful contemporary interpretations of the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer. The author’s clear explanations are a steadfast guide for anyone striving to live with integrity. Originally written in German, translations are now available in more than 15 languages worldwide.

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About the Author

“With my Word I lead you back to God, from Whom you gradually allowed yourselves to become estranged through all those who place their human pseudo-knowledge above the Wisdom of GOD.”

– Abd-ru-shin

Abd-ru-shin (civil name Oskar Ernst Bernhardt) was born on April 18, 1875, in Bischofswerda, Germany. After being educated and trained in business, he established himself in Dresden. In the years that followed, he made many journeys abroad, and wrote successful travel books, stories, and plays.

In 1923, Mr. Bernhardt began writing spiritually-themed essays & lectures under the pen name “Abdruschin”, later “Abd-ru-shin”. His main work is the book In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message, which compiles 168 such lectures written between the years 1923 and 1938. The lecture The Lord's Prayer appears in the Grail Message as well.

Abd-ru-shin's activity ended abruptly with the seizure of power by the Nazis in 1938. He was arrested, stripped of his property and possessions, and imprisoned for several months. Finally, Abd-ru-shin was placed under house arrest together with his family in northern Germany.

He utilized his years of confinement to edit and arrange the lectures of the Grail Message into their present sequence, but the Gestapo forbade him from publicizing his writings or making contact with readers of his work. Abd-ru-shin died on December 6, 1941.

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The name “Abd-ru-shin” is of Persian-Arabian origin, translating generally as "Son, Workman, or Servant of the Light".