Hinduism is generally regarded as the world’s oldest organized religion.
The Ten Great Observances are:
Patience, firmness and stability (Dhruti)
Self-control and contentment (Dama)
Not to steal or conceal, or be selfish (Asteya)
Cleanliness, purity and honesty (Saucham)
Control over senses and sexual energy (Indriya Nigraha)
Right knowledge of the scripture (Dhee)
Material and spiritual knowledge or study (Vidya)
Absence of anger (Akrodha)
There are three debts of life, according to the Hindu Dharma. First Debt can be repaid by dedicating one’s life to the service of God – this is done by :
Service to all mankind,Reverence for elders, teaching and practicing of non-violence, truthfulness, respectfulness, Obeying scriptural injunction, Protection of the Earth, Vegetarianism or Purity in Diet, Moderation/Simplicity, Non-interference, Universality, and Peace.
Second Debt is to the sages and saints and can be repaid by
Reverence and service to saints, sages, and gurus, Transmission of the scriptural teaching and cultural heritage, and serving the society and poor without expectation of returns.
Third Debt is to one’s ancestors and can be repaid by raising one’s family in accordance with the moral and ethical principals of dharma.