Basic Rules of Man
Basic Rules of FIGU or Basic Rules of Man, respectively by Eduard Albert Meier (14 years old) Regensdorf/Switzerland, Saturday, February 3, 1951, at
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
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 best and
the most salutary; (and) that he forms himself according to his own will, and that he obeys (the demands of) 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
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
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
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’s 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
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’s 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’s own thoughts and feelings, nor to his fellow-human beings.