Commentary on The Relational Nature of the Mosaic Commandments
guide the process, along reciprocation, as transforming passivity
to activity, (Reciprocity: Formal Operation #1).
Commandments emphasize the importance of cooperative
as opposed to antagonistic relating as the principal basis of
a just social order. (Opposition: Formal Operation #2).
first five Commandments address how the individual
relates to the community; transforming Alienation to Affiliation
or Mutual Respect as the paramount condition of one’s
faith, (Correlation: Formal Operation #3)
#1 is exacting total commitment.
#2 is limiting anger and pleading for moderation.
#3 is seeking total abstractness vs. concreteness or idolatry.
#4 seeks periodic reinforcement of the principles by experiencing
the week as the reconstruction of the dialectic structure of
the Unit of the creative process.
#5 extends the positive attitude of respect and conflict resolution
to one’s parents.
#6 emphasizes moderation in acts of mastery or reciprocity.