Many documents have changed the world and defined human civilisation. The Magna Carta of 1215 or the American Bill of Rights of 1791 often come to mind. But before any of these documents were written, perhaps the most defining code ever given to humankind was the 10 Commandments. These have often been ridiculed as irrelevant, arcane, and reduced to a mere set of ‘shall not’s’. The truth though, is that every society in the world today draws upon the timeless principles of the 10 Commandments. These 10 statements form the most comprehensive guide not just for a constructive society, but also for success in our individual endeavour.