Jonas actually receives eight specific instructions that he must follow as the new Receiver. Two of them cause Jonas the most concern, though--they are numbers 6 and 8. Number six tells Jonas that he cannot receive pain medication for pain acquired during his training; and number 8 tells him that he has the right to lie. For number six, Jonas remembers the time his finger was crushed in the door. The community's medication must be very good because his finger had healed immediately after receiving it. Also, this instruction makes him wonder how much pain he will have to endure in his new assignment, which causes him great concern.
For the eighth and final instruction, being able to lie makes him wonder what other assignments and/or adults have the ability to lie. He wonders who might have been lying to him up until this point in his life and he feels doubt for the first time in his life.
"His mind reeled. Now, empowered to ask questions of utmost rudeness--and promised answers--he could, conceivably (though it was almost unimaginable), ask someone, some adult, his father perhaps 'Do you lie?'
But he would have no way of knowing if the answer he received were true" (71).
This creates quite a stir within Jonas because the solid and stable life he once knew has now been shaken.