Another Golden Rule
Posted on October 12, 2014

From the great Faiths of the world...

From the great Faiths of the world...

Baha’i: “And if thine eye be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbor which thou choosest for thyself.”

Buddhism: “Hurt not others in ways you yourself would find hurtful.”

Confucianism: “Do not unto others what you do not want them to do to you.”

Hinduism: “This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done unto you.”

Islam: “Not one of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.”

Jainism: “A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.”

Judaism: “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor; that is the whole of the Torah; all the rest is commentary.”

Native American: “Respect for all life is the foundation.”

Sikhism: “Treat others as thou wouldst be treated thyself.”

Taoism: “Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.”

Zoroastrianism: “That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself.”

Christianity. These are the words of Jesus: “In everything do unto others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.”

Inner-personal peace and world peace could occur and would occur if all people of all Faiths would simply begin to practice what we have claimed to believe across the centuries. It’s called “The Golden Rule,” and it is the single key to rescuing the world from its ongoing journey on the pathway to self-destruction. We’ve always known what to do. The question is, when will we finally do it? Or, as individuals, the personal question is, am I willing to let it begin with me?

Comments

Lynda on October 23, 2014

Oh, how I agree! That one, simple rule for living, if followed by and taught by everyone, could solve nearly all the world's problems, couldn't it? If we weren't spending so much time starting/fighting wars, killing and stealing from people, living for our ourselves alone, we might be able to solve the ebola crisis, the aids problem, homelessness, etcetera, etcetera. I'll just keep praying that we'll figure it out!

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