Wednesday, April 9, 2008

#1 The Golden Rule

The Golden rule
"Treat others as you want to be treated."

According to Wikipedia: "It is arguably the most essential basis for the modern concept of human rights."

The golden rule is prophesied in many different religions across the world and promoted by many philosophers alike. I haven't heard of a single person or a group of people disputing the rule in anyway. Mutual respect from one another is a human need. It is simple rule and leaves no room for interpretation. It holds benefits to the giver and the receiver. Despite it's simplicity and shared viewpoint among our brothers and sisters across the world, it is so darn easier said than done and we constantly should check ourselves to ensure we are doing our part.

"Every religion emphasizes human improvement, love, respect for others, sharing other people's suffering. On these lines every religion had more or less the same viewpoint and the same goal." The Dali Lama

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Mathew 7:12

And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. Luke 6:31

Greek Philosophy
Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing. - Thales

What you wish your neighbors to be to you, such be also to them. - Sextus the Pythagorean

Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself. Analects

"Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you."

That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.

Just as pain is not agreeable to you, it is so with others. Knowing this principle of equality treat other with respect and compassion.

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