24 July, 2011

The Golden Rule Principle

Thought of the Day
A Sunday 'Thought of the Day' which I've heard called the Golden Rule Principle. I know we've all heard it many times before as it has been taught for thousands of years. Here are four versions.

Circa 500 BC A Buddhist Philosophy:
Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time. Hatred ceases by love.

Circa 500 BC Confucianism:
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

Circa 600 BC Taoism Scriptures:
To the good I act with goodness. To the bad I also act with goodness. To the faithful I act with faith. To the faithless I act with faith. Return love for hatred.

Circa 32 AD New Testament:
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them.

Doesn't sound too difficult does it!

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3 comments:

  1. Great advice! And happy belated birthday. Hope your bday was filled with wonder.

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  2. Easier said than done, Mike, but good if we all followed this.

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  3. Doesn't sound difficult at all.

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