Sunday, July 24

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

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

  3. Doesn't sound difficult at all.