24 July, 2011
The Golden Rule Principle
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!