The methods or lessons may vary according to the culture,
- but the sin of
- the moral teachings of “the Golden Rule,”
- the spiritual conflict of good
- and an afterlife where man will finally find justice,
- can be found
in every major religion.
- The Golden Rule is
at the heart of spiritual maturity!
Have a Golden Rule Week!
will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it,
- anything but live
Today, it pains me to see these
sometimes very heated debates regarding morality, the Ten Commandments and
government. Even the evolutionists
can hold hands with the concept that we are all endeavoring to become a little
better today then we were yesterday. It
seems that if they were really interested in teaching morality, but the
reference to GOD in the first
four commandments make some people nervous, then at the very least, we could all
agree on promoting the Golden Rule. Every
religion has one, and they essentially all say the same Divine message. But they
can’t even agree on that – go figure.
In our Judeo-Christian culture the
Golden Rule begins in ancient times, when a rabbi was challenged by a royal
skeptic to teach him the Torah while standing on one foot. The quick-witted Rabbi Hillel responded, while holding up his
foot, “What is hateful to yourself do not do to another.
This is the whole Torah, go and study it, the rest is commentary.”
Later in time, recorded in
Matthew 22:37-40, another famous rabbi, called Yahshua (commonly known as Jesus of
Nazareth), would quote Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus
19:18 while summarizing the Laws of the Kingdom in much the same way, it became known as the Golden Rule, “...You shall
love your neighbor as yourself...”
Teach your children
the Golden Rule
and the world will
shall not take vengeance,
- nor bear any grudge against the children of your
- but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD."
- -YHWH, Leviticus
whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them,
- for this is the Law and the
Prophets." -Yahshua, Matthew 7:12
shall love your neighbor as yourself."
-Yahshua, Matthew 22:39
is he who preferreth his brother before himself. "
- -Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of
- "Hurt not
others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful."
- "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this:
- “You shall love your neighbor as
yourself." -Apostle Paul, Galatians
not unto others what you would not have them do unto you."
- "This is
the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain
- if done to
you." -Mahabharata 5:1517
- "No one of
you is a believer until he desires for his brother
- that which he desires for
happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures
- as we
regard our own self." -Lord Mahavir
- "What is
hateful to you, do not to your fellow man.
- That is the entire law: all the rest
is commentary." -Talmud, Shabbat
for all life is the foundation." -The Great Law of Peace
- "Do not
create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone."
- -Guru Arjan Devji 259. Guru Granth
- "To do as
one would be done by, and to love one’s neighbor as one’s self,
the ideal perfection of utilitarian morality." -John Stuart
nature only is good when it shall not do unto another
- whatever is not good for
its own self." -Dadistan-i-Dinik,
should behave to friends as we would wish friends to behave to us.”
do to others what would anger you if done to you by others.”
man takes care that his neighbor does not cheat him.
- But the day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his
- Then all goes well."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Golden Rule would reconcile capitol and labor,
- all political contention and
uproar, all selfishness and greed.”
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