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originally posted by: dfnj2015
Studying Joseph Campbell was the first time I studied comparative mythology and comparative religion. Most of world's great religions all have very common and similar threads of truth. We all love the golden rule because as an idea it is probably the single greatest achievement of man to justify having morals in our behaviors. I thought it would be nice to point out a number of expressions of the golden rule in some of the world's great religious disciplines:
Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you,
and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18
In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is
the law and the prophets.
Jesus, Matthew 7:12
One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct … loving-kindness.
Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.
Confucius Analects 15.23
This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for
The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith
One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole
Torah; all the rest is commentary. Go and learn it.
Hillel, Talmud, Shabbath 31a
We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.
Chief Dan George
I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a
friend to all.
Guru Granth Sahib, p. 1299
Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain and your neighbour’s loss
as your own loss.
Lao Tzu, T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien, 213-218
We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence
of which we are a part.
Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.
It really doesn't matter which word or syllables you use for "God". We have more in common than the war propaganda would have us think!
I kill Mosquitoes ...I hate them and aside as being a food source for other creatures I see no need for them .They bug me and make me itch .
Jainism is one of my favorite religious disciplines (not that I could ever achieve its requirements in my own life). There's just something very humbling in the idea that you value a small bug's life as being equal to your own life in terms of eternal salvation.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: blueyedevilwoman
Hence, the battle begins between our better angels and the other ones....
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” Abraham Lincoln
originally posted by: rickymouse
One ad Hominum technique is to convince another to do something wrong so that person cannot challenge you. That way you can control that person, you have something over them. Politicians use this method a lot.
How is this related to the thread, it is actually a tool of deceivers to control us because we know that the OP is correct and we messed up.