The Golden Rule: the pan-moral principle
February 9, 2008 2 Comments
** “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.“ — Traditional
** “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” — book of Mathew, Christianity
** “No one of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” — traditional Islam
** “Every person has dignity and worth, and, therefore, should command the respect of every other person.”—Humanist Manefesto I.”
** “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” — Leviticus, Judiasm.
**“Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.” –Udanarga
**” What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others” –Confusism
**“Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.” –Farewell Sermon, Muhammad.
**”Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.“ —Thales of Miletos
—This is the “ethic of reciprocity” in various forms through history, often forgotten .
It is both selfish and social. But it is the only contract between us i see fit to live in an integrated and peaceful world.
I’m posting it here to remind myself i am still an idealist some times. This kind of stuff certainly doesn’t get alot of props on the Internet these days.