The Golden Rule: the pan-moral principle

Action:

**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.
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Abstention:

**“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.

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I write because I'm not good at it. I share because, writing without sharing seems empty. Thus, I write and share what I think is meaningful.

2 Responses to The Golden Rule: the pan-moral principle

  1. David Keating says:

    HI zenpen
    I have Google set to send me notes when it finds articles that include the Golden Rule which is how I found you.

    I liked your article and your blog. You’re right, unfortunately stuff like the Golden Rule doesn’t get much press.

    If you’d like to have a look at the material I have online, I hope you’ll drop by http://www.goldenruleradical.org.

    Be well
    David

  2. zenpen says:

    Wow David,
    it took me 45 minutes to dig up the different versions of the Golden rule in some old folders i had.

    I could have just gone to your site:

    http://www.goldenruleradical.org.

    (blogger wont let me hyper link)

    I believe in L.E.R. :
    Liberty, Equality, and Responsibility
    so the golden rule is the most important social moral principle to me.

    Thanks for sharing your site.
    I will visit often.

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