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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule, found in the scriptures of every religion, is regarded as
the most concise and general description of human being rules of conduct.


golden key to the gloden path

Chinese charaters for compassion begets compassion ........Chinese charater for be kind to each other and compassion each other

"It was the task of industrial society to destroy reciprocity. All that "community" implies - self-sufficiency, mutual aid, morality in the marketplace, stubborn tradition, regulation by custom, organic knowledge instead of mechanistic science - had to be steadily and systematically disrupted and displaced. All of the practices that kept the individual from being a consumer had to be done away with so that the cogs and wheels of an unfettered machine called "the economy" could operate without interference, influenced merely by invisible hands." - Kirkpatrick Sale

"This call for a world-wide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one's tribe, race, class and nation is in reality a call for an all-embracing and unconditional compassion for all men. This oft misunderstood and misinterpreted concept has now become an absolute necessity for the survival of man. Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter - but beautiful - struggle for a new reality. This is the calling of the sons of God, and our brothers wait eagerly for our response. " - Martin Luther King Jr.


CHARTER FOR COMPASSION

THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION



Natural selection pushes in the direction of true selflessness.

With the emergence of reciprocity humans learned to trade favors without being cheated.

A favor-giver learns to avoid blatant cheaters while learning to prefer generous reciprocators.

A competition arises in which each actor wants to appear to be the most generous reciprocator. At this time a reputation for fairness and generosity becomes an asset.

The most effective way to seem generous and fair, under harsh scrutiny, is to be generous and fair.

As potential beneficiaries inflate their reputations the favor-giver must develop ever-more-sensitive radar to distinguish the genuinely generous partners from the hypocrites.

In the long run a reputation can be secured only by a commitment to be generous and fair.

Some agents evolve to be genuinely high-minded and self-sacrificing - they are moral not because of what it brings them but because that's the type of people they have become.


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Christianity

Not one of you is a believer until he loves
for his brother what he loves for himself.


Islam

No one of you is a believer until he desires
for his brother that which he desires for himself.


Bahá'í

And if thine eyes be turned towards justice,
choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself.


Hinduism

This is the sum of duty:
do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.


Zoroastrianism

Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others.


Buddhism

Compare oneself to others in such terms as,
just as I am, so are they, just as they are, so am I .


Wiccan Rede

An it harm none, do what thou wilt.


Confucianism

Tzu-kung asked,

"Is there a single word which can be a guide to conduct throughout one's life?"

The Master answered,

"It is shu - reciprocity: Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you."


Jainism

A man should wander about treating all creatures
as he himself would be treated.


Brahmanism

This is the sum of duty:
do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.


Sikhism

As thou deemest thyself, so deem others.


Native American Spirituality

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.


Shintoism

Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.
The heart of the person before you is a mirror.
See there your own form.


Yoruba Proverb
(African traditional religion of Nigeria)

One going to take a pointed stick to poke a baby bird
should first try it on himself to feel the pain.


Roman Paganism

The law imprinted on the hearts of all men
is to compassion the members of society as themselves.


Sufism

If you haven't the will to gladden someone's heart,
then at least beware lest you hurt someone's heart,
for on our path, no sin exists but this.


Taoism

Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain
and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss.


Unitarianism

We affirm and promote respect for the
interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.


Ancient Egyptian

Do for one who may do for you,
that you may cause him thus to do.


Akkadian

Do not return evil to your adversary; requite with kindness the one who does evil to you, maintain justice for your enemy, be friendly to your enemy.


Humanism

Humanists acknowledge human interdependence,
the need for mutual respect and the kinship of all humanity.


Judaism

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men.

That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.



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Turbulent times accompanied the birth of Hinduism and Buddhism in India; Confucianism and Taoism in China; the polytheism of rationalism in Greece; the monotheistic religions of Judaism and Islam in the Levant and finally the amalgamated hodgepodge of statecraft and stagecraft blended with disjointed mythical images become the Imperial State religion known as Roman Catholicism.

Embedded within each is a core vision for expanded the core social group that was both simple and drastic:


cause no harm



be kind

From about 900 to 200 BC sages worked to find a cure for the spiritual corruption of humanity. The sages found the way of compassion through the abandonment of selfishness actually worked as freeing oneself of material desire does bring a sense of sacred peace.

The great insights of the sages of the "Axial Age" began the pivot of global human cultural awakening from mythological consciousness into rational consciousness.

Rational consciousness showed these sages that for mankind to enjoy its sojourn upon this Earth it must grow compassionate and temper brute selfish rationality with social kindness as people are social animals that prosper only in tight knit groups.

The Golden Rule, an elegant concept advanced by sages of the Axial Age, asks humanity to abide by the ancient call of empathy - abandon selfishness and embrace compassion.

Compassion is of no value as an abstract concept. Compassion only has value when it is put into practice.



Be kind to others, take a good look around. Although we are different, similarities abound. Try not to judge, pick on, or tease. Treat each other fairly, with kindness and ease.

Compassion must be lived to have any value!

Fundamentalist (literalist) movements are concerned with doctrine and work endlessly to sheild religious dogma from the light of reason. Once a religion is institutionalized it sheilds followers from the concentration on compassion forwarded by the Axial Age sages.

Confucius, Lao Tze, Siddhartha Gautama, Moshe Rabbenu, and later Jesus the Tekton and Muhammad ibn 'Abdullāh, operating from integral consciousness, wanted to craft a humanity that understood integral consciousness. In the Garden of Nirvana, where integral consciousness reigns, suffering ceases.

True prophets are interested only in compassionate behavior that dethrones the ego. Tradition is always secondary with true prophets.
True prophets understand that respect for life brings you into the presence of the Creator and Sustainer, Brahma or the Way.

Ekstasis, or ecstasy, in Greek means "stepping outside."

Stepping into integral consciousness is "stepping outside" of traditional rational thought patterns.

Integral consciousness is not an exotic state of consciousness.

Anybody can acheive integral consciousness. To do so simply requires the sacrifice of preconcieved notion.

Integral consciousness means the freedom of understanding the various modes of consciousness and stepping outside the prison of negative emotions that support egotism, selfishness, greed and envy.

"Humanity is living on an Earth united now - whether we like it or not - electronically; economically and politically. The only way we can end hostility is to learn to think that other nations are as important as ourselves and to practice the Golden Rule - do not do unto others as you would not have done unto you - which was first proposed by Confucius about 500 years before Jesus. It's the only safe way." - Karen Armstrong



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