The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about
a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?
JOSH IS APPLYING THE GOLDEN RULE IN BUSINESS.
SHAMAN’S GOLDEN RULES
Their mother and father stood by and watch with sadness in their eyes
as there children ran adrift. The children, feeling like lost souls
were unsure of what to do so they got down on their knees and prayed.
“Heavenly Father forgive us for what we have done, in our ignorance we
have abused our Mother Earth and in doing so have abused
our self’s and the home you have made for us. Please tell us what we
must do to make it right.” From the heavens boomed a voice loud and
“It is simple, just follow the golden rules and the rest will take
care of itself.” “Show respect for anything older than you,
show compassion for anyone who has less than you, leave all that you
touch clean and pure, put in as much as you take out,
keep the door to your heart unlocked, and remember who brought you
into this world.”
“We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.”
The “Declaration Toward a Global Ethic” from the Parliament of the
World’s Religions (1993) proclaimed the Golden Rule
(“We must treat others as we wish others to treat us”) as the common
principle for many religions. The Initial Declaration
was signed by 143 respected leaders from all of the world’s major
faiths, including Baha’i Faith, Brahmanism, Brahma Kumaris,
Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Indigenous, Interfaith, Islam,
Jainism, Judaism, Native American, Neo-Pagan, Sikhism, Taoism,
Theosophist, Unitarian Universalist and Zoroastrian. In the folklore
of several cultures the Golden Rule is depicted by the allegory of the
Hippocrates wrote, in his Epidemics, Bk. I, Sect. XI. “Declare the
past, diagnose the present, foretell the future;
practice these acts. As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to
help, or at least to do no harm.”
The Law of One: “We are all one. When one is harmed, all are harmed.
When one is helped, all are healed”
The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the
happier he is. The more he gives to others,
the wealthier he is. -TaoTeChing
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish
- The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith
”What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire
Law; all the rest is commentary.” - The Talmud
That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the
whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn. —Talmud,
Shabbat 31a, the “Great Principle”
On the verse, “Love your fellow as yourself,” the classic commentator
Rashi quotes from Torat Kohanim, an early Midrashic text
regarding the famous dictum of Rabbi Akiva: “Love your fellow as
yourself — Rabbi Akiva says this is a great principle of the
The Hassidic perspective of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi based on the
teachings of the Zohar
implores one to “repay the offenders with favors”
Buddhist Faith “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find
hurtful.” - Udana-Varga 5:18
”Don’t create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone.”
“Try not to do things to others that you would not like them to do to you.”
”Try to treat others as you would want them to treat you.” (The Way to
Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard)
“We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all
existence of which we are a part.” (Unitarian principle)
“in it harm no one, do what thou wilt” (i.e., do whatever you want
to, as long as it harms nobody, including yourself). (The Wiccan Rede)
should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts.”
A Bedouin came to the prophet, grabbed the stirrup of his camel and said:
O the messenger of God! Teach me something to go to heaven with it.
“As you would have people do to you, do to them; and what you dislike
to be done to you, don’t do to them. Now let the stirrup go!
[This maxim is enough for you; go and act in accordance with it!]”
—Kitab al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 146
DOCTRINE OF CYNICS
131:1.6 “The man who knows God looks upon all men as equal; they are
Those who are selfish, those who ignore their brothers in the flesh,
have only weariness as their reward. Those who love their fellows and
who have pure hearts shall see God.
God never forgets sincerity. He will guide the honest of heart into
the truth, for God is truth.
131:1.7 “In your lives overthrow error and overcome evil by the love
of the living truth.
In all your relations with men do good for evil. The Lord God is
merciful and loving;
he is forgiving. Let us love God, for he first loved us.
By God’s love and through his mercy we shall be saved.
Poor men and rich men are brothers.
God is their Father. The evil you would not have done you, do not to others.
NATIVE AMERICAN SPIRITUALITY
”Respect for all life is the foundation.” The Great Law of Peace.
“All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to
ourselves. All is really One.” Black Elk
“Do not wrong or hate your neighbor. For it is not he who you
wrong, but yourself.” Pima proverb. “Before you judge a man, you must
walk a mile in his shoes.”
President Monson emphasized the importance of cooperation in civic endeavors:
“We have a responsibility to be active in the communities where we live,
all Latter-day Saints, and to work cooperatively
with other churches and organizations.
My objective there is ... that we eliminate the weakness of one
standing alone and substitute for it the strength of people working
One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter
how one has been mistreated by him.”
—Plato’s Socrates (Crito, 49c) (c. 469 BC–399 BCE)
“Oh, do as you would be done by. And do unto all men as you would
have them do unto you, for this is but the law and the prophet.”
Postscript to the Quaker peace testimony, signed by George Fox.
ROMAN PAGAN RELIGION
”The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members of
society as themselves.”
THE TWO GREAT COMMANDMENTS THAT CONTAIN THE LAW OF GOD:
1.Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy
whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength;
2.Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
And one of them, a doctor of the Law, putting him to the test, asked him,
”Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus said to him,
”’Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy
whole soul, and with thy whole mind.’
This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like it,
’Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’ On these two commandments
depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:35-40)