The Golden Rule
 
--- In contact_um@yahoogroups.com, "Rev Ron" <churchoftruthandlight@...> wrote:
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> I have been doing some studying and thanks to a post by Shelly, I have done some more digging. I wondered how many similarities there might be in different religions or beliefs. I have started with "The Golden Rule" idea. If you know of some please add to the list and where you obtained the information, or if you
find other similarities start a new list. Knowledge is never a waste when shared.
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> Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Udanavarga 5:18
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> Hinduism: One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one's own self. This, in brief, is the rule of dharma. Other behavior is due to selfish desires. Brihaspati, Mahabharata (Anusasana Parva, Section CXIII, Verse 8)
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> Islam: and you should forgive And overlook: Do you not like God to forgive you? And Allah is The Merciful Forgiving. Surah 24, "The Light," v. 22
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> Taoism: The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for Virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful: for Virtue is faithful. Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 49
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> Christianity: "Do to no one what you yourself dislike. Tobit 4:15
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> Mohism: If people regarded other people's families in the same way that they regard their own, who then would incite their own family to attack that of another? For one would do for others as one would do for oneself. Mozi
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> Rev Ron
> A humble student
 
As any of our Wiccan members know, you left out the Wiccan Rule of Three-"Ever mind the rule of three, What ye send out comes back to thee". Having been married to a Wiccan for 23 years, I have seen this in action. I have seen my wife bring plants and animals back from near death too many times to doubt it. A
few weeks ago, our neighbor was in intensive care in a coma and on a ventilator. She's coming home this week. This was just the latest in a long string of incidents. So whether you call it the Golden Rule, the Rule of Three or Karma, it works.

Best always
Brother Ron