Sometimes solutions are fairly simple and straightforward, and it would go a long way toward Peace if we all could simply remember this ethical precept, the Golden Rule: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Christ said that, right? Yes, of course he did, but:
On our quest to become more deeply aware of other people, and a bit more cognizant of our common humanity, it might be interesting to note that:
Confucius once said, “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”
An Egyptian papyrus, dated around 600 BCE, contains the words, “That which you hate to be done to you, do not do to another!”
In Hindu scripture you find the words, “One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self”
One of Muhammad’s sayings was, “As you would have people do to you, do to them: and what you would dislike to be done to you, don’t do to them.”
And Rabbi Hillel, a contemporary of Jesus, said, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is explanation.”
Personally, I’m a great fan of the way George Bernard Shaw put it. “Do NOT do unto others as You WOULD that THEY should do to YOU: Their Tastes may not be the Same!”
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