“If I Do To You What You Do To Me, The G-Rule
Will Set Us Free”
© Steven Wolfe, Crystal Snowbound Songs
Lyrics from the Soles Of Passion song “Jurisdiction B”.
“The “Golden Rule” is not a complicated concept, its simplicity is remarkable. A universal “truth” known to all cultures that is a “key” to solving most if not all of the world’s problems if people would just apply it.
The following excerpts regarding the “Golden Rule” are from
“One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself
The Golden Rule is arguably the most essential basis for the modern concept of human rights, in which each individual has a right to just treatment, and a reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for others.
A key element of the Golden Rule is that a person attempting to live by this rule treats all people with consideration, not just members of his or her in-group”.
“The Golden Rule has a long history, and a great number of prominent religious figures and philosophers have restated its reciprocal, bilateral nature in various ways (not limited to the above forms). As a concept, the Golden Rule has a history that long predates the term “Golden Rule” (or “Golden law”, as it was called from the 1670s). The ethic of reciprocity was present in certain forms in the philosophies of ancient Babylon, Egypt, Persia, India, Greece, Judea, and China”.
“Examples of statements that mirror the Golden Rule appear in Ancient Egypt, for example in the story of The Eloquent Peasant which is dated to the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (c. 2040–1650 BCE): “Now this is the command: Do to the doer to cause that he do.” Rushworth Kidder states that “the label ‘golden’ was applied by Confucius (551–479 B.C.), who wrote a version of the Silver Rule: ‘Here certainly is the golden maxim: Do not do to others that which we do not want them to do to us.'” Kidder notes that this framework appears prominently in many religions, including “Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, and the rest of the world’s major religions”.
With such a broad spectrum of religions teachings all integrating “the message” into their teachings and doctrines for so many generations, it is amazing that this simple basic message is not the “norm” for all of human society by now. Sadly when we look around us, this historical “truth” is not applied as it should be. Just look around at what is going on in the world today.
If everyone in this world would apply “The Golden Rule” to their daily lives, make it a routine and the standard way in which they treat their fellow human beings, imagine how few problems there would be in this world. Time to Wake Up from our state of unconscious slumber and start to “Get It Right” one person at a time. One by one we can change minds.