My quest for spirituality vs. religion has led me to some amazing discoveries, the most important one being that there are so many similarities between the teachings within the various religions.
This example is about The Golden Rule.
“He should not wish for others that which he doth not wish for himself, nor promise that which he doth not fulfill.” ~ Baha’i Faith
“Hurt not others in ways you find hurtful.” ~ Buddhism
“Therefore all things whatsoever you desire that men should do to you, do you even so unto them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.” ~ Christianity
“Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.” ~ Confucianism
“This is the sum of the Dharma: do not unto others that which would cause pain if done to you.” ~ Hinduism
“What is hurtful to yourself do not to your fellow man. That is the whole of the Torah and the remainder is but commentary.” ~ Judaism
“A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.” ~ Jainism
“An ye harm none, do what ye will.” ~ Wiccan
“That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself.” ~ Zoroastrian
Truth is truth, and it is clear that we are all being taught the same truth by different Masters. Let us take these lessons to heart and play nice in this sandbox we call Earth.
“Like the bee gathering honey from the different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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My name is Laura Mozer Davis, and I was born over half a century ago. My life’s journey has included raising three children as a single parent while caring for my parents who both became disabled during the last 10 years of their lives. Now that my children are grown and my parents have passed into the next part of their journey, I finally have time for me to grow as a person, not as just a care-giver. What I am learning, however, is that my destiny is to always be a care-giver. When I started writing for The Daily Sisterhood blog, I realized that I was to continue my care-giving through my writing. If my words help even just one person find either solace or joy, I know my life continues to have meaning.