My religion is simple…My religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama
Instead of focusing on one author this week, I’m focusing on one topic near and dear to my heart…
Anyone who’s followed me, knows I hold this trait with the highest regard. I believe everyone, everywhere deserves kindness. As is the focus of today’s quote, the Dalai Lama also indicates the importance of kindness in our society.
I try to live my life by the golden rule and I’ve tried to drill this belief into my sons, through word…and a living example.
This rule transcends all religions and spiritual beliefs.
Here are a some examples.
- ANCIENT EGYPTIAN – “Do for one who may do for you, that you may cause him thus to do.”
- BAHA’I FAITH – “Ascribe not to any soul that which thou wouldst not have ascribed to thee, and say not that which thou doest not.” “Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.”
- BRAHMANISM – “This is the sum of Dharma [duty]: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you”
- BUDDHISM – “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.”
- CHRISTIANITY – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
- HINDUISM – This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.”
- INCAS – “Do not to another what you would not yourself experience.”
- ISLAM – “None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” (From the Hadiths)
- JUDAISM – Love your neighbor as yourself.
- NATIVE AMERICAN – “All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One.” Black Elk
- PAGAN – “The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members of society as themselves.”
What do you think?
How do you feel about kindness?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Good night and God bless!
Until next time…
Namaste my friends!