What shall we live by?

In spite of seemingly irreconcilable differences between the peoples of the world today,
one thread of universal Truth persists. Within it lies our hope of unifying all humanity in spiritual brotherhood. Its message is the simple message of love, proclaimed for over 5,000 years by the prophets of all faiths. It stands today as the Golden Rule in all of the ten living religions of the world.

Buddhism

In five ways should a clansman minister to his friends and familiars — by generosity, courtesy and benevolence, by treating them as he treats himself,
and by being as good as his word.

Christianity

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.

Confucianism

Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you.

Hebraism

What is hurtful to yourself, do not do to your fellow man.

Hinduism

Do not to others which if done to thee, would cause thee pain.

Jainism

In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief,
we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self.

Mohammedanism

No one of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.

Sikhism

As thou deemest thyself so deem others. Then shalt thou become a partner in heaven.

Taoism

Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain
and regard your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.

Zoroastrianism

That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another
whatever
is not good for its own self.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

This is the Golden Rule of life, which all people know, but too few practice. We deceive ourselves when we boast about our understanding and are unable to prove that we possess any. But when we accept this Truth as our rule to live by, then shall we witness the establishment on earth of the true brotherhood of man, under the guidance of the Fatherhood of God.

By Dr. James W. Parker, President
Parker
College of Chiropractic, Dallas, Texas

Reprinted from the July/August 1993 issue of Grand Lifestyle magazine

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