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djgordy
387562.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:47 am Reply with quote

The Golden Rule is "do as you would be done by". This is also known as the Ethics of Reciprocity and appears in many of the major religions (as well as Charles Kingsley's "The Water Babies".)



All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 7:1 (Xtianity)

Do not do to others what you would not like yourself. Then there will be no resentment against you, either in the family or in the state.
Analects 12:2 (Confuscianism)

Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
Udana-Varga 5,1 (Buddhism)

This is the sum of duty; do naught onto others what you would not have them do unto you.
Mahabharata 5,1517 (Hinduism)

No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.
Sunnah (Islam)

What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman. This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.
Talmud, Shabbat 3id (Judaism)

Regard your neighbor’s gain as your gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.
Tai Shang Kan Yin P’ien (Taosim)

That nature alone is good which refrains from doing another whatsoever is not good for itself.
Dadisten-I-dinik, 94,5 (Zoroastrianism)

 
Efros
387571.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:56 am Reply with quote

Do unto others as you would have done to you, only faster, with more violence and first! First rule of Risk!

 
Tas
387587.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:21 am Reply with quote

Also, the first tenet of Glaswegian Martial Arts. Do it first, before the other person has even thought about doing it to you.

:-)

Tas

 
Mr Grue
387599.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:32 am Reply with quote

In Go we say "your best move is your opponent's best move". Which is the same but different.

 
legspin
387708.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:07 am Reply with quote

"Whoever has the gold makes the rules"

Troob
The Wizard of Id - The King is a Fink
By Johnny Hart and Brant Parker.


Last edited by legspin on Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:34 pm; edited 1 time in total

 
Mr Grue
387711.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:11 am Reply with quote

Wasn't John Hughes going to make a film version of The Wizard of Id?

 
Mr Grue
387818.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:43 am Reply with quote

That's right! linky

 
Davini994
387909.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:29 pm Reply with quote

That's a nice list DJG. Are there any other rules that run across all of the major religions?

 
mckeonj
387950.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:38 pm Reply with quote

Brewer (Phrase & Fable) mentions another Golden Rule in addition to the one listed above: The Golden Rule or The Rule of Three. This is a stylistic rule, best summarised as "good things come in threes".
Shakespeare used it. ("Friends, Romans, Countrymen") Thomas Jefferson used it. ("Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness") U.S. Marine Corp instructors teach that a Marine should limit his or her attention to three tasks or goals. And the Jay Lenos of the comedy world frequently follow this formula. (The first comment names the topic, the second sets a pattern, and the third unexpectedly switches the pattern, which is funny.)
The Golden Rule of any presentation or lecture is: "Tell em what you're going to say, say it, then tell em what you said."
It comes in weather lore; "The current weather will last three days"; and sport rules, "three strikes and you're out."

 
Sheriff Fatman
388023.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:46 pm Reply with quote

The only Golden Rule I use is a pub in Edinburgh

 
djgordy
388026.  Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:58 pm Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
Brewer (Phrase & Fable) mentions another Golden Rule in addition to the one listed above: The Golden Rule or The Rule of Three. This is a stylistic rule, best summarised as "good things come in threes".


“Just the place for a Snark!” the Bellman cried,
 As he landed his crew with care;
Supporting each man on the top of the tide
 By a finger entwined in his hair.

Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
 That alone should encourage the crew.
Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
 What I tell you three times is true.”

 
error_no_738
388174.  Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:29 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
The Golden Rule is "do as you would be done by". This is also known as the Ethics of Reciprocity and appears in many of the major religions (as well as Charles Kingsley's "The Water Babies".)


I think one of the few people to preach otherwise was Aleister Crowley, who said "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleister_Crowley

 
djgordy
388515.  Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:10 pm Reply with quote

Davini994 wrote:
That's a nice list DJG. Are there any other rules that run across all of the major religions?


"Life's hard then you die."

 
legspin
388553.  Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:49 pm Reply with quote

All the other religions are wrong.

This is the only one they are all right about.

 
Davini994
388581.  Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:38 am Reply with quote

Very good Legspin:)

Maybe Bahá'í falls outside this though, but still.

 

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