Loving Ourselves and Others Can Enrich Life
Human beings are necessarily dependent on each other.Â But often, we do not understand the needs that other people have.
Throughout the ages and throughout the world, human kind has had wise teachers who have taught us to care about others with the same consideration we show for ourselves.
We should also give ourselves the same kindness we show others.
The Golden Rule in Eight Religious Traditions
I found this list of Golden Rule Teachings at http://www.teachingvalues.com/goldenrule.html. It represents the teachings of eight different religions regarding our duty to care for each other.
||All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
||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.
||Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
||This is the sum of duty; do naught onto others what you would not have them do unto you.
||No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.
||What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman. This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.
Talmud, Shabbat 3id
||Regard your neighborâ€™s gain as your gain, and your neighborâ€™s loss as your own loss.
Tai Shang Kan Yin Pâ€™ien
||That nature alone is good which refrains from doing another whatsoever is not good for itself.