Thursday, November 18, 2010

Golden Rule of Relationship

A positive, trusting and harmonious relationship between peoples is a foundation for enduring Success.

I remembered there is a formula: R + R - R = R which means: Rules + Regulations - Relationship = Rebelliousness

Do you agree?

In fact there is a common 'Golden Rule' which is endorsed by all the world religious teachings:

"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself" Islam, The Hadith

"What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow men. This is the entire Law: all the rest is commentary" Judaism, The Talmud, Shabbat

"This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which it done to thee would cause thee pain" Hinduism, The Mahabharata

"Tsekung asked,'Is there one word that can serve as a principle of conduct for life?' Confucius replied, 'It is the word shu - reciprocity: Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you", Confucianism, Analects

"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, Mencius

"Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others"
Zorastriaism, Shayast

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sum up the Law and the Prophets", Bible, Matthew 7:12

And in the teaching of Sun Tzu with regards to relationship with soldiers and prisoners of war:

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!" - Sun Tzu, the Art of War

"Treat the prisoners of war well, and care for them. This is called "winning a battle and becoming stronger." Sun Tzu, the Art of War

What a wisdom ...a glorious teaching... so, simple yet so profound...
May this universal and timeless 'Golden Rule' of Relationship be engraved in our souls, our hearts, our minds...and do our best to put it into practice each day in our lives ...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Inspiration from a remarkable woman - Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. (source: Wikepedia )

Some of her inspirational words are below:

"Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world."

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart."

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. "

"The highest result of education is tolerance. "

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."