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 ...

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