Baha'i News -- Poster puts 'Golden Rule' on display
Poster puts 'Golden Rule' on display
Dear Call Box: Could you print the text of the Golden Rule poster
referred to on the May 31 Religion page or let me know where I could
obtain it? -- R.M., Orange Park
Dear R.M. According to CoNexus Multifaith Media, the distributor
of the poster, "Sacred writings and scriptures of many of the
world's religious and spiritual traditions offer statements
equivalent to what is known in the Christian tradition as the Golden
Rule: Do Unto Others. . . . Because variations of this principle are
found in so many traditions and are unsurpassed in practical wisdom,
the Golden Rules have wide-ranging moral authority."
The poster was published by educator Paul McKenna and the
interfaith office of Scarboro Mission, a Canadian Catholic
Community. It displays 13 expressions of this ancient precept.
Here are few other examples:
-- Baha'i Faith: "Lay not on any soul a load that you would not
wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you
would not desire for yourself."
-- Buddhism: "Treat not others in ways that you yourself would
-- Taoism: "Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain and your
neighbor's loss as your own loss."
-- Unitarianism: "We affirm and promote respect for the
interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part."
The poster can be viewed or purchased at www.conexuspress.com. Or
Sound Off, turn signals: "I am amazed at the number of people
who do not use turn signals. I've taken to blowing my horn at the
offenders, although I'm not sure they can figure out the reason for
my honking. I was even behind a police car recently making a left
turn, and he didn't even use a signal. It's very frustrating and
very inconsiderate to the driver behind you. -- C.B., East Arlington
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