Monday, March 30, 2009

Earth Hour and The Golden Rule


I'm am back from a much needed break. I hope everyone celebrated "Earth Hour" on Saturday. We ate ice cream and pie by candlelight and looked at the stars.

I found this so interesting. Different variations of the all-important Golden Rule.
Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Buddhism
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Christianity
Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you. Confucianism
This is the sum of all duty: do nothing to others which, if it were done to you, would cause you pain. Hinduism
None of you is a believer until you love for your neighbor what you love for yourself. Islamic
What is hateful to you, do not do to others. Judaism
Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. Taoism


Content in a Cottage said...

Sabina...I left my lights off for an extra hour...if anyone forgot they can use my credit! Your Earth Hour celebration sounds perfect.

Love the various interpretations of the Golden Rule.

Have a great Monday. ♥Rosemary

Piecefulafternoon said...

We celebrated earth hour also - we are thinking of making it a weekly event.

Thanks for all the "golden rules" - it is great to see that many beliefs have such great fariations.

Linda Lou said...

We forget Earth Hour until half way through, then we turned off all the lights, and looked outside and our whole cul-de-sac was dark!! Lovely quotes...

jenny andrews-anderson said...

you forgot wicca..
harm none, do what ye will.

Carolyne said...

What a lovely post! It's wonderful to see religions agree isn't it?

AnnaVallance said...

Yes, we turned our lights off and told stories by candlelight.

Krissy said...

I didn't know about earth hour, but I love your post. Gorgeous pictures to match as always. It's strange that they all mean the same thing, but i like the confucianism one the best...

Cynthia Maniglia said...

Vacations do a person good - and these quotes are very inspirational. The photos are so nice, too. Ice cream and pie by candlelight sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Glad you're back and enjoyed your time away.

Sabina said...

How wonderful to hear from all of you!! Thanks for the comments!!


Meg said...

Sounds like a beautiful way to enjoy earth hour!!

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