"'And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise' (Luke 6:31 Sermon on the Plain)

*This 'Golden Rule' is basic to the spiritual teachings of the world's religions:
From the Hindu scripture Mahabharata (Anusasana Parva 113.8): 'One should not behave towards others in a way which is disagreeable to oneself. This is the essence of morality. All other activities are due to selfish desire.'  

From the Analects of Confucius (15.23): '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 impose on others what you yourself do not desire.'

From the Jewish Talmud (Shabbat 31a): 'What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.'

From the Buddhist text Tripitaka Udana-varga 5:18: 'Hurt not others in ways that you would find hurtful.'

And from the sayings of the Prophet Mohammed Forty Hadith of an-Nawawi): 'Not one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother what he desires for himself.'"  Paramahansa Yogananda "The Second Coming of Christ, The Resurrection of the Christ Within You"

"Humility is meant to be toward God. The whole of spiritual training is to awaken our little self to the bigger Self, the Essence of God within each of us. This is the Grace of God and is God's gift to give." Lee

When I begin to vibrate with anger or resentment, I need to not respond or for sure I will create bad feeling in the other. In the end, the other is my self. The self-satisfaction of expression of negative emotion, is false." Lee

"Expand your love from self-love to family love; then broaden family love into social love; then include in the circle of social love, national love. Then expand the circumference of national love until it becomes international love. Then include within the circle of international love the love of all God's living creatures." Yogananda

"The virtues of forgiveness, calmness, disinterestedness, charity, benevolence, control of mind and body, egolessness. He (Shirdi Ke Sai Baba) always loved all beings in whom he saw God or Divinity. By pleasures he was not elated. He was not depressed by misfortunes. A king and a pauper were the same to him." Shirdi ke Sai Satcharita

"We think, for instance, that it is the world that is our prison--whereas the prison is in our way of thinking and feeling. Caught in a vicious cycle of negativity that leads to despair, we give up any hope of being able to fulfill our ideals. Buddha, however, saw that the only way to break free of the mental chains that keep us bound in ignorance and misery is by attaining freedom fromthe personal "I". The Sufis say those commonplace thoughts and opinions blur our innate connection to the Divine. Eventually, as we view our problems through the eyes of the Universe, or God, we come to realize that what we think is our problem alone is the suffering of existence that is shared by everyone. It is as if we have been participating in the drama of the Universe--yet all we have been able to think is "Why is this happening to me?" Indeed, if we keep adding more and more people ad infinitum, in infinite regress, who share in the pain we think belongs exclusively to ourselves, then we begin to glimpse the reality behind the words of St. Francis of Assisi when he said "I thought I was looking at the world, but the world is looking at me." "Thinking Like the Iniverse: The Sufi Path of Awakening" Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

"Regaining our "good nature" by pleasing the 'divine parent'. Then we will construct the "joyous world", consisting of the unity of hearts in helping others.

We humans must clear out our "mental dust" and every time we sweep clean, we can get dusty again very quickly. These are the dusts of human beings:

Not miserliness: giving grudgingly

Not covetousness: thinking of your own fate

Not hatred: taking offense, blaming others

Not self-love: letting your children loaf or your own self-goof off

Not enmity: blaming others when you lose face, blaming others when one's HOPE has been disturbed. Instead, remorse and repent for one's own blame.

Not anger: with what others do or say, refusing to see other's reasoning, putting our desires first.

Not greed: to steal, to deceive, to take advantage of others. Not be lascivious, inappropriate carnal desires.

Not arrogance: not pride without power or strength, not look down on others, not use wealth to strike others, not speak harshly to one's employee, or use flattery towards a superior, cruelty towards an inferior. Not to persecute, hold oneself superior, insult others, look down upon a person with a knowing attitude or to find faults with others.

The 3 cures:

1. Early rising

2. Honesty

3. Diligence in helping others, making others comfortable and pleased."

by Prof. Tadamas Fukaya

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