Monday, June 18, 2012

Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A truck bomb struck a Shiite mosque in
central Baghdad, killing at least 87 people

This occurred on this date, 2007
(according to the New York Times)

Whence does this all arise?? This willingness, this hate (if that’s what it is), this complete collapse of any compassion or care for others?

It arises from the consequences, at least from one perspective, of not following the Golden Rule … apparently first enunciated by Confucius … “do not do to others what you would not want done to you”.

For centuries, people who have professed to follow the Golden Rule, or the rule of “Love your neighbour as yourself”, or many similar teachings by great sages, have not done so. The reason is simply this: Power and Lust trump the heart … when the Heart knows what shall make us happy.

I could have picked a story from before the Common Era … it would not have differed.

What we need in this World is a whole reversal of the inner principles by which we live … including a total reevaluation of all “religion”.

I would like to be such a person. Can you help me?


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