The Great Law

In one tersely expressed sentence Jesus presents his total program having to do with man’s relationship to man: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Pouget writes: “The bona fide application of the Golden Rule for one week would so change the world that it would be simply unrecognizable.” Arthur Nash, in his book The Golden Rule in Business, quotes the Golden Rule, then says: “In that, and that alone, lies the hope of mankind. The world has tried every scheme that the ingenuity of man can invent, and has failed miserably. It has been demonstrated in our business that the philosophy of Jesus will work, and in every place that it has been made real, it has worked just as it has in ours.”

Variations of the Golden Rule.

  • Do as you would be done by. —Persian.

  • Do not that to a neighbor which you shall take ill from him. —Grecian.

  • What you would not wish done to yourself do not do unto others. —Chinese,

  • One should seek for others the had piness one desires for one’s self. —Buddhist.

  • Let none of you treat his brother in u way he himself would not like to bu treated. —Mohammedan.

  • The true rule of life is to guard arid do by the things of others as they du by their own. —Hindu.

  • The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members of society as themselves. -Roman

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