Saturday, November 15, 2008

Charter for Compassion

Came across this in the Guardian newspaper .... as it swept across the screen bringing a sense of cyber relief from all that electoral hype and other crazy news from the other side of the world.

It is a call for change that we can all live with and it is a global invitation to join a Charter for Compassion. Check out the link but first read the comment by Karen Armstrong .... putting words into action for the common good.

She is also reminding us about the basis for all religions - compassion.

She goes on to say: "Any ideology – religious or secular – that breeds hatred and disdain for others is failing the test of our time. The first person to formulate what has become known as the Golden Rule was Confucius:

"Do not do to others what you would not like them to do to you." It was, he said, the central thread that ran through all his teaching and should be practised "all day and every day".

Have a nice day!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised there are no comments on this post. I went to the original Guardian page and there were hundreds of comments, mostly negative. People felt it's useless to expect the "major" monotheistic religions to make anything of such a charter when they have fueled so many conflicts with religious zealotry throughout history. Others thought the charter proposers were excluding many spiritually advanced people such as Buddhists and Hindus who could arguably have a lot to contribute to world compassion.
Are people in Jordan as cynical as those in the UK? Or just quiet? K

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