Sunday, June 17, 2007

Karen Armstrong on Golden Rule of Confucius

Karen Armstrong who spoke yesterday at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur pointed out that it was Confucius in ancient China who first elucidated The Golden Rule : "do not do unto others what you do not want others do to you". Many of the troubles in this world, in my observation, stem from the hegemonic mentality, on the parts of the rich and powerful, of "do what I say and do not do what I do".


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