'Tis Always the Season for the Golden Rule

Written By Laura Allen, President of Sales & Marketing, AHC Ventures, Inc on November 30, 2021

Hannukah. Christmas. Kwanzaa. Solstice. Bodhi Day. Boxing Day. Feast Days. Our world is inhabited by millions of people who celebrate different days with different meanings. We honor our own personal traditions and we respect the rights of all to honor theirs. 

It's an interesting phenomenon that all faiths have a similar Golden Rule, in short, to treat others as you want to be treated:

Baha ‘i  Golden Rule
And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy Neighbor that which thou choosest for thyself.                                                                                                                                                  ~ Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

Buddhist Golden Rule
Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.                                                                                  ~ Udana Vocga 5:18

Christian Golden Rule
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them.                                                                            ~ Luke 6:41  King James Version

Confucian Golden Rule
Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.                                                                                 ~ Analects 15:23

Hindu Golden Rule
This is the sum of duty: Do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.                                                  ~ Mahabharata 5:1517

Islamic Golden Rule
None of  you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.                                            ~ #13 of Imam “Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths

Jainist Golden Rule
A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.                                                    ~ Sutrakritanga  1.11.33

Jewish Golden Rule
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as Thyself.                                                                                                                ~ Leviticus 19:18

Native American Golden Rule
All things are our relatives; What we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really one.                                      ~ Black Elk

Sikh Golden Rule
No one is my enemy, none a stranger, and everyone is my friend.                                                                           ~ Guru Arjan Dev: AG 1299

Taoist Golden Rule
Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your loss.                                                ~ T’ai Shang Kan Yin P ‘ie

Zoroastrian Golden Rule
Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others.                                                                                  ~ Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29

We are all different, and yet all the same. No matter what your religion, or absence of any, humans need the same basic things:  A safe home. Enough food to eat. Clothes to wear. To a homeless person out in the cold, one room with heat feels as grand as a mansion. If you're broke and going hungry, an apple could be more of a blessing than having a meal at an exclusive restaurant is to a wealthy person. 

Some are lucky to have work that they truly enjoy and are well-compensated for. But where would our world be without the people who pick up the garbage, the people who work at the sewage treatment plant, and the people who work in minimum wage jobs? At the end of life, they will be in the same six-foot hole as the CEO of an oil company.  

It is always the season to be kind to people. It is always the season to help others when you can. It is always the season to be compassionate. It is always the season to value life. It is always the season to practice gratitude. It is always the season to be a decent human being. 

We wish you and yours a blessed season of whatever you celebrate. We wish you prosperity in your health, your wealth, and your relationships. 

~The CryoDerm Family