Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Food for thoughts; March 2011

"And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed." - John Steinbeck - Grapes of Wrath

"The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy" - Charles de Montesquieu 

Brahmanism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.: Mahabharata 5:1517 

Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.: Matthew 7:12 

Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. Sunnah 

Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.: Udana Varga 5:18 

Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.: Talmud, Shabbat 31:a 

Confucianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you.: Analects 15:23 

Taoism: Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss.: T'ai Shag Kan Ying P'ien 

Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good: for itself. : Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5


Stephanie said...

Very thought provoking - both the work and the quotes you have here. Greater love is needed for this world and especially the repressed?

Titania said...

Stephanie; thank you for your interest.

Ann said...

This looks like an earthquake photo.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...


~DieWasserfrau~ said...

Ja eigentlich verkünden es alle, dass alles wieder auf uns zurückkommt, Gutes wie Zerstörendes, irgendwann.
Und doch sind so viele begierig nach Geld und Macht und scheuen sich nicht diesen Weg zu gehen und ihre Umgebung leiden zu lassen bis zur Zerstörung.

Titania, ich wünsche Dir einen guten Tag mit vielen schönen Momenten (wie der mit dem Silvereye-.)