Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world



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Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.

What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice

of what you want to see.

Author: A Course in Miracles

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead..

Walk beside me and be my friend.

-- Albert Camus

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen. Friends are the Bacon Bits in

the Salad Bowl of Life.

We all take different paths in life,

but no matter where we go,

we take a little of each other everywhere.;

-- Tim McGraw

Hold a true friend with both your hands.;

-- Nigerian Proverb

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to

you when you have forgotten the words.;

-- Unknown


God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but

God did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Living is not in how many breaths we take, but in how many moments take our breath away.

All you see in your world is the outcome of your idea about it.

Author: Neald Donald Walsh

Whoever renders service to many puts themselves in line for greatness -- great

wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Author: Jim Rohn


If you have more than you need, it’s a curse.

Author: Richard Rose

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach

them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to

follow where they lead.

Author: Louisa May Alcott

First you must learn to control yourself. The rest follows. Blessed is he

who knows himself and commands himself, for the world is his and love and

happiness and peace walk with him wherever he goes.

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

You know, all mystics -Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, no matter what their

theology, no matter what their religion -- are unanimous on one thing: that all

is well, all is well. Though everything is a mess, all is well. Strange

paradox, to be sure. But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is

well because they are asleep. They are having a nightmare.

Author: Anthony de Mello
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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is found in the scriptures of nearly every religion. It is often regarded as the most concise and general principle of ethics. It is a condensation in one principle of all longer lists of ordinances such as the Decalogue.
Bahá'í Faith

And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself.

_Epistle to the Son of the Wolf_, 30
Hindu Faith

This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.

The Mahabharata
Jewish Faith

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.

The Talmud
Zoroastrian Faith

Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others.

Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29
Buddhist Faith

Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.

Udana-Varga
Christian Faith

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.

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 7:12, Luke 6:31
Muslim Faith

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


Hadith

And yet some other sources:

Do not do unto others what angers you if done to you by others.

Isocrates 436-338 BCE


An it harm none, do what thou wilt.

Wiccan Rede


Tzu-kung asked, 'Is there a single word which can be a guide to conduct throughout one's life?' The Master said, 'It is perhaps the word shu. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.'

Analects, 15.24


Refraining from doing what we blame in others.

By Thales

As quoted in Diogenes Laertius, vol I, page 39

{submitted by Gaylen Bunker}


Christianity: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Summations by the author of this article did not include the following comparable statement of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, King James version, which says a bit more that what the author is representing under Christianity

It is found in the book of Matthew, Chapter 7 verse 12, and says

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.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Judaism and Christianity. Bible, Leviticus 19.18


Whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.

Christianity. Bible, Matthew 7.12


Not one of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.

Islam. Forty Hadith of an-Nawawi 13


A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.

Jainism. Sutrakritanga 1.11.33


Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.

Confucianism. Mencius VII.A.4


One should not behave towards others in a way which is disagreeable to oneself. This is the essence of morality. All other activities are due to selfish desire.

Hinduism. Mahabharata, Anusasana Parva 113.8


Tsekung asked, Is there one word that can serve as a principle of conduct for life? Confucius replied, It is the word shu--reciprocity: Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.

Confucianism. Analects 15.23


Leviticus 19.18: Quoted by Jesus in Matthew 22.36-40. Mencius VII.A.4 and Analects 15.23: Cf. Analects 6.28.2, p. 975.
Comparing oneself to others in such terms as Just as I am so are they, just as they are so am I, he should neither kill nor cause others to kill.

Buddhism. Sutta Nipata 705


One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts.

African Traditional Religions. Yoruba Proverb (Nigeria)


One who you think should be hit is none else but you. One who you think should be governed is none else but you. One who you think should be tortured is none else but you. One who you think should be enslaved is none else but you. One who you think should be killed is none else but you. A sage is ingenuous and leads his life after comprehending the parity of the killed and the killer. Therefore, neither does he cause violence to others nor does he make others do so.

Jainism. Acarangasutra 5.101-2


The Ariyan disciple thus reflects, Here am I, fond of my life, not wanting to die, fond of pleasure and averse from pain. Suppose someone should rob me of my life... it would not be a thing pleasing and delightful to me. If I, in my turn, should rob of his life one fond of his life, not wanting to die, one fond of pleasure and averse from pain, it would not be a thing pleasing or delightful to him. For a state that is not pleasant or delightful to me must also be to him also; and a state that is not pleasing or delightful to me, how could I inflict that upon another?
As a result of such reflection he himself abstains from taking the life of creatures and he encourages others so to abstain, and speaks in praise of so abstaining.

Buddhism. Samyutta Nikaya v.353


A certain heathen came to Shammai and said to him, Make me a proselyte, on condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot. Thereupon he repulsed him with the rod which was in his hand. When he went to Hillel, he said to him, What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor: that is the whole Torah; all the rest of it is commentary; go and learn.

Judaism. Talmud, Shabbat 31a


Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Christianity. Bible, Matthew 22.36-40


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"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
~PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

All things that appear in this world are transient. If you view all things that

appear as never having appeared, then you will realize your true self.

Author: Unknown

"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise…"

- Bible, Proverbs 13:20


Today's Tip: Pancakes and Waffles

The aroma and taste of homemade pancakes or waffles is irresistible. This batter makes feathery light pancakes, or light and crispy golden waffles. You'll definitely want to make these for a breakfast or brunch with friends or family, or on that free weekend morning.
4 eggs

1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups milk

1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour

1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


FOR MEDALLION-SIZED BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

1 pint blueberries, washed


FRESH FRUIT COMPOTE FOR PLAIN PANCAKES

1 pint strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced in half

1 pint blueberries, washed

1/2 cup pure maple syrup


WAFFLE TOPPING

(Per Serving)

1/2 banana, sliced

1/4 cup walnuts

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1. Crack the eggs, letting the whites fall into a clean, dry mixing bowl and dropping the yolks into a separate bowl. Beat the whites with a mixer, on high speed, or whip with a balloon whisk for about 2 minutes until the egg whites become fluffy and then firm. Be careful not to overmix, or they will flatten out.

2. Mix the egg yolks with a fork. Add the orange juice and vanilla and whisk everything together until it becomes foamy. Add the milk, barely stirring.

3. Place the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until everything is thoroughly blended. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the egg-yolk mixture and continue to mix until all the dry ingredients are wet and there are no clumps of flour. Slowly fold in the egg whites and stir only once or twice.

4. Prepare the fruit compote by mixing all the ingredients together until all the fruit is completely coated with syrup.


"How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us."

  • Parks Cousins

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Author: Dalai Lama
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."


  • William James

Its not the ups and downs that make your life difficult, its the way you choose

to deal with them.

Author: Tanya

If you treat a person as he is, he will remain as he is. If you treat him for

what he could be, he will become what he could be.

Author: Unknown
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live

a lot differently.

Author: Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes
Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Author: Norman Vincent Peale

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

Author: Unknown


You are what you are today, because of the decisions and the choices YOU made

yesterday.

Author: Revt. Wayne Goonie

The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.

Author: Unknown
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Author: Zig Ziglar


We receive only that which we are willing to let in.

Author: Unknown


Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.

Author: Dr. Wayne Dyer

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips."


  • Oliver Goldsmith

Changing directions in life is not tragic; losing passion in life is.



Author: Max Lucado
Don't expect to find life worth living; make it that way.

Author: Unknown


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