The Foundation of Ethics


The first sentence is actually the foundation statement that lies at the root of all religions. This is a beautiful soul filled post, which reminds us of the very essentials of life within Spirit. I truly love this post.

Teachings Of Masters

 

Put yourself in the place of others. Learn this great secret. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. The doctrine of unity of the Atman (the Self), is the foundation of morality.

No one tries to harm himself. How can one, who knows that each and every being is his own Self, harm anyone?

Share what you have with others. This is vedanta. Aparigraha (non-covetousness) is a very important item in the practice of yama or self-restraint, in raja yoga of Patanjali. Aparigraha is non-receiving of gifts, it is freedom from covetousness. This leads to purity of thought and independence.

The purer you are, the nearer to God you will be. A pure heart is the most essential thing required for good health of body and mind, and for attaining God-realisation. Religion resides only in the pure heart. Only the simple can be…

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