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What is Divine Oneness?

The One has two sides. Yin and yang is a Chinese philosophical concept that describes how obviously opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another .  by Michael Corthell The Law of Divine Oneness is the first universal law. All others stem from it.    This law postulates that we are all connected throughout all creation. Every bit of matter is connected in some way, shape, or form to the rest of the universe. There is no separation, all is in one and one is in all. That means that everything we do has an influencing effect and affects all—not just us personally. We must remember that our actions both matter and make a difference to all and The All. This law is the basis for humankind's embrace of The Golden Rule It is the principle of treating others as one wants to be treated. It is a maxim that is found in most religions and cultures.

Essay: ''What I want for Me, I desire for Thee''

"True happiness is not solely about our own desires, but also about considering the well-being of others." The phrase "What I want for me, I desire for thee" holds profound meaning and carries significant importance when it comes to understanding human relationships and personal fulfillment. It captures the essence of selflessness, empathy, and the recognition of the interconnected nature of our lives.  This concept reminds us that true happiness and contentment can only be achieved when our desires extend beyond ourselves and encompass the well-being of others. When we embrace the idea of desiring for thee, we can cultivate a deep sense of empathy. It encourages us to not only consider our own wants and needs but also to understand and value the desires of others. By extending our desires beyond ourselves, we develop a genuine sense of compassion, which strengthens our connections and fosters deeper relationships. It reminds us that our own happiness should not be

Pride Month: Embracing Diversity, Equality, and the Power of Inclusion

" Pride Month unites us in celebrating diversity, advocating for equal rights, and embracing the power of inclusion. Together, we can create a world where love, acceptance, and respect flourish for all." Michael Corthell Pride Month, celebrated globally in June, is a vibrant and empowering commemoration of the LGBTQ+ community's resilience, achievements, and the ongoing struggle for equal rights. This essay explores the historical significance of Pride Month, its relationship to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and its alignment with the principles of Oneness and the Golden Rule. The History of Pride Month: Pride Month traces its roots back to the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969 , when LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City protested against discriminatory police raids and harassment. This watershed moment sparked a wave of activism and ignited a movement that aimed to secure equal rights and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month emerged as an a

What are the Spiritual and Religious Reasons Not to Eat Animals?

by Michael Corthell What is the number one reason not to eat animals? The main principle in Christianity is to love one another. The Golden Rule, which is a guiding principle in many major religions, also emphasizes this. Therefore, refraining from killing and consuming any living creature can be seen as an act of love toward them. This cannot be denied. That is why the top reason why we should avoid eating animals is because it aligns with the principle of love. If you're seeking a spiritual rationale to adopt veganism, let's delve deeper into the subject. Here's a thought-provoking question: How did the concept of killing animals become acceptable in Western society? Interestingly, according to the book of Genesis in the Bible, Adam and Eve were given dominion over animals, but that doesn't necessarily mean they were authorized to kill them. According to Genesis 1:29, the food in the Garden of Eden was plant-based. After Adam and Eve were banished from the garden, God

The Golden Rule: A Secret in Plain Sight

  The Golden Rule is a primary precept in nearly all major religions. It is also the foundational rule in both veganism and resourceism . by Michael Corthell The Golden Rule The Golden Rule is the principle or precept of treating others as one wants to be treated. It is a precept that is found in most religions and cultures. It can be considered an ethic of reciprocity in some religions, although different religions treat it differently. The maxim may appear in a positive or negative form governing conduct: Treat others as you would like others to treat you (positive or directive form) Do not treat others in ways that you would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form) What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathetic or responsive form) Moses and Aaron with the Ten Commandments (painting circa 1675 by Aron de Chavez) The Golden Rule Sums Up The Ten Commandments I Am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me. You shall not make to thyself any

Now is the Time to Revive the Golden Rule

The second great commandment is Universal;  'Love your neighbor as you love yourself, and is prominent in all major religions and in other belief systems such as veganism.  by Michael Corthell The Golden Rule:   ''So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.'' —Matthew 7:12 Out in the ''world,'' there are strong arguments against the Golden Rule. Meaning that there are some exceptions and logical arguments against the Golden Rule, but only in some circumstances. It all falls to common sense. The fact of the matter is that, on a day-to-day basis, living your life by the Golden Rule will make you a better person, period. And will make those around you happier, and will make your community and the world a much better place.  More Let’s take a look at some simple pointers for living by the Golden Rule: Practice empathy. Make it a habit to try to place yourse

[Salvation] ...this is how Peace begins...

“Remember!--It is Christianity to do good always--even to those who do evil to us. It is Christianity to love our neighbours as ourself, and to do to all men as we would have them do to us. It is Christianity to be gentle, merciful and forgiving, and to keep those qualities quiet in our own hearts, and never make a boast of them or of our prayers or of our love of God, but always to show that we love Him by humbly trying to do right in everything. If we do this, and remember the life and lessons of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and try to act up to them, we may confidently hope that God will forgive us our sins and mistakes, and enable us to live and die in peace.” ― Charles Dickens Treat all other living beings the way you want to be treated, not because what goes around comes around, but because it's the only way the world will find peace.

[Rule One] precious

“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.” ― Socrates Were what you do to others to came back on you instantly, would you still act in the same way? Doing to others what you’d rather not have done to you reveals a defect not unlike a narcissistic personality disorder.