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Lux in Tenebris

Who says ... it's the golden rule The Golden Rule

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

Hinduism/The Mahabharata

Hurt not others with that which pains yourself...

Buddhism/ Udana-Varqa

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

Judaism/The Talmud

That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self...


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...

Christianity/The Gospel of Matthew

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


He should not wish for others that which he doth not wish for himself, nor promise that which he doth not fulfil...


What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others...


We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us...


The Bible and Peace.

Christianity is founded on a bedrock of peace, emerging from its ethic of love. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught that, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God" (Matthew 5:9) and told the crowd to "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44). Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would be the "prince of peace" (9:6) and when he came "the wolf shall dwell with the kid" (11:6). The vision of peace was also very clear to the prophet Micah." and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more"(4:3).

John St. John

World Peace through World Law.

Apart from an effective inspection system to supervise the disarmament process from the outset, it will be indispensable simultaneously to establish an adequate world police force in order that, after complete disarmament has been accomplished, the means will exist to deter or apprehend violators of the world law forbidding any national armaments and prohibiting violence or the threat of it between nations. It will then become equally clear that along with the prohibition of violence or the threat of it as the means of dealing with international disputes, it will be essential to establish alternative peaceful means to deal with all disputes between nations in the shape of a world judicial and conciliation system.
It will doubtless also be found advisable, in the interest of a solid and durable peace, to include a World Development Authority, adequately and reliably financed between the "have" and the "have not" nations. The necessity will also be seen for a world legislature with carefully limited powers. In Addition, it will be necessary to constitute an effective world executive, free from any crippling veto, in order to direct and control the world inspection service and the world police force and to exercise other essential executive functions.
Finally it will follow as surely as day follows night that an effective world revenue system must be adopted.

G. Clark & L.B. Sohn

--- This issue includes contributions by ---

Mahatma Gandhi, Sir Walter Scott, Henry Miller, St. Francis, Charles Losasso, George Landbury, Severn Suzuki and many others.

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