Code of Ethics for a Living Philosophy

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Reply Wed 7 Jun, 2006 05:14 pm
[CENTER] To bring blessing on yourself, bless your neighbor.
To enrich yourself, enrich your neighbors.
Honor your neighbor and your neighbor will honor you.
To sorely hurt yourself, hurt your neighbor.
He who seeks love will find it by giving it.
The measure of a man's wealth, is the measure of the of the wealth he has given.
To enrich your yourself with many friends, enrich your friends with yourself.
That which you take away from any man, the world will take away from you.
When you take the first step to give yourself to that which you want, it will also take the first step to give itself to you.
Peace and happiness do not come to you from your horizon. They spread from you out to infinity beyond your horizon.
The whole Universe is a mirror which reflects back to you, that which you reflect into it.
Love is like the ascent of a high mountain peak. It comes ever nearer to you as you go ever nearer to it.
Lao Russell's Code of Ethics

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Peter phil
 
Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2007 07:42 am
@PhilosophyForum,
Smile I liked this. It reads like a secular prayer.

Morality (in general) asks us to uphold the interests of the group in place of our own immediate self interest. Because we are creatures who evolved in a group setting, our long term happiness is generally furthered by acting in a pro-group way. Thus the maxims expressed in this code are almost always positive in their effects both for the group and the individual.

What, however, about the exceptions? It is an awkward fact of life that, while most individuals reciprocate love with love, not everyone does. The tricky question for a moral code is how to identify those individuals who are acting towards us in a exploitative way, and to cope with these circumstances in a manner which does not detract from our commitment to the admirable sentiments expressed in the Code of Ethics for a Living Philosophy.

Peter:)
 
boagie
 
Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2007 09:49 am
@Peter phil,
Hi Everyone,Smile


Philosophies goal should not be to make others feel good at the expense of free expression or of getting at the truth.Philosophy is not a group activity as such,if you throw your hat into the ring it is assumed you are prepared to have your views chanllenged.A philosopher who voices the opinions of a power structure is not a philosopher, he is but a functionary of that power.The paid philosopher has been has been the subject of disrespect in the past.The philosopher is suppose to be a free agent exerciseing free thought.A philosophy for ones life must first have the authenticty of the individual as its centre.
 
Katherine phil
 
Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2007 08:11 am
@PhilosophyForum,
If you wanted a definition of wisdom, the Admin has posted a very good one!
 
Peter phil
 
Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2007 09:28 am
@Katherine phil,
It is misleading to imply that wisdom (and ethics?) are necessarily concomitants of religious belief. The statement If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters! is true only for those who organise their belief and value systems around the hypothesis of a deity.

Peter
 
Katherine phil
 
Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2007 01:11 pm
@Peter phil,
Peter wrote:
It is misleading to imply that wisdom (and ethics?) are necessarily concomitants of religious belief. The statement If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters! is true only for those who organise their belief and value systems around the hypothesis of a deity.

Peter


Then its a good thing I didn't do that! Wink

My signature is just that, not a reply to the topic.
 
Peter phil
 
Reply Wed 29 Aug, 2007 07:56 am
@Katherine phil,
Sorry, I assumed your signature implied a certain position on this question.

Peter
 
 

 
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