I found this article interesting. Particularly:
On that note, we can now understand why Hillel said, “Don’t do unto others what you would not want done to you,” which is the inverse of love thy neighbor. Why not word it in the positive, as Christianity did: “Do unto others as you would want them to do to you”?
Doesn’t this sort of show the evolution or progression of religion? The underlying truth is the same, the wording is just going from negative to positive. The alternate wording provides another aspect to help more people understand the same truth. I liken this to our own internal evolution of thought, but on a much broader scale. What would a few hundred years of evolution do to a message as it spread among people, playing an early version of the telephone game (Chinese whispers)? The minds that message must have traveled through!! Of course, the article goes on to point out that it is easier to not do harm to our enemy vs. loving them. We shouldn’t skip out on doing things because they are hard.
This is a really interesting movie, and you can catch it streaming on Netflix. “There is nothing external that can solve the internal.” Instead the internal reflects outward. So it all starts with inner peace. I won’t tell you how ironic (or synchronous) that Sadhguru is in this. It does sort of make me wonder if his goal is to awaken the largest number of people that he can, so he tailors his message to what he thinks the audience wants to hear. Is there anything wrong with that? Adapting the message so that you bring the most to enlightenment as possible?
The destination is the same. We choose our mode of transport. You can walk, ride a bike, drive, fly… That is what is so great. You can literally choose your own path. Just choose to work with what is in front of you. Realize that what is in front of you is part of the path and your actual mode of transport. And beyond that, you are the universe itself.
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