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Daily Archives: October 2, 2011

October 2nd

As if the month of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month wasn’t good enough, October 2nd is the International Day of Non-Violence.  Could it be a coincidence that October 2nd is also Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday?  I think not.  😉

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Be the change you want to see in the world.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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The future depends on what we do in the present.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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Is a world without violence such a hard thing to imagine?  We have far more in common than our disagreements would lead us to believe. We all want to be respected. We all want to be loved. We all want to be part of something. The good news? We are all a part of something; the human race. Now all that’s left to do is love and respect one another.  Violence?  Not even a part of the equation.

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Christianity:

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

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Buddhism:

“Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.”

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Confucianism:

“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”

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Hinduism:

“One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self.”

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Islam:

“Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.”

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Judaism:

“The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself.”

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Taoism:

“Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.”

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Rodney King:

“Can’t we all just get along?”

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Nothing to it, but to do it.  No more verbal hobbies.  We all need to put these words into action.  Be kind to one another, respect each other and love one another.  Now go play nice.  🙂

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Happy Birthday Gandhi!

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