THE ancient Wisdom Religion, now called Theosophy, provides a compelling basis for ethics and compassion.
The binding force lies in the realization that humanity shares one divine root, that all are united both in the natural world and at the deepest spiritual level.
The teaching shows that “compassion is no attribute” that it is the “Law of Laws,” (Voice of the Silence) — “the law of love eternal.”
The mutual brotherhood and altruism such compassion demands are the ideals we must follow if humanity is to survive and thrive. Fortunately, The Golden Rule is found in all the world’s faiths, and is more universal than most of us know or were taught.
“The ethic of reciprocity is found in the scriptures of nearly every religion,” says A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts. The Golden Rule “is often regarded as the most concise and general principle of ethics, a condensation in one principle of all longer lists of ordinances.”
“The latest advances in neuroscience paint a rich picture of the deep interconnection between human beings: our feelings, sensations, thoughts, emotions, physiological responses, and visceral reactions are intimately linked.
“It’s as if we have a broadband network connection between our respective nervous systems.”