The most important “ethical" principle: “Love your neighbor as yourself!”

Question from the Internet:

“The most widely recommended principle for ethical behavior is to do what?”

“Love your neighbor as yourself".

In fact it has nothing too do with our present ethics, moral codes that are all built on our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egoistic and individualistic nature, used to manipulate, exploit people.

This principle — most religions, spiritual teachings accept but can’t implement in practice — is a symbolic expression of Nature’s fundamental law of integration, that safeguards balance and homeostasis — applied to Human relationships.

Without our cells, organs “loving each other as they love themselves" our biological body worksheet survive for a second for example.

And as Humanity is also like a single body — from Nature’s integral viewpoint — thus our collective health, problem solving ability and survival depends on finally implementing this ancient, Natural principle.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.