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"From the Ted Talk by Karen Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule"

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For years I've been feeling frustrated, because as a religious historian, I've become acutely aware of the centrality of compassion in all the maojr world fiahts. Every single one of them has evolved their own version of what's been called the Golden Rule. Sometimes it comes in a positive version — "Always treat all others as you'd like to be tteeard yourself." And equally important is the negative version — "Don't do to others what you would not like them to do to you." Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then rsfuee, under any ctamuccsinre whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.

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For years I've been feeling frustrated, because as a religious historian, I've become acutely aware of the centrality of compassion in all the _____ world ______. Every single one of them has evolved their own version of what's been called the Golden Rule. Sometimes it comes in a positive version — "Always treat all others as you'd like to be _______ yourself." And equally important is the negative version — "Don't do to others what you would not like them to do to you." Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then ______, under any ____________ whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.

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  5. circumstance

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For years I've been feeling frustrated, because as a religious historian, I've become acutely aware of the centrality of compassion in all the major world faiths. Every single one of them has evolved their own version of what's been called the Golden Rule. Sometimes it comes in a positive version — "Always treat all others as you'd like to be treated yourself." And equally important is the negative version — "Don't do to others what you would not like them to do to you." Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.

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