New Year’s Resolutions!

As 2015 begins, I wanted to share the New Year’s Resolutions that inspire us. They remind us why it is so important to stop religious hate and pursue peace. I hope that these resolutions are meaningful for you. — Joyce

To listen...
One must talk little and listen much. (African Proverb)

To renounce hatred…
Let us live happily, without hate amongst those who hate. Let us dwell unhating amidst hateful men. (Buddhism, Dhammapada 197-200)

To follow the Golden Rule…
Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. (Christianity, 1 Corinthians 10.24)

To share…
Do not seek to benefit only yourself, but think of other people also. If you yourself have an abundance, do not say, “The others do not concern me, I need not bother about them!” (Native American, Yamana Eskimo Initiation)

To honor work…
Set your heart upon your work, but never on its reward. Work not for a reward; but never cease to do your work. (Hinduism, Bhagavat Gita)

To be kind…
Enjoin kindness and forbid iniquity. (Islam, Qur’an 31.17)

To forgive…
Subvert anger by forgiveness. (Jainism, Samanasuttam 136)

To grow…
There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge, and wisdom. (Secular Humanism, Bertrand Russell, Russell-Einstein Manifesto)

To care for the needy…
Clothe the naked, visit the sick, comfort the mourner, bury the dead. (Judaism, Talmud, Sota 14a)

To be honest…
Follow honesty without fail. (Shinto, Oracle of Amaterasu at the Kotai Shrine)

To practice peace…
No one shall cause another pain or injury; All mankind shall live in peace together. (Sikhism, Adi Granth, Sri Raga, M.5, p. 74)

To be selfless…
Embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness. (Taoism, Lao Tzu)

To prosper…
Let one practice here good industry; let one make the needy prosperous. (Zoroastrianism, Avesta Visparad 15.1)