Fri Jan 24 22:09:38 2020
<8f79fcda> yes, with nuance. Ethics (moral philosophy) would be a code to live by – ethics are applied philosophy. meditation itself is an action that promotes thoughtfulness and contemplation – but what you meditate on matters. If your philosophy is constructed on mutable(changeable) truths, then your ethics (and therefore actions) will change with the seasons/tides.
“treat people with respect” vs. “treat people as you wish to be treated” are very different things – embedded in there is the question “what is respect?”
If I want to be virtuous. I want to act in all my ways with moral excellence. well, what measuring stick do you use as the paragon of moral excellence?
<8f79fcda> (paragon literally means touchstone)
<8f79fcda> that paragon is the spiritual anchor
<8f79fcda> <@U3TK24FU1> ^
<8f79fcda> as a thing – the gospel has strong allusion to similar moral philosophies in aristotelian thinking – the golden rule: “Threat others as you would treat yourself” :: Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
<8f79fcda> and it’s replicated across pretty much every religion