In my life I realized that there should be a way for us to have proof of a Supreme if there were one. There are too many things that take place in our experience that we not have some kind of evidence to rest our curiosity upon calming the spirits. This thought process was a puzzle piece in my early experience. I have expressed often that throughout my life I have puzzled about that. In my research I realized that there was evidence best seen in the foundational principle that has become known as the Golden Rule. I found Aristotle, Confucius, Zarathustra, Isaiah, Plato, Buddha and many others teaching a similar philosophy without any connection to one another. This is the mystery of the Golden Rule and an era that has become known as the Axial Age.
Searching for Evidence
If we have a creator, wouldn’t that creator desire that we know? I think I can answer in the affirmative as many scriptures refer to a Supreme interfacing with its people. These instances are considered proof, true enough. However, many of these stories are often considered flawed because they refer to a “Supreme” seemingly limited in scope or influence. I considered these arguments and actually used some of them when I went through my “destroy the Christian” phase. You can read all about than in my book: The Simple Little Rule.
My studies kept teasing me to keep searching, however. Out of my hunt for that slippery thing called the Truth pops linkages between ancient teachers professing similar perspectives. There was Confucius teaching what I later discovered was called the “silver rule” because it was the negative variant: “Do not do to others what you would not want done in return.” Okay, I knew the Golden Rule (positive variation) from my youth in my Christian experience. There it was, it popped up in China too. Okay. [Read more…] about Mystery of the Axial Age: Finding Guiding Hand?