presented in his book My Ishmael, Bantam Books, New York, 1997
Universe was Dimitri Mendeleev’s discovery of the Periodic Law in 1869. “The
properties of the chemical elements are functions of their atomic weights.”
where “reaping” is the properties of the chemical elements and “sowing” is the
co-Action between the atom’s two components — its vast, light, electron cloud,
and its tiny, massive nucleus.”28
electron cloud and the massive nucleus related in only three ways — positive, neutral, or
negative. Haskell called this the Moral Law of Unified Science.
years ago as the doctrine of karma.
potentially endless series of worldly existences in which every being is caught up
was associated with the doctrine of karma (Sanskrit: karman; literally "act," or
"deed"). According to the doctrine of karma, good conduct brings a pleasant and
happy result and creates a tendency toward similar good acts, while bad conduct
brings an evil result and creates a tendency toward repeated evil actions. This
furnishes the basic context for the moral life of the individual.”29
Buddhism today. It appeared in western thought ~300 BC, in the Old Testament of the
Bible as the phrase:“As ye sow, so shall ye reap.”
29ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA, www.brittannica.com, 2000
condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you:
good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into
your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to
going on all at once. Living systems—the plants, animals, and we humans all live within
the EVENTparadigm. Fuller defined an event to be a triad of related phenomena—
action, reaction, resultant.
discovered for every action there is a reaction, and a precessional resultant.
life forms reactto my action, the vector sum of the two produce a resultant. I act, the rest
of the world reacts, and when it all settles down the change made by the interaction is the
Principle of Action—Reaction—Resultant, we get:
resultants. We can sow neutralactions and reapneutral resultants. Or we can sow
synergic actions and reapsynergic resultants.
The first formulation of thesynergic corollaryof the Moral Law of Unified Sciencewas:
way2000 years ago.
enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good
to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute
you. … Go be reconciled with thy brother.”32
browns? Can the Jews love the Arabs? Can the NorthernIrish love the English? Can the
Bosnians love the Serbs? Can the South African whites love the South African blacks?
reconcile with our brother”?
capture the very essence of synergic morality. Synergic morality is more than nothurting
other, it requires helping other. Jesus was the first human to state the fundamental law of
synergic relationship. It is known as theGolden Rule:
up the Law.”33
question is help. “Helpothers as you would have them helpyou.”
32Jesus of Nazareth, Sermon on the Mount, New Testament of the Holy Bible (King James Version),
Andrew J. Galambos, in his lectures describing Moral Capitalismwhich will be discussed
in later sections of this book, often quoted the negative version of the Golden Rule:
underlying premise for the Neutral Morality found in the western world today. But,
Synergic Morality requires more of us than simply not hurting. It requires more of us than
simply ignoring others. It requires us to helpothers — to helpeach other.
prohibition against hurting others. He ask all humans to helpeach other.
It is the presence of helping.
yourself helped in return — “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.”
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every religion. It is often regarded as the most concise and general principle of
Communities of Spirit, 1991 — Internet: http://origin.org/ws/theme015.cfm
will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.
oneself. This is the essence of morality. All other activities are due to selfish
life?" Confucius replied, "It is the word shu--reciprocity: Do not do to others
what you do not want them to do to you."
Comparing oneself to others in such terms as "Just as I am so are they, just as
they are so am I," he should neither kill nor cause others to kill.