Would you be wise? Then you must realize
Those values that should guide your lifelong course,
And what these values are you may surmise
By tracing wisdom to its secret source,
Which is not elsewhere in the outer world,
Encrypted in some tomb or tome, but look
Within your heart, for there it lies enfurled,
A revelation not to be mistook:
What you would have all others do to you
In treating you with reverence and respect,
Is just the same as you’re obliged to do,
For only loving kindness is correct.
To be always compassionate, not cruel:
This is, most simply said, the Golden Rule.