The following pages contain discussions about morality. For our purposes "Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" (or right) and those that are "bad" (or wrong). " We will start with recognized systems that are used, Reciprocity, Five Precepts and the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism, and Judao-Christian principals. Another section will be added to show the intersection of recognized systems.


Normally referred to as the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" has roots in Confusianism. The assumption is that you know what is good for you.

Five Precepts

From the Buddhist we have the personal commitment to abstain from harming living beings, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and intoxication. Although seemingly simple when stated, earthly temptations make it difficult to follow.

Eightfold Path

Wisdom (Sanskrit: prajñ?, P?li: paññ?)
1. Right view
2. Right intention
Ethical conduct (Sanskrit: ??la, P?li: s?la)
3. Right speech
4. Right action
5. Right livelihood
Concentration (Sanskrit and P?li: sam?dhi)
6. Right effort
7. Right mindfulness
8. Right concentration

Judao-Christian - Ten Commandments