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Listen without sin > What is ethical listening? What is collaborative listening?

Listen without sin > What is ethical listening? What is collaborative listening?

CoLaborListen Apr 15, 2011
The commandment to do unto others as you would have others do unto you might seem to be given just as though there were no sin or death in the world.

In other words, in a perfect world people would be able to maintain that perfection by doing unto others as they would have others do unto them.  Doing anything less would be tarnishing the perfection of the world.

The negative form of the commandment, Do not do unto others what you would find hateful for others to do unto you, might seem to recognize that there is already a foce of sin in the world and be a commandment to 'resist evil' inclinations in yourself.

In terms of this form of the commandment we might say, Do not listen to others in a way that you would find disrespectful for others to listen to you.

To frame both forms in terms of collaborative listening:

Listen to others without sin as you would have others listen to you without sin.

How should this be done?

Listening with collaborative skill, to learn in the way another learns, requires an attitude of grace and charity.