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February 18, 2013
Comment: I've been all over the Web today and can't remember where I found you, but am very glad I did. My father was a Doctor
and I learned the first tenet of the Hippocratic Oath very young--First do no harm. That is a very basic tenet of Buddhism,
also and as I work on my beginning practice, I need to keep that in mind at all times. Thank you so much for your website
and all that you do.
October 19, 2012
Name: Lee Tao Dana (Shodo Jishin)
I was on the Antaiji temple webpage and clicked on
your link. Everyone regardless of faith or beliefs can agree to doing no harm.
teach this to my students, both university and meditation. I specifically mention doing no harm to people in words, actions
and thought, doing no harm to animals by going vegan (very subtlely), and being aware of the harm each of us does to the environment
and lessening our impact on it.
I'm a zen priest so my way is the
way of meditation in order to become aware of ourselves. This is just one way and I look forward to learning the ways of others.
Thank you for your wesite.
October 1, 2012
Name: Stuart Pierson, RN
Comment: Thank you! I wear my Do No Harm bracelet all the time. Every so often someone asks about it and I have an opportunity
to share the lesson. Planting seeds is where it starts!
June 10, 2012
Name: Judy Kochel
Comment: Do No Harm
to any living thing
April 21, 2012
Name: Anup K. Chatterjee
Comment: This morning for the first time I came accross your web site. A great principle to live by as I have always belived
that if your action is not hurting or harming anybody, then you are good. Lot of possible actions in this regard are being
generated in my mind. Let me see that how many ideas can be put on paper and transformed into actions. Till then I am privileged
to remain a member of your movement. Warm regards to you and your group.
Anup from New
April 16, 2012
Name: Ed Harris
Comment: Do no harm is a more subtle and nuanced concept than I used to think. When I was younger I rather pompously proclaimed
it as the moral baseline. What is the use, I would ask, of doing good in some areas of my life, call them A and B, while all
the time though inattention I am doing harm in areas C, D, E, F and G. The net effect is still harm. Before seeking to do
good for others I should make sure I am at the very least doing no harm (meaning no avoidable harm).
Now many years later I have come to realize that doing no (avoidable) harm is far more difficult than I ever realized.
Its not a moral baseline, its a moral goal, a high peak to which I should aim. The movement towards harmlessness is a lifetime
journey. It requires keeping my eye on the goal and being as mindful as possible in my daily life.
act of consumption does harm. It is my task to choose which are needful and which are not. I do need to eat. I do need clothes
and furniture. Etc. So therefore I will be inevitably be causing some harm.
What I can learn
to avoid are the inessential harms. I do not need to support and promote the extreme cruelty of factory farming. Going veg
is healthier for me and for the planet. I do not need to drive everyplace. Biking when I can is better for everyone, even
other drivers. I do not need to purchase fruit and veg flown in from elsewhere when locally grown produce is available at
the farmers market. I do not need to buy new clothing when perfectly fine items are available in local thrift stores.
Its a gradual process, learning to think this way when every day our society persists in trying to program me to be
a mindless consumer. Its a lifetime journey as I said. But as I learn to do less and less harm, I also become more and more
mindful. And thats the way to genuine freedom.
February 21, 2012
Name: Brieta C
Comment: Got some Do No Harm stickers from the ZuhG Life store in sacramento, and finally decided to go to the website. I think
this is awesome. I am a christian, and the reminder to do no harm really helps with my walk. Thanks guys! :)
February 14, 2012
Name: Kristine Johnson
Comment: For the past six months I've been driving past a car in my new neighborhood with a bumper sticker that says 'Do No
Harm'. Finally, tonight, I asked google what it was. I can't wait for my bumper sticker to arrive...so I, too, can bear witness
to this simple truth.
January 29, 2012
Comment: I saw the "Do No Harm" bumper sticker on my daughter's car this afternoon when I pulled into the driveway.
I love it! It is simply profound. Just think how many peoples' days and even lives would be transformed if all of us practice
those three little words that have such a huge impact. Thank you so much for reaching out with this message. :)
Comment: We do not
harm every day as we practice Yoga. Ahimsa is one of the Yamas. A = no, Himsa = harm. Listen to your Self within and you will
find that it is natural to do not harm.
November 17, 2011
Name: Debra Ralph
Comment: Thank you...I stumbled across your website as I was research to follow my dream of future ordination as an interfaith
minister..."DO NO HARM" is a call for action and sums up my calling beautifully...Thank you...
Name: L.L. Workman
Comment: Treating people, places and things as you would want to be treated, and your things ! And be-able to Love all!
October 22, 2011
Comment: Come on people...please leave a comment. This is my favorite part of this web site...hearing from all of you.
And as always...Please Do No Harm
September 13, 2011
Comment: Do no harm. I Stumbled upon these words only two days ago, and somehow they set me into instant motion! I spent the
day at a hospice volunteer training center and the thought never even entered my head before. I just had to mention that while
reading my training manual the words 'DO NO HARM' were in there, in the ethics section.Love it when things like that happen.
Thank you for helping me 'achieve' more with the time I have on Earth.
September 7, 2011
Name: Michael Daugherty
Comment: I believe that "do no harm" includes a commitment to do no harm to ourselves. After a lifetime of self criticism,
low self esteem, self guilt, self blame, and shame, I discovered the term and the meaning of the term "do no hame"
(hence my search for this website), about a month ago. I want to convey the importance of adding to the definition the meaning
of doing no harm to self; which in fact also means doing good to self. That is, taking care of self. That child within. That
child who was damaged from birth, and, believe it or not, WE All WERE; AND SO WILL OUR CHILDREN BE, AND SO WILL THEIR CHILDREN
BE. This is not about abuse or neglect, but about the legacy of doubt, fear, cultural beliefs, things that we believe are
right but that are just plain wrong; that all families carry from generation to generation. So "doing no harm",
also means paying attention every day to how we treat ourselves" DO NO HARM!
Thanks for this opportunity to share
July 22, 2011
Name: Robert Hanegan
Comment: I posted on FB that we should not govern like a business but like a family. If we think of our neighbors as brothers
and sisters we could truly be the "united" states rather than rivals of greed and selfishness. Comrades in arms
do this out of necessity, can't we do it by choice -- do no harm!
June 3, 2011
Comment: When you
think, say and act upon "Do No Harm," please, please open your circle of compassion to include the non-human animals!
Consider the dairy cow in the facty-farm who suffers for your milk and ends up as your hamburger and her children as your
veal, the egg-laying hen in tiny cages for your eggs... first, Do No Harm.
May 25, 2011
Name: Rev. Loraina Lee
Comment: I think this is a wonderful way to try to send the message out to people. When I offered the free gifts, I didn't have
enough. I asked many different aged people what .. DO NO HARM .. Means.. I truly liked the answers. Even the young children
knew. Now I need to get more out to all the people of all ages that are wanting them. This is a wonderful site and I am very
proud to be part of it. Many blessings to each of you!!!
April 2, 2011
Name: Plamena Serteva
Comment: How simple, isn't it...so simple that we did not realize how much we can change the world teaching it! let it enter
the school, let it enter the family, let it enter our soul! Peace! Love! Do no harm!!!
Harry J. Martinez
Comment: My motto
has always been "It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice", now I have changed it to "It
is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice and do no harm"
January 19, 2011
Name: Jan Kortekaas
Comment: I like the words 'do no harm', to me in essence the most simple way of acting. To change the world to a better place
starts with accepting al there is (this doesn't mean approve), witch creates room for change.
no harm means to me the acknowledgement to be an indivisible part of the whole of which I'm an expression like everyone and
January 8, 2011
Today please let Do No Harm show the way!
December 23, 2010
Name: David Taylor
Comment: Doing No Harm refers to Christ and His commandment to "love thy neightbor".
December 11, 2010
Comment: Great to
be in this Great Company of Donoharmers! As with charity, manifesting this idea can start with Doing No Harm to oneself, or
so it seems from here. As a small way of getting the word out, I have changed my profile photo to the DNH decal logo.
December 8, 2010
Name: Mike Kelly
Comment: It is time for all of us to stop and reflect on doing no harm whether it be to other people ,the environment or even
ourselves... the time has come... spread the words
November 22, 2010
Comment: How interesting
this page is linked on a site talking about global consciousness and effects on random events. I think this is where the greatest
potential lies in this cause, subconscious reactions to hearing or seeing the phrase
October 27, 2010
Name: Amy Enman
Comment: All I can say is.... Pay it forward... everyday. Take time to help someone at a store, smile at another and say
excuse me, offer a kind word. Make a funny face at the baby in the cart in front of you in line. If you keep thinking
of ways to make others smile through simple acts, you will not do harm and make someone else's day a bit brighter. Have faith
and heart and courage to do what is right... not what is easy.
September 21, 2010
Comment: Embrace the world and let the world embrace you... love yourself be one with yourself and learn to love others for
we are here to learn from one another...to learn to reflect on words which we speak...words of truth not of poison...Do No
August 18, 2010
I'm blogging about nonviolence and food at veganscene.wordpress.com
July 27, 2010
Shani Asantewaa Strothers Thompson
Do no harm refers to the ONENESS of Creation. If we harm another we are harming ourselves violating the Law of
Do no harm also refers to knowing that anything can harm anything so we call a truce such that
we live and let live. No one being has a greater dominion than another.
A small parasite can bring
down nations. If I kill my parasites am I doing harm? I prefer "AGGRESS NOT" I do believe in defending
myself once and for all esp from persistent attackers.
Regarding parasitic sociopaths who delight in repeatedly
causing harm, pain and suffering; I will do whatever it takes to keep them out of my sphere. That is DEFENSE.
Otherwise, I do no harm. TO avoid putting conditions on DO NO HARM I prefer to say..... I AGGRESS NOT.
Is the best defense a good pre-emptive offense? What a slippery slope!
The BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Leak
is an attack upon the US of A's shores. It is harmful. Then again look at how much the US of A has attacked innocents
elsewhere. Suppose karma is harmful? I prefer to get out of the way of karmic backlash so no harm is done to me!!
Google the Secret Life of Plants and the Private Life of Plants and you might become a complete breath-a-tarian sungazer.
June 30, 2010
DO NO HARM people are peacemakers. They are quick to apologize when they hurt someone's
feelings and quick to accept a deserved apology to restore peace. They feel deeply and can feel others' pain. Because
they have a commitment and a personal conviction to DO NO HARM, they don't start fights. They think before they speak.
This makes them very patient. They may become engaged in a conflict but if they hurt somebody's feelings it is an accident
or a misunderstanding. Nothing is more important to them than to be harmless; to live and let live. If everyone had
the conviction to DO NO HARM, any conflicts would be accidental and resolved quickly because DO NO HARM people are grieved
by disharmony and have no interest in grudges, punishing or vengeance. DO NO HARM people make amends if they hurt someone's
feelings. They will not rest until friendship is restored. The offender feels forgiven and there is no need for guilt
or more apologies. The offender's conscience is finally clear because the offended person feels healed and restored. Making
amends satisfies the offender and the offended. This is the goal of DO NO HARM people.
June 29, 2010
Name: Nick Kirkes
Comment: Proudly wearing my wristband. Great message, great reminder.
April 23, 2010
Name: Greg Gehl
Comment: Do no harm is such a wonderful message and guidepost for living our lives in a better way. I appreciate the website
authors sentiment that physicians make an oath to First, Do No Harm. Why then not politicians, businessmen, clergymen and
lawyers? Imagine if all members of society chose to adopt this concept as their core belief system.
would like to expand the Do No Harm idea beyond the traditional conceptions of what this means. Few people would argue that
it is right and good to conserve energy, protect the environment, treat each other kindly, be charitable and be kind to animals.
One would be choosing to advocate a truly contradictory view of proper values if they argued against those truths. How often
though do we think about how we choose to advocate our core values? Isnt the active creation of divisiveness a form of doing
harm? It society we can see obvious examples of people with what to them are altruistic intensions creating divisions between
other human beings. We can see it in the conservative talk show host as well as the celebrity activist of some liberal cause.
Both choose criticism, controversy and elitism as their way of expressing views that they believe are right and serve the
betterment of society. Isnt the very act of inciting anger and vitriol between other people a form of doing harm? How many
people have completely closed themselves off to hearing any argument that is contrary to their personal views just because
to cede a point would mean to give power to someone who has attacked their intelligence, their beliefs, and many times their
personal integrity in a way that has become deeply personal? In fighting for what we believe is right we often create something
that is very wrong disharmony between people.
This world was created as a natural system where all things work in harmony. We are
part of nature and should have a natural tendency toward cooperation and kindness. There is an energy in nature that cannot
be felt when it is blocked, closed off, or corrupted. Just as paving over a forest or needlessly killing an animal disrupts
and depletes the natural flow of natures energy, causing divisions between people creates an even more powerful drain on the
potential greatness of humans. The reality that there are people who profit from creating these divisions is an unfortunate
truth. Fighting to stop them would be to buy into their dysfunction. Our only option is to spread the message to Do
No Harm in a positive, loving, kind way. Choose to communicate this message in ways that unites and does not judge or criticize.
In other words, Does No Harm.
Peace, and Do No Harm,
April 17, 2010
Comment: I think
a little reminder is all we need, now and then. I think the number sticker, and the bracelets are excellent reminders.
I'd like to ask for a few to share with others. For me it will be a gentle reminder. Do no harm goes arm and arm with do unto
others, yet it encompasses so much more. Thank you for starting this movement. Thank you for sharing your vision, as the world
as we've recently known it is now in the midst of a shift, and we are remembering our humanity, and the humanity, as a
whole of our Oneness. As we continue to one by one, become more aware- more awake, we do less and less harm. It can not be
otherwise. Thank you for sharing your vision. The ripples we are experiencing are soon to become waves, but just like any
change, a gradual growth period will be less abrupt, and much like weightloss, will be more apt to stick, the more gradually
and purposeful we are. Do no harm;)
April 13, 2010
I just decided yesterday that my motto should be Do No Harm, a google moment later I found this website!
The more people committed to do no harm, the better this place will be. See you around!
Bengt, Hong Kong
March 16, 2010
Comment: id like to try.
February 15, 2010
Name: Craig Mollins
for this wonderful website, so full of inspiration and vision. If we can learn to live from our heart, doing no harm will
become more and more natural to us. It's a daily practice, for the rest of one's life, and you only get better at it the more
you are dedicated to this way of life and the more you practice it in everyday situations, moment by moment.
we do no harm, and may there be profound peace on this earth.
February 10, 2010
Winsse V. Cirujales, Philippines
is already difficult enough to Keep from DOING Harm, as it is not in any written logical nature for any human being to be
doing that, and yet this organization have managed, not only to DO NO HARM, but even Dares to take that extra step and actually
initiate to DO GOOD! What bravery!
My entire family and myself send our most sincere "Thank You". We
just received the incredibly generous package of free wrist bands, pins and stickers. Not only are they FREE, they are absolutely
"Courage is contagious. when a brave man takes a stand, the spine of others are often stiffened."
-William Franklin "Billy" Graham
And I truly believe there is no better way to teach than to Be the example.
Though I am positive the people who give away freebies here is NOT perfect (as no one is) I salute their determination in
the effort to strive to be perfect and submit themselves to Love, to the Truth, and to be as thoughtful and generous and as
Kind as they could possibly be. I am at awe in your selfless presence.
"I'm gonna be telling your story, Happy
Feet, long after your dead and gone!" -Lovelace, Happy Feet.
January 22, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the site
and the opportunity to be a productive force to remind others and my own self to Do No Harm.
January 22, 2010
Name: Maureen Smith
I was delighted to have a friend tell me about your website and mission. I have used,
"Do No Harm" as a personal motto for years. Imagine my delight and suprise to find people are actually understanding
and supporting this simple but power philosophy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
December 26, 2009
Name: Charle Nelson
Comment: Thank you for this
web site! In January, I plan to teach a course from a small book by Ruebn Job entitled: "Three Simple Rules." The
three are: "Do No Harm," "Do Good," and "Stay In Love With God." Your readers have
been both helpful and insightful.
December 24, 2009
Name: Madusanka Thilakarathne
received your bumper sticker.Thanks for that.Actually it was all free.Thanks again.Nice campaign.Please update your site regularly.
November 30, 2009
Name: Kåre Mulvad
we'll be better at doing no harm - I'm glad i found this site searching for acts of kindness which is my current project doing
no harm by calling for action in doing kind acts for people without asking for anything in return - i'm going to add a link
to my project to hopefully spread both the Do No Harm and my own struggle in this: http://www.bethatsomeone.org
November 11, 2009
Name: Janos Abel
Comment: "Do no harm"
means do not cause harm by committing harm.
A vast amount of harm is being done by omission: "All that is required
for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
Should not the command be, "do no harm by commission
October 30, 2009
As a child I was often made to feel that I was "too sensitive" or that I needed
to live in reality because I would go out of my way to avoid hurting anything, even tiny bugs. I would also cry easily when
I saw the news adn couldn't understand why there needed to be so much hurt (most of it unnecessary, in my young eyes).
I have taught my children the importance of gentleness and kindness and today they are two of the sweetest and most empathic
people I know. They run out after it rains to get the snails that come out of the greasses and into the sidewalks out
of harm's way. It has been a challenge to raise such sensitive boys in our rough and tough society. It is not always
appreciated. I often feels we are going against the grain--yet it feels so right. I would love to find like-minded
parents. I know I am raising my boys to lead a gentler world and I am so glad I am not the only one who feels that love
and kindness, in all their simplicity, are what truly matters.
October 5, 2009
Name: Susan Springer
Comment: wow, this
September 25, 2009
Name: Mike Joncas
Comment: NICE SITE
September 22, 2009
Name: Tim Vaughan
think this is the most inspiring website I have found. I'm going to wear one of those nice "do no harm"
bracelets to remind me. Thanks to you!
Name: Josie Hyde
I have always told my kids that as long as they live by "Do No Harm" no matter
what, I will always be proud of them. I am ecstatic to see that we are not the only ones living by this mantra!
August 17, 2009
Name: peter parsons
Comment: in child rearing, i
have avoided corporal punishment, and yet i feel i continue to harm my children in perhaps deeper, more psychological ways
than a spanking might do. i continue to seek a mindful non-harming way of parenting.
i be free of suffering, may all beings be free from suffering.
July 22, 2009
Comment: A favorite quote of the Tao Te Ching...
Live in accordance with the nature of things,
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep
in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
by your word.
Govern with equity.
in choosing the right moment.
One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things.
moves in harmony with the present moment,
always knowing the truth of just what to do.
in other words...Do
July 19, 2009
Name: Kurt Edward Fishback
Thank you for being at the Word Fest in Grass Valley yesterday.
I will pass this forward
to my friends and students. Balance and peace in all things is possible.
July 1, 2009
Name: Alex Raedish
Thank You "Buddhist Geeks" podcast guys for directing your listeners here.
In turn, I too will pass it forward.
June 11, 2009
Name: Wendy Miller
I do not kow who you are your color, age or anything abot you but if every body in the world
could take the time to read your words this would be surely (I have run out of words) a start
June 1, 2009
Comment: I have been contemplating this, recently. I am glad I have found people that observe the same philosophical paradox.
I have lived my life trying to do no harm. I was a vegetarian (10 yrs), I can't kill a mosquito or a spider. I have
dilemas with killing aphids on my roses. There are over 50 aphids and one rose; who deserves to live, who am I to decide?
Amoebas eat algae, birds eat bugs, whales eat fish, etc. What my question has been: if one exists, then does one need to die
(or be harmed)? A balance beam of sorts? If the aphids and roses are left to themselves, I don't think the rose
would die (it would be disfigured and wilt, but not die). I can go deeper here, but I just wanted to express my recent thoughts.
Perhaps I'll blog that myself.
May 6, 2009
Comment: I am reading a book right now called the dahli lama and he discribes how this is a foundation of the tabetan hindu
culture. to help or at least do no harm. I am in the medical field and imediately thought of the hipocratic oath. I was looking
up the concept online when I came across this site. good for you.
April 24, 2009
Comment: I've done lots of harm to people: emotionally, spiritually and physically. I still feel guilty about it.
Even giving someone a dirty or condescending look is harmful. Thinking mean thoughts about others is self-harm. I think
I've learned not to do these things, but sometime I still do them as a matter of habit. God, and everyone that I have
harmed, please forgive me.
April 20, 2009
What a wonderful concept. I saw a bumper sticker Saturday as I left a Sprouts grocery
store and immediately asked the young lady where she got it.
My first thought was of John Wesley, who said, as
has been quoted here, "Do No Harm." My second of the Wiccan Rede, which states "An Ye Harm None, Do What
If only the adherents to all the many world religions would follow their simplest precepts...
I am going to add a link to this site to mine: www.resourcesforspiritualactivism.com
April 20, 2009
Name: Lona Scott
There can be no darkness, without light.
No good, without evil.
right, without wrong.
As long as there are those who would do no harm....
there will be those who cannot
Ying and Yang,
or not at all.
It's nice to see written evidence,
of like souls, who would do no harm.
A comfort, really.
April 14, 2009
Name: Carness Vaughan
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, had three simple rules for the people in his classes
who were meeting to become better disciples of Jesus. The first of these rules is, you guessed it, to do no harm!
The other two are to do good and to attend to the ordinances of God (worship, Bible study, prayer, the Lord's Supper, and
fasting). If all of us followed these three simple rules, we would be able to make a huge difference in our communities
and our world. I'm preaching on these three in the weeks to come - any insight would be appreciated! Take care
and God bless each of you as you seek to do no harm.
February 23, 2009
January 21, 2009
Comment: We all need to take a minute, not be in a hurry, slow down, not be rude, be kinder and consider others. We all have
been told at one time or maybe several do to others as you wish done to you. The universe gives back, what you give. My new
years promise is to be more patient and tolerant. PEACE and quit eating pre-packaged preservatives, eat more healthy, you
might be a little happier!
January 1, 2009
Comment: Wishing all of you a happy and peaceful 2009. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
December 8, 2008
is going to take for the rest of the planet to realize this concept:
All life is truly connected and when a person inflicts
pain and suffering unto another living thing then all life is affected.
December 7, 2008
Name: Eric Little
do no harm you must be in peace with yourself.
November 25, 2008
it harm none do what ye will...
November 24, 2008
Name: Jim 'Flip' San Filippo
Comment: "Consider ennobling others rather than considering them ignoble."
"Dignify all, disparage
Ennobleto make somebody or something noble or more dignified.
reprehensible, dastardly, low.
Disparagebelittle, ridicule, criticize, denigrate.
others rather than considering them ignoble."
"Dignify all, disparage none."
November 18, 2008
Name: Pat Peace
You Cannot Help the Others... help them by "DO NO HARM" to them ...
My way of thinking is
" If you cannot help, don't harm atleast"
November 11, 2008
Name: Cris Weber
kind to yourself and all living things. Know that the greatest church exists within you and you are connected to everything
in the form of creative energy. Namaste
November 11, 2008
no harm - visualize a peaceful world... help to co-cretae that world by meditating with like-minded people around the globe
November 11, 2008
Name: C.J. Johnson
is random act of kindness day.
November 10, 2008
Name: Danny Laesch
you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Tenzin Gyatso, the
14th Dalai Lama
Be well all.
September 17, 2008
Name: Gwendolyn Carr
is contagious, and happiness is what you get when you are, in all conscience, doing no harm
September 1, 2008
Name: tyler graves
i have this as a bumper sticker on my car. i swear people are less aggressive towards
me on the road. and my friends have made some nice comments. small actions can render wide results.
August 30, 2008
Name: Peter Day
think this idea (do no harm) is great and try as best I can to complement it with the guiding desire to Be Helpful. And it's
true that having a bumper stripe is a constant reminder. Thanks
August 27, 2008
Comment: Clyde, you are so inspiring! We can all do so much more than we realize. My spiritual path led
me to your site. We truly are all ONE--- everything that exists. http://spectrumofbeliefs.blogspot.com
August 18, 2008
glad to know this site is here. Wonderful meeting some of you over the weekend in Allentown. "There is no 'us'
and 'them'." It really is that easy.
August 5, 2008
Name: Peri Jane R.
I know we get though this time and may I say I love "DO NO HARM" it is wonderful to have a web site like this.
July 27, 2008
Name: Jim Linderman
LOVE YOU GUYS! thanks
"be the change you want to see in the world" .. "do no harm" .. all such good
stuff .. and so simple, but sometimes not easy
jim linderman, stockton
July 21, 2008
are asked to first do no harm, why not lawyers, businessmen, religious leaders and politicians? Why not us? Why not now?
( http://www.donoharm.us/ )
Most of us agree that the world is sick, yet many think that do no harm means to
*not actively* do any harm.
If a doctor dismisses a serious illness as nothing, has the doctor done no harm?
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
July 20, 2008
Name: Randy Whitwell
have just turned 56 yrs old (bummer!)and have had many years to comtemplate what is important in life. I have concluded (for
myself) that simply being kind is so important to having peaceful realations with people. This quality is so lacking in the
world. I think that it is possibly even more important than love, or maybe it is the foundation for love. We don't necessarily
need to love though, to be kind. We just need to build people up and celebrate their contributions to the world no matter
how small we may feel they are. Being kind is also very infectious. I hope that someday this quality of kindness will be spread
to pandemic proportions throughout the world.
June 26, 2008
Name: Candace Hayley Warner
Comment: How can we get this Subject onto OPERAH. I myself do not watch her but it has been proven time & time again that
any topic she brings attention too seems to get positive results. I know she has had a series Called Something like "AWAKENING"
but I think a scientific study may help people feel it is real.We need to bring global attention to this study. Get it into
the media somehow....to get into the mind of the "UNCONSCIOUS". I am in the process of becoming more conscious as
I have been educating myself alot lately about the state of our world.SCAREY stuff ! But the amazing thing I keep coming across
in all my research is the common connection between everything I read...weather religion,science,or otherwize is Global Consciousness
.Peace to all
June 23, 2008
Name: Bobi Watson
my first distribution of "do no harm" items included a mindfulness walk with seven children at a zoo in Cape May
County and some yoga asana and drawing before leaving... They were thrilled with there bracelets, and I'm thrilled to
be planting seedlings. Now I've got a local yoga studio, Dragonfly Wellness, also in Cape May Court House NJ on
board. We are practicing "ahimsa" also in yogic terminology known as non-violence... Do No Harm is a great
principle and a great friend. Thank you for doing no harm and spreading the message wide and far.
June 22, 2008
this new paradigm of consciousness and what it means to be fully human we, as players and consumers of media, need to think
about what harm we do to ourselves and others in a very circumspect manner. Buddhist understanding is that the violence we
watch on TV, even the fictional, impacts the mind as if it REALLY were real to the viewer. Even in our dreams we are
sorting out the troubles presented to our readily believing minds! Thus, we perpetuate violence on many levels.
conversely, how important is it now that we chose to see the positive in our everyday lives.
GRATITUDE AND BEAUTY!!!!
June 18, 2008
Name: Tamra Honea
lovely to affirm that the value of kindness and gentle intention. Peace.
June 9, 2008
beautifully pure message and one that we should always try to live by. It makes me happy to know that others have internalized
this ideal as well.
May 23, 2008
Here is amazing.
I love you all.
Keep it up.
May 22, 2008
a simple, yet inspiring concept. I will be spreading this message in my daily life- and it's nice to know that I
am not alone....
Comment: Ah, finally a message is being spread across the world.
I am very excited at the fact that there are no catch
kind people like me in the world. We are banding together to spread a message that has been needed for so many years!
is AMAZING, JUST PLAIN AWSOME! So lets keep this up yall and to everyone.
Spread the Word-Do No Harm!
May 15, 2008
is so much hate in the world today. i myself have found myself beating my fist into the ground because of the actions of other
and what they do. i'm glad i came across this, or i would continue to be a victom to the unrelentless virus called hate
May 14, 2008
found this site. So true!! Would love more updeated news !!!
May 10, 2008
Name: Carole in bonnie Scotland
Comment: Do no harm
May 9, 2008
Comment: "Do No Harm" - This saying has been part of the Wiccan Rede for as long as recorded history. You can do anything
you want but harm another or try to force an outcome against someone's will. But, nobody has the right to harm your or
your loved ones. If that happens, you protect the innocent. Do no harm; So mote it be.
May 6, 2008
Comment: I was reminded again today how simple our message really is and how hard it is to really argue against.
As more people ask me about what my button or stickers mean, the message spreads and as it spreads we can make people more
aware of their affect on the world we all inhabit.
May 5, 2008
Comment: Great idea!..and it's not enough to just "do no harm"....we all must stand up against harm being done
by others. I think we ought be tough minded, and open minded and really think things through.....then continue to re-think
them through or we might end up with a Police State. The price of liberty is eternal vigilence.
April 25, 2008
a GREAT site! I will share this with everyone I know. WE CAN raise global consciousness. WE CAN change the ego driven attitude.
WE WILL reclaim basic human integrity.
April 23, 2008
Name: Don Noone
Comment: I think
"do no harm" implies that the natural order of things, living and not, is good, harmonious, and abundant and as
long as no one does harm, good will naturally result. So, I think there is a natural tendency to care, to be nurturant, to
be protective, and to be tolerant. Trouble starts when folks start doing harm - in its many different expressions of hurtfulness.
Scarcity kicks in, true belief is in overdrive, and me first generates walls. The result is injury, violence, and combat.
I can subscribe to do no harm as a basic standard for behavior. It gets beyond ideology, and religion, in particular, and
provides a simple naturalistic, easy to remember guideline for behavior.
I'm happy I found this site.
April 22, 2008
is all there is. "Do No Harm" reminds us of that in our encounters with one another, our planet, the countries
with whom we share the earth, etc. It's a simple truth and one that needs to be awakened!
April 21, 2008
pleased to have found this.
April 20, 2008
Name: Cheryl Horgan
more can I say? This is wonderful.
April 16 2008
April 14, 2008
Name: Jim Claunch
love of power is replaced by the power of love there will be great harm done. Faith and reason may both be wonderful virtues
but if they are not bridled and controlled from first to last by love then harm,no doubt sincere and well intentioned harm,
will result. Doing no harm to people is the most basic human right and it is inalienable and neither faith nor reason nor
national government has the right to trample it asunder. Reason, Faith and Governments are to be in the service of people
not for the harming of people. Reason and Faith and national governments may at times seek to justify harming people
but they are there for just the opposite reason. The Sabbath, reason, faith and governments are made for the comfort and aid
of man not man for them. Love will always say," Do no harm." as it addresses these good powers and virtues.
At its best if possible after consulting with those to be helped to see if its intended good is good on their terms , with
permission Love will then do all the good it can. For that the consent of the one helping and the
one being helped need to agree. However love needs no ones permission to do no harm and that should be a rule for us
all without exception.
April 9, 2008
Name: Gwendolyn Carr
love what you've done with the place. thank you for spreading the goodness.
April 7, 2008
Name: ken feldman
message is short sweet and to the point its simple DO NO HARM think about how we treat others and how we can help others by
spreading this simple message of DO NO HARM what a great concept to bad the folks in corporate america ,our politicians
and many others just dont live this way PS lets stop the war and bring our troops home safe and sound !! retired U.S.
MILITARY VET ken feldman proud to be clyde and suzy'S COUSIN WITH MUCH LOVE ALWAYS lets
all try to make this a better world by living this way DO NO HARM !!! ken feldman 100% disabled us navy veteran
April 6, 2008
Name: Martin ellacott
stuff folks. Would that every one thought the way you do. Keep up the good work.
April 2, 2008
Name: Eden Fetterly
To DO NO HARM is to ask yourself every moment of every day, what is my intention.
Is it for my own gain, when I make an unkind remark, is it for my gain to manipulate others. It is my intention to DO
NO HARM. I hope that all humanity will embrace each other and recognize that we are not different from each other and we all
want peace, love and harmony in our lives.
I am so grateful for the change this new consciousness has made in my life.
I now feel I have a life worth living.
April 1, 2008
been spreading this message my whole life! i just found this website today, im so HAPPY i found a place where people
understand that the world is changing!
March 29, 2008
Name: Sandra Hays
you for this website, I am very happy to see the Do No Harm message being spread, I will gladly do the same thing.
March 28, 2008
Name: Ashley Byford
think this is a fab website, and I really really hope that the message gets across. I'll certainly link to it from my
blog page. And any other pages I can find too. What a fantastic way to start a movement. DO NO HARM!
March 26, 2008
will be placing a
"Do No Harm" Website link
Aleichem Shalom, Tim
March 26, 2008
think your web site is wonderful. I want to join up and help spread the words DO NO HARM in any way I can
March 24, 2008
Name: Sharen Ewing
life it is easier to do no harm let nature and spirit heal themselves .Relax and think positive smile
March 16, 2008
Name: Mikael Lady
to spirit is important to me in not harming other beings. By example not ego is my path.
March 12, 2008
Name: dani omri
in Israel one would think it is a good idea to spread the word around - amongst ourselves and the Palestinians. Living with
myself - i know it is much better to start within you. "Do no harm" to you, then no one will be there to stop you
from doing no harm to others and spreading the word around effectively. Thank you for reminding us the obvious
March 12, 2008
you. Nice to see someone else contemplating this now. Hope your good news catches on around the internet.
March 10, 2008
love the simplicity of this. three simple words tha could change the world, change our lives.
this on both my blogs.
March 4, 2008
feel all fluffy inside looking at this website and reading what people have to say about it. It is truly inspiring.
March 4, 2008
is a great message. It is simple and clear. There is no ambiguity. But the effectiveness of it for those
who read it will depend upon the scope of their perspective. "Harm" can come in many forms, not just the obvious
confrontational physical manifestation. We as human beings do indeed cause a lot of harm in slow, subtle ways.
Every time you create non-biodegradable trash, you are harming the environment. (Please refrain from using disposable
The average person creates harm every day, without even knowing it. And getting them to stop doing
it will be difficult, due to their inability to relate to the larger perspective. And that's probably the biggest
challenge in getting through to any human being--making them understand something that they do not naturally relate to.
The world is heading in a dangerous direction with tremendous momentum. At this point, it will only get much worse before
it gets better. And messages like "Do No Harm" can help lessen the impact. As a concerned citizen of
planet Earth, I can only hope it will have more effect than it currently does. Because it's not just the human beings
who will suffer--most of the higher forms of life on Earth will certainly suffer, many even to extinction. It will be
a great loss... and the generations that succeed us will only wonder why the generations who came before them were so ignorant
and short sighted.
March 3, 2008
Name: Carol L. Skolnick
occurs to me that there is no way to do absolutely no harm. I don't sweep the ground before I walk on it; who knows how
many little plants and insects I've crushed? It's likely that some if not most of the textiles and furniture in my
home were made under poor working conditions. I'm typing this on a keyboard with plastic components, likely not recycled,
and the computer itself sends out rays which may be harmful.
This doesn't mean we can't be more conscious;
to at least be aware of how we can reduce, if not entirely eliminate, the harm we do, even that which is inadvertent.
It's actually quite easy to reduce the amount of harm we do: for instance, by not buying water in plastic bottles
(I read recently that 70% of water bottles go to landfill, even with recycling); by stopping to breathe and calm down before
lashing out at our children; by not creating toxicity in our own bodies with foods that have chemical additives; by eating
lower on the food chain; by trying to purchase goods from companies with demonstrable commitment to their employees and to
With a little education ("When we know better, we do better." Maya Angelou), a little
awareness, and a little effort, we can do a lot less harm. "Do No Harm;" what a wonderful reminder to live the life
I would like to live. Thank you so much.
March 3, 2008
Name: Saul Moss
only way we will survive on this planet is by Doing No Harm. That's it, the great philosophy of all time. Do No Harm.
February 26, 2008
animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white,
or women created for men."
"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each
other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." Pythagorus
Go vegan for
peace, for yourself, for all sentient beings and the environment.
February 25, 2008
Name: Zal Moxis
An it harm none,
do as ye will.
February 20, 2008
Name: Joseph Koudelka
no harm. It is easy to think that I live 'do no harm' but reality in action suggests that I have a long way to go
on this path. Still, I know of no better way than to live a life of zazen so that 'do no harm' manifests by ever-widening
degrees in this world that I find myself.
February 20, 2008
Name: MGBADA JOE
LOVE THIS PAGE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
February 10, 2008
Name: SANDRA CREACY
my search to find "me", I began to look into the concept of living my life in a way that would make me a happier
person. I found the more people I made happy with a small comment or gester of good will, the happier I felt. I began to treat
people with respect, no matter who they were or how much they deserved respect. I learned real fast how hard this could be!
Do no Harm is a wonderfull way to conduct your daily life, It may not be easy to do, but as they say, "just do it"
The outcome is so pleasent at the end of the day...to look back on all the smiles that came your way. I will take this vow,
today, Febuary 10th, 2008.....I WILL DO NO HARM.
January 31, 2008
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Cause No Harm
It's easy to say but not so easy
to do. Legend has it that the Buddha saw farmers working in the fields with hoes and forks. He saw worms and insects being
cut and killed by the tools and realized that harm and suffering were everywhere. So going through life without hurting something
is pretty near impossible. As careful as we may be, there is always the possibility that what we are doing is causing or will
cause harm to someone or something. Maybe harm is the wrong word...maybe we should say cause no discomfort. All beings want
to live comfortably. Even a flatworm will avoid an unpleasant stimulus. To a flatworm, comfort means food and a cosy place
to live. For a dolphin, it means food, a cosy place to live, and friends to play with. For a human, it means so much more.
The more complex the peephole we're looking through, the more difficult it is to find comfort. So for a flatworm, harm
or discomfort would involve a lack of food, or the cosy place to live, while for a human, it could be almost anything.
So causing no harm is not so easy to do. Generally, animals have no intention to cause harm or even discomfort. They have
no ability to look ahead and see the consequences of their actions. So if a lion eats a person...the intention is probably
to survive. We, as humans, have a responsibilty to look closely at what we are doing. We need to look ahead to see the possible
outcomes of our actions. We need to think less of ourselves as individuals, and think more of the overall comfort of the One
Thing of which we are all a part.
January 23, 2008
simple, it's clear and it doens't even require education just do no harm!
January 23, 2008
Name: MGBADA JOE
LOVE THIS PAGE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
January 22, 2008
Name: Jundo Cohen, Treeleaf Zendo
Comment: I thank you very much for this place, your "non-profit non-organization". We best life, as we can, to "Do
Please keep up the aspirations of your message and mission. Do No Harm!
January 21, 2008
Primum Non Nocere, a signpost to follow
January 20, 2008
Name: cameron cruz
think you should send bracelets to iraq to the soldires and give them to the people and inforce the do no harm policy in other
January 18, 2008
Name: Mike Wilson
"Do no harm" is part of the mission statement that I have crafted for my life.
Said list also includes living a life of love, listening carefully, and goofing generously. Thanks for your efforts.
I look forward to the schwag.
January 18, 2008
thanks for some great food for thought about ways to be more humane and just in this world.
I will continue working on doing no harm everywhere I can!
January 15, 2008
Comment: words that i shall live by
January 11, 2008
Name: Jon Wheeler
Awesome idea; even more amazing that you do this (which takes money) without donations. Do No Harm is so hard to do
in one's life. We're too blithely unaware of what we do to others. Can't wait for the wrist band.
January 9, 2008
Name: Karen Riley-Searle
this is beautiful
January 9, 2008
Name: Vaughan Rautenbach
Email Address: email@example.com
I wish more governments around the world would follow the principles on this site.
January 8, 2008
Name: lori Clabaugh
my people, I have found my people. What a wonderful resource for those of us trying so hard to find spirituality somewhere
other than aisle five or shop.com.
January 4, 2008
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
simple but important message. Greetings from aotearoa! ( New
January 3, 2008
Name: Sarah M
All I have to say is: "DO NO HARM"
December 30, 2007
Nice website, keep up the great work.
December 27, 2007
Name: Richard Dillon
December 27, 2007
Name: debbie giordano
what a wonderful statement
December 25, 2007
Name: Gene Bourquin
Continue to broadcast your message and I will too . . .
December 25, 2007
Name: Ruthie Lancaster
This looks like a wonderful creed. I want very much to try living by it.
December 11, 2007
Name: Tom Hogg
December 9, 2007
Name: David Mason
Thank you for this 'harm-less' message. If only we could get just a fraction of human's to follow this
maxim wouldn't things be more ... desirable / Just one small semantic point, yet to me it has 'value', you refer,
in part, to the Hippocratic oath, that which all physicians tradionally take before being confirmed as qualified practitioners
of 'medicine', your words were 'and to do no harm', the Oath reads : "And above all, to do no harm"
I think that that 'Above All' is crucial, it is the most important and therefore 'ruling' factor. No 'harm'
intended. :-))) David
December 7, 2007
Hello there, I really, really, really dig/appreciate your message and mission. Thank you! I came across your site on
http://www.fallingfruit.tv/buddhistgeeks. I will do my best to spread the word! I've added a link to your site on my blog,
www.traviseneix.com. Hope your Friday is going well!
December 7, 2007
Name: Carl Zimmerling
. . . that is a real important vow. And if I did harm, I want to recognize it, to avoid it the next time . . . .