THE GOLDEN RULE

 

UNIVERSAL: Treat others as you would have them treat you.

CHRISTIANITY: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. (Matthew 7:12)

ISLAM: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (Sunnah)

ZARATHUSTRIANISM: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself. (Dadistan-I-dinik 94:5)

JUDAISM: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. (Talmud, Shabbat 31a)

BRAHMANISM: This is a sum of duty: do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. (Mahabharata 5:1517)

BUDDHISM: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. (Udana-Varga 5:18)

CONFUCIANISM: Sure it is in the maxim of loving kindness: Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you. (Analects 15:23)

TAOISM: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. (T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien) 

 

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