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27 September 2011

The Golden Rule (A-Z)

Food for thought as I sermonize:



Aboriginal Spirituality
We are as much alive 
as we keep the Earth alive.

- Chief Dan George
Baha'i Faith
Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, 

and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.
- Baha'u'llah, Gleanings

Buddhism
Treat not others in ways 
that you yourself would find hurtful.
- The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18
Christianity
In everything, do to others 
as you would have them do to you; 
for this is the law and the prophets.
- Jesus, Matthew 7:12

Confucianism
One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct
. . .loving kindness. 
Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.
- Confucius, Analects 15.23
Hinduism
This is the sum of duty: 
do not do to others what wouldcause pain if done to you.
- Mahabharata 5:1517
Islam
Not one of you truly believes 
until you wish for others whatyou wish for yourself.
- The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith
Jainism
One should treat all creatures in the world as
one would like to be treated.
- Mahavira, Sutrakritanga
Judaism
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. 
This is the whole Torah; 
all the rest is commentary.
- Hillel, Talmud, Shabbath 31a
Sikhism
I am a stranger to no one; 
and no one is a stranger to me.
Indeed, I am a friend to all.
- Guru Granth Sahib, pg. 1299
Taoism
Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain 
and yourneighbor's loss as your own loss.
- T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien, 213-218
Unitarianism
We affirm and promote respect 
for the interdependent web of all existence, 
of which we are a part.
- Unitarian principle
Zoroastrianism
Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.
- Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29




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