Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Golden Rule in 20 World Religions

1- Hinduism:
"This is the sum of Dharma [duty]: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you." (Mahabharata, 5:1517)
"Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." (Udana-Varga 5:18)
3- Jainism:
"A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated." (Sutrakritanga 1.11.33)
4- Taoism:
"Regard your neighbor’s gain as your gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss." (Tai Shang Kan Yin P’ien)
5- Confucianism:
“What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men." (Analects 15:23)
6- Shinto:
"The heart of the person before you is a mirror. See there your own form." (Munetada Kurozumi, Opening Way 57)
7- Ancient Egyptian:
"Do for one who may do for you, that you may cause him thus to do." (The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, 109 - 110)
8- Zoroastrianism:
"Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others." (Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29)
9- Judaism
"...thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (Leviticus 19:18)
10- Ancient Greece:
"What you do not want to happen to you, do not do it yourself either." (Sentences of Sextus, 179)
11- Ancient Rome
"What you would avoid suffering yourself, seek not to impose on others." (Epictetus, Fragment 38)
12- Christianity
"And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." (Luke 6:31)
13- Islam:
"None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself." (Al-Nawawi's Forty Hadiths,13)
14- Sikhism:
"Don't create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone." (Guru Arjan Devji 259)
15- Sufism:
"Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain." (Saadi, Gulistan 1, 10)
16- Ancient Incas:
"Do not to another what you would not yourself experience." (Manco Capoc, Testament, 11))
17- Native American:
"May all these people and all their generations walk together as relatives." (Black Elk, Sacred Pipe 37)
18- The Yorubas of West Africa:
"He who injures another injures himself." (The Juvenile, vol.1, 176, 1853)
19- Moroccan tribesmen:
"What you desire for yourself you should desire for others." (Wit and Wisdom in Morocco, Westermarck, 236)

20- Tamil Tradition:
"Do not do to others what you know has hurt yourself." (Tirukkua, Tiruvalluvar (Chapter 32, k. 316)

21- Theosophy
"To all, whether Chohan or chela, who are obligated workers among us the first and last consideration is whether we can do good to our neighbour, no matter how humble he may be; and we do not permit ourselves to even think of the danger of any contumely, abuse or injustice visited upon ourselves. We are ready to be "spat upon and crucified" daily — not once — if real good to another can come of it."(Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett, 86)