The Golden Rule

Christianity: "So in everything, do to others, what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets"
-- New Testament: MT 7:12 NIV

Buddhism: Treat not others in ways that yourself would find hurtful.
-- Udana-Varga 5.18

Baha'i: 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

Confucianism: One word which sums up the basis for all good conduct...loving kindness. Do not do to others what you would not want done to yourself.
-- Confucius Analects 15:23

Hinduism: This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.
-- Mahabharata 5:1517

Islam: Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.
-- The Prophet Mohammed, Hadith

Judaism: What is hateful to you do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole torah; all the rest is commentary.
-- Hillel, Talmad, Shabbat 31a

Native Spirituality: We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.
-- Chief Dan George

Janism: One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.
-- Mahavira, Sutravitanga

Sikhism: I am no stranger to no one; an 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 your neighbors loss as your own loss.
-- T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien, 213-218

Unitarianism: We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent of all existence of which we are a part.
-- Unitarian principle

Zoroastrianism: Do not unto others what is injurious to yourself.
-- Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29

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