Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Golden Rule

“The Man of Calling has no heart of his own. He makes the people’s heart his own heart. ‘To the good I am good; to the non good I am also good; for life is goodness.”
-Tao-te Ching, Wilheim

“Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye… You see the mote in your brother’s eye, but you do not see the beam in your own eye. When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to cast the mote from your brother’s eye.”
-Jesus, Gospel of Thomas

“Therefore: by your own person judge the person of the other… How do I know the nature of the world? Just through this.”
-Tao-te Ching, Wilheim

“So in everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. ”-Matthew 7:12, Gideon’s

"Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them.... love your enemies, do [what is] good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High."
-Luke 6:31,35

"Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?' He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’
-Luke 10:25-28

"This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you."
-Brahmanism, Mahabharata 5: 1517, (quoted from Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe)

"Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful."
-Buddhism, Udana-Varga 5:18, (quoted from Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe)

'Thou shalt Love thy neighbor as thyself." -Judaism, Leviticus 19:18

"Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others."
-Zoroastrianism, Shast-na-shayast 13:29

"One should always treat others as they themselves wish to be treated."
-Hinduism, Hitopadesa (quoted from Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe)

"Surely it is the maxim of loving kindness: Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you."
-Confucianism, Analects 15:23 (quoted from Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe)

"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain and your neighbor's loss as your own loss."
-Taoism, T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien (quoted from Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe)

"That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself."
-Zoroastrainism, Dadistan-I-dinik 94:5 (quoted from Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe)

"What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman. That is the entire law; a the rest is commentary."
-Judaism, Talmud, Shabbat 31a (quoted from Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe)

"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself."
-Islam, Sunnah (quoted from Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe)

"Thus sayeth the Lord; 'Bring the homeless poor into the house, when you see the naked, cover him, then your light will break out like the dawn and your recovery will speedily spring forth, then your lord will be your rear guard.'"

-Isaiah 58, Jewish Scripture

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