The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule (also called ‘The Ethics of Reciprocity”) suggests some stunning ethical guideposts common among the world’s major religions.

Simply, The Golden Rule = treat others as you would like to be treated.

ABORIGINAL SPIRITUALITY: “We are as much alive as we keep the Earth alive.”

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.”

BUDDHISM: “Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.”

CHRISTIANITY: “In everything, do to others as you would have them to do you; for this is the law of the prophets.”

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.

HINDUISM: “This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.”

ISLAM: “Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.”

JAINISM: “One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.”

JUDAISM: “What is hateful ot you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary.”

SIKHISM: “I am a stranger to one one; and no one is stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all.”

TAOISM: “Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.”

ZOROASTRIANISM: “Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.”

Reading this daily helps me remain mindful of our similarities…

The Golden Rule

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