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…