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World Religions
(Followed by the "Golden Rule" as expressed by each. The best in a religion IS the religion, and the Great Spirit expresses in the best of them all)

Golden Rule sayings courtesy of Pflaum Publishing Group www.pflaum.com

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


"Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful" The Buddha, Utana-Varga 5.18

"In everything, do unto others as you would have them do unto you; for this is the law and the prophets" Matthew 7:12

"One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct...lovingkindness. Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself" Confucius, Analects 15.23

"Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself" The Prophet Muhammad's Hadith


"What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary" Hillel, Talmud, Shabbat 31a

Native American
"We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive" Chief George


"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain and your neighbor's loss as your own loss"Lao Tzu, T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien, 213-218


"We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part" Uni-tarian Principle


"I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all" Guru Granth Sa-hib, pg. 1299

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" Baha'u'llah, Gleanings


"Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself" Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29


(Other Religious Traditions are forthcoming...)