Golden Rule Texts from Faiths around the world
A common ground life principle that most all faith traditions embrace as a core bedrock is the Golden Rule. The texts may vary but the meaning holds true. Please feel free to print this off and share it. We will add the entire source of where these texts come from in sacred texts below…
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PS Text Sources
Bahá’í — “Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh
Buddhism – “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. “ ~ Udana-Varga 5:18
Christianity – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” ~ Jesus: The Bible, Luke 6:31
Confucianism – “Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.” ~ Analects 15:23
Hinduism – “This is the sum duty; do naught to others which would cause you pain if done to you.” ~ Mahabharate 5:1517 ~
Humanism – “Always act so as to elicit the best in others, and thereby yourself.” ~Ethic Culture
Islam – “No one of you is a believer until you desire for another that which you desire for yourself.” ~ The Sunnah (from the Hadith), publ. 1975
Jainism – “A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.” ~ Satrakritanga 1.11.33
Judaism – “Love your neighbor as yourself.” ~ Leviticus 19:18
Native Spirituality – “We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive” ~ Chief Dan George
Navajo Nation – “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”
Secular – “We should conduct ourselves toward others as we would like them act toward us.” ~ Aristotle, 385 B.C.
Scientology – “Two Rules for Happy Living: 1. Be able to experience anything. 2. Cause only those things which others are able to experience easily.” ~ L. Ron Hubbard, “Scientology: A New Slant on Life.”
Sikhism – “Don’t create hatred with anyone as God is within everyone.” ~ Guru Arjan Devji, Siri Guru Granth Sabhib
Sufism – “You must see in the heart of another the temple of God.” – ~ Hazrat Inayay Khan: The Art of Being
Taoism – “I am good to the man who is good to me; likewise, I am also good to the bad man.”
Unification – “Live for the sake of others.” ~ Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Unitarianism – “We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” ~ Unitarian principle
PLEASE NOTE, this is a work in progress…. we’ll update as we receive new texts or information about them. Thank you.