Aboriginal Spirituality –
We are as much alive as we keep the Earth alive.
— Chief Dan George
Baha'i Faith Texts –
Gleanings, from the Writings of Baha'u'lah
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.
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Buddhist Text –
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
— The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18
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Chinese Classics –
• Doctrine of the Mean
• The Great Learning
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.
— Confucius, Analects 15.23
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Christian Texts –
• The Old Testament
• The New Testament
In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
— Jesus, Matthew 7:12
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Hindu Texts –
This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.
— Mahabharata 5:1517
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Islamic Texts –
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.
— The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith
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One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.
— Mahavira, Sutrakritanga
Judaic Texts –
Torah (The Law)
• Nevi'im (The Prophets)
• Ketuvim (The Writings)
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary.
— Hillel, Talmud, Shabbath 31a
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I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all.
— Guru Granth Sahib, pg. 1299
The Texts of Taoism –
Tao Te Ching
Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain and your neighbor's loss as your own loss.
— T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien, 213-218
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We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.
— Unitarian principle
Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.
— Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29