The “Golden Rule”, a list of 2 dozen versions by TODD HEBERT

The “Golden Rule”, a list of 2 dozen versions

by TODD HEBERT

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World religions differ greatly in their individual beliefs, practices and traditions. But the one thing that they all share is the Ethic of Reciprocity, or the Golden rule as it is commonly known. Here is a list of several religious traditions’ version of the universal rule.

  • Bahá’í Faith: 
    • "Ascribe not to any soul that which thou wouldst not
      have ascribed to thee, and say not that which thou doest not.
      " "Blessed
      is he who preferreth his brother before himself.
      "
      Baha’u'llah
    • "And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for
      thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself.
      " Epistle to
      the Son of the Wolf
  • Brahmanism"This is the sum of Dharma [duty]: Do naught unto others which would
    cause you pain if done to you".
     Mahabharata, 5:1517 "
  • Buddhism
    • "…a state that is not pleasing or delightful to me, how could I
      inflict that upon another?"
       Samyutta NIkaya v. 353 
    • Hurt not others in ways
      that you yourself would find hurtful."
       Udana-Varga 5:18
  • Christianity
  • "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men
Go HERE to read the full list

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