Monday, July 12, 2010

Do Unto Others....

I ran across this while I was reading the other day.  Thought I would share it with you.  Seven different versions of what my mother use to tell me all the time...still does
                         ~ diane

The Golden Rule can be found in the seven basic religions on our planet... 

BRAHMANISM:  This is the sum of duty:  do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.  (Mahabharata 5:1517)

BUDDHISM:  Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.  (Udana-Varga 5:18)

CONFUCIANISM: Surely it is the maxim of loving kindness:  Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you.  (Analects 15:23)

TAOISM:  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)

ZOROASTRIANISM:  That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself.  (Dadistan-l-dinik 94:5)

JUDAISM;  What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman.  That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary.  (Talmud, Shabbat 31a)

CHRISTIANITY;  All things whatsoever ye would that man should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the Law and the prophets.  (Matthew 7:12)

ISLAM:  No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself

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