Friday, October 03, 2008

Golden Rule: Many Religions

Hinduism
Everything you should do you will find in this: Do nothing to others / That would hurt you if it were done to you.

Buddhism
Do not offend others / As you would not want to be offended.

Taoism
The successes of your neighbor and their losses / Will be to you as if they were your own.

Confucianism
Is there any rule that one should follow all of one's life? / Yes! The rule of the gentle goodness: / That which we do not wish to be done to us, we do not do to others.

Judaism
That which you do not wish for yourself / You shall not wish for your neighbor. / This is the whole law: the rest is only commentary.

Christianity
In everything, do to others what / You would have them do to you. / For this sums up the law and the prophets.

Islam
None of you shall be true believers / Unless you wish for your brother / The same that you wish for yourself.

Earth Wisdom
Do one of the above; / And live in such a way that you will enrich, and not diminish, / Our relatives in the Earth family / Of animals and plants, soil, air, and water.

2 comments:

Doorman-Priest said...

Yet there are those who tell you we can learn nothing from the others.

Jeff Greathouse said...

DP:

Yes there are and I happen to disagree with them.

I believe that we can learn some very valuable things from many different arenas of life.

BTW, good to see you.