Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Goldmine of Golden Rules

Stumbled across this site, which reminded me of the Goldmine of Golden Rules I already created...

I wanted to share. So, here ya go. Know of any others? Please lemme know. Gracias.

Bahá'ís
"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, 30

Buddhism
"Hurt not others with that which pains yourself."
- The Udanavarga 5.18

Christianity
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
- Matthew 22:36-40

Confucianism
"Tzu-kung asked, 'Is there a single word which can be a guide to conduct throughout one's life?' The Master said, 'It is perhaps the word 'shu.' Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire."
- Confucius, from The Analects

Hinduism
"This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain."
- Mahabharata 5.1517

Islam
“No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.”
- Hadith

Jainism
"A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated. "
- Sutrakritanga 1.11.33

Judaism
“What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow human beings. That is the law; all the rest is commentary.”
- Talmud, Shabbat 31a

Native Spiritual Traditions
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
-Chief Seattle

Nigerian Proverb
"One [who is] going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts."

Shintoism
"Be Charitable to all beings, love is the representation of god."
-KO-JI-KI Hachiman Kasuga

Sikhism
"Don’t create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone."
- Guru Arjan Devji 259. Guru Granth Sahib

Taoism
"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain; and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss."
- Tai Shang Kan Ying P'ien

Zoroastrianism
"Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others."
- Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29

1 Comments:

At 6:09 PM, Blogger amarisse said...

Ok, it is now official... I know I came back at the right time. I was JUST today trying to figure out how on earth I would go about finding a list of all of these credos. Amazing. Thanks!

 

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