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the golden rule, expanded

Ever wondered why blue jeans and white shirt is such a timeless classic combination?
What if we all lived this way?

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  –Christianity (as drawn from the Hebrew scriptures)

What is hateful to you do not do to your neighbor. That is the entire Torah. The rest is commentary. Go and learn.–Judaism

No one is a believer until you desire for another that which you desire for yourself.–Islam

Blessed are those who prefer others before themselves.–Baha’i

Human nature is good only when it does not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self.–Zoroastrianism

Be not estranged from one another, for God dwells in every heart.–Sikhism

In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, regard all creatures as you would your own self.–Jainism

Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.–Buddhism

Inspired by this poster at Ministry of the Arts, a lovely source of inspirational gifts. 

Creative Commons License photo credit: flickrohit

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3 comments to the golden rule, expanded

  • Kerali Reynolds

    I love this. I wish we could realize that so many of the world’s religions share deeply similar principles, and that we are more alike than different. That may sound trite and repetitive, but I’ve lived where many of those religions mentioned originated. Wherever I travel in the world I always find people from vastly different cultures who, at the core, believe and want essentially the same things I do.

  • This was a very interesting look at the similarities we are share. I’m new over at High Calling Blogs and thought I’d start introducing myself…so, hello! I’ll be back to look around.

  • Very interesting… But only in Christianity do we act this way by power of the Holy Spirit in response to gratitude to what has been done for us by Jesus Christ.

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