Sunday, July 10, 2011

Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You

‘‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’’

In the book, People Styles at Work . . . And Beyond,  the authors Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton) referred to it as the Golden Rule. The rule that was found by all major religions.

  • Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. –Sunnah
  • Christianity: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. -Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31
  • Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. -Udana-Varga, 5, 18
  • Brahmanism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. -Mahabharata, 5, 1517
  • Confucianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that 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. -Dadistani-dinik, 94, 5.

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