The Golden Rule

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The core principle of Unism, as a philosophy of thought and approach to life, is known as “The Golden Rule,” and exists in nearly every major world religion.

Hinduism: Everything you should do you will find in this: Do nothing to others / That would hurt you if it were done to you. (Mahabharata 5:1517
Buddhism: Do not offend others / As you would not want to be offended. (Udanavarga 5:18)
Taoism: The successes of your neighbor and their losses / Will be to you as if they were your own. (T’ai-Shand Kan-Ying P’ien)
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. (Analects 15:23)
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. (Talmud Shabbat 31^)
Christianity: 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)
Islam: None of you shall be true believers / Unless you wish for your brother / The same that you wish for yourself. (Sunnat)
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.

 

This speaks to the fundamental humanity which is touched upon in each of the above religions – “the rest is only commentary.”

 

Enough said.

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