Jesus’ Version of Golden Rule

Armstrong states that Jesus echoed Rabbi Hillel’s golden rule when he says “Do unto others as you’d have done unto you.” Following are examples of the Golden Rule as taken from sources other than Judeo-Christian origins:

BUDDHISM: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. (Udana-Varga 5,18)

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)

ISLAM: No man is a true believer unless he desireth for his brother that which he desireth for himself. (Azizullah – Hadith 150)

TAOISM: Regard your neighbor’s gains 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. (Dadistan-i-dinik 94-5)

JAIN: A man should treat all creatures in the world as he himself would like to be treated. (Wisdom of the Living Religions, #69 – I:II:33)

BRAHMANISM: “This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. (Mahabharata 5,1517)

Courtesy of Speaking of Faith.

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