The Golden Rule

That simple concept we call the Golden Rule seems to be universal. Jesus said we should ‘do to others as we would have them do to us.’ Hinduism teaches that ‘Those gifted with intelligence should always treat others as they themselves wish to be treated.’ Shintoism says: ‘The suffering of others is my suffering; the good of others is my good.’ In Buddhism it’s: ‘minister to friends and familiars by … treating them as you treat yourself.’ Taoists say: ‘Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain and regard your neighbour’s loss as your own loss.’ Islam says: “None of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.’ For Sikhs it’s: “As you consider yourself, so consider others.’ And in Judaism the word is ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’
If only we’d just do it.

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