Love thy neighbour

Jesus proclaimed “love thy neighbour as thyself.” Other religions have very similar teachings.

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

Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find harmful. (Udana-Varga 5:18)

Confucianism:  Surely it is the maxim of loving kindness; do not unto others what 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. (TaiShangKan Ying Pien)

Judaism:  What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man: That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary. (Talmud, Shabbat 31a)

Islam:  No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (Sunnah)

Sikhism: I am a stranger to no-one; and no-one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all. (Guru Grath Sahib, pg. 1299)

Jainism: One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated. (Mahavira, Sutrakritanga)

Baha’I: Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself. (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings)

Zoroastrianism: Do not unto others whatever is injurious to yourself. (Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29)

4 Responses to Love thy neighbour

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  2. Elliptical says:

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