BAHA'I "Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself." Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'lla 71 BUDDHISM "Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." Udana-Varga, 5:18 CHRISTIANITY " All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." Matthew 7:12 CONFUCIANISM "Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you." Analects 15:23 HINDUISM " This is the sum of duty; do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you." Mahabharata 5:1517 ISLAM " No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." Hadith JAINISM " In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self." Lord Mahavir 24th Tirthankara JUDAISM " What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man. That is the law, all the rest is commentary." Talmud, Shabbat 3la NATIVE AMERICAN " Respect for all life is the foundation." The Great Law of Peace SHINTO: "The heart of the person before you is a mirror. See there your own form." SIKHISM " Don't create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone." Guru Arjan Devji 259 Guru Granth Sahib 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 THE WICKEN REDE: "If no harm is done, do as you will." ZOROASTRIANISM " That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for it's own self." Dadistan-i-Dinik,945 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If we could really grasp the concept of this "Golden Rule", perhaps we wouldn't have needed so many messengers. But alas, we are a stubborn breed. I believe that this one rule, if followed by everyone, would bring peace on earth instantly. It's so simple really. So why then is it so difficult?