The Golden Rule: As Expressed in many religions

Being a Baha’i is to embrace the foundations of all Faith’s. Baha’is worship the one true God known to many by different names – Yaweh, Allah, Brahma, or God.  

 

Although these paths to God may at times seem to be many and at odds with each other due to man’s interpretation, the fundamental teachings of their Prophets that make up the foundations of these religions are actually one ever-unfolding religion emanating from a single source – God.  Baha’is call this “Progressive Revelation” or “The Oneness of Religion”. 

 

Mankind learns from these Divine Educators about God and His attributes.  They teach and guide us in order that we may develop spiritual qualities and to help carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. 

 

The Golden Rule has been expressed in the teachings of many religions.  

 

One of these foundational teachings found in religion is the Golden Rule.

 

Baha’i Faith
“Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.”
-Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, 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

 

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.”
-Sunnah

 

Judaism
“What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. That is the law: all the rest is commentary.”
-Talmud, Shabbat 31a

 

Zoroastrianism
“Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others.”
-Shast-na-shayast 13:29

 

I have created a short video of the Golden Rule as expressed in religions.  

 

 

 

 

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