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.  

 

 

 

 

Lynette Wilson, Publisher
Author: Lynette Wilson, Publisher

Lynette grew up in the small Wisconsin town of Boscobel, home of the Gideon Bible. After attending college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Platteville achieving an A.A. degree she decided a break was needed n order to figure out which academic discipline she wanted to pursue. While contemplating intensely on her choices she met and married Fernando. Lynette returned to college and studied Small Business Management and Bookkeeping. After several years of working in management she found herself once again meditating on her future. The powers that be answered and she returned to the academic life in pursuit of a double major in Physical and Occupational Therapy. She found time to assist in the Special Resource Center helping quadriplegics and the legally blind in the classroom setting as well as reading for the blind. In the midst of her professional goals she had a difficult pregnancy which temporarily (...so she thought) would interrupt her coursework. She attempted to return to her studies, but the stork visited a second time. After the birth of their daughter, an unwelcomed visitor arrived a year and a half later, Brain Cancer. After 7 years of fighting, Fernando passed away. (2003) This experience...

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