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Love and the Golden Rule in the world's great religions

Love

...in the world's great religions.

Christianity: "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is Love."

Confucianism: "To love all men is the greatest benevolence."

Buddhism: "Let a man cultivate towards the whole world a heart of love."

Hinduism: "One can best worship the Lord through Love."

Islam: "Love is this, that thou shouldst account thyself very little and God very great."

Sikhism: "Gold will regenerate those in whose hearts there is Love."

Judaism: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and thy neighbor as thyself."

Jainism: "The days are of most profit to him who acts in love."

Zoroastrianism: "Man is the beloved of the Lord, and should love him in return."

Baha'i: "Love Me that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My love can no wise reach three."

Shinto: "Love is the representative of the Lord."

source: The Foundation for Spritual Understanding, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, copyright 1988.

The Golden Rule

...according to the world's great religions.

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."

Buddism: "Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." (Udana-Varga, 5:18)

Baha'i: "Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself." (Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, 71)

this text is quoted from Bridging the Gap to Peace: From a New way of Thinking Into Action, by Deri Joy Ronis, Ph.D., DrDeri@DrDeri.com

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