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Krishna Consciousness and the Judeo-Christian Tradition
A Guide to Interfaith Discussion

"The Golden Rule"

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 hurtful."
(Udana-Varga 5:18)
Confucianism: "Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that 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."
(T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien)
Zoroastrianism: "That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself."
(Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5)
Judaism: "What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary."
(Talmud Shabbat 31a)
Christianity: "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the Law and the prophets."
(Matthew 7:12)
Islam: "Not one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself."


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