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The most common thread in all religions

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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 10:51 PM
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It turns out every major religion has some form of the golden rule:

Baha’i Faith
Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you,
and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.
Baha’u’llah, Gleanings

Buddhism
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18

Christianity
In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
Jesus, Matthew 7:12

Confucianism
One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct … loving-kindness.
Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.
Confucius Analects 15.23

Hinduism
This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.
Mahabharata 5:1517

Islam
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.

Book 001, Number 0072:
It is arrested on the authority of Anas b. Malik that the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon
him) observed: one amongst you believes (truly) till one likes for his brother or for his neighbour
that which he loves for himself.

Jainism
One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.
Mahavira, Sutrakritanga

Judaism
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole
Torah; all the rest is commentary. Go and learn it.
Hillel, Talmud, Shabbath 31a

Native Spirituality
We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.
Chief Dan George

Sikhism
I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all.
Guru Granth Sahib, p. 1299

Taoism
Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss.
Lao Tzu, T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien, 213-218

Unitarianism
We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Unitarian principle

Zoroastrianism
Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.
Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29




posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 11:07 PM
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Liberalism
Undo what others have done as it may have been done to disrespect you... and is probably racist too.

Seriously though I like the Taoism rule the best. It seems the least selfish.
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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

I spent many years of my young life mired in negativity. I do not consider myself "religious", but when God partly revealed himself to me and I began to understand the weight of this precept, it was as if my task was to slay a dragon, or push back a comet. I wasn't really aware that this is a universal concept in religion. By the little history I know, and my interactions with many people claiming religion, I wouldn't have guessed. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Nice collection. It is great to lay them side by side for comparison. If people could toss all the garbage associated with their religions and just adopt this as the central and integral core of society, maybe we could have nice things.

Knowing that this phrase is so well travelled, i wonder why so many from these religions ignore it?



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:10 AM
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originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: dfnj2015

Nice collection. It is great to lay them side by side for comparison. If people could toss all the garbage associated with their religions and just adopt this as the central and integral core of society, maybe we could have nice things.

Knowing that this phrase is so well travelled, i wonder why so many from these religions ignore it?


Because it is not always true ?

And those are not Universal laws but rules made by elitist scum.

They are incomplete and largely incompatible with much of the makings of this place and the elites know it.

And they really do seem meaningless in the biggest of pictures for they do nothing but insist on a total controlled docile unexploring system.....we are not all the same...hence different systems say different things.

Actually these largely do NOT repeat each other..and are written by fools who have not truly lived in the world.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:14 AM
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originally posted by: ParasuvO

originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: dfnj2015

Nice collection. It is great to lay them side by side for comparison. If people could toss all the garbage associated with their religions and just adopt this as the central and integral core of society, maybe we could have nice things.

Knowing that this phrase is so well travelled, i wonder why so many from these religions ignore it?


Because it is not always true ?

And those are not Universal laws but rules made by elitist scum.

They are incomplete and largely incompatible with much of the makings of this place and the elites know it.

And they really do seem meaningless in the biggest of pictures for they do nothing but insist on a total controlled docile unexploring system.....we are not all the same...hence different systems say different things.

Actually these largely do NOT repeat each other..and are written by fools who have not truly lived in the world.


Wow.

So show us on the doll where God touched you....

~shaking head~

To the OP, I have always found that the commonality in all religions is the belief in a power that transcends the mere mortal form.

A "Golden Rule" is a natural extension of that, once one determines that if there is something larger than ourselves, there may be very well be an accounting for our actions.

It's also a nice way to get more followers of said religion, since "Go forth and be an asshole" probably doesn't work very well as a recruiting tool.

Thank you for taking the time to post the list... S&F!



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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:32 AM
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originally posted by: ParasuvO

originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: dfnj2015

Nice collection. It is great to lay them side by side for comparison. If people could toss all the garbage associated with their religions and just adopt this as the central and integral core of society, maybe we could have nice things.

Knowing that this phrase is so well travelled, i wonder why so many from these religions ignore it?


Because it is not always true ?

And those are not Universal laws but rules made by elitist scum.

They are incomplete and largely incompatible with much of the makings of this place and the elites know it.

And they really do seem meaningless in the biggest of pictures for they do nothing but insist on a total controlled docile unexploring system.....we are not all the same...hence different systems say different things.

Actually these largely do NOT repeat each other..and are written by fools who have not truly lived in the world.


I could imagine your universal laws PO
Make the weaker do your bidding, take what you have not earned
All mankind is a enemy to be subjugated
Very Stalin of you



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:40 AM
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originally posted by: ParasuvO
And those are not Universal laws but rules made by elitist scum.


I don't mean this confrontationally, but your comments are ironic given your avatar.

As to the quoted section above, I would be inclined to agree with you if you were specifically talking about certain of the ten commandments, or any of the strictures laid out in the OT. Other religions certainly have their own versions but I can't name them.

But the golden rule? Soften your heart a little.
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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 04:47 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Might be the closest thing to objective truth that's out there.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 07:43 AM
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All Karma. Never play Karma. No one plays Karma it is a universal code. From freedom of slavery to destruction of all kinds of evil that get us all killed.

US broke that already and is constantly breaking it through breaking international rules. Karma is coming for her. We have aliens that think the human race is all the same and should follow OWO under US. That big fat karma already hit them hard. We are all currently slaves under fake capitalism. Space tech had been prevented through assassination, time travel, and greed to control the world.
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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

I'm surprised at some of the latent hostility toward your post on the golden rule.

If I may add, I'm a Catholic, and the Catholics I most admire live out what you've noticed. And the big ones, like Thomas Merton, noticed exactly what you noticed. And my closest examples of living the golden rule are my atheist husband, and my apostate best friend.



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