The Universal Human Statement

I recently said to someone that I was aware that one of the more universal sayings was some form of the “golden rule.” When I say recently, I mean within a day or two. Today, while reading another article and following a link, I came upon this. You may call it a coincidence, but I prefer to believe that the Universe always works all things to support us, and so, when I asked for it, I received.

From Shift> Transformational Inspiration for the New Paradigm:

Examples of Oneness in Major Belief Systems

Here are all the ancient major religions that understood the simple yet profound realization of this reality:


“Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.”

(From the Udanavarga 5.18)


“In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.”

(Matthew 7:12 – NRSV)


“Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.”

(From the Mahabharata 5.1517)


“No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.”



“In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self.”

(Lord Mahavir 24th Tirthankara)


“What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow human beings. That is the law; all the rest is commentary.”

( Talmud, Shabbat 3 l a)


“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”

(Analects XV.24)

Native American Spiritual Traditions (Chief Seattle)

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.


“Be Charitable to all beings, love is the representation of the source.”

(KO-JI-KI Hachiman Kasuga)


“Don’t create enmity with anyone as the source is within everyone.”

(Guru Arjan Devji 259. Guru Granth Sahib)


“Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain; and regard your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.”

(Tai Shang Kan Ying P’ien)

The same teaching concerning Oneness is found in many major belief systems and this implies that there is an underlying truth that resonates in all schools of thought.


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