The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule:

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” (Confucius 6 BC)

“Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.” (Buddha 5 BC)

“In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard or own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting upon others such injury as would appear undesirable to us in inflicted upon ourselves.” (Jainism 5 BC)

“Do not do to others as I would that they should do to me.” (Zoroastrianism 5 BC)

“May I do to others as I would that they should do to me.” (Plato 4 BC)

“Do nothing to others which if done to you would cause pain.” (Hinduism 3 BC)

“What is hateful to yourself, do not do to your fellow man.” (Hillel 1 BC)

“Whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them.” (Jesus 1 AD)

“Treat others as you would be treated yourself.” (Sikhism 16 AD)

The Golden Rule is a universal moral principle. It is seen and recognized because we are made in the image of God Himself. It is not seen by all, nor are all who see it believers. It’s presence for thousands of years however speaks of the very presence of God.