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The Universal Golden Rule
Some form of the Golden Rule exists in almost every culture.
- If we live according to the guidance of reason, we shall desire for others the good which we seek for ourselves. Baruch Spinoza
- Help thy brother's boat across and lo! thine own has reached the shore. Hindu Proverb
- Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary. The Talmud, Shabbat 31
- Christianity: Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31
- Islam: None of you has faith unless he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. Hadith (Bukhari) 2:6
- Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Udana Varga
- Hinduism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause pain if done to you. The Mahabharata
- Confucianism: "Is there one word that will keep us on the path to the end of our days?" "Yes, Reciprocity. What you do not wish yourself, do not unto others." The Analects
|Boston University's Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character offers lessons and methodologies to help teach virtue to students.|
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