Golden Rule

The Golden Rule Quotations from Different Prophets


Krishna: Hinduism: Vedas, (Sacred Knowledge) Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita (Song of God)

“This is the sum of all true righteousness: deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt by. Do nothing to thy neighbour which thou wouldst not have him do to thee after.” The Mahabharata

“Do not to others what ye do not wish done to yourself; and wish for others too what ye desire and long for, for yourself.”

Moses: Judaism: Torah (Instruction Divine Revelation), Pentateuch (Five Books) and The Talmud (oral law) “What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men.  That is the entire Law, all the rest is commentary” The Talmud, Shabat, 31a

… thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself Leviticus 19:18

Zoroaster/ Zarathustra: Zoroastrianism: Zend-Avesta (Commentary on Knowledge)        

“Do as you would be done by”

“What I hold good for self, I should for all. Only Law Universal is true Law.”

Buddha: Buddhism: Tri-Pitakas (Three Baskets)    

“Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” Udana-Varqa, 5:18

 “One should seek for others the happiness one desires for oneself”

Jesus Christ: Christianity: The Bible, the 4 Gospels of the New Testament “As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise” Luke 6:31

Jesus said unto him.  “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Mathew 22:37-40

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Mathew 7:7

Muhammad: Islám: Qur’án (Koran) Hadíth (Traditions of Muhammad’s life)      “Let no one treat his brother in a way he himself would dislike to be treated.”

None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.

The Báb: Bábí Faith – Prophet/Herald of the Bahá’í Faith The Bayán: “Regard ye not others as ye regard not your own selves, so that no feeling of aversion may prevail amongst you.”

The Kitáb-i-Asmá p. 127

Bahá’u’lláh: Bahá’í Faith: The Kitáb-i-Aqdas (The Most Holy Book)

“Lay not on any soul a load which ye would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things ye would not desire for yourselves. This is My best counsel unto you, did ye but observe it.” (Gleanings p. 128)

“… if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbor that which thou choosest for thyself” (Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas p. 64

“Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.” Tablets… p. 71)

“Let not man glory in this that he loveth his country, let him rather glory in this that he loveth his kind.” Tablets… pp. 127/128