The Golden Rule: The Foundation of Ayurveda and Yoga


The Golden Rule

Christianity: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” ~ Jesus, Mathew 7:12

Hinduism: “This is the sum of Dharma (duty): do naught to others which would cause pain if done to you” ~ Mahabharata 5:1517

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, pg.1299

Taoism:  “Regard your neighbor’s gain as your gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss” ~ Lao Tzu, T’ai Shang Ying P’ien, 213-218

Confucianism: “One word sums up the basis of all good conduct: loving kindness. Do not do to others what you would not want done to yourself” ~ Confucius, Analects 15:23

Buddhism: “Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful” ~ The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18

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

Islam: “Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself” ~ The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith

Judaism: “ One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated” ~ Mahavira, Sutrakritanga 1.11.33

Native Spirituality: “We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive” ~ Chief Don George

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