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What is the Global Ethic?
What is the Golden Rule?
The Golden Rule in world religions
Every human being
must be treated humanely
Have respect for life!
Deal honestly and fairly!
Speak and act truthfully!
Respect and love one another!



The Golden Rule in world religions

Indigenous Spiritualities

Do not strive to cause your neighbour’s undoing,
for as you strive for your own good treatment,
so render it to others.
A universal indigenous saying


This is the essence of morality:
Do not do to others which if done to you would cause you pain.
Mahabharata, XIII.114.8, V, 1517g

Chinese Religion

Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.
Confucius, Analects, 15.24


A state that is not pleasant or delightful to me must be so for him also; and a state which is not pleasant or delightful for me, how could I inflict that on another?
Samyutta Nikaya, V, 353.35-354.2


What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour – that is the basic law, all the rest is commentary.
Rabbi Hillel, Talmud, Shabbat 31a


Whatever you wish that others do to you, do so to them - that is what the law (of God) and (the teachings of) the prophets are all about.
Matthew 7.12; Luke 6.31


No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.
Imam Nawawi’s Collection of Forty Hadith (sayings of Muhammad), No. 13


Do as you desire goodness for yourself, as you cannot expect tasty fruits if you sow thorny trees.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Slok 23, p. 1379

Baha'i Faith

If your eyes be turned towards justice, choose for your neighbour that which you would choose for yourself.
Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 64


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