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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 12:51 PM
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72. Well, just reaching for the low hanging fruit in the wiki article:
Edited on Tue Apr-19-11 12:51 PM by sudopod
Both Laozi and the Bhagavad-Gita were both part of history by 400 BCE, predating Christ, as well as arising independently of Judeo-Christian thought. The idea is certainly part of Christianity, no argument there, but Christ can't claim exclusive inventorship or ownership of it.



"The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for Virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful: for Virtue is faithful." Laozi<21>

"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss." Laozi<22>

For those who set their hearts on me
And worship me with unfailing devotion and faith,
The way of love leads sure and swift to me.

Those who seek the transcendental Reality,
Unmanifested, without name or form,
Beyond the reach of feeling and of thought,
With their senses subdued and mind serene
And striving for the good of all beings,
They too will verily come unto me.

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If people regarded other people's families in the same way that they regard their own, who then would incite their own family to attack that of another? For one would do for others as one would do for oneself.
Mozi
Mozi regarded the golden rule as a corollary to the cardinal virtue of impartiality, and encouraged egalitarianism and selflessness in relationships.

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