"Be kind to all people, love humanity,
consider all mankind as your relations and servants of the most high God."
Foundations of World Unity,
As a mother with
her own life guards the life of her own child, let all-embracing embracing
thoughts for all that lives be thine.
The bodhisattva should adopt the same attitude
towards all beings, his mind should be even towards
all beings, he should not handle others with an uneven mind, but with a
mind which is friendly, well-disposed, helpful,
free from aversions avoiding harm and hurts, he should handle others as if they were his mother, father, son, or daughter. As a savior
of all beings should a bodhisattva behave towards
all beings. So should he train himself if he wants to know full enlightenment.
Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand
A new commandment
I give to you, That ye love one another; even as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another. By this all men will know that ye
are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
St. John 14 34-35
King James Version
When a stranger sojourns with thee in your
land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you
shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself;
for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
King James Version
Of the adage,
Only a good man knows how to like people, knows how to dislike them, Confucius said, "He whose heart is in the smallest degree set upon Goodness will
dislike no one."
The man of perfect virtue, wishing to be
established himself, seeks also to establish others; wishing to be
enlarged himself, he seeks also to enlarge others.
What sort of religion
can it be without compassion? You need to show
compassion to all living beings. Compassion is the root of
all religious faiths.
Be kind to parents, and the near kinsman,
and to orphans, and to the needy, and to the neighbor who is
of kin, and to the neighbor who is a stranger, and to the companion at
your side, and to the traveler, and to [slaves]
that your right hands own. Surely God loves not the proud and boastful
such as are selfish, and bid other men to be selfish, and themselves
conceal the bounty that God has given them.
benevolence towards all living beings, joy at the sight of the virtuous,
compassion and sympathy for the afflicted, and tolerance towards
the indolent and ill-behaved.
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Leviticus 19:18 (partial verse)
King James Version
Do not seek to
benefit only yourself, but think of other people also. If you yourself
have an abundance, do not say, "The others do not concern me, I need not bother about them!" If you were lucky in hunting, let others share it. Moreover, show them the favorable
spots where there are many sea lions which can be easily slain.
Let others have their share occasionally. If you want to amass everything for yourself, other people will stay away from you and no one
will want to be with you. If you should one day
fall ill, no one will visit you because, for your part, you did not formerly
concern yourself about others.
Grant other people
something also. The Yamana do not like a person who acts selfishly.
All ye under the heaven! Regard heaven
as your father, earth as your mother, and all things as your brothers and sisters.
Oracle of the Kami of Atsuta
Now is the gracious
Lord's ordinance promulgated,
No one shall cause
another pain or injury;
All mankind shall
live in peace together,
Under a shield of
Adi Granth, Sri
Raga, M.5, p. 74
He who can find no room for others lacks
fellow feeling, and to him who lacks fellow feeling, all men are strangers.
Chuang Tzu 23
All the people of
the whole world are equally brothers and sisters. There is no one who is
an utter stranger. There is no one who has known
the truth of this origin. It is the very cause of the regret of Tsukihi (God). The souls of all people are equal, whether they live on
the high mountains or at the bottoms of the valleys.