Spirituality in Action

Spirituality in Action is based on a deep truth in all faiths – living by the golden rule. Kindness is the mark of a spiritually grounded soul.  Take a look and be inspired:

Science of  Mind
We all wish to be free, but at the same time, we should realize that liberty is not license. To say that we are free with the freedom of Life does not mean that we are free to do that which contradicts the Divine nature. We are free only in that freedom that Life is – the freedom to be alive, to enjoy living, to enter into the activities of everyday living with enthusiasm and interest. We are free to love and to be loved. We are free to give full and complete expression to every capacity we possess, provided this freedom harms no one and hurts no thing. This is freedom enough because if we were free to do that which is destructive we should ultimately destroy ourselves. And, in so doing, we would not only deny but would defame the nature of Divinity Itself.

Bahá’í 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. – Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings

Buddhism
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. – The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18

Christianity
In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. – Jesus, Matthew 7:12

Confucianism
One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct….loving-kindness. Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself. – Confucius, Analects 15.23

Hinduism
This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you. – Mahabharata 5:1517

Islam
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself. – The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith

Jainism
One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated. – Mahavira, Sutrakritanga 1.11.33

Judaism
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary. Go and learn it. – Hillel, Talmud, Shabbath 31a

Native American Spirituality
Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect and to be kind to one another that we may grow with peace in mind.

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, p.1299

Taoism
Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss. – Lao Tzu, T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien, 213-218

Unitarianism
We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. – Unitarian principle

Zoroastrianism
Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself. – Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29

(Acknowledgements: This original English version was prepared by Paul McKenna.)