Common Aim

Extracted from Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda (Buddhist Attitude Towards Other Religions, Page 7)

The founders of each religion had as their basic aim the unity of mankind – to
foster harmony, goodwill and understanding among all people of the world.

Like bees gathering honey from different flowers, the wise one sees only the good
in all religions and accepts the essence of the different teachings. For example:

Buddhism says, “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.”

Taoism says, “Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain, and your
neighbour’s loss as your own loss.”

Christianity says, “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them.”

Islam says, “Do unto all men as you would they should do unto you, and reject for
others what you would reject for yourself.”

Hinduism says, “Let no one do to others what he would not have done to himself.”

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