"This is the sum of duty [dharma]: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you."

Mahabharata 5:1517 (~150 BC)

"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."

Basavanna, Vacana 247

"What you feel painful to yourself, do not do to others."

Tiruvalluvar, Tirukkural 316 (~100 AC)

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