Jainism


"One who you think should be hit is none else but you. One who you think should be governed is none else but you. One who you think should be tortured is none else but you. One who you think should be enslaved is none else but you. One who you think should be killed is none else but you. A sage is ingenuous and leads his life after comprehending the parity of the killed and the killer. Therefore, neither does he cause violence to others nor does he make others do so."

Acaranga Sutra 5.101-2 (~500 BC)



"Just as pain is not agreeable to you, it is so with others. Knowing this principle of equality treat other with respect and compassion."

Suman Suttam, verse 150



"Killing a living being is killing one's own self; showing compassion to a living being is showing compassion to oneself. He who desires his own good, should avoid causing any harm to a living being."

Suman Suttam, verse 151



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