Jainism


"In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self."

Mahavira, 24th Tirthankara, Yoga-Sastra



"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



"Nothing which breathes, which exists, which lives, or which has essence or potential of life, should be destroyed or ruled over, or subjugated, or harmed, or denied of its essence or potential. In support of this Truth, I ask you a question -Is sorrow or pain desirable to you ? If you say yes it is;, it would be a lie. If you say, No, It is not; you will be expressing the truth. Just as sorrow or pain is not desirable to you, so it is to all which breath, exist, live or have any essence of life. To you and all, it is undesirable, and painful, and repugnant."

Acaranga Sutra



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