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

Tiruvalluvar, Tirukkural 316 (~100 AC)



"The threefold offspring of Prajapati [gods, men, and demons] dwelt with their father Prajapati as students of sacred knowledge. Having lived the life of a student of sacred knowledge, the gods said, Speak to us, sir. To them then he spoke this syllable, Da. Did you understand? We did understand, said they. You said to us, Restrain yourselves (damyata). Yes (Om)! said he. You did understand. So then the men said to him, Speak to us, sir. To them he spoke this syllable, Da. Did you understand? We did understand, said they. You said to us, Give (datta). Yes (Om)! said he. You did understand. So then the demons said to him, Speak to us, sir. To them he spoke this syllable, Da. Did you understand? We did understand, said they. You said to us, Be compassionate (dayadhvam). Yes (Om)! said he. You did understand. The same thing does the divine voice here, thunder, repeat, Da! Da! Da! that is, restrain yourselves, give, be compassionate. One should practice this same triad, self-restraint, giving, compassion."

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 5.2.2, The Voice of Thunder



"Love each other as the cow loves its calf."

Atharvaveda 3.30.1







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