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The Green Rule
Do unto the Earth as you would have it do unto you 

  • Islam 
    "Have you not considered how Allah sets forth a parable of a good word being like a good tree, whose root is firm and whose branches are in heaven?"
    Qur’an 14:24
  • Hinduism
    "I am the fragrance of the Earth, the heat in fire.  I am the life of all that lives."
    Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita 7.9
  • Judaism
    "When God created the first human beings, God led them around all the trees of the Garden of Eden and said: ‘See my works how beautiful and praiseworthy they are!  Think of this, and do not corrupt or destroy My world.’ "
    Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7
  • Christianity
    "What is the kingdom of God like?… Is it like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches."
    Jesus, Luke 13:18
  • Shintoism
    "Return the thing given to the human as a gift of nature to its original place."
    Ancient Japanese Saying
  • Native Spirituality
    "Great Spirit, help us learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf an rock."
    Native American Prayer
  • Sikhism
    "Air is the Guru, Water is the Father and Earth is the Great Mother of All."
    Guru Granth Sahib, p. 8
  • Confucianism
    "Does Heaven say anything?  The four seasons pursue their courses, and all things are continually being produced.  Does Heaven say anything?"
    Confucius, Analects 17.19
  • Jainism
    "Nonviolence is the supreme religion.  One who looks on the creatures of the Earth, big and small, as one’s own self, comprehends this immense world."
    Lord Mahavira
  • Zoroastrianism
    "Who created the waters and the plants?  Who yoked the swiftness of the winds and the motion of the clouds?  For I beheld Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord) as the primeval source of creation."
    Gatha Ushtavaiti 44.4
  • Taoism
    "In harmony with the Tao, The sky is clear and spacious, The Earth is solid and full, All creatures flourish together…"
    Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching 39
  •  Buddhism
    "Cut down the forest of desire, not the forest of trees."
    The Buddha, Dhammapada 283
  • Bahá’i Faith
    "Know thou that every created thing is a sign of the revelation of God."
    Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings 177
  • Unitarianism
    "We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."
    Seventh Unitarianism Principle 

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