Sow not the seeds of discord among men, and REFRAIN FROM CONTENDING WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, CXXXIX, Pages 303-304
BE MOST LOVING ONE TO ANOTHER. Burn away, wholly for the sake of the Well-Beloved, the veil of self with the flame of the undying Fire, and WITH FACES JOYOUS AND BEAMING WITH LIGHT, ASSOCIATE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, CXLVII, Page 316
YOUR BEHAVIOR TOWARDS YOUR NEIGHBOR SHOULD BE SUCH AS TO MANIFEST CLEARLY THE SIGNS OF THE ONE TRUE GOD, for ye are the first among men to be re-created by His Spirit, the first to adore and bow the knee before Him, the first to circle round His throne of glory.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, CXLVII, Pages 316-317
Gird up the loins of thine endeavor, that haply thou mayest guide thy neighbor to the law of God, the Most Merciful. Such an act, verily, excelleth all other acts in the sight of God, the All-Possessing, the Most High.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, CLXI, Page 339
Examine Our Cause, inquire into the things that have befallen Us, and decide justly between Us and Our enemies, and BE YE OF THEM THAT ACT EQUITABLY TOWARDS THEIR NEIGHBOR.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, CXVIII, Page 252
Beware lest ye encroach upon the substance of your neighbor.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, CXXVIII, Page 277
BE WORTHY OF THE TRUST OF THY NEIGHBOR, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, CXXX, Page 285
They who dwell within the tabernacle of God, and are established upon the seats of everlasting glory, will refuse, though they be dying of hunger, to stretch their hands and seize unlawfully the property of their neighbor.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, CXXXVII, Pages 298-299
Beseech ye the one true God to grant that ye may taste the savor of such deeds as are performed in His path, and partake of the sweetness of such humility and submissiveness as are shown for His sake. Forget your own selves, and turn your eyes towards your neighbor.
~ Gleanings from the Writing of Bahá’u’lláh, V, Page 9
If thine eyes be turned towards justice, CHOOSE THOU FOR THY NEIGHBOR THAT WHICH THOU CHOOSEST FOR THYSELF.
~ Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, Page 30
Deal not treacherously with the substance of your neighbor.
~ Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, Page 54
THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, and thou shalt not vex thine enemy with enmity.
~ The Secret of Divine Civilization, Page 81
THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOR'S POSSESSIONS. The Law giveth unto thee much greater gifts, even the Earth and the Heavens, if thou keep the Commandments of the Lord thy God.
~ Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 2
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, nor thy neighbor's wife, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
~ Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 2
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge
Against the children of thy people,
But thou shalt LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF
~ Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 3
Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
~ Proverbs 3:29, Holy Bible
You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
~ Exodus 20:16, Holy Bible
You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant…or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
~ Exodus 20:17, Holy Bible
If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, return it to him by sunset, because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body.
~ Exodus 22:26-27, Holy Bible
He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who DOES HIS NEIGHBOR NO WRONG and casts no slur on his fellowman….He who does these things will never be shaken.
~ Psalms 15:2-6, Holy Bible
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
~ Proverbs 14:21, Holy Bible
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, or use your lips to deceive.
~ Proverbs 24:28, Holy Bible
Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.
~ Proverbs 29:5, Holy Bible
EACH OF US SHOULD PLEASE HIS NEIGHBOR FOR HIS GOOD, to build him up.
~ Romans 15:2, Holy Bible
Each of you must put off falsehood and SPEAK TRUTHFULLY TO HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are all members of one body.
~ Ephesians 4:25, Holy Bible
BE HUMBLE TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBORS
Make way for the old and the weak on narrow lanes.
Don’t get carried away with your speech in a crowded place
And ridicule others thoughtlessly.
~ Analysis of the Script-xure of Repentance, Repentance Sutta
Bà con chòm xóm ra vô khiêm nhường
Thấy già yếu, hẹp đường nhượng tránh
Đừng chỗ đông buông tánh quá vui
Cợt người ra dạ dể duôi
Sanh điều xích mích, đâu nguôi dạ hờn.
Sách: Tìm hiểu Kinh Sám Hối
Bài: Kinh Sám Hối
IT IS VIRTUOUS MANNERS WHICH CONSTITUTE THE EXCELLENCE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD.
~ The Confucian Analects, Li Ren 1
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
~ The Confucian Analects, Li Ren 25
Zi Gong asked, saying, “What qualities must a man possess to entitle him to be called an officer?” The Master said, “He who in his conduct of himself maintains a sense of shame, and when sent to any quarter will not disgrace his prince's commission, deserves to be called an officer.” Zi Gong pursued, “I venture to ask who may be placed in the next lower rank?” And he was told, “He whom the circle of his relatives pronounce to be filial, whom his fellow villagers and neighbors pronounce to be fraternal.”
~ The Confucian Analects, Zi Lu 20
If his words be not sincere and truthful, and his actions not honorable and careful, will he, with such conduct, be appreciated, even in his neighborhood?
~ The Confucian Analects, Wei Ling Gong 6
Hòa Hảo Buddhism
The young and elderly lead an honest life
LOVE ONE ANOTHER LIKE YOU LOVE YOURSELF
Throughout the village, in neighborhoods, all is in harmony
No one is afflicted by robbery, no families suffer injustice
~ Illuminating the Way, Light of Compassion
Trẻ già ăn ở thẳng ngay
Thương nhau như thể chân tay ruột rà
Đầu làng cuối xóm thuận hòa
Không ai mất của không nhà hàm oan
Sách: Hiển Đạo
Bài: Ánh sáng từ bi
When there is a celebration, wedding, funeral or worship
When someone is ill or giving birth
We HELP EACH OTHER WILLINGLY and do not mind the trouble
If everyone is like that, there is nothing better
We CREATE A HARMONIOUS ATMOSPHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD,
Beautifying our culture and ennobling our society.
~ Illuminating the Way, The Path of Liberation
Khi có việc quan, hôn , tang, tế
Lúc ốm đau sanh đẻ bất kỳ
Sẵn lòng giúp chẳng nệ chi
Người nào cũng thế còn gì quí hơn
Tạo không khí thôn lân hòa nhã
Tô điểm nền văn hóa tốt lành.
Sách: Hiển Đạo
Bài: Đường giải thoát
Seeing suffering, we feel compassion
Seeing hunger, we share food and clothes
LIVE IN HARMONY WITH OUR NEIGHBORS
And uphold filial piety in the family.
~ Illuminating the Way, The Dharma-Ending Age
Nghe khổ người lòng biết xót thương,
Thấy đói biết chia cơm sẻ áo.
Ở chòm xóm lấy câu hòa hảo,
Trong gia đình gìn đạo hiếu than
Sách: Hiển Đạo
Bài: Đời mạt pháp
We must BE HONEST WITH OUR NEIGHBORS
Although unacquainted, treat one another as friends
~ The Complete Book of Prophecy to Expound Poetry and Literature, Prophecy to Expound the Dharma, Book 3
Xóm giềng phải ở thật thà,
Dầu không quen biết cũng là như quen.
Sách: Sấm Giảng Thi Văn Toàn Bộ
Bài: Sấm giảng Giáo lý
KEEP YOUR SPEECH CORRECT AND COURTEOUS TOWARDS RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
~ The Complete Book of Prophecy to Expound Poetry and Literature, Discussion on the Three Karmas
Đối với bà con cô bác, với xóm chòm quen thuộc, lời nói phải đoan trang nghiêm chỉnh.
Sách: Sấm Giảng Thi Văn Toàn Bộ
Bài: Luận Về Tam Nghiệp
Do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers.
~ Holy Qur’an, 4:36
Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors.
~ Habakkuk 2:15, Holy Neviim
Do not plot evil against your neighbor.
~ Zechariah 8:17, Holy Neviim
Do not defraud your neighbor or rob him.
~ Vayikra 19:13, Holy Torah
Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
~ Vayikra 19:15, Holy Torah
Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life.
~ Vayikra 19:16, Holy Torah
Do not move your neighbor's boundary stone set up by your predecessors in the inheritance you receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
~ Devarim 19:14, Holy Torah
THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.
~ Doctrine and Covenants 59:6
And ye shall also FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER YOUR TRESPASSES; for verily I say unto you, he that forgiveth not his neighbor's trespasses when he says that he repents, the same hath brought himself under condemnation.
~ Book of Mosiah 26:31
The seeker of truth is a mirror for their neighbors.
~ Discourses of Rumi (Fihi ma Fihi)
The Toltec Teachings
TREAT WITH HUMANITY THOSE WHO SURROUND YOU. You might find them an old man, an old woman, a sick person, or a child. Therefore, you have no excuse.
~ The Gospel of the Toltecs: The Life and Teachings of Quetzalcoatl, The Teachings
The Universal White Brotherhood
Three things are important in your life: TO SERVE GOD, TO RESPECT YOURSELF AND TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR.
~ Absolute Purity
When Christ will be born in your soul, you will become useful both to yourself and to your neighbors. This is the so-called resurrection meaning the awakening of the human soul. When Christ will come to dwell in the human souls, all human beings will become alive, they will raise and join hands like brothers.
~ Awakening of the Human Soul
If you cannot think well of your neighbor, you cannot think well of God, in which case how do you expect to have love of God?
~ The Brother of the Smallest One
Good manifests itself in three ways: man can be good for himself, he can be good for his neighbor, but most ideally he should be good towards God.
~ The Little Blade of Grass
The consciousness that we should be like Him has to permeate us deeply. Then we will use our riches, strength, virtues for the elevation – of whom? – of our brethren, our neighbors.
~ Behold the Man!
Everyone must know their obligations and fulfill them most conscientiously FOR THE GOOD OF THE NEIGHBOR.
~ In Egypt
The grain of wheat shows us that we should strive for the One from Whom we originated – for God; that in order to strive for God, we should branch out, form branches, blossom, produce food for the world, that is “TO HELP AND TO SACRIFICE YOURSELVES FOR YOUR NEIGHBORS, AS I DO”.
~ The Grain of Wheat