inflict upon others what is unpleasant to me?’ On account of that reflection, he
does not do any evil to others, and he also does not cause others to do so” (Saṃyutta 55, 7).
And Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount: “Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that
men should do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets” (Matth. 7, 12; Lk.
6, 31)—this being, by the way, a teaching which, in negative formulation, was already
known to the Jewish religion (Tob. 15, 4).