Service

  • Hindu – Bhagavadgita 5:2
The renunciation of works and their unselfish performance both lead to the soul’s salvation. But of the two, the unselfish performance of works is better than their renunciation.
  • Buddhist – The Supreme Path – The Ten Requirements
The mind, imbued with love and compassion in thought and deed, ought ever to be directed to the service of all sentient beings.
  • Zoroastrian – Miscellaneous Fragments
All good thoughts and all good words and all good deeds, are thought, spoken and done with intelligence.
  • Jewish – Deuteronomy 22:4
Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift [them] up again.
  • Christian – Matthew 21:28
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: but went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father?
  • Islamic – 2:271
If ye disclose (acts of) charity, even so it is well, but if ye conceal them, and make them reach those (really) in need, that is best for you:
  • Sufi – Gayan – Boulas
The absence of generosity means that the doors of the heart are closed; nothing from within can come out, and nothing from without can enter in.

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