The Golden Rule (which can be considered a law of reciprocity in some
It is mentioned in Ancient Egypt and India in the Mahabharata,in the Tamil tradition, Ancient Greece, Persia in the Pahlavi Texts of Zoroastrianism, ancient Rome, the Abrahamic religions, the Bahai Faith, Hinduism, Buddism. Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Mohis, Irnian religions and also in the new religions, such a Wicca, and Scientology.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions has declared that the Golden Rule is the common principle of the world’s religions. Many Humanist sources have also adopted that principle. There is also research published that in terms of neuroscience, neuroethical principles are in play here.
Let me finish by quoting an interesting conclusion found in Wikipedia; “It is possible, then, that the golden rule can itself guide us in identifying which differences of situation are morally relevant. We would often want other people to ignore any prejudice against our race or nationality when deciding how to act towards us, but would also want them to not ignore our differing preferences in food, desire for aggressiveness, and so on. This principle of "doing unto others, wherever possible, as they would be done by..." has sometimes been termed the platinum rule.”