Love: The Core Value of All Religions

Christianity

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Islam

“Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, ‘You will not enter Paradise until you have faith and you will not have faith until you love each other. Shall I show you something that, if you did, you would love each other? Spread peace between yourselves.’”

Judaism

“This is what the Holy One said to Israel: My children, what do I seek from you? I seek no more than that you love one another and honor one another.”

Baha’i

“Ye were created to show love one to another and not perversity and rancour. Take pride not in love for yourselves but in love for your fellow-creatures.”

Sikhism

“She whose heart is full of love
Is ever in full bloom
Joy is hers for she has no love of self
Only those who love you
Conquer love of self”

Hinduism

“This supreme Lord who pervades all existence, the true Self of all creatures, may be realized through undivided love.”

Buddhism

“let all-embracing thoughts
for all that lives be thine,
— an all-embracing love
for all the universe
in all its heights and depths
and breadth, unstinted love,
unmarred by hate within,
not rousing enmity.”

Science, Philosophy, Psychology

“Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one ‘object’ of love. If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment or an enlarged egotism.”

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