Reap what you sow

You reap what you sow.


201. You reap what you sow the religions of God tell us: This seems to be, pretty much, a universal teaching in the religions of God from what I have seen. The words may differ, somewhat, from one religion to another, but the message is all the same. Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Job 4:8 “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.” Hosea 10:13 “Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies:” Proverbs 22:8 “He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.” the cross-5pix Christianity: 2 Corinthians 9:6 “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” 9:7 “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart,” Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: “They shall reap the fruit of what they did, and ye of what ye do! of their merits there is no question in your case!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   2)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “He who shall mediate between men for a good purpose shall be the gainer by it. But he who would mediate with an evil mediation shall reap the fruit of it. And God keepeth watch over everything”

(The Qur’an (Rodwell tr), Sura   4 – Women)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “A man reaps only what he sows, and must reap. This is known as the law of karma. This is a very just law, nothing can be more just. It is also a great incentive for adopting right conduct in order to earn the reward of such conduct.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 340)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “One day you will have to reap what you have sown.” “If you sow a thorn you will reap a thorn.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 344 and 345)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM:  81. “But with whatever disposition of mind (a man) forms any act, he reaps its result.”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 7)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “And as is his desire, so is his will; and as is his will, so is his deed; and whatever deed he does, that he will reap.”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Brihadaranyaka-Upanishad Part 3)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 9. “Not in the sky, nor in the depths of the sea, nor hiding in the cleft of the rocks, there is no place on earth where one can take one’s stand to escape from an evil deed.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 10. “When he is doing evil, the fool does not realize it. The idiot is punished by his own deeds, like one is scorched by fire.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “I worship, laud and praise the Ancient, Supernal, Occult and Guarded Abathur, who is high, hidden and guarded, whose throne is placed at the gate of the House of Life (Haiyi, God). He sitteth with the scales set before him, weighing deeds and (their) recompense. He seeth and discerneth that which the worlds and generations do.” So, by the scales, you reap what you sow.  (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 9)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “By God! If ye do well, to your own behoof will ye do well; and if ye deny God and His signs, We, in very truth, having God, can well dispense with all creatures and all earthly dominion.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 39)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “O peoples of the world! Whatsoever ye have offered up in the way of The One True God, ye shall indeed find preserved by God, the Preserver, intact at Gods Holy Gate.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 46)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Alas! naught is reaped but what is sown, and naught is taken but what is laid up, save by the grace of God and His favor.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 78)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “The fleeting hours of man’s life on earth pass swiftly by and the little that still remaineth shall come to an end, but that which endureth and lasteth for evermore is the fruit that man reapeth from his servitude at the Divine Threshold.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 233)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “For naught is reaped save that which hath been sown, and naught is taken up save that which hath been laid down, unless it be through the grace and bestowal of The Lord.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 130)