What verse is most similar to the following verse in Hinduism?

Love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:31

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Mahabharata Shanti Parva 167:9

तस्माद्धर्मप्रधानेन भवितव्यं यतात्मना ।
तथा च सर्वभूतेषु वर्तितव्यं यथात्मनि ॥

Hence, by self-control and by making dharma your main focus, treat others as you treat yourself.

FYI, Mahabharat is a contemporary historical account (Itihasa) of events that happened in Bharat (present day India), composed in poetry form in 125,000 verses by Rishi Ved Vyas at beginning of Kali Yug 5000+ years ago in 3102 B.C

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    Wait, you're saying that the Mahabharat was written 5000 years ago? That not right, is it? Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 8:20
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    @bornfromanegg Why not? A quick check shows that the Indus script is roughly that old. Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 11:35
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    Well that seems very old to me. Wikipedia and several other sources seem to suggest it was no earlier than 400-500BC. 3000BC would make it older than anything on this list (which also puts Mahabharata at around 300-400BCE. Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 11:49
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    @bornfromanegg - that is correct. Kali Yuga's start date has been precisely been mentioned in scriptures to be Feb 3102 B.C. Ved Vyasa composed them as a contemporary (he himself is present in the Mahabharat) Itihasa (historical account). Wikipedia links are generally left-learning and the Indologists who date them do not have any Vedic training. This would be akin to far-right American conservatives dating the Jewish/Moses period.
    – ram
    Commented Dec 8, 2020 at 6:05
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    @ram is right. I want to warn every of the Hindu here that the christian churchmen who wants to convert Indians, are trying to change dates, concepts and truths from SD. Wikipedia is being corrupted. I am sure of it because someone from Usa generically wants to push Nations to follow Abrahmic cults in order to make the populations obey to them. Such purpose serves christianity among these.@bornfromanegg read "Brainwashed Republic" also. please. If you wish to be a naastika, then don't defend Wiki-Abrahmic created by- Pedia please. Thank you. Rather check Shastras and ask to scholars in here.
    – user22667
    Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 5:47

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