02 May 2014

"Be Pure. . ." — Swami Vivekananda's Suggestions

In this article you'll find a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotations and sayings where he asked to be pure. This is a special article of this website and a sub-article of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on purity.

Be pure. . .
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  • Be pure, be calm; the mind when ruffled cannot reflect the Lord.[Source]
  • Be pure first, and you will have power. Simply saying, "I am a Rishi", will not do; but when you are a Rishi you will find that others obey you instinctively.[Source]
  • Be pure. Give up superstition and see the wonderful harmony of nature.[Source]
  • Be pure, staunch, and sincere to the very backbone, and everything will be all right.[Source]
  • Be steady, and, above all, be pure and sincere to the backbone.[Source]
  • Buddha found in India too much talking about God and His essence and too little work. He always insisted upon this fundamental truth, that we are to be pure and holy, and that we are to help others to be holy also.[Source]
  • . . . Have patience and be faithful unto death. Do not fight among yourselves. Be perfectly pure in money dealings. . . . We will do great things yet. . . . So long as you have faith and honesty and devotion, everything will prosper.[Source]
  • . . . Hold on with faith and strength; be true, be honest, be pure, and don't quarrel among yourselves. Jealousy is the bane of our race.[Source]
  • Hold yourself in readiness, i.e. be pure and holy, and love for love's sake. Love the poor, the miserable, the downtrodden, and the Lord will bless you.[Source]
  • Infinite power will come unto you — never fear. Be pure, have faith, be obedient.[Source]
  • Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before.[Source]
  • Something real and appreciable as an influence comes from the teacher and goes to the taught. Therefore the teacher must be pure.[Source]
  • The heart must be pure and the pure heart sees only good, never evil.[Source]
  • This is the gist of all worship — to be pure and to do good to others.[Source]
  • . . . Try to be pure and unselfish — that is the whole of religion. . . .[Source]
  • You must be perfectly pure. Do not think of evil things, such thoughts will surely drag you down. If you are perfectly pure and practise faithfully, your mind can finally be made a searchlight of infinite power. There is no limit to its scope. But there must be constant practice and non-attachment to the world. When a man reaches the superconscious state, all feeling of body melts away. Then alone does he become free and immortal. To all external appearances, unconsciousness and superconsciousness are the same; but they differ as a lump of clay from a lump of gold. The one whose whole soul is given up to God has reached the superconscious plane.[Source]
  • . . . You must be pure and help any one who comes to you, as much as lies in your power. And this is good Karma. By the power of this, the heart becomes pure (Chitta-shuddhi), and then Shiva who is residing in every one will become manifest.[Source]

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1 comment:

  1. Wow. Thanks. It is inspiring, motivates a lot.


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