Out of purity and silence comes the word of power – Swami Vivekananda


My ideal indeed can be put into a few words and that is: to preach unto mankind their divinity and how to make it manifest in every movement of life.

Those who give themselves up to the Lord do more for the world than all the so-called workers. One man who has purified himself thoroughly accomplishes more than a regiment of preachers. Out of purity and silence comes the word of power.

He who has realized the Atman becomes a storehouse of great power. From him as the centre a spiritual force emanates, working within a certain radius; people who come within this circle become inspired with his ideas and are overwhelmed by them. Thus without much religious striving they derive benefit from the spiritual experience of an illumined person. This is called grace.

The elephant passing through the marketplace is always beset by curs (barking dogs), but he cares not. He goes straight on his own way. So it is always, when a great soul appears there will be numbers to bark after him.
Swami Vivekananda