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Sincerity Quotes Based on Hindu Teachings

A collection of quotes on sincerity based on Hindu teachings.

Without being sincere, we cannot make any significant progress in our inner development.

Sincerity it is which keeps our inner balance intact through praise and blame, success and failure, heat and cold, happiness and misery – in the midst of all pairs of opposite.

Sincerity means not hiding anything. Sincerity means honesty, not keeping anything in reserve. Sincerity should therefore mean putting all our efforts and not feigning or pretending or making excuses. In this sense, honesty of purpose and sincerity are synonyms.

In the case of most people, their thoughts, words and actions are at variance with each other. What they think they do not express in words fully. Honesty means integrity. A sincere person has an integrated personality. Integrating of personality means integrating our thoughts, speech and actions.

Source of above quotes – editorial of Vedanta Kesari Magazine July 2012.

One of the challenges that a sincere spiritual seeker faces is doubting his own sincerity of purpose. Once when Swami Subodhananda was asked what one must do if one has not firm faith in God or in the divine reality, his simple yet profound reply was, ‘Don’t stop calling on God even if He doesn’t show himself. If one already has firm faith, what else remains to be achieved?’

In the Mahabharata when Yudhishthira wants to know what qualifications his legislators should have, Bhisma replies: ‘Those who have modesty, self-restraint, truth, sincerity and the courage to say what is right should be your legislators.’

Success and failure, happiness and misery will not agitate or depress one who has done work in all faith and sincerity.

The worship can be physical, verbal or mental. As Isvara is everywhere, knows the innermost thoughts and is compassionate, all that is needed is love and sincerity. (Bhagavad Gita 9:26)