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saintly; godly; pious; devout; having a spiritually pure quality

Hinduism Fearlessness; purification of one’s existence; cultivation of spiritual knowledge; charity; self-control; performance of sacrifice; study of the Vedas; austerity; simplicity; nonviolence; truthfulness; freedom from anger; renunciation; tranquillity; aversion to faultfinding; compassion for all living entities;  freedom from covetousness; gentleness; modesty; steady determination; vigor; forgiveness; fortitude; cleanliness; and freedom from envy and from the passion for honor—these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature – (Bhagavad Gita 16.1-3)

Christianity But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,  faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, New International Version)

Scientology “One can influence the conduct of others around him. Using The Virtues: Now what do you suppose would happen if one were to try to treat thosearound you with: justness, loyalty, good sportsmanship, fairness, honesty, kindness, consideration, compassion, self-control, tolerance, forgiveness, benevolence, belief, respect, politeness, dignity, admiration, friendliness, love,and did it with integrity? It might take a while but don’t you suppose that many others would then begin to try to treat one the same way?” ~ Page 60 The Way To Happiness

Wicca “Light of eye and soft of touch
speak you little, listen much
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name
let love and light be our guides again”

Wiccan Rede tributed to Doreen Valiente

Hinduism He whom the world troubles not, and who troubles not the world, who is free from the emotions of joy, wrath, and fear, is dear to Me. The man who is guileless, pure, upright, unconcerned, free from distress of mind, who renounces every enterprise and worships Me, is dear to Me. He who has neither delight nor aversion, who neither mourns nor desires, who renounces good and evil fortune, and worships Me, is dear to Me. He who is the same to friend and foe, and also in honour and dishonour, who is the same in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, who is wholly free from attatchment; To whom praise and blame are equal, who is silent, content with every fortune, home-renouncing,
steadfast in mind, and worships Me, that man is dear to Me.
Bhagavad Gita 12:15-19
Taoism Heaven is long-enduring and earth continues long. The reason why heaven and earth are able to endure and continue thus long is because they do not live of, or for, themselves. This is how they are able to continue and endure.
Therefore the sage puts his own person last, and yet it is found in the foremost place; he treats his person as if it were foreign to him, and yet that person is preserved. Is it not because he has no personal and private ends, that therefore such ends are realised?  Tao Te Ching


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