Purity is the sublimity adorning one’s inner being (antaḥkaraṇa), whereby it becomes free of worldly blemishes and taints like untruthfulness, infidelity, greed and possessiveness. The sole purpose of all religious and spiritual efforts is to make the mind and intelligence pure. Such purity will instantly reflect, nay radiate the glory of the Immortal Spirit within. Otherwise, like muddy water, the mind and intelligence will only remain opaque and spread gloom.
- Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha
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