Purity weaves destiny

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RISHI RANJAN explores the concept of purity and how it can weave our destiny.


Suppose our hands are dirty, what do we do? We wash them to make them clean. If our house is not clean, we remove some added elements that were making it dirty or messy. What are we doing? We are not adding purity from outside, but only removing the outside elements that were making it impure. Hence we do not add purity from outside, we only restore purity, which is already there.

We are in fact making our hands the way they were at the start, before doing any activity. We are restoring our house to the condition before any activity, by removing the other elements that made it impure. Hence, when we say ‘restore purity’ we are trying to say restore the original condition.


We are not adding purity from outside,
but only removing the outside elements
that were making it impure.
Hence we do not add purity from outside,
we only restore purity, which is already there.


Therefore, from our understanding,

PURITY = ORIGINAL CONDITION

Let’s think about impurity. Can we think of impurity as the first quality for anything? We cannot say anything is impure without the underlying latent idea that there is purity. The idea of impurity does not exist without the idea of purity. So impurity is nothing but a progressive degradation of purity. So whatever we see around us that is impure is away from its original condition.

Therefore, from our understanding,

IMPURITY = AWAY FROM ORIGINAL CONDITION

What creates this movement away from the original condition?

and

How can we restore the original condition?

IMPURITY = IM + PURITY

When we add our own idea of ‘doer’ship to our actions, we add impressions. We add the elements of our own individual mind with all its complex functioning, and it is like soiling our hands.

PURITY = IMPURITY – IM

All we have to do is remove ‘IM’ from our current condition and we will be moving towards the original condition. In fact, when we say impurity, we are saying IM PURITY, that is, we are stating our original condition.

So try to feel IM PURITY. How does it feel to move towards our original condition? That is where, I think, “purity weaves destiny” in the true sense.



Article by RISHI RANJAN



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Comments

  1. Very true and understandable, thanks.

  2. Avatar Pascale Hainguerlot : July 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you. Everybody should know it, and your explanation is clear. Now I am wondering, what kinds of thoughts did we have in the past to generate such violence as we never saw on the earth?

  3. Avatar Priyadarshini : July 23, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    It’s explained so simply. Good one, Rishi!

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