Question: How can we have purity in the mind?

Sri Chinmoy: You can have purity in the mind by constantly remembering the Supreme. Think of the mind as a runner. The runner is running very fast; you cannot catch it. But the Supreme runs infinitely faster than the mind. If you can think of the Supreme, He will give you the capacity to run very fast and reach the destination before the mind. As long as the mind embodies impurity, it feels it will be able to affect the other runners around — the body, the vital and the heart.But when we run faster than the mind with the strength of the Supreme, the mind gives way. It feels it is a hopeless case and it gives up the race. Then the mind will give up its impure thoughts, limited thoughts.

Sri Chinmoy, Flame-Waves, part 7.First published by Agni Press in 1976.

This is the 293rd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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by Sri Chinmoy
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