Questions on purity

Question: Can you please tell me why purity is so important? Perhaps I do not actually know what you mean by purity.

Sri Chinmoy: Purity is the light of our soul expressing its divinity through the physical, the vital and the mental. Purity means following the dictates of our Inner Pilot without allowing anti-divine forces to enter into us. Wherever there is a lack of purity there is obscurity, and obscurity is the pioneer of death. What we call obscurity today, is death for us tomorrow. Purity is the only thing that can sustain our divinity. If there is no purity, there is no certainty. If there is no purity, there is no spontaneity. If there is no purity, there is no constant flow of divinity inside us.

Once purity is established, especially in the vital, much, much is accomplished in one’s inner life and outer life. In human purity abides God’s highest Divinity. Man’s purity is God’s Breath. If we have purity we have everything. Purity is tremendous power. We can accomplish anything with purity. But if we lose our purity, although we may have power, wealth or influence, we will crumble; we can easily fall.