Explained: Pure and Impure Mind

To us humans, our mind alone is the cause of bondage or emancipation. That mind which is attracted by objects of sense tends to bondage, while that which is not attracted tends to emancipation. There is said to be salvation for a mind without a desire for sensual objects.There are two kinds of mind- pre and impure. The one associated with the thought of desire is impure, while that which is without desire is pure. The pure mind is otherwise known by the name higher mind. The impure mind is called the lower mind.

The impure mind is unsteady. It ever fluctuates. It jumps from one object to another. It ever hankers after sensual objects. It is filled with various sorts of fears and pains. The pure mind is steady.  It rests in Supreme Self. It does not move towards sensual objects. It is free from all sorts of fears and pains. The impure mind is no other than the vasanas (subtle desires) that generate countless births. The mind becomes prey to various kinds of desires through its fluctuation.

When the mind is freed from the desires for objects and when it rests in the self or atman, you will enjoy Eternal Bliss. When the mind is freed from all cravings or longing for objects, when it is controlled in the heart, when it attains the reality of the atman, you will attain moksha or the final beatitude of life.

 Annihilate the impure or lower mind with the help of the pure or the higher mind and transcend the higher mind also. 

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