Being clean or cleaning up a thing is said to be important in our day to day practice, and keeping the environment clean prevents many of the diseases related to unhygienic practices of humans.
But somebody said “Cleanliness is next to impossible’ unknown
Is it so?
If you think deeply, it’s not possible to clean up the mess we create every day?
What about the things in real life?
Is cleaning up limited to external appearances?
What about our mind, which none can read!
And our minds are polluted right from adolescence.
Is it possible to clean up our polluted minds?
Can a clean up mind be equal to a clean earth?
Or do you think environmental pollution is polluting our minds?
Why our minds are polluted?
I feel our minds are polluted because of greed, lust, jealousy, negative thoughts, hatred, criticism, judgment, anxiety, resentment….the list is too long. And ‘Ego’ adds to the filth.
As humans, we are not able to satisfy ourselves because of our polluted minds.
Is it possible to clean up our polluted mind just like we clean up our body of dirt?
I don’t know.
“Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind.
If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox.
Everything is based on the mind, is led by the mind, is fashioned by the mind.
If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as shadow clings to a form”
I remember John Milton’s quote about the power of the mind.
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven”
Please realise, you can’t challenge your mind and if you make a sincere efforts, remember not to whine!
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