Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
I cannot be purified by the practice of yoga. I cannot be purified by destroying the mind. I cannot be purified by a teacher’s instructions. I am reality itself and purity is my nature.
-Avaduta Gita 1:48
I can only purify myself if I am contaminated. I can only be contaminated if something other than myself exists to contaminate me. But I alone exist.
The body and mind can be purified through yoga. The mind can be purified (destroyed) through meditation. Ignorance can be purified by the teacher’s instructions. But once the ignorance of my true nature is gone, I see that I have always been pure and nothing can change that. OM.