Ritual purity (tamil maDi)

Satish satisharigela at YAHOO.COM
Mon Aug 19 22:07:01 CDT 2002

--- MSR <miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> long as you create a
> proper environment for worship and meditation,
> is all matters.
> Often, lack of cleanliness in the mind harms the
> environment than that
> of the body. Tamil Saint vaLLuvar prescribes a
> rule for both.
> External purity is achieved using water and inner
> purity by speaking
> truth. (puRanthuuymai niiraan amaiyum -
> vaaymaaR
> kaaNappaDum).

  To add to this, the vAshiShTha dharma sutra says

    " The body is purified by water, mind by
truth, the spirit, by knowledge and austerity, and the
intellect, by means of knowledge".


> My 2c.

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