What is the best cleansing agent to purify our vision and be established in the constant presence of the Lord? Bhagawan lovingly guides us today!
The search for truth must become your daily spiritual discipline; every moment must be used for this primary duty. Truth can reflect itself in your intelligence only when it is cleansed by penance (Tapas). Tapas means all acts undertaken with higher motives; all acts indicating yearning for the spirit; repenting for past blunders; staunch determination to adhere to virtue, and self-control; and unyielding adherence to equanimity in the face of success or failure. It is tapas that fosters renunciation and discipline. This discipline is essential especially now when the temptations to deviate are so many. In this iron age, when darkness is enveloping the mind of man, any little lamp that can light the steps is most welcome. That is why I advise you to resort to satkarma, sadachara and satpravartana (good deeds, good conduct and good attitudes and outlook), so that you may be established in the constant presence of the Lord.
– Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1965.