6. HOW TO PURIFY THE MIND-4.
It takes a long time to purify Harital (yellow oxide of arsenic orpiment).
It has to be soaked in cows urine for seven days, in lime water for ten days and in milk for seven days.
Then it has to be burnt out hundred and eight times before a Bhasma or proper oxide (ash) is obtained.
Even so, it takes a long time to effect Chitta-Suddhi, purity of mind. Severe Tapascharya (austerity) is needed.
As a result of purification of the mind, it becomes more sensitive, gets easily disturbed by a sound or shock and feels any pressure acutely.
An aspirant must be sensitive and yet have the body and nerves completely under his control.
The greater the sensitiveness becomes, the more difficult is the task; there are many noises which pass unheeded by an ordinary person, but which are torture
to one who is very sensitive.
You must do your best to get over this oversensitiveness.
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