Everything depends on the mind. Nothing can be achieved without purity of mind. It is said, “the aspirant may have received the grace of the Guru,…but he comes to grief without the grace of ‘one’. That ‘one’ is the mind. The mind of the aspirant should be gracious to him.
By the realization of God the mind becomes pure, and through a pure mind one attains knowledge and awakening.
The mind is everything. It is in the mind alone that one feels pure and impure.
As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst of material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord’s name.