Devoted to truth.
Purity suggested in the name Shuddhaa is internal and external,mental and physical.
The internal impurity is due to evil motives, illegitimate desires, harmful intentions, falsehoods spoken and intended to be spoken, plans and designs, projects and programmes based on basis of selfishness and attainment of selfish desires, currents and undercurrents, different colours and cap-boards, different flows of living (natural, as to be shown to the people, as desired and so on).
See Satya Roopaa सत्यरूपा .
External impurity is due to visitations of unhealthy areas and places as epidemic-affected, burning and burial grounds, night-soil repositories, etc., due to impure touch of human corpse, a dead animal, a woman in menses, due to sexual cohabitiation, due to unearned food or food already contaminated during with attainment with actions of the most debased sort of living or earning etc.
You are more polluted by food earned by doing baseliest deeds .
This pollution is actual and not imaginary or superstitious. If one carefully analyses himself he can find it out. I want Maai-ists to understand everything in quite a scientific way by additions and subtractions, by weighings, sortings etc.
Before Mother's worship begins, the very first prayer after repetition of Jay Maai is to purify us in the following words :-
Apavitrah pavitro vaa, sarvaavasthaam gatopi vaa |
yah japet Maai Jay Maai, Sa Baahyaabhyantara Shuchih ||
संस्कृत शलोक - [ अपवित्रः पवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थां गतो अपि वा ।
यः स्मरेत्पुंडरीकाक्षीं स बाह्याभ्यंतरः शुचिः ।। ]
Impure or pure, or gone to any condition of impurity though he repeats Maai Jay Maai, he is pure externally and internally.
ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 693
EXTRACT FROM : MOTHER & MOTHER'S THOUSAND NAMES
AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND
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