The Purity Of The Heart Within You

I was on the way to conduct a coaching session yesterday when I saw a simple scene that invoked my thoughts. In the traveling train was an Indian student, about 14 years old or so. His uniform and school badge showed that he studied in a special school. (If you are unfamiliar with the term, it means that it’s a school for the intellectually sub-normal children.)

Ever chirpy and enthusiastically, he moved from cabin to cabin, person to person and greeted the seated passengers with a clear crystal voice, “Happy Deepavali!”

Some passengers were shocked and surprised. And obviously a number of them felt uncomfortable with the friendly act, ignoring him. Yet, his smile was unquestionable, his sincerity, undeniable.

When a few of the people greeted back, he acknowledged with an eager nod. Flashed with a smile on his face, he continued on until it was time for him to alight. He merrily stepped off the train with a quick jump, going on his way home, I supposed.

As I looked at his back when he took the downwards elevator, I couldn’t help but think how he must have felt in his heart. Within him must be this elating sense of happiness that the special holiday of his own ethnicity is so near. So happy was he that he had to share his joy with others. He purely and truly wanted to spread the good-will to others. He did it heartily of course. What a purity of the heart!

During this festive season, Deepavali or widely, known as “The Festival of Lights”, calls on us, Indians or not, to remember the triumph of good over evil. And in a larger sense, the purity of care for others over the mere selfishness of own benefit.

The purity of heart is thus the ultimate sincere and genuine desire to want true goodness for others, dedicating oneself to the betterment of people in our community. It is unselfish, unadulterated and totally pure.

Let’s explore what does the purity of heart can imply for you:

1. When the heart is pure, there is no shyness. You forget about how others will look at you. It gives you the courage to move through life and interact with strangers, no matter how awkward your act seems to be in the eyes of others.

2. The purity of the heart comes from within and is true and sincere. It is internally emitted, motivated and fueled with love for mankind in general.

3. When you truly believe, you will want to share with others. You want people around you to be experiencing happiness and beaming with smiles.

4. When there is purity of the heart, you do not seek reciprocation, returns or rewards. The satisfaction comes from having rendered a part of you, as citizen of the world, towards the well being of others. This alone will suffice.

5. The purity of the heart touches others. As long as you have a heartbeat, you will be touched and even inspired. That wish to share one’s overflowing joy is so overwhelming that you can’t help but be affected.

6. The true purity of the heart can never be quelled. Its passionate fire is inextinguishable, keeps burning and burning. Its truth makes others open their eyes to what is possible, a better life and more humane world.

Do you possess a purity of the heart? Do you truly desire goodness for others? Would you like to excel together with everyone around you?

Then perhaps its time on this special Deepavali holiday, to examine ourselves, our thoughts and bring forth its purity. The purity of your heart.

Happy Deepavali!

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