Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
There is supreme truth in this famous sentence. It is felt that the Almighty is a pure entity. He is above hate, revenge, anger, and all the corrupting influences of the world. Such is His purity that all the religions urge the mankind to attain it. They have even chalked out various paths and methods by which mankind can become pure. One such path is through the process of cleanliness, both physical and spiritual. All the religions demand that we keep our surroundings clean before we venture on to the path of meditation. There is also a scientific truth in this thought. Neat and clean surroundings give us good health and clarity of thought. A person is able to concentrate if the area around him is tidy. Cleanliness destroys disease-carrying germs. On the other hand dirt and garbage give rise to infections and diseases. An ill person is an unhappy person. He has to waste valuable energy and money in order to become well once again. Precious time is lost in this way. Therefore if one is to be able to focus all his abilities towards some constructive work then one has to keep himself clean. It is only when one does one’s duty properly that one comes closer to the Almighty.