What is meant by the purity of Tantra?
What is understood under Tantra purification of mind, a purity of mind, as the basic conditions for further development?
What would usually not understood by the purity, this is not what he has in mind Tantra. Usually, we share everything in good and bad. The division can be on any grounds. It may be hygienic, moral or any other way, but we divide life into two parts - good and bad. And usually, when we talk about clean, we mean the good qualities - the “bad” properties should not allow “bad” properties should not be. But tantra is a division into good and bad properties does not matter. Tantra does not look at life through the prism of the dichotomy or duality or division. So the question of whether he understands the tantra purity is very appropriate.
If you ask a saint, he would say that anger - it is bad, sex - it is bad, greed - it is bad. If you ask Gurdjieff, he would say that the negativity - it’s bad, whatever it may have been negative emotions - it is bad, but be positive - good. If you’re asking the Jains, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians or Muslims, they may differ in their definitions of good and bad - but this is all just a definition. What were they called good and something bad. Therefore, for them is not difficult to determine what is cleanliness. Whatever they may have taken for good, be pure, no matter what they take for bad, will be unclean.
But Tantra is a profound problem. Tantra makes no superficial division into good and bad. Then what is purity? Tantra claims that the division is not clean, and non-separation - is. So for tantra purity means innocence - undifferentiated innocence.
Here’s a child you call it clean. He gets angry, he is greedy, so why do you call it clean? As for the purity of a child? Innocence, simplicity, simplicity! In the mind of the child is no separation. A child is not aware of any division into good and bad. This lack of consciousness is innocence. Even if he gets angry, he does not understand that he is angry, it’s pure and simple operation. It happens, and when anger goes away, it really goes away. Nothing remains. The child again the same as if the anger was not. Clean remained intact; purity is the same. So, the baby is clean because his emotions do not interfere with intelligence, he has no mind.