A pure heart and a righteous life are the great and all important things.
THE deeds and thoughts that lead to suffering are those that spring from self-interest and self-seeking; the thoughts and deeds that produce blessedness are those that spring from Truth. The process by which the mind is thus changed and transmuted is two-fold; it consists of meditation and practice. By silent meditation, the ground and reason of right conduct is sought, and by practice, right-doing is accomplished in daily life.
For Truth is not a matter of book learning, or subtle reasoning, or disputation, or controversial skill; it consists in right-doing.
Truth is not something that can be gleaned from a book; it can be learned and known by practice only.