Cleanliness and Purity
Saucha means “cleanliness and purity. Saucha does not simply stop at bathing each day, but also pertains to a deeper level of purity – purity on the inside, purity of thought and action. We must purify our thoughts through the practice of positive thinking. We must purify our lives by ensuring that our actions are models of integrity.
Saucha also pertains to that which we allow to enter our bodies and minds. The foods we take through our mouths and also what food we take through our ears and eyes. True saucha means refraining from putting anything impure into our being and this includes everything ranging from drugs to gossip.