According to the scriptures, is there any mention of whether complete pure souls can exist in Kali Yuga?

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    Define a "pure" soul.
    – Wikash_
    Commented Feb 23, 2019 at 19:24
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    @Wikash_hindu as those in Satyuga Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 4:09
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    Why would this get downvoted. Considering how horrible KaliYug can be, seems like a fair question Commented Jan 9, 2023 at 16:21

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Yes, of course.

There are many sloksa in different Puranas mentioning that Chanting of the Name of God removes all sins and makes a man pure. I am quoting one from the Garuda-Purana

Kalau sankirtanaad eva sarvam paapam vyaapohati, meaning that Nama-Sankitrtana alone removes all sins in the age of kali (Reference: Omkarnath Rachanavali, Mahamilan Math,vol 1, page 318).

So many saints like Sri Chaitanya and His disciples, Nanak, Kavir,Tulsidas, Dadu, Meerabai etc took birth in the kali-yuga! I feel their characters are as glorious as the great characters of our scriptures or of people in the Satya Yuga, if ofttimes not more, (excluding incarnations like Sri Rama and Sri Krishna of course.)


Atma (closest in English - soul) is pure by very definition. Can I ask if "distilled water" is pure? It is pure by very definition.

अव्यक्तोऽयम्‌ अचिन्त्योऽयम्‌ अविकार्योऽयम्‌ उत्व्यते। तस्मादेवं विदित्वैनं नानुशोचितुमर्हसि॥ Bhagavad Gita

It is "avikari". It doesn't have any impurity.

  • the translation of soul in 'pure soul' is not Atmaa.
    – user17294
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 12:57
  • Do you mean there is more than one soul!!??? Also, one of the tags of the question is 'Atma'. Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 16:44
  • yes. there are many souls.jivatma and paramatma are same only from the paramarthika point even for Advaita view
    – user17294
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 16:46
  • you cannot be wrong anymore, na jayate mriyate va - Gita, talks in singular NOT in plural. The purity here applies to one of three sharira (bodies). Sthul, shukshma, karan, Atma is always pure. Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 16:49
  • please read shankar's commentary carefully.No need of arguing:)
    – user17294
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 16:50

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