Definitions: (1) utter; sheer; <pure joy>; (2) free from defects; perfect; faultless; unblemished; (3) untainted with evil or guilt; innocent; blameless; spotless; (4) physically chaste; virginal; (5) ceremonially or ritually clean; undefiled; (6) genuine; objectively real

Synonyms: clean, clear, guileless, impeccable, pristine, pure-hearted, uncorrupted, unsullied

• Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform. — Chanakya (375–283 BC) Indian polymath [seven disciplines]
• Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. — Thomas Merton (1915–1968) American Trappist monk

Color: white

Symbols: 1) fire; 2) rain; 3) the lily; 4) sea foam; 5) the desert; 6) Temperance (tarot) {Purification}; 7) angelica flowers [pure intentions]; 8) the three stars in the belt of Orion {Purity, Righteousness, and Choice}