In the month of Maagh, take a cleansing bath in the company of the holy, Sadh Sangat.
Meditate and listen to the name of Paramatma. Give to those in need and in this way, the filth from lifetimes of karma is removed. Ego and shallow pride disappear from the mind and one is no longer held in temptation by desires and anger. The mind is freed from greed and one receives worldly praise. Through kindness and compassion towards all beings one ultimately becomes more credible than bathing in holy shrines and giving in acts of charity. Upon those the Lord, Paramatma, bestows mercy, only they become wise. Bestowed with virtues, they become kind, humble and pure; to be able to merge with Paramatma through their Guru’s grace and guidance.
Just as Bhishma Pitamah endured the pain of a bed of arrows as a result of his karmas, before reaching moksha one must endure the pain of all past and present karmas. The soul must be pure and cleansed before it can merge with Paramatma. We intentionally and unintentionally fall into karmic debt and are not capable of freeing ourselves from the pain our mind and soul experience due to these karmas. Only the generosity of the forgiving and compassionate Lord, Paramatma, can exempt us from these troubles.