Your body is like a washing machine, your mind is like your clothing, each lifetime is like one washing cycle, pure water is like love, and knowledge is the detergent. The mind enters the body to get cleansed and purified.
But instead of detergent you use dirt, then you have dirty clothes, dirtier than before. You will have to continue putting your clothes in the washing machine to get them cleaned. And the process repeats again and again. Similarly, you will have many more births until you stop repeating the mistakes that you have made.
– Sri Sri in Celebrating Silence