The Amritabindu Upanishad teaches that it is the mind that ensnares us. When the mind is driven by the senses, desires and attachment to material objects, it is described as “impure.” This impurity prevents us from seeing the knowledge we all hold within us about what we truly are.
However, according to the Amritabindu Upanishad it is also through the mind - and mastery of the mind - that we can find this knowledge. It describes using a process of meditation and Kriya yoga to cultivate non-attachment to sensory objects. When the mind is no longer bound to sense objects, it is considered “pure” and the true nature of the Self can be seen.