I am sure someone you know must have definitely asked you this – “What is the purpose of my life”?
If I had to put it down in the simplest form, I’d say, if you are still alive, there’s something that is pending.
God is not done with you yet.
The Theory of God
I am very well aware that there are many people who do not agree with the existence of God. I have a simple question, if you were given some flesh and bones, would you be able to create a human being? Or would you be able to create any creature for that matter?
Let’s start with agreeing that there is some force which is governing the entire life cycle and you are free to call it by any name.
Now that this is decided, it would be easier to accept that there is a higher power dictating your journey. All that we can be sure of is that our life is finite and there is going to be a definite end to this journey.
It’d be helpful to note that the purpose of life is often a journey toward self-discovery and enlightenment. The goal is to overcome ignorance and attachments to worldly things in order to reach a state of inner peace, freedom and ultimate liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
Purpose of life – Hinduism & Buddhism
Ever since we have been on this planet there have been various teachers who have given us guidelines to help us find our purpose. Buddhism teaches that life’s purpose is to attain Nirvana, a state of complete liberation from suffering and ignorance, by following the Eightfold Path, which includes right understanding, intention, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration.
Hinduism, on the other hand, has a diverse range of beliefs and practices, but a common understanding is that the purpose of life is to achieve Moksha, or liberation from the cycle of birth and death, and reunite with the ultimate reality of the universe, known as Brahman. This can be achieved through various spiritual practices such as yoga, meditation, and devotion to a personal deity.
In both traditions, finding purpose in life involves moving beyond material desires and attachments. It helps in developing inner wisdom and compassion, and working towards a deeper understanding of the self and the world. By doing so, one can attain a sense of meaning, joy, and inner peace that transcends worldly suffering.
The purpose of life is happiness
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To put this down in simple words, the purpose of life is to find happiness. All of us, at all points in time, are on the lookout for some pleasure-inducing materials or activities. We are confused when we attribute our happiness to material or activities.
It is actually the other way around, we are only looking for happiness. We get into the habit of collecting material possessions in order to find happiness. However, at some point in life, we are ready to give up everything because none of it is giving us happiness anymore.
The result of all this knowledge is that the purpose of life is attaining a stage of peace. A state of mind where nothing or nobody can affect our state of being. The purpose of our life is to have control in our hands.
Finally, let me give you this secret, at this point we are in control of others. We have given everybody the right to make us happy or sad. Let us take the remote control back into our hands.