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Life Without A Goal

Dadashri: What is the goal of this life? Do you understand it? Surely, there has to be some goal for this life. A person is born, grows old and is later carted away to the funeral pyre. The name that was given to him at the time of birth is taken away at that time. They are quick to give you a name the moment you are born, to facilitate the worldly interactions and dealings. This is just like naming characters in a play. But once the play is over, the name is no more.

Just as the name ‘Brahtruhari’ is given to the king in the drama, the name no longer exists once the play is over. Similarly, you are given a name to carry out your daily living, and under this name, you acquire your wealth, your house, your cars and money, etc. But upon your death, it is all taken away. People go through life and then they die. Therefore, these two words, ‘life’ and ‘death’ mean that every event is a passing circumstance.

What is the goal of life? Is it for personal enjoyment or to serve humankind? Is life for marriage and taking care of your family? Marriage is mandatory and preordained. A person cannot get married if he is not destined to. However, do people not get married even if they do not want to? This is because marriage is preordained for them. Is making a name for yourself the ultimate goal of life? Women such as Sita, Lord Ramas’s wife, have made their mark in this world. Their fame stayed here, but what did they take with them to their next life? They took their mistakes and entanglements (causes; karmas).

Whether you want liberation (moksha) or not, at least come here, and obtain clarification of all your entanglements. You will find all the solutions here. Lawyers will charge you a fee to solve your worldly problems, whereas the solution you get here is priceless. You cannot put a price on this solution. Life is full of entanglements. You are not the only one with entanglements; the whole world has them. The world is a puzzle itself.

Religion comes after true understanding. First, you have to learn the art of living. One has to become certified in parenting before getting married. Life is like an engine but it is pointless to keep putting gas in the engine and running it without getting any useful work out of it. There has to be a goal in life. An engine will continue to run in vain, but you have to get some work out of it. Unfortunately, people live their entire lives with nothing to show for it and without an achievement. Rather than accomplishments, they create entanglements, which carry forward to their next life.

People’s lives have broken down; they have no clue as to what they are living for. They have no awareness about the reason for birth in the human form. They are not aware that there is a purpose of a human life. What is the goal of the human life? The birth as a human being gives one the ability to choose any future life form or the choice to attain liberation from further births. No one is aware of the essence of human birth, and that is why one continues to wander life after life.

Excerpts from the book - Life Without Clashes

 

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