In Our Busy Lives

Published: Sep 21, 2021

What is the Aim of Life?

We consider three related fundamental questions, namely:

-Who am I?

-What do I want?

-How will I attain it?

Who am I?

It is important for us to realize that we are the spirit soul that has a physical body.  We are not the body. We need the body to live in the world. The needs of our physical body are met by the material world. The soul is divine.  It belongs to God and its needs can be met only by God.

What do I want?

If we analyze our actions carefully, we come to the conclusion that all the actions we perform from birth to death are the pursuit of happiness. It is the law of nature that every fraction desires its whole.  All parts wish to merge with there source.  Flames rise upwards to meet their source, the sun.  And since God (Sat, Chit, Annand) is happiness, it is our natural nature to always seek happiness.

How will I attain it?

The scriptures describe three principal paths to God Realization.  These include the paths of karm (action) related to the Sat (existence) aspect, the path of gyan (knowledge) related to the Chit aspect, and the path of devotion (bhakti) related to the Anand aspect of the supreme. Thus, it is important we select one path and follow it as we embark upon our spiritual journey. This requires a firm resolve, through repeated contemplation on the following:

I belong to God alone.

All my relations are only with God. He is my mother, my father, my friend, my knowledge, my wealth, my one and only.

God is unlimited bliss.

True happiness that I’m seeking cannot be found in the material world.  It can be found only in God.