Duration: 3:15 min

What is the purpose of my life?

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So why is it that we are discounting human experience and paying so much attention to the roads that we built and drainages that we built? Yes, those things are needed but for what? To enhance human experience, isn’t it, of this life? No, right now that’s completely gone. Nobody’s talking about enhancing human experience. How to enhance human experience means, be plugged in and look at everything through your phone. It’s just dazzling you. But it’s not enhancing your experience in any way. It’s numbing your senses, that’s all. It’s numbing your instruments of perception. It’s not enhancing your experience in any way. So why are we going that way? Because everybody is getting educated. Till this generation, there was no right to education. If a man just wanted to graze his cattle and walk around, he could do it. He just wanted to run around in the mountains, he could do it. Not anymore. Today, every human being on this planet must belong to some nation. He can’t just be somewhere on such a big planet. Till about 100 years ago, more than 60% of the people did not belong to any nation, they just lived. Now you must belong to a nation. If you must belong to a nation, you are serving a large society to keep the national interest going. No, why can’t people just live? No, nobody can live by himself. We are subserving the human life and making something else more important. No. The only and only purpose of life is for this piece of life to find its ultimate possibility. Whether you are an earthworm or a grasshopper or a bird or an animal or a tree or a human being, this is the only purpose every life has. That it wants to grow to its full potential. Not be something else. Maybe you look at this tree and think, oh I can take the flowers and do puja. Or you look at that tree and think, oh this will make good furniture. But the tree is not thinking about furniture, it just wants to grow to its full size and full possibility. Isn’t it? You may have ideas of furniture. Similarly, if I look at you, your father looks at you and thinks, what is he going to become. He may have ideas. No, this life has no such ideas. This life just wants to become its fullest possibility. That possibility, unfortunately, has very, very, very, very narrow windows in the world. Here and there. Rest is all making you a cog in the wheel, you know.

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