What exactly is the purpose of life?One question has been haunting me for a long time as to what exactly is the purpose of life. For past 5 years I have avoided or averted this question but again it has come to haunt me like anything and I actually get very anxious and curious to find out exactly why are we here. Whenever I notice the worldly affairs, I feel like it's totally futile, there is nothing better going to be achieved with the things we are doing. We are actually destroying the planet slowly and steadily and honestly we need this planet, the planet does not need us. Without us this planet will thrive and be more beautiful than ever.
I have as yet not got an exact answer to my question, but to some extent I am able to get closer.
The answer which I think is totally my personal view and it is out of the experience which I have gathered.
As far as I understand, there is no purpose of life. We actually set up one purpose or other and run after it or it is set up by our parents or by the society or the environment we are brought up in. There is exactly no purpose at all.
I formed this opinion while I was tendering for my daughter. I saw my daughter bubbling with joy, laughing, playing and getting cranky only when she gets hungry. If her stomach is full then again she is happy and a bundle of limitless joy. She only needed her belly full and she was playing, sleeping and happy throughout for no reason. I believe we all are the same, it is only that we are moulded into customs, religion, beliefs and faith and innumerable things and we slowly lose all our innocence and the limitless joy within us. We start to run in rat race to have economic benefits and prove ourselves for nothing. When I look at animals they are the most satisfied creation if their stomach is full. All we need is a little food and shelter and nothing else to have a cheerful and blissful life and it is very easily possible but we have made it a rat race and killing ourselves and this planet.
I know many of the readers may find my answer absurd thinking that I have lost my interest in this World, but believe me I am totally into this World and I know that this question must have come to many more people and not just me.
I don't exactly know if I can find the answer. My answer will be in spiritual practice or some religion or under guidance of some enlightened guru or myself alone is the answer.
I would like the members and readers who have had the same question about life to share their beliefs and experience and what guides them.