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Purpose of life

Every now and again, we hear the clichéd question, ‘What is the meaning of life?’ or ‘What is the purpose of life?’ or ‘Why are we born?’. In most cases, we have our own agenda on what our purpose in life is. However from a spiritual perspective, there are two generic reasons why we are born. These reasons define the purpose of our lives at the most basic level.  They are:

  • To complete the give-and-take account we have with various people.

  • To make spiritual progress with the final aim of merging into God and therefore getting out of the cycle of birth and death.

However even our destiny in the current lifetime is just a fraction of the accumulated give-and take account that we amass over many lifetimes. Read more ...

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