What is the Purpose of Life?

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Life, which is a precious gift to all the living beings has a different aspect to it when it comes to humans. That is to say, humans are the only creatures who seek to know what is the purpose of life.

  • The Role of Body.
  • Interference of Mind.
  • Wrong Identity
  • What is the purpose of Life?

Is it not amusing in itself to see how we as humans search for the purpose of life where other living beings just survive. In other words, we are the only blessed living beings who can search for answers.

Thus we can be termed as the dominant of all. But there is one thing common in all the creatures, including us.

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And that is the body.

All living beings have got a body and it has got its own instincts. That is the basic instincts of survival.

The body is filled with five senses: sight, touch,  smell, hearing and taste. And all the organisms that live act according to their 5 senses.

The only difference between other organisms and humans is that they listen to their body needs and we have a choice.

And this choice has become a big obstacle in the path of how to find your purpose and passion in life.

The role of body:

Body plays a very important role in one’s life. And the amusing part is, it has its own needs and demands.

Yes, you read it right!

We enjoy a lot of things, irrespective of it being good or bad. And the body gets so addicted to it that now it demands those things and we give it a name called addiction.

Like laziness, Masturbation, procrastination, etc.

Further, this is the reason why we don’t feel the motivation while working towards our goal. 

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That is, it is not always the mind at fault, it can be the body’s tendencies as well.

The answer to what is the real purpose of life can be done in one sentence. But you will still struggle to know it, because of the tendencies of the Mind and body.

So before understanding what is my life’s purpose, let us go through how mind interferes in discovering your purpose.

Interference of mind:

Mind, as we all know is one of the most powerful mechanism in itself. However, to keep it simple can be a purpose for us to have a blissful life.

But that is one aspect of the purpose of life, and not the whole purpose in itself.

We all feel incomplete, irrespective of having achieved a certain level of success. Don’t we?

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Imagine how you were 5 years back, and where you are now! Am sure many of us would agree that we are in a better position than before.

But still we have that feeling of incompleteness.

So what is the guarantee that the things that you want to do or achieve will give you that feeling of completeness?

Isn’t this something we should give our focus to!

And if we will not get that feeling of completeness then what is the meaning of doing what we are doing today?

Have you ever observed your mind? How it functions?

Please do contemplate on this and you will get to know that mind always wants to do something.

It wants to feel alive. And the only way for the mind to feel alive is by doing something.

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For instance, if you see a body lying on the ground and if you want to know if the person is alive then you check if the pulse is active. And the same way, mind checks its own life through the activities.

And That is the karma(action) of ‘doing’.

Further, why do the mind has to be alive?

That is, can we function with out the mind?

And this can be better learnt through the understanding of Wrong identity, which is the next subject in the  path to know what is the purpose of living.

Wrong identity:

One clarity about the functioning of mind is, even if it is not active, we can function with the power of intuition.

And with this power, our entire life will run flawlessly. That is, we will never ask questions like ‘what is the purpose of life’.

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Does nature ask, is there a purpose to life? Have you seen any animals or other living beings for that matter who asks the purpose of life?

Because they function with the power of intuition. And the only difference with us is we have a unique collection of information stored, that we call the mind.

And we are so identified with our mind that we  forget the Real ‘Universal I’ inside us.

It is very important to have this understanding to know how to find your passion or purpose.

Unlike other bloggers, I do not believe in symptoms focused knowledge. My intent is always to know the root cause.

So read carefully till the end to know what is your purpose in life.

We are the only living beings who have different sets of identity. And all the trouble starts by identifying with these identity.

For instance, if someone cheats on you, you will be hurt. But the intensity of hurt depends on the identity. As in, if the cheater was whom you loved a lot then your intensity of hurt will be way too high than in any other case.

And it is because you identified yourself as a lover here. Likewise, there are different fake identities like; I am a teacher, scientist, engineer, man, woman, student, communist, Christian, Buddhist, etc.

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And why I mentioned fake identity here is because in those scenarios we are considering our-self as the body.

Further, with identifying yourself as the body comes the big responsibility ‘of doing’.

Did we ever question our complete existence?

I know am going way too in depth in to the topic, but am sure it makes sense to you.

With this, we understand how the mind interferes in our tasks and our wrong identities.

What is the purpose of Life?

So with all this understanding, we have come to our question. That is, what is the purpose of life?

Now, as mentioned above let us now ask ourselves:

What are we identifying ourselves with when we ask this question about purpose of life?

Is it our mind, body or what?

In other words, who inside you is asking this question?

Like I said in the beginning of this manuscript that the answer to your question can be given in one simple statement. But you still would not have been convinced.

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Once we understand that we are identifying to the wrong entity in our body, then only we will start searching for that right entity.

But further, who is the one who is searching for that entity?

There is nothing!!!

Universe is inside that nothing and nothing is inside that universe.

It is all illusions!

So now I commence the ultimate purpose of life. And that is Life itself.

Living itself is the ultimate purpose of Life. 

Yes you read it right!

The purpose of life is to Live. The rest that we do is just because of the wrong identities and the interference of mind.

Else, the beginning and the end is the same. That is to say, our life started with nothing but living, and in the end once we retire we will do nothing but live.

For instance, what does a small child do? it just lives in mindfulness.

In short, it is mid life crisis, that is between childhood and old age that we struggle to ‘do’.

At the end we will realize that we have been given a countable amount of breaths and all we had to do was just breathe and live.

And that is mindful living. For instance, eat while you eat, walk while you walk, sleep while you sleep, etc.

To know how more, you can read my blog: How to be Happy?


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3 years ago


Merin A
Merin A
3 years ago

“A Miles to go before I sleep”… An inspiring poem that I found at a very young age. The poem gave my mind a purpose of living. It taught me wat Anup said beginning & ending is the same. All we have to breath & live the moment . The silver lining which we see in between is the purpose which unknowingly mind gets adapted to if we embrace the teaching of universe & learn the art of living…. Life is beautiful only if we learn to live in the moment…. Nice Article Anup…☺️


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