Friday, 17 July 2015

what is the purpose of our life and how can we find it?

Dear friend,
Why does the mind ask this question? I am asking you to find out that why does the mind ask this question. Why does the mind raise this question?
Alright, we will go into it systematically, sharply, with complete attention.
We said that the contents of the brain are the contents of its evolution and evolution not only since your birth but the entire journey of your DNA. All that information is contained in your brain. A very long duration of experiences. The content of your mind comes from this journey. The mind has learned in this journey, the principle of cause and effect. You have to appreciate this. These things will appear unrelated but you will see that they are one.
What is cause and effect? Something happens in time and after a while its results follow. Cause and effect is time. Something happens, so something else happens. That’s all that the brain has learnt because the brain itself is the product of time. You can look this way that from a single celled organism to this stage, your brain has traveled a very long journey and it has kept along picking things along the way, picking experiences along the way and it contains all those experiences. Your body infact, is a sum total of all those experiences.Now all those experiences are in the language of cause and effect, time. You do something and the result follows in the future.
So, mind thinks that life also must also have a result. And that result, you are calling by the name of ‘purpose’. That something is happening or I am doing something in my life and at some point in future there must be a result for this, a purpose which gives a result and upon attaining that I can say that I am successful. That is the language of the conditioned mind.Just as the mind seeks a result in every activity that it does, it also thinks that life inherently has a purpose.
So when the brain thinks of all ambitions, desires,future, they are bound to be stale, old, repetitive. Now, such a mind even if it dreams of some purpose in life, where will that person come from? From the past. From something that it may have heard, from something it may have experienced. You see all time movement is in the brain but the mind is brain plus intelligence.
Intelligence operates in the present and in present there is no purpose. Do not run after purpose.Just be present.
Presence not purpose. Presence is intelligence, purpose is conditioning.
So, there is no purpose in life except what is happening right now.And this right now is called presence. Whatever you will call as the purpose of your life will essentially be your conditioning.You may say the purpose of my life is helping others, my purpose of life is liberation and you may dream thousand other stories. The purpose of life is to create a vast empire and different people can have different thoughts and dreams about that. But whatever you will say, your purpose of life will come from your conditioning.
There is no purpose, there is only this moment and living it. Those who are not living it are distracted and are making fool of themselves. Don’t do that. Be present. Don’t lose this. There’s no other opportunity. Don’t squander it.
Tell me, do you ask for the purpose of life when you are greatly joyful and immersed in something ? No, because then that is it, you are done, you will not ask for the purpose. That is the real thing. Being into it.  Completely into it. Being in love with the present.
That love is not the love that we feel in our families, not attachment but complete understanding, complete contact. Whatever the purpose you will come up with, will come from your past and that thinking in terms of time is the function of brain which is the product of evolution and evolution is time.
But intelligence does not operate in time. Where does it operate? In the present. Right  now. Past and future, these are the doings of the brain. They are contained in the brain.The present is not the brain. In fact, the brain wants to run away from the present, it wants to take shelter in imaginations, hopes and dreams.That’s why most people prefer to be in dreams and thoughts; they are the convenient escapes from the present. They are then behaving like animals because an animal is nothing but its conditioning.

What makes you human?
Your intelligence makes you human.

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