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"I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. You must climb towards the Truth. It cannot be 'stepped down' or organized for you." - author: Jiddu Krishnamurthi

Monday, March 28, 2005

On life

Corrected version of the original article which was written in 2001 and initially posted on http://www.vikash.2ya.com

What is LIFE and what is the purpose of us being here?

First ask yourself why you are here. The answer us around you itself but its hard to accept it. In fact the let us approach the question differently to see what is not life. By eliminating what IS NOT, we will certainly end up with what IS.

Imagine a plain world where there would be only one person, you, and nobody else. You would not have called this life since you would have preferred to die rather than to live alone. That is surely not life then. So why are we here then? We all want to know the meaning of life yet it is so simple, in fact too simple for us to admit or realise it.

Life IS not when you are alone but when others are here to make you feel alive. Its when you talk or do something and someone would respond to your actions, thus confirming that you exist in the eye of that person. Its when people can feel or hear you. Its when you are not alone. Because a life in loneliness seems meaningless. So it is when people around you are reacting towards you that you feel like living, it is when you react to someone that talks to you. But above all its when you love and feel loved.

We are here for others. We are here to support each other and make every single person feel like living. One cannot be without two, three, four and so on. Then don`t you think it would have been the same if we did not exist? Well yes, if we did not exist then nothing would have changed. Litterally speaking, there could as well have no living organism on this earth and still that would not be of any importance. It does not matter at all. Which comes to the point that our presence here has no importance at all. We are just a result of nature just like any living creature on this planet. The universe is really immense, if you would just think about it you would realise that we are merely like a drop a water on earth, not even a dust particle. We are nothing compared to the immensity of the universe. All this might sound sad, but it is true. Do not just accept or deny it, rather deeply think about it.

That does not mean that our life is not worth living but rather that we have a life so better live and take the best out of it so that when time comes for you to go, you still feel happy. Not because you are happy you are leaving the ones you love but rather because you don`t have anything to regret.