Life’s Purpose

If you clicked on this page, either (1) you sense that there is a reason for your existence and wish to further explore that possibility, or (2) you randomly manipulated your computer keyboard with no intention of learning anything, since what’s the point if life has no purpose?


If you clicked on this page, either (1) you sense that there is a reason for your existence and wish to further explore that possibility, or (2) you randomly manipulated your computer keyboard with no intention of learning anything, since what’s the point if life has no purpose?

If #1 applies to you, read on. If #2 applies, read on.

If there is a purpose to life, it makes sense to know what it is, at least so we can know why we’re here and what to do. Purpose implies intelligence. Intelligence doesn’t exist on its own, as a disembodied force. People have intelligence, and Vedic writings say the source of everything is the Absolute Truth (janmadyasya yataha) — an all-inclusive supreme person — and offer extensive information on the subject.

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We’re all parts of a supreme whole — a transcendental supreme person with whom we’re eternally related. The Supreme is one person, but from Him come an infinite number of subordinate persons with whom He wishes to enjoy loving relationships. We’re those persons, so the purpose of our existence is to learn how to relate to Him.

If we’re willing to consider that some super-intelligent being is behind everything, with a purpose to fulfill by creating it all, we can understand that such a person might also possess other qualities — like kindness and love — in superlative degrees and that we may find a sense of total fulfillment once we reacquaint ourselves with the reasons for our own individual existence.