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Purpose of Life What is the Purpose of Life

Query: I am not satisfied with life. What is the purpose of life. Why are we living?

Vijay Kumar:
The whole Cosmos ... everything contained in the Cosmos ... all galaxies, stars is but the size of half a thumb at the beginning of the cosmos (and also at the time of the pralaya ... end of cosmos). No human being can ever conceptualize the massive energy this half the size of a thumb carries. At the time of Pralaya (end of cosmos) ... everything whatever is contained in the Cosmos collapses ... and the whole system is reduced to the size of half a thumb.

And what is the meaning of this half the size of a thumb as stated in Bhagavad Gita (the doctrine dictated by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the battlefield of Mahabharata). Does it mean that this half the size of a thumb which comprises of only pure energy ... the combined power of all Atmans souls in the cosmos is related to God ... Yes, this defines what God, in the Almighty Creator is all about. We can safely define God Almighty as the collective power of all purified Atmans in the beginning of the cosmos ... the Parmatman aka Brahman in Hinduism ... the power of the Creator.

Bhagavad Gita states that by default ... in whatever stage they may be ... all Atmans souls at the time of pralaya come to their 8.4millionth manifestation ... the last goal of cosmic life. The journey having ended for every atman the soul within ... all atmans souls at the time of pralaya (end of cosmos) get liberated from the cycle of birth and death forever. It is free for all. All Jivas attain Moksha Salvation. One may be in the stage of the mosquito; a plant, animal and all Human Beings ... all attain Moksha Salvation.

After the pralaya (end of cosmos) occurs ... all Atmans (after their purification) combine together and this is what the half the size of a thumb is all about. This massive source of energy is unable to retain itself. God explodes with a Big Bang (the theory of Big Bang was being disputed by scientists for hundreds of years ... it is only about 30 years before that a consensus was built confirming formation of the cosmos by Big Bang). The scientific system needs proof.

All god realized souls ... be they Buddha, Mahavira, Jesus Christ, Prophet Mohammed, Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana ... all knew this absolute truth. But kept mum in the matter ... they knew very well that the masses would not believe in the concept, as the scientific society required proof and Spiritual masters never have one.


Spiritual masters ... man gods ... god realized souls ... know the absolute truth yet, why face the axe unnecessarily ... if they can avoid it. It is only faith in the system of God that proofs are always not necessary in the Spiritual realm. The smell of a flower can always be felt but if the scientific society demands a proof then none on Mother Earth can show one the smell. Yes, it can be felt ... we all can feel the smell of a flower and the society has indirectly got a proof ... it believes the concept.

After the occurrence of the Big Bang... all atmans souls contained in half the size of a thumb ... scatter all over the Cosmos. In the process they accumulate impurities. Now nature (matter) also has a role to play. Only after merging with nature (matter) ... all Atmans are required to proceed on their cosmic journey ... a journey of 8.4 million manifestations ... a total of 96.4 million years. A long journey indeed. These purified Atmans accumulate the dross while merging into the wide expanse of the cosmos (the matter).

If we rollout a drop of nectar in the vast expanse of the cosmos ... then after it has traveled considerable distance it would not remain a drop ... it will become a massive ball ... any size depending on how far it has traveled. Impurities will attach themselves to this drop of nectar and this drop will go on increasing in size. If we presume that this drop of nectar is a pure Atman soul in the initial stages of the Big Bang ... then this massive ball before it comes back to its original size of a drop will have to pass through a total of 8.4 million manifestations (96.4 million years of cosmic life).


Here I shall explain in detail how an atman the soul within ... frees itself forever from the cycle of birth and death. We must always remember that the sum total of the cosmos at any stage has always to remain zero. If we have God at plus hundred then the power of Satan is also at minus hundred. We have fire ... we also have water. We have plus ... and also a minus. We have day ... we also have a night. As the sum total of anything must always remain zero ... it is the positive power of the combined Atmans souls in the Cosmos that ultimately govern the system.

Had it not been so ... we would have seen Adharma (lawlessness) dominating the society. It is not that Adharma (lawlessness) does not take control of the society ever... it does, but only for shorter periods of time. Eventually ... comes a Lord Krishna or a Bhagavan Kalki... to relieve us all of the ills prevalent in the society.

If there is one KG of silver in a lump of hundred KG of silver ore then we need to process this lump ... pass it through various processes of mining before this one KG of silver can be separated. Initially after we have removed all the dirt we shall still have about 85 KG of silver ore. Now in this 85 KG of silver ore we have one KG of pure silver. As we sequentially pass this lump through the various processes of removing the dross within the silver ore ultimately we shall have one KG of pure silver. All 99% impurities removed ... this one KG of pure silver is free forever from the impurities contained therein.


This one KG of pure silver is an atman soul that has liberated itself forever from cycle of Birth and Death (the mining process). It could not have purified itself on its own. One KG of pure silver can never be separated from the silver ore without passing it through the requisite process of mining. At every stage of life ... be it 100 KG, or 85 KG or 10 KG ... one KG of silver was always present in the silver ore. Similarly, atman the soul within is always pure yet it is to be separated from the dross contained within it. For removing the dross within atman the soul within it has to manifest a body.

As an atman the soul within cannot purify itself on its own ... It needs a body (the mining machinery ... process of Karma). and thus is born a Jiva ... a living being. It is a long journey for atman the soul within ... a long process of Karma ... before atman the soul within can cleanse itself and finally liberate forever from cycle of Birth and Death ... come to its original pristine pure form (one KG of pure silver).

Right from the first manifestation as an amoeba, subsequently insects, then a plant, further an animal and finally as a human being ... it requires an atman the soul within ... a total of 8.4 million manifestations. atman the soul within has to travel from one form of life to another for a total of 8.4 million lives. In the human form itself there are about 1.1 million manifestations. It is a long journey ... god does not desire people to cut short their journey and come back to its abode ... gain enlightenment ... the life of a human being of 70 to 80 years is negligible compared to the total travel of 96.4 million years by atman the soul within.


Yet, it is only in form of a human being that atman the soul within can realize its true form ... come back to its original pristine pure form (one KG of silver) ... for doing so Atman requires the medium of Karma. It is only this residual Karma that gets carried on from one life to another. It is simply like a balance sheet prepared by a chartered accountant. If our deeds in this life are so that we are to get a birth in a farmer's house then none including God Almighty can change the destiny of the Jiva. We reap ... what we sow! Nothing more or less. We cannot expect mangoes to grow on a guava tree.

The residual Karma of this life is the closing balance of all the lives up to the present. The opening balance of the next life would be the closing balance of the present life ... if we are born on number 43 and only after crossing number 40 the animal life migrates to a human body then if in this life we commit sins which gets us minus number four then in the next life at number 39 we cannot expect to have the body of a human being. we be born only as an animal. Bhagavad Gita is absolutely and explicitly clear about it. No arguments.

After the occurrence of the Big Bang and passage of about billions of years ... there comes a stage in the life of the cosmos that some planets form around solar systems. and when it is conducive for the Atmans souls to manifest a body we find life on the planet. In our solar system it was only mother earth where the climate was conducive for Atmans souls to germinate ... and hence the development of mankind and other species and forms of life.


It is important to remember that in the cosmic system it is not possible for an atman the soul within to crossover the threshold of the solar system unless our atman the soul within has liberated forever from cycle of Birth and Death. Only after God Realization that the liberated atman the soul within can migrate from one solar system to another ... one galaxy to another ... from one part of the cosmos to another.

Every thought invoked by Human Beings is passed on to us through the center of the sun. Sun acts as a receiving and transmitting station (relay station) for all thoughts connected to mother earth. In every solar system there is only one relay station and all atmans souls are governed by the respective Sun. None can interfere in the system of God ... it is just not permitted. The total of 8.4 million manifestations ... the total cosmic journey of 96.4 million years is required by the atman soul to be spent within the gravitational pull of the solar system.

Our birth and death is not in our control ... yet, life is so beautiful ... god looked forward to it that if there are pleasures ... there should be pain otherwise life would become monotonous and boring. Such things are only permitted in Swarga Heaven ... wherein every atman soul only enjoys the fruits of its labor. In Swarga Heaven Atmans are not required to work. All desires get fulfilled just by wishing them.


Every living being has to live its own life ... we continue to carry on with our Karma in one life after another ... only then shall our atman the soul within can get liberated from the cycle of various manifestations. The system of God is so ... we are not supposed to interfere in the system of his. Yes, by performing the requisite Karma in a particular life span we can change our destiny ... not otherwise. Having born as a farmers son I can definitely marry the kings daughter provided my Karma permits that (I shall be required to do my Karma in a fashion to crossover to the particular threshold) ... one can always break the shackles of destiny and take absolute control of ones destiny if one truly desires so.

Otherwise, how is it possible that Bill Gates who in this earlier stages of life was turned out of the school ... is the richest man on Mother Earth ... and commands a battery of technocrats working under him. So many people world-wide take the charge of their destiny by committing themselves to a particular life style ... they all have only one zeal ... to reach the goal of their life within this life ... as who knows what would one be in the next life.

Swami Vivekananda wanted to have a darshan of God Almighty ... he searched for many years and the moment he came in contact with Ramakrishna Paramhansa ... his wish was fulfilled. The Bulldog determination (the likes of Winston Churchill) ... practicing absolute patience and persistence and the will to succeed ... are all ingredients necessary to climb to the top. We do not pass life on Mother Earth because we have been willed to do so ... we have to live our life. Our atman the soul within is the essence ... it does not enforce upon us to live compulsorily ... it is a part of us ... sitting in the heart it always guides us on the right path ... that sweet small inner voice always prompting from within whenever we tend to go on the wrong path.


Our atman the soul within ... is our true self ... and if we desire Liberation then is it wrong for atman the soul within to pursue the goal of its life ... yes, the value of the body compared to atman the soul within is negligible yet, every atman the soul within requires a body in every manifested life for it to regain its pristine pure original form. Kosnam, It is not that we are living ... the ego of a human being prompts us to believe that human being is all powerful ... true, but it has a purpose ... the body has been manifested by atman the soul within ... the cause why one needs to dissolve his ego forever before one merges with the supreme whole.

Many people ask me, why must we work for atman the soul within ... the body is being taken for a ride by atman the soul within ... as the fruits of the Karma are for atman the soul within and not for the body ... it is better we commit suicide so that we can have a better life the next time. After having committed a sin of the order of suicide ... can we hope to have a better life in next manifestation? Never ... we can even be reverted back to the animal kingdom. Why challenge the authority of his. Why not all of us strive for gaining Self Realization ... the ultimate goal of all life on Mother Earth.

Self Realization which is in the normal circumstances expected to be achieved after 8.4 million manifestations ... is not as simple a task as it may seem to be. Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Jesus Christ, prophet Mohammed, Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana all Realized God within their lifetime. In the last about hundred and fifty years it is only Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana who have Realized God.

Self Realization in a particular life is possible only after we establish firmly the goal of our present life. At 11 years of age I had a very strong inkling from within that I must have a darshan of God Almighty within this life come whatever may. By the age of 13 years my resolve was permanent. Even if I had to leave the family I shall do so in search of God. I was prepared to leave everything and anything. My only goal all the time being to locate the hidden God. (There were times in my life as a child when having confirmed no one was looking at me I used to open up all boxes and Almirahs with the hope to locate God somewhere ... a wishful thinking!)



I knew well that God was not present in statues in the temples ... worshiping a statue in the temple was only a medium for offering our Prayers to God Almighty. How my father taught me the art of Shavasana, when I came in contact with the process of Neti (the art of elimination) followed by Maharishi Ramana ... the doctrine of anekantavada and Syadvada propagated by Mahavira... are but some of the ingredients on the path of Self Realization. The journey of Self Realization is an absolute commitment towards God ... there are no shortcuts ... practicing of Celibacy for a continuous period of 12 years is a must.

Every human being has the power to Realize God ... whether we shall be able to start on the journey within this life or the next is to be decided by us alone. In the history of mankind there have been many men who Realized God but only two woman Realized God in their lifetime ... one was Gargi and the other Maitreyi, one of the wives of Sage Jnanavalakya. The Gargi and the Maitreyi colleges in New Delhi are built in their memory. This indicates that the path definitely is difficult yet not unachievable. To be born as a farmers son and ultimately marrying the daughter of the King is something that propels one towards a noble goal as Self Realization. A fixed and firm determination to come to face-to-face with God in this life only can propel one on the path of God Realization.


The day the last query within us dissolves ... we shall come face-to-face with God ... Realize God that very moment. You can continue interacting with me through mail ... sending your queries as and when convenient to you.

May God bless you in your endeavors!

Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of Purpose of Life explained in words one can easily understand and fathom. For more on what is the purpose of life visit : http://www.vijaykumar.com/Purpose-Driven-Life/  ... Vijay Kumar

Full text of query: i have a small business. I am not satisfied with the life i am leading, i feel that there is something else which i need to know. i am search of a person who can tell me what is the purpose of life.. Why are we living? what are we suppose to do on this earth? are we here only to spend our life time on this earth, and await for the death? how to realize self or god? awaiting for your reply...


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