The purpose in life

The question everyone has – What is the purpose of my life? Here are a few words from some sages, gurus and renowned thinkers.

Sadhguru 00
1)Sadhguru jaggi vasudeva- The purpose of life is to live totally.
To experience life in totality demands a great deal of experiencing and exploring.

220px Dalailama1 20121014 4639

2)Dalai lama- I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. Happiness can be extracted out of different activities depending on people and their temperament.

Swami Vivekananda ili 96 img 1
3)Swami Vivekananda – The purpose of life is knowledge. Knowledge is not the sum-total of the encyclopedias of the world, stored information should not be mistaken for knowledge.

27ARISTOTLE articleLarge
4)Aristotle – the central purpose of life is happiness.


5)Albert Camus-According to absurdism, humans historically attempt to find meaning in their lives. Traditionally, this search results in one of two conclusions: either that life is meaningless, or life contains within it a purpose set forth by a higher power—a belief in God, or adherence to some religion or other abstract concept.

We are all heroes in our stories and we like to believe that we are burdened by a glorious purpose in life. We often try finding this divine purpose to our life and some believe to have found it in the face of a few tangible goals.

The human race collectively has a purpose to live in harmony with the planet. Individuals who have been working to alleviate the sufferings of humanity are said to have found a purpose in life.

To make a small change in the surrounding can be the purpose of one’s life.

As long as the PURPOSE to my life is in picture, there is always scope for growth and betterment of the environment.If the focus shifts to the purpose of MY LIFE, there is going to be conflict. Most noble of the causes can be reduced to be mere tools for self-gratification and when “me” is under the limelight, the purpose gets diluted.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.