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PURPOSE OF LIFE—You can find out yourself! – By BK. T.D Joseph

Science, Religions and the Society—all suffer from limited vision* [see foot-note for details], hence have conflicting answers to the question: What is the purpose of life? If all are confused, it does not mean there is no purpose to life. It only means we, on individual basis, have to find out our purpose! Let us make a try. Have an open mind and refresh the power of your reason.—1 Thessalonians 5:21.

There are three things that we all have in common:

Awareness of ourselves and others
Creativity ability to produce thoughts, ideas, concepts and feelings, and express them
Relationships exchanging of energy of love with others

Hence the purpose of our life is nothing more than living life itself, which involves the following:

1) To be always aware that we are children of God,
2) To express ourselves to our highest potential,
3) To exchange the energy of love with those around us; this would only make life smoother and serve as a protection for ourselves.

For each of us the possibilities are infinite as we are copies of God. (Genesis 1:26) Incidentally, some Scriptures beautifully sum up the above, saying:

—Be fruitful (unfold yourself to your full potential)
—Cherish and nourish one another

Doing them will happen naturally to you, if you are in terms and tune with reality, if you remember that we all come from God (through our parents); hence He is our REAL Father, and all humans are His children. (Mathew 23:9) When you do the above, you will find life becoming more and more enjoyable and full of meaning!

However, history shows that man will gradually forget this fact and fall towards selfishness [or egoism, feeling separated and more important, and having a sense of possession and doer-ship], as beautifully symbolized by the prodigal son. (Luke 15:11-31) Depending upon the degree of forgetfulness, people will become more and more selfish, bringing in lust, anger, greed, attachment, all of which will further reinforce one’s ego. This will, in turn, fortify those vices—bringing in more and more vicious cycles of vices, which will naturally climax at one point in time!

Hence history can be broadly divided into two parts: DAY (when people live by the light within, in remembrance of the fact that they are all children of one Heavenly Father) and NIGHT (when people live in forgetfulness of the light that they are all children of one Heavenly Father).—Compare John 9:4; and 11:10

When the NIGHT reaches its climax, what happens?

When someone behaves selfishly—for example, when someone breaks in a queue—everyone feels angry on him in varying degree whether that anger is expressed or not. Here the unmistakable fact is that there is an automatic mechanism operating in ALL humans equally—RIGHTEOUS ANGER WELLS UP IN ONLOOKERS WHEN SOMEONE BEHAVES SELFISHLY! How much more so this will be with God in whose image we are made. He will definitely feel more anger than us as we are only His copies! When the vast majority of humans become extremely selfish, righteous anger will proportionately well up in the Heavenly Father who is the source of that mechanism! His benevolence, which is His primary attribute (Mark 10:18) will not permit Him to force people to do good, but will motivate Him to ‘re-create’ (Mathew 19:28) the favorable situation for the righteous to continue living [the side-effect of which is removal of the trouble-makers from the earth] Thus DAY will start again.

We can reason out up to this point. But what will happen when DAY again reaches its climax, and start deteriorate? Would it be followed by NIGHT, if yes what is the duration of each DAY and NIGHT?

These questions can be answered only by the direct revelation of God. At the climax of moral decline, God will intervene. (Daniel 2:44; Gita 4:7) Before the switch-over, reasonably there will be a short period during which God will take steps with regard to the founding of the New World [or DAY]. At this time, He will reveal the answer to those two important questions. God is not partial to any people or religion. (Romans 2:11) He gets attracted to anyone who has produced the right “fruitage.”—Mathew 21:43.

The time came for God to take steps for founding of the New World when the first half of the 20th century showed the beginning of peak of selfishness. In the period between two world wars, in 1936, when Heavenly Father looked down on to earth, He saw a spiritual magnet, who was exhibiting “the fruitage,” or a GREAT MIND, treating God as our Heavenly Father and all humans as His children. God blessed him with a vision of the future—showed him how this Age of NIGHT will end with civil wars, world wars, and natural calamities, within 100 years from 1936, and how the New World [DAY] will begin. God renamed him as Brahma (meaning GREAT MIND), and gave him the commission to spread this news to everyone on earth.

Those who became his copies are called Brahmakumaris and Brahmakumars. In due course, God gave more revelations, which showed that history would repeat itself, on man’s will, every 5000 years—a DAY [of 2500 years] will be followed by a NIGHT [of 2500 years], only to be followed by cycles of DAY & NIGHT—Compare Proverbs 4:18, 19; Ecclesiastes 1:4, 9; 3:15) (for more details, http://www.bkwsu.com//whatwedo/courses/fcirym/topics.htm/drama.htm)

All those who choose to live by the light within (innate wisdom that tells us all humans are children of one and the only Heavenly Father) will live in the DAY [Heaven on earth]. Interestingly, God is called “Father of the heavenly lights,” and those who copy Him are called “children of the light and children of the day.” (James 1:17; Mathew 5:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:5) In other words, to love others is to live in the light; and to live selfishly is to live in night. (1 John 2:9-11) All those who choose to live by the darkness within (absence of wisdom that motivates us to be selfish) will live in the NIGHT [Hell on earth].

When the NIGHT reach its climax [of selfishness], it is like a tree entering a stage of complete decay, only to come down crumbling. It is the end of the tree or old world [NIGHT]. At he end of NIGHT, all souls go back to Heavenly Father, and at the appropriate time they will return to partake in the new tree of humanity in their order of merit. The kind of baggage or “storage” (Mathew 12:35) you carry will determine which part of the two periods [a DAY of 2500 years and a NIGHT of 2500 years] you will be born and how many times you will be born. (Mark 4:24) The righteous will receive the appropriate number of births in the DAY depending upon the degree of righteousness they possess. The less righteous and the selfish will have to wait till the NIGHT come, and will take birth in their order of merit, and will receive the appropriate number of births in the NIGHT depending upon the degree of unrighteousness or selfishness they possess. This would mean population will be increasing gradually from the start of the DAY, and will reach its climax in the last generation of the NIGHT.

Put it simply, it is a drama of two collective characters—free-will and destiny. No action is without its effect; and no results without a cause whether the cause is visible or invisible, perceptible or imperceptible. Hence when you choose to act in certain way, you are, in effect, choosing the appropriate results. Once an action is chosen, appropriate destiny follows! If you choose to live in the DAY, you can if you choose to do the works of the DAY. You very well know that your present is the result of choices you made in the past; and your future will be the result of choices you make in the present.

You are the captain of your ship!

[SCIENCE has contributed greatly to our comforts, yet it suffers from two major problems:
(i) It brings unforeseen and untold ill-effects with its inventions and products, hence the time and money saved are wasted in fighting ill-effects.
(ii) It is limited in its vision as it takes into account only what is observable, and the process of observation, but ignores the more important entity—the observer. Hence science is not in a position to comment on purpose of life.

RELIGIONS suffer from inherent contradictions:
(i) They all started in brotherhood, yet end up as money-making machines, and as road-dividers.
(ii) They all have correctly identified egoism as the opposite of spirituality. Yet being attached to (or even obsessed with) their own identity, they are reluctant to merge and become one world-religion for the whole humanity, making the worship simple and thus avoiding all confusion and colossal wastage. Thus they all suffer from the irony of asking their members to fight ego while they themselves remain fostering it. How can they attract God’s attention and receive His revelation on the purpose of life?

SOCIETY too suffers from limited vision. Most of them behave as though life’s purpose is to accumulate wealth as much as possible! They resemble children playing in a sea-water making bubbles in varying numbers—10, 100, 1000, 10,00,000 or even more. Yet one is not better than the other, because after-all a bubble is a bubble, you cannot posses it as it will disappear after some time. So is the case with one’s material pursuit—everything you think as belonging to you—health, wealth, and relatives & friends—will disappear after a while, hence they are all “bubbles,” false sources of security.]

Question: I am not able to do justice with the course I opted for. The hard work that has to be in, is just not there at all. Hard work is very far off I have just not even started. What should I do? I have that feeling that I do not have any position in life. My thoughts are just useless. Please reply fast dear Brahmakumaris. I am eagerly waiting.

Thank you for your question!

Dear soul,
The reply that you are getting is not in any way connected with an “official reply” from Brahma Kumaris.
I am a student of BK and will be a student for the rest of my life. I am not a Guru, nor an “enlightened” soul. Just someone who has taken the “time” to look at this knowledge beyond the immediate “surface.” That is all. However, the replies here are based on my “own” experience and understanding of the knowledge taught in this fine institution. That is my disclaimer.

Your question is very general. Therefore, this reply will be general as well but at the same time, it encompasses your question and many others related, which usually deal with “life purpose,” and “life focus,” and any other ontological question.

In my experience, the only thing that has any purpose in life is to discover the self. That is to Awaken. Without this, our perspective of the world will be relative to our expectations, desires and what not’s due to our consciousness which is still sleeping.

“Not to have a position in life,” is to be in a good position. 🙂 The doors could be opened at that point. However, if your mind is not in the right “position” due to “useless” thoughts, you will not be able to see the opportunities.

Therefore, take care of that mind and those thoughts first, that is “do” a “clean up,” first. True spirituality sooner or later has to take you into being aware of your thoughts…How you get there is your option.. and if you do not see any option, suffering will be there to nag you until you find something… 🙂 That is the “doing” part.

Dear soul, Whatever you decide to “do” in life is not the issue. The issue is that we need to “be” in balance first, then the “doing” will be accordingly. “Doing” has been always behind “Being,” however; many are not able to see that yet. Everything starts in “being” and the “being.”

Best wishes!