The Purpose of Life
What is the Purpose of Life?
Our ancestors have started their ways of realization in the forests, away from the life of action, foresaking all ties of worldly connection with their fellow beings and others.
We, under the Sahaj Marg System try to create such an atmosphere around us, in our homes, so that they serve the purpose of forests.
What we do is to attach ourselves more to God, and the result is that non-attachment follows automatically as a corollary. We thus come to the state of vairagya in a natural way without any effort on our part.
There should be a goal before us, and we should try to attain it in the most natural way.
There are many methods of realization, and each one claims its efficacy as the best. But it is our duty, before entering into any system, to consider which is the best system, and it depends upon one’s own judgment and the Grace of God to get a real method to solve the mystery of one’s life.
It is an admitted fact that the thought force of man is nearer to God. Our present degenerated state is due to the reaction of thoughts, and by the help of thoughts alone we will be able to evolve ourselves.
So, if it is utilized in Divine pursuit it will ultimately bring us nearer to our goal. When the God is before you, this means that you are getting the air of purity, which brings freshness to you and prepares you for further progress.
Once the initial step is taken, the other steps follow automatically, if man is restless for achievement of the Goal.
There must be one and only one goal so that one may not form different channels for the different goals. Lord Krishna has emphasised that one should do action but should not think of the result.
"Karmanyevadikaraste maa phaleshu kadachana |
Maa karma phalaheturbooh maate sangostva karmanee||"
Also why did He advise Nishkama Karma?
The reason is if you think of the result you will jump into it, and the force which is to urge one to action towards the objective will be divided, and thus one will be making channels like the different canals in a river exhausting the force of the river. So, there should be an all-out attempt to gain the One and only one objective, and one must not think of the result. Otherwise, you will distribute your force in different channels and the force will be reduced greatly.
God is the subtlest Being. Somehow, if we become subtle as He is, it means Union. In the Sahaj Marg system, we try to grow subtle from the very beginning and the teacher also tries for that. We only think of duty as worship which may bring us to a subtler state. We also, check artificial vibrations which are formed, and try to have Divine Vibrations. In this System, our whole attention is directed towards subtleness. And hence we discard according to Yoga those things which add grossness to the System. Thus, the thing goes on, and the time comes when grossness bids farewell and subtleness also loses its charm.
What comes after it is nothing short of what we want and which we are seeking. All of us may attain that conditionless condition.
A collection from the writings of Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj, founder of Sahaj Marg, by B.E.Sampath Kumar, Abhyasi, Sri Ramchandraji Seva Trust, Kadapa.