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Featured What is the purpose of life?

Discussion in 'Theological Concepts' started by Sharikind, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Sharikind

    Sharikind Active Member

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    I wonder what you believe. Does life have a purpose?
     
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    Our purpose is to ask questions.
     
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  3. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    (I come from a non-dual (God and the universe are not-two) perspective and a believer in life after death and reincarnation)

    I think the purpose of life is to experience the ride from a feeling of separation and ego-attachment to a feeling of Oneness in total love.
     
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  4. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    No "purpose' whatsoever. However, upon reflection, if there were no life then I guess there would be no need for a universe. So there is that.
     
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    The purpose of life is the experience of living.
     
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  6. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    For what purpose?
     
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    Human life is special. For one thing we are able to ask questions like "Does life have a purpose?" That ability is unique in nature, but that is only one tiny thing. We can imagine an extension of concepts. For example love. We can take physical love and familial love and imagine an extended concept of it. We can imagine love on a universal scale. This a spiritual ability.
     
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  8. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    For what purpose?
     
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    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    For what purpose?
     
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    That could be purpose enough, but if I were to assign that as the purpose of humanity I would be guessing. Why limit humanity to having a purpose? Maybe we define purposes.
     
  11. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    But will this give us a true purpose or just a reason to get out of bed every day?
     
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  12. Sharikind

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    I wonder why you think there would be no need for a universe if there is no life. I'd like to discuss more about that later.
     
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    When I get out of bed I don't wonder about my purpose. I wonder about what I have to do next. I also make the moral decision of whether or not to make coffee and breakfast.
     
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    Most people don't want to die. Which is generally why they go to doctors, recoil from terror, try to escape from death dealing incidents.
     
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    Purpose is a human concept we use in order to make sense of things, so we can apply it however we like, so having said that, there is no purpose to any of this.
     
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    Interesting that a good thought or purpose can motivate a person to get out of bed eagerly, assuming he's had enough sleep
     
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    No. We can make our own purpose if we feel we need to.
     
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  18. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    To experience.

    (which is preferable to non-experiencing the growth from separetness and ego-driven experiencing to realization of Oneness in love)
     
  19. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    How do you know?
     
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