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Monday, September 7, 2009

Purpose of life is to live enlightenment


I am a big fan of the author and am very inspired by his thoughts.
Was going through his article a while ago, and felt like sharing this article.

It portraits a beautiful perspective on life, I try to imagine life as suggested and can feel the calm, peace and serenity in the process. Hopefully if the day comes realizing this perspective, that would be the start of one trippy journey.


Every moment, the choices you have in life from Existence are actually infinite. Existence is like the mother who waits expectantly, longingly
for her little child just learning to take the first steps in this world. She is waiting for you to learn to live life in the best way — live enlightenment. She is waiting eagerly for you to open her gift of life.

She wants to see that joy and surprise on your face when you discover
your gift and enjoy it — by living enlightenment.
God designed this world with only one purpose — to make you experience His love. All He wants to see is a smile on your face, a blissful overflowing in your being, as you enjoy these wonderful gifts He has made just for you. There is no other purpose to life. It is a straight and simple universe inviting you to play with it, flirt with it, and experience the joy of pure romance with it.

You are not an accident; you are an incident. You are a conscious miracle of Existence. Life is not a forced happening you have to go through. Life is a living vibrant partner, playing an exciting game, a mysterious adventure that opens out new vistas in front of you every second.

Understand, whenever you think life is throwing surprises at you, life wants to understand you. It is curious to know about you, just like a naughty little kid constantly playing with you and teasing you. It just says, ‘If I talk like this, what will you do? If I do this, what will you do?’ What you call difficult situations or people are just the naughty yet innocent pranks of the little child — sometimes running into your arms, sometimes pinching your cheek and running away, sometimes angry because you did not appreciate its innocent act.

Life is your partner. It is asking you, ‘If I present myself like this in front of you, what will you do?’ Just enjoy this pure romance, delicate as a rose yet strong. This is not the dead strength of a rock, it is the vibrant strength of life — it can express in infinite dimensions this moment yet the very next moment it may not even be alive. Life is just like that — intensely alive and bubbling, unaffected by what can happen the very next moment.

Every moment is a gift from the Divine — the only way to pay your gratitude for the gift is to be intensely alive in this moment, to live enlightenment. The expression of living enlightenment is experiencing complete fulfilment. You are just overflowing within yourself, so you don’t need anything more. This is the natural state in which every single human being is designed to live.

PARAMAHAMSA NITHYANANDA. "Purpose of life is to live enlightenment." The Economic Times, 27 Aug 2009, 0033 hrs IST

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