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What's purpose of life

asked 2018-05-31 10:07:29 -0500

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I am a student, aspiring to become a biology teacher and i am also indulged in small social work for poor people (specially education of poor children). i want to serve humanity with my teaching services, helping poor people, even i still donate a little money in our small social works and help poor people for basic necessities and poor children in education.i am firm believer of sikkhi and i read Gurbani, tries to understand it's meaning from Steek and videos. But the problem is that i find much more happiness and peace in social work. i read Japji Sahib but not daily. Our group of friends is increasing our social work day by day. But in Japji Sahib it's written that Social work is of not much value in life (Teerth tap daya dat daan je ko paave til ka maan). I am confused about the purpose of life.Please help me

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answered 2018-05-31 11:40:02 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

The purpose of life is to remember who you really are. Not your personas. Not the roles you play, but Sat Nam, your true nature. As you remember more and more often (this is what Simran actually means) you see and hear the One in everyone. When you see God in all, then you understand that we are put here to take care of each other. Not, "I'm helping YOU," but rather us all helping and serving and inspiring and elevating each other. The tuk from Japji you quote means that without deep listening, without surrender, without a heart filled with love spontaneously responding in each moment.. without that, we are performing... going through the motions... "I'm helping YOU."

When we do the inner work, and dissolve away that which is not our True Identity (Sat Nam,) then we simply experience God serving God and God being served by God.

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thank you very much ji

Anurag gravatar imageAnurag ( 2018-06-01 02:08:06 -0500 )edit

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