There is much more to life than just living.

And one, who realises this, does maintain some particular aim in life. One strives hard to achieve that aim. And when the aim gets fulfilled, he experiences joy and satisfaction too. But no sooner one aim is achieved, one sets out setting another aim for himself. And the life passes through, struggling for achievements after achievements in his name. But these are all external achievements, which finish when this life no more exists.

What is the ultimate aim of our existence, then?
The ultimate aim of our existence is to know really ‘Who am I?’ This is the question that has remained unanswered in our infinite previous lives. We need to investigate who we really are, isn’t it? Coz for how long should we remain unaware of our true identity?
All along you have always believed that, “I am John (the reader may insert his own name here)” Even when you fall asleep at night, you do so as John, don’t you?

There is no harm in saying, “I am John,” but the belief that ‘I am John’ should not be ingrained within us, because John is not our real Self; it is only a name given to our body. And our body too is not our real Self, as it exists only for this one lifetime. And we really are a Pure Soul, which is permanent. This is our real identity that remains the same throughout, whereas John is only our worldly self that develops and interacts in this world, during this lifetime. So, all in all, to believe that really I am John, is wrong.

Yet every moment of our life, this wrong belief of ‘I am John’ reinforces itself, and keeps getting stronger and stronger with every passing day. The wrong belief is due to the ignorance of our real Self, and this is what brings forth suffering life after life, be it in the form of inner restlessness, misery, worry, discontentment or anything else. Moreover, it is because of this wrong belief that we have been wandering from one life to another.

Not knowing our real identity, we have imposed on our real Self the belief of that which we are not; and as a result have behaved accordingly. But when we identify ‘I’ with our real Self, which is the Pure Soul, then the wrong belief is gone. So we just need to put the ‘I’ in its correct location - and this is what the ultimate aim of our existence is.

How do we do that?
This ultimate aim of our existence can be achieved only when we meet Gnani, the Enlightened One!!! And to meet Gnani is not an ordinary circumstance, because Gnani’s existence in this world itself is an extremely rare occasion. And even when Gnani is present, only if our merit karmas permit, can we happen to meet Him. Therefore, we must seize every opportunity to try and meet Him, whenever possible, and should aim at acquiring Self-Realization from Him.

Self-Realization does not cost us anything in money. There is no charge for it, but it is even more valuable than the total value of all money in this world put together. And we can attain it through Akram Vignan in just two hours of time! Self-Realization can be attained by people of any religion and belonging to any nation, there’s no discrimination. We can know more about it at https://www.dadabhagwan.org

The ultimate aim of our existence is to know our Self i.e. the Soul.And until we attain Self-Realization, the aim of our existence should be to have a strong intention to oblige others. Just like a tree gives its fruits to others, we too should use our fruits to help others. We can do so by making a firm resole to:

1.Not hurt any living being through our thoughts, words or actions.
2.Use our mind, speech and body for the service of mankind.

We may or may not have achieved big, bigger, biggest achievements in our external life. But when we acquire the knowledge of the inner real ‘I’, everything is achieved! So, let us pray that we soon meet Gnani, and with His divine grace, achieve this biggest real achievement of life!!!

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization