Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Life....

Life is the most complicated and most interesting drama. The journey of life is so fast that the journey itself does not gain any attention. With the extreme care of the family members, the journey as the kid is over. Then, the school education takes most of our time for the next 14 years. With friends, studies and flirts the college education is also over. Now, in the next phase, work takes most of the time. Life is going smoothly as a river. But, the one thought which revolves in the mind is that..... What is happening in the life?

Life forms, lives and dies. The same cycle repeats. Why is this cycle? If death is the eventual end, then what is the purpose of living? The body is feeling hungry every time. When the food is taken, it gets satisfied. Then in another 3 hours, it gets hungry again. Hunger and Tiredness seem to be the constant enemies to fight with. As said by some philosopher " We always carry some amount of feces in our body". The body seems to require constant attention. If body behaves this way, the mind is a different player....

Mind is like the Alexander. A constant and unconquered traveller. It never stays in the same place. It can not be controlled. When the mouth utters some opinion, the mind would be thinking of a totally different opinion......Never it is conquered....

The ultimate goal of Life is still seems to be unknown. Earning Money could not be the goal. A bunch of colored papers could not be the goal of life. Earning Knowledge could not be the goal. However precious the knowledge may be, the knowledge will not save me from death. Marriage or children or their life could not be the goal. They are just the co-passengers in this journey. Fame can not be the goal. Something given by copassengers who themselves unaware of the goal....I do not think this can be the true goal.. Then what is the goal of Life.....

Someone has told me that the goal of Life is to live. But, this doen not satisfy me. It is like advising to write something in an exam even if you do not know the answer. The goal of the exam is not to write the exam. The goal is to write the correct answer and pass the exam. I am still searching for the answer....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

As always said, The answer to ur question lies in the question itself :)

1) The first goal in life is to find the goal of life, to live life at the fullest. (We are currently in this state)
2) Once we are done with step one our goal in life would be attaining the identified goal.

So keep searching for a goal and that would be ur goal for now.

Barani said...

I do not believe I can live with one goal in my life. When we start to fall in to the cycle of repeated life events we tend to think is the life we tend to live. Is this what we are expected to do in our life, is this the purpose of life. When you ask this question to various individual you will get different. Perspective differ from spiritual to a normal person. If you ask me,It is just existence. Why human should exist, I do not have answers. For me, when I die if I do not have any major regrets then it means I have lived my life. To me that is my purpose.

Many people have went in search of life leaving the living. When people ask what is life, I will tell them this story. A small fish ask his mother fish where is the ocean. Mother fish says you are in it. Child fish says you are cheating all I see is water. Just like the small fish we may be satisfying the purpose of life without knowing it is the purpose.

Stop confusing about these concepts and just live through it. Like in our electronics lab, we always put assume resistance = 5 ohm near a power supply, we never knew the basis the assumption till now :-)

Sarangan Rajamanickam said...

@sajjan

What..Is it a Catch 22....Like some buddhist philosophy.....The goal is the travelling and not the destination

Sarangan Rajamanickam said...

@barani anna
Yes..thats the problem....u see. we do not know why the 5 ohms....the same way....I do not know the purpose...

But...no use waiting....as you said let me keep continuing...sometime I will find it....

Saravana Pandi said...

Ok, When it comes to life , there is no physical entity associated, even if you live one day it just a life. It doesn‘t make no difference even if it is a child in a mother womb or a old man. Its just a life

Whatever you earn for your physical attribute or for your social living, it cannot be a life.

Only I can manage to write following lines for the life long illusion, which is called as Mind.

Whatever you said it is not a goal at all. Goal is just a way of encouraging ourselves when we are incapable of knowing the end or just hide an illusion which seems like an end.

In course of your journey, you may face the waves, like other co-passengers and whatever it comes you should have to face or just fall from your ship.

You are just a passenger in the ship and only your captain knows where it goes.

Who knows your Ship may goes without even a captain.

There is no cycle in our journey it has started somewhere and ended nowhere.

Don t search for your destination . It s not possible too, because we are just like a tiny particle in the sea shore. You may lose your entire journey without even knowing your destination.

Just Travel. You cannot bear the exam. Nothing has happened in your Life.