What is the Purpose of our Existence on Earth?

Purpose of our Existence on Earth

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All of us come to this earth on purpose and I believe everything happening around us is predetermined

As a child I used to wonder who I am and what is the purpose and meaning of life. Even after 42 years on this beautiful earth, that question is still there in the back of my mind. I started reading some of the literature by spiritual giants and listening to their TV programmes. One thing is clear to me that all of them tell us to think positively, act well and speak well. Love towards self and others, purity of thoughts can bring about a peaceful mind.

Love

It is something all of us crave for; many of us complain that we don’t get enough love and attention from our fellow beings. It is something which can put you in misery, if you always demand it. It is the most beautiful feeling on earth, if we are ready to give it. If we have to prepare ourselves to love others, it is essential to love our own self. If we can do everything in this life with love, we get a lot of satisfaction.

Let’s take a small example. All of us love to be on hub pages. I love to be here because; I have the freedom of expression, a sense of belonging, feeling of being recognised and also a means for additional income. But, apart from all these positive aspects, when I write an article, I always think, I should do my best and the correct information should be given so that it becomes useful to someone out there. I take it as an opportunity to contribute towards the welfare of humanity, even though in a very small way. This love and concern towards others give us a lot of satisfaction.

So the question is

“Is the purpose and meaning of life, of our existence on this earth to be able to love others?”

Purpose of our Existence on Earth

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Purity of thoughts:

If we are born on this earth to realise our own selves, we need to have purity of thoughts. Purity of thought in itself is divine and it will lead to divinity. Pure thoughts can lead to good actions. Good actions will benefit us as well as mankind. Good thoughts and good deeds are definitely going to help us remain happy. Such thoughts will bring us the company of people having similar thoughts so that our minds remain at a higher level which will help in our spiritual growth. At physical level, body is the seat of mind. If mind is kept pure, it will help in maintaining a pure body, I mean a body without diseases and illness.

So the question is

“Is the purpose and meaning of life, of our existence on this earth to have purity of thoughts?”

Peaceful mind:

I should say it is the most valuable treasure on this earth. If you go around the globe and ask people “Do you experience peace of mind?”, only a handful may answer positively. Mind is very difficult to control. It jumps from one thought to other within the fraction of a second. All of us have experienced this sometime or the other. With mind, the common man gets entangled with relationships and bondages. True spiritual leaders use it for the welfare of humanity and for their own liberation.

So the question is

“Is the purpose and meaning of life, of our existence on this earth to have a peaceful mind?”

I believe it is essential to have the ability to love our own self and others, which can be attained only by purity of thoughts and that in turn will lead to a peaceful mind, thereby leading to our spiritual progress which is the essence of our life on this earth. The purpose and meaning of our life is to achieve this spiritual progress.

Dear friends, you may or may not agree with my views. Please feel free to leave your comments.

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thumbi7 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Vinaya Ghimire

Very happy to see you here. Thanks for validating this hub


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

The Buddha said Nirvana is the ultimate aim of human existence and and Krishna said human beings should seek Samadhi. The words the Buddha and Krishna used were different, however,they indicated the same thing, i.e human salvation.


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thumbi7 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Aunt Jimi

Thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment


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Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

You may be right, but I don't believe in predestination. How could that be if God gave us all a free will? The two do not go together. I do think we are here to serve God and to learn. More learned people tend to be more tolerant and charitable and willing to serve.

An excellent hub for thinking and thinking is good. More people should do it. Voted up and will share.


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thumbi7 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Jainismus,

We do see many people who spread hatred. In fact it is very difficult to remain on track with so much negativeness around.

I pray to Almighty to bless us to continue to have purity in mind....

Thanks for the visit


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thumbi7 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Aufait,

Thanks for the visit and comment


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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India

You are right thumbi, but many people have accidentally or purposely appeared here on the earth to spread hatred and destroy peace.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

The points you make are all good and worthy goals that can certainly do no harm. A good perspective. Voted up and beautiful! Also shared.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Jennifer Madison,

It is a wonderful idea!!!

Thanks for the visit


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Jennifer Madison 4 years ago from Lohmar

I particularly liked the paragraph about the purity of thoughts. I think each and everyone of us can work on this and work towards divinity.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India Author

@molometer. Hello, I am glad that you found this hub interesting.

I don’t know whether I have wisdom. But these are some of the thoughts I get after listening to some great people.

Money and material things are very essential to survive in this life.

But I like to look at things differently because I believe whatever we think, speak and act has got a larger impact. So why not think, speak and act good keeping in mind the welfare of humanity?

Thanks for sharing


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molometer 4 years ago

I believe you are a great soul, your wisdom is matchless and you analysis of why we are here is without flaw.

So many people are striving for what? material things. There is no lasting happiness in these items.

Everyone wants to find peace of mind but are looking in the wrong places!

This is a great hub and everyone should read it.

Voted up, interesting, useful and beautiful. SHARING this with my followers too.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A thought-provoking hub on love, purity of thoughts and peace all together culminated into a spiritual journey. I agree with you on your example of HubPages- we are here on HubPages not only for a sense of belonging or recognition but also writing hubs for helping others and contributing to human welfare is of course satisfactory.

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome. Vote up.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India Author

@instantlyfamily

Thank you very much for the comment.

I am glad that you enjoyed the hub.


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instantlyfamily 4 years ago

This is a beautiful hub. It's engaging, thought provoking and so well written. Well done, thumbi7!


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India Author

Thank you Joriechew! I am glad that you found this hub useful. Take care.


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joriechew 4 years ago

Dear thumbi7, I had enjoyed reading this hub and felt the blessing. Thank you.

"Ordaining the Heart to give true happiness in our lives"

by Upasika Bongkot Sitthipol.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India Author

Thank you Sir for gracing my page with your wonderful words. I feel honoured by your visit.


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sunkentreasure 4 years ago

GIVE GOD JOY By BERNARD LEVINE

The most beautiful eyes in the universe

watches over us with passionate love

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protects us with awesome strength and care

The kindest heart you will ever find

flows with boundless grace and forgiveness

There’s so much tenderness in God’s Spirit

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When we look for a true friend,

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God’s help is so mighty

The most valuable treasure in the whole world

is that Jesus loves you

Give

God

joy in praise and appreciation

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© Bernard Levine


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Krish Shonali 5 years ago

beautiful!!!!!!


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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

Thank you HendrikDB and Krish Shonali for the visit. I am glad that you liked it.


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Krish Shonali 5 years ago

this article is really zealing!


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HendrikDB 5 years ago

Very beautifully put and thought provoking! Thanks for sharing!


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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

I am happy this page gives you something to think about. Thanks for the comment and vote.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi ,

I really enjoyed this one and it has left much food for thought.

I now look forward to reading many more by you and I vote this one up..

Take care and have a great day.

Eiddwen.


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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

Yes, we are all in the process of seeking that ultimate truth knowingly or unknowingly.


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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

"Seek, and ye shall find."


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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

Thank you nasake, WillStarr & WDCurry 111. Thank you for cautioning me about the TV shows on spirituality. Some of them are with real good intentions, while some as you said are simple acting. But I feel the essence of their speech is more or less the same, even though they are from different religious backgrounds.

I don't have an answer to the question, who made the decision to come here. I remember reading some literature saying that the soul by its 'karma' on this birth selects the next birth. If we do good things in this life, we will be born in a good family.... and so on....but I don't understand it completely.

Thanks to the compliments, WD Curry 111.


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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

I am glad to hear your thoughts on this subject. You put this together well. People from India, for the most part, seem concerned for their spiritual well being. I believe they are some of the best neighbors one can have. There is an untapped resource for those of us in the "West" . . . ancient, well tested wisdom and attitude.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"All of us come to this earth on purpose..."

But whose purpose? "Purpose" indicates a conscious thought and decision, so who made the decision?


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nasake 5 years ago from England

All very good answers :) One thing though, with regards to these 'TV Giants.' Please don't get too sucked in, alot of the spiritual people on TV, sadly are just acting. I'm not in anyway sceptical of some people that i have met, however most telivision mediums are 'cold reading' and so on. Always keep an open mind and always make sure you question the unquestionable! By doing so you will ensure i more happy and fulfilling life :)

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