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What is the purpose of life.


What is the Purpose of Life? - Sadhguru

Sadhguru answers a question about the purpose of life and explains why having a god-given purpose will only restrict life.



Questioner: Okay, I am not sure. I am just like describing it’s… kind of seems like there are people kind of know that…that’s what…that’s what he meant to do, and I just… I don’t get that and I am just… I don’t… I am in this path where am I. Okay, so, what’s… what’s for me the purpose of life, if you can give an insight on that? Thank you.

Sadhguru: Isn't it fantastic that if there is no purpose, you have nothing to fulfill, you can just live? Hmm? No, but you want a purpose and not a simple purpose, you want a God-given purpose. (Laughter) It's very dangerous. People who think they have a God-given purpose are doing the cruelest things on the planet. Yes or no? They are doing the most horrible things and they’ve always been doing the most horrible things because when you have a God-given purpose, life here becomes less important than your purpose.

No, life is important. Life is important - when I say life, I am not talking about your family, your work, what you do, what you do not do, you party - I am not talking about that as life. This is life, isn't it? Life is within you or around you? The… the ambiance of life - you’re mistaking the ambiance of life for life. Your home, your family, your workspace, your party - this is all ambiance of life. This is not life, isn't it? Yes or no?

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PHILOSOPHY - History: Aristotle on the Purpose of Life [HD]

In this video, Monte Johnson (University of California, San Diego) explores an approach to the question “What is the purpose of life?” developed by the Greek Philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC). Aristotle reasoned that just as artificial things (such as tools and workers) have characteristic capabilities with respect to which they are judged to be good or do well, so each kind of natural thing (including plants and humans) has characteristic capabilities with respect to which can be judged, objectively, to be good or do well. For plants and animals these mostly have to do with nutrition and reproduction, and in the case of animals, pleasure and pain. For humans, these vegetative and animal capabilities are necessary but not sufficient for our flourishing. Since reason and the use of language are the unique and highest capabilities of humans, the cultivation and exercise of intellectual friendships and partnerships, moral and political virtue, scientific knowledge and (above all) theoretical philosophy, was argued by Aristotle to be the ultimate purpose of human life.

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