LIFE Mean – Purpose Of Life in Hindu Mythology
What is human life all about?
What was the reason that out of 84,00,000 births, we humans were born as humans only? We could have gotten any other life in a form of a bird or insect or a plant species, but why just this human life? Is this the only life in the human body that we have got or do we get more such lives? Has the human life on the planet had a specific purpose to accomplish? Is there any more meaning to the human Life?
Answers to these kinds of questions are very expressly given in Hindu Mythology. Though all of us have our own perceptions and points of beliefs, but once you read the Gita or Purans, you will get to know how detailed these explanations are.
It is believed under Hindu Mythology that a human being is born to complete 4 basic purposes of his life. He is born with 4 goals to complete in his entire life cycle. These four purposes are named or called as – DHARMA, ARTHA, KAMA and MOKSHA.
Dharma, means to act righteously, and courageously. That is, it means to act morally and ethically throughout one’s life. And then comes, Artha, which indicate us to stay within the bounds of the Dharma while pursuing this wealth and prosperity (i.e. one must not step outside moral and ethical grounds in order to do so). Artha, tells us to gain prosperity and wealth.
The 3rd purpose of a Hindu’s life is to seek Kama. In simple terms, Kama can be defined as obtaining enjoyment from life. The 4th and final meaning of life according to Hinduism is Moksha, enlightenment. The last but most important attainment of a person’s life under Hindu mythology is Moksha.
Mythologies and philosophies can just guide and mold us. It is we who have to live this life successfully and happily. There are so many different books, sources, customs that teaches us the way to live our lives. But in the end, it is we who should actually decide the way of living our life.
A way to a happy, successful life may look easy and simple, but the entire journey makes you old, experienced and knowledgeable. Once you start realizing the harsh truths of this life, you’ll then start discovering new un-veiled desires that your heart possess and your brain directs.
If to comment as an individual, I believe one should start his/her life’s motive of seeking happiness. Happiness as not in materialistic objects, but in real world elements. The happiness of seeing someone happy, Happiness of seeing a flower blooming, Happiness of holding a new born child’s finger. That feeling of happiness which will give you goose bumps and leave you with a whole heart.
As a well wisher, I will advise all of you to start seeking the real happiness from now on. The feeling of a whole heart, which will keep you alive for years. Maybe, the memory will fade, but the feeling of a pure happiness never fades away with time. It just stays the same.
The second purpose of one’s life should be to give a meaning to their presence in this human society. Not the grades, position in society, promotion, bank balance, peer circle or ownership of fancy cars and houses, but the presence of a pure soul in your body, among the crowd of so many billion people. This is my dear, will decide your worth among all. If given a thought this way, that out of so many people how will God distinguish between you and others, then my friend the answer lies here.
Your pure soul and selfless attitude towards the members of the society will make your presence worth here on this planet. The meaning of the life is attained only when people speak good of you after you’re gone. It will happen only when they feel they lost in humanity after they lose you.
And this will happen only if you start a life of a selfless nature and giving attitude.
To give a true sense of your life it to be a person that everyone is scared of losing. Be a word in this society and shine like a raw diamond which the Almighty finds best to mould and cut.
Author: Pratima Singh