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|| 3.02 | THE GOAL OF LIFE ||
The purpose of life on earth is the realisation of this stupendous depth of the Being of all beings , without which life becomes a failure .
" If one would know it here , then there is the true end of all aspirations . If one would not know it here , then great is the loss for such a person . Knowing it in every particular being , the wise , on departing from this world , become immortal " ( Kena Up , II . 5 )
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There is a severe reproach to those who do not attempt at and succeed in the realisation of Truth .
" Godless are those worlds called , with blind darkness covered over , to which , on death , those who are the slayers of the Self go . " ( Isha Up , 3 )
" One , who departs from this world without knowing That Imperishable Being , is wretched . " ( Brih . Up , III . 8 . 10 )
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The teacher of the Brahmavidya is praised in glowing terms .
" You , truly , are our parent , who take us across to the
blessed other shore of ignorance . " ( Prashna Up , VI . 8 )
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The love for the Eternal is the essential passion that burns in the heart of all things .
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Beings know it not , and so they suffer .
When we turn our face away from this one Reality , we open the door to self-imprisonment .
No achievement , either on earth or in heaven , no greatness pertaining to the world of name and form , is worth considering .
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The love of life is based on the love of the Self .
" Not , verily , for the love of the all is the all dear , but for the love of the Self is the all dear . " ( Brih . Up , II . 4 . 5 )
All actions are done for the sake of the Self , not for external persons and things .
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It is not the existence of joy in the object as such that brings pleasure to the individual enjoying it , but the cooling of the fire of craving that is brought about by its contact with a particular object which is specially demanded by that special mode of desire generated in the ego-consciousness .
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The satiation is caused by a temporary turning back of the mind to the Self .
The whole of the happiness of the world is , thus , purely negative , an avoiding of the unpleasant , and not the acquirement of any real , positive joy .
This positive bliss is found only in the Self , the root of existence .
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The bustle of life’s activity is a struggle to respond to the cry of the anxious ego which has lost itself in the wilderness of its separation from the Eternal Principle .
The grieving self bound by fetters in the prison of life is ransomed by the knowledge of the non-dual nature of Existence .
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