I want to draw attention to these two threads that I have posted previously this year before I comment on the thread topic as it will give you a
better understanding of my journey previously if read.
I made a decision in my teens which is by no means unique in that I wanted to gear my aspirations towards finding out the purpose of life as I believe
it is one of the most challenging questions each and every one of us faces.
To explain this is rather difficult as part of the explanation involves the fact that language prevents this being told in a proper manner due to it
being an experience to every individual.
I find myself wondering if it is best to just reference everything I have ever read, watched and learned to make it a clear path for others to walk
but even that is just as or more difficult to put into threads to say the least.
Assuming you have read the original posts of each of the threads quoted above I want to quote a few things below first off,
The reward of virtue is to see Your face,
and on waking, to gaze my fill on Your likeness. —Psalm 17:5
Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.
—St. Paul, Eph. 5:14, NIV
When asked if he was a man, an angel, or a god, the Buddha answered no to all of these, and then said, “I am awake.” —Anguttara Nikaya 4:36
From the unreal, lead me to the Real,
from darkness, lead me to light,
from death, lead me to immortality.
The question I want to ask if you understand these is what if life was a learning curve and the only real question you have to answer is are you
ready? Have you learned enough yet?
I am not a religious person in terms of going to church, praying, meditation or reading texts etc.
I find myself wondering if every second we pretend to live is an invitation to join a greater being (your true self) and our life is an experience to
The hard part is letting go of your attachments of course but there comes a time in everyones life where we have to let go of course through age,
illness etc etc.
Its really strange for me as I was brought up to be christian and I turned from this as I asked why this was forced upon me from a young age and it
all sort of makes sense the teachings I have been given from various people from different cultures that I have met in my life. I find myself having
walked in a full circle over the last 10 years or more and coming right back to the start now full of what I can only describe as knowledge.The same
feeling that every religion has its rights, wrongs and ultimately they mean the same thing. I think every religion appeals to different people now as
only few truly understand each. I am not saying I am any religion but I am saying I now understand each now.
I think I am almost at the end of a journey and I think that the reason I have not reached it yet is because I still fear leaving. I think this is the
final part of my jigsaw and I wish to share as much as I can to others in my life.
I thought I would share this and offer to answer any questions or at least attempt to.
I feel more at peace with myself than I have ever felt before and every time I try to question whats happening I fail to find a question that I cannot
answer at least for the greater good.
I realise this is contradictory to some of the posts I have put on this site but this has only happened today through something I experienced.
Im trying to keep this short as I have been accused of being long winded before in topics such as this so if anyone wants me to elaborate or give more
reference I will be more than happy to.
I now feel I can live my life for its purpose and be a do'er by nature instead of a questioner by nature. Freed from chains sort of speak. Only once
I have done this will I be ready to answer the question of the answer I already have if that makes sense.
I am as always interested to hear of similar thoughts or contributions as i am a learner by nature.
[edit on 11-10-2008 by XXXN3O]