What is the goal of life?

Indonesia
April 23, 2009 6:38am CST
For me attain the Ultimate Truth, i want to reach a state where i know myself that i have conquered, that i have attained, that i'm embodiment of that truth, so that all the little struggles, the little turmoils, the little disturbances of life, thought they never have value-do not upset me, do not cloud the vision of truth. And in attaining this truth, i attain at the same time what i desire, the peace, the perfect, tranquility of mind and emotion. This is the goal for me. The first essential is the strengthening of this voice, in each of us, which assert itself from time to time and cultivating and ennobling the intuition we must learn to think and act for ourselves. Limitation has nothing to do with the beautiful, art consist not in the copy of nature as it is but in the nobleness of the symbol of that nature which it represent. So each one of us has to be an artist, an artist who creates for him self, because he has been thrilled by a glimpse of vision. You will find that truth and great artists, true and great teachers, have not the sense of exclusiveness they embody all things, are part of all things. We must never forget that we shall all meet in the kingdom of happiness. We have a tendency all through our nationalism, our form of worship, to think that we are different from other people, we treat the world as out side of us and become exclusive in our outlook. We shall be destroying instead of creating if we have such a limited vision, narrow ideas. This is for me the big thing in life.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
28 Apr 09
all the little struggles, the little turmoils, the little disturbances of life, thought they never have value but they have tons of value on our lives..all the struggle, turmoil, trauma etc helps us to become stronger, better, more compassionate and understanding ppl should we decide to take that route (which IMO we always should)
@Pose123 (21661)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
Hi OneEyedGiant, I really like your thoughts on this and would certainly agree with most of what you say here. I too feel that desire to create, to know the perfect tranquility of mind. I also have a great desire to reach out to others and help them to enjoy a better life right now. Blessings.