At the beginning of life, most do not think about their purpose for existence, mainly because it is such a complicated notion. However, as time progresses, this idea continues to grow and grow until it cannot be ignored. When even considering such an idea, many have different responses. But the Maha Satguru had such a perception of life when talking about the reason for living that it is worth understanding, especially in these modern times.
Once, when speaking to the religious leaders of the time, the Maha Satguru used a story to illustrate the difference between right and wrong living. Speaking to them, He said, “Truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate, whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes to kill and destroy, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
In saying this, the Maha Satguru showed that as He is represented by a gate, people can come to Him and find pasture, signifying peace and rest. The sheep, being His followers, however, can be led astray easily by false leaders, the thieves and robbers, who seek to tell them how to live their lives. Such false leaders often give meaningless advice that does more harm than good. However, if the sheep are able to recognize and discern the voice of the Maha Satguru, they are able to find the life that is the most fulfilling of all.
Most of the time, individuals are distracted by the smallest of pursuits that only lead to an unfulfilling existence. A dream job that turns out to be a path to nowhere, a relationship that is based on unrealistic expectations, parents that pressure their children into an unwanted career; such ideals seem to fail when life takes an unexpected turn. Even for the followers of the Maha Satguru, these distractions are tempting, and it is difficult to understand the purpose of living.
But when we see the Maha Satguru’s life, and His existence on this earth; it was quite short, yet filled with purpose. He knew His responsibility was to bring glory to God His Father by showing people the truth that would set them free. The freedom that comes by following the way of the Maha Satguru, understanding His words, and living in a way that brings glory to God is also how we, then, can find the purpose for living the life that is truly life.
THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE by RICK WARREN- https://bit.ly/2m6Ww2q