Ocean Of Life


We often ask ourselves: what is the purpose of life?Is it to be born again and again.The answer is NO.
Today's newspaper becomes waste paper of tomorrow.Once we have finished the newspaper,we do not like to read it again and again.
Similarly,we have been given this birth and have gone through varied experiences of pleasure and pain.We should, therefore, pray now:
"O Lord, You have given me this life, and I have gone through all the experiences of pleasure and pain.I do not want to have another birth.Please take me across the tumultuous ocean and grant me liberation."
Please share your views.

18 comments:

  1. Yes, our life is just the varied experiences of pleasure and pain...Not just one or two, we never know how many births we have taken, but still we seek transitory pleasures, without realizing their futility ....The thought of breaking this endless cycle of birth can arise only by God's Grace, and He alone can help us cross this Ocean of life.

    Also, I like to share a wonderful Thamizh composition called THIRUVASAGAM, in which the poet, MANIKAVASAGAR says,

    "I'm tired of all the births, My dear Lord,
    Truth is your Golden Feet,
    Seeing it, I'm now liberated."

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  2. That is so beautifully said by Mani

    SUrjitji, that is a lovely post.
    I agree with you....another birth is a big NO.
    I however would pray to God - In this birth make my life worth living. Let me not be taken away by vices.
    Let the life I lead be a noble one. So that I could face God with no inhibitions in my heart.

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  3. Very inspiring and truthful words:
    "I'm tired of all the births, My dear Lord,
    Truth is your Golden Feet,
    Seeing it, I'm now liberated."
    Thanks Manivannan, for adding your insights making my post more meaningful.
    God bless.

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  4. Truthful words:
    ..'Let the life I lead be a noble one. So that I could face God with no inhibitions in my heart...'
    Thanks lakshmi ji for sharing your insights.I admire your views.
    God bless.

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  5. Love this >> "Today's newspaper becomes waste paper of tomorrow. Once we have finished the newspaper, we do not like to read it again and again."

    So true! BTW, I have a new blog now. I'm following you at the new.

    Thanx for the inspirations!

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  6. Thanks Withered Wings for your kind words and sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  7. Oh Surjit!

    I needed to read this today. I am ready to live, and give light by service and love for myself and others. Grant me liberation!

    I was led to start reading the Bhagavad Gita in 2005/2006. I began the journey, learning that I will grow by remaining the student, and keeping an open mind and open heart.

    My teachings of being still, and listening to God has been enlightening.

    I do not want a rebirth, I want to go on.

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  8. Kimmy, I admire your insights:
    ...'live and give light by service and love for myself and others...'
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  9. Many times when the going is tough, I find myself asking Fod "why am I here for? Is this how you want it to happen?"

    Chartering the many oceans of life we need a steady boat to get us through. And definitely only He can help calm the seas during a storm. So it's best to hold on...real tight.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Sophiagurl, I fully agee and admire your insights;
    ...'Chartering the many oceans of life we need a steady boat to get us through. And definitely only He can help calm the seas during a storm..'
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  11. Found you through Alexy's blog. One perspective regarding the purpose of life is to decide your purpose or mission is whatever you decide at any given moment. This perception of a mission shifts with your awareness, consciousness and free will. Great blog!

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  12. Surjit,
    Oh my I too needed to hear this. I feel like Kimmy.

    I want to go out with my camera in hand and find God's beauty and tranquility in nature and share with all.

    I think we all have times when we doubt and question if we are on the right path in our life.

    But, I have found that just about the time I start to doubt or pose this question to myself a sign appears.

    Nothing mystical or miraculous. Rather a tiny few things, like a special reading, or inspiring post.

    But,most especially my quiet time with God leads me to be replenished both spiritually and through my creativity.

    I don't have a standard meditation. I simply try to spend some time each day, in silence, and then I close my eyes and say to God okay I am listening.

    I can't tell you how many times I fall asleep only to awake with a renewed energy and some times specific ideas of what to go and do.

    Wonderful and inspiring post Surjit.

    Thank you so very very much!!
    Jackie:-)

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  13. Welcome Liara Covert to my blog.I agree with your insights:
    ..'This(purpose of life) perception of a mission shifts with your awareness, consciousness ..'
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  14. Jackie,I think you are on the right path when you say:
    '...I simply try to spend some time each day, in silence, and then I close my eyes and say to God okay I am listening...'
    Thanks for sharing your noble thoughts.
    God bless.

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  15. hi surjit...opportunity will come once...so just make use of it..n live the life happily and make others happy as well

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  16. Yes Anits, you are right.I fully agree with your views.
    God bless.

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  17. Everyone says, "How the time flies." The days go by and they are years, and the years finally become our whole life. Perhaps we are putting off our enjoyment until we have more time, or money, or some other improved condition. The trouble with that is that it might never happen, or it may be too long in coming. It's so important to accept this time, this very minute, as something of tremendous value that will very soon be gone forever. In our daily routine let's include time to enjoy others and thus ourselves. Look and wonder at the trees, fields and mountains, smell the flowers, hear the birds, and watch the clouds in the sky.

    What a nice place to sit and refresh Gurushabad. I like words and thoughts on life and living and have a short online booklet of my own:

    32 KEYS A collection of ideas about life

    Best wishes
    Grampa Ken

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  18. Welcome Sr Ken, to my blog.I fully agree and admire your insights:
    ...'It's so important to accept this time, this very minute, as something of tremendous value that will very soon be gone forever...'
    The problem with us that we often forget this golden rule.
    Thanks for adding your valuable thoughts to my post making it more meaningful.
    God bless.

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