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February 09, 2023


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I’m somewhat uncertain about this concept of purpose – I had to look it up. Purpose is closely allied with meaning, although defined differently – ‘Meaning being the emotional significance of what we do whereas purpose is the cumulative effect of meaningful goals. Purpose is less tangible; we define purpose as a long-term aim or guiding principle based on meaning. It’s the impact we want to have on the world.’

By purpose, I can’t help seeing it in psychological terms as in having and aim or goal as ego gratification. I see someone like Trump or Putin as having huge purpose, purposes’ that encompasses their beliefs in themselves that confirms their being right or great and special. Do they have meaningful goals or are they just fixed on appeasing and justifying their own sense of worth and of hiding from their own insecurities?

I see purpose and meaning as simply performing day to day tasks and interests instead of the accepted term of doing something in order to enhance and fix our insecure sense of self, of who and what we are.

Alan Watts puts it thus: - “Paradoxical as it may seem, the purposeful life has no content, no point. It hurries on and on, and misses everything. Not hurrying, the purposeless life misses nothing, for it is only when there is no goal and no rush that the human senses are fully open to receive the world.” And: - “If, then, we act, or refrain from action, with a result in mind — that result is not the Tao.”

And, Watts on the meaning of life: - “To be secure means to isolate and fortify the “I”, but it is just the feeling of being an isolated “I” which makes me feel lonely and afraid. In other words, the more security I can get, the more I shall want. [Trump/Putin etc?] To put it still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath.” — Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity

“The wonderful thing is how often our individual stories coalesce into a shared sense of meaning and purpose. Our friends typically share much of what we find meaningful. Same with larger groupings, whether they be work-related, religious, sports-related, political, artistic, or whatever.”

Very true.

I’m simply exhausted with our modern day world. I believe living a simple life with a few meaningful relationships is the key to happiness.

Inner peace is ultimately all that matters.

We definitely make our own purpose so don't give your power away to a Charleton baba of beas to decide your path. You have the power of choice .


Whatever choice humans make is related to their IDEA about survival as a human entity both in nature, society and culture.

Your writings, your ideas are no exception and are certainly less attractive than those available in this or that religious centre .. given the amount of followers.

No "shop", no "bottle of snake oil" can exist, survive without the BUYERS.

IF you have something to offer to the millions that frequent the many ashrams in India, that suits them, they will certainly follow you and even worship you as their savior ... hahaha ... alas ... you have nothing to offer .. absolutly nothing

And yes ... if nature would not have build in the mother by means of hormones etc to care for the newborn, newborns would not survive ... humans call that LOVE

Ask a biologist and other scientists rea;ted to biology what "kissing your wife" is all about for them and what it MEANS for you and your partner.

We definitely make our own purpose so don't give your power away to a Charleton baba of beas to decide your path. You have the power of choice .

Posted by: Kimaya | February 12, 2023 at 01:30 PM

I don’t think there’s a single perfect person on this earth. Humans are always looking for a hero and then get disappointed. What we should be seeking is friendship and peace. Everyone has the divine within them. People can change. I think most seekers are constantly questioning and seeking to improve themselves and the world around them. Unfortunately, we often make the mistake of projecting our fears onto others.

No one can truly take your power away from you. Only you can limit yourself.

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