We are all busy in our individual activities. We may be doing something at all, but to what extent are we doing our duties properly? Generally, people do not work properly. Everyone has, to some extent or other, ignored his duty. Have people forgotten their real duty? Yes ! The vast majority have indeed forgotten.
Why are we alive? What is the purpose of our life? What is our prime duty? People’s, actions are usually governed by time and place, but the ultimate purpose of life can never be conditioned by these. A fish cannot do anything without water, because it cannot live out of water, Similarly, while we are living in this world, our objectives will be limited to those which can be fulfilled in the world.
Another point to consider is that the human race has been in existence for thousands of years, and is likely to continue for thousands more. So the true aim of life must be something which can be fulfilled at any point of time. It definitely cannot be something which is restricted by time and place and political upheavals.
So, taking all this into consideration, what, do you think, is the paramount aim of our life? What is our destiny? It may be said that this aim is purely temporal, such as making money, adorning oneself with all kinds of titles and degress, or amassing honour and material prosperity. In the worldly sense, this may indeed seem to be the case, and we see people labouring day and night to achieve it. Indeed, what else could they do?