Purpose of life is a vast phenomenon that is bound to be different for each individual. For me, the basic purpose of life is very simple – to try to be a good human being.

Being an ardent follower of the Bhagavad Gita, I feel we all are brought onto this earth to fulfill our duties and fight our battles fearlessly. We then get a different body after death in the form of rebirth. The process continues until we attain moksha and get reunited with the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

“We are here to gain experiences through various lifetimes and live life as per dharma [noble duties] and be on the opposite side of adharma [evil].”

Keyur Seta

Those who do evil or support evil will have to face the law of Karma in this planet itself. Nobody can escape Karma.

We should not forget that a human being is a social animal. He can’t live his life in isolation. The presence of different individuals is what makes a society. Hence, one needs to constantly ensure that your actions and deeds are for the benefit of fellow human beings and are not aimed at harming them in any way.

But life is also about giving importance to your internal self. Instead of finding faults in others, it’s better to find faults in ourselves and rectifying them. One should also be large-hearted enough to forgive others for their mistakes or even for hurting you. It is a human tendency to hold a grudge against someone for making you feel miserable. But your wound will heal only after you forgive that person.

“As explained by Lord Krishna in the Gita, even if you don’t believe in rebirth, you can’t deny that you are here not for eternity.”

Keyur Seta

We all are here for a limited time, at least in the current birth. So, it’s better to live in harmony with others while cultivating good relationships and memories. As explained by Lord Krishna in the Gita, even if you don’t believe in rebirth, you can’t deny that you are here not for eternity. Being peaceful is a much better state than being happy.

Keyur Seta is a journalist with close to 14 years of experience. He writes on Hindi and Marathi cinema for a news portal. He also writes for his blogs in his free time on a wide range of topics, including spirituality. Writing means everything to him. He believes in following a simple lifestyle. For him, being spiritual equals being cheerful. He is an ardent follower of the Bhagavad Gita and Swami Vivekananda.