Gaurav Kumar Jha is a student and will be giving his class 12 exam this year and is a Student from Cotton University. He belongs from Madhubani, Bihar, India but has been living in Guwahati, Assam, India. He is an introvert by nature but loves to express himself through his writings. He is 17 and loves sharing his views from The Bhagavad Geeta.

This blog is about his view on the Purpose of Life from the perspective of Lord Krishna in The Bhagavad Gita.

Gaurav says most people don’t think about the question “What is the Purpose of life?”. He wants everyone to ask “why we are here?”.
He also wants people to ask questions like:

  • Who am I?
  • Where do I come from?
  • If I am 19 years old Where was I 20 years ago
  • If I live for 70 years, where am I going to be hundred years from today?
  • Where do I originally belong?
  • Why am I here in this world?

He says – these are questions people never think about and never ask, the actual start of any person’s spiritual journey is when he or she submissively inquires the fundamental questions of existence. People generally think that they are in this world just by chance and that they just magically happen to be the human form of life.

Most people live a life where they get some form of education, then get into a job, they make money as if money is everything, get married, have kids and life goes on until their body starts to give up and at the end, they ask “What did I really do?” and “Was my life worth?”

According to Gaurav, the ancient Indian scriptures have beautifully described the answer to the question “Purpose of life“. According to the ancient Indian scripture Bhagavad Gita, we belong to Shri Krishna, but because of our egocentricity, we want to live a life independent of him. All the life forms, basically everything where we find the life, signifies the presence of the spirit soul. This spirit soul is part of Krishna and eternally it is full of knowledge and full of bliss. But although it is full of bliss in its innate nature, we because of our
egocentricity and our so-called Independence in this world, forget Krishna, which causes suffering in our life.

So the bottom line of all the Vedic injunctions to signify the basic principle or purpose of life is to – reconnect in the service of Shri Krishna, who’s the Treasure House or Powerhouse of Happiness.

Gaurav Kumar Jha

Shri Krishna is also described as:

“raso vai sah” – “he from whom all happiness emerges”.

Shri Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita said:

“ahaḿ sarvasya prabhavo, mattaḥ sarvaḿ pravartate, iti matvā bhajante, māḿ budhā bhāva-samanvitāḥ”
that from him comes everything including happiness. So the sole purpose of life is to reconnect back to him in loving selfless devotional service.

Gaurav has written a beautiful and descriptive answer on Quora.