In this world, each one defines his purpose of life, depending on the station one has arrived at while on his journey of spiritual evolution; this signifies one’s spiritual development.

Therefore, while for some, the purpose of life is to merely enjoy the pleasures of five senses; for few others, it means deriving pleasure by remaining intoxicated in false pride; while many believe their purpose of life lies in looking after their kith and kin, some find a larger purpose in serving the mankind and the entire world. And for those who have reached the highest stage of development, liberation from the cycle of birth and death is the sole purpose of their life; for they very well know that the Soul alone is in where the true happiness lies!

How does this happen? Let’s see...

The Enlightened One explains:

The ego hunts for happiness in this relative world, it settles for some happiness, then experiences that there is no real happiness here and so moves onto the next relative object; once again he hunts for happiness, he experiences that there is no happiness here either and again moves onto the next temporary object.

This cycle goes on life after life wherein one keeps taking different kinds of experiences and keeps concluding that there is no real happiness in this, there is something beyond this experience. In the process, one is silently progressing on the path of development. And ultimately when he realizes the Self and experiences the Soul, he tastes the real happiness and settles there permanently.

So, ideally, there are two main purposes of human life:

1. Helping others,
2. Knowing our real Self (Self Realization).

1. Helping others:

“Life is meant for practicing benevolence and serving others. The deepest science behind this is that when one uses his mind, speech and body for serving others, he will have everything”, says Param Pujya Dadashri, and He further explains, “You do not have to think about how you’ll make a living. You will not encounter any obstacles in your life if you help others in any way.”

Therefore, have an obliging nature and offer help to people. More important than a person's external action to help others, is his internal intent to help. This intention should always be present within us. And this intent ought to be sincere and must flow from the heart; only then it is fruitful. The service to people is considered real when done without any greed or any expectation of fame or recognition.
We can serve people by giving food, medicine or even knowledge that one may be in need of, in order to help reduce their misery. Nevertheless, the biggest help that we can do to others is - to not hurt anyone, in the slightest degree, through our words, our actions, and not even in our thoughts!

Happiness begins from the moment we have an intent to help others. And when our very goal of life becomes that of helping others, we eventually get onto the path of spiritual progress, as Nature then, in turn helps arrange our meeting with Gnani, the Enlightened One, some day!!


Our very Self is an abode of infinite bliss; yet we keep hunting for happiness in the material things that are available on this planet. Param Pujya Dadashri says, “If one realizes his own Self, then he himself is an Absolute Supreme Soul (Parmatma).”

So, knowing our real Self is the ultimate purpose of human life!

How do we go about knowing the Self?

Just like we go to a goldsmith to separate pure gold from the impurities of the other metals, similarly, here we need to go to a Gnani Purush to separate the pure Self from the impurities of the non-self (body, mind, ego, intellect, attachment, hatred, anger, etc). With the divine power of Gnani Purush alone, it is possible to attain Self Realization!!

The law of Nature is such that when one has a pure sincere intent to get liberated, one will surely happen to meet the Gnani, who can liberate him. Presently, we are fortunate to have between us Pujya Deepakbhai, with whose grace, we can realize the real Self and experience our Soul!!! So come, let’s go this Living Gnani and fulfil the ultimate purpose of our life…

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifested within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able to help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.