What is the purpose of life? Is it to have money, power, and possessions? Is it to drive in the luxuries cars, and have money to do anything you want? Many of us spend all our lives trying to attain possessions. But do the attainment of these possessions make one happy? Some will say it cannot hurt to have money.
The religious institutions will say that attaining spiritual maturity and being closer to God is the purpose of life. But many of these religions rely on the lucrative donation of the rich, and also the large amount of money from the poor. Many appear to promise salvation in exchange for their donations.
For me, it is the feeling of happiness that sometimes permeates my mind. I sometimes think it comes from a strong cup of good coffee. I believe that it is this feeling that people try to attain. Many think that it is from possessions that they can attain this feeling. Others try drugs that are stronger than coffee to attain this happiness. But as we see in our daily news, these people sometimes succumb to the drugs. Others continue to pursue happiness in spite of the dangers.
In the Osashizu is the following:
There are cloudy days and sunny days. There are also days when the mind like clear skies is present. January 4, 1890
Cloudy days are when things that we do not want to happen occurs, and sunny days are when things are going our way. One would think that the sunny days would bring upon happiness. But in both circumstances, we may not be happy because we do not have a mind like clear skies. How do we have a mind like clear skies?
It is said that we must have true sincerity. This is a mind that is free from greed, arrogance, and self-love. When we have true sincerity, we can be happy with both sunny and cloudy days. This is the purpose of life. The purpose of life is to live joyously with everyone helping each other.