So, what to do about all this? There are two things. Number one, learn about the law of karma and the other laws of material nature; learn what we should do with our human form of life. Sometimes people ask, “I wonder why I was born, I wonder if there was some purpose for this. May be I was supposed to do this or I was supposed to do that.” A person may feel, “This is my destiny, this is what I was meant to do.”
But, really, according to the Vedas there is only sole purpose for all humanity. That is spiritual realization, God realization; learning all of this truth of life; learning we are spirit souls; getting out of the illusion I am just body; learning there is a Supreme Soul.
This is not a creation of people making up theirs’ about. The materialists, the atheists, they have their philosophy, “There is no God, man created God. Man wants someone to pray to, to feel subordinate to, to ask someone for help. Man created God.” Well, this is not true.
According to scripture, God created man. It is obvious that man is not the controller. Any individual can understand very quickly: I am not in control. Every moment, every day in my life makes that understandable: I am not in control.
So, we must learn: we are spirit souls, there is a Supreme Soul, we are subordinate to the Supreme Soul, I am not equal, my position is to be subordinate and my function…What is my function? My function is to serve the Supreme Soul, serve the Supreme Lord. This is who I really am. This is not who I think I am. This is who I really am. I am the eternal servant of the Supreme Lord.
This is incredible knowledge. This is more valuable than every education that has ever been achieved on this planet. We have put so much energy in gaining material and almost no effort in achieving spiritual. But we can change all that.
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