My spiritual master taught that everyone spends their lives within a series of questions and answers. When the bird rises in the morning it begins asking questions and searching for answers. When it comes back to the nest at the night it is still asking questions and trying to find answers. In human society the businessmen, politicians, lawyers, artists, farmers etc. – all are seeking answers to their questions.
Life is a series of questions and answers. Such as –
- How to resolve our problems?
- How to find happiness?
- How to avoid suffering?
- Of course in today’s age the series of questions and answers is how to make money?
- How to make friends?
- How to gain power prestige?
All the television shows, cinemas, all the newspapers, magazines, they are all about these questions and answers.
The Vedic scriptures explain that now that you are a human being inquire about who you are? The questions of eating, sleeping, mating and defending and all of their various sub divisions exhibit the basic trend of human intelligence in today’s world but these are unimportant questions.
- Who am I?
- Why am I suffering?
- Where am I coming from?
- Where am I going?
- Who is GOD?
- What is the nature of this universe?
- What is my relationship with God within this Universe?
When a human being comes to the elevated platform of making serious inquiry on these subjects then human life has real spiritual value.
If we really want to digest food we have to have hunger. If you have no hunger you have very weak digestion. Hunger is a very important part of life because it gives power to digest and that holds true for spiritual knowledge. When we feel the urgency, and need a hunger to solve the real problems of life and we inquire from people who act truly are in a proper disciplic line who reveal the word of God then our human life really begins.
The scriptures tell us that there is a final exam. That final exam is called death. It’s not a horrible thing unless we fail it. Death is neither good nor bad. If we fail the exam of death it’s a miserable situation. But if we pass that exam it’s the most glorious opportunity in all of creation.