Meaning of Human Life
What Is the Meaning of Human Life
The question of the meaning of
life gets inevitably raised before any person who
matures in his or her development, moving up from
the instinctive-reflexive stage to the really human
one, at which the intellect begins to dominate in
choosing one’s way of living and conduct.
Many philosophers racked their
brains over this question. But the majority of them
were not able to comprehend the true
God’s philosophy. As a result the question about the
meaning of human life was “declared” by many
philosophers to be a “pseudo-question”, i.e. it cannot be answered
due to its own nature. This
atheistic concept assumed, in fact, that man is not
dramatically different from animals and the
objective meaning of man’s existence on the Earth is
just… reproduction, ensuring the survival of the
human race and creation of material values for the
But the truth is that there is a
meaning of human life.
In order to understand it, one has to understand first the essence of the Evolution of consciousness.
The Evolution of the Universal Consciousness goes on by means of incarnation
of particles of Its Energy into material bodies and through further development of these
particles in the bodies.
The process of growth of every such energy particle begins on lattices of minerals and then proceeds sequentially in vegetal, animal, and human bodies.
At the human stage of development — after many successful incarnations into human bodies — every such energy unit (unit of
consciousness, soul), which represents a "lump" of self-aware and intelligent energy, receives an opportunity to merge with the Creator and thus to enrich Him with itself.
Therefore, the meaning of human life consists in conscious
development of oneself (as a consciousness, soul) in the qualitative and quantitative aspects, with the goal of attaining Divinity and merging with the Creator.
Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of the Evolution of Consciousness
Positive evolution of individual consciousnesses has two main aspects: qualitative and quantitative.
The quantitative aspect is represented by direct growth of the “lump” of the individual soul’s energy — from
small to cosmic sizes.
One can say that the development of man on the Path to Mergence with God consists in growth of the consciousness expanding from the
anahata chakra. Development of oneself as a
spiritual heart is the only way of approaching the Creator, cognizing Him, and
merging with Him.
It is not difficult to do this if one has the necessary knowledge and knows the methods of this kind of work (including
meditations at special
places of power, as well as other techniques). But it is much more difficult to ensure the qualitative
development of the soul.
The qualitative development of the soul includes three components:
ethical and intellectual ones, and refinement.
The ethical component implies a compassionate
and caring attitude toward all forms of life.
Ethical self-correction implies also total elimination of all qualities of the soul that are incompatible with the principle of Love: i.e. various forms of anger, violence, arrogance, self-admiration, egoistic sexuality, and other manifestations of human egocentrism. It is done by means of conscious
repentance and self-control.
The ethical component of the development of man also implies cultivation of love for the Creator and devotion to Him, also gradual replacement of self-centeredness with God-centeredness.
Intellectual development also has three components: enrichment of erudition,
a creative component, and the ability to discriminate between false and true views.
For acquiring these qualities it is helpful to receive education, to participate in various social activities on helping other people in everything good, to study religious experience of many schools,
and to have personal religious experience.
The third component of the qualitative aspect of soul’s development consists in refinement (increasing the level of subtlety) of the consciousness.
It is by the level of their subtlety (or coarseness) that
spatial dimensions of the multidimensional
Absolute differ between themselves. They are like discreet radio frequency ranges. The subtlest layer of the Universal Consciousness is the Creator. On the opposite end there is the abode of devils and demons; this is hell.
An individual consciousness after the death of the body, finds itself in that spatial dimension to which state it
has habituated itself during life in the body.
Therefore, we should hurry to eliminate all coarse emotional states in ourselves and by all means
cultivate the subtlest ones — because the death of the physical body is nearing every day.
The mastering of volitional regulation of one’s own emotions is called
the art of
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