Lesson Of Life from Servant of the Bones
First and foremost, there is one God, and his name does not matter. Yahweh, Ahuramazada, Zeus, Aten, it does not matter at all. How he is worshipped, how he is served, by what ritual, it doesn’t matter at all.
There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world — its beauty, its mysteries, its riddles. The more you understand, the more you look, the greater is your enjoyment of life and your sense of peace. That’s all there is to it. Everything else is fun and games. If an activity is not grounded in “to love” or “to learn,” it does not have value.
Thirdly, be kind. Always, if you have a choice, be kind. Remember the poor, the hungry, and the miserable. Always remember the suffering, and those who need. The greatest creative power you have on earth, whether you are an angel, spirit, or a man or a woman or a child is to help others….. the poor, the hungry, the oppressed. To ease pain and give joy are your finest powers. Kindness is a human miracle, so to speak. Its unique to us humans, and our more developed angels or spirits, to be kind.
But to love and to learn, Why? Why is that the purpose of life? I mean how did it become so, why would one set out to do only those things with such dedication?
You’re asking a stupid question. Doesn’t matter why it’s that way; it’s that way: The purpose of life is to love and to learn. Let’s imagine answering the questions for others…. why is it so important to love and to learn? For a cruel, stupid man’ this would be a sufficient answer:“It is the safest way to live life.” For a ‘great man’ this would be an answer: “It is the most rewarding and illuminating way to live life.” For a selfish, blind’ person, I could say, “It will bring you the greatest peace in the end if you remember the poor, the hungry, the oppressed, if you remember others, if you love, if you learn.” To the ‘oppressed themselves,’ the answer is, “It will alleviate your pain, your terrible pain.”