What is the big difference between the human being and the animal? The difference is that the human being can understand what is the purpose of life. But if you go to a normal human being in the material world who’s conditioned, and say, “What is the purpose of life? They don’t have the slightest idea. Make money? Be happy? wander around? listen to music? Die? They don’t have any clear idea.
What is the overall scheme? What is the grand purpose to life? Have we come with any higher purpose ? They don’t know. But a human being has the intelligence to know that there is the purpose to life– we can be freed from the laws of the material world.
We can realise the Supreme Personality Godhead. We can go back to the spiritual world in this life time. It is the real purpose of human life. But instead people just imitate other people.
They are born in a particular culture, follow particular materialistic religion and just continue to practise it without ever considering that there’s a higher purpose, even though all the religious texts say that there is a spiritual world , there is a kingdom of God, there is a higher place to go to; that the real happiness is the spiritual happiness.
Real love is love for God. So much advice. But people in the material world are conditioned and they don’t pay so much attention to these aspects. So in this way, they actually… gradually day by day , their valuable human life is spoiled. And again they take birth; another conditioned birth.HH Jayapataka Swami Lecture – Srimad Bhagavatam
Atlanta – USA
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