Everything we do has a purpose behind it and we complete those tasks to meet our purpose. This means that in order to carry out any task we set a purpose behind it, whether it is knowingly or unknowingly.
But what about living LIFE?
Do we have any goals in life or are we blindly going with the flow that comes along?
Have you ever thought about where that flow will end up?
Is that destination beneficial to you?
What if the flow is going in the wrong direction, have you ever tried to go against the flow in order to find safety?
But, before you can do that you should know what your safety is in and why you are here…
For that let us understand, “What the goal of the human life should be?”
Having been born a human, there are two types of goals that you need to strive to accomplish. The first is that you have to live your life in such a way that no living being is hurt by you. You have to spend your time in the company of those who promote the attainment of the Self and vicinity of good human beings and avoid bad company (kusang) as much as possible. This should be our aim in life.
And the second goal, is to break this bondage of life after life. This human life is for attaining eternal liberation (moksha) from the bondage of karma. It is for the purpose of becoming ‘Absolute’—fully enlightened; to acquire Self Realization. If you happen to meet a living (pratyaksh) Gnani Purush (One who has fully realized the Self and is able to impart the Knowledge of the Self to others); attain Self Realization from Him, then remain in His satsang. With Him, all your goals in life will be accomplished, all your puzzles will be solved, and you will attain liberation.
Questioner : What goal must a human being have?
Dadashri: Liberation should be the only goal. You do want liberation don't you? For how much longer do you want to keep on wandering aimlessly? You have done just this for infinite lives. You have not left any place to wander. You have wandered aimlessly between different gatis: janwar gati (animal kingdom), manushya gati (human form) and devagati (celestial form). Why did you have to suffer such endless wanderings? Because you have not known your true identity; you have not known the answer to "Who Am I?" Should you not know your Real Self? Despite your extensive wanderings of countless lives, you do not even know who you really are. Is making money your only goal in life? Should you not be making a little attempt towards liberation?
Questioner : Yes, an effort should be made.
Dadashri: Is there not a need then to become independent? How long can you be in such bondage?
Questioner : I believe it is not necessary to become independent but rather to understand the need for becoming independent.
Dadashri: Yes, that understanding is necessary. It is enough to understand it just once. Even if you cannot become independent, at least there is a need to understand it, right? Independence will come later on but for the time being the understanding is enough.
Reference: Book Name: Who Am I? (Page #29 Last Paragraph, Page #30, Paragraph #1-6)
1) The essence of human life is to come into one's nature of the Self (Soul), get awakened and remain only in 'Self'.
2) Having born as a human, one has to distinguish between, 'what is of the Self', and 'what is of the non-Self'.
You can meet the current living Gnani Purush Pujya Deepakbhai and obtain all the answers to your spiritual questions from him. Then you can decide what your goals in life should be.