Sri Sathya Sai Vrindawith Love, at His service

What is the purpose of human life? – Divine Discourse Summary – Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, Gulbarga, Karnataka – August 18, 2019

The biggest reason why human birth is the most sacred and rare is because only human beings can realise their Divinity, can know that they are not different from God. Therefore, it is extremely important to know the reason why this human birth has been given and to live according to that purpose. This is the first blessing that you have received that out of all the species, you are born as a human being. Leading a life in a Divine way, leading a life that takes us towards God, makes us realise our Divinity – that is the only speciality, that is the only thing that makes human life better life than an animal one. You are all fortunate because you know what is the purpose of this human life and how to achieve this purpose.

You go to any campus of our any institution, ask any student however old or young, boy or girl, “What is the purpose of human life?” they will be able to tell it without any hesitation, “It is to know God, to realise God, to please God and ultimately become God.” It is extremely important that we know what is our goal, what is our destination, what is the purpose of life and accordingly, we should put the effort to reach there. In our journey of life, we may be very few people walking on the path of God but all others are immersed in only worldly pleasures, they are leading selfish lives. Just because majority of the people are going in the wrong path, you are not going to change your path if you want to reach God. If you have the faith and if you have the correct clarity in your life, just because all your friends and relatives are filled with only selfishness, they are walking on the life of pleasures of the world; you are not going to join them because you know surely you want to reach God.

We should love God and not fear God, we have to love God and fear sin or wrong-doing. When you love someone, you want to always make him happy, you do not want to make him sad. Therefore, when you love God, naturally you will develop fear of sin. Therefore, if you love God, always you will do things which will please God, you will always walk on the path of God. Look after (the children) well, they are the future of this country, they are the future of the world, they are the future of this mission. So thinking like that they are Swami’s property in your care, look after them with great care and concern. Till the last moment, we should live according to God’s wishes and make God happy, then we can also be blissful.