By Sri Madhusudan Sai
Purpose of Life
As the young lady volunteer walked in to the room and conveyed her gratitude to Swami for having given her a new direction in life which otherwise would have been wasted away, she said tearfully, "Swami! Thank you so much for giving me a purpose in my life."
The master of words was quick to reply, "Yes dear one! The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
I wondered how this simple play of words conveyed the highest truth. Most of the youth today not knowing where to go, lose their way following the crowds. In such times Swami comes to their rescue by showing them a higher way of leading their lives. He travels around the world inspiring many to join service activities, engage in higher joys of loving and serving God and ultimately experience the oneness with all creation.
Just the other day Swami was looking out of the window in Fiji, and remarked, "Look, those ships that are sailing towards the harbour in the dark. They are being guided by the light house that indicates the shores and avoids accidents. Today, My Ashrams that are being established around the world will be light houses guiding humanity towards their goal of God.”
Yes, Swami is here teaching us to lead a life of purpose, let's make 'following Him' the only purpose of our lives.