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Everyone wants to know their purpose in life, and to find meaning in living. If you look deeply, you can find the way to discover your purpose, the find meaning in being alive. Yet, that only emerges in an exact way.

Most people believe that if they follow their traditional morals, they will get everything they need in life and when they die they will go to heaven, and that this is the purpose of life. In Hinduism, this is believed to be the meaning of the four purusharthas, which people call the "four desires" or "four aims" of life.  The purushartas are dharma, artha, kama, and moksha, and are commonly believed to mean "morals, wealth, pleasure, and entry to heaven." Yet when we study the actual terms and scriptures, we discover that their meaning is much deeper, and corresponds exactly with what was taught by Jesus, Buddha, Moses, and other great teachers. 

“…take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the ethnos [multitudes] seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of Theos, and his dikaiosynē [dharma]; and all these things shall be added unto you.” —Matthew 6

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"When we are in the physical world, we must learn to be awake from moment to moment. We then live awakened and self-conscious from moment to moment in the internal worlds, both during the hours of the sleep of the physical body and also after death."