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Old February 26th, 2002, 07:41 PM   #1
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why are we here on earth/purpose of life

I would like to receive reactions of something I read (in Dutch and will translate in English) written by Isabel Allende and that expressed in word exactly what I believe in.

"The purpose of life is that our soul learns something from our experiences in the areas of love, hate, missing, pain, sex, death, sorrow, joy, ambition and whatelse you can name.
And then, when we die, our soul continues to live in a different form to learn yet other things.
I see it this way, that what men calls God is an ocean of consciousness and spirituality and we are but drops in that ocean who than take the form of a human during life on this earth and when we die we go back to this ocean and bring with us everything we learned in that human form. "
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Old March 3rd, 2002, 11:10 PM   #2
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hi bonbinino
Islam teaches us that we are created only to worship God.
Worshiping God is a very wide expression, it does not mean just praying....but it includes every deed we do...if we do it to please God then this is worship even smiling in your sister's face..or visiting a sick person ...or putting away something that harm people in their way(like a rock or banana peel)... or saying a nice word ....and even going to work....because you want to gain money so you will feed yourself and your family ....all these deeds pleases God and it is a kind of worship if you have the intention....you take reward for it in the hereafter!and this is why we were created....to worship God




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I would like to receive reactions of something I read (in Dutch and will translate in English) written by Isabel Allende and that expressed in word exactly what I believe in.

"The purpose of life is that our soul learns something from our experiences in the areas of love, hate, missing, pain, sex, death, sorrow, joy, ambition and whatelse you can name.
And then, when we die, our soul continues to live in a different form to learn yet other things.
I see it this way, that what men calls God is an ocean of consciousness and spirituality and we are but drops in that ocean who than take the form of a human during life on this earth and when we die we go back to this ocean and bring with us everything we learned in that human form. "
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Old March 4th, 2002, 07:10 PM   #3
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i don't think it will only be found in one religion, but all religions have the same basic, it is only interpreted in different manners by different people,very often to control others, thats why it is getting out of hand. You are right about the smile, the work, the good deed, but you will also get your rewards in this life by the way you act, when you bring a smile you will also feel happy and you don't have to wait for the afterlife.
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Old June 10th, 2002, 01:15 AM   #4
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(spoken)
Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,
And things seem hard or tough,
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,
(sung)
And you feel that you've had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough,

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at 900 miles an hour.
It's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned,
The sun that is the source of all our power.
Now the sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,
Are moving at a million miles a day,
In the outer spiral arm, at 40,000 miles an hour,
Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars;
It's a hundred thousand light-years side to side;
It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick,
But out by us it's just three thousand light-years wide.
We're thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point,
We go 'round every two hundred million years;
And our galaxy itself is one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.

(waltz)

Our universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
In all of the directions it can whiz;
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!
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Old March 25th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #5
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Mari333,

Do you know where I can listen to that cute song? There's a similar one (perspective-wise) by the US artist, Nilson-it was on the movie, The Point, entitled Think About Your Troubles. This was in the 60's or 70's.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #6
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Me I am agree with Nietzsche, who was thinking in the overman, the purpose of the man is to raise himself, like all beings in the Earth, grow to reach to sun, same as the flower, raising hardly to the sky from the asphalt near the road, to become beautiful. By many ways, like the writing, the art, help people, the musique, the creation, to let something from ourself to the immortality and make people's life in the future, after we pass away maybe better and bring them something pretty.

"For what purpose humanity is there should not even concern us : why you are there, that you should ask yourself : and if you have no ready answer, then set for yourself goals, high and noble goals, and perish in pursuit of them! I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible..."
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Old July 6th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #7
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Me I am agree with Nietzsche, who was thinking in the overman, the purpose of the man is to raise himself, like all beings in the Earth, grow to reach to sun, same as the flower, raising hardly to the sky from the asphalt near the road, to become beautiful. By many ways, like the writing, the art, help people, the musique, the creation, to let something from ourself to the immortality and make people's life in the future, after we pass away maybe better and bring them something pretty.

"For what purpose humanity is there should not even concern us : why you are there, that you should ask yourself : and if you have no ready answer, then set for yourself goals, high and noble goals, and perish in pursuit of them! I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible..."
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