What if you found out your purpose in life was meaningless?

Discussion in 'Spirituality & Sexuality & Philosophy' started by Padawanbater2, Oct 6, 2017.

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    Drowning-Man

    Drowning-Man Well-Known Member

    But when these people are hateful vampires, 8 billion of them, you can't fight that army.
     
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    alltatup

    alltatup Member

    I stay human, don't I? That's my job. Discern when to fight and when to bend like a blade of grass in a hurricane. I don't think I'd want to live if I believed that I had no power, but I do believe I have power or energy, which I have to cultivate daily, just like my cannabis plants. Cannabis helps me to see who's who, so I can figure out how to use my power as opposed to allowing myself to be drained (of blood or energy.....)
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    well this thread went to hell, time to quit watching it
     
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    Mr Blamo

    Mr Blamo Well-Known Member

    Everyone has a purpose imo.
    Mine was looking after ill family members till they past.
    I have buried all my immediate family. I'm the last one.
     
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    alltatup

    alltatup Member

    Bye roger; hope you find a fun thread.
     
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    Padawanbater2

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    So do you think you still have a purpose? What happens when your purpose has passed? You brought up an interesting qeustion
     
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    Mr Blamo

    Mr Blamo Well-Known Member

    You enjoy life is what you do.Knowing you did what you were put here to do.
    Some people put sick loved ones in a home. Some in hospitals.
    My immediate family members did not want to die in a retirement home or hospitals.
    I respected that from them. I did what I had to do. Gave up my life for them even though I knew it was a losing battle.
    I have no regrets, its because I did what they all asked.
    I stayed strong.
    Was the hardest thing in life I have done.

    Did pot help me to go through all the sadness.
    It sure did.

    I do have some sadness still, holidays are hard and birthdays etc.
    But inside I know what I did for my loved ones is why I have no regret.

    So that was my purpose in life. Now I enjoy life the best I can.
    Your life isn't over after you find your purpose and complete.
     
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    Drowning-Man

    Drowning-Man Well-Known Member

    After smoking DMT hundreds of times I lost all hope for this life and the future. Ignorance truly is bliss.
     
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    NevaSmokedOut

    NevaSmokedOut Well-Known Member

    Life itself is a cycle no different than death being inevitable. If life is truly meaningless, are we just abstracts of some omnipotent force? Are our dreams ways of labelling our mere existence as "useful". I really stopped caring to answer life's harshest questions before I became parent simply because pondering about prevents progression. A person's life most think has to be meaningful by their number of feats and achievements that should be engraved in history, but just living by your way can be considered something of an achievement. If I am a pawn in some cosmic chess board, so be it. I will move according to my own will since I possess the choice to do so.
     
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    Padawanbater2

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    Pondering about life's harshest questions prevents progression?

    Could you elaborate on that?

    I think many people believe their life's meaning depends on their achievements in life, but I don't believe that's true. I think meaning is personal, what you make of it yourself. You only have one life. It's yours to do what you want with. What gives it worth is not self sacrifice or nationalism. What gives it worth, I think, is what you truly believe to be right, and acting on it specifically to make the world a better place than you found it.
     
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    NevaSmokedOut

    NevaSmokedOut Well-Known Member

    One does not simply learn the facts of life by trying to break down its laws and factors. Metaphorically speaking the pot doesn't cook fast enough if your staring at it. Experiences is one of cornerstones of wisdom, which helps us get an idea of life's various intricacies and those stranger than fiction moments, hence the progression needed for us to better comprehend the universe we dwell in. As for doing what believe is right is a simple jest of morality, ever changing like what's trending on facebook.
     
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    Buddha2525

    Buddha2525 Well-Known Member

    Why does the OP think his life is meaningless? If you can change just one life for the better it's not meaningless. Think about it. Logically, nothing should exist. Yet, here we are, and you can read this reply. So that is proof that there's a definite meaning to this life, your life, my life and all life. But, if you think bad thoughts, when you "die" your "essence" which makes the OP the OP will get all confused, and take many many more life times before you become intelligent enough for enlightenment as a possibility.

    When you become confused at death, depending on if you tried to mostly do good, you are given compassion by the Buddhas and have another go at it, and get it right. But if you're bad, you go to one of the hells and must realize your wrongs, and eventually get another go too. Then if you commit suicide, you go to the "hell" of suicide, where you suffer for the ignorance wasting this opportunity not to your fullest.

    Unlike what other religions say though, if you do end up at death where you don't want, it's not permanent, and you eventually will understand and get out. It's not eternal suffering, liberation (Nirvana) is possible for all!

    Therefore, don't say "what if my life is meaningless," instead, "I want to make this place a better place." Then you try the best you can, and eventually you will end this suffering in Samsara of endless rebirth and become a Buddha.

    Everyone, including the self doubting OP has what's called a Tathagata-garbha, which mean the "womb" or "seed" of a Buddha. This is inside us all, but because of Maya (illusion) we don't realize we are in fact already a Buddha.

    That doesn't mean we should say, "the Buddha said I'm a Buddha, so I need to do nothing." That's wrong! It's like having a gold mine and saying, "because I own a gold mine, the gold is there, so I don't need to mine it." Nope, you still need to cultivate proper Dharma and actually realize Buddhahood.

    Take care,

    Namo Amituofo!
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    That's just like, your opinion, man...

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Buddha2525

    Buddha2525 Well-Known Member

    Isn't that the point of this forum section?

    Would you rather I posted some meme showing Keanu Reeves saying from Bill and Ted, "What if, this is only a movie, and we can't go back in time to get bodacious babes, and when we die, we are nothing." Woah!

    So it's bad to tell someone to knock off the emo self loathing existential douchebaggery and get on with taking your life one day at a time not knowing if it's pointless, but is pointless if you keep up the negative thoughts?

    Hmmm?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    It's a movie quote.

    Relax, brother.

    Watch The Big Lebowski and you'll be in on the joke.
     
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    Buddha2525

    Buddha2525 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, man. I was too busy reading my sutras and sitting in the corner meditating while masturbating to watch that movie. :(
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Lol you know what? I haven't watched it, either!

    It's enough of an icon that various quotes have made it into the cultural zeitgeist.
     
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    Srirachi

    Srirachi Well-Known Member

    Transcendental masturbation aside, if I found out my purpose in life was to not matter, I'd say I've been extremely successful!

    I think our actions give meaning to our life which would in fact be completely meaningless without our effort to make it into something else. Lump of clay and all that. So every day I see as meaningless until I put meaning to it with my intentions and actions. IOW, nothing would change for me.
     

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