Sunday, September 25, 2011

Purpose Of Life (Continued)

(If you havn't read the orignal click here)

Consider first Requirement ie “Every cell (Person) must do its work/duty”.At this point my friend Gogia might say that whatever is his duty or work is, IS his purpose and finding that out is the main question. I would like you to appreciate that the first requirement is not the ONLY requirement and also according to me the requirement that requires least focus and energy. For example I don’t have to tell my kidney cell time and again that he needs to purify my blood, it’s something that comes to it naturally and dose automatically. So what is your work/duty? If answering that is difficult try to answer “What you do automatically”. If you can’t find the answer right away don’t even bother. In a moment I will tell you why.

Next requirement is to help those in the same organ to do their work/duty so that the “multicellular organism” can survive. By organ, it can mean those in the same commercial organization, same field or living in same locality, country planet. By help I don’t mean you do their work but creating the situation where others can do their work/duty. This might take form of showing somebody in your office how to do certain work, by giving materialistic support to a person who is in need of it (at the same time ensuring that he becomes self-sufficient) etc. At this point I would like you to highlight that DON’T spend all your energy at this expectation.
Gogia may again say that a thief may have negative effect on the society and thus the multicellular organism. For thieves his work/duty is to do whatever they do, but societies work/task is to punish them (as it comes naturally to society). Who is to say what is right and what is wrong.

Third (and according to me the most important) requirement: the evolution. By evolution I mean improvement of cell and thus the organ and thus the multicellular organism. Improvement can be learning better way to do the work, FINDING new and better way to do the work, and acquiring new skill and/or CHANGING your task to suit newly acquired understanding/skills. This is the task that requires most energy (you know learning isn’t easy) and demands most creativity from our side. Also as “you can always change your work” you need not worry about the initial choice you make. Just make a choice and always fulfill the three requirement.

Purpose of Life

Yesterday night I was unable to sleep. Probably because too much of coffee or sleep or both. Adding to the insomnia, the the question about “purpose and meaning of life” started to puzzle my mind.

If I could answer the question that “What GOD expects from us?” it seemed that probably the same shall be answer to my original question regarding “purpose and meaning of life”. (Please read on even if you call GOD by any other name or even if you don’t believe in GOD)

Firstly I needed to define God. (I am in no way implying that it is possible to define GOD. We just need to model that can help us in our enquiry). The most suitable answer that appeared to my mind was: He is combined consciousness of all living and non-living beings.
Assuming that you can appreciate the above model, to answer our question “What GOD expects from us?”  we have to find:
1)     Something/somebody that is combined consciousness of a lot of living being and
2)     What he/she expects from those living being that are its constituent.
For the answer to first question we don’t have to look too far. From our basic knowledge of Biology we know that we consist of billions of cells and thus you and I are combined consciousness of these cells. In fact any multicellular living being is combined consciousness of its cells.

The second question is quite tricky. Because it says  “What does any multicellular organism expect from EVERY SINGLE ONE of its cells?”. The answer to this can run into millions of pages but they boil down to:
1)     Every cell must do its work/duty.
2)     The cell should help other in the organ to do their work and so that organ as a whole can do its work better in the system, so that multicellular organism can survive.
3)     It should evolve and help multicellular organism evolve
I think we can’t ask anything more from the poor cell.

Note that other expectations like faster recovery from injury, improving multicellular organisms’ chances of reproduction and even supernatural powers are covered in above.

Hence, above three shall be GOD’s expectations from us and thus by implication our purpose.

Lastly the most important question according to Einstein was “Why did GOD create the universe?” .
Probably for the same three reasons.

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