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    What is life's purpose?

    What is life's purpose? I have an answer from Lifechanyuan vlaues. Do you agree? What is your life purpose?

    Life unfolds from two purposes:
    The first purpose is to make Life happy, joyous, free, and blessed.
    The second is to allow LIFE to extend and develop into a higher space.


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    Re: What is life's purpose?

    I definitely agree with the first one. I try to live a positive life and be happy as much as I can. And also spread the happiness by helping people when I can.

    I also have a personal goal to always keep developing myself. There is always something to learn. The more you know, the better you can understand other people.

    What do you mean exactly by the second purpose? To allow life to extend and develop into a higher space?

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    Re: What is life's purpose?

    I'm more of the opinion that life has no purpose.
    We are all these things [...]. Pride, desire, compassion, cleverness, belligerence, fruitfulness, loyalty...and guilt. But above it all stands love. And if we desire to be more than human, that is the star by which we must set our sights.

    Questions of science, science and progress, do not speak as loud as my heart.

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    “Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.”

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    Re: What is life's purpose?

    It's cheese.

    I applaud those who make it, but life is all about eating it.


    Especially hard, aged cheese, like parmesian and assiago. If cheese is scarce, the purpose of life is to enjoy any food - and cool, clean water, or beer.

    And sex. That matters, too.
    Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

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    i think he has defined life fairly well,thanks B. De.
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    Re: What is life's purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    I'm more of the opinion that life has no purpose.
    In a philosophical sort of way, I agree with this.

    Biologically, however, I'm of the opinion that the purpose of life is to have a 3rd generation within whatever mating system one's species has evolved.

    Religiously thought, I'm with the idea that life is simply the manner in which the universe learns about itself.

    To borrow from Babylon 5,


    Or, from Carl Sagan,

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    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

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    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

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    Re: What is life's purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleanor View Post
    I definitely agree with the first one. I try to live a positive life and be happy as much as I can. And also spread the happiness by helping people when I can.

    I also have a personal goal to always keep developing myself. There is always something to learn. The more you know, the better you can understand other people.

    What do you mean exactly by the second purpose? To allow life to extend and develop into a higher space?
    Do you believe in the anti-matter world? Do you believe in the Greateast Creator. Here the higher space refers to heaven. Please refer to below part of an article.

    By Xuefeng
    from Lifechanyuan corpus
    Till now, humans are familiar with only one side of the space; namely, they only know the space of the material world and don’t understand the space in the antiworld. We falsely believe that only the environment on the Earth is suitable for human living. And after landing on the Moon and taking photos of the Mars, we are, after short-time excitement, sad to feel that the neighbors of the Earth are not suitable for human living and it is an impossible task to reach the more distant planets.
    Tragedies happen frequently due to our knowledge shortage of the Negative Universe. Our confusion about the future has limited our vision within the present time and current life. All of life we live in hurry, worry and tension, neglecting the life value and meaning and mess our life which should have been beautiful.
    The science and technology has been developing rapidly, such as the virtual space of Internet, nanometer technology, cloning, genetic code and decoding, Harper telescopic photos of the outer space, and applications of atomic and ionic energy. The development should have stimulated the human thinking and led us to know the antimatters, negative space, the life meaning and the establishment of a brand new value system, giving us a better, easier and more enlightened life. Nevertheless, the achievements in science and technology have strengthened the people’s consciousness of material existence, hindered us from probing into the Negative Universe, made the people busier, more nervous and worried; the relationship between humans and the society is closer, the relationship between humans themselves are more intensified; the human freedom is much reduced; people are kept farther away from their natural attributes and closer to the robotic features.
    The human beings are now on an accelerating train without brakes. Even those old farmers living in the most distant areas have to take the express train whether they are willing or not. The driving force of the train comes from the human beings but the bio-robots will drive and manage the train, mechanizing all the people on it.
    We find it difficult to understand the Negative Space and think it belongs to the unreliable metaphysics. In fact, when our wisdom is upgraded to a certain “degree”, we can “see” it. The human eyes can only see the light rays ranging between 400 mm and 700 mm length, and human ears can only hear the sound ranging between 20 and 20,000 Hz. Frequency. There is no water in the middle of the sea swirls. The center of the hurricane is at great peace. So we can’t conclude those we can’t see do not exist, or those we can’t hear are silent. Everyone has dreams. Are you really there in your own dream? If not, why do you have consciousness in the strange dream environment with desires and emotions? If yes, then who is the guy lying on the bed? So the sleeping person on the bed and the moving person in the dream are all “you”. The only difference is that you are in different spaces. The space in the dream is the Negative Space.
    There are many negative spaces in the Universe and dream space is only one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    I'm more of the opinion that life has no purpose.
    This answer is common. We know that we don't merely live for money, for beauty ,for power, for our children, for the country....., we just in a mess.

    below are from Lifechanyuan corpus, "
    The eight logical inferences that prove the existence of the Greatest Creator"
    Everything has a purpose for its existence, and the ultimate purpose is the Greatest Creator
    The purpose of microorganism is to enrich soil and corrode objects, the purpose of the soil is to nurture plants, the purpose of plants is to provide food for insects and other animals, and the overall purpose of animals and plants is to serve mankind. Then what is the purpose of mankind?
    Everything that man makes has a purpose. Automobiles provide transportation, telephones provide communications, clothes keep us from cold, houses offer space for sheltering and man has created tens of thousands of articles to serve mankind. Then what is the purpose of man?
    The purpose of the entire Milky Way Galaxy is to serve several special stellar systems, one of them being the solar system. The purpose of the solar system is to provide service for the earth, and the earth has only one purpose—to serve mankind. Then whom does mankind serve?
    The sun, the moon, the oceans, the air, the land, and the ozonosphere have all existed to serve mankind. Even the ultimate purpose of the existence of flies, mosquitoes, and rats is to serve mankind. The killing viruses are also for the purpose of maintaining the balance of mankind. Then what is the purpose of mankind?
    Everything in the material world is for the purpose of serving mankind.Then are we perfectly justified to enjoy all this as a supreme being? Is there no purpose for our existence?
    Don’t we humans have a purpose in keeping cattle, horses, pigs, goats, chickens and ducks? Don’t we have a purpose in planting crops? Don’t we have any purpose in making planes, atomic bombs, and aircrafts? All man’s activities have definite purposes, and everything in the universe has its purpose for existence. Is man the only animal that does not have a purpose?
    Man’s existence also has a purpose—to serve the Greatest Creator!
    Why cannot we realize that our existence is to serve the Greatest Creator?
    This is just like the bees that we raise fail to realize that they are serving us, unless they have the thinking of man.
    We won’t know the purpose of man’s existence, unless we have the thinking of the Greatest Creator.
    In the history of man, only Jesus and Sakyamuni knew the Greatest Creator, Mohammed and Lao Tzu knew a little about the Greatest Creator.
    I will tell you clearly that the purpose of man’s existence is to serve the Greatest Creator. The ultimate purpose of all existences in the universe is for the Greatest Creator.
    After knowing the ultimate purpose of man’s existence, our life will have a purpose: to serve the Greatest Creator.
    Exist for the Greatest Creator and we will have a promising future; deviate from the Greatest Creator and our future will be a total darkness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    It's cheese.

    I applaud those who make it, but life is all about eating it.


    Especially hard, aged cheese, like parmesian and assiago. If cheese is scarce, the purpose of life is to enjoy any food - and cool, clean water, or beer.

    And sex. That matters, too.
    You mean we should experience as more as possible, this i agree. So long as you are satisfied with this.

    · The pursuits of happiness, joy, freedom, and blessing are perfectly justified rights, and leading such a Life is the wish of the Greatest Creator and is always a paramount goal of Life. Planning Life and understanding Life around this goal is in accordance with the Way of the Greatest Creator. Therefore, under the principles of reverence to the Greatest Creator, reverence to nature, and reverence to Life, any outlook on Life, morality, values, means, and ways that can make our Lives happy, joyous, free, and blessed are both proper and acceptable, but any outlook that hinders them are wrong and are unacceptable. In this way, our Lives are clear, and we will always distinguish truth from falseness in everything, and we will enjoy them without regrets.
    · The other purpose of Life is to extend LIFE to a higher level of space. Life is short, like a colt crossing the river. Centuries pass in the blink of an eye. If we are not sustained with a more ambitious ideal, if we do not aspire and pursue the celestial world, then we will be likely to lead befuddled lives, to commit sins, to become disillusioned and frustrated with the mortal world, will be prone to wander helplessly and grow dread, and end up going from bad to worse and unable to rise up after we fall. Therefore, when we go on self-refinement and self-cultivation and explore the mysteries of time-space and LIFE, we should also be moving toward heaven.
    In guiding us to trek and climb to the highest realm of Life and LIFE, Lifechanyuan is essentially discussing centering around these two purposes. If our Lives center on these two objectives, then we will feel clear-minded and enlightened and the cloud will be lifted.

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    Re: What is life's purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    In a philosophical sort of way, I agree with this.

    Biologically, however, I'm of the opinion that the purpose of life is to have a 3rd generation within whatever mating system one's species has evolved.

    Religiously thought, I'm with the idea that life is simply the manner in which the universe learns about itself.

    To borrow from Babylon 5,


    Or, from Carl Sagan,

    If Delenn says it, and Sagan backs it up, umma gonna label it "true."
    Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

    I can't do everything, but I can do something.

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    Re: What is life's purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivysunday View Post
    Do you believe in the anti-matter world? Do you believe in the Greateast Creator. Here the higher space refers to heaven. Please refer to below part of an article.

    By Xuefeng
    from Lifechanyuan corpus
    [...]
    The science and technology has been developing rapidly, such as thevirtual space of Internet, nanometer technology, cloning, geneticcode and decoding, Harper telescopic photos of the outer space, andapplications of atomic and ionic energy. The development should havestimulated the human thinking and led us to know the antimatters,negative space, the life meaning and the establishment of a brand newvalue system, giving us a better, easier and more enlightened life.


    Nevertheless,the achievements in science and technology have strengthened thepeople’s consciousness of material existence, hindered us fromprobing into the Negative Universe, made the people busier, morenervous and worried;
    I don't believe in heaven or a higher being who created us, a Creator or God. I think it's more the other way around, that humans created the divine, both around us and in ourselves. For me it's important to have a connection with that. It gives me strength.

    I do agree with most of the article. That humans live their lives in a much higher pace than we used to, because of technology. We need to take our moments to slow down. I do this by going to bed in time, doing yoga and meditating. Especially meditating helps me a lot to slow down and feel at peace.
    Last edited by Eleanor; 30 Sep 2018 at 00:11.

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    Re: What is life's purpose?

    This is just my opinion, so feel free to disagree with me if you want. I believe in God and a higher power. I believe that everybody have a different path to follow and soul-searching to find that path.

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