I was in an ISKCON lecture, when a girl stood up and asked a question to the sage, speaking on spiritual solutions, the question was – what is the aim of our life? For the sage, it was a very-good-question, easily linkable to god and spirituality. However, I feel this was the crappiest question to ask while a lecture. What is the aim of our life? Really? Isn’t it obvious? The aim of life, is ‘to live’, which is why the term life is coined, because it means living or they could have called it anything chair, table, laptop and hundred other names. Why life? Because we are bound to live it, no matter what happens and how it happens. So why don’t we live it then, live it the way we want, do the things which makes us happy, work hard to get all those resources to reach at such stage and stop living in nightmares but start living in dreams.
Now, I, here by, am not declaring a war of the words with the existing fashion of living, but I have my allegations to it.
Since every other religious institute in the world has his own interpretation of Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta. I, in my conscience, resent to follow those interpretations as those are interpretations inspired from only the motives of the interpreter. For example, for a murderer, Geeta could bestow him with a divine consent to kill, just like it bestowed the same on Arjun-“By killing these people, you are freeing them of worldly illusions, as the ultimate thing is soul, a part of god, invincible in all aspects.”
The most famous quote from Geeta is “Karm karo, fal ki chinta mat karo” (Do you duty, without concerning about results). Therefore, as a human bearing almost a century of life, I found the simplest interpretation of this statement - that you should live, live your life the way that makes you happy and stop worrying about God, Moksha, heaven, hell and fifteen other afterlife worries, and think about it, why the god would give us such a long life if he would have wanted us not to live it with true freedom and spend our days and nights chanting-cum-dancing on songs which, literally, harasses the whole concept of melodious music. However, if one is really into whole this old men terrifically repeating same lines fifty times in a song, he has every right to do it.
Also, while we are on it, I would also like to point it that life is too short if you want to enjoy it and too long for believing in blind-faith-bearing illusions. I am not implying to stop believing in god, I am implying to start respecting the gift of god. However, if someone is looking for a debate, my gates are always open for a fair discussion.