Sadhguru answers a question about the purpose of life and explains why having a "god-given" purpose will only restrict life.
Questioner: Okay, I am not sure. I am just like describing it’s… kind of seems like there are people kind of know that…that’s what…that’s what he meant to do, and I just… I don’t get that and I am just… I don’t… I am in this path where am I. Okay, so, what’s… what’s for me the purpose of life, if you can give an insight on that? Thank you.
Sadhguru: Isn't it fantastic that if there is no purpose, you have nothing to fulfill, you can just live? Hmm? No, but you want a purpose and not a simple purpose, you want a God-given purpose. (Laughter) It's very dangerous. People who think they have a God-given purpose are doing the cruelest things on the planet. Yes or no? They are doing the most horrible things and they’ve always been doing the most horrible things because when you have a God-given purpose, life here becomes less important than your purpose.
No, life is important. Life is important - when I say life, I am not talking about your family, your work, what you do, what you do not do, you party - I am not talking about that as life. This is life, isn't it? Life is within you or around you? The… the ambiance of life - you’re mistaking the ambiance of life for life. Your home, your family, your workspace, your party - this is all ambiance of life. This is not life, isn't it? Yes or no?