Who? Who Am I? is the biggest question that a Vedantin asks himself. Till he finds the answer to that question, he keeps searching through various studies, meditation and reflection. The first stage in this quest is to understand that the subject I is different from the objects mind, body and intellect and finding out the reality of the subject and the impermanent nature of the objects.
What? What life has to offer will always be a mystery and to treat the future with a positive attitude without being afraid.
Where? Where life takes you to go cheerfully and with excitement will make you a wonderful person, ie, a person full of wonder.
Why? Why things happen should always be allowed to be a mysterious and accepted as the reason for our being here.
When? When life deals you with eggs, making omelettes will make you strong enough to handle all the other Ws in this list.
I have suggested this week’s topic. You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs. Maria, Pravin, Ashok and Shackman.
16 thoughts on “Life’s Questions.”
How did I screw things up so badly to end up here is the main question I face daily. I am still working on the list for that one.
You will find your answers eventually Shackman. I haven’t the slightest doubt on that score.
I dealt with the “Who” when I was in high school. It was a blessing to get started on that so early.
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That is indeed amazing. My quest started when I was 35!
Was greeted several times today with “How are you?”, and I greeted a few back the same way. I usually stop and reflect on the deeper meaning when someone asks me “How are you?”. Perhaps I should do some variants and ask “What are you?” or “Why are you?”
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I usually answer that question with the reply – “How much time do you have?” But you may hit on an amazing way to get people interested!
I’m ok with “who” I am and so far I seem to manage the “what” but I would like to eventually understand the “whys”, even if it takes a while.
This is a good post, there is enough challenge in it to keep a person thinking for a very long time
I hope that your thinking will take you to further enquiry kylie. It is a fascinating journey.
I followed the links (as always) rummy.
and am reminded once again that you take complication and freshen it with your own wonderful simplicity and knowledge. like a point of light. I like that.
I have never really worried or wondered much the why of existence.
it’s more like … I’m here. ok. how can I make the best of it?
assuming Samadhi is the final goal.
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Thank you Tammy.
Samadhi when you are alive and kicking but the eventual goal is Moksha
When I looked at some of your links, I realised how vast the subject is – and unless you are a student of it continually it would be hard to just dip and get the full essence.
As you know I am a continuous student of my life, it is forever changing although not in a bad way (of recent times) and my ideal metaphor as such “is to try and go with the flow” – sometimes that puts me in differing category of who/why/where/when but then that means that my life is one of “living/change” – but whether I take up the challenge depends on much on something else.
I expect you can see the “flow” isn’t always on the straight and narrow 🙂
Nothing is ever on the straight and narrow. The idea is to be on the journey. The longer you stay on it, the more you enjoy the experience.
Is there really a conclusive answer to that question? We need to leave room in our exploration for the changes we will go through as we age. Nothing is cast in stone.
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Absolutely. I think that I have addressed that issue under “What”.
For me, life’s questions are not so much about myself and my life as about all the misery and pain and misfortune that others are subject to. My questions every day are, Why does it have to be like this? Why can’t we run the world in such a way that everyone gets what they need in life? Why do some people grab as much as they can for themselves at other people’s expense?
Sure! If that works for you, go ahead and keep asking those questions. I however doubt that we will get answers any time soon.
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