If we look at the objectives we strive for today, how many of them were created by men in order to further their own gain – financially, physically, or spiritually?
The purpose of man’s existence does not lie in the achievement or attainment of manmade objectives, but in the attainment of the objectives of natural origins.
For instance, one of man’s natural objectives is to procreate and to nurture that procreation. There are many other examples, some subjective, but mostly objective.
One’s ability to focus upon and attain man’s natural objectives is what leads to man’s ultimate objective of real happiness.
His concentration and attainment of man-made conditioned and programmed objectives leads to virtual happiness, the kind that doesn’t last.
This is the “hype” that we are conditioned and advertised to believe will result in real happiness when, most often, they only result in exterior changes.
That’s why in man’s most technologically advanced period in his history does he have less time despite invention after invention that have been touted to give him more time.
That’s why his medical centers are today’s greatest source of disease.
And that’s why, for all his advancements in psychology, philosophy, and psychiatry, is mental health at an all-time low!
Real happiness is the result of real growth, inner growth, the growth of the person, and not the growth of the things that the person acquires or employs.
The realization of this truth leads to a stress free life, free of inner conflict, and its ultimate realization, enlightenment, leads to ecstasy!