Question: How do we understand our ultimate goal?Goalless

Speaker: Your ultimate goal is to come to goalessness.

As you are, you are bound to have goals. I cannot advice you to not to have goals. Because it is impossible for you. It is impractical for you. You will need goals. Given your constitution, your stage in life, the makeup of your mind, you will need goals. And if you must have a goal then the goal must be goalessness.

Till the time you have goals, keep telling yourself- “I am not yet done.” You have reached the goal when you forget everything about goals. You will have goals and if you must have goals then this is the goal to have- “Can I go beyond this goal? Can I really see what this goal is?”

Whenever you will enquire into a goal, you will only see its falseness. But that does not mean that you will quickly become goalless. Maya is not so easy to defeat. She will come up with a more lucrative goal, a more secure goal, and a more impenetrable goal. You cannot penetrate it or argue against it. Now you will have to raise yourself up. Bring yourself to a point where you can defeat even this goal. Where you can see that even this goal is not worth it. That will require effort, that will require dedication and that will require a lot of sharp intelligence.

When goals presents themselves, the foolish one starts chasing them and the really intelligent mind examines it. In the process of examining it, it may even move a few steps towards it, which is alright. If I want to examine something, I might want to go towards it but it never blindly rushes towards the goal. When you examine the goal, you go beyond them. A point comes when goals are no longer relevant and that is the ultimate goal.

~ Excerpts from a Samvaad session. Edited for clarity.

Watch at:- Prashant Tripathi: What is one’s ultimate goal in life?

Read more articles on this topic:

Article 1                                             Article 2                                                 Article 3

5 thoughts on “What is one’s ultimate goal in life?

  1. The above has been a very intense of questions that one has to deal at times, a silent evening or a lonely holiday and even a dissatisfying hour at work leaves this thought knocking on your head. I thank Shri Prashant for such beautiful explanation of this question.

    Like

  2. Reblogged this on healthysorrows and commented:
    he above has been a very intense of questions that one has to deal at times, a silent evening or a lonely holiday and even a dissatisfying hour of work in your office leaves this thought knocking on your head. so here is some insight into this question.

    Like

    1. There are various opportunities to connect to and meet Acharya Prashant. These are:

      1. Meet the Master:

      Meet the Master program is rare opportunity to meet Acharya Prashant personally, either physically or online. To meet the Master, send your application, write to requests@prashantadvait.com or contact: Ms. Anoushka Jain: +91-9818585917.

      2. Advait Learning Camps:

      Advait Learning Camps are monthly retreats organized under Acharya Prashant’s guidance. These camps are about spending four days and three nights in the lap of nature, while reading, reflecting, learning and evolving. So far, scores of ALCs have been organised in places like Rishikesh, Mukteshwar, Jim Corbett National Park, Chopta, KainchiDham, etc.
      Additionally, we organize dedicated bonding camps for kids and parents. To participate in the camp, write an e-mail to requests@prashantadvait.com, or call: Sh. Anshu Sharma at +91-8376055661.

      3. Course in Realization:

      Course in Realization, a classroom-based learning program led by Acharya Prashant, is an initiative towards disseminating clarity and intelligence in the world. In this course, a rigorous study of a scripture or a saint is undertaken each month.
      To join in, send your application, write to requests@prashantadvait.com or contact: Sh. Apaar: +91-9818591240

      4. Month of Awakening:

      For those who cannot attend sessions physically, the foundation does online streaming of few selected sessions via Skype or Webinar. Known as Month of Awakening, this facility offers live streaming of sessions and helps seekers listen to Acharya-Ji while being where they are.
      To receive the blessing, send your application to requests@prashantadvait.com or contact: Ms. Anoushka Jain: +91-9818585917

      5. Blessings from Beyond:

      Weekends with Acharya Prashant brings you the unique opportunity for a 2 day 2 night stay with the Master every month at Advait Ashram, Greater Noida. The getaway involves two mystical days of dynamic activities, explorations of the self, sports, meditative reading, deep reflections, midnight walks and more.
      To get a taste of the beyond, register yourself at requests@prashantadvait.com or contact Ms. Anu Batra:+91-9555554772

      6. Triyog:

      Daily morning 2 hour Yog feast for your total well-being. Comprising of
      Hatha Yog, Bhakti Yog and Gyan Yog.

      Send your application, write to: requests@prashantadvait.com Or to register: Contact: Shri Kundan Singh: +91-9999102998
      Venue: Advait Bodhsthal, Greater Noida, India.

      This reply comes to you from volunteers of PrashantAdvait Foundation who maintain this channel.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s