Why are we born? I get mails from people all across the world asking the reason for birth. One common denominator in all these mails is that everybody is in pain and are looking for that something more. Primarily there are two purposes to birth and they have not changed since creation began.
First is to go through experience. Experiences were created in the form of a physical body the physical creation and soul was sent to get that experience.
Second is to go back to where you started from because with every new life, your experiences are getting grosser. As times progress, the experiences will get worse and the pain will increase. Only when we choose to go back and look for a guru will the pain begin to reduce.
We must not forget that we are all linked to each other through the five elements, through collective consciousness, through oneness of the divine. It is our ego that separates us from others and makes us go through our own personal experiences. It is okay to experience but it is not okay to desire the same experience over and over again which will definitely happen if there is no guru.
There is no third purpose to birth. Any third purpose – relationships, friends, spouses or children – is not going to work. Relationships are frivolous and short-term. They will deteriorate in a few years or maybe a lifetime. But they will definitely be over by the next birth and you will be looking for something different and will experience more pain in the process.
Yogi Ashwini is an authority on the vedic sciences and the author of ‘Sanatan Kriya—The Ageless Dimension.’ He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.