The Good Life

According to the practical philosophy of the Yoga of Self-knowledge, life has a definite goal. It is to awaken to our identity with that enlightened state of consciousness in which there is ultimate fulfilment of all the longings of our being. What are these longings? For knowledge, for achievement, for love, for happiness, for security. This satisfaction is ultimate. We know: ‘I have achieved all that was to be achieved, I have known all that was to be known. I have found perfect peace—shanti.’ This fulfilment does not fade or change with time. It is a state of being that is both sublime and as natural as coming home, the supreme security based on the realisation of our true Self.

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This article is from the Winter 2021 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.